The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Specialist
Rank 232 222 242
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +20
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 8 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.087% 0.14% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.15% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 0
Average daily rate
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£381 £150 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+154.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £315 £630
% change year-on-year
+12.69% -50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - -
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8418 7840 9048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.72% 92.67% 91.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4588 4093 4133
Average daily rate £350 £358 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% +1.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 522 635
Average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Applications Specialist
England

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014. 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
Hampshire -12 5 £437 +223.51% 1
Buckinghamshire -3 1 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 £388 - 1
Kent - - - - 2
Middlesex - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Applications Specialist
England

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 4 (40.00%) Linux
1 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (30.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (20.00%) AWK
3 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Firewall
3 2 (20.00%) Electronics
3 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (20.00%) SAP
3 2 (20.00%) UNIX
3 2 (20.00%) FTP
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) HTTPS
3 2 (20.00%) Sun
3 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (20.00%) DTV
3 2 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) sed
3 2 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (20.00%) Korn
3 2 (20.00%) Marketing
3 2 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 3 (30.00%) WebSphere
1 3 (30.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
1 2 (20.00%) FTP
1 2 (20.00%) HTTPS
1 2 (20.00%) NAS
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MSI
1 1 (10.00%) AdminStudio
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (20.00%) Electronics
2 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) UNIX
2 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
1 2 (20.00%) Migration
1 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Analytics
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) CRM
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) AWK
1 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (20.00%) sed
1 2 (20.00%) Korn
2 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
1 1 (10.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (20.00%) SAP
1 2 (20.00%) Sun
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) ILOG
2 1 (10.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) AppSense