The first table below looks at the demand for the Applications Support role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 North West 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 122 112 101
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -11
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 14 8 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.44% 0.33% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.36% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 25
Average daily rate £410 £313 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.20% -6.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £265 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £434 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £17.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £15.87 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+60.68% -27.86%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2915 2248 2813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.87% 93.36% 91.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1541 1068 1362
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 183 187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.69 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.47 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Applications Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Applications Support Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Applications Support
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 18 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
Manchester - 6 £525 - 11
Lancashire -19 4 £275 -42.70%
Merseyside +5 2 - - 2
Cheshire -16 2 £125 -54.54% 4
Cumbria - - - -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 20 (83.33%) SQL
2 16 (66.67%) Oracle
3 15 (62.50%) Finance
4 12 (50.00%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 11 (45.83%) Change Control
6 10 (41.67%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (41.67%) Oracle Financials
7 9 (37.50%) Oracle EBS R12
8 8 (33.33%) SharePoint
8 8 (33.33%) Workflow
8 8 (33.33%) Oracle Workflow
8 8 (33.33%) Configuration Management
9 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
9 7 (29.17%) Problem Management
10 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (20.83%) Windows
10 5 (20.83%) Citrix
11 4 (16.67%) SAN
11 4 (16.67%) Informatica
11 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (16.67%) Change Management
11 4 (16.67%) Clustering
11 4 (16.67%) VMware
11 4 (16.67%) VMware ESX
11 4 (16.67%) Firewall
11 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
11 4 (16.67%) Open Text
11 4 (16.67%) Siebel
11 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
11 4 (16.67%) LAN

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 8 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.67%) IIS
3 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Project
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (50.00%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 10 (41.67%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (41.67%) Oracle Financials
3 9 (37.50%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) SAN
1 4 (16.67%) Firewall
1 4 (16.67%) LAN
1 4 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.17%) QlikView
2 1 (4.17%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) TestDirector
General
1 15 (62.50%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Clustering
1 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.17%) Wiki
3 1 (4.17%) iSeries
3 1 (4.17%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 2 (8.33%) UNIX
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.17%) AIX
5 1 (4.17%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Change Control
2 8 (33.33%) Workflow
2 8 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 7 (29.17%) Problem Management
4 4 (16.67%) Change Management
5 2 (8.33%) Migration
5 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.33%) System Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Data Migration
5 2 (8.33%) Data Cleansing
6 1 (4.17%) Release Management
6 1 (4.17%) E-business
6 1 (4.17%) Project Management
6 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.17%) ITIL
6 1 (4.17%) UML
6 1 (4.17%) OO
Programming Languages
1 20 (83.33%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.33%) VBScript
3 2 (8.33%) VB
4 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.17%) COBOL
4 1 (4.17%) RPG
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) VMware ESX
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (4.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (4.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) Oracle
2 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
3 5 (20.83%) Citrix
4 4 (16.67%) Informatica
4 4 (16.67%) VMware
4 4 (16.67%) Open Text
4 4 (16.67%) Siebel
4 4 (16.67%) IronPort
5 1 (4.17%) Business Objects
5 1 (4.17%) IBM
5 1 (4.17%) HP