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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 116 85 87
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 24 37 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.85% 1.50% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 1.59% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 19 10
Average daily rate
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£275 £263 £176
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +48.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £172 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £293
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -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
2618 2321 1756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 92.51% 93.85% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1737 1484 920
Average daily rate £350 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 118 100
Average hourly rate £13.18 £14.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.64% +5.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 3 June 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 3 June 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
West Yorkshire -13 12 £250 -13.04% 10
South Yorkshire -22 10 £225 +12.50% 4
North Yorkshire - 4 £325 - 2
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 29 (69.05%) SQL
2 26 (61.90%) ITIL
2 26 (61.90%) Windows
3 18 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 15 (35.71%) IIS
5 14 (33.33%) .NET
5 14 (33.33%) Oracle
6 13 (30.95%) Linux
7 12 (28.57%) SharePoint
8 11 (26.19%) JBoss
9 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
10 9 (21.43%) UNIX
11 8 (19.05%) Firewall
11 8 (19.05%) Finance
12 7 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (16.67%) VB
12 7 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (14.29%) Web Services
13 6 (14.29%) XML
13 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
13 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
13 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
14 5 (11.90%) Incident Management
14 5 (11.90%) Change Management
14 5 (11.90%) PL/SQL
14 5 (11.90%) T-SQL
14 5 (11.90%) Java
14 5 (11.90%) Shell Script
14 5 (11.90%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (11.90%) MS Excel

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 15 (35.71%) IIS
2 12 (28.57%) SharePoint
3 11 (26.19%) JBoss
4 7 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (7.14%) Apache
6 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.38%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) JDE OneWorld
1 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.38%) JDE World
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.05%) Firewall
2 3 (7.14%) LDAP
3 2 (4.76%) FTP
3 2 (4.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.76%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (2.38%) DB2
4 1 (2.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Ant
1 3 (7.14%) PVCS
1 3 (7.14%) Subversion
1 3 (7.14%) Maven
1 3 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (19.05%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.38%) Marketing
3 1 (2.38%) Electronics
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (33.33%) .NET
2 6 (14.29%) Web Services
2 6 (14.29%) XML
3 3 (7.14%) J2EE
3 3 (7.14%) Spring
4 2 (4.76%) ODBC
4 2 (4.76%) EDI
4 2 (4.76%) Application Packaging
5 1 (2.38%) HTML
5 1 (2.38%) LAMP
5 1 (2.38%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) Cryptography
2 3 (7.14%) iSeries
3 1 (2.38%) Smartcard
3 1 (2.38%) DTV
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 26 (61.90%) Windows
2 13 (30.95%) Linux
3 9 (21.43%) UNIX
4 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.76%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (61.90%) ITIL
2 5 (11.90%) Change Management
2 5 (11.90%) Incident Management
3 4 (9.52%) CRM
4 3 (7.14%) E-Commerce
4 3 (7.14%) ERP
4 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 3 (7.14%) Server Building
5 2 (4.76%) Document Management
5 2 (4.76%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.76%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.76%) ETL
5 2 (4.76%) Workflow
5 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.38%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.38%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (2.38%) Unit Testing
6 1 (2.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.38%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 29 (69.05%) SQL
2 7 (16.67%) VB
3 5 (11.90%) T-SQL
3 5 (11.90%) Java
3 5 (11.90%) PL/SQL
3 5 (11.90%) Shell Script
4 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
4 4 (9.52%) C#
5 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.76%) Perl
6 2 (4.76%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 2 (4.76%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.90%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.76%) CCA
4 2 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) SLA
2 2 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
1 4 (9.52%) Terminal Services
2 2 (4.76%) XenApp
2 2 (4.76%) vSphere
2 2 (4.76%) UAG
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) OpenView
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) Oracle
2 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.14%) Sun
3 3 (7.14%) IBM
3 3 (7.14%) JD Edwards
3 3 (7.14%) Splunk
4 2 (4.76%) Cisco
4 2 (4.76%) EMC
4 2 (4.76%) Citrix
4 2 (4.76%) NetApp
4 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.38%) SAP
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