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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Support Specialist
UK
Rank 582 611 604
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -7
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Specialist 15 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.035% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.036% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 2
Median daily rate £324 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £300 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £500 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £225
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median 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
42416 49363 49659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 95.02% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 27693 31769 30532
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1526 1656 1924
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

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 26 February 2017.

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 18 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 26 February 2017. 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 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 +24 13 £324 -10.68% 4
South East +17 5 £238 -20.83% 2
London +14 4 £400 -15.78% 1
Crawley +7 2 £238 -20.83%
Surrey +5 2 £245 -
West Sussex -8 2 £238 -20.83%
Leeds - 2 £355 -
Yorkshire - 2 £355 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £355 -
Scotland +26 1 - -
City of London +1 1 £400 -11.11%
Essex -2 1 £425 +41.66%
East of England -5 1 £425 +60.37%
Hampshire - 1 - -
Woking - 1 £275 -
Winchester - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Colchester - 1 £425 -

Applications Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 11 (40.74%) SQL
1 11 (40.74%) Linux
2 10 (37.04%) ITIL
2 10 (37.04%) Windows
3 6 (22.22%) Unix
3 6 (22.22%) CRM
3 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 5 (18.52%) .NET
4 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
4 5 (18.52%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (18.52%) Finance
4 5 (18.52%) Windows Server
5 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
5 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
5 4 (14.81%) SOAP
5 4 (14.81%) XML
5 4 (14.81%) IIS
5 4 (14.81%) MSMQ
5 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
6 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
6 3 (11.11%) Tomcat
6 3 (11.11%) MS Office
6 3 (11.11%) C#
6 3 (11.11%) Java
6 3 (11.11%) Wealth Management
6 3 (11.11%) ITIL V3
6 3 (11.11%) Portfolio Management
6 3 (11.11%) Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (7.41%) Ansible
7 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement

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 4 (14.81%) IIS
1 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
2 3 (11.11%) Tomcat
3 2 (7.41%) Apache
3 2 (7.41%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (7.41%) Drupal
3 2 (7.41%) JBoss
4 1 (3.70%) CMS
4 1 (3.70%) Moodle
4 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 3 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (7.41%) SAP CO
1 2 (7.41%) SAP FI
1 2 (7.41%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) IaaS
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
1 1 (3.70%) PaaS
1 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) BusinessObjects
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (7.41%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Billing
3 1 (3.70%) Electronics
3 1 (3.70%) Front Office
3 1 (3.70%) Legal
3 1 (3.70%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) .NET
2 4 (14.81%) MSMQ
2 4 (14.81%) SOAP
2 4 (14.81%) XML
3 2 (7.41%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (7.41%) Apache Camel
3 2 (7.41%) REST
4 1 (3.70%) CSS
4 1 (3.70%) HTML
4 1 (3.70%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Hedge funds
1 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
1 2 (7.41%) SWIFT
2 1 (3.70%) Smart Meter
2 1 (3.70%) User Experience
2 1 (3.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) Linux
2 10 (37.04%) Windows
3 6 (22.22%) Unix
4 5 (18.52%) Windows Server
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) ITIL
2 6 (22.22%) CRM
3 3 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 3 (11.11%) Portfolio Management
3 3 (11.11%) Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (11.11%) Wealth Management
4 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (7.41%) Data Management
4 2 (7.41%) ERP
4 2 (7.41%) Investment Management
4 2 (7.41%) ITSM
4 2 (7.41%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (7.41%) Open Source
4 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
4 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.70%) Change Management
5 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.70%) Service Management
5 1 (3.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) C#
2 3 (11.11%) Java
3 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.70%) PHP
4 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
1 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.70%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (3.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Ansible
1 2 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (7.41%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) OVSD
2 1 (3.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
2 2 (7.41%) Remedy
2 2 (7.41%) SAP
2 2 (7.41%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.70%) Citrix
3 1 (3.70%) HP
3 1 (3.70%) NetApp
3 1 (3.70%) Splunk