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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support Specialist
Rank 594 585 555
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -30
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Specialist 28 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.027% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.030% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 16
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£500 £343 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.98% +7.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £285 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £565 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £367 £303
% change year-on-year
-12.78% +21.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.50 -

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
52654 50519 47353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.44% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 33449 30575 27767
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1936 1988 2122
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 4 August 2015.

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 19 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 4 August 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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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 -6 26 £500 +53.84% 3
London +9 14 £550 +69.23% 2
West Midlands - 5 £354 -
South East -25 4 £271 -24.72% 1
Coventry - 3 £354 -
Midlands - 2 - -
Scotland -1 1 - - 1
Hampshire -9 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
North West - 1 £378 -
Edinburgh - 1 - - 1
Stockport - 1 £378 -
Slough - 1 £225 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £271 -
Lewes - 1 £275 -
Manchester - 1 £378 -
Berkshire - 1 £225 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £271 -
East Sussex - 1 £275 -

Applications Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 21 (55.26%) SQL
2 14 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 14 (36.84%) Front Office
3 13 (34.21%) Banking
4 12 (31.58%) UNIX
5 11 (28.95%) Windows
6 10 (26.32%) MS Excel
6 10 (26.32%) .NET
6 10 (26.32%) Java
6 10 (26.32%) Investment Banking
7 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
7 9 (23.68%) ITIL
8 8 (21.05%) FIX Protocol
9 7 (18.42%) Degree
9 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (18.42%) C#
10 6 (15.79%) VBA
10 6 (15.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (15.79%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (15.79%) Bloomberg
10 6 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (13.16%) Oracle
12 4 (10.53%) Perl
12 4 (10.53%) Linux
12 4 (10.53%) Tomcat
12 4 (10.53%) Service Management
12 4 (10.53%) Finance
12 4 (10.53%) Relational Database
13 3 (7.89%) Low Latency
13 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database

Applications Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 6 (15.79%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (10.53%) Tomcat
3 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.89%) IIS
4 1 (2.63%) JBoss
4 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.63%) SAS
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (2.63%) SAP Portal
4 1 (2.63%) Liferay
4 1 (2.63%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (26.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) BASE24
1 2 (5.26%) Summit
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.63%) SAP R/3
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) ATM
1 1 (2.63%) Intranet
1 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (10.53%) Relational Database
4 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (2.63%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.63%) SAP BW
5 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (36.84%) Front Office
2 13 (34.21%) Banking
3 10 (26.32%) Investment Banking
4 4 (10.53%) Finance
5 2 (5.26%) Retail
6 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) .NET
2 8 (21.05%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (7.89%) XML
4 2 (5.26%) HTML
4 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (7.89%) Equities
3 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.63%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.63%) Tandem
5 1 (2.63%) EMV
5 1 (2.63%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (31.58%) UNIX
2 11 (28.95%) Windows
3 4 (10.53%) Linux
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) ITIL
2 4 (10.53%) Service Management
3 3 (7.89%) CRM
3 3 (7.89%) Problem Management
3 3 (7.89%) Electronic Trading
3 3 (7.89%) Low Latency
3 3 (7.89%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (7.89%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (5.26%) DevOps
4 2 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (5.26%) Analytics
5 1 (2.63%) Change Control
5 1 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.63%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.63%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (2.63%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.63%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.63%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (55.26%) SQL
2 10 (26.32%) Java
3 7 (18.42%) C#
4 6 (15.79%) VBA
5 4 (10.53%) Perl
6 3 (7.89%) Python
7 2 (5.26%) C++
7 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.26%) VB
8 1 (2.63%) ABAP
8 1 (2.63%) COBOL
8 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) MCSE
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.63%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.63%) vCloud
2 1 (2.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) SCCM
2 1 (2.63%) Puppet
2 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.63%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.79%) Bloomberg
3 5 (13.16%) Oracle
4 3 (7.89%) Sybase
4 3 (7.89%) SAP
5 2 (5.26%) VMware
6 1 (2.63%) Cincom
6 1 (2.63%) Splunk
6 1 (2.63%) Remedy
6 1 (2.63%) Charles River
6 1 (2.63%) Informatica
6 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.63%) Reuters