The median contractor rate for a Applications Support was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 3 months to 28 March 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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 72 37
Rank change year-on-year +22 -35  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 5 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.89% 0.17% 2.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.17% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Median daily rate £325 - £438
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 - £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.20 £41.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -32.06% +107.50%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales. 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
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 543 575 437
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 96.79% 98.80% 95.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 386 302
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 35 20
Median hourly rate £17.77 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.69% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £29.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in South Wales

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Support in South Wales

Applications Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Support in South Wales

Applications Support
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Cardiff - 4 £325 - 1
Newport - 1 £325 -
Applications Support
Wales

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 South Wales region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
1 6 (85.71%) ITIL
1 6 (85.71%) IBM
1 6 (85.71%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (85.71%) Service Delivery
1 6 (85.71%) InterSystems
1 6 (85.71%) Fiorano
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 6 (85.71%) WebSphere
1 6 (85.71%) Release Management
1 6 (85.71%) IBM Integration Bus
1 6 (85.71%) JCAPS
2 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
2 3 (42.86%) HL7
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
2 3 (42.86%) XML
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL V3
3 2 (28.57%) Service Management
3 2 (28.57%) XSLT
3 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
3 2 (28.57%) NHS
3 2 (28.57%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) ITSM
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Management
3 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared

Applications Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 6 (85.71%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (85.71%) JCAPS
1 6 (85.71%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) IBM Integration Bus
2 3 (42.86%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
1 2 (28.57%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) ITIL
1 6 (85.71%) Release Management
1 6 (85.71%) Service Delivery
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL V3
2 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
2 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
3 2 (28.57%) ITSM
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Management
3 2 (28.57%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) HL7
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Fiorano
1 6 (85.71%) IBM
1 6 (85.71%) InterSystems