Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support was £113 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Application Support
South West > Bristol
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 103 95
Rank change year-on-year -10 -8 +14
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 7 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.35% 0.35% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.37% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 11
Bristol median daily rate £113 £281 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -60.00% -22.95% +46.00%
10th Percentile £95 £211 £305
90th Percentile £255 £387 £475
South West median daily rate £183 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -51.33% +7.14% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Bristol median hourly rate - - £19.00
South West median hourly rate £24.00 - £59.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Bristol
Contract vacancies in Bristol with a recognized job title 1876 1612 1663
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.94% 94.94% 95.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1288 1143 1227
Bristol median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £213 £231 £235
90th Percentile £525 £550 £538
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 79 82
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +48.48% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.03 £47.50 £41.50
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +24.00% -16.67% +50.00%

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings that featured Applications Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in Bristol

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Support in Bristol

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support in Bristol over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Support in Bristol

Applications Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Support in Bristol

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Applications Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
3 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
4 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Facilities Management
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) Information Security
4 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (28.57%) ISMS
4 2 (28.57%) IIS
4 2 (28.57%) Information Security Management
4 2 (28.57%) Security Management
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) JBoss
5 1 (14.29%) Apache
5 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
5 1 (14.29%) MQSeries
5 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
5 1 (14.29%) ETL
5 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (14.29%) DNS
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) BEA
5 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (14.29%) Internet

Applications Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) Apache
2 1 (14.29%) EPiServer
2 1 (14.29%) JBoss
2 1 (14.29%) MQSeries
2 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
1 1 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
2 1 (14.29%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) J2EE
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
3 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Solaris
2 1 (14.29%) Unix
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Facilities Management
1 2 (28.57%) Information Security
1 2 (28.57%) Information Security Management
1 2 (28.57%) ISMS
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
1 2 (28.57%) Security Management
1 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 1 (14.29%) ETL
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
2 1 (14.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) BEA
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com