The first table below looks at the demand for the Applications Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire 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 23 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 Gloucestershire 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 39 45 76
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +31
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 2 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.52% 1.20% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 1.25% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate - £298 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £26.50 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £15.87 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+60.68% -27.86%
Job Titles Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
357 320 726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 93.46% 96.39% 93.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 177 405
Average daily rate £350 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 22 52
Average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.16 £22.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Applications Support
South West

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Applications Support
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham -8 2 - - 2
Cirencester - - - - 2
Gloucester - - - - 2
Tewkesbury - - - -
Applications Support
South West

Applications Support
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Northgate
2 2 (50.00%) Civica
2 2 (50.00%) Umbraco
2 2 (50.00%) GIS
2 2 (50.00%) SLA
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) ITSM
3 1 (25.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (25.00%) Windchill
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Windchill
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (25.00%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (25.00%) ITSM
1 1 (25.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Northgate
1 2 (50.00%) Civica
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow