Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 25 July 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
England > North East
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 143 101
Rank change year-on-year +46 -42 -41
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 10 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.79% 0.61% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.67% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 1
North East median daily rate £338 £313 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.91% +42.16% -21.71%
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
North East median hourly rate - £15.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -31.11% -
England median hourly rate £28.75 £25.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +12.75% +21.43% +5.00%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North East. 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
North East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1201 2377 1580
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 94.42% 91.25% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 772 1497 933
North East median daily rate £366 £325 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.69% -11.56% +13.08%
10th Percentile £238 £224 £221
90th Percentile £531 £504 £538
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 118 115
North East median hourly rate £21.13 £27.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.74% +80.00% +3.45%
10th Percentile £10.02 £11.68 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £35.48 £26.15
England median hourly rate £18.10 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.74% +8.57% +2.94%

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings that featured Applications Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in the North East

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Support in the North East

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support in the North East over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Support in the North East

Applications Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Support in the North East

Applications Support
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 6 months to 25 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +46 6 £300 -4.08% 1
Applications Support
England

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 North East region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 7 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) Oracle
3 5 (50.00%) Windows
4 4 (40.00%) Linux
4 4 (40.00%) Shell Script
5 3 (30.00%) WebLogic
5 3 (30.00%) Perl
5 3 (30.00%) PHP
5 3 (30.00%) Network Management
5 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (30.00%) MySQL
6 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (20.00%) Statistics
6 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) Records Management
6 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (20.00%) PuTTY
6 2 (20.00%) WinSCP
6 2 (20.00%) VBA
6 2 (20.00%) ITIL
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (20.00%) Documentum
6 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
6 2 (20.00%) EDRMS
7 1 (10.00%) Change Management
7 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
7 1 (10.00%) SQLPlus

Applications Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (20.00%) Documentum
2 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (10.00%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) PuTTY
1 2 (20.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) MySQL
2 2 (20.00%) EDRMS
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (10.00%) SQLPlus
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Unix
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (30.00%) Network Management
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Records Management
2 2 (20.00%) Statistics
3 1 (10.00%) Application Packaging
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) High Availability
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (30.00%) Perl
3 3 (30.00%) PHP
4 2 (20.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) MCSE
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) VMware