The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow 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 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 62 61 55
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 8 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.92% 1.33% 1.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 1.42% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 8
Average daily rate
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£169 £285 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.87% -3.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £170 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £353 £332
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Glasgow 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
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
827 772 745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 95.06% 93.69% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 358 368
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £444 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 15 20
Average hourly rate £27.44 £17.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.41% +30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.40 £142.60 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
3 5 (29.41%) IIS
3 5 (29.41%) ITIL
3 5 (29.41%) Finance
4 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
4 4 (23.53%) CSS
4 4 (23.53%) HTML
4 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 4 (23.53%) Retail
4 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (17.65%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
6 2 (11.76%) NHS
6 2 (11.76%) Sybase
6 2 (11.76%) UNIX
6 2 (11.76%) Linux
6 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
6 2 (11.76%) Data Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
7 1 (5.88%) Games
7 1 (5.88%) VMware
7 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
7 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (5.88%) Change Control
7 1 (5.88%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (5.88%) assyst
7 1 (5.88%) InfoPath
7 1 (5.88%) Derivative

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 5 (29.41%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (5.88%) MS Project Server
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) InfoPath
2 1 (5.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) DB2
2 1 (5.88%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Retail
3 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.88%) Games
4 1 (5.88%) Legal
4 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (5.88%) Front Office
4 1 (5.88%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) HTML
1 4 (23.53%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.76%) NHS
3 1 (5.88%) Derivative
3 1 (5.88%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) UNIX
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (11.76%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Change Control
5 1 (5.88%) Low Latency
5 1 (5.88%) SDLC
5 1 (5.88%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Service Management
5 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) ITSM
5 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) Perl
3 1 (5.88%) VBA
3 1 (5.88%) Python
3 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Sybase
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix
3 1 (5.88%) VMware
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