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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 141 119 114
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 19 55 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.54% 1.23% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 1.29% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 37 9
Median daily rate £360 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £183 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £525 £389
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £353 £270
% change year-on-year
-14.89% +30.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £26.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+7.61% +38.15%
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
3322 4256 3007
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.16% 95.06% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2111 2603 1713
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 217 198
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.33 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.98% +8.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -18 11 £350 -22.73% 9
Merseyside -1 7 £375 +27.65% 4
Lancashire +19 1 £475 +13.77% 3
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 15 (53.57%) Finance
2 14 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 12 (42.86%) SQL
3 12 (42.86%) Windows
4 11 (39.29%) ITIL
4 11 (39.29%) Windows Server
5 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (32.14%) Release Management
6 8 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (25.00%) CRM
7 7 (25.00%) Sun
7 7 (25.00%) ITIL V3
8 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
9 5 (17.86%) Oracle
9 5 (17.86%) Investment Management
9 5 (17.86%) Practice Management
10 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (14.29%) IIS
10 4 (14.29%) SAP
11 3 (10.71%) ODBC
11 3 (10.71%) Unit4 Business World
11 3 (10.71%) Apache
11 3 (10.71%) Workflow
11 3 (10.71%) Migration
11 3 (10.71%) Problem Management
11 3 (10.71%) SAP BPC
11 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
12 2 (7.14%) Northgate Housing

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 4 (14.29%) IIS
2 3 (10.71%) Apache
3 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) SAP BPC
1 3 (10.71%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (7.14%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (3.57%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 8 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.57%) DB2
4 1 (3.57%) Ingres
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 15 (53.57%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) General Ledger
3 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) ODBC
2 2 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.14%) Fat Client
2 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.14%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.57%) EPoS
3 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.57%) Replication
3 1 (3.57%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) Windows Server
3 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.14%) Unix
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) ITIL
2 9 (32.14%) Release Management
3 7 (25.00%) CRM
3 7 (25.00%) ITIL V3
4 5 (17.86%) Investment Management
4 5 (17.86%) Practice Management
5 3 (10.71%) Migration
5 3 (10.71%) Problem Management
5 3 (10.71%) Workflow
6 2 (7.14%) Application Packaging
6 2 (7.14%) Change Management
6 2 (7.14%) ERP
6 2 (7.14%) Incident Management
6 2 (7.14%) ITSM
7 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.57%) Business Analysis
7 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.57%) ETL
7 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) C#
2 2 (7.14%) Java
2 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.57%) Python
3 1 (3.57%) Ruby
3 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) MCSE
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (7.14%) XenApp
2 1 (3.57%) Firmware
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.57%) Puppet
1 1 (3.57%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Sun
2 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (17.86%) Oracle
4 4 (14.29%) SAP
5 2 (7.14%) AppSense
5 2 (7.14%) Citrix
5 2 (7.14%) HP
5 2 (7.14%) Northgate
5 2 (7.14%) VMware
5 2 (7.14%) Wyse
6 1 (3.57%) Tableau
North West
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