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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 61 51 34
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -17
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 3 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.55% 0.97% 2.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 1.00% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 8
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.77% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £17.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+68.11% -9.21%
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
534 502 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 97.09% 97.48% 95.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 361 225
Average daily rate £338 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 21 25
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.50 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £22.50 £105.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 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
Cardiff -17 1 £450 +5.88% 2
Applications Support
Wales

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (66.67%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) JUnit
3 2 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) Perl
3 2 (33.33%) PHP
3 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) MySQL
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Apache
3 2 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
3 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (33.33%) Eclipse
3 2 (33.33%) IntelliJ
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (33.33%) SAML
3 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) HTTPS

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (33.33%) Apache
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (33.33%) Lync
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
1 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) HTTPS
1 2 (33.33%) SSH
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (33.33%) Wireshark
2 1 (16.67%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 2 (33.33%) IntelliJ
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (33.33%) JUnit
1 2 (33.33%) Maven
1 2 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (16.67%) AdminStudio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Java EE
1 2 (33.33%) LAMP
1 2 (33.33%) SAML
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
1 2 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Cryptography
1 2 (33.33%) PKI
2 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Management
3 1 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) Perl
1 2 (33.33%) PHP
1 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
1 2 (33.33%) Python
1 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Ansible
1 2 (33.33%) yum
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) SCOM
2 1 (16.67%) SCSM
2 1 (16.67%) SCVMM
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (33.33%) VMware