The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire 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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Specialist
Rank - 109 99
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 0 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire - 0.68% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.74% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 0
Average daily rate - £425 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £14.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.63 £21.68 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-4.84% +52.10%
Applications Specialist
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire 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
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1787 1880 1614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 94.60% 91.98% 93.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1151 1027 868
Average daily rate £388 £365 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.16% +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 123 91
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.70 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.17% -16.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £43.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Applications Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Applications Specialist in the job title across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Applications Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Applications Specialist across the Hampshire region.

Applications Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Applications Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Applications Specialist across the Hampshire region.

Applications Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 4 (80.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
1 4 (80.00%) IBM
1 4 (80.00%) WebSphere Process Server
1 4 (80.00%) WebSphere
1 4 (80.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) AIX
2 3 (60.00%) CentOS
2 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (20.00%) Middleware
3 1 (20.00%) Biometrics
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Security Management
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) HTTP
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) MySQL
3 1 (20.00%) DB2
3 1 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 4 (80.00%) WebSphere
1 4 (80.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (80.00%) WebSphere Process Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) DB2
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Biometrics
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
1 4 (80.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (60.00%) AIX
2 3 (60.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Case Management
1 1 (20.00%) Database Security
1 1 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 1 (20.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
1 1 (20.00%) Records Management
1 1 (20.00%) Security Management
1 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) IBM
2 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (20.00%) VMware