Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support was £167 per day in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 6 months to 25 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 > Somerset
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 48 80
Rank change year-on-year -3 +32 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.60% 0.43% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.45% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Somerset median daily rate £167 £313 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.56% +56.25% -17.95%
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 0
Somerset median hourly rate - - -
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 Somerset. 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
Somerset
Contract vacancies in Somerset with a recognized job title 475 444 678
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.57% 95.90% 98.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 229 387
Somerset median daily rate £350 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.45% +9.93%
10th Percentile £144 £173 £256
90th Percentile £500 £482 £475
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 76 80
Somerset median hourly rate £18.92 £28.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.44% -28.66% +95.96%
10th Percentile £10.97 £11.25 £11.17
90th Percentile £49.25 £42.75 £55.00
South West median hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +22.00% -16.67% +50.00%

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in Somerset

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Support in Somerset

Applications Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Support in Somerset

Applications Support
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 6 months to 25 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
Bath -4 3 £167 -46.56% 1
Applications Support
South West

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 11 Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset

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

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (100.00%) ITSM
1 3 (100.00%) Validation
1 3 (100.00%) Social Media

Applications Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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:

Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) ITSM
1 3 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (100.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft