The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the County Antrim region that had Applications Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank - 17 22
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 0 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim - 3.57% 4.69%
As % of the Job Titles category - 4.00% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 5
Median daily rate - £200 £143
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +40.35%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £350 £250
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £26.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +38.15%
Applications Support
Northern Ireland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the County Antrim 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
County Antrim
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
123 50 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 96.09% 89.29% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 38 74
Median daily rate £325 £268 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.49% -15.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £88 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 1 2
Median hourly rate £11.50 £17.77 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.28% -28.92%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 16 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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 County Antrim region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (50.00%) BMC
2 1 (50.00%) Remedy
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) IIS

Applications Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim 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 (50.00%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) BMC
1 1 (50.00%) Remedy