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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Specialist
Rank 514 488 475
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -13
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 43 51 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.094% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 28 30
Average daily rate
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£425 £357 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.96% -13.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £440 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +46.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -24.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.35 £14.25 £22.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.06 £23.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.68 £14.25 -
% change year-on-year
+52.10% -
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
42131 41322 38316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.43% 92.67% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26842 25081 22205
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1651 1833 2326
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.09 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Specialist across the England region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Applications Specialist Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 January 2015. 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 -8 17 £425 +19.88% 10
South East -3 16 £425 - 1
South West - 4 - -
West Midlands +2 2 £325 -18.75% 3
Yorkshire - 2 - - 2
East Midlands - 1 £425 - 3
North West - 1 £400 - 3
East of England - - - -
Applications Specialist
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Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 48 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 41 (35.96%) MS Excel
3 40 (35.09%) MS Office
3 40 (35.09%) E-Learning
3 40 (35.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 40 (35.09%) Spreadsheet
4 23 (20.18%) Linux
5 18 (15.79%) SQL
6 17 (14.91%) Security Cleared
7 16 (14.04%) SQL Server
7 16 (14.04%) Windows
8 15 (13.16%) Finance
9 13 (11.40%) SC Cleared
10 12 (10.53%) WebSphere
10 12 (10.53%) WebSphere Application Server
11 10 (8.77%) Bash Shell
12 9 (7.89%) ITIL
12 9 (7.89%) Oracle
12 9 (7.89%) .NET
13 8 (7.02%) WAN
14 7 (6.14%) Active Directory
14 7 (6.14%) Cognos
14 7 (6.14%) Web Services
14 7 (6.14%) Workflow
14 7 (6.14%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (6.14%) Analytics
15 6 (5.26%) Application Packaging
15 6 (5.26%) Migration
15 6 (5.26%) XML
15 6 (5.26%) SLA

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 12 (10.53%) WebSphere
1 12 (10.53%) WebSphere Application Server
2 5 (4.39%) IIS
3 2 (1.75%) AquaLogic
3 2 (1.75%) FileNet
3 2 (1.75%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.75%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.88%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 41 (35.96%) MS Excel
2 40 (35.09%) MS Office
2 40 (35.09%) MS PowerPoint
2 40 (35.09%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (3.51%) Final Cut Pro
4 2 (1.75%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.88%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.88%) Agresso
2 1 (0.88%) SAP EHS
2 1 (0.88%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.88%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.88%) FLEXCUBE
2 1 (0.88%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.88%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.88%) CloudFront
1 1 (0.88%) Route 53
1 1 (0.88%) IaaS
1 1 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.02%) WAN
2 5 (4.39%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.51%) IP Telephony
3 4 (3.51%) LAN
3 4 (3.51%) PBX
3 4 (3.51%) VoIP
4 3 (2.63%) LDAP
4 3 (2.63%) FTP
5 2 (1.75%) Asterisk PBX
5 2 (1.75%) ISDN
5 2 (1.75%) Firewall
6 1 (0.88%) HTTP
6 1 (0.88%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.88%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.88%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.63%) MySQL
3 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.88%) Ingres
5 1 (0.88%) Adabas
5 1 (0.88%) Informix
5 1 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.88%) UniData
5 1 (0.88%) Easytrieve
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (4.39%) MSI
2 3 (2.63%) Ant
3 1 (0.88%) Toad
3 1 (0.88%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.88%) Maven
General
1 15 (13.16%) Finance
2 5 (4.39%) Publishing
3 4 (3.51%) Banking
3 4 (3.51%) Retail
3 4 (3.51%) Legal
3 4 (3.51%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.63%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Advertising
5 1 (0.88%) Front Office
5 1 (0.88%) Back Office
5 1 (0.88%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.88%) French Language
5 1 (0.88%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.89%) .NET
2 7 (6.14%) Web Services
3 6 (5.26%) Application Packaging
3 6 (5.26%) XML
4 5 (4.39%) SOAP
4 5 (4.39%) Middleware
5 4 (3.51%) J2EE
6 2 (1.75%) AppFabric
6 2 (1.75%) JNDI
6 2 (1.75%) WCF
6 2 (1.75%) WF
6 2 (1.75%) JDBC
6 2 (1.75%) HTML
6 2 (1.75%) JMS
7 1 (0.88%) XML-RPC
7 1 (0.88%) RESTful
7 1 (0.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 40 (35.09%) E-Learning
2 4 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.51%) IVR
3 3 (2.63%) Statistics
3 3 (2.63%) SWIFT
4 2 (1.75%) Derivative
4 2 (1.75%) iSeries
4 2 (1.75%) DataPower
4 2 (1.75%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.75%) Wiki
4 2 (1.75%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.88%) Equities
5 1 (0.88%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.88%) Clustering
5 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.88%) CMDB
5 1 (0.88%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.88%) PKI
5 1 (0.88%) Open Source
5 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 23 (20.18%) Linux
2 16 (14.04%) Windows
3 5 (4.39%) UNIX
4 4 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.51%) Mac OS X
5 3 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.63%) Mac OS X Server
5 3 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.75%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.88%) AIX
7 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (7.89%) ITIL
2 7 (6.14%) Workflow
2 7 (6.14%) Analytics
3 6 (5.26%) Migration
4 5 (4.39%) Information Security
4 5 (4.39%) OWASP
4 5 (4.39%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (4.39%) Asset Management
5 4 (3.51%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (3.51%) BCP
5 4 (3.51%) SOA
6 3 (2.63%) Change Management
6 3 (2.63%) Content Management
6 3 (2.63%) Incident Management
7 2 (1.75%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (1.75%) Data Governance
7 2 (1.75%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (1.75%) Capacity Management
7 2 (1.75%) Telemarketing
7 2 (1.75%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (15.79%) SQL
2 10 (8.77%) Bash Shell
3 5 (4.39%) Java
4 4 (3.51%) Shell Script
4 4 (3.51%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.51%) VB
5 3 (2.63%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.63%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.75%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 2 (1.75%) RPG
6 2 (1.75%) C#
6 2 (1.75%) COBOL
7 1 (0.88%) C++
7 1 (0.88%) Perl
7 1 (0.88%) UniBasic
7 1 (0.88%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 17 (14.91%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.40%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.39%) Degree
4 4 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.51%) CCNA
4 4 (3.51%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.26%) SLA
2 5 (4.39%) QA
2 5 (4.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (6.14%) Active Directory
1 7 (6.14%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (4.39%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (2.63%) SCCM
2 2 (1.75%) OpenView
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.88%) Nagios
3 1 (0.88%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.88%) SCOM
3 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 48 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.89%) Oracle
3 7 (6.14%) Cognos
4 4 (3.51%) Novell
4 4 (3.51%) Cisco
5 3 (2.63%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.63%) Citrix
5 3 (2.63%) Reuters
5 3 (2.63%) Bloomberg
6 2 (1.75%) Imperva
6 2 (1.75%) LANDesk
6 2 (1.75%) Informatica
6 2 (1.75%) ILOG
6 2 (1.75%) Sybase
6 2 (1.75%) HP
7 1 (0.88%) Intel
7 1 (0.88%) Temenos
7 1 (0.88%) SAP
7 1 (0.88%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.88%) AppSense
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