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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 35 36 34
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 6 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 1.62% 2.32% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 2.56% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 4
Average daily rate
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£238 £176 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.75% +10.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £174 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £180 £167
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £310 £275
% change year-on-year
-14.51% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £17.51
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +28.53%
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
345 352 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 93.24% 90.72% 91.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 218 158
Average daily rate £330 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £425 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 32 25
Average hourly rate £15.00 £23.22 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.40% +52.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.67 £10.13 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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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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
Sheffield +4 4 £170 -4.89% 3
Rotherham - - - -
Applications Support
Yorkshire

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 24 (85.71%) SQL
2 15 (53.57%) SQL Server
3 13 (46.43%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (46.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (35.71%) T-SQL
5 9 (32.14%) Windows
5 9 (32.14%) SQL Server 2000
5 9 (32.14%) Incident Management
6 7 (25.00%) Network Security
6 7 (25.00%) Change Management
6 7 (25.00%) Management Information System
6 7 (25.00%) Replication
6 7 (25.00%) SLA
6 7 (25.00%) ITIL
6 7 (25.00%) IIS
6 7 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (21.43%) NHS
7 6 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (17.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
9 4 (14.29%) UNIX
10 3 (10.71%) .NET
10 3 (10.71%) Infoflex
10 3 (10.71%) Change Control
11 2 (7.14%) ITIL V3
11 2 (7.14%) Service Management
11 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
11 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
11 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 7 (25.00%) IIS
2 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.57%) Apache
3 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) Network Security
2 1 (3.57%) PuTTY
2 1 (3.57%) HTTP
2 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.57%) HTTPS
2 1 (3.57%) SSL
2 1 (3.57%) Firewall
2 1 (3.57%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (53.57%) SQL Server
2 13 (46.43%) SQL Server 2005
2 13 (46.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (32.14%) SQL Server 2000
4 6 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (17.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
7 1 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 1 (3.57%) Electronics
1 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
1 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.57%) XML
2 1 (3.57%) Hibernate
2 1 (3.57%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 7 (25.00%) Replication
2 6 (21.43%) NHS
3 1 (3.57%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 9 (32.14%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) UNIX
3 2 (7.14%) Linux
4 1 (3.57%) Debian
4 1 (3.57%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.57%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Incident Management
2 7 (25.00%) ITIL
2 7 (25.00%) Change Management
2 7 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 7 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (10.71%) Change Control
4 2 (7.14%) ITIL V3
4 2 (7.14%) Service Management
5 1 (3.57%) CMMI
5 1 (3.57%) RAD
5 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.57%) Matrix Management
5 1 (3.57%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (3.57%) Network Architecture
5 1 (3.57%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (85.71%) SQL
2 10 (35.71%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.57%) Python
3 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Infoflex
2 1 (3.57%) Splunk
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle
2 1 (3.57%) Business Objects
2 1 (3.57%) SAP
2 1 (3.57%) Red Hat