Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support Specialist was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Application Support Specialist
England > London
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 610 603 604
Rank change year-on-year -7 +1 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Specialist 21 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.045% 0.029% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.030% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 6
London median daily rate £375 £413 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -23.26% +65.38%
10th Percentile £318 £261 £438
90th Percentile £452 £556 £600
England median daily rate £363 £365 £354
% change year-on-year -0.68% +3.03% +3.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £28.13

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44328 42718 44588
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.96% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32100 30369 31422
London median daily rate £495 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.03% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £289 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 537 559 674
London median hourly rate £20.44 £19.03 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.38% +0.16% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.30 £11.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.48 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.81% +2.64% +9.09%

Applications Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Applications Support Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support Specialist in London

Applications Support Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Applications Support Specialist in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Support Specialist in London

Applications Support Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support Specialist in London over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Support Specialist in London

Applications Support Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Support Specialist in London

Applications Support Specialist
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 25 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -6 4 £400 -11.11%
Applications Support Specialist
England

Applications Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 across the London region featuring Applications Support Specialist in the job title.

1 14 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 11 (52.38%) IIS
3 9 (42.86%) SQL
4 8 (38.10%) Linux
5 7 (33.33%) Web Services
5 7 (33.33%) Windows
6 6 (28.57%) Apache
6 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 6 (28.57%) T-SQL
6 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 6 (28.57%) .NET
6 6 (28.57%) Finance
6 6 (28.57%) CMS
6 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (28.57%) Task Automation
7 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (23.81%) Ajax
7 5 (23.81%) .NET Framework
7 5 (23.81%) LAMP
7 5 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (23.81%) MySQL
7 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
7 5 (23.81%) CSS
7 5 (23.81%) PHP
7 5 (23.81%) C#
7 5 (23.81%) HTML
7 5 (23.81%) Java

Applications Support Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 11 (52.38%) IIS
2 6 (28.57%) Apache
2 6 (28.57%) CMS
3 2 (9.52%) SAP EP
3 2 (9.52%) Tomcat
4 1 (4.76%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) SAP HR
2 1 (4.76%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (4.76%) thinkFolio
2 1 (4.76%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (9.52%) IaaS
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (9.52%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) DNS
1 2 (9.52%) Firewall
1 2 (9.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (23.81%) MySQL
3 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (4.76%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (4.76%) GIS
5 1 (4.76%) Spatial Data
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) Web Services
2 6 (28.57%) .NET
3 5 (23.81%) .NET Framework
3 5 (23.81%) Ajax
3 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
3 5 (23.81%) CSS
3 5 (23.81%) HTML
3 5 (23.81%) LAMP
4 3 (14.29%) J2EE
5 2 (9.52%) REST
5 2 (9.52%) SOAP
6 1 (4.76%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (9.52%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (4.76%) Fedwire
2 1 (4.76%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Linux
2 7 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (14.29%) Unix
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.76%) AIX
5 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (28.57%) Task Automation
2 5 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (23.81%) SOA
3 3 (14.29%) High Availability
4 2 (9.52%) Analytics
4 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.76%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.76%) Case Management
5 1 (4.76%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) Data Management
5 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
5 1 (4.76%) DevOps
5 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.76%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.76%) Service Management
5 1 (4.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 6 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 5 (23.81%) C#
3 5 (23.81%) Java
3 5 (23.81%) PHP
4 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.76%) MATLAB
5 1 (4.76%) Python
5 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.76%) VBA
5 1 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.76%) DBS Check
2 1 (4.76%) MCDBA
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SEPA
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) SAP
4 1 (4.76%) ESRI
4 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.76%) VMware