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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Specialist
Rank 544 535 516
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -19
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 51 50 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.096% 0.098% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 22 37
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£413 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £301 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £524 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Applications Specialist
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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 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
49196 47158 45233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.84% 92.18% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 32037 29170 27517
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1828 1869 1981
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 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 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 +1 25 £413 +6.45% 3
South East -10 7 £325 -13.04% 7
Yorkshire -22 7 - - 2
West Midlands +11 4 £383 - 1
Midlands - 2 - -
East of England - 2 - - 2
South West -10 1 - - 1
North West -30 1 £280 -
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Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 51 (52.04%) Windows
2 42 (42.86%) SQL
3 28 (28.57%) Finance
4 27 (27.55%) Linux
5 26 (26.53%) SQL Server
6 23 (23.47%) Migration
7 22 (22.45%) Microsoft
8 20 (20.41%) ITIL
9 19 (19.39%) CA
10 18 (18.37%) UNIX
10 18 (18.37%) Banking
11 17 (17.35%) Introscope
11 17 (17.35%) CA Wily
12 16 (16.33%) WebSphere
12 16 (16.33%) WebSphere Application Server
12 16 (16.33%) IIS
12 16 (16.33%) MS Excel
12 16 (16.33%) Solaris
13 15 (15.31%) CICS
13 15 (15.31%) zOS
13 15 (15.31%) AIX
13 15 (15.31%) DB2
13 15 (15.31%) LPAR
13 15 (15.31%) Jython
14 14 (14.29%) VMware
14 14 (14.29%) Java
15 13 (13.27%) Oracle
15 13 (13.27%) Citrix
15 13 (13.27%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (13.27%) Analytical Skills

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 16 (16.33%) WebSphere Application Server
1 16 (16.33%) IIS
1 16 (16.33%) WebSphere
2 15 (15.31%) CICS
3 8 (8.16%) Tomcat
4 7 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (7.14%) WebSphere Process Server
4 7 (7.14%) WebSphere Portal
5 5 (5.10%) Lync
6 4 (4.08%) LiveLink
6 4 (4.08%) SharePoint
6 4 (4.08%) MS Exchange
7 3 (3.06%) WebLogic
7 3 (3.06%) Apache
8 2 (2.04%) Mule
8 2 (2.04%) Confluence
9 1 (1.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (1.02%) nginx
9 1 (1.02%) SAP Portal
9 1 (1.02%) Liferay
Applications
1 16 (16.33%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.16%) MS Office
3 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Summit
1 2 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.02%) SAP R/3
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.02%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.04%) Office 365
2 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.10%) LAN
1 5 (5.10%) WAN
1 5 (5.10%) DNS
2 4 (4.08%) Firewall
2 4 (4.08%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.08%) VPN
3 2 (2.04%) DHCP
3 2 (2.04%) PBX
3 2 (2.04%) VoIP
3 2 (2.04%) IP Telephony
3 2 (2.04%) Intranet
3 2 (2.04%) Internet
4 1 (1.02%) SAN
4 1 (1.02%) DMZ
4 1 (1.02%) LDAP
4 1 (1.02%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (26.53%) SQL Server
2 15 (15.31%) DB2
3 9 (9.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (8.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (8.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (5.10%) Oracle Database
5 5 (5.10%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.02%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (1.02%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.02%) OLAP
7 1 (1.02%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.02%) DTS
7 1 (1.02%) OLTP
7 1 (1.02%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.02%) SAP BW
7 1 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (17.35%) Introscope
2 4 (4.08%) MSI
3 3 (3.06%) JIRA
4 2 (2.04%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.02%) Trac
5 1 (1.02%) InstallShield
5 1 (1.02%) AdminStudio
5 1 (1.02%) Bugzilla
General
1 28 (28.57%) Finance
2 18 (18.37%) Banking
3 12 (12.24%) Front Office
4 10 (10.20%) Investment Banking
5 5 (5.10%) Financial Institution
5 5 (5.10%) Telecoms
6 4 (4.08%) Legal
7 2 (2.04%) Aerospace
7 2 (2.04%) Retail
8 1 (1.02%) Marketing
8 1 (1.02%) Turkish Language
8 1 (1.02%) Law
