The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Applications Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Consultant
Rank 592 575 560
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -15
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Consultant 69 67 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 27 12
Median daily rate £431 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £515 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £390 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.17% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £100.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +292.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £25.50

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
51181 53984 51041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33252 34149 30933
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1553 2015 2063
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Applications Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Applications Consultant in the job title.

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 25 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 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
England -1 63 £444 +10.93% 13
London -4 25 £519 +29.68% 1
South East +11 21 £300 -25.46% 4
Hampshire +12 13 £300 -30.63%
North West +12 7 £426 +46.89% 2
South West +2 6 - - 1
Berkshire - 6 - - 2
Manchester - 5 £368 - 1
Swindon +2 3 - -
Scotland +2 3 £148 -
Wiltshire -3 3 - -
Gloucestershire - 3 - -
Cheltenham - 3 - -
East of England +20 2 - - 2
Surrey -2 2 £450 +80.00%
West Midlands -38 2 - - 1
Solihull - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 £501 -
Southampton - 2 £281 -
City of London +45 1 £538 +95.45%
Hertfordshire +16 1 - -
Essex +6 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £148 -
Stockport - 1 £400 -
Newbury - 1 - -
Chester - 1 £550 -
Knutsford - 1 £452 -
Chelmsford - 1 - -
Cobham - 1 £450 -

Applications Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, Applications Consultant 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 featuring Applications Consultant in the job title.

1 50 (37.88%) Finance
2 42 (31.82%) Oracle
3 36 (27.27%) Windows
4 35 (26.52%) SQL
5 34 (25.76%) Linux
6 27 (20.45%) Migration
7 22 (16.67%) Java
8 18 (13.64%) Unix
9 17 (12.88%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (12.88%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (11.36%) PL/SQL
10 15 (11.36%) Security Cleared
11 14 (10.61%) Data Centre
11 14 (10.61%) IIS
12 13 (9.85%) CSS
12 13 (9.85%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (9.85%) Oracle EBS R12
12 13 (9.85%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (9.09%) Oracle Database
13 12 (9.09%) SC Cleared
13 12 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (9.09%) Shell Script
13 12 (9.09%) WebLogic
13 12 (9.09%) Information Security
13 12 (9.09%) Banking
14 11 (8.33%) Oracle Applications
14 11 (8.33%) ETL
14 11 (8.33%) Microsoft
14 11 (8.33%) Apache

