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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Specialist
Rank 512 535 500
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -35
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 63 28 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.058% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.063% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 11 28
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£379 £360 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.20% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £514 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £367 £290
% change year-on-year
-7.33% +26.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.00 -
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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
46002 44397 41390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.44% 92.72% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 29583 27602 24612
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £234 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1748 1803 1983
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.54 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 6 July 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
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 6 July 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 +24 28 £406 +16.07% 4
South East -6 14 £275 -26.66% 8
West Midlands - 8 £354 - 2
Yorkshire -21 5 - -
East of England - 4 £423 - 1
South West -7 3 £280 +1.81% 1
North West -16 1 £378 -
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Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 47 (41.59%) Windows
2 33 (29.20%) Linux
3 32 (28.32%) SQL
4 29 (25.66%) Finance
5 27 (23.89%) Microsoft
6 26 (23.01%) SQL Server
7 22 (19.47%) Migration
7 22 (19.47%) WebSphere
8 20 (17.70%) WebSphere Application Server
8 20 (17.70%) ITIL
9 19 (16.81%) UNIX
10 17 (15.04%) VMware
11 16 (14.16%) Security Cleared
11 16 (14.16%) IIS
12 15 (13.27%) MS Excel
12 15 (13.27%) Banking
13 14 (12.39%) SC Cleared
13 14 (12.39%) CA
14 13 (11.50%) Oracle
14 13 (11.50%) Windows Server 2008
15 12 (10.62%) Front Office
15 12 (10.62%) Introscope
15 12 (10.62%) AIX
15 12 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (10.62%) CA Wily
16 11 (9.73%) Solaris
16 11 (9.73%) .NET
16 11 (9.73%) Java
17 10 (8.85%) DB2
17 10 (8.85%) Citrix

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 22 (19.47%) WebSphere
2 20 (17.70%) WebSphere Application Server
3 16 (14.16%) IIS
4 10 (8.85%) CICS
5 8 (7.08%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (7.08%) Tomcat
6 7 (6.19%) WebSphere Process Server
6 7 (6.19%) WebSphere Portal
7 5 (4.42%) Lync
7 5 (4.42%) SAS
8 4 (3.54%) SharePoint
8 4 (3.54%) Oracle Application Server
9 3 (2.65%) LiveLink
9 3 (2.65%) Apache
10 2 (1.77%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.88%) JBoss
11 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.88%) Liferay
11 1 (0.88%) FileNet
Applications
1 15 (13.27%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.31%) MS Office
3 2 (1.77%) Final Cut Pro
4 1 (0.88%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (4.42%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.77%) Summit
4 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.88%) BASE24
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.88%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.88%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.77%) Office 365
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.31%) LAN
1 6 (5.31%) WAN
1 6 (5.31%) Intranet
1 6 (5.31%) Internet
1 6 (5.31%) Firewall
2 5 (4.42%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.54%) VPN
3 4 (3.54%) DNS
4 2 (1.77%) PBX
4 2 (1.77%) VoIP
4 2 (1.77%) IP Telephony
4 2 (1.77%) SAN
5 1 (0.88%) DMZ
5 1 (0.88%) FTP
5 1 (0.88%) NAS
5 1 (0.88%) LDAP
5 1 (0.88%) ATM
5 1 (0.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (23.01%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.85%) DB2
3 9 (7.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (7.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (7.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (3.54%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.65%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.88%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.88%) MySQL
7 1 (0.88%) OLAP
7 1 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.88%) DTS
7 1 (0.88%) OLTP
7 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.88%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (10.62%) Introscope
2 5 (4.42%) MSI
3 3 (2.65%) AdminStudio
4 2 (1.77%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (25.66%) Finance
2 15 (13.27%) Banking
3 12 (10.62%) Front Office
4 6 (5.31%) Investment Banking
5 5 (4.42%) Retail
6 4 (3.54%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.54%) Legal
