The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Specialist
Rank 545 456 535
Rank change year-on-year
-89 +79
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 45 47 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.088% 0.11% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.12% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 31 21
Average daily rate £350 £430 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% -1.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £363 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £275
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47408 39975 51632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29341 23493 29070
Average daily rate £396 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1940 2055 2466
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Applications Specialist
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -34 22 £400 -9.09% 5
South East -13 11 £350 -15.15% 2
North East - 6 £280 - 1
South West - 3 - - 1
Yorkshire -22 1 £450 -14.28%
North West - 1 £300 -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Midlands - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Applications Specialist
UK

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 45 (47.37%) Oracle
2 35 (36.84%) SQL
3 27 (28.42%) Windows
4 25 (26.32%) ITIL
5 23 (24.21%) Finance
6 22 (23.16%) Web Services
7 20 (21.05%) Java
8 18 (18.95%) SQL Server
9 17 (17.89%) Linux
10 15 (15.79%) UNIX
10 15 (15.79%) .NET
11 14 (14.74%) C#
11 14 (14.74%) SAS
12 13 (13.68%) WebLogic
12 13 (13.68%) Windows 7
13 12 (12.63%) Migration
13 12 (12.63%) XML
13 12 (12.63%) J2EE
13 12 (12.63%) Configuration Management
14 11 (11.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 11 (11.58%) PL/SQL
14 11 (11.58%) Oracle Applications
14 11 (11.58%) Oracle Service Bus
14 11 (11.58%) Oracle Database
15 10 (10.53%) Change Control
15 10 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
15 10 (10.53%) WebSphere
15 10 (10.53%) Apache
15 10 (10.53%) LDAP
15 10 (10.53%) Intranet

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (14.74%) SAS
2 13 (13.68%) WebLogic
3 11 (11.58%) Oracle Service Bus
4 10 (10.53%) WebSphere
4 10 (10.53%) Apache
5 9 (9.47%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (7.37%) WebLogic Portal
6 7 (7.37%) SharePoint
6 7 (7.37%) Liferay
7 6 (6.32%) Oracle Coherence
8 4 (4.21%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (3.16%) Node.js
10 2 (2.11%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (2.11%) Tomcat
10 2 (2.11%) IIS
11 1 (1.05%) Documentum
11 1 (1.05%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 5 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.16%) MS Project
2 3 (3.16%) MS Office
3 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (11.58%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (6.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (4.21%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (3.16%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (2.11%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (1.05%) SAP SM
6 1 (1.05%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (1.05%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (1.05%) LatentZero
6 1 (1.05%) Oracle iStore
6 1 (1.05%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (1.05%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (1.05%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.53%) LDAP
1 10 (10.53%) Intranet
1 10 (10.53%) Internet
2 5 (5.26%) SSL
3 4 (4.21%) HTTP
4 3 (3.16%) FTP
5 2 (2.11%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.11%) LAN
5 2 (2.11%) HTTPS
5 2 (2.11%) Firewall
6 1 (1.05%) DNS
6 1 (1.05%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.95%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.58%) Oracle Database
3 10 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (7.37%) Oracle ODI
5 6 (6.32%) Relational Database
6 4 (4.21%) MongoDB
6 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (4.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (4.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (4.21%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (4.21%) EDMS
7 3 (3.16%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (3.16%) MS Access
8 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (1.05%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (1.05%) DTS
9 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) ProC
1 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.05%) IntelliJ
1 1 (1.05%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.05%) StarTeam
1 1 (1.05%) AppScan
1 1 (1.05%) Git (software)
General
1 23 (24.21%) Finance
2 9 (9.47%) Banking
3 3 (3.16%) Law
3 3 (3.16%) Retail
4 2 (2.11%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.05%) Advertising
5 1 (1.05%) Publishing
5 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (23.16%) Web Services
2 15 (15.79%) .NET
3 12 (12.63%) XML
3 12 (12.63%) J2EE
4 9 (9.47%) WSDL
5 8 (8.42%) Spring
5 8 (8.42%) Middleware
6 4 (4.21%) Kafka
7 3 (3.16%) XSLT
8 2 (2.11%) jQuery
8 2 (2.11%) Application Packaging
8 2 (2.11%) SOAP
8 2 (2.11%) HTML
8 2 (2.11%) JDBC
8 2 (2.11%) XSD
8 2 (2.11%) XML Schema
8 2 (2.11%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (1.05%) Classic ASP
9 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.05%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.42%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (6.32%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.16%) HACMP
3 3 (3.16%) Clustering
4 2 (2.11%) DataPower
4 2 (2.11%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.05%) NHS
5 1 (1.05%) PMI
5 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.05%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.05%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.05%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (28.42%) Windows
2 17 (17.89%) Linux
3 15 (15.79%) UNIX
4 13 (13.68%) Windows 7
5 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.16%) zOS
7 2 (2.11%) AIX
7 2 (2.11%) Solaris
7 2 (2.11%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.05%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.32%) ITIL
2 12 (12.63%) Migration
2 12 (12.63%) Configuration Management
3 10 (10.53%) Change Control
4 9 (9.47%) Problem Management
5 8 (8.42%) CRM
5 8 (8.42%) SOA
6 7 (7.37%) MVC
6 7 (7.37%) ITIL V3
6 7 (7.37%) High Availability
6 7 (7.37%) Performance Monitoring
6 7 (7.37%) Dependency Injection
7 6 (6.32%) Data Migration
8 5 (5.26%) Service Management
8 5 (5.26%) ERP
8 5 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (5.26%) Test Scripting
9 4 (4.21%) Risk Management
9 4 (4.21%) Document Management
10 3 (3.16%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (36.84%) SQL
2 20 (21.05%) Java
3 14 (14.74%) C#
4 11 (11.58%) PL/SQL
5 6 (6.32%) C
5 6 (6.32%) T-SQL
6 5 (5.26%) PL/1
6 5 (5.26%) VB.NET
6 5 (5.26%) C++
6 5 (5.26%) COBOL
7 4 (4.21%) Jython
8 3 (3.16%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.11%) XPath
9 2 (2.11%) Python
9 2 (2.11%) VB
10 1 (1.05%) PHP
10 1 (1.05%) VBScript
10 1 (1.05%) VB6
10 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (9.47%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (9.47%) MCSE
1 9 (9.47%) SC Cleared
1 9 (9.47%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.21%) Degree
3 2 (2.11%) MCITP
3 2 (2.11%) ISEB
4 1 (1.05%) CCA
4 1 (1.05%) RHCE
4 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.05%) PMP
4 1 (1.05%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.21%) XenApp
1 4 (4.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (2.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (11.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (4.21%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.11%) CA SiteMinder
3 2 (2.11%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (1.05%) Nagios
4 1 (1.05%) SCCM
4 1 (1.05%) SCOM
4 1 (1.05%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 45 (47.37%) Oracle
2 8 (8.42%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.32%) F5
4 5 (5.26%) Remedy
4 5 (5.26%) IBM
4 5 (5.26%) Curam
5 4 (4.21%) SAP
5 4 (4.21%) Citrix
5 4 (4.21%) Hyperion
6 2 (2.11%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.11%) Reuters
6 2 (2.11%) Primavera
7 1 (1.05%) Charles River
7 1 (1.05%) Borland
7 1 (1.05%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.05%) iSOFT
7 1 (1.05%) HP
7 1 (1.05%) BMC
7 1 (1.05%) Adobe
7 1 (1.05%) JBoss
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