The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff 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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 55 41 26
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -15
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 1 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.24% 1.93% 3.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 1.95% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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 Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff 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
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
414 308 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 97.64% 99.04% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 236 159
Average daily rate £338 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 13
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% -5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £14.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £22.50 £164.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Apache
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (25.00%) PHP
3 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) MySQL
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) JUnit
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) HTTPS
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (25.00%) SMTP
2 1 (25.00%) SSH
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) AdminStudio
1 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (25.00%) IntelliJ
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) JUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Maven
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Java EE
1 1 (25.00%) LAMP
1 1 (25.00%) SAML
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (25.00%) Cryptography
1 1 (25.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) PHP
1 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Ansible
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
1 1 (25.00%) SCSM
1 1 (25.00%) SCVMM
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Intune
1 1 (25.00%) yum
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (25.00%) VMware