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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Specialist
England / London
Rank 384 400 390
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -10
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 13 19 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.068% 0.089% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.093% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 13
Median daily rate £450 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £400 £401
% change year-on-year
-11.25% -0.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 £21.68
% change year-on-year
- -7.72%

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
18108 20378 20221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.81% 95.02% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12974 14446 14220
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 308 340
Median hourly rate £23.00 £16.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.39% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +7 1 £400 -27.27%
Applications Specialist
England

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 10 (43.48%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) Migration
3 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
4 6 (26.09%) Linux
4 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
5 5 (21.74%) Finance
5 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
5 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
5 5 (21.74%) SQL
5 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
5 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
6 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (17.39%) .NET
6 4 (17.39%) IIS
6 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
6 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
6 4 (17.39%) Tomcat
7 3 (13.04%) Apache
7 3 (13.04%) DNS
7 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (13.04%) MS Office
7 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
7 3 (13.04%) Identity Management
7 3 (13.04%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (13.04%) Skype for Business
7 3 (13.04%) Unified Communications
7 3 (13.04%) Portfolio Management
7 3 (13.04%) Banking
7 3 (13.04%) Investment Banking
7 3 (13.04%) SharePoint Server

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 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
2 4 (17.39%) IIS
2 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
2 4 (17.39%) Tomcat
3 3 (13.04%) Apache
3 3 (13.04%) Office Communications Server
3 3 (13.04%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (13.04%) Skype for Business
4 2 (8.70%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (4.35%) Apache Solr
5 1 (4.35%) CMS
5 1 (4.35%) Drupal
5 1 (4.35%) JBoss
5 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
5 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.04%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (13.04%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) IaaS
2 3 (13.04%) Office 365
2 3 (13.04%) OneDrive
2 3 (13.04%) Yammer
3 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.35%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
2 3 (13.04%) DNS
2 3 (13.04%) Skype
2 3 (13.04%) Unified Communications
3 2 (8.70%) Wireshark
4 1 (4.35%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Power BI
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.35%) DB2
3 1 (4.35%) GIS
3 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MSI
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
2 3 (13.04%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Law
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
3 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) MSMQ
2 2 (8.70%) SOAP
3 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.35%) CSS
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) Middleware
3 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Hedge funds
2 2 (8.70%) SWIFT
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Linux
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.35%) SUSE
5 1 (4.35%) Unix
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Migration
2 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (13.04%) Identity Management
2 3 (13.04%) Investment Management
2 3 (13.04%) Portfolio Management
2 3 (13.04%) Presales
2 3 (13.04%) Wealth Management
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
3 2 (8.70%) Workflow
4 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.35%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
4 1 (4.35%) Document Management
4 1 (4.35%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Product Management
4 1 (4.35%) Security Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.35%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) C
2 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.35%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) COBOL
3 1 (4.35%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) JCL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
1 2 (8.70%) ISEB
1 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) ServiceNow
3 1 (4.35%) Google
3 1 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) Novell
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat