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 24 May 2016 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Specialist
Rank 154 188 211
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +23
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 5 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.092% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.097% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
Median daily rate £550 £475 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +9.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £345 £427
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £565 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £290 £375
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -22.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.50
Applications Specialist
London

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
3143 5152 5763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.04% 95.14% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2570 3927 4316
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 91 73
Median hourly rate £21.78 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.47% -6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

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
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 24 May 2016.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) Banking
3 3 (30.00%) Front Office
3 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) Unix
3 3 (30.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (30.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) Issue Tracking
4 2 (20.00%) Secure Coding
4 2 (20.00%) OWASP
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) MS Project
4 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (20.00%) Perl
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (20.00%) Firewall
4 2 (20.00%) MS Access
4 2 (20.00%) Retail
4 2 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (10.00%) Degree
5 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (10.00%) Asset Management

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 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Project
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) MS Access
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (40.00%) Banking
2 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Front Office
3 2 (20.00%) Retail
4 1 (10.00%) Law
4 1 (10.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Unix
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Problem Management
1 3 (30.00%) SDLC
2 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 2 (20.00%) Issue Tracking
2 2 (20.00%) OWASP
2 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) Secure Coding
2 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (10.00%) Coaching
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (10.00%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (10.00%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (10.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Bloomberg
1 1 (10.00%) Charles River
1 1 (10.00%) FactSet
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle
1 1 (10.00%) Reuters
1 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow