The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Applications Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Support
England / North West
Rank 127 129 132
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 9 25 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.34% 0.66% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.70% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 6
Median daily rate £310 £350 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +18.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £285 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £490 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-10.15% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +75.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.66 £29.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-39.10% +36.47%

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
2496 3594 3102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.87% 94.98% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1560 2142 1701
Median daily rate £375 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 195 198
Median hourly rate £18.00 £28.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.28% +48.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.80 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Applications Support in the job title.

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 22 February 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Applications Support Hourly Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Merseyside +2 5 £350 - 2
Manchester -3 2 - - 6
Cheshire +19 1 £240 -38.06% 2
Lancashire - 1 - - 1
Applications Support
England

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, Applications Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 15 (55.56%) ITIL
2 14 (51.85%) SQL Server
3 13 (48.15%) Windows
4 12 (44.44%) SQL
5 9 (33.33%) Finance
5 9 (33.33%) ITIL V3
5 9 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (25.93%) Problem Management
7 7 (25.93%) Release Management
7 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
8 6 (22.22%) Sun
8 6 (22.22%) CRM
8 6 (22.22%) Oracle
8 6 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (18.52%) C#
10 4 (14.81%) Oracle EBS
10 4 (14.81%) Practice Management
10 4 (14.81%) Investment Management
11 3 (11.11%) SAP BPC
11 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (11.11%) Oracle Applications
11 3 (11.11%) MySQL
11 3 (11.11%) XML
11 3 (11.11%) IIS
11 3 (11.11%) MS Office
11 3 (11.11%) SAP

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.11%) Apache
1 3 (11.11%) IIS
2 1 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Office
2 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (11.11%) SAP BPC
3 2 (7.41%) OPENContractor
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (51.85%) SQL Server
2 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (11.11%) MySQL
6 2 (7.41%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (7.41%) QlikView
6 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (3.70%) Big Data
7 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) General Ledger
2 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) ODBC
1 3 (11.11%) XML
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (7.41%) XSLT
3 1 (3.70%) .NET
3 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.70%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 13 (48.15%) Windows
2 9 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.41%) Linux
5 1 (3.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) ITIL
2 9 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 7 (25.93%) Problem Management
3 7 (25.93%) Release Management
4 6 (22.22%) CRM
5 4 (14.81%) Investment Management
5 4 (14.81%) Practice Management
6 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (7.41%) Business Continuity
7 2 (7.41%) Coaching
7 2 (7.41%) DevOps
7 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (7.41%) ERP
7 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
8 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (3.70%) Cash Management
8 1 (3.70%) Change Management
8 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) SQL
2 5 (18.52%) C#
3 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.41%) VBScript
4 1 (3.70%) C++
4 1 (3.70%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) Python
4 1 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Firmware
1 1 (3.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Ansible
1 1 (3.70%) Kibana
1 1 (3.70%) logstash
1 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.70%) Puppet
1 1 (3.70%) Webmin
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) Oracle
2 6 (22.22%) Sun
3 3 (11.11%) SAP
4 2 (7.41%) Capita
4 2 (7.41%) Civica
5 1 (3.70%) Northgate