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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Specialist
UK / England
Rank 540 546 547
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 37 43 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.088% 0.091% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.096% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 28 29
Median daily rate £420 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-11.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £17.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 £21.68
% change year-on-year
- -7.72%

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
39800 44770 45194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.70% 95.09% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 26166 29219 28232
Median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1406 1507 1784
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.08 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £48.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +14 13 £450 -10.00% 3
South East +24 12 £355 -15.47% 4
North West +16 3 £428 +0.58%
Yorkshire - 2 £355 - 1
South West -4 1 £325 +4.00%
East of England -8 1 £425 +60.37%
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Applications Specialist
UK

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 28 (40.00%) Linux
2 22 (31.43%) Windows
3 21 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 19 (27.14%) SC Cleared
5 17 (24.29%) Microsoft
6 16 (22.86%) SQL
7 15 (21.43%) WebSphere
8 14 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
8 14 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 13 (18.57%) Active Directory
10 11 (15.71%) Data Centre
10 11 (15.71%) ITIL
11 10 (14.29%) Tomcat
12 9 (12.86%) Migration
12 9 (12.86%) Windows Server
13 8 (11.43%) Finance
13 8 (11.43%) SharePoint
13 8 (11.43%) Red Hat
13 8 (11.43%) Unix
13 8 (11.43%) IIS
14 7 (10.00%) Oracle
14 7 (10.00%) AIX
14 7 (10.00%) JBoss
14 7 (10.00%) IBM
14 7 (10.00%) Apache
15 6 (8.57%) XML
15 6 (8.57%) MS Excel
15 6 (8.57%) CRM
15 6 (8.57%) ERP
15 6 (8.57%) MS Office

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 15 (21.43%) WebSphere
2 14 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (14.29%) Tomcat
4 8 (11.43%) IIS
4 8 (11.43%) SharePoint
5 7 (10.00%) Apache
5 7 (10.00%) JBoss
6 5 (7.14%) Apache Geronimo
6 5 (7.14%) Apache TomEE
6 5 (7.14%) MS Exchange
7 3 (4.29%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (4.29%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (4.29%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (4.29%) Skype for Business
8 2 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (2.86%) Commerce Server
8 2 (2.86%) Drupal
8 2 (2.86%) IBM Notes
8 2 (2.86%) OpenStack
9 1 (1.43%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 6 (8.57%) MS Excel
1 6 (8.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.86%) Fredhopper
2 2 (2.86%) SAP CO
2 2 (2.86%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.86%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.71%) IaaS
1 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (5.71%) Office 365
2 3 (4.29%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (4.29%) OneDrive
2 3 (4.29%) Yammer
3 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.43%) G Suite
3 1 (1.43%) PaaS
3 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.14%) DNS
1 5 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.29%) Skype
2 3 (4.29%) Unified Communications
3 2 (2.86%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.43%) DHCP
4 1 (1.43%) Internet
4 1 (1.43%) LDAP
4 1 (1.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (4.29%) DB2
3 3 (4.29%) Power BI
4 2 (2.86%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.43%) GIS
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (1.43%) JIRA
1 1 (1.43%) MSI
General
1 8 (11.43%) Finance
2 3 (4.29%) Banking
2 3 (4.29%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.43%) Billing
3 1 (1.43%) Front Office
3 1 (1.43%) Law
3 1 (1.43%) Legal
3 1 (1.43%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.57%) XML
2 5 (7.14%) .NET
2 5 (7.14%) IBM Integration Bus
2 5 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (5.71%) MSMQ
4 3 (4.29%) CSS
4 3 (4.29%) HTML
4 3 (4.29%) SOAP
5 2 (2.86%) Ajax
5 2 (2.86%) JSON
5 2 (2.86%) Worklight
6 1 (1.43%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.43%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (1.43%) Apache Camel
6 1 (1.43%) JMS
6 1 (1.43%) Middleware
6 1 (1.43%) REST
6 1 (1.43%) RESTful
6 1 (1.43%) Web Services
6 1 (1.43%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.71%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.86%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.86%) Hedge funds
3 2 (2.86%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.43%) Clustering
4 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.43%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.43%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.43%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.43%) PKI
4 1 (1.43%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (40.00%) Linux
2 22 (31.43%) Windows
3 9 (12.86%) Windows Server
4 8 (11.43%) Unix
5 7 (10.00%) AIX
6 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.43%) CentOS
9 1 (1.43%) HPUX
9 1 (1.43%) Solaris
9 1 (1.43%) SUSE
9 1 (1.43%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.43%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.71%) ITIL
2 9 (12.86%) Migration
3 6 (8.57%) CRM
3 6 (8.57%) ERP
3 6 (8.57%) Open Source
4 5 (7.14%) Analytics
5 4 (5.71%) Business Analysis
6 3 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (4.29%) DevOps
6 3 (4.29%) Identity Management
6 3 (4.29%) Investment Management
6 3 (4.29%) ITIL V3
6 3 (4.29%) Portfolio Management
6 3 (4.29%) Presales
6 3 (4.29%) Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (4.29%) Wealth Management
7 2 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (2.86%) Mobile First
7 2 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (2.86%) Personalization
Programming Languages
1 16 (22.86%) SQL
2 6 (8.57%) Bash Shell
2 6 (8.57%) Shell Script
3 4 (5.71%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.29%) Java
4 3 (4.29%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.86%) C
5 2 (2.86%) C#
5 2 (2.86%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.43%) COBOL
6 1 (1.43%) JCL
6 1 (1.43%) PHP
6 1 (1.43%) VB
6 1 (1.43%) VBA
6 1 (1.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (27.14%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.71%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.86%) Degree
4 2 (2.86%) ISEB
4 2 (2.86%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.43%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (18.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.71%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.86%) XenApp
4 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.43%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.43%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.43%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) SCCM
2 1 (1.43%) Ansible
2 1 (1.43%) BladeLogic
2 1 (1.43%) HP SIM
2 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.43%) OVSD
2 1 (1.43%) Puppet
2 1 (1.43%) SCOM
2 1 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (24.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.43%) Red Hat
3 7 (10.00%) IBM
3 7 (10.00%) Oracle
4 4 (5.71%) AppSense
4 4 (5.71%) Citrix
4 4 (5.71%) Hyperion
5 3 (4.29%) AppDynamics
5 3 (4.29%) HP
5 3 (4.29%) VMware
6 2 (2.86%) Lotus
6 2 (2.86%) SAP
6 2 (2.86%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.86%) Splunk
7 1 (1.43%) Dell
7 1 (1.43%) Google
7 1 (1.43%) NetApp
7 1 (1.43%) Novell
7 1 (1.43%) Pega
7 1 (1.43%) SolarWinds