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 30 August 2016 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 113 125 128
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 23 23 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.80% 0.70% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.73% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 13
Median daily rate £375 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £283 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £419 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £350 £250
% change year-on-year
-13.57% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £59.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +197.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £22.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +11.11%
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
2731 3132 3020
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.50% 95.49% 95.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1784 1991 1933
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 223 173
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 30 August 2016.

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 30 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Wiltshire - 7 £400 - 2
Bristol +1 5 £281 -19.64% 8
Gloucestershire +1 4 £355 +18.33%
Devon +7 2 £325 -7.14%
Dorset - 2 £200 - 1
Somerset - 1 £375 - 3
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 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 15 (44.12%) Java
2 13 (38.24%) SQL
3 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
4 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
5 9 (26.47%) .NET
5 9 (26.47%) Oracle
5 9 (26.47%) ITIL
6 8 (23.53%) Perl
6 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
6 8 (23.53%) Remedy
7 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
7 6 (17.65%) Apache
7 6 (17.65%) PHP
7 6 (17.65%) IIS
7 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
8 5 (14.71%) Alfresco
8 5 (14.71%) Spring
8 5 (14.71%) VBA
8 5 (14.71%) MySQL
8 5 (14.71%) Classic ASP
8 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET
8 5 (14.71%) Tomcat
8 5 (14.71%) MS Access
8 5 (14.71%) Intranet
8 5 (14.71%) Configuration Management
9 4 (11.76%) Project Management
9 4 (11.76%) Service Management
9 4 (11.76%) XML
9 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
9 4 (11.76%) Clustering

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 6 (17.65%) Apache
1 6 (17.65%) IIS
2 5 (14.71%) Alfresco
2 5 (14.71%) Tomcat
3 3 (8.82%) Apache Solr
4 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.88%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.94%) CMS
5 1 (2.94%) JBoss
5 1 (2.94%) NServiceBus
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (2.94%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.82%) CATIA
2 3 (8.82%) MS Office
2 3 (8.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (2.94%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) Intranet
2 2 (5.88%) DNS
3 1 (2.94%) DHCP
3 1 (2.94%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.71%) MS Access
2 5 (14.71%) MySQL
3 1 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.94%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.94%) Mercurial
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (2.94%) Subversion
General
1 2 (5.88%) Retail
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (26.47%) .NET
2 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET
2 5 (14.71%) Classic ASP
2 5 (14.71%) Spring
3 4 (11.76%) JSON
3 4 (11.76%) XML
4 3 (8.82%) CSS
4 3 (8.82%) Java EE
5 2 (5.88%) HTML
5 2 (5.88%) Spring MVC
5 2 (5.88%) Web Services
6 1 (2.94%) CSS3
6 1 (2.94%) D3.js
6 1 (2.94%) HTML5
6 1 (2.94%) J2EE
6 1 (2.94%) jQuery
6 1 (2.94%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (2.94%) RequireJS
6 1 (2.94%) SOAP
6 1 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Clustering
2 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) EPoS
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) AIX
2 1 (2.94%) Unix
2 1 (2.94%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) ITIL
2 5 (14.71%) Configuration Management
3 4 (11.76%) Project Management
3 4 (11.76%) Service Management
4 3 (8.82%) CAD
4 3 (8.82%) DevOps
4 3 (8.82%) Functional Testing
4 3 (8.82%) PLM
4 3 (8.82%) Validation
4 3 (8.82%) Workflow
5 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.88%) Change Control
5 2 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.88%) MVC
6 1 (2.94%) Content Management
6 1 (2.94%) ERD
6 1 (2.94%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.94%) Release Management
6 1 (2.94%) Resource Management
6 1 (2.94%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (44.12%) Java
2 13 (38.24%) SQL
3 8 (23.53%) Perl
4 6 (17.65%) PHP
5 5 (14.71%) VBA
6 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
7 3 (8.82%) C
7 3 (8.82%) C++
8 2 (5.88%) PL/SQL
8 2 (5.88%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.94%) ECMAScript
9 1 (2.94%) ES6
9 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) Oracle
2 8 (23.53%) Remedy
3 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.82%) Citrix
4 3 (8.82%) Northgate
4 3 (8.82%) PTC
5 1 (2.94%) AppDynamics
5 1 (2.94%) Civica
5 1 (2.94%) Google
5 1 (2.94%) Infor
5 1 (2.94%) VMware