The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support Consultant role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Applications Support Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support Consultant
Rank 578 596 558
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -38
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Consultant 15 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.005% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.006% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £270 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £430 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - £345
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
51645 52060 44962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.35% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31339 31560 25761
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2073 2241
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

Applications Support Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +8 15 £400 +14.28% 5
London +16 14 £400 +14.28% 1
South West - 1 £350 -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Chessington - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Crawley - - - - 1
Dorking - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Lincoln - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Lincolnshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -

Applications Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Applications Support Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title.

1 29 (87.88%) ITIL
2 27 (81.82%) SQL
3 23 (69.70%) PL/SQL
3 23 (69.70%) Oracle
4 19 (57.58%) C#
5 18 (54.55%) DV Cleared
5 18 (54.55%) Security Cleared
6 17 (51.52%) Java
7 16 (48.48%) Oracle Database 11g
7 16 (48.48%) Oracle Database
8 15 (45.45%) .NET
9 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
10 12 (36.36%) UNIX
10 12 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (36.36%) Data Structures
11 10 (30.30%) Java EE
11 10 (30.30%) Tomcat
11 10 (30.30%) Oracle Database 10g
12 9 (27.27%) Service Delivery
13 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
13 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (24.24%) Windows
14 7 (21.21%) MySQL
14 7 (21.21%) VB.NET
14 7 (21.21%) Oracle BPEL
14 7 (21.21%) BPEL
15 6 (18.18%) Change Management
16 5 (15.15%) Workflow
16 5 (15.15%) Service Management

Applications Support Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Applications Support Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (30.30%) Tomcat
2 7 (21.21%) Oracle BPEL
3 4 (12.12%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Cerner Millennium
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (48.48%) Oracle Database 11g
1 16 (48.48%) Oracle Database
2 10 (30.30%) Oracle Database 10g
3 7 (21.21%) MySQL
4 1 (3.03%) MS Access
4 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (9.09%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (45.45%) .NET
2 10 (30.30%) Java EE
3 2 (6.06%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (36.36%) Data Structures
2 5 (15.15%) NHS
3 4 (12.12%) GIS
4 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (36.36%) UNIX
2 8 (24.24%) Windows
2 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (9.09%) Linux
4 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (87.88%) ITIL
2 9 (27.27%) Service Delivery
3 7 (21.21%) BPEL
4 6 (18.18%) Change Management
5 5 (15.15%) Workflow
5 5 (15.15%) Incident Management
5 5 (15.15%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (15.15%) Service Management
6 1 (3.03%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (81.82%) SQL
2 23 (69.70%) PL/SQL
3 19 (57.58%) C#
4 17 (51.52%) Java
5 7 (21.21%) VB.NET
6 3 (9.09%) Shell Script
7 2 (6.06%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (54.55%) DV Cleared
1 18 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.15%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 23 (69.70%) Oracle
2 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
3 5 (15.15%) Cerner
4 4 (12.12%) ESRI
5 1 (3.03%) Capita
5 1 (3.03%) Remedy
5 1 (3.03%) Business Objects