The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Specialist
Rank 237 244 227
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -17
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 9 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.20% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.21% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 7
Average daily rate £300 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £21.68 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +52.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.68 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-7.72% +52.10%
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8053 8945 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.06% 93.74% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4857 4786 4155
Average daily rate £385 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 436 470
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.40 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Applications Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Applications Specialist in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Applications Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Applications Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Applications Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Specialist across the South East region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Applications Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Applications Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Applications Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Applications Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Specialist within the South East region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Sussex +8 4 £300 - 2
Surrey -7 2 £440 +95.55% 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £444 - 2
Berkshire - 1 - -
Applications Specialist
England

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 15 (50.00%) Linux
2 14 (46.67%) Windows
3 12 (40.00%) SQL
4 10 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 9 (30.00%) Oracle
6 8 (26.67%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
7 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
8 6 (20.00%) Finance
9 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 5 (16.67%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (16.67%) SDLC
10 4 (13.33%) WebSphere
10 4 (13.33%) WebSphere Process Server
10 4 (13.33%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (13.33%) SAP
10 4 (13.33%) ITIL
10 4 (13.33%) Unix
10 4 (13.33%) IBM
10 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
10 4 (13.33%) Red Hat
11 3 (10.00%) Baan
11 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
11 3 (10.00%) SAP BI
11 3 (10.00%) Hyperion
11 3 (10.00%) ABAP
11 3 (10.00%) AIX
11 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
11 3 (10.00%) ERP
11 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 4 (13.33%) WebSphere
1 4 (13.33%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (13.33%) WebSphere Process Server
2 2 (6.67%) Apache
2 2 (6.67%) Documentum
2 2 (6.67%) IIS
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.67%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.33%) GlassFish
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.67%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) SAP SRM
2 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.33%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (10.00%) SAP BI
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.33%) DB2
5 1 (3.33%) MS Access
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.33%) Ant
3 1 (3.33%) LSMW
3 1 (3.33%) Maven
3 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) SAP PI
1 3 (10.00%) SAP XI
2 2 (6.67%) .NET
2 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (6.67%) EDI
2 2 (6.67%) J2EE
2 2 (6.67%) WinForms
3 1 (3.33%) Java EE
3 1 (3.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.33%) Biometrics
1 1 (3.33%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 15 (50.00%) Linux
2 14 (46.67%) Windows
3 10 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 5 (16.67%) Oracle Linux
5 4 (13.33%) Unix
6 3 (10.00%) AIX
6 3 (10.00%) CentOS
6 3 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) SDLC
2 4 (13.33%) ITIL
3 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (10.00%) ERP
3 3 (10.00%) Logistics
3 3 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.67%) Change Control
4 2 (6.67%) CRM
4 2 (6.67%) Document Management
4 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.67%) ITIL V3
4 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.67%) Service Management
4 2 (6.67%) Wealth Management
5 1 (3.33%) DevOps
5 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.33%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (3.33%) Project Management
5 1 (3.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) ABAP
2 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.67%) C#
3 2 (6.67%) Java
3 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.67%) Perl
3 2 (6.67%) VB
3 2 (6.67%) VB6
4 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
1 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.33%) SAP Certification
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (3.33%) SCCM
1 1 (3.33%) SCOM
1 1 (3.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Oracle
2 4 (13.33%) IBM
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) Red Hat
2 4 (13.33%) SAP
3 3 (10.00%) Baan
3 3 (10.00%) Hyperion
4 2 (6.67%) F5
4 2 (6.67%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.33%) ATG
5 1 (3.33%) Concur
5 1 (3.33%) EMC
5 1 (3.33%) Infor
5 1 (3.33%) Remedy
5 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.33%) Tripwire
5 1 (3.33%) VMware