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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 64 67 53
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -14
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 4 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.50% 0.63% 1.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.66% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 10
Average daily rate
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£275 £340 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% +2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £340 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £340 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £324
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.89
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.84% +8.57%
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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
766 603 798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 95.99% 95.11% 96.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 293 459
Average daily rate £375 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 15
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £16.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -3.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £10.93 £13.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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 6 (60.00%) Finance
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) IIS
3 4 (40.00%) ITIL
3 4 (40.00%) UNIX
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) ETL
4 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (30.00%) CRM
4 3 (30.00%) Java
4 3 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle
5 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
6 1 (10.00%) SLA
6 1 (10.00%) DNS
6 1 (10.00%) Informatica
6 1 (10.00%) NHS
6 1 (10.00%) TIBCO
6 1 (10.00%) Middleware
6 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4 (40.00%) IIS
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (10.00%) MS Project Server
3 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) InfoPath
2 1 (10.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) NHS
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) UNIX
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) CRM
2 3 (30.00%) ETL
3 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Change Control
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) ITSM
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (10.00%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) VBA
3 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Informatica
3 1 (10.00%) TIBCO