The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support Specialist
Rank 570 534 578
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +44
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Specialist 17 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.021% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.023% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 5
Average daily rate £375 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £425 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £425 £273
% change year-on-year
-20.58% +55.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 2014.

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 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 Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -81 15 £400 -5.88% 6
London -16 11 £425 - 4
City of London -11 4 £425 - 2
South East -14 3 £350 -17.64%
West Sussex - 2 £350 -
Camberley 0 1 - -
Surrey -12 1 - -
North East - 1 £281 - 1
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
East Grinstead - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Harrow - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Aberdeen - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Nottingham - - - - 1
Portsmouth - - - -

Applications Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 20 (54.05%) SQL
2 14 (37.84%) SQL Server
3 13 (35.14%) Oracle
4 9 (24.32%) Web Services
4 9 (24.32%) Windows
5 8 (21.62%) Finance
6 7 (18.92%) Linux
6 7 (18.92%) Java
7 6 (16.22%) C#
7 6 (16.22%) T-SQL
7 6 (16.22%) WebLogic
7 6 (16.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
8 5 (13.51%) ITIL
8 5 (13.51%) UNIX
8 5 (13.51%) .NET
8 5 (13.51%) Banking
8 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (13.51%) Oracle Service Bus
8 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database
9 4 (10.81%) Oracle ODI
9 4 (10.81%) Problem Management
9 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (10.81%) Liferay
9 4 (10.81%) Dependency Injection
9 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (10.81%) Spring
9 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (10.81%) MVC
9 4 (10.81%) Risk Management

Applications Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (16.22%) WebLogic
2 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
2 5 (13.51%) Oracle Service Bus
3 4 (10.81%) Liferay
3 4 (10.81%) IIS
3 4 (10.81%) WebLogic Portal
4 3 (8.11%) SAS
4 3 (8.11%) Apache
4 3 (8.11%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (2.70%) Documentum
5 1 (2.70%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.70%) ArcGIS
5 1 (2.70%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
1 3 (8.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (8.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (2.70%) WebTrends
3 1 (2.70%) LatentZero
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) LDAP
1 4 (10.81%) Intranet
2 3 (8.11%) Internet
3 2 (5.41%) LAN
4 1 (2.70%) Extranet
4 1 (2.70%) SSL
4 1 (2.70%) FTP
4 1 (2.70%) DNS
4 1 (2.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (37.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database
3 4 (10.81%) Oracle ODI
3 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (8.11%) MS Access
4 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (8.11%) Relational Database
5 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (2.70%) DTS
6 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (21.62%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Retail
3 2 (5.41%) Law
4 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) Web Services
2 5 (13.51%) .NET
3 4 (10.81%) Spring
3 4 (10.81%) XML
4 3 (8.11%) WSDL
4 3 (8.11%) J2EE
5 2 (5.41%) Middleware
6 1 (2.70%) JMS
6 1 (2.70%) XSLT
6 1 (2.70%) Classic ASP
6 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.70%) CSS
6 1 (2.70%) JDBC
6 1 (2.70%) HTML
6 1 (2.70%) WinForms
6 1 (2.70%) jQuery
6 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.70%) JSON
6 1 (2.70%) Velocity
6 1 (2.70%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (5.41%) Replication
2 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) GIS
2 1 (2.70%) Fixed Income
2 1 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.70%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) Windows
2 7 (18.92%) Linux
3 5 (13.51%) UNIX
4 3 (8.11%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.51%) ITIL
2 4 (10.81%) Problem Management
2 4 (10.81%) Dependency Injection
2 4 (10.81%) MVC
2 4 (10.81%) Risk Management
2 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
3 3 (8.11%) CRM
3 3 (8.11%) ERP
3 3 (8.11%) Migration
3 3 (8.11%) Data Migration
4 2 (5.41%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (5.41%) Data Architecture
4 2 (5.41%) ITIL V3
4 2 (5.41%) High Availability
4 2 (5.41%) Change Control
4 2 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.41%) Change Management
4 2 (5.41%) ETL
4 2 (5.41%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 20 (54.05%) SQL
2 7 (18.92%) Java
3 6 (16.22%) C#
3 6 (16.22%) T-SQL
4 4 (10.81%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.41%) VB
5 2 (5.41%) Python
6 1 (2.70%) PL/1
6 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.70%) VBScript
6 1 (2.70%) C
6 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.70%) PHP
6 1 (2.70%) C++
6 1 (2.70%) COBOL
6 1 (2.70%) Jython
6 1 (2.70%) VB6
6 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) Degree
1 2 (5.41%) MCSE
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) ISA Server
2 1 (2.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.70%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 13 (35.14%) Oracle
2 3 (8.11%) Hyperion
3 2 (5.41%) F5
3 2 (5.41%) Remedy
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.70%) Reuters
4 1 (2.70%) BMC
4 1 (2.70%) IBM
4 1 (2.70%) Cognos
4 1 (2.70%) Charles River
4 1 (2.70%) Websense
4 1 (2.70%) RedDot
4 1 (2.70%) Open Text
4 1 (2.70%) Curam
4 1 (2.70%) thinkFolio
4 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.70%) Splunk
4 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds
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