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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Specialist
Rank 530 542 486
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -56
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 55 34 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.069% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.074% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 16 33
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£400 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £300 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £532 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £354 £355 £327
% change year-on-year
-0.21% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.00 -
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
47724 45773 43200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.49% 92.58% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 30889 28241 25946
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 £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1778 1846 1974
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 August 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 August 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 +3 27 £413 +22.22% 4
South East -15 12 £303 -20.65% 6
West Midlands +11 7 £366 - 2
Yorkshire -19 5 - -
Midlands - 2 - -
North West -17 1 £378 -
East of England - 1 £425 -
Applications Specialist
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Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 48 (47.06%) Windows
2 36 (35.29%) SQL
3 27 (26.47%) SQL Server
4 26 (25.49%) Linux
4 26 (25.49%) Microsoft
5 25 (24.51%) Finance
6 22 (21.57%) Migration
7 20 (19.61%) UNIX
8 19 (18.63%) ITIL
9 18 (17.65%) Banking
9 18 (17.65%) WebSphere
10 17 (16.67%) CA
11 16 (15.69%) WebSphere Application Server
11 16 (15.69%) IIS
12 15 (14.71%) AIX
12 15 (14.71%) MS Excel
12 15 (14.71%) CA Wily
12 15 (14.71%) Front Office
12 15 (14.71%) Introscope
12 15 (14.71%) VMware
13 14 (13.73%) Solaris
14 13 (12.75%) zOS
14 13 (12.75%) CICS
14 13 (12.75%) DB2
14 13 (12.75%) .NET
14 13 (12.75%) Oracle
14 13 (12.75%) Java
14 13 (12.75%) Jython
14 13 (12.75%) LPAR
15 12 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 18 (17.65%) WebSphere
2 16 (15.69%) WebSphere Application Server
2 16 (15.69%) IIS
3 13 (12.75%) CICS
4 8 (7.84%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (7.84%) Tomcat
5 7 (6.86%) WebSphere Process Server
5 7 (6.86%) WebSphere Portal
6 5 (4.90%) SAS
6 5 (4.90%) Lync
7 4 (3.92%) SharePoint
7 4 (3.92%) Oracle Application Server
7 4 (3.92%) LiveLink
8 3 (2.94%) Apache
9 2 (1.96%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.98%) JBoss
10 1 (0.98%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.98%) SAP Portal
10 1 (0.98%) Liferay
10 1 (0.98%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 15 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.90%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.96%) Summit
4 1 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.98%) BASE24
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.98%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.96%) Office 365
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.88%) LAN
1 6 (5.88%) WAN
1 6 (5.88%) Intranet
1 6 (5.88%) Internet
2 5 (4.90%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.92%) VPN
3 4 (3.92%) DNS
4 2 (1.96%) PBX
4 2 (1.96%) VoIP
4 2 (1.96%) Firewall
4 2 (1.96%) IP Telephony
4 2 (1.96%) SAN
5 1 (0.98%) DMZ
5 1 (0.98%) FTP
5 1 (0.98%) NAS
5 1 (0.98%) LDAP
5 1 (0.98%) ATM
5 1 (0.98%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (26.47%) SQL Server
2 13 (12.75%) DB2
3 9 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (7.84%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (4.90%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.92%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.98%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.98%) OLAP
8 1 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.98%) DTS
8 1 (0.98%) OLTP
8 1 (0.98%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.98%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (14.71%) Introscope
2 3 (2.94%) MSI
3 2 (1.96%) AdminStudio
3 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (24.51%) Finance
2 18 (17.65%) Banking
3 15 (14.71%) Front Office
4 10 (9.80%) Investment Banking
5 5 (4.90%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.92%) Legal
7 3 (2.94%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.96%) Retail
9 1 (0.98%) Marketing
9 1 (0.98%) Turkish Language
9 1 (0.98%) Electronics
9 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.98%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.75%) .NET
