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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Specialist
Rank 375 401 382
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -19
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 31 8 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.034% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.037% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 3 22
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£400 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £310 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £481 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £354 £367 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.34% +26.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.00 -
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
21158 21596 21711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 91.94% 92.92% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 14783 14965 14719
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 391 469
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £11.00 £12.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.40 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 -2 4 £450 - 1
Applications Specialist
England

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 18 (36.73%) Windows
2 15 (30.61%) Finance
3 14 (28.57%) Linux
4 13 (26.53%) SQL
5 12 (24.49%) UNIX
5 12 (24.49%) Front Office
5 12 (24.49%) Banking
6 11 (22.45%) Migration
7 10 (20.41%) Introscope
7 10 (20.41%) CA Wily
8 9 (18.37%) WebSphere
8 9 (18.37%) WebSphere Application Server
8 9 (18.37%) Java
8 9 (18.37%) Solaris
8 9 (18.37%) CA
9 8 (16.33%) CICS
9 8 (16.33%) zOS
9 8 (16.33%) .NET
9 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
9 8 (16.33%) DB2
9 8 (16.33%) AIX
9 8 (16.33%) Jython
9 8 (16.33%) LPAR
10 7 (14.29%) WebSphere Portal
10 7 (14.29%) WebSphere Process Server
10 7 (14.29%) C#
10 7 (14.29%) Bloomberg
10 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
11 6 (12.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (12.24%) Investment Banking

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 9 (18.37%) WebSphere Application Server
1 9 (18.37%) WebSphere
2 8 (16.33%) CICS
3 7 (14.29%) WebSphere Process Server
3 7 (14.29%) WebSphere Portal
4 3 (6.12%) LiveLink
5 1 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.04%) IIS
5 1 (2.04%) Apache
5 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.08%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Summit
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (2.04%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.08%) Firewall
2 1 (2.04%) NAS
2 1 (2.04%) DNS
2 1 (2.04%) SSL
2 1 (2.04%) SAN
2 1 (2.04%) DMZ
2 1 (2.04%) LDAP
2 1 (2.04%) ATM
2 1 (2.04%) LAN
2 1 (2.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
1 8 (16.33%) DB2
2 3 (6.12%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.04%) OLAP
3 1 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.04%) DTS
3 1 (2.04%) OLTP
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (2.04%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 10 (20.41%) Introscope
2 3 (6.12%) MSI
2 3 (6.12%) AdminStudio
General
1 15 (30.61%) Finance
2 12 (24.49%) Front Office
2 12 (24.49%) Banking
3 6 (12.24%) Investment Banking
4 4 (8.16%) Financial Institution
5 3 (6.12%) Retail
6 2 (4.08%) Publishing
7 1 (2.04%) Turkish Language
7 1 (2.04%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.33%) .NET
2 6 (12.24%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (8.16%) HTML
4 3 (6.12%) XML
5 2 (4.08%) SOAP
5 2 (4.08%) WCF
6 1 (2.04%) REST
6 1 (2.04%) Web Services
6 1 (2.04%) CSS
6 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.04%) Java EE
6 1 (2.04%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) LPAR
2 6 (12.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.16%) Equities
5 2 (4.08%) Fixed Income
5 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.04%) Wiki
6 1 (2.04%) Data Conversion
6 1 (2.04%) DataPower
6 1 (2.04%) Clustering
6 1 (2.04%) EMV
6 1 (2.04%) Tandem
6 1 (2.04%) Cryptography
6 1 (2.04%) PKI
6 1 (2.04%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 18 (36.73%) Windows
2 14 (28.57%) Linux
3 12 (24.49%) UNIX
4 9 (18.37%) Solaris
5 8 (16.33%) AIX
5 8 (16.33%) zOS
6 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (6.12%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.08%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X Server
8 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.45%) Migration
2 5 (10.20%) Workflow
3 4 (8.16%) Service Management
3 4 (8.16%) Process Management
3 4 (8.16%) Change Management
4 3 (6.12%) ITIL
4 3 (6.12%) Business Analysis
4 3 (6.12%) Electronic Trading
4 3 (6.12%) Data Governance
4 3 (6.12%) SDLC
5 2 (4.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (4.08%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (4.08%) Functional Testing
5 2 (4.08%) Analytics
5 2 (4.08%) Low Latency
5 2 (4.08%) Content Management
5 2 (4.08%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.04%) Data Management
6 1 (2.04%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.53%) SQL
2 9 (18.37%) Java
3 8 (16.33%) Jython
4 7 (14.29%) C#
5 4 (8.16%) Perl
5 4 (8.16%) VBA
5 4 (8.16%) Python
6 3 (6.12%) VB
6 3 (6.12%) C++
7 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.08%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.04%) PHP
8 1 (2.04%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) Degree
2 2 (4.08%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.04%) Samba
2 1 (2.04%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (20.41%) CA Wily
2 3 (6.12%) SCCM
3 1 (2.04%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (2.04%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.04%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 9 (18.37%) CA
2 7 (14.29%) Bloomberg
3 5 (10.20%) Reuters
3 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.16%) VMware
5 3 (6.12%) OpenText
6 2 (4.08%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (4.08%) Citrix
6 2 (4.08%) Sybase
7 1 (2.04%) Business Objects
7 1 (2.04%) IBM
7 1 (2.04%) Charles River
7 1 (2.04%) Imperva
7 1 (2.04%) Splunk
7 1 (2.04%) Oracle
7 1 (2.04%) AppSense
7 1 (2.04%) Cincom
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