The median contractor rate for a Applications Support was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Liverpool during the 3 months to 27 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
Merseyside / Liverpool
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 28 29
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 1.27% 1.34% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 1.38% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Median daily rate £375 £700 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.42% +366.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £325 £278
% change year-on-year -0.76% +17.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £21.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year +90.69% +8.86%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool. 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
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 228 217 240
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 96.20% 96.88% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 143 138
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +2.43% +4.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 12
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.84% -7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.65 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £23.15 £51.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in Liverpool

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Support in Liverpool

Applications Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Support in Liverpool

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 Liverpool region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Front Office
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 2 (40.00%) ITSM
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (40.00%) Civica
3 2 (40.00%) Capita
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) OPENContractor
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (40.00%) JSP
3 2 (40.00%) SOAP
3 2 (40.00%) Apache
3 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (40.00%) CRM
3 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) QlikView
3 2 (40.00%) Release Management
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (20.00%) HPUX

Applications Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool 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 (40.00%) Apache
1 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) OPENContractor
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) QlikView
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (60.00%) Front Office
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) JSP
1 2 (40.00%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) CRM
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (40.00%) ITSM
2 2 (40.00%) Release Management
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Capita
1 2 (40.00%) Civica
2 1 (20.00%) HP