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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 126 109 116
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 11 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.38% 0.52% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.56% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 4
Average daily rate £325 £285 £244
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £188 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £376 £317
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £283 £281
% change year-on-year
+15.92% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £20.75 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.81% -18.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £19.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.86% -24.03%
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
2749 2518 2196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.06% 94.03% 93.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1547 1480 1138
Average daily rate £388 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 162 159
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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
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 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 - 7 £330 - 3
Warwickshire -3 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - - 4
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (33.33%) SQL
2 8 (33.33%) Windows
3 7 (29.17%) ITIL
4 5 (20.83%) Relational Database
4 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
4 5 (20.83%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 4 (16.67%) Oracle
6 3 (12.50%) Java
6 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 3 (12.50%) Data Protection
6 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (8.33%) SSH
7 2 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (8.33%) Degree
7 2 (8.33%) JSON
7 2 (8.33%) WSUS
7 2 (8.33%) Ruby
7 2 (8.33%) Ajax
7 2 (8.33%) OAuth
7 2 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (8.33%) SCCM
7 2 (8.33%) Open Source
7 2 (8.33%) HTML5
7 2 (8.33%) F5
7 2 (8.33%) REST
7 2 (8.33%) ITIL V3
7 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 5 (20.83%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.33%) Apache
3 2 (8.33%) Documentum
3 2 (8.33%) IIS
3 2 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Exstream
1 1 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) BIG-IP
1 2 (8.33%) SSH
1 2 (8.33%) SSL
2 1 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.83%) Relational Database
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (8.33%) RDBMS
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
1 1 (4.17%) Front Office
1 1 (4.17%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
1 2 (8.33%) Ajax
1 2 (8.33%) CSS
1 2 (8.33%) CSS3
1 2 (8.33%) HTML
1 2 (8.33%) HTML5
1 2 (8.33%) JSON
1 2 (8.33%) OAuth
1 2 (8.33%) OAuth2
1 2 (8.33%) REST
1 2 (8.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) NHS
2 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
3 2 (8.33%) Linux
3 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (8.33%) Unix
3 2 (8.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) ITIL
2 3 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 2 (8.33%) Change Management
3 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (8.33%) ITIL V3
3 2 (8.33%) Open Source
3 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.17%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (4.17%) High Availability
4 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (4.17%) Internal Audit
4 1 (4.17%) Migration
4 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) Java
3 2 (8.33%) PHP
3 2 (8.33%) Ruby
4 1 (4.17%) Perl
4 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (4.17%) XenApp
2 1 (4.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
1 2 (8.33%) WSUS
2 1 (4.17%) Control-M
2 1 (4.17%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) F5
4 1 (4.17%) Citrix
4 1 (4.17%) EMC
4 1 (4.17%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) Jaspersoft
4 1 (4.17%) SAP
4 1 (4.17%) Sun
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