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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 132 135 113
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -22
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 12 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.40% 0.43% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.45% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 8
Average daily rate £311 £300 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £20.00 £87.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.14% +191.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -
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
2846 3089 2451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.54% 95.81% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1906 1957 1481
Average daily rate £375 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 174 162
Average hourly rate £35.00 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the South West region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +14 6 £630 +33.33%
Bristol +2 3 £310 +3.33% 3
Somerset 0 1 - - 5
Wiltshire -7 1 - - 4
Devon - 1 - -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 31 (68.89%) SQL
2 22 (48.89%) Security Cleared
3 21 (46.67%) SQL Server
4 19 (42.22%) .NET
5 18 (40.00%) Java
6 17 (37.78%) Oracle
6 17 (37.78%) DV Cleared
7 14 (31.11%) Microsoft
8 10 (22.22%) C#
8 10 (22.22%) ITIL
9 8 (17.78%) Shell Script
9 8 (17.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (17.78%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (15.56%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (15.56%) Oracle BPM
10 7 (15.56%) Oracle Database
10 7 (15.56%) WebSphere
10 7 (15.56%) Finance
10 7 (15.56%) Service Management
10 7 (15.56%) AIX
10 7 (15.56%) Linux
10 7 (15.56%) WebLogic
10 7 (15.56%) ASP.NET
10 7 (15.56%) HTML
10 7 (15.56%) VB
11 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
11 6 (13.33%) MS Excel
12 5 (11.11%) Relational Database
12 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 7 (15.56%) WebLogic
1 7 (15.56%) WebSphere
2 4 (8.89%) LiveLink
3 3 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) Internet
1 2 (4.44%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (17.78%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (17.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (15.56%) Oracle Database
3 7 (15.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 5 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.44%) MS Access
5 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (2.22%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle APEX
General
1 7 (15.56%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Back Office
3 1 (2.22%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (42.22%) .NET
2 7 (15.56%) ASP.NET
2 7 (15.56%) HTML
3 4 (8.89%) ODBC
4 3 (6.67%) Web Services
5 2 (4.44%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (4.44%) Classic ASP
5 2 (4.44%) COM
5 2 (4.44%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (4.44%) WinForms
6 1 (2.22%) CGI
6 1 (2.22%) Drools
6 1 (2.22%) Java EE
6 1 (2.22%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.89%) AS400
2 4 (8.89%) Data Structures
2 4 (8.89%) iSeries
3 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.22%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.22%) NHS
4 1 (2.22%) Replication
4 1 (2.22%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.56%) AIX
1 7 (15.56%) Linux
2 5 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.22%) ITIL
2 7 (15.56%) Service Management
3 4 (8.89%) ERP
3 4 (8.89%) Incident Management
4 2 (4.44%) Capacity Management
4 2 (4.44%) CRM
4 2 (4.44%) Migration
4 2 (4.44%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (4.44%) Performance Testing
4 2 (4.44%) Resource Management
4 2 (4.44%) Security Management
4 2 (4.44%) SOA
5 1 (2.22%) CAD
5 1 (2.22%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.22%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.22%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 31 (68.89%) SQL
2 18 (40.00%) Java
3 10 (22.22%) C#
4 8 (17.78%) Shell Script
5 7 (15.56%) VB
6 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
7 4 (8.89%) C++
7 4 (8.89%) RPG
8 3 (6.67%) C
8 3 (6.67%) VB6
9 2 (4.44%) PHP
9 2 (4.44%) VBA
10 1 (2.22%) Perl
10 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
10 1 (2.22%) Python
10 1 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (48.89%) Security Cleared
2 17 (37.78%) DV Cleared
3 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 17 (37.78%) Oracle
2 14 (31.11%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.89%) IBM
3 4 (8.89%) Infor
3 4 (8.89%) MAPICS
3 4 (8.89%) Remedy
4 3 (6.67%) Citrix
5 1 (2.22%) OpenText
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