The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Applications Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Specialist
Rank 419 411 428
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +17
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 22 24 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.096% 0.10% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.11% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 20 17
Median daily rate £415 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £365 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £603 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.53% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £25.00
Applications Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21700 21910 22982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.78% 94.98% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 15416 15458 15936
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 275 348 435
Median hourly rate £17.37 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Applications Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Applications Specialist in the job title.

Applications Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in London

Applications Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Applications Specialist Daily Rate Trend in London

Applications Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Specialist across the London region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

Applications Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in London

Applications Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Applications Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in London

Applications Specialist
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
City of London +10 1 £500 +1.52% 1
Applications Specialist
England

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 London region featuring Applications Specialist in the job title.

1 24 (43.64%) Windows
1 24 (43.64%) Linux
2 16 (29.09%) Active Directory
3 14 (25.45%) Migration
4 13 (23.64%) SQL Server
5 12 (21.82%) SQL
6 11 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 11 (20.00%) Hyper-V
6 11 (20.00%) Data Centre
7 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (18.18%) Windows Server
7 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (18.18%) SUSE
8 9 (16.36%) Firewall
8 9 (16.36%) Banking
8 9 (16.36%) MS Excel
8 9 (16.36%) .NET
8 9 (16.36%) Java
8 9 (16.36%) Security Cleared
8 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (14.55%) ISTQB
9 8 (14.55%) Wireshark
9 8 (14.55%) Test Scripting
9 8 (14.55%) DV Cleared
9 8 (14.55%) ISEB
10 7 (12.73%) Finance
10 7 (12.73%) C
11 6 (10.91%) HTML
11 6 (10.91%) Oracle
11 6 (10.91%) XML

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 4 (7.27%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.45%) IIS
3 1 (1.82%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.82%) CMS
3 1 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.82%) GemFire
3 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (16.36%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.45%) MS Office
3 1 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.36%) Firewall
2 8 (14.55%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.82%) LDAP
3 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.82%) GIS
4 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.82%) MySQL
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) AppScan
2 1 (1.82%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.82%) MSI
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.82%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 9 (16.36%) Banking
2 7 (12.73%) Finance
3 6 (10.91%) Law
4 4 (7.27%) Legal
5 2 (3.64%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.82%) Advertising
6 1 (1.82%) Back Office
6 1 (1.82%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.36%) .NET
2 6 (10.91%) HTML
2 6 (10.91%) XML
3 3 (5.45%) .NET Framework
3 3 (5.45%) CSS
3 3 (5.45%) Middleware
4 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.64%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (3.64%) HTML5
4 2 (3.64%) J2EE
5 1 (1.82%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (1.82%) CSS3
5 1 (1.82%) ELK Stack
5 1 (1.82%) JMS
5 1 (1.82%) jQuery
5 1 (1.82%) JSON
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (1.82%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (5.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.82%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.82%) Online Gambling
5 1 (1.82%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 24 (43.64%) Linux
1 24 (43.64%) Windows
2 10 (18.18%) SUSE
2 10 (18.18%) Windows Server
2 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (7.27%) Unix
4 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.82%) Android
5 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.82%) Solaris
5 1 (1.82%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.45%) Migration
2 8 (14.55%) Test Scripting
3 5 (9.09%) Electronic Trading
3 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (7.27%) Document Management
5 3 (5.45%) DDoS Mitigation
5 3 (5.45%) Information Security
5 3 (5.45%) ITIL
5 3 (5.45%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (3.64%) BPMN
6 2 (3.64%) CRM
6 2 (3.64%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.64%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (3.64%) Security Testing
6 2 (3.64%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.64%) Software Engineering
6 2 (3.64%) UML
6 2 (3.64%) Web Application Development
7 1 (1.82%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.82%) SQL
2 9 (16.36%) Java
3 7 (12.73%) C
4 5 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.45%) C#
5 3 (5.45%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.64%) C++
6 2 (3.64%) COBOL
6 2 (3.64%) PHP
6 2 (3.64%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.82%) Perl
7 1 (1.82%) Ruby
7 1 (1.82%) VB
7 1 (1.82%) VBA
7 1 (1.82%) VBScript
7 1 (1.82%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (16.36%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.55%) DV Cleared
2 8 (14.55%) ISEB
2 8 (14.55%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.82%) CISA
3 1 (1.82%) CISM
3 1 (1.82%) CISSP
3 1 (1.82%) CRISC
3 1 (1.82%) Degree
3 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.82%) Basel III
2 1 (1.82%) COBIT
2 1 (1.82%) HL7
2 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 16 (29.09%) Active Directory
2 11 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) HP Fortify
1 2 (3.64%) WebInspect
2 1 (1.82%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.82%) Graphite
2 1 (1.82%) Kibana
2 1 (1.82%) logstash
2 1 (1.82%) Nagios
2 1 (1.82%) Opsview
2 1 (1.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.91%) Oracle
3 3 (5.45%) Akamai
3 3 (5.45%) Citrix
3 3 (5.45%) iManage
3 3 (5.45%) ION Trading
4 2 (3.64%) Cognos
4 2 (3.64%) Veracode
5 1 (1.82%) AppDynamics
5 1 (1.82%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.82%) HP
5 1 (1.82%) Informatica
5 1 (1.82%) Maconomy
5 1 (1.82%) Novell
5 1 (1.82%) Reuters
5 1 (1.82%) SAP
5 1 (1.82%) VMware
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