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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 136 130 139
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 4 21 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.15% 0.66% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.69% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 15 6
Median daily rate £250 £365 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.50% +39.04%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £36.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +107.14%
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
2580 3052 3225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.20% 95.64% 96.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1685 2057 2087
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 155 228
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.31 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.38% -3.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.68 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

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
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 4 December 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
Gloucestershire 0 2 - - 1
Dorset - 1 - - 4
Somerset - 1 £250 -
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 13 (48.15%) Java
2 11 (40.74%) SQL
3 10 (37.04%) Oracle
4 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
4 8 (29.63%) Perl
5 6 (22.22%) .NET
6 5 (18.52%) MySQL
6 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
6 5 (18.52%) XML
6 5 (18.52%) Apache
6 5 (18.52%) Tomcat
6 5 (18.52%) Intranet
6 5 (18.52%) Alfresco
6 5 (18.52%) Spring
6 5 (18.52%) JSON
7 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
7 4 (14.81%) Remedy
7 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
7 4 (14.81%) Project Management
7 4 (14.81%) Clustering
7 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
7 4 (14.81%) ITIL
8 3 (11.11%) DevOps
8 3 (11.11%) C
8 3 (11.11%) C++
8 3 (11.11%) IIS
8 3 (11.11%) MS Office
8 3 (11.11%) Workflow
8 3 (11.11%) Validation
8 3 (11.11%) Service Management

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 5 (18.52%) Alfresco
1 5 (18.52%) Apache
1 5 (18.52%) Tomcat
2 3 (11.11%) Apache Solr
2 3 (11.11%) IIS
3 1 (3.70%) JBoss
3 1 (3.70%) NServiceBus
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.11%) CATIA
2 3 (11.11%) MS Office
2 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
1 1 (3.70%) Northgate Housing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 5 (18.52%) MySQL
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.70%) MS Access
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.70%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.70%) Mercurial
2 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 3 (11.11%) Retail
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) .NET
2 5 (18.52%) JSON
2 5 (18.52%) Spring
2 5 (18.52%) XML
3 3 (11.11%) Java EE
4 2 (7.41%) CSS
4 2 (7.41%) Spring MVC
5 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.70%) Classic ASP
5 1 (3.70%) CSS3
5 1 (3.70%) Grails
5 1 (3.70%) HTML
5 1 (3.70%) HTML5
5 1 (3.70%) JPA
5 1 (3.70%) jQuery
5 1 (3.70%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (3.70%) SOAP
5 1 (3.70%) Web Services
5 1 (3.70%) XSL
5 1 (3.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Clustering
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) EPoS
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Linux
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
1 4 (14.81%) ITIL
1 4 (14.81%) Project Management
2 3 (11.11%) CAD
2 3 (11.11%) DevOps
2 3 (11.11%) Functional Testing
2 3 (11.11%) PLM
2 3 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (11.11%) Service Management
2 3 (11.11%) Validation
2 3 (11.11%) Workflow
3 2 (7.41%) Capacity Management
3 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
3 2 (7.41%) MVC
3 2 (7.41%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
3 2 (7.41%) Security Management
4 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.70%) ERP
4 1 (3.70%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) Java
2 11 (40.74%) SQL
3 8 (29.63%) Perl
4 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
5 3 (11.11%) C
5 3 (11.11%) C++
6 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.70%) C#
7 1 (3.70%) ECMAScript
7 1 (3.70%) ES6
7 1 (3.70%) PHP
7 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Docker
1 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Oracle
2 4 (14.81%) Remedy
3 3 (11.11%) PTC
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.41%) Northgate
5 1 (3.70%) AppDynamics
5 1 (3.70%) Citrix
5 1 (3.70%) Infor