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 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Specialist
Rank 546 495 516
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +21
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 37 62 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.073% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 38 28
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£350 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £220 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £500 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £331 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.82% -5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
47122 45147 49346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.47% 92.76% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29091 27426 28362
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1866 1971 2486
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.96 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 August 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 22 August 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 +2 15 £388 -13.88% 4
South East -13 6 £374 +19.60% 3
Yorkshire +1 4 £343 -5.51% 1
North East - 4 - - 2
East Midlands - 3 £300 -
South West - 3 £350 -
West Midlands -24 1 - - 1
North West - 1 - - 1
East of England - - - -
Applications Specialist
UK

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 21 (32.31%) SQL
2 18 (27.69%) Finance
3 15 (23.08%) Windows
4 13 (20.00%) Web Services
5 12 (18.46%) Oracle
6 11 (16.92%) ITIL
7 10 (15.38%) Microsoft
8 9 (13.85%) XML
8 9 (13.85%) Linux
8 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
9 8 (12.31%) WebSphere Application Server
9 8 (12.31%) J2EE
9 8 (12.31%) SOA
9 8 (12.31%) WebSphere
10 7 (10.77%) Oracle Service Bus
10 7 (10.77%) Migration
10 7 (10.77%) Java
10 7 (10.77%) PL/SQL
10 7 (10.77%) .NET
11 6 (9.23%) UNIX
11 6 (9.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 6 (9.23%) Banking
11 6 (9.23%) SC Cleared
11 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
11 6 (9.23%) Oracle ODI
12 5 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (7.69%) Configuration Management
12 5 (7.69%) Project Management
12 5 (7.69%) Middleware
12 5 (7.69%) SharePoint

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (12.31%) WebSphere Application Server
1 8 (12.31%) WebSphere
2 7 (10.77%) Oracle Service Bus
3 5 (7.69%) SharePoint
4 4 (6.15%) WebLogic
4 4 (6.15%) Apache
5 3 (4.62%) Oracle Coherence
5 3 (4.62%) Node.js
5 3 (4.62%) Liferay
5 3 (4.62%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (3.08%) WorkSite
7 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.54%) CICS
7 1 (1.54%) IIS
7 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.54%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) MS Office
1 2 (3.08%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Agresso
2 2 (3.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.54%) Markit EDM
3 1 (1.54%) LatentZero
3 1 (1.54%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.54%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.54%) Route 53
1 1 (1.54%) SaaS
1 1 (1.54%) CloudFront
1 1 (1.54%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (1.54%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.15%) LDAP
2 3 (4.62%) FTP
3 2 (3.08%) HTTPS
3 2 (3.08%) Firewall
3 2 (3.08%) NAS
4 1 (1.54%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.54%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (1.54%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.54%) HTTP
4 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.54%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.23%) Oracle ODI
3 5 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (4.62%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (4.62%) MongoDB
5 3 (4.62%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.08%) IDOL
6 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.54%) MySQL
7 1 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Maven
1 1 (1.54%) MSI
1 1 (1.54%) AdminStudio
1 1 (1.54%) Ant
General
1 18 (27.69%) Finance
2 6 (9.23%) Banking
3 4 (6.15%) Back Office
4 3 (4.62%) French Language
4 3 (4.62%) Legal
5 2 (3.08%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.08%) Electronics
5 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.08%) Marketing
6 1 (1.54%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.54%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.54%) Advertising
6 1 (1.54%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.00%) Web Services
2 9 (13.85%) XML
3 8 (12.31%) J2EE
4 7 (10.77%) .NET
5 5 (7.69%) Middleware
6 4 (6.15%) SOAP
6 4 (6.15%) WSDL
6 4 (6.15%) AppFabric
6 4 (6.15%) WCF
6 4 (6.15%) WF
7 3 (4.62%) Kafka
7 3 (4.62%) Spring
8 2 (3.08%) Application Packaging
9 1 (1.54%) REST
9 1 (1.54%) Java EE
9 1 (1.54%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.62%) SWIFT
1 3 (4.62%) Mainframe
2 2 (3.08%) DTV
3 1 (1.54%) CMDB
3 1 (1.54%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.54%) iSeries
3 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.54%) VAX
3 1 (1.54%) PKI
3 1 (1.54%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.54%) NHS
3 1 (1.54%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.08%) Windows
2 9 (13.85%) Linux
3 6 (9.23%) UNIX
4 4 (6.15%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.08%) zOS
6 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.54%) VMS
7 1 (1.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.92%) ITIL
2 8 (12.31%) SOA
3 7 (10.77%) Migration
4 5 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 5 (7.69%) Project Management
5 4 (6.15%) Change Management
5 4 (6.15%) Information Security
6 3 (4.62%) Release Management
6 3 (4.62%) Dependency Injection
6 3 (4.62%) High Availability
6 3 (4.62%) Incident Management
6 3 (4.62%) MVC
6 3 (4.62%) ERP
7 2 (3.08%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (3.08%) Asset Management
7 2 (3.08%) Document Management
7 2 (3.08%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (3.08%) Programme Management
7 2 (3.08%) Analytics
7 2 (3.08%) ETRM
Programming Languages
1 21 (32.31%) SQL
2 7 (10.77%) Java
2 7 (10.77%) PL/SQL
3 5 (7.69%) C#
4 4 (6.15%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.08%) Korn
5 2 (3.08%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.08%) AWK
5 2 (3.08%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.08%) sed
6 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.54%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (9.23%) SC Cleared
1 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.54%) CCAA
2 1 (1.54%) Degree
2 1 (1.54%) CCA
2 1 (1.54%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (1.54%) CCEA
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.54%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) SLA
2 2 (3.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (6.15%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (4.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (3.08%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.08%) XenApp
4 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.54%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (9.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (4.62%) SCCM
2 3 (4.62%) Tivoli
3 2 (3.08%) WMI
4 1 (1.54%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 12 (18.46%) Oracle
2 10 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.62%) Citrix
3 3 (4.62%) Reuters
4 2 (3.08%) SAP
4 2 (3.08%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.08%) Remedy
4 2 (3.08%) Charles River
4 2 (3.08%) ILOG
4 2 (3.08%) Sun
4 2 (3.08%) HP
4 2 (3.08%) AppSense
5 1 (1.54%) thinkFolio
5 1 (1.54%) SimCorp
5 1 (1.54%) VMware
5 1 (1.54%) Lotus
5 1 (1.54%) iSOFT