The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Applications Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Specialist
England / North West
Rank 124 153 147
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -6
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 3 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.13% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.14% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Median daily rate £428 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £338 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £485 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £388 £401
% change year-on-year
-8.38% -3.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
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 North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2466 3570 3150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.85% 94.90% 94.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1534 2138 1737
Median daily rate £375 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 190 204
Median hourly rate £17.50 £27.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.18% +42.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

Applications Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Applications Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Applications Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Applications Specialist across the North West region.

Applications Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Applications Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Specialist across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

Applications Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Applications Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Applications Specialist across the North West region.

Applications Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Applications Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 19 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
Manchester +14 2 £325 -23.52%
Lancashire - 1 £530 -
Applications Specialist
England

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 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 North West region featuring Applications Specialist in the job title.

1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
1 2 (28.57%) IIS
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) Pega
2 1 (14.29%) CentOS
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Coaching
2 1 (14.29%) AppDynamics
2 1 (14.29%) Application Performance Management
2 1 (14.29%) Security Hardening
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Ubuntu
2 1 (14.29%) PKI
2 1 (14.29%) VLAN
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (28.57%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) JDBC
1 1 (14.29%) JMS
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) CentOS
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Ubuntu
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
1 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
2 1 (14.29%) Application Performance Management
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Coaching
2 1 (14.29%) ERP
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
2 1 (14.29%) Security Hardening
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) AppDynamics
2 1 (14.29%) Hyperion
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Pega
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 1 (14.29%) VMware