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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 124 99 97
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 8 29 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.31% 1.07% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 1.11% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 6
Average daily rate £275 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £160 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £381 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -
Applications Support
UK

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
2394 2603 2213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.96% 95.80% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1263 1449 1069
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 56 66
Average hourly rate £22.25 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.61% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £12.00 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 February 2016.

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 February 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
(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
Edinburgh -21 5 £300 -14.28% 1
Glasgow +7 3 £250 +44.92% 1
Applications Support
UK

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 20 (50.00%) SQL
2 15 (37.50%) ITIL
3 14 (35.00%) Oracle
3 14 (35.00%) Unix
4 11 (27.50%) Content Management
5 7 (17.50%) Banking
5 7 (17.50%) Tomcat
5 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
5 7 (17.50%) Java
5 7 (17.50%) JavaScript
6 6 (15.00%) Linux
6 6 (15.00%) Application Packaging
7 5 (12.50%) Computer Science
7 5 (12.50%) Degree
7 5 (12.50%) REST
7 5 (12.50%) ActiveMQ
7 5 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (12.50%) Service Management
7 5 (12.50%) ITSM
7 5 (12.50%) Finance
7 5 (12.50%) Apache
7 5 (12.50%) CRM
7 5 (12.50%) C
7 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 5 (12.50%) MySQL
7 5 (12.50%) IIS
8 4 (10.00%) .NET
8 4 (10.00%) HTML
8 4 (10.00%) Citrix
8 4 (10.00%) Citrix Certification

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 7 (17.50%) Tomcat
2 5 (12.50%) Apache
2 5 (12.50%) IIS
3 2 (5.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (5.00%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (2.50%) CICS
4 1 (2.50%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.00%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) SSL
2 2 (5.00%) HTTP
3 1 (2.50%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.50%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) MySQL
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Log4j
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (5.00%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (17.50%) Banking
2 5 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) ActiveMQ
1 5 (12.50%) REST
2 4 (10.00%) .NET
2 4 (10.00%) HTML
3 2 (5.00%) CSS
4 1 (2.50%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.00%) DataPower
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.50%) NHS
3 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.00%) Unix
2 6 (15.00%) Linux
3 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) ITIL
2 11 (27.50%) Content Management
3 6 (15.00%) Application Packaging
4 5 (12.50%) CRM
4 5 (12.50%) ITSM
4 5 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
4 5 (12.50%) Service Management
5 4 (10.00%) Project Management
5 4 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (10.00%) Time Management
6 3 (7.50%) Coaching
6 3 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (7.50%) Data Analysis
6 3 (7.50%) Memory Management
6 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2
6 3 (7.50%) Product Management
6 3 (7.50%) Six Sigma
7 2 (5.00%) Asset Management
7 2 (5.00%) Change Management
8 1 (2.50%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (17.50%) Java
2 7 (17.50%) JavaScript
3 5 (12.50%) C
4 3 (7.50%) AWK
4 3 (7.50%) C#
4 3 (7.50%) sed
5 2 (5.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.50%) COBOL
6 1 (2.50%) PHP
6 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.50%) VB
6 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Degree
2 4 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (10.00%) MCSE
2 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.50%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (35.00%) Oracle
2 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (2.50%) Charles River
4 1 (2.50%) IBM