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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 106 82 87
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 21 36 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.76% 1.44% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 1.56% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 23 13
Average daily rate
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£270 £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £213 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £363 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £238
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +47.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £19.17 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-21.75% +6.50%
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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
2592 2307 2228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.95% 92.50% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1401 1136 1130
Average daily rate £375 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £220 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 91 104
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £36.00 £37.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 -3 10 £270 +27.05% 1
Glasgow -21 6 £177 -41.08% 2
Renfrewshire - 4 £365 -
West Lothian - 1 - - 2
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Fife - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Applications Support
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Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 21 (52.50%) SQL Server
2 16 (40.00%) SQL
3 15 (37.50%) .NET
3 15 (37.50%) Oracle
4 13 (32.50%) UNIX
4 13 (32.50%) Java
4 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
5 10 (25.00%) Finance
5 10 (25.00%) Linux
6 9 (22.50%) C#
6 9 (22.50%) IIS
6 9 (22.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (20.00%) CMS
7 8 (20.00%) MS Office
7 8 (20.00%) VBA
7 8 (20.00%) Change Management
7 8 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
8 7 (17.50%) ITIL
9 6 (15.00%) Service Delivery
9 6 (15.00%) Windows
9 6 (15.00%) Banking
9 6 (15.00%) InterSystems Cache
9 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
10 5 (12.50%) SharePoint
10 5 (12.50%) Perl
11 4 (10.00%) NHS
11 4 (10.00%) HP
11 4 (10.00%) Degree
11 4 (10.00%) Problem Management
11 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 9 (22.50%) IIS
2 8 (20.00%) CMS
3 5 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 3 (7.50%) WebSphere
5 2 (5.00%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (2.50%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (2.50%) JBoss
6 1 (2.50%) Apache
6 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (20.00%) MS Office
2 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.50%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.50%) NAS
2 1 (2.50%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.50%) SAN
2 1 (2.50%) DMZ
2 1 (2.50%) Firewall
2 1 (2.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (52.50%) SQL Server
2 9 (22.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 6 (15.00%) InterSystems Cache
5 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database
6 2 (5.00%) RDBMS
6 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.50%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (2.50%) Subversion
2 1 (2.50%) Introscope
General
1 10 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (37.50%) .NET
2 3 (7.50%) Middleware
3 2 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (2.50%) J2EE
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.50%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) NHS
1 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) CMDB
3 1 (2.50%) SWIFT
3 1 (2.50%) DataPower
3 1 (2.50%) e-Health
3 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (32.50%) UNIX
2 10 (25.00%) Linux
3 6 (15.00%) Windows
4 1 (2.50%) HPUX
4 1 (2.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.00%) Change Management
2 7 (17.50%) ITIL
3 6 (15.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (7.50%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (7.50%) Configuration Management
5 3 (7.50%) ETL
5 3 (7.50%) CRM
6 2 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.50%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.50%) Database Security
7 1 (2.50%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.50%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.50%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (2.50%) Workflow
7 1 (2.50%) Migration
7 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.50%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 16 (40.00%) SQL
2 13 (32.50%) Java
3 9 (22.50%) C#
4 8 (20.00%) VBA
5 5 (12.50%) Perl
6 3 (7.50%) PHP
7 2 (5.00%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.00%) Degree
2 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 15 (37.50%) Oracle
2 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.00%) HP
4 2 (5.00%) Informatica
5 1 (2.50%) IBM
5 1 (2.50%) Baan
5 1 (2.50%) InterSystems
5 1 (2.50%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (2.50%) SAP
5 1 (2.50%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.50%) Cognos
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