Applications Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 14 (10.61%) IIS
2 12 (9.09%) WebLogic
3 11 (8.33%) Apache
4 10 (7.58%) WebSphere
5 9 (6.82%) Oracle Application Server
6 7 (5.30%) IBM HTTP Server
6 7 (5.30%) iPlanet
6 7 (5.30%) Tomcat
6 7 (5.30%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (5.30%) WebSphere Portal
6 7 (5.30%) WebSphere Process Server
7 5 (3.79%) ArcGIS
7 5 (3.79%) CMS
7 5 (3.79%) Drupal
7 5 (3.79%) GeoServer
8 3 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (2.27%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (1.52%) GlassFish
9 2 (1.52%) JBoss
10 1 (0.76%) IBM Transformation Extender
Applications
1 9 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.52%) MS Office
2 2 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.76%) ImageReady
Business Applications
1 13 (9.85%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (8.33%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (4.55%) Oracle 11i
4 5 (3.79%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (3.79%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (3.79%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (2.27%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (2.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (1.52%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 2 (1.52%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (1.52%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.76%) SAP APO
7 1 (0.76%) SAP LE
7 1 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.76%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.76%) SAP SCM
7 1 (0.76%) SAP WM
7 1 (0.76%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.52%) Google Apps
3 2 (1.52%) IBM SmartCloud
3 2 (1.52%) Office 365
4 1 (0.76%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.76%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.79%) Firewall
2 4 (3.03%) Internet
3 3 (2.27%) Network Security
4 2 (1.52%) HTTP
4 2 (1.52%) LDAP
4 2 (1.52%) SSL
4 2 (1.52%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.76%) DHCP
5 1 (0.76%) DNS
5 1 (0.76%) IPv6
5 1 (0.76%) Multicast
5 1 (0.76%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 9 (6.82%) Oracle BI EE
3 7 (5.30%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (5.30%) SQL Server
4 6 (4.55%) SQLPlus
5 5 (3.79%) GIS
5 5 (3.79%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (3.03%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 4 (3.03%) BusinessObjects XI
6 4 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.03%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 4 (3.03%) Oracle Discoverer
7 3 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.52%) MySQL
8 2 (1.52%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.76%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (6.06%) Jenkins
2 7 (5.30%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.27%) AppScan
3 3 (2.27%) Maven
3 3 (2.27%) Metasploit
3 3 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.52%) Ant
4 2 (1.52%) Gerrit
4 2 (1.52%) JIRA
4 2 (1.52%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.52%) VisualVM
5 1 (0.76%) Build Forge
5 1 (0.76%) Selenium
General
1 50 (37.88%) Finance
2 12 (9.09%) Banking
3 6 (4.55%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.79%) Retail
5 3 (2.27%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.52%) Advertising
6 2 (1.52%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.76%) French Language
7 1 (0.76%) Law
7 1 (0.76%) Publishing
7 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.85%) CSS
2 10 (7.58%) WebSphere MQ
3 9 (6.82%) .NET
4 8 (6.06%) HTML
5 7 (5.30%) AngularJS
5 7 (5.30%) Web Services
5 7 (5.30%) XML
6 6 (4.55%) HTML5
7 5 (3.79%) Backbone.js
7 5 (3.79%) CSS3
7 5 (3.79%) Ember.js
7 5 (3.79%) Middleware
7 5 (3.79%) Node.js
7 5 (3.79%) React
7 5 (3.79%) XSL
7 5 (3.79%) XSLT
8 2 (1.52%) Ajax
8 2 (1.52%) J2EE
8 2 (1.52%) LAMP
8 2 (1.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.61%) Data Centre
2 12 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.82%) DataPower
4 5 (3.79%) Inversion of Control
4 5 (3.79%) User Experience
5 4 (3.03%) Derivative
5 4 (3.03%) Equities
5 4 (3.03%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.52%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.52%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.76%) CESG
7 1 (0.76%) Clustering
7 1 (0.76%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.76%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 36 (27.27%) Windows
2 34 (25.76%) Linux
3 18 (13.64%) Unix
4 13 (9.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (9.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (6.06%) AIX
5 8 (6.06%) Solaris
5 8 (6.06%) zOS
6 7 (5.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (4.55%) SUSE
8 5 (3.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (3.03%) Windows Server
10 3 (2.27%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.52%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.52%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.76%) CentOS
12 1 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.45%) Migration
2 17 (12.88%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (12.88%) Business Intelligence
3 15 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (9.09%) Information Security
5 11 (8.33%) ETL
6 10 (7.58%) DevOps
7 9 (6.82%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (6.06%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (6.06%) Workflow
9 7 (5.30%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (5.30%) Mentoring
9 7 (5.30%) Project Management
10 6 (4.55%) Coaching
10 6 (4.55%) Configuration Management
10 6 (4.55%) Content Management
10 6 (4.55%) E-business
10 6 (4.55%) ERD
10 6 (4.55%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 35 (26.52%) SQL
2 22 (16.67%) Java
3 15 (11.36%) PL/SQL
4 12 (9.09%) Shell Script
5 10 (7.58%) Perl
6 8 (6.06%) Python
7 7 (5.30%) C
8 6 (4.55%) JavaScript
9 5 (3.79%) C#
9 5 (3.79%) C++
9 5 (3.79%) PHP
10 4 (3.03%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.76%) Ruby
11 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (11.36%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.06%) Degree
4 5 (3.79%) Oracle Certification
5 4 (3.03%) CISSP
5 4 (3.03%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.27%) CISA
6 3 (2.27%) CISM
6 3 (2.27%) OCP
7 2 (1.52%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.52%) CEH
7 2 (1.52%) CRISC
7 2 (1.52%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (1.52%) GIAC
8 1 (0.76%) ISEB
8 1 (0.76%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.76%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.76%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.03%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.52%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.52%) QA
4 1 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (5.30%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (2.27%) Terminal Services
2 3 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.52%) vCloud
4 1 (0.76%) Docker
4 1 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.76%) vSphere
4 1 (0.76%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.76%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (3.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 5 (3.79%) Puppet
2 3 (2.27%) Data Guard
2 3 (2.27%) Nessus
3 2 (1.52%) Ansible
3 2 (1.52%) Opsview
4 1 (0.76%) AppDNA
4 1 (0.76%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.76%) Nagios
4 1 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.76%) SCCM
4 1 (0.76%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 42 (31.82%) Oracle
2 11 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.58%) Splunk
4 9 (6.82%) Informatica
5 8 (6.06%) Citrix
6 7 (5.30%) IBM
6 7 (5.30%) Northgate
7 6 (4.55%) SAP
8 5 (3.79%) ESRI
8 5 (3.79%) VMware
9 4 (3.03%) Qualys
9 4 (3.03%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.03%) Sybase
10 3 (2.27%) JDA
10 3 (2.27%) Pegasus
10 3 (2.27%) Veracode
11 2 (1.52%) Google
11 2 (1.52%) IFS
11 2 (1.52%) RedPrairie
11 2 (1.52%) webMethods
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