The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Applications Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Specialist
Rank 185 187 175
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 6 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.25% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.27% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £360 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £310 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £500 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £440 £263
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +67.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.68 £14.25 -
% change year-on-year
+52.10% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4727 5633 5247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.25% 93.65% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3634 4089 3933
Average daily rate £450 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 91 131
Average hourly rate £17.75 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £30.83 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

Applications Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Applications Specialist in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Applications Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Applications Specialist across the City of London region.

Applications Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Applications Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Specialist across the City of London region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Applications Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Applications Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Applications Specialist across the City of London region.

Applications Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Applications Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Specialist in their job title.

1 6 (46.15%) Finance
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
3 3 (23.08%) Java
3 3 (23.08%) SOAP
3 3 (23.08%) Middleware
3 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
4 2 (15.38%) iSeries
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (15.38%) AppDynamics
4 2 (15.38%) SOA
4 2 (15.38%) Banking
4 2 (15.38%) Retail
4 2 (15.38%) Retail Banking
4 2 (15.38%) Web Services
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Windows
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (15.38%) COBOL
4 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
4 2 (15.38%) RPG
4 2 (15.38%) .NET
4 2 (15.38%) J2EE
4 2 (15.38%) IIS
5 1 (7.69%) SAP
5 1 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (7.69%) Business Objects

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Applications Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (15.38%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP HR
1 1 (7.69%) SAP EHS
1 1 (7.69%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (7.69%) SimCorp Dimension
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Markit EDM
1 1 (7.69%) SAP GRC
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
1 1 (7.69%) FTP
1 1 (7.69%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Toad
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Retail
2 2 (15.38%) Retail Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) SOAP
1 3 (23.08%) Middleware
2 2 (15.38%) Web Services
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) J2EE
3 1 (7.69%) Application Packaging
3 1 (7.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) iSeries
2 1 (7.69%) Thin Client
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.69%) Data Integration
2 1 (7.69%) Fixed Income
2 1 (7.69%) SWIFT
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.69%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
2 2 (15.38%) SOA
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
3 1 (7.69%) Release Management
3 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
3 1 (7.69%) BCP
3 1 (7.69%) ETRM
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
3 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) COBOL
3 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
3 2 (15.38%) RPG
4 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.69%) VB
4 1 (7.69%) C++
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) AppDynamics
3 1 (7.69%) SAP
3 1 (7.69%) Business Objects
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) SimCorp
3 1 (7.69%) webMethods
3 1 (7.69%) Remedy
3 1 (7.69%) Charles River
3 1 (7.69%) Ab Initio