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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Specialist
Rank 528 523 475
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -48
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 51 30 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.063% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.068% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 16 36
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £477 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £374 £300
% change year-on-year
-23.79% +24.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.00 -
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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
45428 44376 39335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.34% 92.50% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28584 27952 23212
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
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 1800 1857 2029
Average hourly rate £16.54 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 0 26 £463 +8.82% 1
South East -5 12 £275 -26.66% 9
East of England - 6 £425 - 1
South West +8 4 £285 +3.63%
West Midlands - 3 £285 - 1
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Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 31 (30.69%) Windows
2 29 (28.71%) Linux
3 25 (24.75%) Finance
4 21 (20.79%) Security Cleared
5 20 (19.80%) Microsoft
5 20 (19.80%) SQL
6 19 (18.81%) WebSphere
7 18 (17.82%) SQL Server
8 17 (16.83%) WebSphere Application Server
8 17 (16.83%) UNIX
8 17 (16.83%) SC Cleared
9 14 (13.86%) Migration
9 14 (13.86%) ITIL
10 13 (12.87%) VMware
10 13 (12.87%) Banking
11 12 (11.88%) Bash Shell
11 12 (11.88%) MCSE
11 12 (11.88%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (10.89%) Front Office
12 11 (10.89%) Analytics
13 10 (9.90%) Active Directory
13 10 (9.90%) MS Excel
13 10 (9.90%) .NET
13 10 (9.90%) Oracle
14 9 (8.91%) Java
14 9 (8.91%) Cognos
14 9 (8.91%) Citrix
14 9 (8.91%) Workflow
14 9 (8.91%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (7.92%) VMware ESX

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 19 (18.81%) WebSphere
2 17 (16.83%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (7.92%) IIS
4 5 (4.95%) SAS
4 5 (4.95%) Lync
5 4 (3.96%) WebSphere Portal
5 4 (3.96%) WebSphere Process Server
5 4 (3.96%) Oracle Application Server
5 4 (3.96%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (3.96%) CICS
6 2 (1.98%) LiveLink
6 2 (1.98%) FileNet
6 2 (1.98%) Apache
6 2 (1.98%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.98%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.98%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (9.90%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.94%) MS Office
3 4 (3.96%) Final Cut Pro
4 2 (1.98%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (5.94%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (2.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.98%) Summit
4 1 (0.99%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.99%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.99%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.99%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.99%) SAP EHS
4 1 (0.99%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.99%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.99%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.98%) Office 365
2 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.92%) WAN
2 6 (5.94%) LAN
3 5 (4.95%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.95%) Intranet
3 5 (4.95%) Internet
3 5 (4.95%) Firewall
4 4 (3.96%) VPN
4 4 (3.96%) DNS
5 2 (1.98%) IP Telephony
5 2 (1.98%) SAN
5 2 (1.98%) PBX
5 2 (1.98%) VoIP
6 1 (0.99%) FTP
6 1 (0.99%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.99%) SSL
6 1 (0.99%) LDAP
6 1 (0.99%) DMZ
6 1 (0.99%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (17.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.96%) DB2
4 3 (2.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.98%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.98%) MySQL
6 1 (0.99%) OLAP
6 1 (0.99%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.99%) OLTP
6 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.99%) DTS
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.99%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.99%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 7 (6.93%) MSI
2 6 (5.94%) Introscope
3 2 (1.98%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.99%) Toad
General
1 25 (24.75%) Finance
2 13 (12.87%) Banking
3 11 (10.89%) Front Office
4 6 (5.94%) Retail
5 5 (4.95%) Legal
5 5 (4.95%) Publishing
