The median contractor rate for an Applications Support was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 29 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 > West Midlands
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 123 103
Rank change year-on-year +5 -20  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 2 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.097% 0.63% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.67% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 10
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £325 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -10.86%  
10th Percentile £325 £233 £268
90th Percentile £375 £415 £457
England median daily rate £400 £360 £340
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - £42.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +183.33%  
England median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -18.18% +30.95%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1948 2837 2261
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.56% 94.63% 95.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3889 5955 5423
West Midlands median daily rate £390 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +14.28%  
10th Percentile £226 £219 £205
90th Percentile £558 £525 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 271 308 505
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.61%  
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.25 £10.98
90th Percentile £52.50 £38.98 £31.25
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in the West Midlands

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Support in the West Midlands

Applications Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Support in the West Midlands

Applications Support
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 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
Coventry - 1 £350 -
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 West Midlands region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 7 (58.33%) .NET
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (50.00%) Data Management
2 6 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) User Experience
3 5 (41.67%) Open Source
3 5 (41.67%) SDLC
3 5 (41.67%) Case Management
3 5 (41.67%) IT Strategy
3 5 (41.67%) Ruby
3 5 (41.67%) Service Management
3 5 (41.67%) Change Management
3 5 (41.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (41.67%) Scala
3 5 (41.67%) EDRMS
3 5 (41.67%) Project Management
3 5 (41.67%) Workflow
3 5 (41.67%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) Java
3 5 (41.67%) Python
3 5 (41.67%) CRM
3 5 (41.67%) Data Modelling
3 5 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (33.33%) ITIL
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) Oracle

Applications Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) EDRMS
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (41.67%) User Experience
3 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
1 6 (50.00%) Data Management
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (41.67%) Case Management
2 5 (41.67%) Change Management
2 5 (41.67%) CRM
2 5 (41.67%) Data Modelling
2 5 (41.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (41.67%) IT Strategy
2 5 (41.67%) Open Source
2 5 (41.67%) Project Management
2 5 (41.67%) SDLC
2 5 (41.67%) Service Management
2 5 (41.67%) Workflow
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) ERP
5 1 (8.33%) Line Management
5 1 (8.33%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Java
1 5 (41.67%) Python
1 5 (41.67%) Ruby
1 5 (41.67%) Scala
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) C
4 2 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (8.33%) COBOL
5 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (8.33%) VB
5 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
5 1 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) HP