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 30 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support Consultant
Rank 635 617 611
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -6
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Consultant 9 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.011% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.012% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 4
Median daily rate £425 £278 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.15% +11.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £280 £240
% change year-on-year
+54.01% +16.66%
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
50844 52173 51273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.70% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 33234 32322 31697
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1467 2070 2148
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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
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 11 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 30 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
England +11 8 £406 +54.76% 5
London +5 3 £375 +36.36% 1
South East -9 3 £438 +75.00% 4
Surrey -8 1 - - 1
Solihull - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £438 - 1
Essex - 1 - -

Applications Support Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Oracle
3 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 7 (43.75%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (37.50%) Perl
5 5 (31.25%) Finance
5 5 (31.25%) Banking
5 5 (31.25%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (25.00%) Workflow
6 4 (25.00%) Investment Banking
6 4 (25.00%) Derivative
6 4 (25.00%) BusinessObjects XI
6 4 (25.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 4 (25.00%) Fixed Income
6 4 (25.00%) Equities
6 4 (25.00%) Informatica
6 4 (25.00%) Shell Script
6 4 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (25.00%) Unix
6 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (25.00%) ETL
6 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (25.00%) Sybase
6 4 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (25.00%) IIS
7 3 (18.75%) Linux
7 3 (18.75%) Windows 2000
7 3 (18.75%) ITIL
7 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
7 3 (18.75%) Terminal Services

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 4 (25.00%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
3 1 (6.25%) Apache
3 1 (6.25%) GlassFish
3 1 (6.25%) JBoss
3 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
1 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) Network Security
3 1 (6.25%) Internet
3 1 (6.25%) IPv6
3 1 (6.25%) LDAP
3 1 (6.25%) Multicast
3 1 (6.25%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (25.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 4 (25.00%) BusinessObjects XI
2 4 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (6.25%) SAP BW
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) VisualVM
General
1 5 (31.25%) Banking
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (6.25%) COM+
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) LAPP Stack
1 1 (6.25%) Rendezvous
1 1 (6.25%) SOAP
1 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Derivative
1 4 (25.00%) Equities
1 4 (25.00%) Fixed Income
2 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) DataPower
3 1 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Unix
3 3 (18.75%) Linux
3 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (18.75%) Windows 2000
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (25.00%) ETL
2 4 (25.00%) Workflow
3 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 2 (12.50%) Fault Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) DevOps
5 1 (6.25%) Document Management
5 1 (6.25%) Electronic Trading
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 1 (6.25%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (6.25%) Patch Management
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Release Management
5 1 (6.25%) SDLC
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) Perl
3 4 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
5 1 (6.25%) Python
5 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Terminal Services
2 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Opsview
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Oracle
2 4 (25.00%) Informatica
2 4 (25.00%) Sybase
3 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) Northgate
4 2 (12.50%) SAP
5 1 (6.25%) IBM
5 1 (6.25%) Software AG
5 1 (6.25%) Splunk
5 1 (6.25%) TIBCO
5 1 (6.25%) VMware
5 1 (6.25%) webMethods