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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support Specialist
Rank 596 551 579
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +28
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Specialist 16 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.044% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.047% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 8
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£325 £363 £221
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +63.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £134 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £500 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £320 £250
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +28.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
51314 48841 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31055 29011 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1971 2118 2640
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014. 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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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 -24 15 £325 -10.34% 11
London +6 9 £325 -35.00% 5
City of London +22 6 £325 -35.00% 5
North East - 4 - - 1
Tyne and Wear - 4 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 - - 1
South East -8 2 £360 +179.06%
Hampshire -9 2 £360 +179.06%
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 3
Bournemouth - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Reading - - - -
Romford - - - -
Rotherham - - - -

Applications Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 14 (51.85%) SQL
2 11 (40.74%) Finance
3 10 (37.04%) Windows
4 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
5 7 (25.93%) Web Services
5 7 (25.93%) ITIL
5 7 (25.93%) Oracle
6 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
6 5 (18.52%) Banking
7 4 (14.81%) Change Management
7 4 (14.81%) Back Office
7 4 (14.81%) WCF
7 4 (14.81%) WF
7 4 (14.81%) Middleware
7 4 (14.81%) ERP
7 4 (14.81%) PL/SQL
7 4 (14.81%) .NET
7 4 (14.81%) C#
7 4 (14.81%) XML
7 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (14.81%) AppFabric
8 3 (11.11%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (11.11%) SWIFT
8 3 (11.11%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (11.11%) French Language
8 3 (11.11%) Java
8 3 (11.11%) J2EE
8 3 (11.11%) SOA
8 3 (11.11%) SOAP
8 3 (11.11%) Reuters

Applications Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 3 (11.11%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) LatentZero
1 1 (3.70%) SimCorp Dimension
1 1 (3.70%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) FTP
1 2 (7.41%) HTTPS
1 2 (7.41%) Firewall
1 2 (7.41%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Toad
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Banking
3 4 (14.81%) Back Office
4 3 (11.11%) French Language
5 2 (7.41%) Financial Institution
6 1 (3.70%) Legal
6 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) Web Services
2 4 (14.81%) XML
2 4 (14.81%) Middleware
2 4 (14.81%) WCF
2 4 (14.81%) WF
2 4 (14.81%) AppFabric
2 4 (14.81%) .NET
3 3 (11.11%) J2EE
3 3 (11.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) SWIFT
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) Fixed Income
2 1 (3.70%) VAX
2 1 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
2 2 (7.41%) UNIX
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.70%) VMS
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) ITIL
2 4 (14.81%) ERP
2 4 (14.81%) Change Management
3 3 (11.11%) SOA
3 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 2 (7.41%) Release Management
4 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
4 2 (7.41%) ETL
4 2 (7.41%) Migration
4 2 (7.41%) ETRM
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.70%) Information Security
5 1 (3.70%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.70%) System Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Investment Management
5 1 (3.70%) Time Management
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (51.85%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) C#
2 4 (14.81%) PL/SQL
3 3 (11.11%) Java
4 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
4 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
4 2 (7.41%) AWK
4 2 (7.41%) Korn
4 2 (7.41%) sed
5 1 (3.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Oracle
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.11%) Reuters
4 2 (7.41%) Charles River
4 2 (7.41%) Sun
4 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.70%) SimCorp
5 1 (3.70%) thinkFolio
5 1 (3.70%) Remedy