The median contractor rate for an Applications Support Specialist was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 411 416 414
Rank change year-on-year +5 -2  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Specialist 5 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.024% 0.069% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.073% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 10
Median daily rate £375 £501 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.07% -9.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £375 £275
% change year-on-year -5.00% +36.36%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19665 20680 22203
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.86% 95.26% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14033 15001 15472
Median daily rate £500 £463 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +3.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 230 384
Median hourly rate £19.82 £18.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.11% -3.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.57 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Applications Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Applications Support Specialist in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 3 (42.86%) Publishing
1 3 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (42.86%) Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) IaaS
2 2 (28.57%) Analytics
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
2 2 (28.57%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) VPN
2 2 (28.57%) DNS
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) IIS
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Apache
3 1 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) VBA
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) SunGard
3 1 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (14.29%) Front Office
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management

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 2 (28.57%) IIS
1 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
2 1 (14.29%) Apache
2 1 (14.29%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (28.57%) IaaS
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
1 2 (28.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (14.29%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (14.29%) GIS
2 1 (14.29%) Spatial Data
General
1 3 (42.86%) Publishing
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Front Office
2 1 (14.29%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Fixed Income
1 1 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (14.29%) Hedge funds
1 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (42.86%) Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (28.57%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 1 (14.29%) Release Management
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
1 2 (28.57%) Python
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) ESRI
1 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
1 1 (14.29%) SunGard