The median contractor rate for a Applications Support was £280 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire 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
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 112 118
Rank change year-on-year +4 +6  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 13 26 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.61% 0.91% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.94% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 14
Median daily rate £280 £300 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £248 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £376 £293
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 Yorkshire. 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
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2063 2773 2573
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 97.08% 96.72% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1269 1857 1622
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 114 138
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £9.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.97 £40.60 £35.00
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 Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in Yorkshire

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Support in Yorkshire

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Support in Yorkshire

Applications Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Support in Yorkshire

Applications Support
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire 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
North Yorkshire +4 4 £195 -35.00% 3
West Yorkshire -2 4 £350 +7.60% 7
South Yorkshire +5 2 £206 -17.50% 1
Applications Support
England

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

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 Yorkshire region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 12 (52.17%) SQL
2 11 (47.83%) .NET
3 10 (43.48%) C#
3 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
4 9 (39.13%) .NET Framework
5 8 (34.78%) Windows
6 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (26.09%) Entity Framework
7 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
7 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
7 6 (26.09%) ITIL
7 6 (26.09%) SharePoint
8 5 (21.74%) Visual Studio
8 5 (21.74%) Business Analysis
9 4 (17.39%) Supplier Management
9 4 (17.39%) Degree
9 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
9 4 (17.39%) Change Control
9 4 (17.39%) IIS
9 4 (17.39%) Oracle
9 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
9 4 (17.39%) ERP
10 3 (13.04%) Finance
10 3 (13.04%) VB.NET
10 3 (13.04%) ADO
10 3 (13.04%) Apache
10 3 (13.04%) XML
10 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
10 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Management
10 3 (13.04%) System Integration Testing

Applications Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 (26.09%) SharePoint
2 4 (17.39%) IIS
3 3 (13.04%) Apache
4 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
4 2 (8.70%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) Live Communications Server
5 1 (4.35%) SAS
5 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) DHCP
1 1 (4.35%) DNS
1 1 (4.35%) FTP
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
1 1 (4.35%) SAN
1 1 (4.35%) SMTP
1 1 (4.35%) SSH
1 1 (4.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.70%) MS Access
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) .NET
2 9 (39.13%) .NET Framework
3 6 (26.09%) Entity Framework
4 3 (13.04%) ADO
4 3 (13.04%) XML
5 2 (8.70%) MSMQ
6 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
6 1 (4.35%) COM+
6 1 (4.35%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 1 (4.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.35%) Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.35%) PKI
2 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Solaris
3 1 (4.35%) Unix
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (26.09%) ITIL
3 5 (21.74%) Business Analysis
4 4 (17.39%) Change Control
4 4 (17.39%) ERP
4 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
4 4 (17.39%) Supplier Management
5 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Issue Tracking
5 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing
5 3 (13.04%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
6 1 (4.35%) Data Management
6 1 (4.35%) Document Management
6 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.35%) Marketing Automation
6 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) SQL
2 10 (43.48%) C#
3 3 (13.04%) VB.NET
4 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.35%) C++
5 1 (4.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) HNC
2 1 (4.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (4.35%) MCAD
2 1 (4.35%) MCSD
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) ISA Server
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) NetBackup
1 2 (8.70%) SCOM
2 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) Netcool
2 1 (4.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (4.35%) Unicenter
2 1 (4.35%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Alterian
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix
3 1 (4.35%) EMC
3 1 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) LANDesk
3 1 (4.35%) Meridio
3 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.35%) Veritas
3 1 (4.35%) Vignette
3 1 (4.35%) VMware