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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Specialist
Rank 566 572 550
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -22
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 37 49 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.081% 0.097% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.10% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 37 24
Median daily rate £335 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.23% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
-15.58% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £21.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.13 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
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
43322 47779 48205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.49% 94.87% 93.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 28576 30906 31008
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1509 1853 2022
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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
South East +7 12 £250 -32.43% 3
London -2 10 £425 -22.72% 4
North West +1 5 £325 -23.52%
North East -24 3 £335 -
South West - 2 £325 - 2
East of England +2 1 £300 -14.28% 8
West Midlands -17 1 - - 1
Applications Specialist
UK

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 35 (36.08%) Linux
2 32 (32.99%) Windows
3 24 (24.74%) Security Cleared
3 24 (24.74%) Active Directory
4 23 (23.71%) SQL
5 19 (19.59%) SQL Server
5 19 (19.59%) Unix
6 16 (16.49%) Microsoft
6 16 (16.49%) SC Cleared
6 16 (16.49%) Windows Server
7 15 (15.46%) Java
7 15 (15.46%) Finance
8 14 (14.43%) WebSphere
9 13 (13.40%) WebSphere Application Server
9 13 (13.40%) ITIL
10 11 (11.34%) Oracle
11 10 (10.31%) MS Office
11 10 (10.31%) .NET
11 10 (10.31%) Migration
11 10 (10.31%) DV Cleared
12 9 (9.28%) Test Scripting
12 9 (9.28%) JavaScript
13 8 (8.25%) AIX
13 8 (8.25%) IBM
13 8 (8.25%) Tomcat
13 8 (8.25%) ISEB
13 8 (8.25%) Wireshark
13 8 (8.25%) ISTQB
13 8 (8.25%) Data Centre
14 7 (7.22%) DevOps

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 14 (14.43%) WebSphere
2 13 (13.40%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (8.25%) Tomcat
4 7 (7.22%) SharePoint
5 6 (6.19%) Apache
6 4 (4.12%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (4.12%) IIS
7 3 (3.09%) Apache Solr
7 3 (3.09%) Commerce Server
7 3 (3.09%) MS Exchange
8 2 (2.06%) Alfresco
8 2 (2.06%) Apache TomEE
8 2 (2.06%) FileNet
8 2 (2.06%) JBoss
8 2 (2.06%) OpenStack
8 2 (2.06%) WebLogic
8 2 (2.06%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (2.06%) WebSphere Portal
9 1 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (1.03%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 10 (10.31%) MS Office
2 7 (7.22%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.09%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (6.19%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (5.15%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (3.09%) Fredhopper
4 2 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (2.06%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (2.06%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (1.03%) assyst
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (1.03%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.09%) Office 365
2 2 (2.06%) IaaS
3 1 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.03%) G Suite
3 1 (1.03%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.03%) PaaS
3 1 (1.03%) SaaS
3 1 (1.03%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.25%) Wireshark
2 5 (5.15%) Firewall
3 3 (3.09%) LDAP
4 2 (2.06%) Intranet
4 2 (2.06%) IPv6
4 2 (2.06%) OpenLDAP
4 2 (2.06%) SNMP
4 2 (2.06%) SSL
5 1 (1.03%) DHCP
5 1 (1.03%) DNS
5 1 (1.03%) Internet
5 1 (1.03%) Skype
5 1 (1.03%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.03%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (19.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.12%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (4.12%) DB2
3 3 (3.09%) MySQL
3 3 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.03%) Big Data
5 1 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.03%) GIS
5 1 (1.03%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.03%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.03%) Power BI
5 1 (1.03%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.09%) InstallShield
1 3 (3.09%) MSI
2 2 (2.06%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.06%) PeopleTools
3 1 (1.03%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.03%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.03%) Subversion
3 1 (1.03%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 15 (15.46%) Finance
2 4 (4.12%) Banking
3 3 (3.09%) Front Office
