The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support Specialist
Rank 410 413 415
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Specialist 9 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.037% 0.038% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.041% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 9
Average daily rate
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£550 £325 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.23% -35.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £250 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £565 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £360 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.63% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22283 22211 23247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.57% 92.63% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 15676 15093 15945
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 416 451
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £45.00 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Applications Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Applications Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in London

Applications Support Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Applications Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in London

Applications Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Applications Support Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in London

Applications Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 16 (80.00%) SQL
2 12 (60.00%) Front Office
3 11 (55.00%) Banking
4 10 (50.00%) Investment Banking
4 10 (50.00%) UNIX
5 9 (45.00%) Java
6 8 (40.00%) FIX Protocol
7 7 (35.00%) C#
7 7 (35.00%) .NET
7 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
8 6 (30.00%) VBA
8 6 (30.00%) Windows
8 6 (30.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (30.00%) Bloomberg
9 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 5 (25.00%) Perl
9 5 (25.00%) Degree
10 4 (20.00%) Service Management
10 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (20.00%) Linux
11 3 (15.00%) Python
11 3 (15.00%) ITIL
11 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
11 3 (15.00%) HTML
11 3 (15.00%) Sybase
11 3 (15.00%) Electronic Trading
11 3 (15.00%) Low Latency
11 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
11 3 (15.00%) Finance
11 3 (15.00%) Equities

Applications Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 1 (5.00%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (5.00%) nginx
1 1 (5.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Summit
2 1 (5.00%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 12 (60.00%) Front Office
2 11 (55.00%) Banking
3 10 (50.00%) Investment Banking
4 3 (15.00%) Finance
5 2 (10.00%) Retail
6 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) FIX Protocol
2 7 (35.00%) .NET
3 3 (15.00%) HTML
4 2 (10.00%) XML
5 1 (5.00%) CSS
5 1 (5.00%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (15.00%) Equities
4 1 (5.00%) Tandem
4 1 (5.00%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) UNIX
2 6 (30.00%) Windows
3 4 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Service Management
2 3 (15.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Electronic Trading
2 3 (15.00%) Low Latency
3 2 (10.00%) Analytics
4 1 (5.00%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (80.00%) SQL
2 9 (45.00%) Java
3 7 (35.00%) C#
4 6 (30.00%) VBA
5 5 (25.00%) Perl
6 3 (15.00%) Python
7 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
7 2 (10.00%) VB
7 2 (10.00%) C++
8 1 (5.00%) COBOL
8 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
8 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
8 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
8 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Bloomberg
2 3 (15.00%) Sybase
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) Adobe
4 1 (5.00%) Reuters
4 1 (5.00%) Charles River
4 1 (5.00%) Cincom
4 1 (5.00%) Splunk