The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Applications Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Specialist
London / City of London
Rank 148 146 190
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +44
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 1 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.034% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.16% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
Median daily rate £400 £550 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +43.79%
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £400 £401
% change year-on-year
-11.25% -0.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 £21.68
% change year-on-year
- -7.72%

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
2773 3058 4915
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.06% 95.53% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2196 2407 3763
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 46 70
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £53.00 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

Applications Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured Applications Specialist in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, Applications 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 across the City of London region featuring Applications Specialist in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Wealth Management
1 2 (100.00%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (50.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) Investment Management
2 1 (50.00%) Hedge funds
2 1 (50.00%) SWIFT
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) MSMQ
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Server

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (50.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) MSMQ
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Hedge funds
1 1 (50.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Portfolio Management
1 2 (100.00%) Wealth Management
2 1 (50.00%) Investment Management
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) ServiceNow