The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol 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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 70 72 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.36% 0.11% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £310 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -
Applications Support
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol 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
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
817 829 771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 96.69% 95.29% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 601 517
Average daily rate £363 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.60% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £510 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 19 48
Average hourly rate £31.00 £13.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.46% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £46.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Applications Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Applications Support Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 9 (69.23%) Security Cleared
2 8 (61.54%) Java
2 8 (61.54%) SQL
3 6 (46.15%) Oracle
3 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
3 6 (46.15%) ITIL
3 6 (46.15%) Service Management
3 6 (46.15%) DV Cleared
3 6 (46.15%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (46.15%) Oracle Database
4 5 (38.46%) Windows
4 5 (38.46%) .NET
4 5 (38.46%) C#
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) Remedy
5 4 (30.77%) LiveLink
6 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
6 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
6 3 (23.08%) Citrix
6 3 (23.08%) C
6 3 (23.08%) Web Services
6 3 (23.08%) IIS
6 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
7 2 (15.38%) MS Access
7 2 (15.38%) Classic ASP
7 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
7 2 (15.38%) PHP
7 2 (15.38%) VBA
7 2 (15.38%) Finance
7 2 (15.38%) Intranet

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 (30.77%) LiveLink
2 3 (23.08%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Internet
1 2 (15.38%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle Database
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
3 2 (15.38%) MS Access
4 1 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) Web Services
3 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
3 2 (15.38%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) ITIL
1 6 (46.15%) Service Management
2 1 (7.69%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) Java
1 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) C#
3 3 (23.08%) C
4 2 (15.38%) PHP
4 2 (15.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) Security Cleared
2 6 (46.15%) DV Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) Remedy
3 3 (23.08%) Citrix