The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Applications Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Specialist
Rank 413 409 416
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 24 25 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.11% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.11% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 15
Median daily rate £469 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £583 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.94% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
21561 22357 23076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.91% 94.74% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 15342 15679 15683
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 334 435
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

Applications Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Applications Specialist in the job title.

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 28 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Specialist within the London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +37 2 £500 +21.95% 3
Applications Specialist
England

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, Applications Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Applications Specialist in the job title.

1 22 (37.29%) Windows
2 21 (35.59%) Linux
3 13 (22.03%) Banking
3 13 (22.03%) Migration
3 13 (22.03%) Java
4 12 (20.34%) SQL
4 12 (20.34%) .NET
4 12 (20.34%) Active Directory
5 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
5 11 (18.64%) Finance
6 10 (16.95%) SQL Server
6 10 (16.95%) Data Centre
6 10 (16.95%) Hyper-V
7 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (15.25%) MS Excel
7 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (15.25%) Firewall
7 9 (15.25%) SUSE
8 8 (13.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (13.56%) Windows Server
8 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (11.86%) Security Cleared
9 7 (11.86%) JavaScript
10 6 (10.17%) XML
10 6 (10.17%) Oracle
10 6 (10.17%) Unix
10 6 (10.17%) ISEB
10 6 (10.17%) Law
10 6 (10.17%) ISTQB
10 6 (10.17%) Wireshark

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.39%) IIS
3 1 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.69%) GemFire
Applications
1 9 (15.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.08%) MS Office
3 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.25%) Firewall
2 6 (10.17%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.08%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (5.08%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.39%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (3.39%) Data Mining
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.69%) MySQL
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) AppScan
2 1 (1.69%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.69%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 13 (22.03%) Banking
2 11 (18.64%) Finance
3 6 (10.17%) Law
4 4 (6.78%) Front Office
4 4 (6.78%) Legal
5 1 (1.69%) Advertising
5 1 (1.69%) Back Office
5 1 (1.69%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.34%) .NET
2 6 (10.17%) XML
3 5 (8.47%) HTML
3 5 (8.47%) Middleware
4 4 (6.78%) J2EE
5 3 (5.08%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.39%) CSS
6 2 (3.39%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (3.39%) HTML5
7 1 (1.69%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (1.69%) CSS3
7 1 (1.69%) ELK Stack
7 1 (1.69%) JMS
7 1 (1.69%) jQuery
7 1 (1.69%) JSON
7 1 (1.69%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (1.69%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) Data Centre
2 8 (13.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (5.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (5.08%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.69%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.69%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 22 (37.29%) Windows
2 21 (35.59%) Linux
3 9 (15.25%) SUSE
3 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (13.56%) Windows Server
5 6 (10.17%) Unix
6 3 (5.08%) Android
6 3 (5.08%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.69%) Solaris
8 1 (1.69%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.03%) Migration
2 6 (10.17%) Test Scripting
3 5 (8.47%) BPMN
3 5 (8.47%) Electronic Trading
3 5 (8.47%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (8.47%) Security Testing
3 5 (8.47%) Software Engineering
3 5 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (8.47%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (8.47%) UML
3 5 (8.47%) Web Application Development
4 3 (5.08%) DDoS Mitigation
4 3 (5.08%) Document Management
4 3 (5.08%) Information Security
4 3 (5.08%) ITIL
4 3 (5.08%) Problem Management
4 3 (5.08%) Risk Management
5 2 (3.39%) Asset Management
5 2 (3.39%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.39%) Source Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.03%) Java
2 12 (20.34%) SQL
3 7 (11.86%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.47%) C
5 4 (6.78%) C++
5 4 (6.78%) COBOL
6 3 (5.08%) C#
6 3 (5.08%) Perl
6 3 (5.08%) PL/SQL
6 3 (5.08%) VBA
7 2 (3.39%) PHP
7 2 (3.39%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.69%) Ruby
8 1 (1.69%) VB
8 1 (1.69%) VBScript
8 1 (1.69%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (11.86%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.17%) DV Cleared
2 6 (10.17%) ISEB
2 6 (10.17%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.69%) CISA
3 1 (1.69%) CISM
3 1 (1.69%) CISSP
3 1 (1.69%) CRISC
3 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.69%) Basel III
2 1 (1.69%) COBIT
2 1 (1.69%) HL7
2 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 12 (20.34%) Active Directory
2 10 (16.95%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (10.17%) HP Fortify
2 4 (6.78%) WebInspect
3 1 (1.69%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.69%) Graphite
3 1 (1.69%) Kibana
3 1 (1.69%) logstash
3 1 (1.69%) Nagios
3 1 (1.69%) Opsview
3 1 (1.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.17%) Oracle
3 4 (6.78%) Veracode
4 3 (5.08%) Akamai
4 3 (5.08%) Citrix
4 3 (5.08%) iManage
4 3 (5.08%) ION Trading
5 2 (3.39%) Bloomberg
5 2 (3.39%) Charles River
5 2 (3.39%) Cognos
5 2 (3.39%) Reuters
6 1 (1.69%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.69%) FactSet
6 1 (1.69%) Informatica
6 1 (1.69%) Maconomy
6 1 (1.69%) SAP
6 1 (1.69%) VMware
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