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 4 May 2016 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 141 148 130
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -18
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 23 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 0.33% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.35% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 5
Median daily rate £263 £195 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -29.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £150 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £269 £293
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £280 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £19.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+16.45% -24.03%
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
3822 3689 2940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.51% 94.42% 94.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2313 1974 1559
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 222 199
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £11.36 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £49.50 £40.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 4 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Manchester -3 11 £225 -6.44% 6
Cheshire -9 7 £263 +16.66% 2
Merseyside +2 4 £700 +366.66% 2
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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 19 (31.15%) Windows
2 18 (29.51%) Problem Management
3 15 (24.59%) Oracle
3 15 (24.59%) SQL Server
3 15 (24.59%) ITIL
4 14 (22.95%) Finance
5 13 (21.31%) PowerShell
5 13 (21.31%) Java
6 10 (16.39%) SQL
6 10 (16.39%) IIS
7 9 (14.75%) Banking
8 8 (13.11%) Active Directory
9 7 (11.48%) Change Management
9 7 (11.48%) Performance Management
9 7 (11.48%) Windows Server
10 6 (9.84%) Oracle Database
10 6 (9.84%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (9.84%) Tomcat
10 6 (9.84%) Client/Server
10 6 (9.84%) XML
10 6 (9.84%) VBScript
10 6 (9.84%) VB
10 6 (9.84%) .NET
10 6 (9.84%) JavaScript
10 6 (9.84%) Unix
10 6 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (8.20%) Tivoli
11 5 (8.20%) Shell Script
11 5 (8.20%) MCSE
11 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification

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 10 (16.39%) IIS
2 6 (9.84%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.92%) JBoss
4 2 (3.28%) CMS
4 2 (3.28%) Orchard CMS
5 1 (1.64%) Apache
5 1 (1.64%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) MS Office
2 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (3.28%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) VPN
1 3 (4.92%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (3.28%) Internet
2 2 (3.28%) Wireless
3 1 (1.64%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (24.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.84%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.64%) DB2
3 1 (1.64%) GIS
Development Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (6.56%) MSI
2 4 (6.56%) WiX
3 1 (1.64%) JIRA
General
1 14 (22.95%) Finance
2 9 (14.75%) Banking
3 3 (4.92%) Local Government
4 1 (1.64%) Back Office
4 1 (1.64%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.84%) .NET
1 6 (9.84%) XML
2 5 (8.20%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.64%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Client/Server
2 4 (6.56%) EPoS
3 3 (4.92%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.28%) Contactless
4 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.28%) Handset
4 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.64%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.64%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.64%) LLPG
5 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.64%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (31.15%) Windows
2 7 (11.48%) Windows Server
3 6 (9.84%) Unix
4 5 (8.20%) Android
5 3 (4.92%) Apple iOS
5 3 (4.92%) Linux
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (29.51%) Problem Management
2 15 (24.59%) ITIL
3 7 (11.48%) Change Management
3 7 (11.48%) Performance Management
4 6 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (8.20%) Supplier Management
6 4 (6.56%) ERP
7 3 (4.92%) Project Management
7 3 (4.92%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.28%) Capacity Management
8 2 (3.28%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.28%) Demand Management
8 2 (3.28%) Incident Management
8 2 (3.28%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (3.28%) Service Management
8 2 (3.28%) Validation
8 2 (3.28%) Web Operations
9 1 (1.64%) High Availability
9 1 (1.64%) ITIL V3
9 1 (1.64%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 13 (21.31%) Java
1 13 (21.31%) PowerShell
2 10 (16.39%) SQL
3 6 (9.84%) JavaScript
3 6 (9.84%) VB
3 6 (9.84%) VBScript
4 5 (8.20%) Shell Script
5 4 (6.56%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (8.20%) MCSE
1 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.64%) BS7666
System Software
1 8 (13.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.64%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.28%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 15 (24.59%) Oracle
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.28%) SAP
4 1 (1.64%) AppSense
4 1 (1.64%) Cisco
4 1 (1.64%) Citrix
4 1 (1.64%) Google
4 1 (1.64%) HP
4 1 (1.64%) IBM
4 1 (1.64%) Sun
4 1 (1.64%) VMware
4 1 (1.64%) Wyse