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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support Specialist
Rank 198 202 195
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Specialist 2 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.035% 0.088% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.095% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 5
Average daily rate
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- £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £475 £263
% change year-on-year
- +80.95%
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
5236 6344 5698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.80% 93.32% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4045 4617 4242
Average daily rate £445 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 114 148
Average hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.78 £35.10 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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
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 19 December 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 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Middleware
2 4 (44.44%) Incident Management
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle
3 3 (33.33%) J2EE
3 3 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 3 (33.33%) SOAP
3 3 (33.33%) Web Services
3 3 (33.33%) SOA
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (22.22%) AppDynamics
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 1 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (11.11%) SAP
5 1 (11.11%) RPG
5 1 (11.11%) SLA
5 1 (11.11%) SAP HR
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) Windows
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
5 1 (11.11%) Degree
5 1 (11.11%) SAP EHS
5 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
5 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 1 (11.11%) Release Management

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (33.33%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP HR
1 1 (11.11%) SAP EHS
1 1 (11.11%) SAP GRC
1 1 (11.11%) Markit EDM
1 1 (11.11%) SimCorp Dimension
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 1 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Middleware
2 3 (33.33%) J2EE
2 3 (33.33%) SOAP
2 3 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 1 (11.11%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Incident Management
2 3 (33.33%) SOA
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 1 (11.11%) Release Management
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) ETRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (11.11%) RPG
3 1 (11.11%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) AppDynamics
3 1 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) webMethods
3 1 (11.11%) Remedy
3 1 (11.11%) Charles River
3 1 (11.11%) SimCorp