The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Applications Support Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support Specialist
Rank 198 222 217
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Specialist 6 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.10% 0.082% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.089% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £500 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +138.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £395 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £500 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate - £350 £225
% change year-on-year
- +55.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5510 6756 6932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.75% 92.51% 92.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4114 4911 5043
Average daily rate £445 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 138 164
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.82 £38.00 £43.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

Applications Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Applications Support Specialist in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Applications Support Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Applications Support Specialist across the City of London region.

Applications Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Applications Support Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support Specialist across the City of London region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Applications Support Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Applications Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Applications Support Specialist across the City of London region.

Applications Support Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Applications Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Applications Support Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Support Specialist in their job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) Oracle
3 4 (50.00%) Middleware
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (37.50%) J2EE
4 3 (37.50%) Java
4 3 (37.50%) SOAP
4 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 3 (37.50%) SOA
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) Release Management
6 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 1 (12.50%) Time Management
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (12.50%) ETRM
6 1 (12.50%) Degree
6 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
6 1 (12.50%) Wealth Management
6 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 1 (12.50%) Banking
6 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
6 1 (12.50%) SimCorp
6 1 (12.50%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution

Applications Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Applications Support Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Support Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SimCorp Dimension
1 1 (12.50%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) Middleware
2 3 (37.50%) J2EE
2 3 (37.50%) SOAP
2 3 (37.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (37.50%) SOA
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Release Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Time Management
4 1 (12.50%) ETRM
4 1 (12.50%) Wealth Management
4 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) webMethods
2 1 (12.50%) Remedy
2 1 (12.50%) Charles River
2 1 (12.50%) SimCorp
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