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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 120 112 136
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +24
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 16 19 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 0.66% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.71% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 3
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£375 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -3.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.71 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £28.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-29.20% +61.42%
Applications Support
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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 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
2838 2667 3064
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.02% 92.25% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1581 1318 1565
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 203 223
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.50 £18.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% -3.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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
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 27 August 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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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 -3 6 £350 - 1
Manchester -11 2 - - 3
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
Cumbria - - - - 1
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 9 (37.50%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) SQL
3 7 (29.17%) PaaS
3 7 (29.17%) IaaS
4 6 (25.00%) Oracle
5 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
6 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (16.67%) Citrix
6 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
7 3 (12.50%) Client/Server
7 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
7 3 (12.50%) LAN
7 3 (12.50%) WAN
7 3 (12.50%) Siebel
7 3 (12.50%) SAN
7 3 (12.50%) Informatica
7 3 (12.50%) RPG
7 3 (12.50%) IIS
7 3 (12.50%) ITIL
7 3 (12.50%) BPCS
7 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (12.50%) Change Management
7 3 (12.50%) Firewall
7 3 (12.50%) AS400
7 3 (12.50%) Finance
7 3 (12.50%) Open Text
7 3 (12.50%) VMware
7 3 (12.50%) VMware ESX
7 3 (12.50%) Clustering
7 3 (12.50%) iSeries

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.50%) IIS
3 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) BPCS
2 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (29.17%) PaaS
1 7 (29.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) LAN
1 3 (12.50%) WAN
1 3 (12.50%) SAN
1 3 (12.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) EDMS
2 1 (4.17%) QlikView
2 1 (4.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) JUnit
1 1 (4.17%) HtmlUnit
1 1 (4.17%) Canoo WebTest
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) JSP
1 1 (4.17%) Struts
1 1 (4.17%) J2SE
1 1 (4.17%) Middleware
1 1 (4.17%) WebWork
1 1 (4.17%) Spring
1 1 (4.17%) JSTL
1 1 (4.17%) Spring MVC
1 1 (4.17%) Stripes Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 3 (12.50%) AS400
1 3 (12.50%) Clustering
1 3 (12.50%) iSeries
2 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.17%) Wiki
3 1 (4.17%) NHS
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.33%) Linux
4 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.17%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.50%) ITIL
1 3 (12.50%) Change Management
1 3 (12.50%) Performance Management
1 3 (12.50%) Change Control
2 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (8.33%) Release Management
3 1 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (4.17%) MVC
3 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.17%) CRM
3 1 (4.17%) ERP
3 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.17%) Database Tuning
3 1 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.50%) RPG
3 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) COBIT
2 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) VMware ESX
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Oracle
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.67%) Citrix
4 3 (12.50%) Informatica
4 3 (12.50%) Open Text
4 3 (12.50%) VMware
4 3 (12.50%) IronPort
4 3 (12.50%) Siebel
5 1 (4.17%) Canoo
5 1 (4.17%) Civica
5 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.17%) HP
5 1 (4.17%) Business Objects
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