The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Applications Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 124 104 113
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +9
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 8 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.29% 0.78% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.82% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 4
Median daily rate £260 £350 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% +86.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £215 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £413 £245
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £15.50 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £36.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +107.14%
Applications Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2584 2428 2237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.48% 94.33% 93.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1567 1344 1241
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £515 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 120 187
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £15.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.33 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £33.55 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Applications Support in the job title.

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Applications Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

Applications Support Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Applications Support
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire -1 5 £375 +87.50%
Birmingham -12 1 £145 -63.75% 1
Shropshire - 1 - -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, Applications Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
2 8 (34.78%) .NET
2 8 (34.78%) Oracle
3 7 (30.43%) SQL
3 7 (30.43%) Finance
4 6 (26.09%) VB.NET
4 6 (26.09%) C#
5 5 (21.74%) SLA
5 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (17.39%) Windows
7 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (13.04%) ERP
7 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
7 3 (13.04%) IIS
7 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
8 2 (8.70%) EPoS
8 2 (8.70%) Java
8 2 (8.70%) Oracle Discoverer
8 2 (8.70%) ITIL
8 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
8 2 (8.70%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (8.70%) WFM
8 2 (8.70%) SaaS
8 2 (8.70%) Dutch Language
8 2 (8.70%) French Language
8 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
8 2 (8.70%) CMS
8 2 (8.70%) Oracle HRMS
8 2 (8.70%) Oracle Workflow

Applications Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.04%) IIS
2 2 (8.70%) CMS
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Self-Service HR
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (4.35%) Apache
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.35%) JBoss
3 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.35%) Infor LN
2 1 (4.35%) MFGPRO
2 1 (4.35%) SAP CO
2 1 (4.35%) SAP FI
2 1 (4.35%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Discoverer
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Dutch Language
2 2 (8.70%) French Language
3 1 (4.35%) Advertising
3 1 (4.35%) Back Office
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Czech Language
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) HTML5
2 1 (4.35%) jQuery
2 1 (4.35%) ODBC
2 1 (4.35%) OLE
2 1 (4.35%) OLE DB
2 1 (4.35%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) EPoS
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.35%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Unix
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) ERP
2 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (8.70%) ITIL
2 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
2 2 (8.70%) WFM
2 2 (8.70%) Workflow
3 1 (4.35%) CRM
3 1 (4.35%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (4.35%) Data Management
3 1 (4.35%) Document Management
3 1 (4.35%) Master Data Management
3 1 (4.35%) PRINCE
3 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.35%) Project Management
3 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
3 1 (4.35%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (4.35%) UML
3 1 (4.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 6 (26.09%) C#
2 6 (26.09%) VB.NET
3 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
4 2 (8.70%) Java
5 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (4.35%) MCSA
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) IBM
3 1 (4.35%) Infor
3 1 (4.35%) JD Edwards
3 1 (4.35%) Pega
3 1 (4.35%) QAD
3 1 (4.35%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) Symantec