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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Specialist
Rank 386 406 390
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -16
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 27 9 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.038% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.041% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 19
Average daily rate
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£413 £338 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £285 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £565 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £354 £355 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.21% +12.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.00 -
Applications Specialist
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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
21610 21787 22472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.18% 92.83% 92.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 15114 14878 15294
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 £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 401 469
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 4 August 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 20 (40.00%) Windows
2 17 (34.00%) SQL
3 16 (32.00%) Linux
3 16 (32.00%) Banking
4 15 (30.00%) Front Office
4 15 (30.00%) Finance
5 14 (28.00%) UNIX
6 13 (26.00%) Introscope
6 13 (26.00%) CA Wily
7 12 (24.00%) Migration
7 12 (24.00%) WebSphere
7 12 (24.00%) WebSphere Application Server
7 12 (24.00%) Java
7 12 (24.00%) Solaris
7 12 (24.00%) CA
8 11 (22.00%) CICS
8 11 (22.00%) zOS
8 11 (22.00%) DB2
8 11 (22.00%) AIX
8 11 (22.00%) LPAR
8 11 (22.00%) Jython
9 10 (20.00%) Investment Banking
9 10 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 10 (20.00%) .NET
10 9 (18.00%) C#
10 9 (18.00%) FIX Protocol
11 8 (16.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (16.00%) Bloomberg
12 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
12 7 (14.00%) WebSphere Portal

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 12 (24.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 12 (24.00%) WebSphere
2 11 (22.00%) CICS
3 7 (14.00%) WebSphere Process Server
3 7 (14.00%) WebSphere Portal
4 4 (8.00%) LiveLink
5 1 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.00%) IIS
5 1 (2.00%) Apache
5 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Summit
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (2.00%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.00%) DNS
2 1 (2.00%) SSL
2 1 (2.00%) SAN
2 1 (2.00%) DMZ
2 1 (2.00%) Firewall
2 1 (2.00%) NAS
2 1 (2.00%) LDAP
2 1 (2.00%) ATM
2 1 (2.00%) LAN
2 1 (2.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.00%) DB2
2 10 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.00%) OLAP
4 1 (2.00%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.00%) DTS
4 1 (2.00%) OLTP
4 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (2.00%) Couchbase
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (26.00%) Introscope
2 2 (4.00%) MSI
2 2 (4.00%) AdminStudio
General
1 16 (32.00%) Banking
2 15 (30.00%) Front Office
2 15 (30.00%) Finance
3 10 (20.00%) Investment Banking
4 5 (10.00%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.00%) Retail
6 1 (2.00%) Advertising
6 1 (2.00%) Turkish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.00%) .NET
2 9 (18.00%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (8.00%) HTML
4 2 (4.00%) WCF
4 2 (4.00%) SOAP
4 2 (4.00%) XML
5 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.00%) Java EE
5 1 (2.00%) Application Packaging
5 1 (2.00%) Web Services
5 1 (2.00%) CSS
5 1 (2.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.00%) LPAR
2 8 (16.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (10.00%) Equities
5 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (4.00%) Fixed Income
7 1 (2.00%) Clustering
7 1 (2.00%) EMV
7 1 (2.00%) Tandem
7 1 (2.00%) Cryptography
7 1 (2.00%) PKI
7 1 (2.00%) Derivative
7 1 (2.00%) Wiki
7 1 (2.00%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 20 (40.00%) Windows
2 16 (32.00%) Linux
3 14 (28.00%) UNIX
4 12 (24.00%) Solaris
5 11 (22.00%) AIX
5 11 (22.00%) zOS
6 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.00%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.00%) Migration
2 5 (10.00%) Service Management
3 4 (8.00%) Electronic Trading
3 4 (8.00%) ITIL
4 3 (6.00%) Process Management
4 3 (6.00%) Low Latency
4 3 (6.00%) SDLC
5 2 (4.00%) Workflow
5 2 (4.00%) Analytics
5 2 (4.00%) Data Governance
5 2 (4.00%) Change Management
5 2 (4.00%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (2.00%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.00%) Algorithmic Trading
6 1 (2.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.00%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (2.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.00%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.00%) SQL
2 12 (24.00%) Java
3 11 (22.00%) Jython
4 9 (18.00%) C#
5 6 (12.00%) VBA
6 5 (10.00%) Python
6 5 (10.00%) Perl
7 3 (6.00%) C++
7 3 (6.00%) Shell Script
7 3 (6.00%) VB
8 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
8 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
8 2 (4.00%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.00%) PHP
9 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.00%) NFS
2 1 (2.00%) Samba
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (26.00%) CA Wily
2 2 (4.00%) SCCM
3 1 (2.00%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (2.00%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 12 (24.00%) CA
2 8 (16.00%) Bloomberg
3 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.00%) Reuters
4 4 (8.00%) OpenText
5 3 (6.00%) Sybase
6 2 (4.00%) VMware
6 2 (4.00%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (4.00%) Oracle
7 1 (2.00%) Splunk
7 1 (2.00%) Cincom
7 1 (2.00%) IBM
7 1 (2.00%) Citrix
7 1 (2.00%) Charles River