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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 119 117 130
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +13
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 13 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.43% 0.41% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.45% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
Average daily rate
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£375 £233 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% -28.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £119 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £347 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 £300
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2858 2464 2981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.64% 92.46% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1563 1177 1516
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 187 225
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
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 24 July 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 24 July 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
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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 +2 3 £275 -26.66% 3
Manchester 0 3 - - 2
Cumbria - - - - 2
Merseyside - - - -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 13 (50.00%) SQL
2 12 (46.15%) Oracle
3 10 (38.46%) Windows
4 7 (26.92%) Finance
4 7 (26.92%) PaaS
4 7 (26.92%) Change Control
4 7 (26.92%) IaaS
5 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
6 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
6 5 (19.23%) Citrix
6 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (19.23%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 4 (15.38%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
7 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (15.38%) SAN
7 4 (15.38%) Informatica
7 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
7 4 (15.38%) LAN
7 4 (15.38%) WAN
7 4 (15.38%) IIS
7 4 (15.38%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (15.38%) Siebel
7 4 (15.38%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (15.38%) Workflow
7 4 (15.38%) Open Text
7 4 (15.38%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (15.38%) VMware
7 4 (15.38%) VMware ESX

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 4 (15.38%) IIS
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) PaaS
1 7 (26.92%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) SAN
1 4 (15.38%) LAN
1 4 (15.38%) WAN
1 4 (15.38%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) QlikView
1 1 (3.85%) MySQL
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
2 2 (7.69%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Clustering
2 3 (11.54%) Client/Server
2 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (11.54%) Windows XP
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.69%) Linux
6 1 (3.85%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Change Control
2 4 (15.38%) Workflow
2 4 (15.38%) Change Management
3 3 (11.54%) Problem Management
3 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
3 3 (11.54%) Performance Management
4 2 (7.69%) ITIL
4 2 (7.69%) Release Management
4 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.85%) E-business
5 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.85%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.69%) VBScript
3 2 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) VMware ESX
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Oracle
2 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 5 (19.23%) Citrix
3 4 (15.38%) Informatica
3 4 (15.38%) Siebel
3 4 (15.38%) Open Text
3 4 (15.38%) VMware
3 4 (15.38%) IronPort
4 1 (3.85%) Civica
4 1 (3.85%) Business Objects
4 1 (3.85%) HP
4 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
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