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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Specialist
Rank 195 196 218
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +22
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 1 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.019% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.15% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 7
Average daily rate
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£410 £325 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.15% -35.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
4890 5349 6613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.97% 92.10% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3852 3890 4809
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 90 145
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.84 £13.03 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.45 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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
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 4 September 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 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) CA Wily
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) Front Office
2 2 (33.33%) Introscope
2 2 (33.33%) CA
2 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 2 (33.33%) VBA
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) DB2
3 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX
3 1 (16.67%) AIX
3 1 (16.67%) Solaris
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (16.67%) CICS
3 1 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (16.67%) zOS
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Tivoli

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (16.67%) CICS
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Process Server
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
1 1 (16.67%) WorkSite
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
1 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Introscope
2 1 (16.67%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (33.33%) Front Office
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Law
2 1 (16.67%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (16.67%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) AIX
2 1 (16.67%) Solaris
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) zOS
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Migration
1 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
1 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
1 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
1 1 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
1 1 (16.67%) Analytics
1 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (16.67%) Application Performance Management
1 1 (16.67%) Application Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 2 (33.33%) VBA
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) Perl
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) Jython
3 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) CA Wily
2 1 (16.67%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (16.67%) Tivoli
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) CA
2 1 (16.67%) Reuters
2 1 (16.67%) Bloomberg
2 1 (16.67%) Charles River
2 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds
2 1 (16.67%) Splunk
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) HP