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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 125 137 113
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -24
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 13 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.42% 0.16% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.17% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £275 £299
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £275 £324
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -15.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £27.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £26.00 £15.24
% change year-on-year
-24.03% +70.60%
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
2877 2942 2145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.71% 92.34% 94.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1767 1804 1280
Average daily rate £375 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £499 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 181 148
Average hourly rate £20.09 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.46% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.07 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.63 £45.00 £41.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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 1 May 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 1 May 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
Gloucestershire -8 5 £473 - 2
Wiltshire +7 3 £300 - 3
Bristol - 1 - - 3
Devon - 1 £300 -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 14 (53.85%) SQL
2 11 (42.31%) ITIL
3 10 (38.46%) Windows
4 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
5 6 (23.08%) Oracle
6 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
6 5 (19.23%) C#
6 5 (19.23%) Java
6 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
7 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
8 3 (11.54%) VMware
8 3 (11.54%) Capita
8 3 (11.54%) Change Management
8 3 (11.54%) Linux
8 3 (11.54%) MS Office
8 3 (11.54%) DV Cleared
8 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
8 3 (11.54%) Statistics
9 2 (7.69%) Application Packaging
9 2 (7.69%) Office 365
9 2 (7.69%) VB
9 2 (7.69%) C
9 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
9 2 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (7.69%) OpenText
9 2 (7.69%) MSI
9 2 (7.69%) VB6
10 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (3.85%) Logistics

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
1 1 (3.85%) IIS
1 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.85%) Siebel EIM
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
2 1 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MSI
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) XML
2 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.85%) Java EE
2 1 (3.85%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Statistics
2 1 (3.85%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Linux
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.85%) UNIX
3 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) ITIL
2 3 (11.54%) Change Management
2 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.85%) Logistics
3 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
3 1 (3.85%) Migration
3 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.85%) CRM
3 1 (3.85%) ERP
3 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) SQL
2 5 (19.23%) C#
2 5 (19.23%) Java
3 2 (7.69%) VB
3 2 (7.69%) C
3 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
3 2 (7.69%) VB6
4 1 (3.85%) Ruby
4 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.85%) Python
4 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.85%) Perl
4 1 (3.85%) C++
4 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
2 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) DV Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.54%) VMware
3 3 (11.54%) Capita
4 2 (7.69%) OpenText
5 1 (3.85%) Remedy
5 1 (3.85%) Citrix
5 1 (3.85%) Siebel
5 1 (3.85%) Business Objects
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