The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Applications Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Specialist
Rank 564 577 569
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -8
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 69 61 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.12% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.12% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 38 24
Median daily rate £375 £405 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +15.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £315 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £537 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.94% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
47525 49547 47656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.69% 95.00% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 31298 32087 29344
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1474 1872 1909
Median hourly rate £17.17 £17.06 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.61% +2.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

Applications Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Applications Specialist in the job title.

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 30 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 30 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -13 26 £469 +13.63% 3
South East +14 13 £338 -3.57% 2
North West +17 9 £490 +49.04%
East of England +22 7 £350 - 3
South West +17 6 £308 -
Yorkshire -6 6 £225 -
Midlands -9 1 £338 -
West Midlands -37 1 £325 -13.90% 2
Applications Specialist
UK

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 England region featuring Applications Specialist in the job title.

1 40 (28.57%) Windows
2 33 (23.57%) Linux
3 30 (21.43%) SQL
3 30 (21.43%) Finance
4 26 (18.57%) SQL Server
4 26 (18.57%) Active Directory
5 25 (17.86%) Java
5 25 (17.86%) Migration
6 23 (16.43%) Oracle
7 21 (15.00%) Microsoft
8 20 (14.29%) Windows Server
9 18 (12.86%) .NET
10 17 (12.14%) Firewall
10 17 (12.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (11.43%) Security Cleared
12 15 (10.71%) Unix
12 15 (10.71%) MS Excel
13 14 (10.00%) Banking
13 14 (10.00%) VMware
13 14 (10.00%) Data Centre
14 13 (9.29%) Citrix
15 12 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (7.86%) JavaScript
17 10 (7.14%) Hyper-V
17 10 (7.14%) Perl
17 10 (7.14%) MS Office
18 9 (6.43%) Microsoft App-V
18 9 (6.43%) SUSE
18 9 (6.43%) XML
19 8 (5.71%) ITIL

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 8 (5.71%) WebSphere
1 8 (5.71%) WebSphere Application Server
2 7 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.00%) Tomcat
3 6 (4.29%) IIS
4 5 (3.57%) Apache
5 3 (2.14%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.14%) WebSphere Process Server
6 2 (1.43%) Alfresco
6 2 (1.43%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.43%) FileNet
6 2 (1.43%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (1.43%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (1.43%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (0.71%) Apache TomEE
7 1 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.71%) GemFire
7 1 (0.71%) JBoss
7 1 (0.71%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.14%) MS Office
3 3 (2.14%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.57%) HFM
1 5 (3.57%) Hyperion Planning
2 4 (2.86%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (2.86%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (2.14%) ION MarketView
4 2 (1.43%) assyst
4 2 (1.43%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.43%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.43%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 2 (1.43%) Primavera
5 1 (0.71%) Fredhopper
5 1 (0.71%) Magento
5 1 (0.71%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.71%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.14%) Firewall
2 7 (5.00%) Wireshark
3 4 (2.86%) NetScaler
4 3 (2.14%) IPv6
4 3 (2.14%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (1.43%) DHCP
5 2 (1.43%) Intranet
5 2 (1.43%) LDAP
5 2 (1.43%) SNMP
5 2 (1.43%) SSL
6 1 (0.71%) DNS
6 1 (0.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.71%) Internet
6 1 (0.71%) Network Security
6 1 (0.71%) SAN
6 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.71%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (18.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.14%) Big Data
2 3 (2.14%) Hadoop
2 3 (2.14%) MySQL
2 3 (2.14%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (2.14%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.43%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.43%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.71%) DB2
4 1 (0.71%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.71%) GIS
4 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.71%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.86%) AppScan
2 3 (2.14%) InstallShield
2 3 (2.14%) MSI
3 2 (1.43%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.43%) PeopleTools
4 1 (0.71%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.71%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.71%) Subversion
4 1 (0.71%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 30 (21.43%) Finance
2 14 (10.00%) Banking
3 6 (4.29%) Law
4 5 (3.57%) Front Office
4 5 (3.57%) Legal
5 3 (2.14%) Advertising
6 1 (0.71%) Back Office
6 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.86%) .NET
2 9 (6.43%) XML
3 7 (5.00%) HTML
3 7 (5.00%) J2EE
3 7 (5.00%) Middleware
4 6 (4.29%) JSON
5 4 (2.86%) .NET Framework
5 4 (2.86%) CSS
6 3 (2.14%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (2.14%) HTML5
6 3 (2.14%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (2.14%) Web Services
7 2 (1.43%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.43%) CSS3
7 2 (1.43%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (1.43%) Java EE
7 2 (1.43%) JMS
7 2 (1.43%) jQuery
7 2 (1.43%) Spring
7 2 (1.43%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (2.86%) Clustering
3 4 (2.86%) Fat Client
3 4 (2.86%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.14%) Cryptography
4 3 (2.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (2.14%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.14%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.14%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.43%) CMDB
5 2 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.43%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.71%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.71%) FMCG
6 1 (0.71%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.71%) Online Gambling
6 1 (0.71%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 40 (28.57%) Windows
2 33 (23.57%) Linux
3 20 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 17 (12.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (10.71%) Unix
6 12 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (6.43%) SUSE
8 7 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (2.86%) AIX
11 3 (2.14%) Android
11 3 (2.14%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.14%) CentOS
11 3 (2.14%) Windows 10
12 2 (1.43%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.43%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.86%) Migration
2 8 (5.71%) ITIL
2 8 (5.71%) Test Scripting
3 7 (5.00%) Analytics
4 6 (4.29%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (4.29%) Application Packaging
4 6 (4.29%) DevOps
4 6 (4.29%) Incident Management
5 5 (3.57%) BPMN
5 5 (3.57%) Electronic Trading
5 5 (3.57%) ERP
5 5 (3.57%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (3.57%) Problem Management
5 5 (3.57%) Security Testing
5 5 (3.57%) Software Engineering
5 5 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (3.57%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (3.57%) UML
5 5 (3.57%) Web Application Development
6 4 (2.86%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 30 (21.43%) SQL
2 25 (17.86%) Java
3 11 (7.86%) JavaScript
4 10 (7.14%) Perl
5 7 (5.00%) C++
6 6 (4.29%) C
6 6 (4.29%) VBA
7 5 (3.57%) PL/SQL
7 5 (3.57%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.86%) C#
8 4 (2.86%) COBOL
8 4 (2.86%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.14%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.14%) PHP
9 3 (2.14%) VB
9 3 (2.14%) VBScript
10 2 (1.43%) Jython
10 2 (1.43%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.71%) Ruby
11 1 (0.71%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.71%) ISEB
2 8 (5.71%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.00%) DV Cleared
3 7 (5.00%) ISTQB
4 5 (3.57%) MOS
5 2 (1.43%) CISM
5 2 (1.43%) CISSP
5 2 (1.43%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.71%) CCA
6 1 (0.71%) CISA
6 1 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.71%) CRISC
6 1 (0.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.86%) SLA
2 2 (1.43%) QA
2 2 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.71%) Basel III
3 1 (0.71%) COBIT
3 1 (0.71%) HL7
System Software
1 26 (18.57%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 9 (6.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (4.29%) XenApp
5 5 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (2.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (2.14%) Docker
6 3 (2.14%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.71%) NFS
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (5.71%) Puppet
2 6 (4.29%) HP Fortify
3 5 (3.57%) SCCM
4 4 (2.86%) SCOM
4 4 (2.86%) TADDM
4 4 (2.86%) Tivoli
4 4 (2.86%) WebInspect
5 3 (2.14%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.71%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.71%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.71%) Graphite
6 1 (0.71%) Kibana
6 1 (0.71%) logstash
6 1 (0.71%) Nagios
6 1 (0.71%) Opsview
Vendors
1 23 (16.43%) Oracle
2 21 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (10.00%) VMware
4 13 (9.29%) Citrix
5 8 (5.71%) IBM
6 7 (5.00%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.57%) Hyperion
8 4 (2.86%) AppSense
8 4 (2.86%) F5
8 4 (2.86%) HP
8 4 (2.86%) Northgate
8 4 (2.86%) Veracode
8 4 (2.86%) Wyse
9 3 (2.14%) Akamai
9 3 (2.14%) Cyber-Ark
9 3 (2.14%) iManage
9 3 (2.14%) ION Trading
10 2 (1.43%) AppDynamics
10 2 (1.43%) Orchard
10 2 (1.43%) Splunk
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