The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire 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 54 67 76
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +9
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 21 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.22% 0.26% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.44% 0.28% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 0 0
Average daily rate £500 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -
Applications Support
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
859 727 855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 91.00% 94.29% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 421 427
Average daily rate £400 £380 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £275 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 49 72
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £20.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% -10.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.72 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £42.30 £42.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Applications Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Applications Support Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Applications Support
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 12 £500 -
Chester +6 7 £388 -
Knutsford - 2 £450 -
Applications Support
North West

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 17 (51.52%) ITIL
2 16 (48.48%) Problem Management
3 11 (33.33%) Finance
4 9 (27.27%) Performance Management
5 7 (21.21%) Java
6 6 (18.18%) ITIL V3
7 5 (15.15%) Android
7 5 (15.15%) Supplier Management
7 5 (15.15%) Service Management
7 5 (15.15%) SQL
8 4 (12.12%) C
8 4 (12.12%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (12.12%) Client/Server
8 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
9 3 (9.09%) Apple iOS
9 3 (9.09%) Analytics
9 3 (9.09%) Mobile App
9 3 (9.09%) Business Analytics
9 3 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (9.09%) Banking
9 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
9 3 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (9.09%) Advertising
9 3 (9.09%) C++
9 3 (9.09%) VPN
9 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
9 3 (9.09%) Oracle
9 3 (9.09%) MS Office
9 3 (9.09%) Python

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 (6.06%) IIS
2 1 (3.03%) Confluence
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 3 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) VPN
1 3 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (6.06%) Internet
2 2 (6.06%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 11 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Advertising
2 3 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) J2EE
2 1 (3.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Client/Server
2 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.06%) Contactless
3 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.06%) Handset
4 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Android
2 3 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.06%) Windows
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) ITIL
2 16 (48.48%) Problem Management
3 9 (27.27%) Performance Management
4 6 (18.18%) ITIL V3
5 5 (15.15%) Service Management
5 5 (15.15%) Supplier Management
6 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
7 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (9.09%) Analytics
7 3 (9.09%) Business Analytics
8 2 (6.06%) Capacity Management
8 2 (6.06%) Change Management
8 2 (6.06%) Demand Management
8 2 (6.06%) ERP
8 2 (6.06%) Incident Management
8 2 (6.06%) Line Management
8 2 (6.06%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (6.06%) Validation
8 2 (6.06%) Web Operations
9 1 (3.03%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) Java
2 5 (15.15%) SQL
3 4 (12.12%) C
4 3 (9.09%) C++
4 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.09%) Python
5 2 (6.06%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (6.06%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) IBM
3 1 (3.03%) Remedy