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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Specialist
Rank 541 551 571
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +20
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 78 67 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.13% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.14% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 47 17
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £273 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £333 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.30% -11.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.50
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
46192 48206 46494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.90% 94.81% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 30537 30869 29074
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1851 1907
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +14 32 £500 - 2
North West +4 16 £490 +26.04%
East of England +23 11 £419 -0.88% 3
South East -1 11 £375 +36.36% 5
South West +4 3 £278 -0.89%
Yorkshire +3 3 £225 -
East Midlands +6 1 £375 - 1
West Midlands -24 1 £325 -13.90%
Applications Specialist
UK

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 31 (25.41%) Windows
2 30 (24.59%) Finance
3 29 (23.77%) SQL
4 25 (20.49%) Migration
5 22 (18.03%) Oracle
6 21 (17.21%) Java
6 21 (17.21%) Banking
7 20 (16.39%) Linux
8 18 (14.75%) SQL Server
8 18 (14.75%) Microsoft
8 18 (14.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (12.30%) Data Centre
9 15 (12.30%) Active Directory
9 15 (12.30%) MS Excel
10 14 (11.48%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (10.66%) Firewall
11 13 (10.66%) Citrix
11 13 (10.66%) .NET
12 12 (9.84%) Windows Server
13 11 (9.02%) XML
13 11 (9.02%) IBM
13 11 (9.02%) Hyper-V
14 10 (8.20%) SUSE
14 10 (8.20%) VMware
15 9 (7.38%) WebSphere
15 9 (7.38%) WebSphere Application Server
15 9 (7.38%) Microsoft Azure
16 8 (6.56%) Middleware
16 8 (6.56%) Microsoft App-V
17 7 (5.74%) Electronic Trading

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 9 (7.38%) WebSphere
1 9 (7.38%) WebSphere Application Server
2 7 (5.74%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.10%) Apache
3 5 (4.10%) IIS
4 4 (3.28%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (2.46%) iPlanet
5 3 (2.46%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 3 (2.46%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.46%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.64%) FileNet
6 2 (1.64%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (1.64%) WebSphere Portal
6 2 (1.64%) WebSphere Process Server
7 1 (0.82%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.82%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.82%) Apache TomEE
7 1 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (12.30%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.92%) MS Office
3 3 (2.46%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (4.10%) HFM
1 5 (4.10%) Hyperion Planning
2 4 (3.28%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (2.46%) ION MarketView
3 3 (2.46%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.64%) assyst
4 2 (1.64%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (1.64%) Primavera
5 1 (0.82%) Magento
5 1 (0.82%) Maximo
5 1 (0.82%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.82%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.64%) Office 365
3 1 (0.82%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.66%) Firewall
2 4 (3.28%) NetScaler
3 3 (2.46%) HTTP
3 3 (2.46%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.64%) DHCP
4 2 (1.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (1.64%) Internet
4 2 (1.64%) Intranet
4 2 (1.64%) LDAP
4 2 (1.64%) Network Security
5 1 (0.82%) DNS
5 1 (0.82%) IPv6
5 1 (0.82%) LAN
5 1 (0.82%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (0.82%) SAN
5 1 (0.82%) VLAN
5 1 (0.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.64%) Big Data
2 2 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (1.64%) Data Mining
2 2 (1.64%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.64%) MS Access
2 2 (1.64%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.82%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (0.82%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.82%) MySQL
3 1 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.82%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.28%) AppScan
2 3 (2.46%) Introscope
3 1 (0.82%) LSMW
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
General
1 30 (24.59%) Finance
2 21 (17.21%) Banking
