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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support Specialist
Rank 605 618 609
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Specialist 36 20 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.037% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.039% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 16 11
Median daily rate £375 £488 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £261 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £594 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £275 £324
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -15.12%
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
50897 51337 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.72% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33216 31650 30786
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1482 2063 2112
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.72 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.65% -1.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 25 May 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 26 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 25 May 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 -3 32 £375 -23.07% 9
London +1 13 £438 -20.40% 5
South East -6 8 £375 +38.37% 2
East of England - 7 £228 - 2
Hampshire - 7 £375 - 1
City of London +48 5 £550 +3.52% 3
Hertfordshire - 5 £413 - 1
Scotland - 3 £365 -
Edinburgh - 3 £365 -
Winchester - 3 £375 -
St Albans - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £350 -
Thurrock - 2 £228 -
North West - 2 £350 -
South West - 2 £425 -
Essex - 2 £228 - 1
Wales - 1 - -
Swansea - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 £425 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
West Wales - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 £425 -
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £200 -

Applications Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 (42.59%) SQL
2 16 (29.63%) Windows
3 14 (25.93%) Oracle
4 13 (24.07%) Finance
5 12 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 11 (20.37%) Banking
6 11 (20.37%) Windows Server
7 10 (18.52%) Problem Management
8 9 (16.67%) Linux
9 7 (12.96%) IIS
10 6 (11.11%) Java
11 5 (9.26%) XML
11 5 (9.26%) Unix
11 5 (9.26%) Citrix
11 5 (9.26%) Hyperion
11 5 (9.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (9.26%) HFM
11 5 (9.26%) Migration
11 5 (9.26%) Firewall
11 5 (9.26%) Electronic Trading
11 5 (9.26%) Hyperion Planning
12 4 (7.41%) Oracle ERP
12 4 (7.41%) Asset Management
12 4 (7.41%) VMware
12 4 (7.41%) ERP
12 4 (7.41%) ITIL
12 4 (7.41%) HTML
13 3 (5.56%) Perl
13 3 (5.56%) MS Project
13 3 (5.56%) .NET

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 (12.96%) IIS
2 3 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.85%) Apache
3 1 (1.85%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MS Project
2 2 (3.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (9.26%) HFM
1 5 (9.26%) Hyperion Planning
2 4 (7.41%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (3.70%) Primavera
4 1 (1.85%) ION MarketView
4 1 (1.85%) Maximo
4 1 (1.85%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (1.85%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) Firewall
2 2 (3.70%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.85%) DHCP
3 1 (1.85%) DNS
3 1 (1.85%) HTTP
3 1 (1.85%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.85%) IPv6
3 1 (1.85%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (1.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (3.70%) MS Access
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (3.70%) Spotfire
4 1 (1.85%) EDRMS
4 1 (1.85%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (1.85%) GIS
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) LSMW
General
1 13 (24.07%) Finance
2 11 (20.37%) Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Front Office
3 3 (5.56%) Investment Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Law
4 2 (3.70%) Advertising
5 1 (1.85%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) XML
2 4 (7.41%) HTML
3 3 (5.56%) .NET
3 3 (5.56%) CSS
4 1 (1.85%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.85%) Ajax
4 1 (1.85%) J2EE
4 1 (1.85%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.85%) Web Services
4 1 (1.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.70%) Equities
3 2 (3.70%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.70%) Hedge funds
3 2 (3.70%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.85%) Data Conversion
4 1 (1.85%) DataPower
4 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (29.63%) Windows
2 11 (20.37%) Windows Server
3 9 (16.67%) Linux
4 5 (9.26%) Unix
5 2 (3.70%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.52%) Problem Management
2 5 (9.26%) Electronic Trading
2 5 (9.26%) Migration
3 4 (7.41%) Asset Management
3 4 (7.41%) ERP
3 4 (7.41%) ITIL
4 3 (5.56%) Change Management
4 3 (5.56%) Incident Management
4 3 (5.56%) Portfolio Management
4 3 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (3.70%) Application Packaging
5 2 (3.70%) Document Management
5 2 (3.70%) Issue Tracking
5 2 (3.70%) Risk Management
5 2 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (3.70%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.70%) SOA
5 2 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (1.85%) Service Design
6 1 (1.85%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (42.59%) SQL
2 6 (11.11%) Java
3 3 (5.56%) Perl
3 3 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.70%) C#
4 2 (3.70%) PHP
4 2 (3.70%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.70%) Python
4 2 (3.70%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.70%) VBA
5 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.85%) Degree
2 1 (1.85%) SAP Certification
2 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (3.70%) XenApp
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Nagios
2 1 (1.85%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (25.93%) Oracle
2 5 (9.26%) Citrix
2 5 (9.26%) Hyperion
3 4 (7.41%) VMware
4 3 (5.56%) Northgate
4 3 (5.56%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.70%) AppSense
5 2 (3.70%) Charles River
5 2 (3.70%) HP
5 2 (3.70%) iManage
5 2 (3.70%) Wyse
6 1 (1.85%) ATG
6 1 (1.85%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.85%) ESRI
6 1 (1.85%) IBM
6 1 (1.85%) ION Trading
6 1 (1.85%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.85%) Reuters
6 1 (1.85%) SAP
6 1 (1.85%) ServiceNow
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