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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Specialist
Rank 236 250 253
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 11 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.23% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.24% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 6
Median daily rate £288 £365 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.23% -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £444 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £28.13 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.13 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
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
7153 9040 9386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.66% 94.84% 94.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4172 5231 5142
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £260 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 510 506
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.77 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% +14.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 3 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Specialist within the South East region over the 3 months to 3 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
West Sussex +8 3 £250 -16.66% 3
Hampshire +23 2 £400 -2.67% 1
Buckinghamshire +13 2 £338 -3.57%
Berkshire - 2 - - 2
Surrey +16 1 £215 -50.57%
East Sussex +6 1 - -
Applications Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 13 (54.17%) Linux
2 12 (50.00%) SQL
3 9 (37.50%) Unix
4 8 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 7 (29.17%) ITIL
6 6 (25.00%) IBM
6 6 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (25.00%) WebSphere
6 6 (25.00%) DevOps
7 5 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
7 5 (20.83%) Tomcat
7 5 (20.83%) CRM
7 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (20.83%) Shell Script
7 5 (20.83%) Red Hat
8 4 (16.67%) XML
8 4 (16.67%) Windows
8 4 (16.67%) AIX
8 4 (16.67%) Apache
8 4 (16.67%) Bash Shell
8 4 (16.67%) Puppet
9 3 (12.50%) Splunk
9 3 (12.50%) Fredhopper
9 3 (12.50%) Ajax
9 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
9 3 (12.50%) JSON
9 3 (12.50%) QA
9 3 (12.50%) AppDynamics

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 6 (25.00%) WebSphere
1 6 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 5 (20.83%) Tomcat
3 4 (16.67%) Apache
4 3 (12.50%) Commerce Server
4 3 (12.50%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 2 (8.33%) Apache TomEE
5 2 (8.33%) JBoss
6 1 (4.17%) IIS
6 1 (4.17%) Moodle
6 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Fredhopper
2 2 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (8.33%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Firewall
1 2 (8.33%) IPv6
1 2 (8.33%) OpenLDAP
1 2 (8.33%) SNMP
1 2 (8.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (12.50%) DB2
3 2 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.17%) Big Data
4 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) PeopleTools
2 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
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 2 (8.33%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (8.33%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (8.33%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (4.17%) .NET
4 1 (4.17%) JSP
4 1 (4.17%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Smart Meter
2 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Private Cloud
2 1 (4.17%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (54.17%) Linux
2 9 (37.50%) Unix
3 5 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (16.67%) AIX
4 4 (16.67%) Windows
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.17%) CentOS
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%) DevOps
3 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.83%) CRM
4 3 (12.50%) Analytics
4 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 3 (12.50%) Mobile First
4 3 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (8.33%) E-Procurement
5 2 (8.33%) Open Source
5 2 (8.33%) Patch Management
5 2 (8.33%) Programme Management
5 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.17%) Automated Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Big Data Analytics
6 1 (4.17%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.17%) Data Analytics
6 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.83%) Shell Script
3 4 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 3 (12.50%) Java
4 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.33%) Perl
5 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) DBS Check
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
1 1 (4.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Puppet
2 1 (4.17%) HP SIM
2 1 (4.17%) OVSD
2 1 (4.17%) WSUS
2 1 (4.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) 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
4 2 (8.33%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (8.33%) VMware
5 1 (4.17%) Cyber-Ark
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
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