The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 110 96 74
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -22
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 19 18 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.68% 0.73% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.78% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 16
Average daily rate
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£173 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.72% +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £28.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-29.20% +61.42%
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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 Scotland 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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2580 2298 2477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.31% 93.72% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1315 1111 1139
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 83 106
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Applications Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Applications Support Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Applications Support
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 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
Edinburgh -4 8 £208 - 2
Glasgow -17 6 £170 -48.48% 9
Aberdeen +6 1 £260 -20.00%
Fife - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
Scottish Borders - - - - 1
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Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 33 (57.89%) SQL Server
2 31 (54.39%) SQL
3 22 (38.60%) Microsoft
4 21 (36.84%) .NET
5 18 (31.58%) Linux
6 17 (29.82%) UNIX
6 17 (29.82%) IIS
7 15 (26.32%) Java
7 15 (26.32%) ITIL
8 14 (24.56%) Oracle
9 13 (22.81%) Windows
10 12 (21.05%) Finance
11 10 (17.54%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (15.79%) WebSphere
12 9 (15.79%) Service Delivery
13 8 (14.04%) CMS
13 8 (14.04%) InterSystems Cache
13 8 (14.04%) MS Office
13 8 (14.04%) VBA
13 8 (14.04%) Perl
13 8 (14.04%) C#
13 8 (14.04%) ETL
13 8 (14.04%) SQL Server 2000
14 7 (12.28%) RDBMS
14 7 (12.28%) Change Management
14 7 (12.28%) Security Cleared
14 7 (12.28%) Relational Database
15 6 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
15 6 (10.53%) Rational Rhapsody
15 6 (10.53%) Degree

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 17 (29.82%) IIS
2 9 (15.79%) WebSphere
3 8 (14.04%) CMS
4 5 (8.77%) SharePoint
4 5 (8.77%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (7.02%) Tomcat
6 3 (5.26%) WebLogic
7 2 (3.51%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (1.75%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 8 (14.04%) MS Office
2 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) Firewall
2 4 (7.02%) Internet
3 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.26%) DNS
4 2 (3.51%) DMZ
4 2 (3.51%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (57.89%) SQL Server
2 10 (17.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (14.04%) SQL Server 2000
3 8 (14.04%) InterSystems Cache
4 7 (12.28%) RDBMS
4 7 (12.28%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (1.75%) Toad
General
1 12 (21.05%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Banking
3 4 (7.02%) Publishing
4 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (36.84%) .NET
2 2 (3.51%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (3.51%) Middleware
2 2 (3.51%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (3.51%) JSP
3 1 (1.75%) SOAP
3 1 (1.75%) Web Services
3 1 (1.75%) XML
3 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.75%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) NHS
2 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.51%) e-Health
3 2 (3.51%) CMDB
3 2 (3.51%) DataPower
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (31.58%) Linux
2 17 (29.82%) UNIX
3 13 (22.81%) Windows
4 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (7.02%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.75%) HPUX
5 1 (1.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) ITIL
2 9 (15.79%) Service Delivery
3 8 (14.04%) ETL
4 7 (12.28%) Change Management
5 6 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (5.26%) Business Analysis
6 3 (5.26%) E-Commerce
6 3 (5.26%) Data Modelling
7 2 (3.51%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.51%) Service Management
7 2 (3.51%) ITSM
7 2 (3.51%) Workflow
7 2 (3.51%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.51%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.51%) Performance Management
8 1 (1.75%) Data Transformation
8 1 (1.75%) Database Security
8 1 (1.75%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.75%) Wealth Management
8 1 (1.75%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (54.39%) SQL
2 15 (26.32%) Java
3 8 (14.04%) Perl
3 8 (14.04%) C#
3 8 (14.04%) VBA
4 3 (5.26%) PHP
5 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (12.28%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.53%) Degree
3 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.51%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) Netcool
Vendors
1 22 (38.60%) Microsoft
2 14 (24.56%) Oracle
3 5 (8.77%) HP
4 4 (7.02%) Citrix
4 4 (7.02%) TIBCO
5 3 (5.26%) InterSystems
5 3 (5.26%) IBM
6 2 (3.51%) Sybase
7 1 (1.75%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.75%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.75%) SAP
7 1 (1.75%) Cognos
7 1 (1.75%) Informatica
7 1 (1.75%) Baan
7 1 (1.75%) thinkFolio
7 1 (1.75%) Remedy
7 1 (1.75%) Charles River
7 1 (1.75%) Fidessa