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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Consultant
Rank 539 524 504
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -20
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Consultant 53 46 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.090% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.097% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 29 23
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£450 £301 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.50% -19.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £270 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £505 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £19.17 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.17 -

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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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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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 -25 46 £400 +33.11% 9
London +22 25 £400 - 3
South East -32 14 £608 +102.50% 1
Kent - 12 - -
City of London +8 5 £488 +25.80%
Scotland - 4 £525 -
North West -12 1 - - 1
Berkshire -14 1 £608 +102.50% 1
Tyne and Wear -27 1 £492 +146.09%
North East -28 1 £492 +146.09%
Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
South West - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £492 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Slough - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Wetherby - - - -
Woking - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Hungerford - - - -

Applications Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 30 (34.48%) Oracle
2 22 (25.29%) SQL
3 21 (24.14%) Windows
4 20 (22.99%) UNIX
5 17 (19.54%) Finance
5 17 (19.54%) Security Cleared
6 13 (14.94%) SAP
6 13 (14.94%) PL/SQL
6 13 (14.94%) ERP
7 11 (12.64%) Microsoft
7 11 (12.64%) Oracle EBS
8 10 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (11.49%) Oracle Applications
8 10 (11.49%) C#
8 10 (11.49%) .NET
8 10 (11.49%) ITIL
9 9 (10.34%) Linux
9 9 (10.34%) Migration
9 9 (10.34%) Service Delivery
9 9 (10.34%) Oracle Database
9 9 (10.34%) Oracle EBS R12
9 9 (10.34%) Logistics
9 9 (10.34%) SC Cleared
10 8 (9.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (9.20%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (9.20%) Java
11 7 (8.05%) IBM
11 7 (8.05%) Application Packaging
11 7 (8.05%) DV Cleared
11 7 (8.05%) Retail

Applications Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 5 (5.75%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.45%) Apache
2 3 (3.45%) Oracle BPEL
2 3 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.30%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.30%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.30%) Documentum
3 2 (2.30%) SAS
4 1 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.15%) IIS
4 1 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.15%) Windchill
2 1 (1.15%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (12.64%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (11.49%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (10.34%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (5.75%) SAP IS-U
5 4 (4.60%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (3.45%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (2.30%) Cerner Millennium
7 2 (2.30%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (2.30%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (2.30%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (2.30%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (1.15%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 1 (1.15%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.30%) FTP
1 2 (2.30%) Firewall
1 2 (2.30%) Network Security
2 1 (1.15%) SMS
2 1 (1.15%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.34%) Oracle Database
2 8 (9.20%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (6.90%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (3.45%) MySQL
4 3 (3.45%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.30%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.30%) DataStage
6 1 (1.15%) QualityStage
6 1 (1.15%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.15%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 4 (4.60%) MSI
2 2 (2.30%) InstallShield
2 2 (2.30%) PVCS
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Forms
General
1 17 (19.54%) Finance
2 7 (8.05%) Retail
3 6 (6.90%) Banking
4 2 (2.30%) Publishing
4 2 (2.30%) Military
4 2 (2.30%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.30%) Front Office
4 2 (2.30%) Back Office
5 1 (1.15%) Advertising
5 1 (1.15%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.15%) Marketing
5 1 (1.15%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.49%) .NET
2 7 (8.05%) Application Packaging
3 5 (5.75%) Middleware
4 3 (3.45%) Web Services
4 3 (3.45%) Java EE
5 2 (2.30%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.30%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.15%) WCF
6 1 (1.15%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.15%) jQuery
6 1 (1.15%) XML
6 1 (1.15%) Ajax
6 1 (1.15%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.90%) AS400
2 6 (6.90%) iSeries
3 5 (5.75%) Smart Meter
3 5 (5.75%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.45%) GIS
4 3 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.30%) Statistics
5 2 (2.30%) NHS
6 1 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.15%) FMCG
6 1 (1.15%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (24.14%) Windows
2 20 (22.99%) UNIX
3 9 (10.34%) Linux
4 8 (9.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (4.60%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.15%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.15%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.94%) ERP
2 10 (11.49%) ITIL
3 9 (10.34%) Service Delivery
3 9 (10.34%) Migration
3 9 (10.34%) Logistics
4 5 (5.75%) Workflow
4 5 (5.75%) UML
4 5 (5.75%) Data Modelling
4 5 (5.75%) BPMN
5 4 (4.60%) Change Management
5 4 (4.60%) Service Management
5 4 (4.60%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (3.45%) Electronic Trading
6 3 (3.45%) BPEL
6 3 (3.45%) Project Management
6 3 (3.45%) SOA
6 3 (3.45%) Build Automation
6 3 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (2.30%) Data Management
7 2 (2.30%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (25.29%) SQL
2 13 (14.94%) PL/SQL
3 10 (11.49%) C#
4 8 (9.20%) Java
5 6 (6.90%) COBOL
6 3 (3.45%) VB.NET
6 3 (3.45%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.30%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.30%) VBScript
7 2 (2.30%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.15%) Perl
8 1 (1.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (19.54%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.05%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.30%) MCTS
5 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.15%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.15%) SLA
1 1 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 6 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.60%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.75%) SCCM
2 2 (2.30%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.15%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (1.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 30 (34.48%) Oracle
2 13 (14.94%) SAP
3 11 (12.64%) Microsoft
4 7 (8.05%) IBM
5 6 (6.90%) Epicor
6 3 (3.45%) ESRI
6 3 (3.45%) Citrix
7 2 (2.30%) Cerner
7 2 (2.30%) Business Objects
7 2 (2.30%) VMware
7 2 (2.30%) Imperva
7 2 (2.30%) TIBCO
7 2 (2.30%) Reuters
7 2 (2.30%) Bloomberg
7 2 (2.30%) Remedy
7 2 (2.30%) Fidessa
7 2 (2.30%) F5
8 1 (1.15%) RedPrairie
8 1 (1.15%) AppSense
8 1 (1.15%) Informatica
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