The table below looks at the statistics 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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 122 125 110
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -15
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 38 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.00% 0.47% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 0.50% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 7 10
Average daily rate £475 £350 £520
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -32.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £195 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £369 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+61.11% -5.26%
Applications Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3573 3030 2567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.13% 94.25% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2147 1704 1303
Average daily rate £380 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 183 191
Average hourly rate £23.83 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.22 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £42.50 £42.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +16 22 £500 - 2
Manchester -9 15 £285 -17.39% 9
Lancashire -6 1 £500 +37.93% 3
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 30 (41.10%) ITIL
2 29 (39.73%) Windows
3 26 (35.62%) SQL
4 21 (28.77%) Finance
5 20 (27.40%) SQL Server
6 18 (24.66%) Problem Management
7 15 (20.55%) Oracle
8 13 (17.81%) Java
9 12 (16.44%) PowerShell
10 11 (15.07%) Windows Server
11 10 (13.70%) Performance Management
11 10 (13.70%) JavaScript
11 10 (13.70%) Active Directory
12 9 (12.33%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (10.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (10.96%) .NET
13 8 (10.96%) Linux
14 7 (9.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 7 (9.59%) ITIL V3
14 7 (9.59%) Client/Server
14 7 (9.59%) MS Excel
14 7 (9.59%) IIS
14 7 (9.59%) Service Management
14 7 (9.59%) Supplier Management
14 7 (9.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 6 (8.22%) Banking
15 6 (8.22%) Service Delivery
15 6 (8.22%) VBScript
15 6 (8.22%) VB
15 6 (8.22%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 7 (9.59%) IIS
2 6 (8.22%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.48%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.48%) Skype for Business
4 3 (4.11%) JBoss
5 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.37%) Apache
6 1 (1.37%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (9.59%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.48%) DHCP
1 4 (5.48%) DNS
1 4 (5.48%) SMS
2 3 (4.11%) VPN
2 3 (4.11%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.74%) Internet
3 2 (2.74%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (27.40%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (10.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (9.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (6.85%) Oracle Database
6 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 7 (9.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (6.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (5.48%) MSI
3 4 (5.48%) WiX
4 3 (4.11%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.37%) JIRA
General
1 21 (28.77%) Finance
2 6 (8.22%) Banking
3 3 (4.11%) Advertising
4 2 (2.74%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.96%) .NET
2 6 (8.22%) XML
3 5 (6.85%) Software Packaging
4 2 (2.74%) Middleware
5 1 (1.37%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Client/Server
2 3 (4.11%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.11%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.74%) Contactless
3 2 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.74%) Handset
4 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.37%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.37%) EPoS
4 1 (1.37%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.37%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 29 (39.73%) Windows
2 11 (15.07%) Windows Server
3 8 (10.96%) Linux
4 5 (6.85%) Android
5 3 (4.11%) Apple iOS
5 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.74%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (41.10%) ITIL
2 18 (24.66%) Problem Management
3 10 (13.70%) Performance Management
4 7 (9.59%) ITIL V3
4 7 (9.59%) Service Management
4 7 (9.59%) Supplier Management
5 6 (8.22%) Service Delivery
6 5 (6.85%) ERP
7 4 (5.48%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.48%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 3 (4.11%) Analytics
8 3 (4.11%) Business Analytics
9 2 (2.74%) Capacity Management
9 2 (2.74%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (2.74%) CRM
9 2 (2.74%) Demand Management
9 2 (2.74%) Incident Management
9 2 (2.74%) Line Management
9 2 (2.74%) Mobile Device Management
9 2 (2.74%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 26 (35.62%) SQL
2 13 (17.81%) Java
3 12 (16.44%) PowerShell
4 10 (13.70%) JavaScript
5 6 (8.22%) VB
5 6 (8.22%) VBScript
6 4 (5.48%) C
6 4 (5.48%) C++
6 4 (5.48%) Python
7 3 (4.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (6.85%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (4.11%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (13.70%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.48%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (5.48%) XenApp
2 4 (5.48%) XenDesktop
2 4 (5.48%) XenServer
3 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 15 (20.55%) Oracle
2 5 (6.85%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.48%) AppSense
3 4 (5.48%) Citrix
3 4 (5.48%) VMware
4 2 (2.74%) Remedy
5 1 (1.37%) Cisco
5 1 (1.37%) Google
5 1 (1.37%) IBM
5 1 (1.37%) Sun
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