The median contractor rate for an Applications Support Specialist was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 594 614 609
Rank change year-on-year +20 -5  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Specialist 13 37 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.070% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.073% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 27 20
Median daily rate £375 £375 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £610 £600
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44561 50348 53046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28813 32834 33338
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1376 1496 2028
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
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

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

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 3 months to 26 June 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 16 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 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 +12 12 £375 - 6
London -15 5 £375 -14.33% 2
East of England -9 4 £375 -7.69% 1
Bedfordshire - 3 £388 -
South East +24 2 £289 -23.00%
Scotland +33 1 - -
Essex -19 1 £375 +30.43%
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Luton - 1 £375 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £240 -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £338 -
Nottingham - 1 £300 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £300 - 1
Kent - 1 £338 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £240 -
East Midlands - 1 £300 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 featuring Applications Support Specialist in the job title.

1 13 (48.15%) SQL
2 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
3 7 (25.93%) Finance
4 6 (22.22%) IIS
4 6 (22.22%) Java
4 6 (22.22%) PL/SQL
4 6 (22.22%) ITIL
4 6 (22.22%) Windows
4 6 (22.22%) XML
4 6 (22.22%) Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (18.52%) .NET
5 5 (18.52%) C#
5 5 (18.52%) SLA
6 4 (14.81%) Publishing
6 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
6 4 (14.81%) Oracle
6 4 (14.81%) Linux
6 4 (14.81%) Apache
6 4 (14.81%) Tomcat
6 4 (14.81%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (11.11%) Problem Management
7 3 (11.11%) Java EE
7 3 (11.11%) Spring
7 3 (11.11%) JSF
7 3 (11.11%) High Availability
7 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
7 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database
7 3 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
7 3 (11.11%) XSL

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 6 (22.22%) IIS
2 4 (14.81%) Apache
2 4 (14.81%) Tomcat
3 2 (7.41%) Drupal
3 2 (7.41%) JBoss
3 2 (7.41%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.70%) EPiServer
4 1 (3.70%) FileNet
4 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) SAP CO
1 2 (7.41%) SAP FI
1 2 (7.41%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (3.70%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.41%) IaaS
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) DNS
1 3 (11.11%) Firewall
2 2 (7.41%) VPN
3 1 (3.70%) HTTPS
3 1 (3.70%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (7.41%) MySQL
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.70%) GIS
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.70%) Spatial Data
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (7.41%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Publishing
3 2 (7.41%) Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Billing
4 1 (3.70%) Electronics
4 1 (3.70%) Front Office
4 1 (3.70%) Legal
4 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) XML
2 5 (18.52%) .NET
3 3 (11.11%) Hibernate
3 3 (11.11%) Java EE
3 3 (11.11%) JSF
3 3 (11.11%) JSP
3 3 (11.11%) Spring
3 3 (11.11%) Struts
3 3 (11.11%) XSL
3 3 (11.11%) XSLT
4 2 (7.41%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (7.41%) Apache Camel
4 2 (7.41%) MSMQ
4 2 (7.41%) REST
4 2 (7.41%) SOAP
5 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Clustering
1 1 (3.70%) Fixed Income
1 1 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (3.70%) Hedge funds
1 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
1 1 (3.70%) Smart Meter
1 1 (3.70%) Tandem
1 1 (3.70%) User Experience
1 1 (3.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) ITIL
1 6 (22.22%) Procure-to-Pay
2 5 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
4 3 (11.11%) High Availability
4 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 3 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 3 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) Analytics
5 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.41%) ERP
5 2 (7.41%) Release Management
6 1 (3.70%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.70%) MVC
6 1 (3.70%) Open Source
6 1 (3.70%) Project Management
6 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.70%) Visualisation
6 1 (3.70%) Waterfall
6 1 (3.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) SQL
2 6 (22.22%) Java
2 6 (22.22%) PL/SQL
3 5 (18.52%) C#
4 3 (11.11%) T-SQL
5 2 (7.41%) Python
6 1 (3.70%) JCL
6 1 (3.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
1 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Ansible
1 2 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (7.41%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) SCOM
2 1 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle
2 3 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 2 (7.41%) BEA
3 2 (7.41%) Remedy
3 2 (7.41%) SAP
4 1 (3.70%) Citrix
4 1 (3.70%) ESRI
4 1 (3.70%) Genesys
4 1 (3.70%) Informatica
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.70%) Splunk
4 1 (3.70%) SunGard
4 1 (3.70%) VMware