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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 127 107 105
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 13 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.41% 0.69% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.75% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 9
Average daily rate
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£275 £150 £138
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £150 £83
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £300 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £87.50 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+191.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +8.57%
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
2999 2266 2328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.98% 92.41% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1952 1393 1385
Average daily rate £385 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £476 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 160 192
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +23.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £35.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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
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 30 January 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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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
Wiltshire -7 4 £275 +83.33% 2
Dorset - 3 £513 -
Somerset -6 2 £244 -18.75% 5
Gloucestershire -16 2 - - 3
Bristol - 1 £300 - 7
Cornwall - - - -
Devon - - - -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 9 (36.00%) ITIL
1 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (32.00%) SQL
3 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (20.00%) Linux
4 5 (20.00%) Tivoli
4 5 (20.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 4 (16.00%) IBM
5 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (16.00%) Windows
5 4 (16.00%) Perl
5 4 (16.00%) Oracle
6 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database
6 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
6 3 (12.00%) Java
6 3 (12.00%) UNIX
6 3 (12.00%) VB
6 3 (12.00%) MS Office
6 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (12.00%) Citrix
6 3 (12.00%) CRM
6 3 (12.00%) Siebel
6 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (12.00%) Finance
6 3 (12.00%) Siebel EIM
6 3 (12.00%) VMware
6 3 (12.00%) Service Management
6 3 (12.00%) SLA
7 2 (8.00%) Blackberry

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.00%) IIS
3 1 (4.00%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS Project
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) SAN
1 1 (4.00%) Firewall
1 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (12.00%) Siebel EIM
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) StarTeam
1 1 (4.00%) MSI
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
3 1 (4.00%) Military
3 1 (4.00%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Application Packaging
1 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.00%) Statistics
2 1 (4.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Linux
2 4 (16.00%) Windows
3 3 (12.00%) UNIX
4 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) ITIL
2 3 (12.00%) CRM
2 3 (12.00%) Service Management
3 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.00%) Release Management
4 1 (4.00%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (4.00%) SAP Implementation
4 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (4.00%) Logistics
4 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (4.00%) Transition Management
4 1 (4.00%) SAP Security
4 1 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.00%) ERP
4 1 (4.00%) Migration
4 1 (4.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.00%) Perl
3 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (12.00%) Java
3 3 (12.00%) VB
4 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (8.00%) C#
4 2 (8.00%) VB6
5 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) MCSE
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) Tivoli
1 5 (20.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (4.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) IBM
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle
2 3 (12.00%) Citrix
2 3 (12.00%) Siebel
2 3 (12.00%) VMware
3 2 (8.00%) SAP
4 1 (4.00%) Business Objects
4 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.00%) HP
4 1 (4.00%) Remedy
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