Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West 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
England > North West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 173 199 167
Rank change year-on-year +26 -32 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 30 33 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.53% 0.48% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.51% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 22 57
North West median daily rate £338 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% -22.22% +38.46%
10th Percentile £306 £166 £227
90th Percentile £394 £406 £543
England median daily rate £400 £350 £359
% change year-on-year +14.29% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
North West median hourly rate £13.00 - £29.00
10th Percentile £11.75 - £27.00
90th Percentile £14.25 - £31.00
England median hourly rate £22.20 £21.12 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.14% -6.16% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5406 6426 8139
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.01% 94.39% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3416 4138 4863
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £233
90th Percentile £588 £550 £569
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 260 234 407
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £16.11 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.14% -21.43% +28.13%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £44.93 £50.03
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in the North West

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Support in the North West

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Support in the North West

Applications Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Support in the North West

Applications Support
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the North West region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +16 16 £338 +39.18% 4
Cheshire - 10 £354 - 5
Merseyside -1 3 - -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

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 North West region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 18 (60.00%) SQL
2 14 (46.67%) ITIL
3 10 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 9 (30.00%) Java
4 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (26.67%) Oracle
6 7 (23.33%) .NET
6 7 (23.33%) Windows
7 6 (20.00%) Visual Studio
7 6 (20.00%) Finance
7 6 (20.00%) Problem Management
8 5 (16.67%) Change Management
8 5 (16.67%) Shell Script
8 5 (16.67%) Unix
8 5 (16.67%) PL/SQL
8 5 (16.67%) Linux
9 4 (13.33%) CRM
9 4 (13.33%) SAS
9 4 (13.33%) Internet
9 4 (13.33%) Tivoli
9 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
9 4 (13.33%) WebSphere
9 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (13.33%) Banking
9 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
10 3 (10.00%) Retail
10 3 (10.00%) Investment Banking
10 3 (10.00%) Automotive
10 3 (10.00%) HP

Applications Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 4 (13.33%) SAS
1 4 (13.33%) WebSphere
2 3 (10.00%) IIS
2 3 (10.00%) JBoss
3 1 (3.33%) Apache
3 1 (3.33%) EPiServer
3 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.33%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) Internet
2 1 (3.33%) DNS
2 1 (3.33%) Firewall
2 1 (3.33%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Banking
2 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 3 (10.00%) Automotive
3 3 (10.00%) Investment Banking
3 3 (10.00%) Retail
4 2 (6.67%) Legal
5 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) .NET
2 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (10.00%) Web Services
3 2 (6.67%) XML
3 2 (6.67%) XSL
4 1 (3.33%) CSS
4 1 (3.33%) EDI
4 1 (3.33%) J2EE
4 1 (3.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.33%) FMCG
3 1 (3.33%) Life Science
3 1 (3.33%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Windows
2 5 (16.67%) Linux
2 5 (16.67%) Unix
3 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.33%) Android
5 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) ITIL
2 6 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 5 (16.67%) Change Management
4 4 (13.33%) CRM
5 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
5 2 (6.67%) Defect Management
5 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.33%) Coaching
6 1 (3.33%) Electronic Trading
6 1 (3.33%) iOS Development
6 1 (3.33%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.33%) Release Management
6 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.33%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Workflow
6 1 (3.33%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (60.00%) SQL
2 9 (30.00%) Java
3 5 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 5 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 2 (6.67%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (26.67%) Oracle
3 3 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (3.33%) BEA
4 1 (3.33%) Chordiant
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco
4 1 (3.33%) JD Edwards
4 1 (3.33%) Northgate
4 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.33%) SAP