Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support Consultant was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 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 Consultant
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 863 872 839
Rank change year-on-year +9 -33 +35
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Consultant 16 16 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.015% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.016% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 23
UK median daily rate £338 £310 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.87% -11.43% +2.94%
10th Percentile £273 £285 £253
90th Percentile £369 £469 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +3.85% -7.14% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Applications Support Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support Consultant in the UK

Applications Support Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Support Consultant in the UK

Applications Support Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support Consultant over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Support Consultant in the UK

Applications Support Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Support Consultant in the UK

Applications Support Consultant
Top 9 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 Consultant within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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
England +24 13 £325 +4.84% 3
London -11 10 £325 +4.84% 2
UK excluding London +32 6 £338 +3.85% 1
Scotland - 3 £338 -
North of England +59 1 - -
West Midlands +24 1 - -
Midlands +20 1 - -
South East -1 1 - - 1
North East - 1 - -

Applications Support Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Applications Support Consultant 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 Consultant in the job title.

1 5 (31.25%) SQL
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle
2 4 (25.00%) XML
2 4 (25.00%) Data Management
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (18.75%) Case Management
3 3 (18.75%) Identity Access Management
3 3 (18.75%) Content Management
3 3 (18.75%) Document Management
3 3 (18.75%) Degree
3 3 (18.75%) JIRA
3 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
3 3 (18.75%) Kanban
3 3 (18.75%) Unified Communications
3 3 (18.75%) Master Data Management
3 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
3 3 (18.75%) ERP
3 3 (18.75%) .NET
3 3 (18.75%) Service Management
3 3 (18.75%) ITSM
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) Workflow
3 3 (18.75%) Finance
3 3 (18.75%) Scrum
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (12.50%) J2EE
4 2 (12.50%) Java
4 2 (12.50%) Unix
4 2 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development

Applications Support Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 2 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) JIRA
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) XML
2 3 (18.75%) .NET
3 2 (12.50%) J2EE
3 2 (12.50%) Node.js
4 1 (6.25%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
1 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Equities
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Data Management
2 3 (18.75%) Case Management
2 3 (18.75%) Content Management
2 3 (18.75%) Document Management
2 3 (18.75%) ERP
2 3 (18.75%) Identity Access Management
2 3 (18.75%) ITSM
2 3 (18.75%) Kanban
2 3 (18.75%) Master Data Management
2 3 (18.75%) Scrum
2 3 (18.75%) Service Management
2 3 (18.75%) Workflow
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development
3 2 (12.50%) Open Source
3 2 (12.50%) Open Source Development
3 2 (12.50%) Web Application Development
4 1 (6.25%) Electronic Trading
4 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) Perl
3 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
3 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) IBM
4 1 (6.25%) Bloomberg
4 1 (6.25%) Google
4 1 (6.25%) hybris
4 1 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow