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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support Specialist
Rank 626 629 620
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Specialist 35 34 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.060% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.063% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 17 10
Median daily rate £375 £500 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £273 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £320 £360
% change year-on-year
+13.41% -11.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London median 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
51008 54089 51827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.76% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33192 34291 31378
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 2003 2097
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 30 July 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 21 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 30 July 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 +18 33 £375 -25.00% 9
London 0 17 £438 -20.45% 4
South East +17 6 £438 +61.43% 3
Hampshire +6 5 £438 - 1
East of England - 5 £400 - 2
South West - 4 £310 -
Essex - 4 £288 -
City of London +51 3 £500 - 4
Gloucester - 3 £280 -
Winchester - 3 £438 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £280 -
Scotland +3 2 £325 -
Edinburgh -2 2 £325 -
North West 0 1 £350 -7.28%
Berkshire -5 1 - -
Manchester -10 1 £350 -7.28%
Wiltshire - 1 £375 -
Swindon - 1 £375 -
Reading - 1 - -
Colchester - 1 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £425 -

Applications Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 23 (34.85%) SQL
2 16 (24.24%) Oracle
2 16 (24.24%) Windows
3 15 (22.73%) SQL Server
3 15 (22.73%) Finance
4 12 (18.18%) Java
5 11 (16.67%) Linux
5 11 (16.67%) Banking
6 10 (15.15%) Problem Management
6 10 (15.15%) Windows Server
7 9 (13.64%) Firewall
8 8 (12.12%) XML
8 8 (12.12%) Perl
8 8 (12.12%) Citrix
8 8 (12.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (10.61%) Microsoft
9 7 (10.61%) HTML
9 7 (10.61%) .NET
9 7 (10.61%) IIS
9 7 (10.61%) Migration
9 7 (10.61%) Electronic Trading
10 6 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (9.09%) VMware
10 6 (9.09%) T-SQL
10 6 (9.09%) Unix
11 5 (7.58%) SharePoint
11 5 (7.58%) ERP
11 5 (7.58%) Hyperion
11 5 (7.58%) JavaScript
11 5 (7.58%) CSS

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 7 (10.61%) IIS
2 5 (7.58%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.58%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.55%) Apache
3 3 (4.55%) Apache Solr
4 2 (3.03%) Alfresco
4 2 (3.03%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.52%) GemFire
5 1 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (7.58%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.06%) MS Office
3 1 (1.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (7.58%) HFM
1 5 (7.58%) Hyperion Planning
2 4 (6.06%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (4.55%) ION MarketView
3 3 (4.55%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (3.03%) assyst
4 2 (3.03%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (3.03%) Primavera
5 1 (1.52%) Maximo
5 1 (1.52%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (1.52%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.64%) Firewall
2 3 (4.55%) IPv6
2 3 (4.55%) OpenLDAP
3 2 (3.03%) Intranet
3 2 (3.03%) NetScaler
3 2 (3.03%) SNMP
3 2 (3.03%) SSL
4 1 (1.52%) DHCP
4 1 (1.52%) DNS
4 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.55%) MySQL
2 3 (4.55%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.03%) Spotfire
4 1 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.52%) EDRMS
4 1 (1.52%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (1.52%) GIS
4 1 (1.52%) MS Access
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.52%) LSMW
2 1 (1.52%) Mercurial
2 1 (1.52%) Subversion
General
1 15 (22.73%) Finance
2 11 (16.67%) Banking
3 4 (6.06%) Front Office
3 4 (6.06%) Law
4 3 (4.55%) Advertising
4 3 (4.55%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.12%) XML
2 7 (10.61%) .NET
2 7 (10.61%) HTML
3 5 (7.58%) CSS
4 3 (4.55%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (4.55%) JSON
4 3 (4.55%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (3.03%) CSS3
5 2 (3.03%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (3.03%) HTML5
5 2 (3.03%) J2EE
5 2 (3.03%) Java EE
5 2 (3.03%) Middleware
5 2 (3.03%) Spring
6 1 (1.52%) Ajax
6 1 (1.52%) JMS
6 1 (1.52%) jQuery
6 1 (1.52%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (1.52%) Web Services
6 1 (1.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.03%) Clustering
3 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.03%) Equities
3 2 (3.03%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.03%) Hedge funds
3 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.03%) Smart Meter
3 2 (3.03%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.52%) Data Conversion
4 1 (1.52%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (24.24%) Windows
2 11 (16.67%) Linux
3 10 (15.15%) Windows Server
4 6 (9.09%) Unix
5 4 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.15%) Problem Management
2 7 (10.61%) Electronic Trading
2 7 (10.61%) Migration
3 6 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (7.58%) ERP
4 5 (7.58%) Incident Management
4 5 (7.58%) ITIL
4 5 (7.58%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (6.06%) Workflow
6 3 (4.55%) Asset Management
6 3 (4.55%) DevOps
6 3 (4.55%) Document Management
6 3 (4.55%) OO
6 3 (4.55%) Patch Management
6 3 (4.55%) Portfolio Management
6 3 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (4.55%) Scrum
6 3 (4.55%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.55%) SOA
6 3 (4.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 23 (34.85%) SQL
2 12 (18.18%) Java
3 8 (12.12%) Perl
4 6 (9.09%) T-SQL
5 5 (7.58%) JavaScript
6 4 (6.06%) C#
6 4 (6.06%) VBA
7 3 (4.55%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.55%) PHP
7 3 (4.55%) PL/SQL
7 3 (4.55%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.03%) Python
9 1 (1.52%) ECMAScript
9 1 (1.52%) ES6
9 1 (1.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (4.55%) MOS
2 2 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.52%) SAP Certification
3 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) HL7
2 1 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (3.03%) XenApp
3 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) Nagios
1 3 (4.55%) Puppet
2 2 (3.03%) SCOM
3 1 (1.52%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.52%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.52%) Graphite
3 1 (1.52%) Opsview
3 1 (1.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (24.24%) Oracle
2 8 (12.12%) Citrix
3 7 (10.61%) Microsoft
4 6 (9.09%) VMware
5 5 (7.58%) Hyperion
6 4 (6.06%) Red Hat
7 3 (4.55%) IBM
7 3 (4.55%) iManage
7 3 (4.55%) ION Trading
7 3 (4.55%) Northgate
8 2 (3.03%) AppSense
8 2 (3.03%) Bloomberg
8 2 (3.03%) Charles River
8 2 (3.03%) Cognos
8 2 (3.03%) HP
8 2 (3.03%) Nintex
8 2 (3.03%) SAP
8 2 (3.03%) Wyse
9 1 (1.52%) Informatica
9 1 (1.52%) Reuters