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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 114 137 108
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -29
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 19 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.64% 0.20% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.22% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 2
Average daily rate
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£331 £275 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.45% -7.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £275 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £280 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -5.40%
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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
2798 2771 1947
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.80% 92.49% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1754 1789 1173
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 196 143
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £15.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 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 22 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 -5 4 £473 - 5
Bristol - 4 £350 - 8
Wiltshire - 4 £300 - 5
Somerset +16 1 - - 2
Cornwall - 1 £325 -
Devon - 1 £300 -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 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 16 (51.61%) SQL
2 14 (45.16%) ITIL
3 13 (41.94%) Windows
4 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
5 7 (22.58%) Oracle
5 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
6 6 (19.35%) Linux
6 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
7 5 (16.13%) C#
8 4 (12.90%) Change Management
8 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
8 4 (12.90%) Shell Script
8 4 (12.90%) Java
8 4 (12.90%) IIS
8 4 (12.90%) UNIX
9 3 (9.68%) WebLogic
9 3 (9.68%) JBoss
9 3 (9.68%) Apache
9 3 (9.68%) Tomcat
9 3 (9.68%) .NET
9 3 (9.68%) J2EE
9 3 (9.68%) MySQL
9 3 (9.68%) BEA
9 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
9 3 (9.68%) DNS
9 3 (9.68%) SLA
9 3 (9.68%) Firewall
9 3 (9.68%) Finance
9 3 (9.68%) ISA Server
9 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 4 (12.90%) IIS
2 3 (9.68%) WebLogic
2 3 (9.68%) JBoss
2 3 (9.68%) Apache
2 3 (9.68%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
1 3 (9.68%) DNS
1 3 (9.68%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) MySQL
3 1 (3.23%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.23%) Siebel EIM
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MSI
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle APEX
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.23%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) .NET
1 3 (9.68%) J2EE
2 2 (6.45%) CSS
3 1 (3.23%) HTML
3 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.23%) Drools
3 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.23%) Java EE
3 1 (3.23%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Statistics
2 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (41.94%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) Linux
3 4 (12.90%) UNIX
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.45%) Solaris
4 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) ITIL
2 4 (12.90%) Change Management
3 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
3 3 (9.68%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.45%) Demand Management
4 2 (6.45%) Project Management
5 1 (3.23%) CRM
5 1 (3.23%) ERP
5 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.23%) Migration
5 1 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.23%) Information Management
5 1 (3.23%) Logistics
5 1 (3.23%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.23%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 16 (51.61%) SQL
2 5 (16.13%) C#
3 4 (12.90%) Shell Script
3 4 (12.90%) Java
4 2 (6.45%) VB6
4 2 (6.45%) PL/SQL
4 2 (6.45%) C
4 2 (6.45%) VB
5 1 (3.23%) Python
5 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.23%) C++
5 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
2 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.68%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) ISA Server
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Oracle
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.68%) BEA
3 3 (9.68%) Capita
3 3 (9.68%) Ektron
4 2 (6.45%) OpenText
4 2 (6.45%) VMware
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco
4 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
4 2 (6.45%) Sun
5 1 (3.23%) Siebel
5 1 (3.23%) Business Objects
5 1 (3.23%) Remedy