The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support Specialist
Rank 604 594 553
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -41
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Specialist 15 7 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.014% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.015% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 19
Average daily rate £306 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £225 £350
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -35.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £21.25 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.16% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 - -

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
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Applications Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 5 February 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 18 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 Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +7 14 £300 -14.28% 11
South East +10 9 £300 +33.33% 3
West Sussex - 6 £300 - 1
Crawley - 5 £300 - 1
London -9 3 £500 +5.26% 4
City of London +37 1 £450 - 3
Surrey -4 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £420 -
Glasgow - 1 £400 -
Scotland - 1 £400 -
Essex - 1 £300 -
Slough - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £420 -
Harlow - 1 £300 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £313 -
South West - 1 £313 - 3
East of England - 1 £300 - 1

Applications Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Applications Support Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 27 (71.05%) SQL
2 14 (36.84%) Oracle
3 13 (34.21%) Windows
4 12 (31.58%) Linux
5 9 (23.68%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (23.68%) Banking
6 7 (18.42%) Finance
6 7 (18.42%) ITIL
6 7 (18.42%) Unix
6 7 (18.42%) Windows Server
7 5 (13.16%) Oracle Linux
7 5 (13.16%) SharePoint
7 5 (13.16%) Problem Management
7 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
8 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
8 4 (10.53%) SAP
8 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
8 4 (10.53%) Perl
8 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
8 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
8 4 (10.53%) Change Control
9 3 (7.89%) ITIL V3
9 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database
9 3 (7.89%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (7.89%) MuleSoft
9 3 (7.89%) Change Management
9 3 (7.89%) Middleware
9 3 (7.89%) SAP BI
9 3 (7.89%) Citrix
9 3 (7.89%) PL/SQL

Applications Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Applications Support Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (13.16%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.89%) Apache
2 3 (7.89%) Mule
2 3 (7.89%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.26%) Confluence
3 2 (5.26%) Documentum
3 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (2.63%) nginx
4 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.63%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.26%) MS Project
2 2 (5.26%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) SAP SRM
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.63%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (2.63%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) HTTP
1 1 (2.63%) HTTPS
1 1 (2.63%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.89%) SAP BI
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.63%) MS Access
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) JIRA
2 1 (2.63%) Bugzilla
2 1 (2.63%) LSMW
2 1 (2.63%) Trac
General
1 9 (23.68%) Banking
2 7 (18.42%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Aerospace
3 2 (5.26%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Front Office
4 1 (2.63%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) Middleware
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle Fusion
1 3 (7.89%) SAP PI
1 3 (7.89%) SAP XI
2 2 (5.26%) EDI
2 2 (5.26%) J2EE
2 2 (5.26%) WinForms
3 1 (2.63%) CSS
3 1 (2.63%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (2.63%) HTML
3 1 (2.63%) Play Framework
3 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Data Integration
2 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) Equities
2 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.26%) Statistics
3 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.63%) Data Conversion
3 1 (2.63%) DataPower
3 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.63%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.63%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Windows
2 12 (31.58%) Linux
3 7 (18.42%) Unix
3 7 (18.42%) Windows Server
4 5 (13.16%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.42%) ITIL
2 5 (13.16%) Problem Management
3 4 (10.53%) Change Control
4 3 (7.89%) Asset Management
4 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (7.89%) Change Management
4 3 (7.89%) CRM
4 3 (7.89%) Incident Management
4 3 (7.89%) ITIL V3
4 3 (7.89%) Logistics
4 3 (7.89%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.26%) Document Management
5 2 (5.26%) ERP
5 2 (5.26%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.26%) Practice Management
5 2 (5.26%) SDLC
5 2 (5.26%) Wealth Management
6 1 (2.63%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 27 (71.05%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) Perl
3 3 (7.89%) ABAP
3 3 (7.89%) C#
3 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.89%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.26%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.26%) VB
4 2 (5.26%) VB6
5 1 (2.63%) AppleScript
5 1 (2.63%) Java
5 1 (2.63%) Python
5 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) Degree
3 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.63%) SAP Certification
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Nagios
1 1 (2.63%) NetBackup
1 1 (2.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (36.84%) Oracle
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.53%) SAP
3 3 (7.89%) Citrix
3 3 (7.89%) MuleSoft
4 2 (5.26%) Baan
4 2 (5.26%) F5
4 2 (5.26%) Hyperion
5 1 (2.63%) Adobe
5 1 (2.63%) Apple
5 1 (2.63%) ATG
5 1 (2.63%) Concur
5 1 (2.63%) Infor
5 1 (2.63%) Northgate
5 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.63%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.63%) Tripwire
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