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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 32 25 14
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -11
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 4 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.43% 1.52% 5.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 1.58% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 6
Average daily rate
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£220 £168 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.34% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £162 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £174 £189
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £280 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -5.40%
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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
261 190 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 93.55% 95.96% 91.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 129 71
Average daily rate £363 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 19
Average hourly rate £12.50 £20.50 £12.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.02% +64.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.41 £10.00 £9.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £30.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 5 (83.33%) ITIL
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) UNIX
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (33.33%) VB
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) Perl
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) IIS
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (33.33%) CCA
4 2 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Terminal Services
4 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (33.33%) XenApp
4 2 (33.33%) vSphere
4 2 (33.33%) UAG
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) Linux
5 1 (16.67%) JBoss
5 1 (16.67%) Apache
5 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (16.67%) Multimedia

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 2 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) JBoss
2 1 (16.67%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (16.67%) Multimedia
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) UNIX
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) VB
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) Perl
2 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CCA
1 2 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) Terminal Services
1 2 (33.33%) XenApp
1 2 (33.33%) vSphere
1 2 (33.33%) UAG
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle