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 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Specialist
Rank 253 236 221
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -15
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 12 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.087% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.095% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 7
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£303 £381 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.65% +154.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £365 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £476 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £303
% change year-on-year
+4.53% +15.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.00 -
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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
8817 8439 7857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.30% 91.98% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5214 4587 4048
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 410 548
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -4.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 2015. 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
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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
Berkshire +8 3 £400 +3.22%
West Sussex - 3 £450 - 4
Buckinghamshire -4 2 £243 -
Surrey - 2 £314 - 1
Hampshire -3 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £275 -
Applications Specialist
England

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 (40.74%) Oracle
1 11 (40.74%) SQL
1 11 (40.74%) ITIL
2 10 (37.04%) Windows
3 9 (33.33%) IIS
3 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 8 (29.63%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
5 7 (25.93%) Web Services
5 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
5 7 (25.93%) Linux
6 6 (22.22%) UNIX
6 6 (22.22%) Intranet
6 6 (22.22%) Internet
6 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (22.22%) Problem Management
7 5 (18.52%) MCITP
7 5 (18.52%) VMware
7 5 (18.52%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (18.52%) CRM
7 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (18.52%) MCSE
7 5 (18.52%) SAS
8 4 (14.81%) Cisco
8 4 (14.81%) ITIL V3
8 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
8 4 (14.81%) Oracle Application Server
8 4 (14.81%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 9 (33.33%) IIS
2 5 (18.52%) SAS
3 4 (14.81%) Oracle Application Server
3 4 (14.81%) WebSphere
4 3 (11.11%) Tomcat
5 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
5 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
5 2 (7.41%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (7.41%) Apache
5 2 (7.41%) Lync
6 1 (3.70%) Liferay
6 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
6 1 (3.70%) JBoss
6 1 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Office
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (3.70%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) Intranet
1 6 (22.22%) Internet
2 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.41%) IP Telephony
2 2 (7.41%) LAN
2 2 (7.41%) PBX
2 2 (7.41%) VoIP
2 2 (7.41%) WAN
3 1 (3.70%) FTP
3 1 (3.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
General
1 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
2 1 (3.70%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) Web Services
2 2 (7.41%) HTML
2 2 (7.41%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.70%) .NET
3 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.11%) Client/Server
3 2 (7.41%) IVR
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.70%) DTV
4 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Linux
3 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (22.22%) UNIX
4 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.41%) AIX
6 1 (3.70%) HPUX
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.70%) OS/400
6 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) ITIL
2 6 (22.22%) Problem Management
3 5 (18.52%) CRM
4 4 (14.81%) Migration
4 4 (14.81%) ITIL V3
4 4 (14.81%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (11.11%) Change Control
5 3 (11.11%) Data Migration
6 2 (7.41%) Telemarketing
6 2 (7.41%) Web Development
6 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
6 2 (7.41%) Analytics
6 2 (7.41%) Business Continuity
6 2 (7.41%) ERP
7 1 (3.70%) ETL
7 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.70%) Service Management
7 1 (3.70%) Change Management
7 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.70%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.41%) Bash Shell
3 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
3 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) RPG
4 1 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
3 5 (18.52%) MCSE
3 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (18.52%) MCITP
4 2 (7.41%) CCNA
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.70%) vCloud
2 1 (3.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.70%) OVSD
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Oracle
2 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (18.52%) VMware
4 4 (14.81%) Cisco
5 2 (7.41%) Cognos
6 1 (3.70%) SAP
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) Citrix
6 1 (3.70%) NetApp
6 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.70%) CODA
6 1 (3.70%) Radware
6 1 (3.70%) F5
6 1 (3.70%) Lumension
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