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 24 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support Consultant
Rank 651 626 617
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Consultant 10 36 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.062% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.065% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 3
Median daily rate £300 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £460 £389
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
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
51653 55417 52511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.81% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 33657 35244 31733
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1646 2081 2055
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +3.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.02 £38.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +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
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 24 August 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 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 24 August 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 -23 10 £300 -14.28% 3
South East +17 8 £300 -4.76%
Hampshire +6 7 £300 -21.05%
South West +7 1 £375 +7.14% 2
Surrey +5 1 £450 +80.00%
London -1 1 - - 1
Somerset - 1 £375 -
Southampton - 1 £288 -
Winchester - 1 £350 -
Bath - 1 £375 -
Cobham - 1 £450 -

Applications Support Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 13 (72.22%) Oracle
2 12 (66.67%) Windows
3 11 (61.11%) SQL
4 9 (50.00%) Oracle Database
5 7 (38.89%) Northgate
6 6 (33.33%) Oracle Application Server
6 6 (33.33%) ERD
6 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (33.33%) XML
6 6 (33.33%) PL/SQL
6 6 (33.33%) CSS
6 6 (33.33%) SQLPlus
6 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (33.33%) Citrix
7 5 (27.78%) XSL
7 5 (27.78%) XSLT
7 5 (27.78%) IIS
8 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
8 4 (22.22%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (16.67%) Release Management
9 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
9 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
9 3 (16.67%) Terminal Services
9 3 (16.67%) Firewall
9 3 (16.67%) Java
9 3 (16.67%) Perl
9 3 (16.67%) Linux

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 (33.33%) Oracle Application Server
2 5 (27.78%) IIS
3 2 (11.11%) JBoss
3 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
4 1 (5.56%) Apache
4 1 (5.56%) GlassFish
4 1 (5.56%) NServiceBus
4 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) IBM Cloud
1 1 (5.56%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (5.56%) DHCP
2 1 (5.56%) DNS
2 1 (5.56%) Internet
2 1 (5.56%) IPv6
2 1 (5.56%) LDAP
2 1 (5.56%) Multicast
2 1 (5.56%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 6 (33.33%) SQLPlus
3 4 (22.22%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.56%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (5.56%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) VisualVM
General
1 2 (11.11%) Banking
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) CSS
1 6 (33.33%) XML
2 5 (27.78%) XSL
2 5 (27.78%) XSLT
3 2 (11.11%) .NET
3 2 (11.11%) SOAP
4 1 (5.56%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (5.56%) COM+
4 1 (5.56%) HTML
4 1 (5.56%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (5.56%) Rendezvous
4 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Clustering
3 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.56%) DataPower
3 1 (5.56%) Derivative
3 1 (5.56%) Equities
3 1 (5.56%) Fixed Income
3 1 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (16.67%) Linux
3 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (16.67%) Windows 2000
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) ERD
2 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 3 (16.67%) Release Management
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.11%) Fault Analysis
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) DevOps
4 1 (5.56%) Document Management
4 1 (5.56%) ETL
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 1 (5.56%) Patch Management
4 1 (5.56%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) SDLC
4 1 (5.56%) SOA
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) SQL
2 6 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 3 (16.67%) Java
3 3 (16.67%) Perl
4 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.56%) Python
4 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Terminal Services
2 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) IBM Cloud Orchestrator
1 1 (5.56%) Opsview
1 1 (5.56%) Puppet
1 1 (5.56%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Oracle
2 7 (38.89%) Northgate
3 6 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.11%) VMware
6 1 (5.56%) AppDynamics
6 1 (5.56%) IBM
6 1 (5.56%) Informatica
6 1 (5.56%) SAP
6 1 (5.56%) Software AG
6 1 (5.56%) Splunk
6 1 (5.56%) Sybase
6 1 (5.56%) TIBCO
6 1 (5.56%) webMethods