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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Support
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 36 56 33
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -23
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 5 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.57% 0.23% 2.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 0.24% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Median daily rate £319 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.16% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £450 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £450 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £316 £313
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.66 £29.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-39.10% +36.47%

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
299 421 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 93.73% 98.14% 98.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 317 221
Median daily rate £350 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 13
Median hourly rate £13.70 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.38% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £24.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

Applications Support Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) IBM
1 5 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 5 (100.00%) InterSystems
1 5 (100.00%) Fiorano
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 5 (100.00%) Release Management
1 5 (100.00%) IBM Integration Bus
1 5 (100.00%) JCAPS
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (60.00%) XML
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL V3
2 3 (60.00%) HL7
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (40.00%) XSLT
3 2 (40.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 2 (40.00%) Change Management
3 2 (40.00%) ITSM
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE
4 1 (20.00%) NHS
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis

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 5 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (100.00%) JCAPS
1 5 (100.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 3 (60.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (20.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) Release Management
1 5 (100.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL V3
2 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) Change Management
3 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (40.00%) ITSM
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (40.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) HL7
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Fiorano
1 5 (100.00%) IBM
1 5 (100.00%) InterSystems