The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 30 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 1.66% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£294 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
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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 Liverpool 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
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
279 169 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 92.38% 94.41% 91.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 87 84
Average daily rate £319 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.06% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £153 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 5
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.35 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £26.50 £13.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

Applications Support
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
4 3 (37.50%) VMS
4 3 (37.50%) OpenVMS
5 2 (25.00%) ETL
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
6 1 (12.50%) Data Extraction
6 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (12.50%) Banking
6 1 (12.50%) Subversion
6 1 (12.50%) C#

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (12.50%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Extraction
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
2 3 (37.50%) VMS
2 3 (37.50%) OpenVMS
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) ETL
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C#
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
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