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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Specialist
Rank 401 396 410
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +14
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 32 31 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.13% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.14% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 22 6
Median daily rate £500 £450 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £320 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £701 £599 £477
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £341 £375
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -9.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.50
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
20630 21742 21781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 95.15% 94.61% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14967 15186 15135
Median daily rate £463 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 363 392
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.88 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.94% +13.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £52.17 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 June 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 June 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 +35 3 £425 -5.55%
Applications Specialist
England

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 18 (31.58%) Windows
2 17 (29.82%) SQL
2 17 (29.82%) Banking
3 15 (26.32%) Migration
3 15 (26.32%) Linux
4 13 (22.81%) Java
5 11 (19.30%) .NET
5 11 (19.30%) Finance
5 11 (19.30%) Data Centre
5 11 (19.30%) Hyper-V
6 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (17.54%) SUSE
6 10 (17.54%) MS Excel
6 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
6 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (12.28%) Electronic Trading
8 7 (12.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (12.28%) Firewall
9 6 (10.53%) XML
9 6 (10.53%) HP Fortify
10 5 (8.77%) Web Application Development
10 5 (8.77%) BPMN
10 5 (8.77%) Security Testing
10 5 (8.77%) ITIL
10 5 (8.77%) Unix
10 5 (8.77%) UML
10 5 (8.77%) Oracle
10 5 (8.77%) SQL Server
10 5 (8.77%) JavaScript

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 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.51%) IIS
3 1 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.75%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (17.54%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.26%) MS Project
3 2 (3.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.75%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.75%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.28%) Firewall
2 1 (1.75%) Intranet
2 1 (1.75%) LAN
2 1 (1.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (3.51%) Data Mining
2 2 (3.51%) MS Access
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.75%) GIS
3 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) AppScan
2 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Forms
General
1 17 (29.82%) Banking
2 11 (19.30%) Finance
3 4 (7.02%) Law
4 3 (5.26%) Front Office
4 3 (5.26%) Legal
5 2 (3.51%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.75%) Advertising
6 1 (1.75%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.30%) .NET
2 6 (10.53%) XML
3 4 (7.02%) J2EE
4 3 (5.26%) .NET Framework
4 3 (5.26%) HTML
4 3 (5.26%) Middleware
5 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (1.75%) CSS
5 1 (1.75%) ELK Stack
5 1 (1.75%) jQuery
5 1 (1.75%) JSON
5 1 (1.75%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Data Centre
2 7 (12.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.51%) Equities
4 2 (3.51%) Hedge funds
4 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.75%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 18 (31.58%) Windows
2 15 (26.32%) Linux
3 10 (17.54%) SUSE
3 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (8.77%) Unix
5 3 (5.26%) Android
5 3 (5.26%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.51%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.75%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) Migration
2 7 (12.28%) Electronic Trading
3 5 (8.77%) BPMN
3 5 (8.77%) ITIL
3 5 (8.77%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (8.77%) Problem Management
3 5 (8.77%) Security Testing
3 5 (8.77%) Software Engineering
3 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (8.77%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (8.77%) UML
3 5 (8.77%) Web Application Development
4 4 (7.02%) Risk Management
5 3 (5.26%) Asset Management
6 2 (3.51%) Analytics
6 2 (3.51%) Change Management
6 2 (3.51%) Document Management
6 2 (3.51%) Information Security
6 2 (3.51%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (3.51%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.82%) SQL
2 13 (22.81%) Java
3 5 (8.77%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.02%) C++
4 4 (7.02%) COBOL
5 3 (5.26%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.51%) C#
6 2 (3.51%) Perl
6 2 (3.51%) PHP
6 2 (3.51%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.51%) VBA
7 1 (1.75%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.75%) Degree
2 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) HL7
1 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (19.30%) Hyper-V
2 5 (8.77%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) HP Fortify
2 4 (7.02%) WebInspect
3 2 (3.51%) Nagios
4 1 (1.75%) Kibana
4 1 (1.75%) logstash
4 1 (1.75%) Puppet
4 1 (1.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.77%) Oracle
3 4 (7.02%) Citrix
3 4 (7.02%) Veracode
4 3 (5.26%) iManage
4 3 (5.26%) ION Trading
5 2 (3.51%) Charles River
5 2 (3.51%) Reuters
5 2 (3.51%) SAP
5 2 (3.51%) VMware
6 1 (1.75%) Akamai
6 1 (1.75%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.75%) AppSense
6 1 (1.75%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.75%) Cognos
6 1 (1.75%) ESRI
6 1 (1.75%) Google
6 1 (1.75%) IBM
6 1 (1.75%) Lotus
6 1 (1.75%) Maconomy