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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Specialist
Rank 267 249 237
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 5 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.052% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.20% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 8
Average daily rate £375 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £290 £350
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - £52.50
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 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
9214 9421 8767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.38% 94.40% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5620 5151 4814
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £232 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 459 473
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +4.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.28 £12.32 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

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
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 28 April 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
Hampshire +2 4 £375 -16.66% 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 £420 -
Applications Specialist
England

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 11 (61.11%) Oracle
2 9 (50.00%) Windows
3 8 (44.44%) Linux
3 8 (44.44%) SQL
3 8 (44.44%) Finance
3 8 (44.44%) Windows Server
4 7 (38.89%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (27.78%) Hyperion
5 5 (27.78%) Oracle Linux
6 4 (22.22%) HFM
6 4 (22.22%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (11.11%) SDLC
7 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
7 2 (11.11%) Unix
7 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
8 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
8 1 (5.56%) EMC
8 1 (5.56%) .NET
8 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
8 1 (5.56%) IIS
8 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
8 1 (5.56%) SAP
8 1 (5.56%) ITIL
8 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
8 1 (5.56%) CRM
8 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
8 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
8 1 (5.56%) EDI

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 1 (5.56%) IIS
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (22.22%) HFM
1 4 (22.22%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.56%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) LSMW
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.56%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.56%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Linux
2 8 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 5 (27.78%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.11%) SDLC
2 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
2 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (5.56%) CRM
2 1 (5.56%) DevOps
2 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
2 1 (5.56%) ERP
2 1 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL
2 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
2 1 (5.56%) Project Management
2 1 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (5.56%) Service Management
2 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (5.56%) Workflow
2 1 (5.56%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Certification
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
1 1 (5.56%) SCOM
1 1 (5.56%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Oracle
2 5 (27.78%) Hyperion
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.56%) ATG
4 1 (5.56%) Baan
4 1 (5.56%) EMC
4 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.56%) Remedy
4 1 (5.56%) SAP
4 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow
4 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds
4 1 (5.56%) VMware