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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support Specialist
Rank 627 619 599
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -20
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Specialist 31 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.021% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.023% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 17
Average daily rate £375 £285 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £250 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £588 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £263 £338
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
53058 52916 51575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32091 31451
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2122 2107
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 30 April 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 27 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 30 April 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 -14 27 £375 +31.57% 6
London 0 11 £438 -20.45% 2
East of England - 8 £228 - 1
South East -21 5 £375 +50.00% 2
Hertfordshire - 5 £230 -
City of London +44 4 £600 +12.94% 1
Hampshire - 4 £375 - 1
Scotland - 3 £365 -
Edinburgh - 3 £365 -
Essex - 2 £228 -
South West - 2 £425 -
St Albans - 2 - -
Thurrock - 2 £228 -
Winchester - 2 £375 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £200 -
Potters Bar - 1 £230 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £420 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 £425 -
Manchester - 1 £350 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £420 -
Dorset - 1 £425 -
West Wales - 1 - -
North West - 1 £350 -
Swansea - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -

Applications Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 19 (43.18%) SQL
2 17 (38.64%) Windows
3 14 (31.82%) Oracle
4 11 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 10 (22.73%) Finance
6 9 (20.45%) Banking
6 9 (20.45%) Problem Management
6 9 (20.45%) Linux
7 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
7 7 (15.91%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (11.36%) Unix
8 5 (11.36%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (9.09%) Hyperion Planning
9 4 (9.09%) Asset Management
9 4 (9.09%) HFM
9 4 (9.09%) Hyperion
9 4 (9.09%) IIS
9 4 (9.09%) Java
9 4 (9.09%) ITIL
10 3 (6.82%) .NET
10 3 (6.82%) ERP
10 3 (6.82%) HTML
10 3 (6.82%) MS Project
10 3 (6.82%) CSS
10 3 (6.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (6.82%) Citrix
10 3 (6.82%) Front Office
10 3 (6.82%) Change Management
10 3 (6.82%) Migration
10 3 (6.82%) Oracle ERP

Applications Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 4 (9.09%) IIS
2 1 (2.27%) Apache
2 1 (2.27%) Apache Solr
2 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (2.27%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Project
2 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (9.09%) HFM
1 4 (9.09%) Hyperion Planning
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (4.55%) Primavera
4 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (2.27%) Maximo
4 1 (2.27%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (2.27%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) Firewall
1 1 (2.27%) HTTP
1 1 (2.27%) HTTPS
1 1 (2.27%) NetScaler
1 1 (2.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) BusinessObjects
1 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (4.55%) MS Access
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (4.55%) Spotfire
3 1 (2.27%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (2.27%) GIS
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) LSMW
General
1 10 (22.73%) Finance
2 9 (20.45%) Banking
3 3 (6.82%) Front Office
3 3 (6.82%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.55%) Advertising
4 2 (4.55%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) .NET
1 3 (6.82%) CSS
1 3 (6.82%) HTML
2 2 (4.55%) XML
3 1 (2.27%) Ajax
3 1 (2.27%) Web Services
3 1 (2.27%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) Equities
2 2 (4.55%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.27%) Data Conversion
3 1 (2.27%) DataPower
3 1 (2.27%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.27%) NHS
3 1 (2.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (38.64%) Windows
2 11 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (20.45%) Linux
4 5 (11.36%) Oracle Linux
4 5 (11.36%) Unix
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.45%) Problem Management
2 4 (9.09%) Asset Management
2 4 (9.09%) ITIL
3 3 (6.82%) Change Management
3 3 (6.82%) Electronic Trading
3 3 (6.82%) ERP
3 3 (6.82%) Migration
3 3 (6.82%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (4.55%) CRM
4 2 (4.55%) Document Management
4 2 (4.55%) Incident Management
4 2 (4.55%) Issue Tracking
4 2 (4.55%) Risk Management
4 2 (4.55%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.55%) SOA
4 2 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.27%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.27%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.27%) EAM
5 1 (2.27%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 19 (43.18%) SQL
2 4 (9.09%) Java
3 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.55%) C#
4 2 (4.55%) Perl
4 2 (4.55%) Python
4 2 (4.55%) VBA
5 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.27%) PHP
5 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.27%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) SAP Certification
2 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (2.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) Nagios
2 1 (2.27%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 14 (31.82%) Oracle
2 4 (9.09%) Hyperion
3 3 (6.82%) Citrix
3 3 (6.82%) Northgate
4 2 (4.55%) Charles River
4 2 (4.55%) iManage
5 1 (2.27%) AppSense
5 1 (2.27%) ATG
5 1 (2.27%) Bloomberg
5 1 (2.27%) ESRI
5 1 (2.27%) FactSet
5 1 (2.27%) HP
5 1 (2.27%) IBM
5 1 (2.27%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.27%) Reuters
5 1 (2.27%) SAP
5 1 (2.27%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.27%) VMware
5 1 (2.27%) Wyse