3 4 (3.28%) Law
3 4 (3.28%) Legal
4 3 (2.46%) Advertising
4 3 (2.46%) Front Office
5 2 (1.64%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.82%) Back Office
6 1 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.66%) .NET
2 11 (9.02%) XML
3 8 (6.56%) Middleware
4 7 (5.74%) J2EE
5 4 (3.28%) HTML
6 3 (2.46%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.46%) JSON
6 3 (2.46%) Web Services
7 2 (1.64%) CSS
7 2 (1.64%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.82%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.82%) Ajax
8 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.82%) IBM Integration Bus
8 1 (0.82%) Java EE
8 1 (0.82%) JDBC
8 1 (0.82%) JMS
8 1 (0.82%) jQuery
8 1 (0.82%) Spring
8 1 (0.82%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.30%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.28%) Fat Client
3 4 (3.28%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.46%) Clustering
4 3 (2.46%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.46%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.64%) CMDB
5 2 (1.64%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.64%) Equities
5 2 (1.64%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.64%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.82%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.82%) FMCG
6 1 (0.82%) iSeries
6 1 (0.82%) Online Gambling
6 1 (0.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 31 (25.41%) Windows
2 20 (16.39%) Linux
3 18 (14.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (11.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (9.84%) Windows Server
6 10 (8.20%) SUSE
7 7 (5.74%) Unix
8 6 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.46%) Android
10 3 (2.46%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.64%) AIX
11 2 (1.64%) CentOS
11 2 (1.64%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.82%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (20.49%) Migration
2 7 (5.74%) Electronic Trading
3 6 (4.92%) Analytics
3 6 (4.92%) ITIL
3 6 (4.92%) Problem Management
4 5 (4.10%) BPMN
4 5 (4.10%) ERP
4 5 (4.10%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (4.10%) Security Testing
4 5 (4.10%) Software Engineering
4 5 (4.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (4.10%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (4.10%) UML
4 5 (4.10%) Web Application Development
5 4 (3.28%) Application Packaging
5 4 (3.28%) Risk Management
6 3 (2.46%) Change Management
6 3 (2.46%) Security Management
6 3 (2.46%) Service Delivery
6 3 (2.46%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.77%) SQL
2 21 (17.21%) Java
3 7 (5.74%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.92%) Perl
5 4 (3.28%) C++
5 4 (3.28%) COBOL
5 4 (3.28%) PHP
5 4 (3.28%) PL/SQL
5 4 (3.28%) VBA
6 3 (2.46%) C#
6 3 (2.46%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.46%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.64%) Jython
8 1 (0.82%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.82%) Python
8 1 (0.82%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (4.92%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.10%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.28%) MOS
4 2 (1.64%) CISM
4 2 (1.64%) CISSP
4 2 (1.64%) Degree
4 2 (1.64%) ISEB
4 2 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.82%) CCA
5 1 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.82%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.10%) SLA
2 1 (0.82%) HL7
2 1 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (12.30%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.02%) Hyper-V
3 8 (6.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (4.10%) XenApp
5 3 (2.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (1.64%) Docker
6 2 (1.64%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.82%) NFS
7 1 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (4.92%) HP Fortify
2 5 (4.10%) SCCM
3 4 (3.28%) SCOM
3 4 (3.28%) TADDM
3 4 (3.28%) Tivoli
3 4 (3.28%) WebInspect
4 3 (2.46%) CA Wily
4 3 (2.46%) Puppet
5 2 (1.64%) Nagios
5 2 (1.64%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.82%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.82%) Kibana
6 1 (0.82%) logstash
Vendors
1 22 (18.03%) Oracle
2 18 (14.75%) Microsoft
3 13 (10.66%) Citrix
4 11 (9.02%) IBM
5 10 (8.20%) VMware
6 5 (4.10%) AppSense
6 5 (4.10%) F5
6 5 (4.10%) Hyperion
7 4 (3.28%) HP
7 4 (3.28%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.28%) Veracode
7 4 (3.28%) Wyse
8 3 (2.46%) CA
8 3 (2.46%) iManage
8 3 (2.46%) ION Trading
8 3 (2.46%) Northgate
8 3 (2.46%) SAP
9 2 (1.64%) Cyber-Ark
9 2 (1.64%) Reuters
9 2 (1.64%) Splunk