The median contractor rate for a Applications Support Specialist was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 591 623 616
Rank change year-on-year +32 -7  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Specialist 14 25 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.046% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.049% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 5
Median daily rate £325 £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -21.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £228 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £520 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £300 £250
% change year-on-year +10.41% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
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 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1489 1590 2025
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

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 29 March 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 18 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 29 March 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 +38 10 £325 -13.33% 11
Scotland +27 3 £331 -13.39%
Edinburgh +20 3 £331 -9.24%
London +22 2 £300 -36.84% 3
South East +18 2 £275 -34.52% 4
Leeds - 2 £355 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 £313 -
East Midlands - 2 £313 -
Yorkshire - 2 £355 - 2
West Yorkshire - 2 £355 - 2
Nottingham - 2 £313 -
East of England -7 1 £425 +86.40% 1
Essex -9 1 £425 +86.40%
Surrey - 1 £275 - 1
Hampshire - 1 - -
Woking - 1 £275 -
Winchester - 1 - -
Colchester - 1 £425 -

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 15 (50.00%) SQL
2 11 (36.67%) Linux
3 10 (33.33%) Windows
3 10 (33.33%) ITIL
4 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
5 7 (23.33%) .NET
5 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
6 6 (20.00%) Unix
6 6 (20.00%) CRM
7 5 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (16.67%) Finance
7 5 (16.67%) Windows Server
8 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
8 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
8 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
8 4 (13.33%) MSMQ
8 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
8 4 (13.33%) SOAP
8 4 (13.33%) XML
8 4 (13.33%) IIS
8 4 (13.33%) T-SQL
8 4 (13.33%) C#
9 3 (10.00%) Java
9 3 (10.00%) MS Office
9 3 (10.00%) PL/SQL
9 3 (10.00%) Tomcat
9 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
9 3 (10.00%) Wealth Management
9 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (10.00%) Procure-to-Pay

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 4 (13.33%) IIS
1 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (6.67%) Apache
3 2 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (6.67%) Drupal
3 2 (6.67%) JBoss
4 1 (3.33%) Moodle
4 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (6.67%) SAP CO
1 2 (6.67%) SAP FI
1 2 (6.67%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) IaaS
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
1 1 (3.33%) PaaS
1 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.33%) MySQL
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
2 2 (6.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Billing
3 1 (3.33%) Electronics
3 1 (3.33%) Front Office
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
3 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) .NET
2 4 (13.33%) MSMQ
2 4 (13.33%) SOAP
2 4 (13.33%) XML
3 2 (6.67%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (6.67%) Apache Camel
3 2 (6.67%) REST
4 1 (3.33%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Hedge funds
1 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (6.67%) SWIFT
2 1 (3.33%) Smart Meter
2 1 (3.33%) User Experience
2 1 (3.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (36.67%) Linux
2 10 (33.33%) Windows
3 6 (20.00%) Unix
4 5 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) ITIL
2 6 (20.00%) CRM
3 3 (10.00%) ITIL V3
3 3 (10.00%) Portfolio Management
3 3 (10.00%) Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (10.00%) Wealth Management
4 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (6.67%) Data Management
4 2 (6.67%) ERP
4 2 (6.67%) Fund Management
4 2 (6.67%) Investment Management
4 2 (6.67%) ITSM
4 2 (6.67%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (6.67%) Open Source
4 2 (6.67%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.33%) MVC
5 1 (3.33%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.33%) Service Management
5 1 (3.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (13.33%) C#
2 4 (13.33%) T-SQL
3 3 (10.00%) Java
3 3 (10.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.33%) PHP
5 1 (3.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.33%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (3.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Ansible
1 2 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (6.67%) Puppet
2 1 (3.33%) OVSD
2 1 (3.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (6.67%) Remedy
2 2 (6.67%) SAP
2 2 (6.67%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.33%) Citrix
3 1 (3.33%) HP
3 1 (3.33%) NetApp
3 1 (3.33%) Splunk
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