The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 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 101 92 95
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 39 22 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.32% 0.94% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 1.00% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 12
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +0.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -66.66%
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 Yorkshire 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
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2745 2204 1998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 92.83% 93.83% 94.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1862 1336 1064
Average daily rate £350 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 115 123
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% -27.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.43 £9.11 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Applications Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

Applications Support Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Applications Support
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire 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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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
West Yorkshire -5 26 £290 +5.45% 6
North Yorkshire - 10 £325 - 2
South Yorkshire -11 5 £281 +56.25% 1
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 43 (69.35%) SQL
2 36 (58.06%) Windows
3 32 (51.61%) ITIL
4 29 (46.77%) SQL Server
5 28 (45.16%) IIS
6 21 (33.87%) .NET
7 19 (30.65%) JBoss
8 17 (27.42%) SharePoint
9 16 (25.81%) Oracle
10 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
11 13 (20.97%) Finance
12 12 (19.35%) CRM
12 12 (19.35%) Linux
12 12 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (17.74%) Java
14 10 (16.13%) T-SQL
14 10 (16.13%) E-Commerce
14 10 (16.13%) Firewall
15 9 (14.52%) Problem Management
15 9 (14.52%) JavaScript
16 8 (12.90%) UNIX
16 8 (12.90%) Web Services
16 8 (12.90%) XML
16 8 (12.90%) SC Cleared
16 8 (12.90%) Security Cleared
17 7 (11.29%) SQL Server 2008
17 7 (11.29%) SQL Server 2012
17 7 (11.29%) PL/SQL
17 7 (11.29%) VB
17 7 (11.29%) SLA

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 28 (45.16%) IIS
2 19 (30.65%) JBoss
3 17 (27.42%) SharePoint
4 7 (11.29%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (4.84%) Apache
6 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) JDE OneWorld
1 1 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.61%) JDE World
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.06%) Google Analytics
2 3 (4.84%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.13%) Firewall
2 4 (6.45%) LDAP
3 2 (3.23%) FTP
3 2 (3.23%) Internet
4 1 (1.61%) DNS
4 1 (1.61%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (46.77%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (11.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (11.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.84%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.84%) Oracle OWB
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.61%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (1.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Ant
1 4 (6.45%) PVCS
1 4 (6.45%) Subversion
1 4 (6.45%) Maven
2 3 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (20.97%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.61%) Retail
3 1 (1.61%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.61%) Marketing
3 1 (1.61%) Electronics
3 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (33.87%) .NET
2 8 (12.90%) Web Services
2 8 (12.90%) XML
3 5 (8.06%) ODBC
3 5 (8.06%) Application Packaging
4 4 (6.45%) Spring
4 4 (6.45%) J2EE
5 2 (3.23%) EDI
6 1 (1.61%) WSDL
6 1 (1.61%) LAMP
6 1 (1.61%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.45%) Cryptography
3 3 (4.84%) iSeries
4 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.61%) NHS
4 1 (1.61%) DTV
4 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 36 (58.06%) Windows
2 12 (19.35%) Linux
3 8 (12.90%) UNIX
4 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.23%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.23%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.61%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.61%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (51.61%) ITIL
2 12 (19.35%) CRM
3 10 (16.13%) E-Commerce
4 9 (14.52%) Problem Management
5 6 (9.68%) Change Management
6 5 (8.06%) Workflow
6 5 (8.06%) Validation
6 5 (8.06%) Document Management
6 5 (8.06%) Configuration Management
6 5 (8.06%) Web Analytics
6 5 (8.06%) Incident Management
6 5 (8.06%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (8.06%) Analytics
7 4 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (6.45%) System Testing
7 4 (6.45%) SOA
7 4 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.84%) ETL
8 3 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (4.84%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 43 (69.35%) SQL
2 11 (17.74%) Java
3 10 (16.13%) T-SQL
4 9 (14.52%) JavaScript
5 7 (11.29%) PL/SQL
5 7 (11.29%) VB
5 7 (11.29%) Shell Script
6 5 (8.06%) PowerShell
7 4 (6.45%) C#
8 2 (3.23%) Perl
8 2 (3.23%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 2 (3.23%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (12.90%) SC Cleared
1 8 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.61%) Degree
4 1 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.29%) SLA
2 2 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.61%) QA
3 1 (1.61%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (4.84%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.84%) Terminal Services
2 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) OpenView
2 2 (3.23%) Puppet
3 1 (1.61%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (25.81%) Oracle
2 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.68%) Splunk
4 5 (8.06%) Software AG
4 5 (8.06%) webMethods
4 5 (8.06%) Google
5 4 (6.45%) Sun
5 4 (6.45%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (4.84%) JD Edwards
7 2 (3.23%) VMware
7 2 (3.23%) ServiceNow
7 2 (3.23%) NetApp
7 2 (3.23%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.23%) Cisco
7 2 (3.23%) IBM
7 2 (3.23%) EMC
8 1 (1.61%) Citrix
8 1 (1.61%) SAP
8 1 (1.61%) InterSystems