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 30 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Specialist
Rank 403 385 369
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -16
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 16 34 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.065% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.15% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 22 24
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£500 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.58% +5.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £356 £226
% change year-on-year
-1.68% +57.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £90.00 -
UK excluding London average 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
22659 23234 22223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.22% 93.08% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 16116 16057 14830
Average daily rate £425 £430 £439
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% -2.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 393 513
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -4.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £45.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 30 October 2014.

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 30 October 2014. 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 +19 6 £325 -16.66% 1
Romford - - - -
Applications Specialist
England

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 11 (42.31%) Finance
2 8 (30.77%) SQL
3 6 (23.08%) Oracle
4 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
4 5 (19.23%) Web Services
4 5 (19.23%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (19.23%) Information Security
4 5 (19.23%) Banking
4 5 (19.23%) OWASP
4 5 (19.23%) PCI DSS
5 4 (15.38%) Oracle Service Bus
5 4 (15.38%) Oracle ODI
5 4 (15.38%) SWIFT
5 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
5 4 (15.38%) SOA
5 4 (15.38%) Middleware
5 4 (15.38%) J2EE
5 4 (15.38%) Java
5 4 (15.38%) PL/SQL
5 4 (15.38%) Windows
5 4 (15.38%) SOAP
5 4 (15.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (15.38%) SLA
6 3 (11.54%) Linux
6 3 (11.54%) ITIL
6 3 (11.54%) Reuters
6 3 (11.54%) Back Office
6 3 (11.54%) French Language
6 3 (11.54%) ERP
7 2 (7.69%) Relational Database

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 4 (15.38%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.85%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.85%) Apache
3 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.85%) IIS
3 1 (3.85%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (3.85%) Liferay
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.85%) Node.js
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SimCorp Dimension
1 1 (3.85%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) LDAP
1 2 (7.69%) FTP
2 1 (3.85%) HTTP
2 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) WAN
2 1 (3.85%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (3.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 11 (42.31%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Banking
3 3 (11.54%) Back Office
3 3 (11.54%) French Language
4 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.85%) Legal
4 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Retail
4 1 (3.85%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) Web Services
2 4 (15.38%) Middleware
2 4 (15.38%) J2EE
2 4 (15.38%) SOAP
3 2 (7.69%) XML
4 1 (3.85%) WSDL
4 1 (3.85%) .NET
4 1 (3.85%) XML-RPC
4 1 (3.85%) Spring
4 1 (3.85%) Application Packaging
4 1 (3.85%) REST
4 1 (3.85%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) SWIFT
2 2 (7.69%) Fat Client
2 2 (7.69%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.85%) Equities
3 1 (3.85%) PKI
3 1 (3.85%) iSeries
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) CMDB
3 1 (3.85%) Derivative
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Linux
3 2 (7.69%) UNIX
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Penetration Testing
1 5 (19.23%) Information Security
1 5 (19.23%) OWASP
2 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
2 4 (15.38%) SOA
3 3 (11.54%) ITIL
3 3 (11.54%) ERP
4 2 (7.69%) Release Management
4 2 (7.69%) Test Scripting
4 2 (7.69%) BCP
4 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.85%) CRM
5 1 (3.85%) MVC
5 1 (3.85%) Workflow
5 1 (3.85%) Migration
5 1 (3.85%) System Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Time Management
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) SQL
2 4 (15.38%) Java
2 4 (15.38%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.85%) RPG
3 1 (3.85%) Perl
3 1 (3.85%) COBOL
3 1 (3.85%) VB
3 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) PCI DSS
2 4 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (3.85%) XenApp
1 1 (3.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (3.85%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle
2 3 (11.54%) Reuters
3 2 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.85%) Intel
4 1 (3.85%) ILOG
4 1 (3.85%) Lotus
4 1 (3.85%) Remedy
4 1 (3.85%) Charles River
4 1 (3.85%) webMethods
4 1 (3.85%) SimCorp