Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support was £183 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South 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 > South West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 174 174
Rank change year-on-year +6 0 +9
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 38 30 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.67% 0.53% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.56% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 23 30
South West median daily rate £183 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -51.33% +7.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £106 £225 £256
90th Percentile £385 £438 £478
England median daily rate £400 £350 £359
% change year-on-year +14.29% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
South West median hourly rate £24.00 - £59.50
10th Percentile £22.00 - £26.65
90th Percentile £26.00 - £91.95
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 South 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
South West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5390 5402 6252
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 94.97% 95.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3394 3521 4064
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £206 £213 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 344 397
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.00% -16.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £46.05
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 South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in the South West

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Support in the South West

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Support in the South West

Applications Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Support in the South West

Applications Support
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South 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
Gloucestershire +23 11 £183 -48.59% 1
Dorset +11 8 £225 +12.50% 4
Wiltshire +2 8 £325 -18.75% 2
Bristol -10 7 £113 -60.00% 5
Somerset -3 3 £167 -46.56% 1
Applications Support
England

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 South West region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 29 (76.32%) SQL
2 15 (39.47%) Windows
3 13 (34.21%) Active Directory
4 12 (31.58%) Microsoft
4 12 (31.58%) Security Cleared
5 10 (26.32%) Incident Management
6 9 (23.68%) Unix
6 9 (23.68%) DV Cleared
7 8 (21.05%) Oracle
7 8 (21.05%) Linux
7 8 (21.05%) Problem Management
8 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
8 7 (18.42%) Java
8 7 (18.42%) ITIL
9 6 (15.79%) Ingres
9 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
10 5 (13.16%) C
10 5 (13.16%) IIS
10 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Office
10 5 (13.16%) SharePoint
10 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (10.53%) Relational Database
11 4 (10.53%) Service Delivery
11 4 (10.53%) Apache
11 4 (10.53%) Tomcat
11 4 (10.53%) Security Management
11 4 (10.53%) Validation
12 3 (7.89%) Finance
12 3 (7.89%) Management Information System

Applications Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 5 (13.16%) IIS
1 5 (13.16%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.53%) Apache
2 4 (10.53%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.26%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.63%) EPiServer
4 1 (2.63%) JBoss
4 1 (2.63%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Office 365
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) 4G
1 1 (2.63%) DNS
1 1 (2.63%) Firewall
1 1 (2.63%) Internet
1 1 (2.63%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.79%) Ingres
3 4 (10.53%) Relational Database
4 3 (7.89%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (5.26%) GIS
6 1 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (2.63%) Data Mining
6 1 (2.63%) MariaDB
6 1 (2.63%) MySQL
6 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) JIRA
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (7.89%) Banking
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Military
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) .NET
1 2 (5.26%) CSS
1 2 (5.26%) JTS
2 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.63%) HTML
2 1 (2.63%) J2EE
2 1 (2.63%) Middleware
2 1 (2.63%) POJO
2 1 (2.63%) REST
2 1 (2.63%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.89%) Social Media
3 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.63%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 15 (39.47%) Windows
2 9 (23.68%) Unix
3 8 (21.05%) Linux
4 3 (7.89%) Solaris
4 3 (7.89%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Incident Management
2 8 (21.05%) Problem Management
3 7 (18.42%) ITIL
4 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.53%) Security Management
5 4 (10.53%) Service Delivery
5 4 (10.53%) Validation
6 3 (7.89%) ITSM
6 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
7 2 (5.26%) Capacity Management
7 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
7 2 (5.26%) Facilities Management
7 2 (5.26%) Information Security
7 2 (5.26%) Information Security Management
7 2 (5.26%) ISMS
7 2 (5.26%) Migration
7 2 (5.26%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (5.26%) Project Management
7 2 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (5.26%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (76.32%) SQL
2 7 (18.42%) Java
3 5 (13.16%) C
4 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.63%) C#
5 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.63%) Korn
5 1 (2.63%) PHP
5 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.63%) Python
5 1 (2.63%) R
5 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 9 (23.68%) DV Cleared
3 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) HL7
1 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (34.21%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.63%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.05%) Oracle
3 2 (5.26%) McAfee
4 1 (2.63%) BEA
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco
4 1 (2.63%) Citrix
4 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.63%) VMware