The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Applications Support Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support Specialist
Rank 418 409 405
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Specialist 13 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.060% 0.054% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.057% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 10
Median daily rate £438 £550 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.40% +29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £495 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 £615 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £275 £324
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -15.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £15.50
Applications Support Specialist
England

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
20552 20961 21857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.85% 94.65% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 14945 14461 15395
Median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 381 390
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.72 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.69% +12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £55.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

Applications Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Applications Support Specialist in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support Specialist across the London region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

Applications Support Specialist Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support Specialist within the London region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
City of London +36 5 £550 +3.52% 3
Applications Support Specialist
England

Applications Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, Applications Support Specialist 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 London region featuring Applications Support Specialist in the job title.

1 13 (65.00%) SQL
2 10 (50.00%) Banking
3 6 (30.00%) Windows
4 5 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 5 (25.00%) Electronic Trading
5 3 (15.00%) Asset Management
5 3 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (15.00%) Finance
5 3 (15.00%) Law
5 3 (15.00%) Unix
5 3 (15.00%) Firewall
5 3 (15.00%) Front Office
5 3 (15.00%) Linux
5 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (15.00%) MS Project
5 3 (15.00%) XML
5 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (10.00%) Hedge funds
6 2 (10.00%) Issue Tracking
6 2 (10.00%) iManage
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (10.00%) ITIL
6 2 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (10.00%) IIS
6 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle
6 2 (10.00%) VBA
6 2 (10.00%) C#

Applications Support Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 2 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Project
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) ION MarketView
1 1 (5.00%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (10.00%) MS Access
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (5.00%) GIS
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 10 (50.00%) Banking
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Front Office
2 3 (15.00%) Law
3 2 (10.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.00%) Equities
3 2 (10.00%) Hedge funds
4 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) Unix
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Electronic Trading
1 5 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (15.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (10.00%) Change Management
3 2 (10.00%) Document Management
3 2 (10.00%) Issue Tracking
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.00%) CAFM
4 1 (5.00%) EAM
4 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.00%) ITSM
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) C#
2 2 (10.00%) Perl
2 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (10.00%) VBA
3 1 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) PHP
3 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Charles River
1 2 (10.00%) Citrix
1 2 (10.00%) iManage
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) Bloomberg
2 1 (5.00%) ESRI
2 1 (5.00%) FactSet
2 1 (5.00%) IBM
2 1 (5.00%) ION Trading
2 1 (5.00%) Reuters
2 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow
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