The median contractor rate for a Applications Support was £173 per day in advertised job vacancies in Gloucestershire during the 3 months to 25 April 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 / Gloucestershire
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 51 55
Rank change year-on-year +4 +4  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 2 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 0.56% 0.84% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.86% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £173 £368 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -53.06% -22.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £320 £278
% change year-on-year - +15.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £25.25 £19.75
% change year-on-year +62.37% +27.84%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 346 463 474
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 96.11% 97.06% 96.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 239 277
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £526 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 32 31
Median hourly rate £32.50 £43.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.41% +1.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £12.25 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.20 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire that featured Applications Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in Gloucestershire

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Support in Gloucestershire

Applications Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Support in Gloucestershire

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Gloucestershire region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) IIS
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint Server
1 2 (66.67%) DV Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Management
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) ISA Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (33.33%) Apache

Applications Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 (66.67%) IIS
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (33.33%) Apache
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Windows SharePoint Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) DV Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle