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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Specialist
Rank 516 507 515
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +8
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 62 62 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 44 32
Average daily rate
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£350 £363 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +1.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £296 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £331 £283
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +17.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 - -
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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
47557 44759 49184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.01% 92.80% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29593 27372 28112
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1907 1958 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 18 £400 - 5
North East - 6 £331 -
Yorkshire -2 3 £335 -1.10% 2
South East -13 1 - - 5
West Midlands -22 1 - - 2
East Midlands - 1 - -
North West - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Applications Specialist
UK

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 39 (42.39%) Microsoft
2 31 (33.70%) MS Office
2 31 (33.70%) Spreadsheet
3 30 (32.61%) MS Excel
4 29 (31.52%) E-Learning
4 29 (31.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (21.74%) Finance
5 20 (21.74%) SQL
6 14 (15.22%) Web Services
7 13 (14.13%) Windows
7 13 (14.13%) Oracle
8 11 (11.96%) ITIL
9 10 (10.87%) Linux
10 9 (9.78%) J2EE
10 9 (9.78%) SOA
11 8 (8.70%) Java
11 8 (8.70%) PL/SQL
11 8 (8.70%) WebSphere Application Server
11 8 (8.70%) XML
11 8 (8.70%) WebSphere
12 7 (7.61%) Migration
12 7 (7.61%) SQL Server
12 7 (7.61%) SLA
12 7 (7.61%) Middleware
13 6 (6.52%) .NET
13 6 (6.52%) UNIX
13 6 (6.52%) SOAP
13 6 (6.52%) Banking
13 6 (6.52%) SC Cleared
13 6 (6.52%) Security Cleared

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (8.70%) WebSphere Application Server
1 8 (8.70%) WebSphere
2 6 (6.52%) Oracle Service Bus
3 5 (5.43%) WebLogic
4 4 (4.35%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.26%) Apache
6 2 (2.17%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (2.17%) AquaLogic
6 2 (2.17%) Node.js
6 2 (2.17%) Liferay
6 2 (2.17%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (2.17%) WorkSite
7 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.09%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.09%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.09%) CICS
Applications
1 31 (33.70%) MS Office
1 31 (33.70%) Spreadsheet
2 30 (32.61%) MS Excel
3 29 (31.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Agresso
2 2 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.09%) Markit EDM
3 1 (1.09%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) Route 53
1 1 (1.09%) CloudFront
1 1 (1.09%) SaaS
1 1 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.09%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.09%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (1.09%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.43%) LDAP
2 3 (3.26%) FTP
3 2 (2.17%) HTTPS
3 2 (2.17%) Firewall
3 2 (2.17%) NAS
4 1 (1.09%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.09%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.09%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (1.09%) Intranet
4 1 (1.09%) HTTP
4 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.61%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.43%) Oracle ODI
3 4 (4.35%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.17%) IDOL
4 2 (2.17%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.17%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Ant
2 1 (1.09%) Maven
2 1 (1.09%) MSI
2 1 (1.09%) AdminStudio
General
1 20 (21.74%) Finance
2 6 (6.52%) Banking
3 4 (4.35%) Back Office
4 3 (3.26%) French Language
4 3 (3.26%) Legal
5 2 (2.17%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.17%) Electronics
5 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.17%) Marketing
6 1 (1.09%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.09%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.09%) Advertising
6 1 (1.09%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.22%) Web Services
2 9 (9.78%) J2EE
3 8 (8.70%) XML
4 7 (7.61%) Middleware
5 6 (6.52%) .NET
5 6 (6.52%) SOAP
6 4 (4.35%) AppFabric
6 4 (4.35%) WCF
6 4 (4.35%) WF
7 3 (3.26%) WSDL
8 2 (2.17%) JMS
8 2 (2.17%) JDBC
8 2 (2.17%) Spring
8 2 (2.17%) JNDI
8 2 (2.17%) Kafka
8 2 (2.17%) Application Packaging
9 1 (1.09%) Java EE
9 1 (1.09%) REST
9 1 (1.09%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 29 (31.52%) E-Learning
2 4 (4.35%) SWIFT
3 3 (3.26%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.17%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.17%) DTV
4 2 (2.17%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.09%) CMDB
5 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.09%) iSeries
5 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.09%) VAX
5 1 (1.09%) PKI
5 1 (1.09%) Derivative
5 1 (1.09%) Equities
5 1 (1.09%) Clustering
5 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.13%) Windows
2 10 (10.87%) Linux
3 6 (6.52%) UNIX
4 4 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.26%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.17%) zOS
6 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.09%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.09%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.09%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (11.96%) ITIL
2 9 (9.78%) SOA
3 7 (7.61%) Migration
4 5 (5.43%) Information Security
4 5 (5.43%) Project Management
5 4 (4.35%) Configuration Management
5 4 (4.35%) Change Management
5 4 (4.35%) Incident Management
6 3 (3.26%) Release Management
6 3 (3.26%) High Availability
6 3 (3.26%) OWASP
6 3 (3.26%) Mentoring
6 3 (3.26%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (3.26%) Service Management
6 3 (3.26%) ERP
7 2 (2.17%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (2.17%) BCP
7 2 (2.17%) MVC
7 2 (2.17%) Programme Management
7 2 (2.17%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.74%) SQL
2 8 (8.70%) Java
2 8 (8.70%) PL/SQL
3 5 (5.43%) C#
4 4 (4.35%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.17%) AWK
5 2 (2.17%) Korn
5 2 (2.17%) sed
5 2 (2.17%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 2 (2.17%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (6.52%) SC Cleared
1 6 (6.52%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.26%) Degree
3 1 (1.09%) CCAA
3 1 (1.09%) MCSE
3 1 (1.09%) CCA
3 1 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.09%) CCEA
3 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.61%) SLA
2 3 (3.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (3.26%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (2.17%) XenApp
2 2 (2.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (1.09%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (5.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (3.26%) SCCM
2 3 (3.26%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.17%) OpenView
3 2 (2.17%) WMI
4 1 (1.09%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 39 (42.39%) Microsoft
2 13 (14.13%) Oracle
3 4 (4.35%) Citrix
3 4 (4.35%) Red Hat
3 4 (4.35%) HP
4 3 (3.26%) Reuters
5 2 (2.17%) Sun
5 2 (2.17%) Remedy
5 2 (2.17%) Informatica
5 2 (2.17%) ILOG
5 2 (2.17%) SAP
6 1 (1.09%) SimCorp
6 1 (1.09%) AppSense
6 1 (1.09%) VMware
6 1 (1.09%) Lotus
6 1 (1.09%) Intel
6 1 (1.09%) Charles River
6 1 (1.09%) webMethods
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