The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 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 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 98 101 109
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +8
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 20 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.85% 0.95% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 1.01% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 6
Average daily rate
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£275 £275 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £363 £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £45.00 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.66% +373.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +34.32%
Job Titles Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2189 1972 2433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 93.39% 93.68% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1334 1051 1306
Average daily rate £340 £315 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £181 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 122 156
Average hourly rate £14.50 £21.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.55% +43.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Applications Support
England

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 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
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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
West Yorkshire +6 12 £275 -24.13% 3
South Yorkshire +4 7 £180 +2.85% 2
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 31 (63.27%) SQL
2 22 (44.90%) SQL Server
3 19 (38.78%) ITIL
3 19 (38.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 17 (34.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (28.57%) SQL Server 2000
5 14 (28.57%) T-SQL
6 12 (24.49%) UNIX
7 11 (22.45%) Service Management
7 11 (22.45%) Performance Tuning
7 11 (22.45%) Replication
8 10 (20.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (20.41%) Management Information System
9 9 (18.37%) SLA
9 9 (18.37%) SharePoint
9 9 (18.37%) Network Security
10 8 (16.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (16.33%) Incident Management
10 8 (16.33%) Windows
10 8 (16.33%) Java
10 8 (16.33%) IIS
10 8 (16.33%) NHS
11 7 (14.29%) MySQL
12 6 (12.24%) Tomcat
12 6 (12.24%) Python
12 6 (12.24%) CMMI
12 6 (12.24%) Ubuntu
12 6 (12.24%) COBIT
12 6 (12.24%) CentOS
13 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 9 (18.37%) SharePoint
2 8 (16.33%) IIS
3 6 (12.24%) Tomcat
4 5 (10.20%) Apache
5 4 (8.16%) WebLogic
6 3 (6.12%) CMS
7 2 (4.08%) nginx
7 2 (4.08%) MS Exchange
8 1 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.37%) Network Security
2 4 (8.16%) Firewall
3 2 (4.08%) SSH
3 2 (4.08%) PuTTY
3 2 (4.08%) FTP
3 2 (4.08%) HTTP
3 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.08%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (44.90%) SQL Server
2 19 (38.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 17 (34.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (28.57%) SQL Server 2000
5 10 (20.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (16.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (14.29%) MySQL
8 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (4.08%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (4.08%) DTS
8 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database
9 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
9 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) JIRA
2 3 (6.12%) Eclipse
3 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (6.12%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (6.12%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.04%) Marketing
2 1 (2.04%) Back Office
2 1 (2.04%) Electronics
2 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) Hibernate
2 4 (8.16%) .NET
2 4 (8.16%) XML
3 3 (6.12%) Spring
4 2 (4.08%) HTML
4 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) Replication
2 10 (20.41%) Management Information System
3 8 (16.33%) NHS
4 4 (8.16%) N-Tier
5 3 (6.12%) Statistics
6 1 (2.04%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.49%) UNIX
2 8 (16.33%) Windows
3 6 (12.24%) Ubuntu
3 6 (12.24%) CentOS
4 3 (6.12%) Linux
5 2 (4.08%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.78%) ITIL
2 11 (22.45%) Service Management
2 11 (22.45%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (16.33%) Incident Management
4 6 (12.24%) CMMI
5 5 (10.20%) Workflow
5 5 (10.20%) Problem Management
5 5 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (8.16%) ITIL V3
6 4 (8.16%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (8.16%) Change Management
7 2 (4.08%) Migration
7 2 (4.08%) Quality Management
7 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.08%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (4.08%) QMS
7 2 (4.08%) Network Architecture
7 2 (4.08%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (2.04%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (2.04%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 31 (63.27%) SQL
2 14 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 8 (16.33%) Java
4 6 (12.24%) Python
5 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.08%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.08%) C#
6 1 (2.04%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared
1 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.12%) Degree
3 2 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.37%) SLA
2 6 (12.24%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Hyperic
2 1 (2.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (10.20%) Splunk
2 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.16%) FatWire
3 3 (6.12%) Infoflex
3 3 (6.12%) Perforce
4 2 (4.08%) Cisco
4 2 (4.08%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle
5 1 (2.04%) SAP