The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield 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 20 30 29
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 6 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 2.78% 2.02% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.88% 2.17% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Average daily rate
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£165 £174 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.03% +8.59%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £28.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-29.20% +61.42%
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South Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Sheffield 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
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
208 230 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 96.30% 92.74% 89.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 141 113
Average daily rate £325 £308 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% -1.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 28 17
Average hourly rate £15.00 £32.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% +170.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.79 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £44.60 £30.00
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 Sheffield

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

Applications Support
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 8 (88.89%) Incident Management
2 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 7 (77.78%) Windows
3 6 (66.67%) ITIL
3 6 (66.67%) SLA
3 6 (66.67%) Change Management
3 6 (66.67%) Management Information System
3 6 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (44.44%) IIS
5 3 (33.33%) Change Control
5 3 (33.33%) NHS
5 3 (33.33%) UNIX
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL V3
7 1 (11.11%) Splunk
7 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
7 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
7 1 (11.11%) CentOS
7 1 (11.11%) .NET
7 1 (11.11%) Linux
7 1 (11.11%) RAD
7 1 (11.11%) Python
7 1 (11.11%) Service Management
7 1 (11.11%) Ubuntu

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 4 (44.44%) IIS
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (33.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Ubuntu
3 1 (11.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Incident Management
2 6 (66.67%) ITIL
2 6 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (66.67%) Change Management
3 3 (33.33%) Change Control
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL V3
5 1 (11.11%) RAD
5 1 (11.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Splunk