The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had Applications Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Support
England / South West
Rank 118 133 137
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 18 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.67% 0.40% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.42% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 5
Median daily rate £250 £471 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.94% +34.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £231 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £630 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-10.15% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £39.00 £20.00 £87.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.00% -77.14%
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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2570 2882 3030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.11% 96.26% 95.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1682 1917 1919
Median daily rate £385 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 165 160
Median hourly rate £38.25 £32.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.69% +14.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £44.50
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 the South West

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Applications Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support across the South West region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Applications Support Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Applications Support
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 22 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
Devon +7 9 - -
Bristol +10 4 £250 +53.84% 4
Somerset +1 3 - - 1
Applications Support
England

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 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 West region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 17 (70.83%) Oracle
2 14 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 14 (58.33%) ITIL
2 14 (58.33%) Oracle Database
3 10 (41.67%) WebSphere
3 10 (41.67%) IIS
4 9 (37.50%) IBM
4 9 (37.50%) AIX
4 9 (37.50%) Linux
4 9 (37.50%) SQL
4 9 (37.50%) Java
5 8 (33.33%) Perl
5 8 (33.33%) VBScript
5 8 (33.33%) Ant
5 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 8 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 8 (33.33%) Kerberos
5 8 (33.33%) Subversion
5 8 (33.33%) GlassFish
5 8 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 8 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (25.00%) Finance
6 6 (25.00%) Shell Script
6 6 (25.00%) Unix
7 5 (20.83%) Windows
8 4 (16.67%) Solaris
8 4 (16.67%) PL/SQL
8 4 (16.67%) Bash Shell
9 3 (12.50%) Capacity Management
9 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared

Applications Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 10 (41.67%) IIS
1 10 (41.67%) WebSphere
2 8 (33.33%) GlassFish
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (58.33%) Oracle Database
1 14 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Ant
1 8 (33.33%) Subversion
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Aerospace
3 1 (4.17%) Billing
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) Grails
2 1 (4.17%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (4.17%) JPA
2 1 (4.17%) JSON
2 1 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (4.17%) Spring
2 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) EPoS
1 1 (4.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) AIX
1 9 (37.50%) Linux
2 8 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (25.00%) Unix
4 5 (20.83%) Windows
5 4 (16.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) ITIL
2 3 (12.50%) Capacity Management
2 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 2 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (8.33%) Security Management
4 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.17%) Migration
4 1 (4.17%) Open Source
4 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.17%) Project Management
4 1 (4.17%) Statistics
4 1 (4.17%) Trend Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) Java
1 9 (37.50%) SQL
2 8 (33.33%) Perl
2 8 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 8 (33.33%) VBScript
3 6 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 4 (16.67%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.17%) C#
5 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) Oracle
2 9 (37.50%) IBM
3 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.17%) IFS
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