6 4 (3.96%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.97%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.98%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.99%) Local Government
9 1 (0.99%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.90%) .NET
2 7 (6.93%) Web Services
3 6 (5.94%) HTML
4 5 (4.95%) XML
5 4 (3.96%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (3.96%) Application Packaging
6 2 (1.98%) WCF
6 2 (1.98%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (1.98%) SOAP
7 1 (0.99%) CSS
7 1 (0.99%) Middleware
7 1 (0.99%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.99%) Java EE
7 1 (0.99%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (4.95%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.96%) LPAR
4 3 (2.97%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.97%) Statistics
4 3 (2.97%) Equities
4 3 (2.97%) Fixed Income
4 3 (2.97%) Wiki
4 3 (2.97%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.97%) DataPower
5 2 (1.98%) IVR
5 2 (1.98%) Derivative
6 1 (0.99%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.99%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.99%) PKI
6 1 (0.99%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.99%) Clustering
6 1 (0.99%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.99%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 31 (30.69%) Windows
2 29 (28.71%) Linux
3 17 (16.83%) UNIX
4 9 (8.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (6.93%) Windows XP
5 7 (6.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (6.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (5.94%) Windows 7
6 6 (5.94%) AIX
7 5 (4.95%) Solaris
8 4 (3.96%) Mac OS X
8 4 (3.96%) zOS
9 3 (2.97%) Mac OS X Server
10 2 (1.98%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.98%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.99%) HPUX
11 1 (0.99%) OS/400
11 1 (0.99%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (13.86%) Migration
1 14 (13.86%) ITIL
2 11 (10.89%) Analytics
3 9 (8.91%) Workflow
4 7 (6.93%) Problem Management
5 6 (5.94%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (5.94%) Business Analysis
6 5 (4.95%) Process Management
6 5 (4.95%) Change Management
6 5 (4.95%) Asset Management
6 5 (4.95%) ITIL V3
7 4 (3.96%) Data Governance
7 4 (3.96%) CRM
8 3 (2.97%) Service Management
8 3 (2.97%) Content Management
8 3 (2.97%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (2.97%) Change Control
8 3 (2.97%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (2.97%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (1.98%) Application Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.80%) SQL
2 12 (11.88%) Bash Shell
3 9 (8.91%) Java
4 6 (5.94%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.94%) C#
4 6 (5.94%) VB
5 4 (3.96%) Jython
5 4 (3.96%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.96%) T-SQL
5 4 (3.96%) C++
5 4 (3.96%) Perl
6 3 (2.97%) VBA
6 3 (2.97%) Python
6 3 (2.97%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.98%) ABAP
7 2 (1.98%) RPG
8 1 (0.99%) COBOL
8 1 (0.99%) PHP
8 1 (0.99%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (20.79%) Security Cleared
2 17 (16.83%) SC Cleared
3 12 (11.88%) MCSE
3 12 (11.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (5.94%) Degree
5 5 (4.95%) MCITP
6 2 (1.98%) CCNA
6 2 (1.98%) CISSP
6 2 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.99%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.94%) QA
2 3 (2.97%) SLA
2 3 (2.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (9.90%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.92%) VMware ESX
2 8 (7.92%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (6.93%) XenApp
4 6 (5.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.97%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.97%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.98%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.98%) Xen
7 1 (0.99%) NFS
7 1 (0.99%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.99%) Samba
Systems Management
1 7 (6.93%) SCCM
2 6 (5.94%) CA Wily
3 3 (2.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.99%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.99%) Nagios
4 1 (0.99%) OVSD
4 1 (0.99%) SCOM
4 1 (0.99%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 20 (19.80%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.87%) VMware
3 10 (9.90%) Oracle
4 9 (8.91%) Cognos
4 9 (8.91%) Citrix
5 8 (7.92%) CA
5 8 (7.92%) Bloomberg
6 6 (5.94%) Cisco
7 5 (4.95%) Reuters
8 4 (3.96%) Imperva
8 4 (3.96%) AppSense
8 4 (3.96%) Symantec
9 3 (2.97%) Sybase
9 3 (2.97%) SAP
9 3 (2.97%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.97%) Novell
9 3 (2.97%) Wyse
10 2 (1.98%) Barracuda Networks
10 2 (1.98%) LANDesk
10 2 (1.98%) OpenText
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