Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support Specialist was £350 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 Specialist
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 844 849 833
Rank change year-on-year +5 -16 +41
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Specialist 35 39 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.034% 0.037% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.040% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 30 30
UK median daily rate £350 £358 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.10% -2.05% +12.31%
10th Percentile £274 £239 £270
90th Percentile £450 £505 £589
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £350
% change year-on-year - -7.14% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
UK median hourly rate - - £28.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £28.13

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 Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support Specialist in the UK

Applications Support Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Support Specialist in the UK

Applications Support Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Support Specialist in the UK

Applications Support Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Support Specialist in the UK

Applications Support Specialist
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 Specialist 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 +18 27 £363 -3.33% 6
London -8 21 £375 -9.09% 3
UK excluding London +23 12 £325 - 3
Scotland -10 6 £325 -
South East -1 3 £300 -14.29% 3
North of England +58 2 £350 +4.48%
North West +20 1 - -
East of England -21 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £350 -

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 featuring Applications Support Specialist in the job title.

1 16 (45.71%) SQL
2 15 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 12 (34.29%) IIS
4 10 (28.57%) .NET
4 10 (28.57%) Finance
5 9 (25.71%) Linux
6 8 (22.86%) Web Services
6 8 (22.86%) Java
6 8 (22.86%) Windows
7 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 7 (20.00%) C#
7 7 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (17.14%) CMS
8 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (17.14%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
8 6 (17.14%) T-SQL
8 6 (17.14%) PL/SQL
8 6 (17.14%) Oracle
8 6 (17.14%) Apache
8 6 (17.14%) Task Automation
9 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET
9 5 (14.29%) CSS
9 5 (14.29%) MySQL
9 5 (14.29%) PHP
9 5 (14.29%) HTML
9 5 (14.29%) SOA
9 5 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Applications Support Specialist 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 12 (34.29%) IIS
2 6 (17.14%) Apache
2 6 (17.14%) CMS
3 2 (5.71%) Confluence
3 2 (5.71%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (5.71%) JBoss
3 2 (5.71%) SAP EP
3 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.86%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.86%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.86%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) SAP HR
2 1 (2.86%) Kypera Housing
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.86%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (2.86%) thinkFolio
2 1 (2.86%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.71%) IaaS
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.71%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) DNS
1 2 (5.71%) Firewall
1 2 (5.71%) VPN
2 1 (2.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 7 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (17.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (14.29%) MySQL
4 5 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (2.86%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (2.86%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (2.86%) GIS
6 1 (2.86%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) JIRA
2 1 (2.86%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Banking
2 2 (5.71%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) .NET
2 8 (22.86%) Web Services
3 5 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 5 (14.29%) Ajax
3 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 5 (14.29%) CSS
3 5 (14.29%) HTML
3 5 (14.29%) LAMP
4 4 (11.43%) J2EE
5 2 (5.71%) REST
5 2 (5.71%) SOAP
6 1 (2.86%) JSP
6 1 (2.86%) Middleware
6 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.71%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (5.71%) SWIFT
3 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) DataPower
3 1 (2.86%) Fedwire
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.71%) Linux
2 8 (22.86%) Windows
3 4 (11.43%) Unix
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Server
5 2 (5.71%) AIX
5 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (17.14%) Task Automation
2 5 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (14.29%) SOA
3 3 (8.57%) High Availability
3 3 (8.57%) ITIL
3 3 (8.57%) Problem Management
3 3 (8.57%) Service Management
4 2 (5.71%) Analytics
4 2 (5.71%) Change Management
4 2 (5.71%) Defect Management
4 2 (5.71%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.86%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 1 (2.86%) Case Management
5 1 (2.86%) DevOps
5 1 (2.86%) Microservices
5 1 (2.86%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (2.86%) SDLC
5 1 (2.86%) Service Delivery Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (45.71%) SQL
2 8 (22.86%) Java
3 7 (20.00%) C#
4 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
4 6 (17.14%) PL/SQL
4 6 (17.14%) T-SQL
5 5 (14.29%) PHP
6 1 (2.86%) Korn
6 1 (2.86%) MATLAB
6 1 (2.86%) Perl
6 1 (2.86%) Python
6 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.86%) VBA
6 1 (2.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Degree
1 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.86%) DBS Check
2 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.86%) MCDBA
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) GxP
2 1 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.86%) SEPA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.14%) Oracle
3 2 (5.71%) IBM
3 2 (5.71%) SAP
4 1 (2.86%) Citrix
4 1 (2.86%) ESRI
4 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.86%) VMware