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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Specialist
Rank 532 482 515
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +33
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 34 57 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.069% 0.12% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.13% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 33 22
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£350 £388 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £165 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £500 £654
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £327 £630
% change year-on-year
+8.47% -48.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45701 43157 49006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.65% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 28204 25919 28009
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1841 1967 2542
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.78 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 0 10 £338 -25.00% 4
South East -12 8 £381 +154.16% 5
Yorkshire +1 4 £350 -3.44% 1
South West - 4 £350 -
East Midlands - 3 £300 -
North East - 3 - - 1
North West -2 1 - - 1
West Midlands -23 1 - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
Applications Specialist
UK

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 22 (31.88%) SQL
2 19 (27.54%) Oracle
3 18 (26.09%) ITIL
4 17 (24.64%) Finance
5 14 (20.29%) Windows
6 13 (18.84%) Web Services
7 12 (17.39%) .NET
7 12 (17.39%) Java
7 12 (17.39%) SC Cleared
7 12 (17.39%) Security Cleared
8 10 (14.49%) C#
8 10 (14.49%) Linux
9 9 (13.04%) XML
9 9 (13.04%) Microsoft
9 9 (13.04%) Configuration Management
10 8 (11.59%) SQL Server
10 8 (11.59%) WebSphere Application Server
10 8 (11.59%) WebSphere
11 7 (10.14%) Test Scripting
11 7 (10.14%) Problem Management
11 7 (10.14%) Oracle Service Bus
11 7 (10.14%) PL/SQL
11 7 (10.14%) UNIX
11 7 (10.14%) J2EE
11 7 (10.14%) SOA
11 7 (10.14%) SAS
12 6 (8.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 6 (8.70%) T-SQL
12 6 (8.70%) Banking
13 5 (7.25%) Curam

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (11.59%) WebSphere Application Server
1 8 (11.59%) WebSphere
2 7 (10.14%) SAS
2 7 (10.14%) Oracle Service Bus
3 5 (7.25%) WebLogic
3 5 (7.25%) Apache
4 4 (5.80%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.35%) Oracle Coherence
5 3 (4.35%) Node.js
5 3 (4.35%) WebLogic Portal
5 3 (4.35%) Liferay
6 2 (2.90%) WorkSite
6 2 (2.90%) IIS
7 1 (1.45%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) MS Office
1 2 (2.90%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.90%) Agresso
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.45%) SAP SM
3 1 (1.45%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.80%) Intranet
2 3 (4.35%) LDAP
2 3 (4.35%) FTP
3 2 (2.90%) HTTPS
3 2 (2.90%) Internet
3 2 (2.90%) Firewall
3 2 (2.90%) NAS
4 1 (1.45%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.25%) Oracle ODI
3 4 (5.80%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.80%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (5.80%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.35%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.90%) IDOL
5 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.45%) DTS
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.45%) MSI
1 1 (1.45%) AdminStudio
1 1 (1.45%) StarTeam
General
1 17 (24.64%) Finance
2 6 (8.70%) Banking
3 3 (4.35%) Back Office
3 3 (4.35%) Legal
4 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.90%) Electronics
4 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.90%) Marketing
4 2 (2.90%) French Language
4 2 (2.90%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.45%) Retail
5 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.45%) Advertising
5 1 (1.45%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.84%) Web Services
2 12 (17.39%) .NET
3 9 (13.04%) XML
4 7 (10.14%) J2EE
5 5 (7.25%) WSDL
6 4 (5.80%) Middleware
7 3 (4.35%) Spring
7 3 (4.35%) WCF
7 3 (4.35%) WF
7 3 (4.35%) AppFabric
7 3 (4.35%) Kafka
8 2 (2.90%) SOAP
9 1 (1.45%) HTML
9 1 (1.45%) XSLT
9 1 (1.45%) Classic ASP
9 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.45%) CSS
9 1 (1.45%) jQuery
9 1 (1.45%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.45%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.35%) Mainframe
2 2 (2.90%) DTV
2 2 (2.90%) SWIFT
2 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.45%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.45%) NHS
3 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.45%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.45%) VAX
3 1 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.45%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.29%) Windows
2 10 (14.49%) Linux
3 7 (10.14%) UNIX
4 4 (5.80%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.90%) zOS
6 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.45%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.09%) ITIL
2 9 (13.04%) Configuration Management
3 7 (10.14%) SOA
3 7 (10.14%) Problem Management
3 7 (10.14%) Test Scripting
4 5 (7.25%) Migration
5 4 (5.80%) Project Management
5 4 (5.80%) High Availability
5 4 (5.80%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (4.35%) Change Management
6 3 (4.35%) MVC
6 3 (4.35%) Dependency Injection
7 2 (2.90%) ITIL V3
7 2 (2.90%) Data Architecture
7 2 (2.90%) Release Management
7 2 (2.90%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (2.90%) Document Management
7 2 (2.90%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.90%) ETL
7 2 (2.90%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 22 (31.88%) SQL
2 12 (17.39%) Java
3 10 (14.49%) C#
4 7 (10.14%) PL/SQL
5 6 (8.70%) T-SQL
6 5 (7.25%) C++
6 5 (7.25%) COBOL
6 5 (7.25%) C
6 5 (7.25%) VB.NET
6 5 (7.25%) PL/1
7 2 (2.90%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.90%) AWK
7 2 (2.90%) Korn
7 2 (2.90%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.90%) sed
7 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.45%) Perl
8 1 (1.45%) VBScript
8 1 (1.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (17.39%) SC Cleared
1 12 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.35%) MCSE
3 1 (1.45%) CCA
3 1 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.45%) CCEA
3 1 (1.45%) Degree
3 1 (1.45%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (4.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.45%) XenApp
2 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (8.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (2.90%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.90%) WMI
2 2 (2.90%) SCCM
3 1 (1.45%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 19 (27.54%) Oracle
2 9 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.25%) Curam
4 3 (4.35%) SAP
4 3 (4.35%) HP
5 2 (2.90%) Citrix
5 2 (2.90%) ILOG
5 2 (2.90%) Sun
5 2 (2.90%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.90%) Reuters
5 2 (2.90%) AppSense
6 1 (1.45%) Remedy
6 1 (1.45%) Charles River
6 1 (1.45%) Open Text
6 1 (1.45%) RedDot
6 1 (1.45%) VMware
6 1 (1.45%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.45%) iSOFT
6 1 (1.45%) thinkFolio
6 1 (1.45%) F5
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