3 3 (3.09%) Investment Banking
3 3 (3.09%) Law
4 1 (1.03%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.31%) .NET
2 7 (7.22%) HTML
3 6 (6.19%) CSS
3 6 (6.19%) JSON
3 6 (6.19%) XML
4 4 (4.12%) Middleware
5 3 (3.09%) Ajax
5 3 (3.09%) HTML5
5 3 (3.09%) IBM Integration Bus
5 3 (3.09%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (3.09%) Worklight
6 2 (2.06%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (2.06%) CSS3
6 2 (2.06%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (2.06%) J2EE
6 2 (2.06%) Java EE
6 2 (2.06%) JMS
6 2 (2.06%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (2.06%) Spring
7 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.25%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.09%) Clustering
2 3 (3.09%) Cryptography
2 3 (3.09%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.06%) Smart Meter
3 2 (2.06%) Statistics
4 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.03%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.03%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.03%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.03%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.03%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.03%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.03%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 35 (36.08%) Linux
2 32 (32.99%) Windows
3 19 (19.59%) Unix
4 16 (16.49%) Windows Server
5 8 (8.25%) AIX
6 6 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (5.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.09%) Windows 10
8 3 (3.09%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.06%) CentOS
9 2 (2.06%) Solaris
9 2 (2.06%) SUSE
9 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.03%) HPUX
10 1 (1.03%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.03%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.40%) ITIL
2 10 (10.31%) Migration
3 9 (9.28%) Test Scripting
4 7 (7.22%) CRM
4 7 (7.22%) DevOps
5 6 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (6.19%) Incident Management
6 5 (5.15%) Change Management
6 5 (5.15%) Problem Management
7 4 (4.12%) Analytics
7 4 (4.12%) Business Analysis
7 4 (4.12%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (4.12%) ERP
7 4 (4.12%) Open Source
8 3 (3.09%) Application Packaging
8 3 (3.09%) E-Commerce
8 3 (3.09%) Mobile First
8 3 (3.09%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (3.09%) Release Management
8 3 (3.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 23 (23.71%) SQL
2 15 (15.46%) Java
3 9 (9.28%) JavaScript
4 7 (7.22%) C
4 7 (7.22%) Perl
5 6 (6.19%) Shell Script
6 4 (4.12%) Bash Shell
6 4 (4.12%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.12%) VB
6 4 (4.12%) VBScript
7 3 (3.09%) C#
7 3 (3.09%) C++
7 3 (3.09%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.09%) VBA
8 2 (2.06%) Jython
9 1 (1.03%) COBOL
9 1 (1.03%) ES6
9 1 (1.03%) PHP
9 1 (1.03%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (24.74%) Security Cleared
2 16 (16.49%) SC Cleared
3 10 (10.31%) DV Cleared
4 8 (8.25%) ISEB
4 8 (8.25%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.09%) MOS
6 2 (2.06%) DBS Check
6 2 (2.06%) Degree
7 1 (1.03%) CISA
7 1 (1.03%) CISM
7 1 (1.03%) CISSP
7 1 (1.03%) CRISC
7 1 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.12%) QA
2 1 (1.03%) Basel III
2 1 (1.03%) COBIT
2 1 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (24.74%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.19%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.09%) XenApp
4 2 (2.06%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.06%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.03%) Docker
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.03%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.03%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (5.15%) Puppet
2 4 (4.12%) SCCM
3 1 (1.03%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 1 (1.03%) Graphite
3 1 (1.03%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.03%) Kibana
3 1 (1.03%) logstash
3 1 (1.03%) Nagios
3 1 (1.03%) Opsview
3 1 (1.03%) OVSD
3 1 (1.03%) SCOM
3 1 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.03%) TADDM
3 1 (1.03%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.03%) WSUS
3 1 (1.03%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 16 (16.49%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.34%) Oracle
3 8 (8.25%) IBM
4 7 (7.22%) VMware
5 6 (6.19%) Citrix
5 6 (6.19%) Red Hat
6 4 (4.12%) AppDynamics
6 4 (4.12%) AppSense
6 4 (4.12%) Hyperion
7 3 (3.09%) HP
7 3 (3.09%) Splunk
8 2 (2.06%) Akamai
8 2 (2.06%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (2.06%) Thales
9 1 (1.03%) Cognos
9 1 (1.03%) Cyber-Ark
9 1 (1.03%) F5
9 1 (1.03%) IFS
9 1 (1.03%) iManage
9 1 (1.03%) ServiceNow
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