The first table below looks at the demand for the Applications Support role in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Yorkshire region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 95 79 86
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 4 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.23% 0.54% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.57% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate £290 £450 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.55% +81.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £450 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £450 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £15.87 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+63.83% -27.86%
Job Titles Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1632 1233 1640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 92.99% 94.77% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1073 604 878
Average daily rate £350 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 82 70
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.75 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.86 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £34.00 £23.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Applications Support
Yorkshire

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Applications Support
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -15 3 £255 -43.33% 1
Bradford - - - -
Applications Support
Yorkshire

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (50.00%) Service Management
3 3 (37.50%) CMMI
3 3 (37.50%) Workflow
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle OLAP
3 3 (37.50%) Problem Management
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (37.50%) InfoPath
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (37.50%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (37.50%) COBIT
3 3 (37.50%) Tomcat
3 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (37.50%) SOA
3 3 (37.50%) ETL
3 3 (37.50%) RDF
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (37.50%) OLAP
3 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
3 3 (37.50%) .NET
3 3 (37.50%) MySQL
3 3 (37.50%) UNIX
3 3 (37.50%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (37.50%) Tomcat
2 3 (37.50%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (25.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (12.50%) IIS
4 1 (12.50%) Apache
4 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
4 1 (12.50%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) MySQL
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (37.50%) OLAP
1 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle OLAP
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
2 2 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
1 3 (37.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
2 1 (12.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (12.50%) NHS
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Service Management
3 3 (37.50%) CMMI
3 3 (37.50%) Workflow
3 3 (37.50%) SOA
3 3 (37.50%) ETL
3 3 (37.50%) RDF
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Problem Management
4 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
5 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
2 3 (37.50%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
3 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) COBIT
2 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) FatWire
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Perforce