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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 65 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.46% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £280 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -5.40%
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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 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
809 764 500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 93.42% 91.72% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 586 527 290
Average daily rate £375 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 53 40
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £13.70 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.19 £35.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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
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 22 May 2015, 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 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (60.00%) IIS
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) UNIX
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) JBoss
2 3 (60.00%) Apache
2 3 (60.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) J2EE
2 3 (60.00%) BEA
2 3 (60.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) ISA Server
2 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (60.00%) Ektron
3 2 (40.00%) Demand Management
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (40.00%) MySQL

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
1 3 (60.00%) IIS
1 3 (60.00%) JBoss
1 3 (60.00%) Apache
1 3 (60.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) MySQL
3 1 (20.00%) Siebel EIM
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) J2EE
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) UNIX
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) Demand Management
2 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
1 3 (60.00%) BEA
1 3 (60.00%) Ektron
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Sun
3 1 (20.00%) Siebel
3 1 (20.00%) Remedy