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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Specialist
Rank 528 511 474
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -37
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 48 49 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.098% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 29 27
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£400 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £272 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £432 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £15.88 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.97% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.25 -
Applications Specialist
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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
45333 44161 38662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.44% 92.46% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 27997 26983 22727
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £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 1804 1877 2051
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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
South East -11 20 £300 -14.28% 1
London 0 18 £438 +7.69% 12
Yorkshire -8 3 £430 -4.44% 7
East of England +12 2 £450 - 3
South West -8 2 £240 - 2
North West -20 1 £400 +33.33%
West Midlands - 1 £325 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £425 -
North East - - - -
Applications Specialist
UK

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 24 (29.63%) Linux
2 21 (25.93%) Security Cleared
3 18 (22.22%) Windows
4 16 (19.75%) SC Cleared
4 16 (19.75%) WebSphere
5 15 (18.52%) SQL Server
5 15 (18.52%) Microsoft
5 15 (18.52%) Finance
6 14 (17.28%) WebSphere Application Server
7 13 (16.05%) SQL
8 12 (14.81%) ITIL
8 12 (14.81%) Bash Shell
9 10 (12.35%) .NET
10 9 (11.11%) Oracle
10 9 (11.11%) WAN
10 9 (11.11%) MCSE
10 9 (11.11%) Cognos
10 9 (11.11%) Workflow
10 9 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (11.11%) Analytics
11 8 (9.88%) MSI
12 7 (8.64%) Active Directory
12 7 (8.64%) Web Services
12 7 (8.64%) UNIX
12 7 (8.64%) QA
13 6 (7.41%) Problem Management
13 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (7.41%) IIS
13 6 (7.41%) VB
13 6 (7.41%) Bloomberg

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 16 (19.75%) WebSphere
2 14 (17.28%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (7.41%) IIS
4 5 (6.17%) SAS
5 4 (4.94%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (2.47%) FileNet
Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Final Cut Pro
2 3 (3.70%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.47%) SPSS
4 1 (1.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (7.41%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.23%) FLEXCUBE
2 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.23%) SAP EHS
2 1 (1.23%) thinkFolio
2 1 (1.23%) Temenos T24
2 1 (1.23%) SAP GRC
2 1 (1.23%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.23%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.23%) CODA-Financials
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.11%) WAN
2 5 (6.17%) LAN
2 5 (6.17%) TCP/IP
2 5 (6.17%) Intranet
2 5 (6.17%) Internet
3 4 (4.94%) Firewall
3 4 (4.94%) IP Telephony
3 4 (4.94%) PBX
3 4 (4.94%) VoIP
4 3 (3.70%) FTP
5 2 (2.47%) ISDN
5 2 (2.47%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (1.23%) NAS
6 1 (1.23%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.23%) VPN
6 1 (1.23%) DNS
6 1 (1.23%) SSL
6 1 (1.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.47%) MySQL
5 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.23%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.23%) OLAP
5 1 (1.23%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.23%) Informix
5 1 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.23%) DTS
5 1 (1.23%) Ingres
5 1 (1.23%) Adabas
5 1 (1.23%) OLTP
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.23%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 8 (9.88%) MSI
2 2 (2.47%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.23%) Toad
General
1 15 (18.52%) Finance
2 5 (6.17%) Front Office
2 5 (6.17%) Publishing
2 5 (6.17%) Retail
3 4 (4.94%) Banking
3 4 (4.94%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.94%) Legal
4 3 (3.70%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.23%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.23%) Advertising
5 1 (1.23%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.35%) .NET
2 7 (8.64%) Web Services
3 5 (6.17%) Application Packaging
4 4 (4.94%) XML
5 3 (3.70%) HTML
5 3 (3.70%) SOAP
6 2 (2.47%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (2.47%) WCF
7 1 (1.23%) RESTful
7 1 (1.23%) REST
7 1 (1.23%) Middleware
7 1 (1.23%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.23%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.17%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (4.94%) IVR
3 3 (3.70%) DataPower
3 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.70%) Statistics
3 3 (3.70%) Wiki
4 2 (2.47%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.47%) iSeries
5 1 (1.23%) Open Source
5 1 (1.23%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.23%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.23%) Derivative
5 1 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.23%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.23%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 24 (29.63%) Linux
2 18 (22.22%) Windows
3 7 (8.64%) UNIX
4 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (4.94%) Mac OS X
6 4 (4.94%) Windows XP
7 3 (3.70%) AIX
7 3 (3.70%) Mac OS X Server
7 3 (3.70%) Windows 7
7 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.23%) HPUX
8 1 (1.23%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.23%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (14.81%) ITIL
2 9 (11.11%) Workflow
2 9 (11.11%) Analytics
3 6 (7.41%) Migration
3 6 (7.41%) Problem Management
4 5 (6.17%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (6.17%) Asset Management
4 5 (6.17%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (6.17%) ITIL V3
5 4 (4.94%) Data Governance
5 4 (4.94%) Business Analysis
5 4 (4.94%) Process Management
5 4 (4.94%) Change Management
6 3 (3.70%) Content Management
6 3 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (2.47%) OWASP
7 2 (2.47%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.47%) Capacity Management
7 2 (2.47%) Functional Testing
7 2 (2.47%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.05%) SQL
2 12 (14.81%) Bash Shell
3 6 (7.41%) VB
4 5 (6.17%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.70%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.70%) Java
5 3 (3.70%) RPG
6 2 (2.47%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.47%) COBOL
6 2 (2.47%) C#
7 1 (1.23%) C++
7 1 (1.23%) VBScript
7 1 (1.23%) Perl
7 1 (1.23%) NATURAL
7 1 (1.23%) UniBasic
7 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.23%) ABAP
7 1 (1.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (25.93%) Security Cleared
2 16 (19.75%) SC Cleared
3 9 (11.11%) MCSE
3 9 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (6.17%) MCITP
5 4 (4.94%) CCNA
5 4 (4.94%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.70%) Degree
7 2 (2.47%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.64%) QA
2 2 (2.47%) SLA
3 1 (1.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (8.64%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (6.17%) XenApp
4 2 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.23%) NFS
5 1 (1.23%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.23%) Samba
5 1 (1.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (3.70%) SCCM
2 1 (1.23%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.23%) Nagios
Vendors
1 15 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.11%) Cognos
2 9 (11.11%) Oracle
3 6 (7.41%) Bloomberg
4 5 (6.17%) Reuters
4 5 (6.17%) Cisco
5 4 (4.94%) Novell
5 4 (4.94%) VMware
5 4 (4.94%) Imperva
6 2 (2.47%) LANDesk
6 2 (2.47%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (2.47%) ILOG
6 2 (2.47%) Citrix
6 2 (2.47%) Sybase
6 2 (2.47%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.47%) SAP
7 1 (1.23%) Temenos
7 1 (1.23%) Charles River
7 1 (1.23%) Ab Initio
7 1 (1.23%) Lotus
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