The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 92 97 98
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 28 22 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.17% 0.92% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 1.01% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 4
Average daily rate
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£376 £250 £198
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.50% +26.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £185 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £398 £209
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -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
2244 2187 1797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.89% 90.97% 91.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1347 1124 859
Average daily rate £365 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £215 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 185 131
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £7.70 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 28 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015. 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +16 20 £400 +116.21% 5
Coventry +6 5 £365 +57.67% 2
Warwickshire -4 1 £475 +72.72%
Staffordshire -6 1 £445 +7.87%
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 13 (31.71%) SAP
1 13 (31.71%) Continuous Improvement
2 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
3 10 (24.39%) ITIL
3 10 (24.39%) SQL
4 9 (21.95%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (21.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
6 7 (17.07%) .NET
6 7 (17.07%) Tomcat
6 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
6 7 (17.07%) SharePoint
7 6 (14.63%) Visual Studio
8 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET
8 5 (12.20%) SLA
8 5 (12.20%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (9.76%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (9.76%) OpenText
9 4 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (9.76%) CRM
9 4 (9.76%) ABAP
9 4 (9.76%) Windows
9 4 (9.76%) Finance
10 3 (7.32%) Oracle
10 3 (7.32%) SAP BW
10 3 (7.32%) SAP CRM
10 3 (7.32%) Degree
10 3 (7.32%) SAP Portal
10 3 (7.32%) Change Control

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 9 (21.95%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (17.07%) Tomcat
2 7 (17.07%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.32%) SAP Portal
4 2 (4.88%) WebLogic
4 2 (4.88%) SAP EP
5 1 (2.44%) Lync
5 1 (2.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) SAP CRM
2 1 (2.44%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.44%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.32%) SAP BW
3 3 (7.32%) SAP HANA
4 2 (4.88%) SAP BI
5 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.44%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (9.76%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.88%) Marketing
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) .NET
2 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.88%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.88%) User Experience
3 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.44%) NHS
3 1 (2.44%) AS400
3 1 (2.44%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Linux
2 2 (4.88%) UNIX
3 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.44%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) Continuous Improvement
2 10 (24.39%) ITIL
3 5 (12.20%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (9.76%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (9.76%) CRM
4 4 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (7.32%) Change Control
6 1 (2.44%) DevOps
6 1 (2.44%) Service Management
6 1 (2.44%) Workflow
6 1 (2.44%) Migration
6 1 (2.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.44%) Logistics
6 1 (2.44%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (24.39%) SQL
2 4 (9.76%) ABAP
3 2 (4.88%) C#
4 1 (2.44%) Delphi
4 1 (2.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (31.71%) SAP
2 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.76%) OpenText
4 3 (7.32%) Oracle
5 1 (2.44%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.44%) Cognos
5 1 (2.44%) IBM
5 1 (2.44%) Adobe
5 1 (2.44%) Informatica
5 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.44%) Remedy