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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 17 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 3.08% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 3.33% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£200 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
Applications Support
County Antrim

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
60 77 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 92.31% 87.50% 92.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 40 46
Average daily rate £200 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.50% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £97 £251 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £433 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +36.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Equities
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security
2 1 (50.00%) Derivative
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (50.00%) Perl

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Equities
1 1 (50.00%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Solaris
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security
1 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper