The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire 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 2 June 2015 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 65 46 53
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.14% 0.21% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.22% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£220 £240 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -46.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £290
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -3.61%
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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 Oxfordshire 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
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
702 459 438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 94.86% 95.23% 93.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 253 248
Average daily rate £403 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.84% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 40 38
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.30 £10.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.20 £22.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Applications Support in the job title across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Applications Support across the Oxfordshire region.

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Applications Support across the Oxfordshire region.

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Applications Support
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 11 (84.62%) SQL
2 8 (61.54%) IIS
2 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 8 (61.54%) VMware
2 8 (61.54%) PowerShell
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (61.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (53.85%) ITIL
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) Agresso
5 2 (15.38%) Investment Management
5 2 (15.38%) General Ledger
5 2 (15.38%) Procure-to-pay
5 2 (15.38%) Fixed Income
5 2 (15.38%) Charles River
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
6 1 (7.69%) DNS
6 1 (7.69%) SLA
6 1 (7.69%) Advertising
6 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
6 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 8 (61.54%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) General Ledger
3 1 (7.69%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
1 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
1 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Investment Management
2 2 (15.38%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) SQL
2 8 (61.54%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
1 8 (61.54%) VMware
2 2 (15.38%) Charles River