The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Scotland region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 96 104 65
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -39
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 27 16 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.02% 0.64% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 0.68% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 20
Average daily rate
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£313 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £250 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £275 £311
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 £300
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2398 2350 2438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 91.01% 93.74% 93.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1279 1121 1118
Average daily rate £360 £355 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 71 103
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -18.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £24.00 £33.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.35 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.89% -3.61%
Applications Support
UK

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 10 July 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 10 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Glasgow +6 12 £300 +9.09% 3
Edinburgh -23 3 £130 - 5
Aberdeen - 2 £260 -
West Lothian - 2 £350 -
Fife - 1 £373 -
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Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 32 (64.00%) SQL
2 19 (38.00%) SQL Server
3 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
4 17 (34.00%) Linux
5 16 (32.00%) UNIX
5 16 (32.00%) Java
6 14 (28.00%) ITIL
6 14 (28.00%) Finance
7 13 (26.00%) Oracle
7 13 (26.00%) Windows
8 12 (24.00%) IIS
9 11 (22.00%) .NET
10 9 (18.00%) Change Management
10 9 (18.00%) WebSphere
11 8 (16.00%) ETL
11 8 (16.00%) Perl
12 7 (14.00%) RDBMS
12 7 (14.00%) Relational Database
13 6 (12.00%) Capacity Planning
13 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (12.00%) Windows 7
13 6 (12.00%) Rational Rhapsody
13 6 (12.00%) Publishing
13 6 (12.00%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (12.00%) Internet
14 5 (10.00%) Firewall
14 5 (10.00%) HP
14 5 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
14 5 (10.00%) Banking
14 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 12 (24.00%) IIS
2 9 (18.00%) WebSphere
3 5 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (8.00%) Tomcat
5 3 (6.00%) WebLogic
6 2 (4.00%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
7 1 (2.00%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Office
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (2.00%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) Internet
2 5 (10.00%) Firewall
3 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.00%) DNS
4 2 (4.00%) DMZ
4 2 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (38.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.00%) RDBMS
2 7 (14.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.00%) Informix
3 3 (6.00%) InterSystems Cache
4 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (12.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (2.00%) Toad
General
1 14 (28.00%) Finance
2 6 (12.00%) Publishing
3 5 (10.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.00%) .NET
2 3 (6.00%) Web Services
3 2 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (4.00%) Middleware
3 2 (4.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (4.00%) JSP
4 1 (2.00%) SOAP
4 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.00%) XML
4 1 (2.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.00%) e-Health
2 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.00%) CMDB
2 2 (4.00%) DataPower
3 1 (2.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.00%) Linux
2 16 (32.00%) UNIX
3 13 (26.00%) Windows
4 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (12.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.00%) ITIL
2 9 (18.00%) Change Management
3 8 (16.00%) ETL
4 6 (12.00%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (8.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.00%) Business Analysis
6 3 (6.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (6.00%) Data Modelling
7 2 (4.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.00%) Service Management
7 2 (4.00%) ITSM
7 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (4.00%) Performance Management
7 2 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (2.00%) Data Transformation
8 1 (2.00%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.00%) Wealth Management
8 1 (2.00%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (64.00%) SQL
2 16 (32.00%) Java
3 8 (16.00%) Perl
4 3 (6.00%) PHP
5 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.00%) VBA
5 1 (2.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.00%) Degree
2 4 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (12.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (26.00%) Oracle
3 5 (10.00%) HP
4 4 (8.00%) Citrix
4 4 (8.00%) TIBCO
5 3 (6.00%) InterSystems
5 3 (6.00%) IBM
5 3 (6.00%) ClickSoftware Technologies
5 3 (6.00%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (4.00%) Sybase
7 1 (2.00%) SAP
7 1 (2.00%) Cognos
7 1 (2.00%) Baan
7 1 (2.00%) Fidessa
7 1 (2.00%) thinkFolio
7 1 (2.00%) Remedy
7 1 (2.00%) Charles River
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