The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 128 120 95
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -25
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 22 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.66% 0.63% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.68% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 6
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£350 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £252 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £381 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £250 £300
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £59.50 £20.00 £23.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+197.50% -16.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.10 £20.00 £15.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £91.90 £20.00 £31.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -29.20%
Applications Support
England

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
3140 2951 2056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.87% 93.33% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2002 1896 1261
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 167 164
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

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 28 August 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Applications Support Hourly Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
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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
Gloucestershire - 8 £300 - 2
Devon 0 4 £350 -10.25%
Bristol -1 3 £350 +40.00% 9
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 25 (59.52%) SQL
2 22 (52.38%) SQL Server
3 18 (42.86%) Windows
3 18 (42.86%) .NET
4 16 (38.10%) ITIL
4 16 (38.10%) Microsoft
5 11 (26.19%) C#
6 10 (23.81%) Oracle
7 9 (21.43%) VB
7 9 (21.43%) HTML
7 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
8 8 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (16.67%) Shell Script
9 7 (16.67%) Linux
9 7 (16.67%) Finance
9 7 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (14.29%) DV Cleared
10 6 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (14.29%) Service Delivery
10 6 (14.29%) UNIX
10 6 (14.29%) IIS
10 6 (14.29%) Java
10 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
11 5 (11.90%) MySQL
12 4 (9.52%) OpenText
12 4 (9.52%) ISA Server
12 4 (9.52%) AS400
12 4 (9.52%) Change Management
12 4 (9.52%) Firewall
12 4 (9.52%) Capita

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 6 (14.29%) IIS
2 4 (9.52%) JBoss
2 4 (9.52%) Apache
2 4 (9.52%) Tomcat
2 4 (9.52%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Office
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
1 4 (9.52%) DNS
1 4 (9.52%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (52.38%) SQL Server
2 8 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (11.90%) MySQL
6 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (7.14%) MongoDB
8 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.38%) MSI
General
1 7 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Military
2 1 (2.38%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (42.86%) .NET
2 9 (21.43%) HTML
3 4 (9.52%) J2EE
3 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET
3 4 (9.52%) ODBC
4 3 (7.14%) .NET Framework
4 3 (7.14%) Java EE
4 3 (7.14%) Drools
5 2 (4.76%) CGI
5 2 (4.76%) COM
5 2 (4.76%) CSS
6 1 (2.38%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) AS400
1 4 (9.52%) iSeries
1 4 (9.52%) Data Structures
2 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) Statistics
4 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (42.86%) Windows
2 7 (16.67%) Linux
3 6 (14.29%) UNIX
4 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.76%) Windows XP
5 2 (4.76%) Solaris
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) ITIL
2 6 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 4 (9.52%) Change Management
3 4 (9.52%) ERP
4 3 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 3 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 3 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 3 (7.14%) Demand Management
5 2 (4.76%) Performance Testing
5 2 (4.76%) Project Management
5 2 (4.76%) SOA
6 1 (2.38%) Information Management
6 1 (2.38%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.38%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.38%) SDLC
6 1 (2.38%) Resource Management
6 1 (2.38%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (59.52%) SQL
2 11 (26.19%) C#
3 9 (21.43%) VB
4 7 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 6 (14.29%) Java
5 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 4 (9.52%) RPG
7 3 (7.14%) VB6
7 3 (7.14%) Ruby
7 3 (7.14%) Python
7 3 (7.14%) C++
7 3 (7.14%) PL/SQL
8 2 (4.76%) Perl
9 1 (2.38%) C
9 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 6 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) ISA Server
2 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 10 (23.81%) Oracle
3 4 (9.52%) BEA
3 4 (9.52%) MAPICS
3 4 (9.52%) OpenText
3 4 (9.52%) Capita
3 4 (9.52%) Infor
3 4 (9.52%) Ektron
3 4 (9.52%) IBM
4 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.76%) Cisco
4 2 (4.76%) Sun
5 1 (2.38%) Remedy
5 1 (2.38%) VMware
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