The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Consultant role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Applications Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Consultant
Rank 527 535 483
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -52
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Consultant 51 40 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.076% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.083% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 21 32
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£400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £240 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £260 £388
% change year-on-year
+44.23% -32.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £24.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50025 48432 42510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.39% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 30372 29064 24408
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1969 2003 2177
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

Applications Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Applications Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Applications Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Applications Consultant within the UK.

Applications Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Applications Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Applications Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Applications Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Applications Consultant within the UK.

Applications Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Applications Consultant
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 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
England -7 47 £400 - 16
London +8 25 £400 -4.76% 7
South East -14 13 £494 +89.90% 3
Berkshire +1 5 £575 +27.77%
South West - 5 - -
West Sussex -14 4 £500 +53.84% 1
Scotland - 4 £220 -
City of London +20 2 £513 +17.14% 1
West Midlands -6 2 £288 +15.00%
Hampshire -9 2 £343 -
Maidenhead - 2 £600 -
Coventry - 2 £288 -
Yorkshire - 2 - - 4
East of England +11 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire -16 1 £375 +56.25% 2
Surrey - 1 £375 -
Crawley - 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Peterborough - 1 - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Watford - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Lincolnshire - - - -

Applications Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Applications Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title.

1 35 (33.02%) Oracle
2 32 (30.19%) SQL
3 31 (29.25%) ITIL
4 27 (25.47%) Security Cleared
5 25 (23.58%) Windows
5 25 (23.58%) PL/SQL
5 25 (23.58%) C#
6 21 (19.81%) .NET
6 21 (19.81%) UNIX
6 21 (19.81%) Microsoft
7 19 (17.92%) Java
8 18 (16.98%) DV Cleared
9 16 (15.09%) Oracle Database
9 16 (15.09%) Oracle Database 11g
10 14 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (12.26%) Finance
12 12 (11.32%) SAP
12 12 (11.32%) ERP
12 12 (11.32%) Data Structures
13 11 (10.38%) Active Directory
14 10 (9.43%) Tomcat
14 10 (9.43%) Oracle Database 10g
14 10 (9.43%) Service Delivery
14 10 (9.43%) Java EE
15 9 (8.49%) Windows Server 2008
16 8 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (7.55%) Linux
16 8 (7.55%) Windows 7
16 8 (7.55%) Application Packaging
16 8 (7.55%) SC Cleared

Applications Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Applications Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (9.43%) Tomcat
2 7 (6.60%) Oracle BPEL
3 4 (3.77%) Apache
4 3 (2.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.94%) IIS
5 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.94%) Lync
5 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.94%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.94%) CMS
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (6.60%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.89%) MS Office
3 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.94%) Windchill
3 1 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (5.66%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (4.72%) SAP IS-U
2 5 (4.72%) Cerner Millennium
2 5 (4.72%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (3.77%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (2.83%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (1.89%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.89%) ATM
1 2 (1.89%) FTP
2 1 (0.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.09%) Oracle Database 11g
1 16 (15.09%) Oracle Database
2 10 (9.43%) Oracle Database 10g
3 7 (6.60%) MySQL
4 2 (1.89%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.89%) DataStage
5 1 (0.94%) QualityStage
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.94%) MS Access
5 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (4.72%) MSI
1 5 (4.72%) InstallShield
2 2 (1.89%) JIRA
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.94%) AdminStudio
General
1 13 (12.26%) Finance
2 8 (7.55%) Retail
3 4 (3.77%) Banking
4 3 (2.83%) Law
5 2 (1.89%) Front Office
5 2 (1.89%) Back Office
6 1 (0.94%) Advertising
6 1 (0.94%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.94%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.94%) Marketing
6 1 (0.94%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (19.81%) .NET
2 10 (9.43%) Java EE
3 8 (7.55%) Application Packaging
4 7 (6.60%) Middleware
5 4 (3.77%) OAuth
5 4 (3.77%) OAuth2
5 4 (3.77%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (3.77%) HTML
5 4 (3.77%) SAML
6 3 (2.83%) Web Services
6 3 (2.83%) HTML5
7 2 (1.89%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.89%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.94%) WCF
8 1 (0.94%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.94%) jQuery
8 1 (0.94%) XML
8 1 (0.94%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.94%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (11.32%) Data Structures
3 6 (5.66%) AS400
3 6 (5.66%) iSeries
4 5 (4.72%) Smart Meter
4 5 (4.72%) NHS
5 4 (3.77%) GIS
5 4 (3.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.83%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.89%) Eurex
8 1 (0.94%) User Experience
8 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 25 (23.58%) Windows
2 21 (19.81%) UNIX
3 9 (8.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (7.55%) Windows 7
4 8 (7.55%) Linux
4 8 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.94%) AIX
5 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (29.25%) ITIL
2 12 (11.32%) ERP
3 10 (9.43%) Service Delivery
4 8 (7.55%) Logistics
5 7 (6.60%) Workflow
5 7 (6.60%) Migration
5 7 (6.60%) BPEL
6 6 (5.66%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (5.66%) SOA
6 6 (5.66%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (4.72%) BPMN
7 5 (4.72%) UML
7 5 (4.72%) CRM
7 5 (4.72%) Change Management
7 5 (4.72%) Data Modelling
7 5 (4.72%) Service Management
7 5 (4.72%) Incident Management
7 5 (4.72%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (3.77%) Validation
8 4 (3.77%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 32 (30.19%) SQL
2 25 (23.58%) PL/SQL
2 25 (23.58%) C#
3 19 (17.92%) Java
4 7 (6.60%) VB.NET
5 6 (5.66%) COBOL
6 5 (4.72%) VBScript
6 5 (4.72%) Shell Script
6 5 (4.72%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.83%) C
8 2 (1.89%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (25.47%) Security Cleared
2 18 (16.98%) DV Cleared
3 8 (7.55%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.66%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.83%) MCITP
5 3 (2.83%) MCSE
5 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.89%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.89%) Degree
6 2 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.94%) SLA
1 1 (0.94%) QA
System Software
1 11 (10.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.77%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.89%) XenApp
4 1 (0.94%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.94%) UAG
Systems Management
1 8 (7.55%) SCCM
2 2 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.94%) SCDPM
3 1 (0.94%) SCSM
3 1 (0.94%) SCOM
3 1 (0.94%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.94%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.94%) WMI
3 1 (0.94%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.94%) WSUS
3 1 (0.94%) BMC Marimba
Vendors
1 35 (33.02%) Oracle
2 21 (19.81%) Microsoft
3 12 (11.32%) SAP
4 7 (6.60%) IBM
4 7 (6.60%) VMware
5 6 (5.66%) Citrix
5 6 (5.66%) Epicor
6 5 (4.72%) Cerner
7 4 (3.77%) ESRI
7 4 (3.77%) Murex
8 3 (2.83%) HP
8 3 (2.83%) Sencha
9 2 (1.89%) AppSense
9 2 (1.89%) Fidessa
9 2 (1.89%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.89%) Reuters
9 2 (1.89%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.94%) Remedy
10 1 (0.94%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.94%) BMC