The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Applications Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Specialist
England / South East
Rank 225 239 240
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 12 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.20% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.21% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 7
Median daily rate £250 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -29.41%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-18.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £21.25 £21.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.96%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.25 £21.68
% change year-on-year
- -1.96%

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
6785 7731 8654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.15% 94.23% 93.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3910 4531 4709
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 405 424
Median hourly rate £17.06 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.35% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.63 £11.42 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

Applications Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

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 16 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Specialist within the South East region over the 3 months to 16 January 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
Hampshire +21 5 £418 -10.21%
West Sussex +1 4 £250 -16.66% 1
Surrey +13 1 £215 -50.00%
East Sussex +7 1 - -
Berkshire +4 1 - - 1
Applications Specialist
England

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 South East region featuring Applications Specialist in the job title.

1 15 (62.50%) Linux
2 10 (41.67%) Unix
2 10 (41.67%) SQL
3 9 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 8 (33.33%) WebSphere
4 8 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (29.17%) IBM
5 7 (29.17%) ITIL
5 7 (29.17%) Shell Script
6 6 (25.00%) Tomcat
6 6 (25.00%) CRM
7 5 (20.83%) DevOps
7 5 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (20.83%) Bash Shell
7 5 (20.83%) Red Hat
8 4 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
8 4 (16.67%) Windows
8 4 (16.67%) JBoss
8 4 (16.67%) Apache
8 4 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 4 (16.67%) XML
8 4 (16.67%) Open Source
8 4 (16.67%) IBM Integration Bus
8 4 (16.67%) Apache TomEE
8 4 (16.67%) Apache Geronimo
9 3 (12.50%) Worklight

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 8 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 8 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 4 (16.67%) Apache
3 4 (16.67%) Apache Geronimo
3 4 (16.67%) Apache TomEE
3 4 (16.67%) JBoss
3 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 3 (12.50%) Commerce Server
4 3 (12.50%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (4.17%) IIS
5 1 (4.17%) Moodle
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Fredhopper
2 2 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Firewall
1 1 (4.17%) IPv6
1 1 (4.17%) OpenLDAP
1 1 (4.17%) SNMP
1 1 (4.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) DB2
3 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) IBM Integration Bus
1 4 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
1 4 (16.67%) XML
2 3 (12.50%) Ajax
2 3 (12.50%) CSS
2 3 (12.50%) HTML
2 3 (12.50%) JSON
2 3 (12.50%) Worklight
3 1 (4.17%) .NET
3 1 (4.17%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (4.17%) JSP
3 1 (4.17%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (4.17%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.17%) Smart Meter
1 1 (4.17%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 15 (62.50%) Linux
2 10 (41.67%) Unix
3 5 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (16.67%) Windows
5 3 (12.50%) AIX
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) ITIL
2 6 (25.00%) CRM
3 5 (20.83%) DevOps
4 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (16.67%) Open Source
5 3 (12.50%) Analytics
5 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 3 (12.50%) Mobile First
5 3 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
7 1 (4.17%) Automated Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Business Analysis
7 1 (4.17%) Change Management
7 1 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (4.17%) ERP
7 1 (4.17%) ITSM
7 1 (4.17%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Patch Management
7 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (4.17%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 7 (29.17%) Shell Script
3 5 (20.83%) Bash Shell
4 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.33%) Java
6 1 (4.17%) Perl
6 1 (4.17%) PHP
6 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Puppet
2 1 (4.17%) HP SIM
2 1 (4.17%) OVSD
2 1 (4.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) IBM
2 5 (20.83%) Red Hat
3 3 (12.50%) AppDynamics
3 3 (12.50%) Splunk
4 2 (8.33%) HP
4 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.17%) Dell
5 1 (4.17%) Hyperion
5 1 (4.17%) NetApp
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle
5 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.17%) Sophos
5 1 (4.17%) VMware