7 3 (2.65%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.65%) Publishing
8 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.88%) Marketing
8 1 (0.88%) Turkish Language
8 1 (0.88%) Electronics
8 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.88%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.73%) .NET
2 8 (7.08%) Web Services
3 6 (5.31%) XML
3 6 (5.31%) HTML
3 6 (5.31%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (1.77%) WCF
4 2 (1.77%) Application Packaging
4 2 (1.77%) SOAP
4 2 (1.77%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.77%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.88%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.88%) Java EE
5 1 (0.88%) CSS
5 1 (0.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.85%) LPAR
3 8 (7.08%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (5.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (3.54%) Equities
5 4 (3.54%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.65%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.65%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.65%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.65%) DataPower
7 2 (1.77%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.77%) Clustering
7 2 (1.77%) Statistics
7 2 (1.77%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.77%) Wiki
7 2 (1.77%) IVR
8 1 (0.88%) Tandem
8 1 (0.88%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.88%) PKI
8 1 (0.88%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 47 (41.59%) Windows
2 33 (29.20%) Linux
3 19 (16.81%) UNIX
4 13 (11.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (10.62%) AIX
6 11 (9.73%) Solaris
7 10 (8.85%) zOS
7 10 (8.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (6.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (6.19%) Windows 7
9 6 (5.31%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.77%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.77%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.77%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.88%) OS/400
11 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.88%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (19.47%) Migration
2 20 (17.70%) ITIL
3 9 (7.96%) CRM
4 8 (7.08%) Analytics
4 8 (7.08%) Performance Monitoring
5 7 (6.19%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (6.19%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (6.19%) Problem Management
6 6 (5.31%) Workflow
7 5 (4.42%) Business Analysis
7 5 (4.42%) Service Management
7 5 (4.42%) Change Management
8 4 (3.54%) Process Management
8 4 (3.54%) System Testing
8 4 (3.54%) ITIL V3
9 3 (2.65%) Data Governance
9 3 (2.65%) Change Control
9 3 (2.65%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (2.65%) Electronic Trading
9 3 (2.65%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 32 (28.32%) SQL
2 11 (9.73%) Java
3 10 (8.85%) Jython
4 9 (7.96%) Bash Shell
5 7 (6.19%) C#
6 6 (5.31%) PowerShell
7 5 (4.42%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.54%) Perl
8 4 (3.54%) T-SQL
8 4 (3.54%) VB
8 4 (3.54%) VBA
8 4 (3.54%) Python
9 3 (2.65%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.65%) C++
10 2 (1.77%) ABAP
11 1 (0.88%) COBOL
11 1 (0.88%) VBScript
11 1 (0.88%) PHP
11 1 (0.88%) RPG
Qualifications
1 16 (14.16%) Security Cleared
2 14 (12.39%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (7.96%) MCSE
4 8 (7.08%) Degree
5 5 (4.42%) MCITP
6 2 (1.77%) CCNA
6 2 (1.77%) CISSP
6 2 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.54%) QA
2 3 (2.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.77%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (7.96%) VMware ESX
2 7 (6.19%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (6.19%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.54%) XenApp
4 3 (2.65%) XenDesktop
4 3 (2.65%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.77%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.77%) Xen
6 1 (0.88%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.88%) Samba
6 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.88%) vCloud
6 1 (0.88%) Docker
6 1 (0.88%) NFS
Systems Management
1 12 (10.62%) CA Wily
2 9 (7.96%) SCCM
3 3 (2.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.88%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.88%) SCOM
4 1 (0.88%) Puppet
4 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.88%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.88%) Nagios
4 1 (0.88%) OVSD
4 1 (0.88%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 27 (23.89%) Microsoft
2 17 (15.04%) VMware
3 14 (12.39%) CA
4 13 (11.50%) Oracle
5 10 (8.85%) Citrix
6 8 (7.08%) Cisco
7 7 (6.19%) Bloomberg
8 6 (5.31%) Cognos
9 5 (4.42%) Reuters
10 4 (3.54%) PeopleSoft
10 4 (3.54%) Symantec
10 4 (3.54%) AppSense
10 4 (3.54%) Imperva
11 3 (2.65%) Wyse
11 3 (2.65%) OpenText
11 3 (2.65%) SAP
11 3 (2.65%) Sybase
11 3 (2.65%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.77%) HP
12 2 (1.77%) F5
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