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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 64 52 37
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -15
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 8 13 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.92% 1.90% 2.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 2.00% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 12
Average daily rate
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£171 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.10% +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
Applications Support
Scotland

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
811 649 789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 93.22% 95.02% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 349 369
Average daily rate £350 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 17
Average hourly rate £16.14 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.27% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £166.90 £18.00 £28.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

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 21 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 21 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 19 (65.52%) SQL
1 19 (65.52%) SQL Server
2 15 (51.72%) IIS
2 15 (51.72%) UNIX
3 11 (37.93%) ITIL
3 11 (37.93%) Linux
4 10 (34.48%) Java
4 10 (34.48%) .NET
5 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
5 9 (31.03%) Finance
5 9 (31.03%) WebSphere
6 8 (27.59%) Service Delivery
7 7 (24.14%) Windows
7 7 (24.14%) ETL
7 7 (24.14%) RDBMS
7 7 (24.14%) InterSystems Cache
7 7 (24.14%) Relational Database
8 6 (20.69%) Oracle
9 5 (17.24%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (17.24%) Firewall
9 5 (17.24%) Rational Rhapsody
10 4 (13.79%) Tomcat
10 4 (13.79%) TIBCO
10 4 (13.79%) Banking
10 4 (13.79%) Capacity Planning
11 3 (10.34%) WebLogic
11 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
11 3 (10.34%) Data Modelling
11 3 (10.34%) DNS
11 3 (10.34%) SLA

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 15 (51.72%) IIS
2 9 (31.03%) WebSphere
3 5 (17.24%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (13.79%) Tomcat
5 3 (10.34%) WebLogic
6 2 (6.90%) IBM HTTP Server
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) Firewall
2 3 (10.34%) DNS
3 2 (6.90%) DMZ
3 2 (6.90%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (65.52%) SQL Server
2 7 (24.14%) Relational Database
2 7 (24.14%) RDBMS
2 7 (24.14%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 9 (31.03%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) .NET
2 2 (6.90%) JSP
2 2 (6.90%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (6.90%) Middleware
2 2 (6.90%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (3.45%) HTML
3 1 (3.45%) SOAP
3 1 (3.45%) Web Services
3 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) NHS
1 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.90%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 15 (51.72%) UNIX
2 11 (37.93%) Linux
3 7 (24.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) ITIL
2 8 (27.59%) Service Delivery
3 7 (24.14%) ETL
4 4 (13.79%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
5 3 (10.34%) Data Modelling
6 2 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis
7 1 (3.45%) Wealth Management
7 1 (3.45%) Content Management
7 1 (3.45%) Data Transformation
7 1 (3.45%) Service Management
7 1 (3.45%) Change Management
7 1 (3.45%) ITSM
7 1 (3.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 19 (65.52%) SQL
2 10 (34.48%) Java
3 2 (6.90%) Perl
4 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) SLA
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.69%) Oracle
3 4 (13.79%) TIBCO
4 2 (6.90%) InterSystems
4 2 (6.90%) Sybase
4 2 (6.90%) IBM