8 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.02%) Advertising
8 1 (1.02%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.24%) .NET
2 9 (9.18%) FIX Protocol
3 7 (7.14%) HTML
4 4 (4.08%) Web Services
5 3 (3.06%) XML
6 2 (2.04%) Middleware
6 2 (2.04%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.04%) CSS
6 2 (2.04%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (2.04%) REST
7 1 (1.02%) Play Framework
7 1 (1.02%) Software Packaging
7 1 (1.02%) WCF
7 1 (1.02%) SOAP
7 1 (1.02%) Spring
7 1 (1.02%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.02%) Java EE
7 1 (1.02%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.31%) LPAR
2 13 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (5.10%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (5.10%) Equities
5 3 (3.06%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.06%) Fat Client
5 3 (3.06%) Thin Client
5 3 (3.06%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.04%) Clustering
6 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.04%) IVR
6 2 (2.04%) Data Integration
6 2 (2.04%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.02%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.02%) Tandem
7 1 (1.02%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.02%) PKI
7 1 (1.02%) Derivative
7 1 (1.02%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 51 (52.04%) Windows
2 27 (27.55%) Linux
3 18 (18.37%) UNIX
4 16 (16.33%) Solaris
5 15 (15.31%) AIX
5 15 (15.31%) zOS
6 13 (13.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (11.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (7.14%) Windows XP
9 7 (7.14%) Windows 7
10 3 (3.06%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.04%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (2.04%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.47%) Migration
2 20 (20.41%) ITIL
3 8 (8.16%) CRM
4 6 (6.12%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (5.10%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (5.10%) Service Management
6 4 (4.08%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (4.08%) Electronic Trading
6 4 (4.08%) System Testing
6 4 (4.08%) Change Control
7 3 (3.06%) Low Latency
7 3 (3.06%) Data Migration
7 3 (3.06%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (3.06%) Business Analysis
7 3 (3.06%) Load Balancing
7 3 (3.06%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.04%) Telemarketing
8 2 (2.04%) Web Development
8 2 (2.04%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 42 (42.86%) SQL
2 15 (15.31%) Jython
3 14 (14.29%) Java
4 9 (9.18%) C#
5 8 (8.16%) PowerShell
6 7 (7.14%) VBA
7 6 (6.12%) JavaScript
7 6 (6.12%) Perl
8 5 (5.10%) T-SQL
8 5 (5.10%) Python
9 3 (3.06%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.06%) C++
9 3 (3.06%) PL/SQL
9 3 (3.06%) VB
10 2 (2.04%) ABAP
11 1 (1.02%) PHP
11 1 (1.02%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.02%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 8 (8.16%) Degree
2 7 (7.14%) MCSE
2 7 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.08%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.06%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.06%) MCITP
4 3 (3.06%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (2.04%) CCNA
5 2 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.02%) CISSP
6 1 (1.02%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.02%) QA
2 1 (1.02%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (9.18%) Active Directory
1 9 (9.18%) VMware ESX
2 8 (8.16%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.08%) XenApp
5 3 (3.06%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.06%) BitLocker
6 2 (2.04%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.04%) Xen
7 1 (1.02%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.02%) vCloud
7 1 (1.02%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (17.35%) CA Wily
2 9 (9.18%) SCCM
3 3 (3.06%) SCOM
3 3 (3.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.02%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (1.02%) Puppet
4 1 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.02%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.02%) OVSD
4 1 (1.02%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 22 (22.45%) Microsoft
2 19 (19.39%) CA
3 14 (14.29%) VMware
4 13 (13.27%) Citrix
4 13 (13.27%) Oracle
5 8 (8.16%) Cisco
6 6 (6.12%) Bloomberg
7 5 (5.10%) SAP
8 4 (4.08%) PeopleSoft
8 4 (4.08%) Symantec
8 4 (4.08%) OpenText
9 3 (3.06%) Wyse
9 3 (3.06%) AppSense
9 3 (3.06%) Sybase
9 3 (3.06%) IBM
9 3 (3.06%) HP
9 3 (3.06%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.04%) Reuters
10 2 (2.04%) MuleSoft
11 1 (1.02%) Remedy
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