The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Applications Support Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support Consultant
Rank 634 643 611
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -32
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Consultant 4 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.011% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.012% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 15
Median daily rate £310 £388 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +13.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £231 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £478 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £388 £320
% change year-on-year
+22.58% +21.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48175 51856 52713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31544 33013 33319
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1684 2028 2169
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.08%

Applications Support Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Applications Support Consultant in the job title.

Applications Support Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Applications Support Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Applications Support Consultant within the UK.

Applications Support Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Applications Support Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 6 December 2016.

Applications Support Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Applications Support Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Applications Support Consultant within the UK.

Applications Support Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Applications Support Consultant
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 6 December 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
England +5 4 £310 -20.00% 6
London - 2 £305 - 4
North West +2 1 £475 +11.76%
West Midlands - 1 - -
Blackpool - 1 £475 -
Warwick - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £475 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -

Applications Support Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, Applications Support Consultant 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 featuring Applications Support Consultant in the job title.

1 9 (75.00%) SQL
1 9 (75.00%) Oracle
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
3 7 (58.33%) PL/SQL
3 7 (58.33%) Citrix
4 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (50.00%) SQLPlus
4 6 (50.00%) CSS
4 6 (50.00%) Oracle Application Server
4 6 (50.00%) ERD
4 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (50.00%) Oracle Database
4 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (41.67%) Northgate
5 5 (41.67%) XML
5 5 (41.67%) XSL
5 5 (41.67%) XSLT
6 3 (25.00%) ITIL
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
7 2 (16.67%) Release Management
7 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
7 2 (16.67%) Clustering
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow
8 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity Planning
8 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (8.33%) General Ledger

Applications Support Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 6 (50.00%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) JBoss
2 1 (8.33%) NServiceBus
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Self-Service HR
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) DHCP
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 6 (50.00%) SQLPlus
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (8.33%) General Ledger
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) CSS
2 5 (41.67%) XML
2 5 (41.67%) XSL
2 5 (41.67%) XSLT
3 1 (8.33%) .NET
3 1 (8.33%) SOAP
3 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) ERD
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 2 (16.67%) Release Management
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) BCP
4 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (8.33%) ERP
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
4 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) SOA
4 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Oracle
2 7 (58.33%) Citrix
3 5 (41.67%) Northgate
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) AppDynamics
5 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow
5 1 (8.33%) VMware