The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South Yorkshire region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 27 29 33
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 8 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 2.52% 2.04% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.63% 2.20% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
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£180 £178 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +14.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £172 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £191 £159
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 £300
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
Job Titles Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
304 273 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 95.60% 92.86% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 165 129
Average daily rate £315 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £161 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £440 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 40 27
Average hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +47.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.44 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.30 £50.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
Applications Support
Yorkshire

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
Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support across the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Applications Support Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 July 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
Sheffield -4 4 £160 -9.85%
Rotherham - 1 £180 -
Applications Support
Yorkshire

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 25 (86.21%) SQL
2 18 (62.07%) SQL Server
3 16 (55.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 16 (55.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (44.83%) T-SQL
4 13 (44.83%) SQL Server 2000
5 11 (37.93%) Replication
5 11 (37.93%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (31.03%) Network Security
7 7 (24.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (24.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (24.14%) Windows
8 6 (20.69%) Incident Management
9 5 (17.24%) IIS
9 5 (17.24%) ITIL
9 5 (17.24%) UNIX
9 5 (17.24%) NHS
10 4 (13.79%) SLA
10 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
10 4 (13.79%) Change Management
10 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
10 4 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (10.34%) Infoflex
11 3 (10.34%) Linux
12 2 (6.90%) .NET
12 2 (6.90%) Oracle
12 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (6.90%) DTS
12 2 (6.90%) Service Management
12 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 5 (17.24%) IIS
2 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.45%) Apache
3 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 9 (31.03%) Network Security
2 1 (3.45%) PuTTY
2 1 (3.45%) Firewall
2 1 (3.45%) SSH
2 1 (3.45%) HTTP
2 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.45%) HTTPS
2 1 (3.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (62.07%) SQL Server
2 16 (55.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 16 (55.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (44.83%) SQL Server 2000
4 7 (24.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (24.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (6.90%) DTS
5 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (3.45%) DB2
6 1 (3.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) JIRA
General
1 1 (3.45%) Electronics
1 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
1 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) Hibernate
2 1 (3.45%) Spring
2 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) Replication
2 5 (17.24%) NHS
3 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.45%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) UNIX
3 3 (10.34%) Linux
4 1 (3.45%) CentOS
4 1 (3.45%) Debian
4 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (20.69%) Incident Management
3 5 (17.24%) ITIL
4 4 (13.79%) Change Management
4 4 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.90%) Service Management
6 1 (3.45%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.45%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.45%) Change Control
6 1 (3.45%) CMMI
6 1 (3.45%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.45%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.45%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 25 (86.21%) SQL
2 13 (44.83%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.45%) Java
3 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Infoflex
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Splunk
3 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.45%) SAP