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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Specialist
Rank 390 356 405
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +49
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 22 33 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.091% 0.15% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.16% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 11
Average daily rate £400 £440 £518
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -14.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £375 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £490 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £275
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - -
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22398 20052 25960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.58% 92.82% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 15523 13588 16690
Average daily rate £425 £450 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 410 583
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.31 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -16 6 £375 -8.53% 2
Bromley - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Applications Specialist
England

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 31 (50.82%) SQL
2 25 (40.98%) Oracle
3 17 (27.87%) SQL Server
4 16 (26.23%) Finance
5 15 (24.59%) Java
5 15 (24.59%) Windows
6 13 (21.31%) Linux
6 13 (21.31%) WebLogic
6 13 (21.31%) UNIX
7 11 (18.03%) Web Services
7 11 (18.03%) PL/SQL
7 11 (18.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 11 (18.03%) Oracle Service Bus
7 11 (18.03%) Oracle Database
8 10 (16.39%) Oracle Database 11g
8 10 (16.39%) Migration
8 10 (16.39%) J2EE
8 10 (16.39%) XML
8 10 (16.39%) Apache
9 9 (14.75%) WSDL
9 9 (14.75%) ITIL
10 8 (13.11%) WebSphere
10 8 (13.11%) Banking
10 8 (13.11%) Spring
10 8 (13.11%) Windows 7
10 8 (13.11%) LDAP
10 8 (13.11%) SOA
11 7 (11.48%) CRM
11 7 (11.48%) .NET
11 7 (11.48%) WebSphere Application Server

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 13 (21.31%) WebLogic
2 11 (18.03%) Oracle Service Bus
3 10 (16.39%) Apache
4 8 (13.11%) WebSphere
5 7 (11.48%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (11.48%) WebLogic Portal
5 7 (11.48%) Liferay
6 6 (9.84%) Oracle Coherence
7 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
7 3 (4.92%) Node.js
8 2 (3.28%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (3.28%) Tomcat
8 2 (3.28%) IIS
8 2 (3.28%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (1.64%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.92%) MS Project
3 1 (1.64%) MS Office
3 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (6.56%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (1.64%) SAP SM
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle iStore
3 1 (1.64%) LatentZero
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.11%) LDAP
2 3 (4.92%) SSL
3 2 (3.28%) LAN
3 2 (3.28%) HTTP
3 2 (3.28%) Firewall
4 1 (1.64%) Intranet
4 1 (1.64%) Internet
4 1 (1.64%) FTP
4 1 (1.64%) DNS
4 1 (1.64%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (27.87%) SQL Server
2 11 (18.03%) Oracle Database
3 10 (16.39%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (11.48%) Oracle ODI
5 6 (9.84%) Relational Database
6 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (6.56%) MongoDB
7 3 (4.92%) MS Access
7 3 (4.92%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (1.64%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (1.64%) DTS
9 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) ProC
1 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.64%) IntelliJ
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.64%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.64%) AppScan
General
1 16 (26.23%) Finance
2 8 (13.11%) Banking
3 3 (4.92%) Law
3 3 (4.92%) Retail
4 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.64%) Advertising
4 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.64%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.03%) Web Services
2 10 (16.39%) J2EE
2 10 (16.39%) XML
3 9 (14.75%) WSDL
4 8 (13.11%) Spring
5 7 (11.48%) .NET
6 6 (9.84%) Middleware
7 4 (6.56%) Kafka
8 2 (3.28%) Application Packaging
8 2 (3.28%) jQuery
8 2 (3.28%) JDBC
8 2 (3.28%) HTML
9 1 (1.64%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (1.64%) JSP
9 1 (1.64%) Servlets
9 1 (1.64%) XSLT
9 1 (1.64%) ODBC
9 1 (1.64%) Classic ASP
9 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.64%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.28%) Mainframe
1 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
1 2 (3.28%) Clustering
2 1 (1.64%) Fixed Income
2 1 (1.64%) HACMP
2 1 (1.64%) PMI
2 1 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.64%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.64%) Online Banking
2 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (24.59%) Windows
2 13 (21.31%) Linux
2 13 (21.31%) UNIX
3 8 (13.11%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.92%) zOS
5 2 (3.28%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.64%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.39%) Migration
2 9 (14.75%) ITIL
3 8 (13.11%) SOA
4 7 (11.48%) CRM
4 7 (11.48%) MVC
4 7 (11.48%) Configuration Management
4 7 (11.48%) Dependency Injection
4 7 (11.48%) High Availability
5 6 (9.84%) Data Migration
6 5 (8.20%) ERP
7 4 (6.56%) Risk Management
8 3 (4.92%) Change Management
8 3 (4.92%) Problem Management
8 3 (4.92%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (3.28%) Data Architecture
9 2 (3.28%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (3.28%) Data Modelling
9 2 (3.28%) ETL
9 2 (3.28%) Business Continuity
10 1 (1.64%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 31 (50.82%) SQL
2 15 (24.59%) Java
3 11 (18.03%) PL/SQL
4 7 (11.48%) C#
5 6 (9.84%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.28%) Python
6 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.28%) Jython
7 1 (1.64%) C
7 1 (1.64%) PHP
7 1 (1.64%) VBScript
7 1 (1.64%) VB
7 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) Degree
2 1 (1.64%) CCA
2 1 (1.64%) RHCE
2 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.64%) PMP
2 1 (1.64%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.56%) XenApp
1 4 (6.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (18.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (3.28%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.64%) Nagios
3 1 (1.64%) SCCM
3 1 (1.64%) SCOM
3 1 (1.64%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 25 (40.98%) Oracle
2 6 (9.84%) F5
3 4 (6.56%) Citrix
3 4 (6.56%) SAP
3 4 (6.56%) Hyperion
4 3 (4.92%) IBM
4 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.28%) Business Objects
5 2 (3.28%) Primavera
5 2 (3.28%) Reuters
5 2 (3.28%) Remedy
6 1 (1.64%) RedDot
6 1 (1.64%) Open Text
6 1 (1.64%) Charles River
6 1 (1.64%) Adobe
6 1 (1.64%) BMC
6 1 (1.64%) JBoss
6 1 (1.64%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.64%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.64%) Splunk
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