The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cardiff region that had Applications Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Support
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 33 53 42
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -11
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.36% 0.25% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.26% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £180 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +5.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-18.51% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £29.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-37.93% +84.12%

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
262 380 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 93.91% 96.20% 99.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 292 239
Median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £420 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 18
Median hourly rate £11.17 £13.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.07% -10.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cardiff region that featured Applications Support in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, Applications Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) NHS
1 1 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) InterSystems
1 1 (100.00%) Fiorano
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (100.00%) JCAPS

Applications Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (100.00%) JCAPS
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Fiorano
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) InterSystems