The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Applications Support Technician featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support Technician
Rank 659 641 630
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -11
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Technician 2 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.014% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.015% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
Median daily rate £401 £288 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.56% +55.40%
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £288 £185
% change year-on-year
+39.56% +55.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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
51031 54127 51833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.79% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33206 34317 31392
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1549 2019 2086
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

Applications Support Technician
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Applications Support Technician in the job title.

Applications Support Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Applications Support Technician
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Applications Support Technician within the UK.

Applications Support Technician Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Applications Support Technician
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Applications Support Technician within the UK.

Applications Support Technician Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Applications Support Technician
Top 6 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 Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 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 -8 2 £401 +39.56% 4
South East +9 1 £403 +0.75%
South West -6 1 £400 -
Winchester - 1 £403 -
Hampshire - 1 £403 -
Bristol - 1 £400 -

Applications Support Technician Skill Set
Top 22 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, Applications Support Technician 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 Technician in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle
4 2 (40.00%) DB2
4 2 (40.00%) Java
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) Tivoli
4 2 (40.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 2 (40.00%) Netcool
4 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (40.00%) AIX
4 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
5 1 (20.00%) Service Management
5 1 (20.00%) Cognos
5 1 (20.00%) IBM
5 1 (20.00%) ILOG
5 1 (20.00%) SPSS

Applications Support Technician 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 (80.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) DB2
2 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Netcool
1 2 (40.00%) Tivoli
1 2 (40.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Cognos
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) ILOG