The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Specialist
Rank 572 525 501
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -24
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 36 53 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.076% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 29 41
Average daily rate £440 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £27.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.18% +57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £20.35 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £30.00 £37.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.68 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-7.72% +52.10%
Applications Specialist
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
44644 44373 42617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.55% 94.47% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29144 28029 25758
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1596 1785 1902
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Applications Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Applications Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in England

Applications Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Applications Specialist Daily Rate Trend in England

Applications Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Specialist across the England region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Applications Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in England

Applications Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Applications Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in England

Applications Specialist
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 Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 14 £500 +30.71% 7
South East -14 9 £300 -29.41% 8
East Midlands -5 4 £381 +3.04%
North West -7 4 £425 +6.25%
South West -4 3 £313 +64.47% 3
North East - 1 £350 -
East of England - 1 £300 - 2
Applications Specialist
UK

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 35 (37.23%) SQL
2 33 (35.11%) Windows
3 28 (29.79%) Finance
4 26 (27.66%) Banking
5 21 (22.34%) Linux
6 18 (19.15%) Oracle
7 16 (17.02%) ITIL
7 16 (17.02%) Windows Server
8 14 (14.89%) Microsoft
9 11 (11.70%) SQL Server
10 10 (10.64%) Unix
10 10 (10.64%) Active Directory
10 10 (10.64%) Security Cleared
11 9 (9.57%) SCCM
11 9 (9.57%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (9.57%) Citrix
11 9 (9.57%) MS Excel
11 9 (9.57%) Migration
11 9 (9.57%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (9.57%) Middleware
12 8 (8.51%) Firewall
12 8 (8.51%) BusinessObjects
12 8 (8.51%) IBM
12 8 (8.51%) WebSphere Application Server
12 8 (8.51%) .NET
12 8 (8.51%) WebSphere
12 8 (8.51%) SC Cleared
12 8 (8.51%) PowerShell
12 8 (8.51%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (7.45%) SDLC

