The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Specialist
Rank 376 358 344
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -14
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 22 33 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.10% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.16% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 24 21
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£425 £385 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% -9.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £233 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £518 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £369
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -11.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £36.50 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.80% +56.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.68 £14.25 -
% change year-on-year
+52.10% -
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
19641 20305 18742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.49% 92.89% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 13747 13733 12765
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 328 389 436
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.06% -2.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.35 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

Applications Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

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 4 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Specialist within the London region over the 3 months to 4 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
City of London +9 6 £383 -4.07% 3
Applications Specialist
England

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 10 (28.57%) Windows
2 8 (22.86%) SQL
2 8 (22.86%) Workflow
2 8 (22.86%) Finance
3 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (17.14%) .NET
4 6 (17.14%) Linux
5 5 (14.29%) WAN
5 5 (14.29%) IIS
5 5 (14.29%) UNIX
5 5 (14.29%) Bloomberg
6 4 (11.43%) OWASP
6 4 (11.43%) Final Cut Pro
6 4 (11.43%) Data Governance
6 4 (11.43%) Asset Management
6 4 (11.43%) Business Analysis
6 4 (11.43%) Mac OS X
6 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
6 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (11.43%) Process Management
6 4 (11.43%) Reuters
6 4 (11.43%) Front Office
6 4 (11.43%) Publishing
6 4 (11.43%) VB
7 3 (8.57%) VMware
7 3 (8.57%) Change Management
7 3 (8.57%) Content Management
7 3 (8.57%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Banking
7 3 (8.57%) Retail

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 5 (14.29%) IIS
2 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Final Cut Pro
2 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP HR
1 1 (2.86%) SAP GRC
1 1 (2.86%) Markit EDM
1 1 (2.86%) thinkFolio
1 1 (2.86%) SAP EHS
1 1 (2.86%) FLEXCUBE
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) WAN
2 2 (5.71%) FTP
3 1 (2.86%) SAN
3 1 (2.86%) LAN
3 1 (2.86%) Kerberos
3 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.86%) DNS
3 1 (2.86%) SSL
3 1 (2.86%) Firewall
3 1 (2.86%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MSI
1 2 (5.71%) AdminStudio
2 1 (2.86%) Toad
General
1 8 (22.86%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Front Office
2 4 (11.43%) Publishing
3 3 (8.57%) Banking
3 3 (8.57%) Retail
4 2 (5.71%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.86%) Legal
5 1 (2.86%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) .NET
2 2 (5.71%) SOAP
3 1 (2.86%) XML
3 1 (2.86%) Middleware
3 1 (2.86%) RESTful
3 1 (2.86%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Derivative
1 2 (5.71%) SWIFT
1 2 (5.71%) iSeries
1 2 (5.71%) Fixed Income
2 1 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.86%) Equities
2 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.86%) DataPower
2 1 (2.86%) Wiki
2 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.86%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 10 (28.57%) Windows
2 6 (17.14%) Linux
3 5 (14.29%) UNIX
4 4 (11.43%) Mac OS X
4 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (8.57%) Mac OS X Server
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) Workflow
2 4 (11.43%) OWASP
2 4 (11.43%) Data Governance
2 4 (11.43%) Asset Management
2 4 (11.43%) Business Analysis
2 4 (11.43%) Process Management
3 3 (8.57%) Change Management
3 3 (8.57%) Content Management
3 3 (8.57%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (8.57%) Information Security
4 2 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (5.71%) Functional Testing
4 2 (5.71%) Migration
5 1 (2.86%) ITIL
5 1 (2.86%) BCP
5 1 (2.86%) Service Management
5 1 (2.86%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) VB
3 2 (5.71%) COBOL
3 2 (5.71%) RPG
4 1 (2.86%) C++
4 1 (2.86%) Java
4 1 (2.86%) Perl
4 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.71%) QA
3 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) NFS
1 1 (2.86%) Samba
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Bloomberg
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.43%) Reuters
3 3 (8.57%) VMware
4 2 (5.71%) Citrix
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle
5 1 (2.86%) SAP
5 1 (2.86%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.86%) Ab Initio
5 1 (2.86%) AppSense
5 1 (2.86%) webMethods
5 1 (2.86%) Intel
5 1 (2.86%) Imperva
5 1 (2.86%) Barracuda Networks
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