The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales 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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 60 46 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 1 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.17% 1.31% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 1.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £323 £258
% change year-on-year
-17.82% +25.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £19.09 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £18.01
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +19.41%
Applications Support
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales 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
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
559 429 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 94.43% 93.67% 91.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 277 214
Average daily rate £340 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 29 19
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.95 £12.50 £11.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £19.17 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Applications Support
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 South Wales region over the 3 months to 2 October 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
Newport - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
Applications Support
Wales

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) TestDirector
2 3 (60.00%) UML
2 3 (60.00%) OO
2 3 (60.00%) MS Project
2 3 (60.00%) MS Office
2 3 (60.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) iSeries
3 2 (40.00%) IIS
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) SLA
3 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (40.00%) AS400
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) SCCM
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 (40.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Project
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (20.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) TestDirector
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) iSeries
1 2 (40.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) OS/400
3 1 (20.00%) AIX
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
1 3 (60.00%) UML
1 3 (60.00%) OO
2 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (20.00%) COBOL
1 1 (20.00%) RPG
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
2 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) IBM