The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Applications Support in their job title over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 25 - 18
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 5 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 3.70% - 4.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.07% - 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Average daily rate
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£133 - £130
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £325 £250
% change year-on-year
-18.46% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £19.17 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-15.23% +5.04%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
123 90 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 91.11% 93.75% 97.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 40 58
Average daily rate £313 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £25.00 £13.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.18% -16.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Applications Support in the job title across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

Applications Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Applications Support Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

Applications Support
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region that cited Applications Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Support in their job title.

1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) UNIX
2 4 (80.00%) Sybase
2 4 (80.00%) WebLogic
2 4 (80.00%) J2EE
2 4 (80.00%) Java
3 3 (60.00%) Banking
4 2 (40.00%) Migration
5 1 (20.00%) CA SiteMinder
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region that cited Applications Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (80.00%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) Java
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
2 4 (80.00%) Sybase