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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Support
England / West Midlands
Rank 111 121 99
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -22
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 11 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.46% 0.42% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.44% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 10
Median daily rate £450 £300 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £228 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £413 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
-4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.66 £29.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-39.10% +36.47%

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
2258 2486 2108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.77% 94.99% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1396 1398 1169
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 79 172
Median hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -11.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.33 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.69 £25.00 £30.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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
Birmingham +3 6 £450 +52.54% 3
Staffordshire - 3 £200 -
Coventry -9 2 - -
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 (47.62%) SQL
1 10 (47.62%) .NET
1 10 (47.62%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 8 (38.10%) Finance
3 8 (38.10%) Oracle
3 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
3 8 (38.10%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 7 (33.33%) Workflow
4 7 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (28.57%) Data Management
5 6 (28.57%) Project Management
5 6 (28.57%) Java
6 5 (23.81%) Data Modelling
6 5 (23.81%) Python
6 5 (23.81%) CRM
6 5 (23.81%) EDRMS
6 5 (23.81%) Service Management
6 5 (23.81%) Change Management
6 5 (23.81%) Ruby
6 5 (23.81%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (23.81%) Scala
6 5 (23.81%) SDLC
6 5 (23.81%) Open Source
6 5 (23.81%) User Experience
6 5 (23.81%) Case Management
7 4 (19.05%) C#

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 (14.29%) IIS
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Self-Service HR
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (4.76%) Apache
3 1 (4.76%) CMS
3 1 (4.76%) JBoss
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (4.76%) Infor LN
2 1 (4.76%) MFGPRO
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) HTTP
1 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 5 (23.81%) EDRMS
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Back Office
2 2 (9.52%) Dutch Language
2 2 (9.52%) French Language
3 1 (4.76%) Advertising
3 1 (4.76%) Czech Language
3 1 (4.76%) Legal
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.76%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (47.62%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) HTML
2 1 (4.76%) HTML5
2 1 (4.76%) ODBC
2 1 (4.76%) OLE
2 1 (4.76%) OLE DB
2 1 (4.76%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 5 (23.81%) User Experience
4 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (4.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
1 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (33.33%) Workflow
3 6 (28.57%) Data Management
3 6 (28.57%) Project Management
4 5 (23.81%) Case Management
4 5 (23.81%) Change Management
4 5 (23.81%) CRM
4 5 (23.81%) Data Modelling
4 5 (23.81%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (23.81%) Open Source
4 5 (23.81%) SDLC
4 5 (23.81%) Service Management
5 4 (19.05%) ITIL
6 2 (9.52%) ERP
7 1 (4.76%) Document Management
7 1 (4.76%) PRINCE
7 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.76%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) Java
3 5 (23.81%) Python
3 5 (23.81%) Ruby
3 5 (23.81%) Scala
4 4 (19.05%) C#
5 3 (14.29%) C
5 3 (14.29%) PL/SQL
5 3 (14.29%) VB.NET
6 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
7 1 (4.76%) VB
7 1 (4.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 8 (38.10%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) IBM
3 1 (4.76%) Infor
3 1 (4.76%) JD Edwards
3 1 (4.76%) QAD