The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire 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 26 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 38 16 23
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 13 23 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 2.98% 6.91% 3.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.17% 7.21% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 7
Average daily rate
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£225 £200 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £160 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £300 £187
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £295 £298
% change year-on-year
+10.16% -0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +1.35%
Applications Support
Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
410 319 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 94.04% 95.80% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 187 141
Average daily rate £330 £305 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.37% +1.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £185 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 32 29
Average hourly rate £13.46 £14.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.85% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.09 £11.88 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -4.28%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Applications Support in the job title across the South Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Applications Support across the South Yorkshire region.

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Applications Support across the South Yorkshire region.

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Applications Support
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 26 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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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
Rotherham +3 5 £225 +25.00%
Sheffield -3 4 £220 +31.34% 2
Applications Support
Yorkshire

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 14 (77.78%) IIS
3 12 (66.67%) SQL
3 12 (66.67%) ITIL
4 11 (61.11%) Linux
4 11 (61.11%) JBoss
4 11 (61.11%) .NET
4 11 (61.11%) SQL Server
5 8 (44.44%) Firewall
5 8 (44.44%) SharePoint
6 7 (38.89%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (38.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 6 (33.33%) Oracle
7 6 (33.33%) UNIX
7 6 (33.33%) Web Services
7 6 (33.33%) XML
8 4 (22.22%) VB
8 4 (22.22%) Incident Management
8 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
9 3 (16.67%) Server Building
10 2 (11.11%) XenApp
10 2 (11.11%) vSphere
10 2 (11.11%) UAG
10 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (11.11%) Cisco
10 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 14 (77.78%) IIS
2 11 (61.11%) JBoss
3 8 (44.44%) SharePoint
4 7 (38.89%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (11.11%) Apache
6 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) Firewall
2 2 (11.11%) FTP
2 2 (11.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (61.11%) SQL Server
2 7 (38.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.56%) Electronics
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.56%) Multimedia
1 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (61.11%) .NET
2 6 (33.33%) Web Services
2 6 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 11 (61.11%) Linux
3 6 (33.33%) UNIX
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 2000
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Incident Management
3 3 (16.67%) Server Building
4 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) VB
2 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
3 2 (11.11%) Java
3 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.11%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) CCA
1 2 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) XenApp
1 2 (11.11%) vSphere
1 2 (11.11%) UAG
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.11%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 6 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco
2 2 (11.11%) EMC
2 2 (11.11%) Citrix
2 2 (11.11%) NetApp
2 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.56%) SAP