The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Specialist
Rank 399 385 378
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -7
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 9 29 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.038% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 16
Average daily rate
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£338 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £306 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £510 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £315 £630
% change year-on-year
+12.69% -50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - -
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21746 22451 24427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.67% 92.46% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 14852 15280 15911
Average daily rate £425 £445 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.49% +4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 468 651
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Applications Specialist
England

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +21 3 £325 -27.77% 3
Romford - - - -
Applications Specialist
England

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 17 (60.71%) SQL
2 11 (39.29%) Finance
3 8 (28.57%) Oracle
3 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 8 (28.57%) Web Services
3 8 (28.57%) ITIL
4 7 (25.00%) SOA
4 7 (25.00%) PL/SQL
4 7 (25.00%) J2EE
4 7 (25.00%) Java
4 7 (25.00%) Oracle Service Bus
5 6 (21.43%) T-SQL
5 6 (21.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 6 (21.43%) XML
5 6 (21.43%) Linux
6 5 (17.86%) Apache
6 5 (17.86%) UNIX
6 5 (17.86%) Windows
6 5 (17.86%) WebLogic
6 5 (17.86%) WSDL
6 5 (17.86%) Oracle ODI
6 5 (17.86%) Banking
7 4 (14.29%) WebSphere
7 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database
7 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (14.29%) High Availability
7 4 (14.29%) Middleware
7 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 7 (25.00%) Oracle Service Bus
2 5 (17.86%) Apache
2 5 (17.86%) WebLogic
3 4 (14.29%) WebSphere
3 4 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (10.71%) WebLogic Portal
4 3 (10.71%) Node.js
4 3 (10.71%) Liferay
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (7.14%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP SM
1 1 (3.57%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) LDAP
2 1 (3.57%) FTP
2 1 (3.57%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.86%) Oracle ODI
3 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (10.71%) MongoDB
4 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (3.57%) DTS
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (39.29%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Back Office
3 2 (7.14%) French Language
3 2 (7.14%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.57%) Legal
4 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) Web Services
2 7 (25.00%) J2EE
3 6 (21.43%) XML
4 5 (17.86%) WSDL
5 4 (14.29%) Middleware
6 3 (10.71%) Kafka
6 3 (10.71%) Spring
7 2 (7.14%) SOAP
8 1 (3.57%) Classic ASP
8 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
8 1 (3.57%) CSS
8 1 (3.57%) .NET
8 1 (3.57%) HTML
8 1 (3.57%) XSLT
8 1 (3.57%) jQuery
8 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
8 1 (3.57%) Java EE
8 1 (3.57%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) SWIFT
1 2 (7.14%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.57%) Fixed Income
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) Digital Media
2 1 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Linux
2 5 (17.86%) UNIX
2 5 (17.86%) Windows
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (7.14%) zOS
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) ITIL
2 7 (25.00%) SOA
3 4 (14.29%) High Availability
3 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 3 (10.71%) MVC
4 3 (10.71%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (7.14%) Incident Management
5 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
5 2 (7.14%) Problem Management
5 2 (7.14%) Data Architecture
5 2 (7.14%) Migration
5 2 (7.14%) ETL
5 2 (7.14%) ERP
5 2 (7.14%) Data Modelling
6 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.57%) Information Security
6 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.57%) Service Management
6 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.57%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 17 (60.71%) SQL
2 7 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 7 (25.00%) Java
3 6 (21.43%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.57%) VBScript
4 1 (3.57%) VB
4 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.57%) Perl
4 1 (3.57%) C#
4 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (7.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (7.14%) Reuters
3 1 (3.57%) SAP
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) ILOG
3 1 (3.57%) Charles River
3 1 (3.57%) Open Text
3 1 (3.57%) RedDot
3 1 (3.57%) F5
3 1 (3.57%) thinkFolio
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