The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West 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 26 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support Specialist
Rank 139 - 140
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Specialist 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.068% - 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% - 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £425 - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £275 £324
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -15.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.50
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 South West 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
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2790 2879 2810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.38% 95.65% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1791 1809 1811
Median daily rate £370 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 177 201
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.82 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.97% +4.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Applications Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Applications Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Applications Support Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Applications Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Applications Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Applications Support Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Applications Support Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Dorset - 1 £425 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Applications Support Specialist
England

Applications Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 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 South West region featuring Applications Support Specialist in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) NHS
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Security Management
2 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (25.00%) Northgate
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Time Management
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (25.00%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Electronic Patient Records

Applications Support Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (25.00%) Apache
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Northgate Housing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (25.00%) Electronic Patient Records
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
1 1 (25.00%) CRM
1 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (25.00%) Security Management
1 1 (25.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix
1 1 (25.00%) Northgate
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle