The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cardiff region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank - - 29
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 0 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff - - 3.48%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Average daily rate
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- - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 £300
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
Job Titles Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
377 231 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 97.92% 93.52% 96.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 145 120
Average daily rate £350 £325 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.76% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £205 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 7
Average hourly rate £15.25 £13.87 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.94% -0.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Applications Support
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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 23 July 2014, 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 11 (78.57%) Finance
2 10 (71.43%) Windows
3 8 (57.14%) Banking
4 7 (50.00%) SQL
4 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (42.86%) MS Office
5 6 (42.86%) UNIX
5 6 (42.86%) Project Management
5 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 6 (42.86%) iSeries
6 5 (35.71%) Shell Script
6 5 (35.71%) SLA
7 4 (28.57%) TestDirector
7 4 (28.57%) IIS
7 4 (28.57%) MS Project
7 4 (28.57%) AIX
7 4 (28.57%) UML
7 4 (28.57%) OO
8 3 (21.43%) OS/400
8 3 (21.43%) DB2
8 3 (21.43%) RPG
8 3 (21.43%) COBOL
8 3 (21.43%) IBM
8 3 (21.43%) AS400
8 3 (21.43%) WebSphere
9 2 (14.29%) Degree
9 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
9 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 4 (28.57%) IIS
2 3 (21.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Office
2 4 (28.57%) MS Project
3 1 (7.14%) FastStats
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) DB2
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) TestDirector
General
1 11 (78.57%) Finance
2 8 (57.14%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) iSeries
2 3 (21.43%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) UNIX
3 4 (28.57%) AIX
4 3 (21.43%) OS/400
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Project Management
2 4 (28.57%) UML
2 4 (28.57%) OO
3 2 (14.29%) Server Monitoring
3 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) Supplier Management
4 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) Shell Script
3 3 (21.43%) COBOL
3 3 (21.43%) RPG
4 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) SLA
2 2 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) IBM
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle