The first table below looks at the demand for the Applications Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Wales 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 28 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 Wales 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 74 - 51
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 1 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.13% - 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% - 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Average daily rate
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- - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £256 £300
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -14.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +36.36%
Job Titles Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
733 495 579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 95.32% 92.18% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 291 306
Average daily rate £365 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.74% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 33
Average hourly rate £13.25 £14.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.62% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.25 £18.00 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Applications Support
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 28 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
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West Wales - - - -
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Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 12 (66.67%) Finance
2 10 (55.56%) Windows
3 8 (44.44%) Banking
4 7 (38.89%) Project Management
4 7 (38.89%) UNIX
4 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
4 7 (38.89%) SQL
5 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 6 (33.33%) MS Office
5 6 (33.33%) iSeries
6 5 (27.78%) SLA
6 5 (27.78%) Shell Script
7 4 (22.22%) TestDirector
7 4 (22.22%) IIS
7 4 (22.22%) MS Project
7 4 (22.22%) AIX
7 4 (22.22%) UML
7 4 (22.22%) OO
7 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
8 3 (16.67%) Supplier Management
8 3 (16.67%) WebSphere
8 3 (16.67%) AS400
8 3 (16.67%) DB2
8 3 (16.67%) COBOL
8 3 (16.67%) PL/SQL
8 3 (16.67%) RPG
8 3 (16.67%) OS/400
8 3 (16.67%) IBM
8 3 (16.67%) Oracle
9 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 (22.22%) IIS
2 3 (16.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.56%) Documentum
3 1 (5.56%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) MS Office
2 4 (22.22%) MS Project
3 1 (5.56%) FastStats
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) DB2
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (5.56%) MySQL
4 1 (5.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) TestDirector
General
1 12 (66.67%) Finance
2 8 (44.44%) Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) iSeries
2 3 (16.67%) AS400
3 1 (5.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) UNIX
3 4 (22.22%) AIX
4 3 (16.67%) OS/400
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Project Management
2 4 (22.22%) UML
2 4 (22.22%) OO
3 3 (16.67%) Supplier Management
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
4 2 (11.11%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Software Distribution
5 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL
5 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) SQL
2 5 (27.78%) Shell Script
3 3 (16.67%) COBOL
3 3 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 3 (16.67%) RPG
4 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) SLA
2 2 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
1 1 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) IBM