2 9 (8.82%) FIX Protocol
3 8 (7.84%) Web Services
4 6 (5.88%) HTML
5 3 (2.94%) XML
6 2 (1.96%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (1.96%) SOAP
6 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.96%) WCF
7 1 (0.98%) REST
7 1 (0.98%) CSS
7 1 (0.98%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.98%) Java EE
7 1 (0.98%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.75%) LPAR
2 11 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.84%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (7.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (4.90%) Equities
5 3 (2.94%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.94%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.94%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.94%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.96%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.96%) Clustering
6 2 (1.96%) IVR
7 1 (0.98%) Tandem
7 1 (0.98%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.98%) PKI
7 1 (0.98%) Derivative
7 1 (0.98%) DTV
7 1 (0.98%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.98%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 48 (47.06%) Windows
2 26 (25.49%) Linux
3 20 (19.61%) UNIX
4 15 (14.71%) AIX
5 14 (13.73%) Solaris
6 13 (12.75%) zOS
7 12 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (9.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (5.88%) Windows 7
9 6 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (4.90%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.96%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.96%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.98%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.98%) OS/400
12 1 (0.98%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.98%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (21.57%) Migration
2 19 (18.63%) ITIL
3 9 (8.82%) CRM
4 7 (6.86%) Problem Management
4 7 (6.86%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (6.86%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (5.88%) Service Management
6 5 (4.90%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (4.90%) Business Analysis
7 4 (3.92%) Electronic Trading
7 4 (3.92%) System Testing
7 4 (3.92%) Analytics
7 4 (3.92%) ITIL V3
8 3 (2.94%) Data Migration
8 3 (2.94%) Load Balancing
8 3 (2.94%) Low Latency
8 3 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (2.94%) Change Control
8 3 (2.94%) SDLC
8 3 (2.94%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 36 (35.29%) SQL
2 13 (12.75%) Jython
2 13 (12.75%) Java
3 9 (8.82%) C#
4 6 (5.88%) PowerShell
4 6 (5.88%) VBA
5 5 (4.90%) Python
5 5 (4.90%) Perl
6 4 (3.92%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.92%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.94%) VB
7 3 (2.94%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.94%) C++
8 2 (1.96%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.96%) ABAP
9 1 (0.98%) COBOL
9 1 (0.98%) PHP
9 1 (0.98%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.98%) RPG
Qualifications
1 9 (8.82%) MCSE
1 9 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.84%) Degree
3 7 (6.86%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.90%) MCITP
5 2 (1.96%) CCNA
5 2 (1.96%) CISSP
5 2 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.98%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.96%) QA
3 1 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (8.82%) VMware ESX
2 7 (6.86%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (3.92%) XenApp
5 3 (2.94%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.94%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.96%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.96%) Xen
7 1 (0.98%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.98%) Samba
7 1 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.98%) vCloud
7 1 (0.98%) Docker
7 1 (0.98%) NFS
Systems Management
1 15 (14.71%) CA Wily
2 7 (6.86%) SCCM
3 3 (2.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.98%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.98%) Puppet
4 1 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.98%) SCOM
4 1 (0.98%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.98%) OVSD
4 1 (0.98%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 26 (25.49%) Microsoft
2 17 (16.67%) CA
3 15 (14.71%) VMware
4 13 (12.75%) Oracle
5 9 (8.82%) Citrix
6 8 (7.84%) Cisco
6 8 (7.84%) Bloomberg
7 5 (4.90%) SAP
8 4 (3.92%) PeopleSoft
8 4 (3.92%) Reuters
8 4 (3.92%) Symantec
8 4 (3.92%) OpenText
9 3 (2.94%) Wyse
9 3 (2.94%) AppSense
9 3 (2.94%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.94%) Sybase
10 2 (1.96%) Cognos
10 2 (1.96%) HP
10 2 (1.96%) Barracuda Networks
11 1 (0.98%) F5
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