The median contractor rate for a Applications Support was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 30 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
England / South West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 131 135
Rank change year-on-year +11 +4  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 18 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.69% 0.31% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.32% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 8
Median daily rate £250 £528 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -52.60% +62.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £446 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £610 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £41.00 £20.00 £87.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +105.00% -77.14%  
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 the South 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
South West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2477 2805 2991
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.27% 96.36% 95.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1576 1818 1865
Median daily rate £385 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 183 151
Median hourly rate £38.50 £38.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.64% +29.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.80 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 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
Devon +4 7 - - 1
Bristol - 5 £325 - 1
Gloucestershire +4 2 £173 -72.61%
Somerset +2 2 - - 2
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 West region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 17 (70.83%) Oracle
2 14 (58.33%) ITIL
2 14 (58.33%) Oracle Database
3 13 (54.17%) SQL Server
4 11 (45.83%) WebSphere
4 11 (45.83%) IIS
5 9 (37.50%) Linux
5 9 (37.50%) AIX
5 9 (37.50%) IBM
5 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 8 (33.33%) Red Hat
6 8 (33.33%) Kerberos
6 8 (33.33%) Ant
6 8 (33.33%) Java
6 8 (33.33%) Perl
6 8 (33.33%) VBScript
6 8 (33.33%) Subversion
6 8 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 8 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (33.33%) GlassFish
6 8 (33.33%) Domain Models
7 7 (29.17%) SQL
8 6 (25.00%) Unix
8 6 (25.00%) Windows
8 6 (25.00%) Shell Script
9 5 (20.83%) Finance
10 4 (16.67%) PL/SQL
10 4 (16.67%) Solaris
10 4 (16.67%) Bash Shell
10 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared

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 11 (45.83%) IIS
1 11 (45.83%) WebSphere
2 8 (33.33%) GlassFish
3 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (4.17%) Apache
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) Kerberos
2 1 (4.17%) DHCP
2 1 (4.17%) DNS
2 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (58.33%) Oracle Database
2 13 (54.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Ant
1 8 (33.33%) Subversion
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (4.17%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (4.17%) Middleware
2 1 (4.17%) Spring
2 1 (4.17%) Windows SharePoint Services
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) AIX
1 9 (37.50%) Linux
2 8 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (25.00%) Unix
3 6 (25.00%) Windows
4 4 (16.67%) Solaris
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) ITIL
2 8 (33.33%) Domain Models
3 3 (12.50%) Capacity Management
3 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) Problem Management
4 2 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) Security Management
5 1 (4.17%) CRM
5 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.17%) Project Management
5 1 (4.17%) Statistics
5 1 (4.17%) Trend Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) Java
1 8 (33.33%) Perl
1 8 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 8 (33.33%) VBScript
2 7 (29.17%) SQL
3 6 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 4 (16.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) Oracle
2 9 (37.50%) IBM
2 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 8 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.17%) IFS
4 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com