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 8 (8.51%) WebSphere
1 8 (8.51%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (6.38%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.26%) IIS
3 4 (4.26%) WebSphere Process Server
4 3 (3.19%) Apache
4 3 (3.19%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.13%) CICS
5 2 (2.13%) Confluence
5 2 (2.13%) Documentum
5 2 (2.13%) JBoss
5 2 (2.13%) LiveLink
5 2 (2.13%) Mule
5 2 (2.13%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.13%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.06%) GlassFish
6 1 (1.06%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.06%) nginx
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (9.57%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.26%) MS Office
3 3 (3.19%) MS Project
4 2 (2.13%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.19%) SAP SRM
2 1 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.06%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.06%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.06%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.06%) Office 365
1 1 (1.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.51%) Firewall
2 3 (3.19%) DHCP
2 3 (3.19%) DNS
3 2 (2.13%) Internet
4 1 (1.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (1.06%) HTTP
4 1 (1.06%) Intranet
4 1 (1.06%) LAN
4 1 (1.06%) LDAP
4 1 (1.06%) Multicast
4 1 (1.06%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.06%) Network Security
4 1 (1.06%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.06%) WAN
4 1 (1.06%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.70%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.51%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (4.26%) Data Mining
3 4 (4.26%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.19%) DB2
4 3 (3.19%) MS Access
4 3 (3.19%) MySQL
4 3 (3.19%) SAP BI
4 3 (3.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (3.19%) JIRA
1 3 (3.19%) MSI
1 3 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.13%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.13%) Introscope
2 2 (2.13%) PHPUnit
2 2 (2.13%) Subversion
2 2 (2.13%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.06%) Ant
3 1 (1.06%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.06%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.06%) LSMW
3 1 (1.06%) Maven
3 1 (1.06%) Trac
General
1 28 (29.79%) Finance
2 26 (27.66%) Banking
3 7 (7.45%) Investment Banking
4 6 (6.38%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.19%) Retail
6 2 (2.13%) Aerospace
6 2 (2.13%) Law
7 1 (1.06%) Front Office
7 1 (1.06%) Japanese Language
7 1 (1.06%) Legal
7 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.06%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.57%) Middleware
2 8 (8.51%) .NET
3 6 (6.38%) J2EE
4 3 (3.19%) SAP PI
4 3 (3.19%) SAP XI
5 2 (2.13%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.13%) Behat
5 2 (2.13%) Doctrine
5 2 (2.13%) EDI
5 2 (2.13%) HTML
5 2 (2.13%) LAMP
5 2 (2.13%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (2.13%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (2.13%) WinForms
5 2 (2.13%) XML
6 1 (1.06%) CSS
6 1 (1.06%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.06%) Java EE
6 1 (1.06%) Rendezvous
6 1 (1.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.19%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.19%) Equities
4 2 (2.13%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.13%) Hedge funds
4 2 (2.13%) LPAR
4 2 (2.13%) Statistics
5 1 (1.06%) AS400
5 1 (1.06%) Biometrics
5 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.06%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.06%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.06%) Google Search Appliance
5 1 (1.06%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 33 (35.11%) Windows
2 21 (22.34%) Linux
3 16 (17.02%) Windows Server
4 10 (10.64%) Unix
5 9 (9.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (8.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (7.45%) AIX
7 7 (7.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (5.32%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (4.26%) Windows 8
11 3 (3.19%) CentOS
11 3 (3.19%) Windows 7
11 3 (3.19%) Windows XP
12 2 (2.13%) Solaris
12 2 (2.13%) zOS
13 1 (1.06%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.02%) ITIL
2 9 (9.57%) Migration
3 7 (7.45%) Problem Management
3 7 (7.45%) SDLC
4 6 (6.38%) Risk Management
4 6 (6.38%) Security Testing
5 5 (5.32%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (5.32%) Change Management
5 5 (5.32%) Incident Management
5 5 (5.32%) Project Management
5 5 (5.32%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (4.26%) Analytics
6 4 (4.26%) BPMN
6 4 (4.26%) Change Control
6 4 (4.26%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (4.26%) Service Management
6 4 (4.26%) Software Engineering
6 4 (4.26%) UML
6 4 (4.26%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (37.23%) SQL
2 8 (8.51%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.32%) C#
3 5 (5.32%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.26%) Perl
5 3 (3.19%) ABAP
5 3 (3.19%) Java
5 3 (3.19%) PHP
6 2 (2.13%) Jython
6 2 (2.13%) PHP 5
6 2 (2.13%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.13%) Python
6 2 (2.13%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.13%) VB
6 2 (2.13%) VB6
7 1 (1.06%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (10.64%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.51%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.32%) Citrix Certification
3 5 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.26%) Degree
4 4 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (4.26%) MCITP
4 4 (4.26%) MCSE
5 2 (2.13%) CCAA
5 2 (2.13%) CCEE
6 1 (1.06%) CCA
6 1 (1.06%) CCEA
6 1 (1.06%) CISM
6 1 (1.06%) CISSP
6 1 (1.06%) ISEB
6 1 (1.06%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.13%) SLA
2 1 (1.06%) GxP
2 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.06%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (10.64%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.13%) Terminal Server
3 2 (2.13%) XenApp
3 2 (2.13%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.06%) MetaFrame
4 1 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.06%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (9.57%) SCCM
2 4 (4.26%) SCOM
3 2 (2.13%) CA Wily
3 2 (2.13%) Nagios
4 1 (1.06%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (1.06%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.06%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 18 (19.15%) Oracle
2 14 (14.89%) Microsoft
3 9 (9.57%) Citrix
4 8 (8.51%) IBM
5 6 (6.38%) Red Hat
5 6 (6.38%) SAP
6 3 (3.19%) Baan
6 3 (3.19%) F5
6 3 (3.19%) Hyperion
6 3 (3.19%) ServiceNow
6 3 (3.19%) VMware
7 2 (2.13%) AppDynamics
7 2 (2.13%) CA
7 2 (2.13%) Google
7 2 (2.13%) MuleSoft
7 2 (2.13%) OpenText
7 2 (2.13%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.13%) Splunk
7 2 (2.13%) Zend
8 1 (1.06%) TIBCO
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