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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support Specialist
Rank 626 637 621
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -16
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Specialist 10 27 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.047% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.049% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 8
Median daily rate £375 £383 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +17.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £350 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £358 -
% change year-on-year
+1.39% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £25.00

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
49823 54841 54102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.61% 94.99% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 32593 35082 33109
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1682 2085 2162
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.40 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 1 October 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 14 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 1 October 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 +4 9 £375 +2.73% 8
London +4 5 £375 -30.23% 3
South East +8 2 £400 +14.28% 1
Hampshire - 2 £400 -
City of London +23 1 £500 -13.04% 1
Edinburgh +19 1 £350 -
East of England +12 1 £300 -14.28% 3
Scotland +4 1 £350 -
Essex +2 1 £300 -14.28%
South West - 1 £375 -
Wiltshire - 1 £375 -
Colchester - 1 £300 -
Winchester - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £375 -

Applications Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 16 (32.65%) SQL
1 16 (32.65%) Oracle
2 13 (26.53%) Finance
3 11 (22.45%) SQL Server
4 10 (20.41%) Java
4 10 (20.41%) Linux
5 9 (18.37%) Firewall
6 8 (16.33%) Windows
6 8 (16.33%) Citrix
6 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
7 7 (14.29%) Windows Server
8 6 (12.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (12.24%) XML
8 6 (12.24%) T-SQL
8 6 (12.24%) Perl
8 6 (12.24%) VMware
8 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (12.24%) Banking
9 5 (10.20%) HFM
9 5 (10.20%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (10.20%) Migration
9 5 (10.20%) HTML
9 5 (10.20%) MS Office
9 5 (10.20%) Unix
9 5 (10.20%) Tomcat
9 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
9 5 (10.20%) SharePoint
9 5 (10.20%) ERP
9 5 (10.20%) Active Directory
9 5 (10.20%) Hyperion

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 5 (10.20%) SharePoint
1 5 (10.20%) Tomcat
2 3 (6.12%) IIS
3 2 (4.08%) Alfresco
3 2 (4.08%) Apache
3 2 (4.08%) Apache Solr
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (4.08%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.04%) CMS
4 1 (2.04%) GemFire
4 1 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
1 5 (10.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (10.20%) HFM
1 5 (10.20%) Hyperion Planning
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (6.12%) ION MarketView
3 3 (6.12%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (4.08%) assyst
4 2 (4.08%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (4.08%) Primavera
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.37%) Firewall
2 3 (6.12%) IPv6
2 3 (6.12%) OpenLDAP
3 2 (4.08%) Intranet
3 2 (4.08%) NetScaler
3 2 (4.08%) SNMP
3 2 (4.08%) SSL
4 1 (2.04%) DHCP
4 1 (2.04%) DNS
4 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.12%) MySQL
2 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.12%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.04%) EDRMS
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.04%) Mercurial
2 1 (2.04%) Subversion
General
1 13 (26.53%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Banking
3 3 (6.12%) Advertising
3 3 (6.12%) Law
4 2 (4.08%) Front Office
5 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.04%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) XML
2 5 (10.20%) HTML
3 4 (8.16%) .NET
4 3 (6.12%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (6.12%) CSS
4 3 (6.12%) JSON
4 3 (6.12%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (4.08%) CSS3
5 2 (4.08%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (4.08%) HTML5
5 2 (4.08%) J2EE
5 2 (4.08%) Java EE
5 2 (4.08%) Middleware
5 2 (4.08%) Spring
6 1 (2.04%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.04%) D3.js
6 1 (2.04%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (2.04%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (2.04%) RequireJS
6 1 (2.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (6.12%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.08%) Clustering
3 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.08%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.08%) Smart Meter
3 2 (4.08%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.41%) Linux
2 8 (16.33%) Windows
3 7 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 5 (10.20%) Unix
5 4 (8.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (10.20%) Electronic Trading
2 5 (10.20%) ERP
2 5 (10.20%) Migration
2 5 (10.20%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (8.16%) DevOps
3 4 (8.16%) Incident Management
3 4 (8.16%) ITIL
3 4 (8.16%) Workflow
4 3 (6.12%) OO
4 3 (6.12%) Patch Management
4 3 (6.12%) Scrum
4 3 (6.12%) SOA
4 3 (6.12%) Waterfall
5 2 (4.08%) Application Packaging
5 2 (4.08%) Document Management
5 2 (4.08%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (4.08%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.08%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.65%) SQL
2 10 (20.41%) Java
3 6 (12.24%) Perl
3 6 (12.24%) T-SQL
4 4 (8.16%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.12%) Bash Shell
5 3 (6.12%) PL/SQL
5 3 (6.12%) VBA
6 2 (4.08%) C#
6 2 (4.08%) PHP
7 1 (2.04%) ECMAScript
7 1 (2.04%) ES6
7 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) MOS
2 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) HL7
1 1 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.12%) XenApp
3 2 (4.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (2.04%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) Puppet
2 2 (4.08%) SCOM
3 1 (2.04%) Data Guard
3 1 (2.04%) Graphite
3 1 (2.04%) Nagios
3 1 (2.04%) Opsview
3 1 (2.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (32.65%) Oracle
2 8 (16.33%) Citrix
2 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (12.24%) VMware
4 5 (10.20%) Hyperion
5 4 (8.16%) Red Hat
6 3 (6.12%) ION Trading
7 2 (4.08%) AppSense
7 2 (4.08%) Cognos
7 2 (4.08%) HP
7 2 (4.08%) IBM
7 2 (4.08%) iManage
7 2 (4.08%) Nintex
7 2 (4.08%) Wyse
8 1 (2.04%) Bloomberg
8 1 (2.04%) Informatica
8 1 (2.04%) Maconomy
8 1 (2.04%) SAP