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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 55 55 52
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 13 23 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.89% 2.54% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 2.63% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 4
Average daily rate £273 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.92% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £338 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.89 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £15.87 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+60.68% -27.86%
Job Titles Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
638 873 733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 92.87% 96.46% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 472 373
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 30
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -18.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.33 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.55 £35.00 £30.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Applications Support
Scotland

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 15 (78.95%) SQL
2 14 (73.68%) UNIX
3 11 (57.89%) Finance
4 10 (52.63%) Linux
4 10 (52.63%) ITIL
4 10 (52.63%) RDBMS
4 10 (52.63%) SQL Server
4 10 (52.63%) WebSphere
4 10 (52.63%) Relational Database
5 8 (42.11%) Java
5 8 (42.11%) ETL
6 6 (31.58%) Oracle
7 5 (26.32%) .NET
7 5 (26.32%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (26.32%) IIS
7 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
8 4 (21.05%) Banking
8 4 (21.05%) Rational Rhapsody
8 4 (21.05%) TIBCO
8 4 (21.05%) SLA
8 4 (21.05%) Data Modelling
9 3 (15.79%) Windows
9 3 (15.79%) Sybase
9 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
11 1 (5.26%) Change Management
11 1 (5.26%) Firewall
11 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
11 1 (5.26%) InterSystems

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (52.63%) WebSphere
2 5 (26.32%) WebSphere Application Server
2 5 (26.32%) IIS
3 1 (5.26%) IBM HTTP Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (52.63%) RDBMS
1 10 (52.63%) SQL Server
1 10 (52.63%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.26%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 11 (57.89%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) Middleware
2 1 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) UNIX
2 10 (52.63%) Linux
3 3 (15.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) ITIL
2 8 (42.11%) ETL
3 4 (21.05%) Data Modelling
4 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.26%) Change Management
6 1 (5.26%) CRM
6 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (78.95%) SQL
2 8 (42.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 4 (21.05%) TIBCO
4 3 (15.79%) Sybase
5 1 (5.26%) InterSystems
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