The median contractor rate for an Applications Support was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 151 145
Rank change year-on-year +29 -6  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 13 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.45% 0.29% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.31% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 4
Median daily rate £375 £240 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +56.25% -26.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £139 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £350 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £355 £325
% change year-on-year -4.92% +9.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £23.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +3.26% +17.94%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2718 3555 3523
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.72% 94.75% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1600 2207 2028
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 132 196
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £43.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Merseyside +3 5 £355 - 1
Cheshire +29 4 £500 +108.33% 5
Manchester +10 3 £413 +46.66% 7
Lancashire +4 1 - - 1
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 11 (61.11%) SQL
2 9 (50.00%) ITIL
3 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
4 6 (33.33%) Finance
5 5 (27.78%) Release Management
6 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
6 4 (22.22%) Windows
6 4 (22.22%) Oracle
6 4 (22.22%) Service Management
7 3 (16.67%) Front Office
7 3 (16.67%) .NET
7 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio
7 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
8 2 (11.11%) Degree
8 2 (11.11%) ITIL V3
8 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (11.11%) Workflow
8 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (11.11%) Apache
8 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
8 2 (11.11%) SAP
8 2 (11.11%) JSP
8 2 (11.11%) SOAP
8 2 (11.11%) C#

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 2 (11.11%) Apache
1 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (5.56%) JBoss
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) DNS
1 1 (5.56%) Intranet
1 1 (5.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (5.56%) Big Data
4 1 (5.56%) IDOL
4 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Front Office
3 2 (11.11%) Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.56%) Electronics
4 1 (5.56%) Law
4 1 (5.56%) Legal
4 1 (5.56%) Marketing
4 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) JSP
2 2 (11.11%) SOAP
3 1 (5.56%) EDI
3 1 (5.56%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
1 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
1 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) CentOS
3 1 (5.56%) HPUX
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (27.78%) Release Management
3 4 (22.22%) Service Management
4 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) ITIL V3
5 2 (11.11%) ITSM
5 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 2 (11.11%) Workflow
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
6 1 (5.56%) Defect Management
6 1 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (5.56%) Electronic Trading
6 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
6 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Statistics
6 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) C++
3 1 (5.56%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
1 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Master's Degree
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Kibana
1 1 (5.56%) logstash
1 1 (5.56%) Webmin
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.11%) SAP
4 1 (5.56%) HP
4 1 (5.56%) iManage
4 1 (5.56%) Northgate
4 1 (5.56%) VMware