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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Specialist
Rank 193 218 207
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -11
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 7 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.14% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.15% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 10
Average daily rate
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£325 £444 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.76% +7.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £325 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £331 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.82% -5.50%
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
5410 6712 7236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 91.93% 92.59% 92.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3919 4916 5256
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 147 173
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014, 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 9 (81.82%) Finance
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) Oracle
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
4 4 (36.36%) Middleware
5 3 (27.27%) Java
5 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
5 3 (27.27%) J2EE
5 3 (27.27%) SOAP
5 3 (27.27%) Web Services
5 3 (27.27%) ITIL
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
5 3 (27.27%) SOA
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle Service Bus
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (18.18%) Charles River
6 2 (18.18%) Financial Institution
6 2 (18.18%) Banking
6 2 (18.18%) Asset Management
6 2 (18.18%) Release Management
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (18.18%) ETRM
7 1 (9.09%) Perl
7 1 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
7 1 (9.09%) Citrix
7 1 (9.09%) Thin Client

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 3 (27.27%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) LatentZero
1 1 (9.09%) SimCorp Dimension
1 1 (9.09%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 9 (81.82%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Financial Institution
3 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) Middleware
2 3 (27.27%) J2EE
2 3 (27.27%) SOAP
2 3 (27.27%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) Fixed Income
1 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
1 1 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
1 3 (27.27%) SOA
1 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
2 2 (18.18%) Asset Management
2 2 (18.18%) ETRM
2 2 (18.18%) Release Management
3 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
3 1 (9.09%) Investment Management
3 1 (9.09%) Time Management
3 1 (9.09%) BCP
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
3 1 (9.09%) Workflow
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security
3 1 (9.09%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
2 3 (27.27%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (9.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) Charles River
3 1 (9.09%) SimCorp
3 1 (9.09%) thinkFolio
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) Remedy