The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Applications Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Consultant
Rank 520 506 458
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -48
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Consultant 44 40 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.092% 0.087% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.100% 0.095% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 22 29
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£400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £260 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £24.50 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £12.50 -
% change year-on-year
+96.00% -
Applications Consultant
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44005 42325 37797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.39% 92.52% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27481 25452 22049
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1708 1839 2121
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

Applications Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Applications Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in England

Applications Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Applications Consultant across the England region.

Applications Consultant Daily Rate Trend in England

Applications Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Consultant across the England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Applications Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in England

Applications Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Applications Consultant across the England region.

Applications Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in England

Applications Consultant
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Consultant within the England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -8 30 £400 -3.03% 9
South East -31 6 £375 +11.11% 4
West Midlands - 3 £288 - 2
Yorkshire -10 2 - - 1
South West - 2 - -
East of England +3 1 - - 3
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
Applications Consultant
UK

Applications Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Applications Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title.

1 36 (37.89%) SQL
2 34 (35.79%) Oracle
3 30 (31.58%) ITIL
4 27 (28.42%) Security Cleared
5 25 (26.32%) PL/SQL
6 23 (24.21%) UNIX
6 23 (24.21%) Windows
7 21 (22.11%) C#
8 20 (21.05%) Microsoft
9 18 (18.95%) DV Cleared
10 17 (17.89%) Oracle Database
10 17 (17.89%) Java
10 17 (17.89%) .NET
11 16 (16.84%) Oracle Database 11g
12 13 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (12.63%) Data Structures
13 12 (12.63%) ERP
13 12 (12.63%) Service Delivery
14 11 (11.58%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (10.53%) Java EE
15 10 (10.53%) Oracle Database 10g
15 10 (10.53%) Tomcat
16 9 (9.47%) Linux
16 9 (9.47%) Logistics
17 8 (8.42%) SC Cleared
17 8 (8.42%) SAP
17 8 (8.42%) Active Directory
17 8 (8.42%) Windows Server 2003
18 7 (7.37%) Service Management
18 7 (7.37%) Workflow

Applications Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Applications Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (10.53%) Tomcat
2 7 (7.37%) Oracle BPEL
3 4 (4.21%) Apache
4 3 (3.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (3.16%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.05%) Lync
6 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.05%) IIS
6 1 (1.05%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.05%) CMS
6 1 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (6.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.05%) Windchill
2 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.05%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.05%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (5.26%) Cerner Millennium
2 4 (4.21%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (4.21%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (2.11%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (2.11%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (1.05%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.11%) FTP
2 1 (1.05%) ATM
2 1 (1.05%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.89%) Oracle Database
2 16 (16.84%) Oracle Database 11g
3 10 (10.53%) Oracle Database 10g
4 7 (7.37%) MySQL
5 3 (3.16%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.11%) DataStage
7 1 (1.05%) QualityStage
7 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.05%) MS Access
7 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.05%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.21%) MSI
2 3 (3.16%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.05%) JIRA
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (7.37%) Finance
2 6 (6.32%) Retail
3 5 (5.26%) Banking
4 3 (3.16%) Law
5 2 (2.11%) Military
5 2 (2.11%) Front Office
5 2 (2.11%) Back Office
5 2 (2.11%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.05%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.05%) Marketing
6 1 (1.05%) German Language
6 1 (1.05%) Advertising
6 1 (1.05%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.89%) .NET
2 10 (10.53%) Java EE
3 7 (7.37%) Application Packaging
4 6 (6.32%) Middleware
5 3 (3.16%) Web Services
6 2 (2.11%) HTML
6 2 (2.11%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.11%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (1.05%) WCF
7 1 (1.05%) Silverlight
7 1 (1.05%) jQuery
7 1 (1.05%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (1.05%) HTML5
7 1 (1.05%) XML
7 1 (1.05%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (12.63%) Data Structures
3 6 (6.32%) AS400
3 6 (6.32%) iSeries
4 5 (5.26%) NHS
5 4 (4.21%) GIS
5 4 (4.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.05%) FMCG
7 1 (1.05%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.05%) Social Media
7 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (24.21%) UNIX
1 23 (24.21%) Windows
2 11 (11.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (9.47%) Linux
4 8 (8.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (5.26%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.05%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (31.58%) ITIL
2 12 (12.63%) ERP
2 12 (12.63%) Service Delivery
3 9 (9.47%) Logistics
4 7 (7.37%) BPEL
4 7 (7.37%) Service Management
4 7 (7.37%) Workflow
5 5 (5.26%) Change Management
5 5 (5.26%) CRM
5 5 (5.26%) Migration
5 5 (5.26%) Incident Management
5 5 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (4.21%) SOA
7 3 (3.16%) Electronic Trading
7 3 (3.16%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.16%) Build Automation
7 3 (3.16%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (2.11%) Asset Management
8 2 (2.11%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (37.89%) SQL
2 25 (26.32%) PL/SQL
3 21 (22.11%) C#
4 17 (17.89%) Java
5 7 (7.37%) VB.NET
6 6 (6.32%) COBOL
7 5 (5.26%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.16%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.16%) C
8 3 (3.16%) VBScript
9 2 (2.11%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.05%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (28.42%) Security Cleared
2 18 (18.95%) DV Cleared
3 8 (8.42%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.32%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.11%) MCTS
5 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.11%) VCP4
6 1 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.05%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.05%) SLA
1 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 8 (8.42%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.16%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.05%) XenApp
3 1 (1.05%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (1.05%) UAG
Systems Management
1 7 (7.37%) SCCM
2 1 (1.05%) SCOM
2 1 (1.05%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.05%) SCDPM
2 1 (1.05%) SCSM
2 1 (1.05%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.05%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (35.79%) Oracle
2 20 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.42%) SAP
4 7 (7.37%) IBM
5 6 (6.32%) Epicor
6 5 (5.26%) Cerner
7 4 (4.21%) Murex
7 4 (4.21%) ESRI
8 3 (3.16%) VMware
8 3 (3.16%) Remedy
9 2 (2.11%) Citrix
9 2 (2.11%) TIBCO
9 2 (2.11%) Reuters
9 2 (2.11%) Bloomberg
9 2 (2.11%) Fidessa
9 2 (2.11%) Business Objects
10 1 (1.05%) Siebel
10 1 (1.05%) HP
10 1 (1.05%) Adobe
10 1 (1.05%) AppSense