The median contractor rate for a Applications Support was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Application Support
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 19 46
Rank change year-on-year -38 +27  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 1 36 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.25% 7.91% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 8.22% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 31 6
Median daily rate £425 £325 £223
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.76% +46.06%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.20 £41.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -32.06% +107.50%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Essex. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 380 438 443
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 94.06% 96.26% 97.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 234 236
Median daily rate £350 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% +11.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 50 53
Median hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +112.12% -52.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex that featured Applications Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in Essex

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Applications Support in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Support in Essex

Applications Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Support in Essex

Applications Support
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Colchester -1 1 £425 +22.30%
Applications Support
East of England

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Applications Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
1 2 (50.00%) MOS
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) VBA
2 1 (25.00%) SAP CO
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Billing
2 1 (25.00%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (25.00%) Statistics
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (25.00%) Front Office
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Acrobat
2 1 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (25.00%) SAP FI
2 1 (25.00%) Adobe
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
2 1 (25.00%) MCP
2 1 (25.00%) Windows

Applications Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) Acrobat
2 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP CO
1 1 (25.00%) SAP FI
1 1 (25.00%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Billing
2 1 (25.00%) Front Office
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
2 1 (25.00%) Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (25.00%) Statistics
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) MOS
2 1 (25.00%) MCP
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Adobe
2 1 (25.00%) SAP