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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 59 69 64
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 9 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.11% 0.54% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 0.61% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £325 £250
% change year-on-year
-19.23% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £19.17 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-21.75% +3.62%
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
742 826 814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 91.15% 89.98% 93.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 389 448
Average daily rate £380 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £539 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 63 30
Average hourly rate £16.16 £31.56 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.78% +125.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £45.00 £59.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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
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 20 October 2014. 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
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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
Chester +10 1 - -
Knutsford - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Applications Support
North West

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 6 (50.00%) RPG
1 6 (50.00%) BPCS
1 6 (50.00%) iSeries
1 6 (50.00%) AS400
2 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (8.33%) WebWork
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Spring
3 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Local Government
3 1 (8.33%) Civica
3 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (8.33%) JSTL
3 1 (8.33%) Spring MVC
3 1 (8.33%) Release Management
3 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (8.33%) CentOS
3 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (8.33%) Middleware
3 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (8.33%) J2SE

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
1 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (50.00%) BPCS
2 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JUnit
1 1 (8.33%) HtmlUnit
1 1 (8.33%) Canoo WebTest
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Local Government
2 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) JSP
1 1 (8.33%) Struts
1 1 (8.33%) J2SE
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
1 1 (8.33%) WebWork
1 1 (8.33%) Spring
1 1 (8.33%) JSTL
1 1 (8.33%) Spring MVC
1 1 (8.33%) Stripes Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) AS400
1 6 (50.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) CentOS
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL
1 1 (8.33%) CRM
1 1 (8.33%) ERP
1 1 (8.33%) MVC
1 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
1 1 (8.33%) Release Management
1 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) RPG
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (8.33%) Civica
2 1 (8.33%) Canoo
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle