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 1 April 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support Specialist
Rank 580 575 534
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -41
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Specialist 6 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.033% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.036% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 3
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£513 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.42% -17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £338 £425
% change year-on-year
-18.51% -20.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
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
51554 49982 43833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.36% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 31354 30067 25181
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £226 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2020 2056 2247
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £17.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 1 April 2015.

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 1 April 2015. 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
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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 -18 6 £513 +36.66% 10
London +1 5 £550 +29.41% 4
City of London +18 1 £475 +11.76%
South East -22 1 £275 -21.42% 2
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 2
Merseyside - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Dundee - - - - 1
Dunstable - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Luton - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Skipton - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -

Applications Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 4 (36.36%) Front Office
1 4 (36.36%) Asset Management
2 3 (27.27%) Content Management
2 3 (27.27%) Final Cut Pro
2 3 (27.27%) Workflow
2 3 (27.27%) Publishing
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) UNIX
2 3 (27.27%) Mac OS X
3 2 (18.18%) Banking
3 2 (18.18%) Retail
3 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 2 (18.18%) COBOL
3 2 (18.18%) RPG
3 2 (18.18%) Bloomberg
3 2 (18.18%) Retail Banking
3 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
3 2 (18.18%) Mac OS X Server
3 2 (18.18%) iSeries
4 1 (9.09%) SAP GRC
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) thinkFolio
4 1 (9.09%) SAP EHS
4 1 (9.09%) Data Management
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (9.09%) MCITP
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
4 1 (9.09%) Splunk
4 1 (9.09%) Portfolio Management

Applications Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 1 (9.09%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (9.09%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP GRC
1 1 (9.09%) thinkFolio
1 1 (9.09%) SAP EHS
1 1 (9.09%) Markit EDM
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Intranet
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
General
1 4 (36.36%) Front Office
2 3 (27.27%) Publishing
3 2 (18.18%) Banking
3 2 (18.18%) Retail
3 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 2 (18.18%) Retail Banking
4 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
4 1 (9.09%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) iSeries
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) UNIX
1 3 (27.27%) Mac OS X
2 2 (18.18%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Asset Management
2 3 (27.27%) Content Management
2 3 (27.27%) Workflow
3 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
4 1 (9.09%) Data Management
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
4 1 (9.09%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) COBOL
2 2 (18.18%) RPG
3 1 (9.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) MCITP
1 1 (9.09%) MCSE
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Bloomberg
2 1 (9.09%) Splunk
2 1 (9.09%) Charles River
2 1 (9.09%) Reuters
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) SAP