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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Specialist
Rank 256 242 243
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 10 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.17% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.18% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 3
Median daily rate £375 £275 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -26.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £288 £375
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.50
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
8708 8818 8401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.07% 94.72% 93.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 5248 4918 4604
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 431 461
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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
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 26 May 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
Hampshire +5 9 £375 -16.66% 2
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
Applications Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 7 (41.18%) Finance
1 7 (41.18%) Oracle
1 7 (41.18%) Linux
2 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 5 (29.41%) Hyperion Planning
3 5 (29.41%) Windows
3 5 (29.41%) Hyperion
3 5 (29.41%) Red Hat
3 5 (29.41%) HFM
4 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
4 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
5 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
5 3 (17.65%) Puppet
5 3 (17.65%) VMware
6 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.76%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (11.76%) WebSphere Process Server
6 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
6 2 (11.76%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (11.76%) IIS
6 2 (11.76%) AIX
6 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
6 2 (11.76%) IBM
6 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
6 2 (11.76%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (11.76%) Big Data
6 2 (11.76%) Big Data Analytics
6 2 (11.76%) Data Analytics
6 2 (11.76%) Analytics

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 2 (11.76%) IIS
1 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
1 2 (11.76%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (11.76%) WebSphere Process Server
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (29.41%) HFM
1 5 (29.41%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (5.88%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
1 1 (5.88%) IPv6
1 1 (5.88%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) Big Data
2 2 (11.76%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (11.76%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.88%) EDRMS
3 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) LSMW
1 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.88%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (5.88%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Private Cloud
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) Windows
3 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
4 2 (11.76%) AIX
4 2 (11.76%) CentOS
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (11.76%) Analytics
1 2 (11.76%) Big Data Analytics
1 2 (11.76%) Data Analytics
1 2 (11.76%) DevOps
2 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
2 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
2 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL
2 1 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (5.88%) Patch Management
2 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
2 1 (5.88%) Project Management
2 1 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (5.88%) SDLC
2 1 (5.88%) Server Patching
2 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
2 1 (5.88%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) Perl
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Puppet
2 2 (11.76%) ZABBIX
3 1 (5.88%) SCCM
3 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Oracle
2 5 (29.41%) Hyperion
2 5 (29.41%) Red Hat
3 3 (17.65%) VMware
4 2 (11.76%) Cyber-Ark
4 2 (11.76%) IBM
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.88%) ATG
5 1 (5.88%) EMC
5 1 (5.88%) Remedy
5 1 (5.88%) SAP
5 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow
5 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds