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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 130 102 131
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +29
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 14 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.41% 0.28% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.31% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 0
Average daily rate
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £325 £250
% change year-on-year
-19.23% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £21.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £19.17 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-21.75% +5.04%
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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
3166 1959 2802
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.78% 92.36% 93.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2060 1252 1589
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 168 243
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.25 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.70% -18.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

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 23 October 2014.

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 23 October 2014. 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
Devon - 6 £380 -
Bristol - 5 £255 - 11
Dorset -1 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £265 - 2
Cornwall - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 16 (48.48%) Finance
2 9 (27.27%) SQL
3 7 (21.21%) Java
3 7 (21.21%) ITIL
3 7 (21.21%) Windows
3 7 (21.21%) SLA
4 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
5 5 (15.15%) Mentoring
5 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (15.15%) Spring
5 5 (15.15%) Linux
5 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
5 5 (15.15%) Service Management
5 5 (15.15%) Tivoli
5 5 (15.15%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 4 (12.12%) IBM
6 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
6 4 (12.12%) Problem Management
7 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
7 3 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (9.09%) Oracle
7 3 (9.09%) Perl
7 3 (9.09%) PL/SQL
7 3 (9.09%) T-SQL
7 3 (9.09%) .NET
7 3 (9.09%) Citrix
7 3 (9.09%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.03%) Apache
3 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.03%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.03%) SAN
1 1 (3.03%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.06%) Siebel EIM
4 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) StarTeam
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle APEX
General
1 16 (48.48%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.03%) Military
2 1 (3.03%) Marketing
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
2 1 (3.03%) Back Office
2 1 (3.03%) Electronics
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) Spring
2 3 (9.09%) .NET
2 3 (9.09%) XML
3 2 (6.06%) J2EE
4 1 (3.03%) CSS
4 1 (3.03%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.03%) VAX
2 1 (3.03%) DTV
2 1 (3.03%) EPoS
2 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Windows
2 5 (15.15%) Linux
3 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.06%) UNIX
5 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.03%) Solaris
5 1 (3.03%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) ITIL
2 5 (15.15%) Mentoring
2 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (15.15%) Service Management
3 4 (12.12%) Problem Management
4 3 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.06%) CRM
5 2 (6.06%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (3.03%) Migration
6 1 (3.03%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.03%) Release Management
6 1 (3.03%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (3.03%) SAP Implementation
6 1 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.03%) SAP Security
6 1 (3.03%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) SQL
2 7 (21.21%) Java
3 3 (9.09%) Perl
3 3 (9.09%) PL/SQL
3 3 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.03%) VB
5 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) MCSE
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.21%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.03%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.03%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) Tivoli
1 5 (15.15%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (3.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) IBM
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle
2 3 (9.09%) Citrix
3 2 (6.06%) SAP
3 2 (6.06%) Siebel
4 1 (3.03%) VMware
4 1 (3.03%) HP
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.03%) Remedy
4 1 (3.03%) Red Hat