The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Glasgow region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 62 52 35
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -17
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 9 16 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.09% 2.08% 3.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 2.20% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 15
Average daily rate
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£229 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.68% +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +34.32%
Job Titles Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
771 727 793
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 93.34% 94.54% 95.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 359 374
Average daily rate £350 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 20
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.40 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £134.50 £18.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Applications Support
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Applications Support Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 August 2014, 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 18 (66.67%) SQL
2 17 (62.96%) SQL Server
3 15 (55.56%) UNIX
4 13 (48.15%) IIS
5 11 (40.74%) ITIL
5 11 (40.74%) Linux
6 10 (37.04%) Java
7 9 (33.33%) .NET
7 9 (33.33%) Finance
7 9 (33.33%) WebSphere
8 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
9 7 (25.93%) ETL
9 7 (25.93%) RDBMS
9 7 (25.93%) Windows
9 7 (25.93%) Relational Database
10 6 (22.22%) Service Delivery
10 6 (22.22%) Oracle
11 5 (18.52%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (18.52%) Firewall
11 5 (18.52%) Rational Rhapsody
11 5 (18.52%) InterSystems Cache
12 4 (14.81%) Banking
12 4 (14.81%) Capacity Planning
12 4 (14.81%) TIBCO
12 4 (14.81%) Tomcat
13 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
13 3 (11.11%) Data Modelling
13 3 (11.11%) SLA
13 3 (11.11%) WebLogic
13 3 (11.11%) DNS

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 13 (48.15%) IIS
2 9 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 5 (18.52%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (14.81%) Tomcat
5 3 (11.11%) WebLogic
6 2 (7.41%) IBM HTTP Server
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) Firewall
2 3 (11.11%) DNS
3 2 (7.41%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.41%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (62.96%) SQL Server
2 7 (25.93%) RDBMS
2 7 (25.93%) Relational Database
3 5 (18.52%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) Middleware
2 2 (7.41%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (7.41%) JSP
2 2 (7.41%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.70%) SOAP
3 1 (3.70%) Web Services
3 1 (3.70%) XML
3 1 (3.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.41%) DataPower
2 2 (7.41%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (55.56%) UNIX
2 11 (40.74%) Linux
3 7 (25.93%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) ITIL
2 7 (25.93%) ETL
3 6 (22.22%) Service Delivery
4 4 (14.81%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 3 (11.11%) Data Modelling
6 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
7 1 (3.70%) Service Management
7 1 (3.70%) Content Management
7 1 (3.70%) Wealth Management
7 1 (3.70%) Data Transformation
7 1 (3.70%) Change Management
7 1 (3.70%) Workflow
7 1 (3.70%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 18 (66.67%) SQL
2 10 (37.04%) Java
3 2 (7.41%) Perl
4 1 (3.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) Oracle
3 4 (14.81%) TIBCO
4 2 (7.41%) InterSystems
4 2 (7.41%) Sybase
4 2 (7.41%) IBM