The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South Wales region that had Applications Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Support
Wales / South Wales
Rank 47 69 44
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -25
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 7 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.32% 0.52% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 0.53% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Median daily rate £325 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £450 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £450 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £316 £313
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.66 £29.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-39.10% +36.47%

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
508 565 466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 95.49% 97.92% 96.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 401 331
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 35 18
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £47.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South Wales region that featured Applications Support in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

Applications Support Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +21 5 £319 -29.16%
Newport - 1 £325 - 1
Applications Support
Wales

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, Applications Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
1 6 (85.71%) ITIL
1 6 (85.71%) IBM
1 6 (85.71%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (85.71%) Service Delivery
1 6 (85.71%) InterSystems
1 6 (85.71%) Fiorano
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 6 (85.71%) WebSphere
1 6 (85.71%) Release Management
1 6 (85.71%) IBM Integration Bus
1 6 (85.71%) JCAPS
2 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
2 3 (42.86%) HL7
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
2 3 (42.86%) XML
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL V3
3 2 (28.57%) Service Management
3 2 (28.57%) XSLT
3 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
3 2 (28.57%) NHS
3 2 (28.57%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) ITSM
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Management
3 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared

Applications Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (85.71%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (85.71%) JCAPS
1 6 (85.71%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) IBM Integration Bus
2 3 (42.86%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
1 2 (28.57%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) ITIL
1 6 (85.71%) Release Management
1 6 (85.71%) Service Delivery
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL V3
2 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
2 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
3 2 (28.57%) ITSM
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Management
3 2 (28.57%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) HL7
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Fiorano
1 6 (85.71%) IBM
1 6 (85.71%) InterSystems