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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 134 93 97
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 14 27 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.43% 1.09% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 1.15% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 16
Median daily rate £325 £369 £231
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.86% +59.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £343 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £405 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £338 £250
% change year-on-year
-8.14% +35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
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
3145 2350 2400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.65% 94.99% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1872 1389 1219
Median daily rate £400 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 150 188
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.78 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £36.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 26 August 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 26 August 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 - 3 £325 - 3
Shropshire - 2 £375 -
Coventry -21 1 £325 -10.86% 1
Solihull - 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £95 -
Herefordshire - 1 £325 - 1
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
2 8 (27.59%) Oracle
2 8 (27.59%) ITIL
3 7 (24.14%) Windows
4 6 (20.69%) .NET
5 5 (17.24%) Java
5 5 (17.24%) SQL
5 5 (17.24%) SharePoint
5 5 (17.24%) ERP
5 5 (17.24%) Finance
5 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
5 5 (17.24%) Windows Server
6 4 (13.79%) CRM
6 4 (13.79%) VB.NET
6 4 (13.79%) C#
7 3 (10.34%) Unix
7 3 (10.34%) Documentum
7 3 (10.34%) Linux
7 3 (10.34%) SLA
7 3 (10.34%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
8 2 (6.90%) EPoS
8 2 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (6.90%) F5
8 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (6.90%) Skype for Business
8 2 (6.90%) SaaS
8 2 (6.90%) WFM
8 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 5 (17.24%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.34%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (10.34%) Documentum
3 2 (6.90%) Apache
3 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.90%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (6.90%) Skype for Business
3 2 (6.90%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.45%) CMS
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.45%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.45%) IIS
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Exstream
2 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.45%) Infor LN
2 1 (3.45%) SAP CO
2 1 (3.45%) SAP FI
2 1 (3.45%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) BIG-IP
1 2 (6.90%) SSH
1 2 (6.90%) SSL
2 1 (3.45%) Network Security
2 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.90%) RDBMS
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Back Office
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Front Office
2 1 (3.45%) Law
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) .NET
2 2 (6.90%) EDI
2 2 (6.90%) SAML
3 1 (3.45%) Ajax
3 1 (3.45%) CSS
3 1 (3.45%) CSS3
3 1 (3.45%) HTML
3 1 (3.45%) HTML5
3 1 (3.45%) jQuery
3 1 (3.45%) JSON
3 1 (3.45%) OAuth
3 1 (3.45%) OAuth2
3 1 (3.45%) REST
3 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.90%) EPoS
3 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Windows Server
3 3 (10.34%) Linux
3 3 (10.34%) Unix
4 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) ITIL
2 5 (17.24%) ERP
3 4 (13.79%) CRM
4 2 (6.90%) Change Management
4 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (6.90%) Data Analysis
4 2 (6.90%) Logistics
4 2 (6.90%) Migration
4 2 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (6.90%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.90%) Software Testing
4 2 (6.90%) Web Development
4 2 (6.90%) WFM
5 1 (3.45%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (3.45%) High Availability
5 1 (3.45%) Internal Audit
5 1 (3.45%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.45%) Master Data Management
5 1 (3.45%) Open Source
5 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) Java
1 5 (17.24%) SQL
2 4 (13.79%) C#
2 4 (13.79%) VB.NET
3 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.45%) Perl
4 1 (3.45%) PHP
4 1 (3.45%) Ruby
4 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) MCSA
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Control-M
1 1 (3.45%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (3.45%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Oracle
2 2 (6.90%) EMC
2 2 (6.90%) F5
2 2 (6.90%) HP
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) SAP
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco
3 1 (3.45%) Infor
3 1 (3.45%) Jaspersoft
3 1 (3.45%) Lotus
3 1 (3.45%) Pega
3 1 (3.45%) Sun
3 1 (3.45%) Symantec
3 1 (3.45%) VMware
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