The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Applications Support Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support Specialist
Rank 606 640 629
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -11
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Specialist 14 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.031% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.032% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 3
Median daily rate £325 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 -
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £28.13 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.13 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%

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
46798 52479 53703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.81% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 30588 33428 33908
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 £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1652 2035 2195
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 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

Applications Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Applications Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Applications Support Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

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

Applications Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Applications Support Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram

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

Applications Support Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Applications Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Applications Support Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Applications Support Specialist
Top 20 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 Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 3 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 13 £325 -7.14% 11
South East +19 6 £250 -16.66% 6
Crawley +15 3 £250 -16.66% 3
West Sussex +9 3 £250 -16.66% 3
London -11 3 £400 -17.94% 1
Buckinghamshire +14 2 £338 -3.57%
Manchester - 2 - -
Oldham - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 £338 -
North West - 2 - -
Surrey +19 1 £215 -
East of England +11 1 £300 -14.28% 2
Essex 0 1 £300 -14.28%
City of London -2 1 £400 -30.43%
Colchester - 1 £300 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £335 -
Edinburgh - 1 £325 -
Scotland - 1 £325 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £335 -
North East - 1 £335 -

Applications Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 featuring Applications Support Specialist in the job title.

1 14 (43.75%) SQL
2 10 (31.25%) Windows
2 10 (31.25%) Linux
2 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 9 (28.13%) Unix
4 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 7 (21.88%) Java
5 7 (21.88%) ITIL
6 6 (18.75%) .NET
6 6 (18.75%) Windows Server
7 5 (15.63%) MS Office
7 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
7 5 (15.63%) Perl
7 5 (15.63%) T-SQL
7 5 (15.63%) Tomcat
7 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
7 5 (15.63%) CRM
7 5 (15.63%) Finance
7 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (12.50%) Workflow
8 4 (12.50%) Incident Management
8 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
8 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
8 4 (12.50%) Citrix
8 4 (12.50%) Oracle
9 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (9.38%) DevOps
9 3 (9.38%) Puppet
9 3 (9.38%) XML
9 3 (9.38%) OO

Applications Support Specialist 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 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
1 5 (15.63%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.25%) Alfresco
2 2 (6.25%) Apache
2 2 (6.25%) Apache Solr
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.13%) CMS
3 1 (3.13%) GemFire
3 1 (3.13%) IIS
3 1 (3.13%) Moodle
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Office
2 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Cognos TM1
1 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.13%) assyst
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) IaaS
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
1 1 (3.13%) PaaS
1 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Firewall
1 2 (6.25%) Intranet
1 2 (6.25%) IPv6
1 2 (6.25%) OpenLDAP
1 2 (6.25%) SNMP
1 2 (6.25%) SSL
2 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (9.38%) MySQL
2 3 (9.38%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.13%) Mercurial
2 1 (3.13%) Subversion
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Front Office
3 2 (6.25%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Advertising
4 1 (3.13%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) .NET
2 3 (9.38%) CSS
2 3 (9.38%) HTML
2 3 (9.38%) JSON
2 3 (9.38%) XML
3 2 (6.25%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (6.25%) CSS3
3 2 (6.25%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (6.25%) HTML5
3 2 (6.25%) Java EE
3 2 (6.25%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (6.25%) Middleware
3 2 (6.25%) Spring
4 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.13%) D3.js
4 1 (3.13%) JMS
4 1 (3.13%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (3.13%) MSMQ
4 1 (3.13%) SOAP
4 1 (3.13%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.25%) Clustering
2 2 (6.25%) Smart Meter
3 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.13%) Hedge funds
3 1 (3.13%) Statistics
3 1 (3.13%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 10 (31.25%) Linux
1 10 (31.25%) Windows
2 9 (28.13%) Unix
3 6 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.13%) Solaris
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) ITIL
2 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (15.63%) CRM
3 4 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 4 (12.50%) Workflow
4 3 (9.38%) DevOps
4 3 (9.38%) OO
4 3 (9.38%) Problem Management
4 3 (9.38%) Scrum
5 2 (6.25%) ITIL V3
5 2 (6.25%) ITSM
5 2 (6.25%) Open Source
5 2 (6.25%) Patch Management
5 2 (6.25%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (6.25%) Regulatory Compliance
5 2 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
5 2 (6.25%) Wealth Management
6 1 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.13%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (43.75%) SQL
2 7 (21.88%) Java
3 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
3 5 (15.63%) Perl
3 5 (15.63%) T-SQL
4 3 (9.38%) VBA
5 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
5 2 (6.25%) C#
6 1 (3.13%) ECMAScript
6 1 (3.13%) ES6
6 1 (3.13%) PHP
6 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) MOS
1 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (6.25%) XenApp
3 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Puppet
2 1 (3.13%) Data Guard
2 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 1 (3.13%) Graphite
2 1 (3.13%) Nagios
2 1 (3.13%) Opsview
2 1 (3.13%) OVSD
2 1 (3.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.50%) Citrix
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (6.25%) Cognos
3 2 (6.25%) IBM
3 2 (6.25%) Nintex
3 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.25%) VMware
4 1 (3.13%) Bloomberg
4 1 (3.13%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) iManage
4 1 (3.13%) Informatica
4 1 (3.13%) Maconomy
4 1 (3.13%) NetApp
4 1 (3.13%) SAP
4 1 (3.13%) ServiceNow
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