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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Consultant
Rank 571 589 569
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -20
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Consultant 69 51 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.091% 0.100%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.096% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 30 16
Median daily rate £450 £400 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +31.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £425 £438
% change year-on-year
+4.41% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £25.50
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
50938 53139 51380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.75% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 33216 33356 31629
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £568 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.16% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1509 2051 2085
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +17 64 £451 +9.33% 11
London -1 26 £500 +36.05% 3
West Midlands - 13 £399 - 1
East of England +20 7 £650 +62.50%
South West +5 6 - -
North West +2 6 £452 -
South East -4 6 £444 -8.50% 5
Hampshire +10 4 £444 -8.50% 2
Solihull - 4 - -
Cheltenham +6 3 - -
Swindon +3 3 - -
Essex +2 3 - -
Gloucestershire -3 3 - -
Wiltshire -5 3 - -
Birmingham - 3 £325 -
Warwickshire - 3 £399 -
Warwick - 3 £399 -
Manchester - 3 - -
Cheshire - 3 £452 -
Hertfordshire - 3 - -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
Knutsford - 2 £452 -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 - -
Surrey -8 1 - - 1
Berkshire -12 1 - - 1
Chelmsford - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 - -
Chester - 1 £550 -
Norwich - 1 £650 -

Applications Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 46 (38.98%) Finance
2 32 (27.12%) Linux
3 31 (26.27%) Oracle
4 30 (25.42%) Windows
5 24 (20.34%) SQL
6 23 (19.49%) Java
7 22 (18.64%) Migration
8 15 (12.71%) IIS
8 15 (12.71%) Unix
8 15 (12.71%) Apache
9 14 (11.86%) WebSphere MQ
9 14 (11.86%) WebSphere
9 14 (11.86%) Banking
10 13 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (11.02%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (11.02%) Oracle EBS R12
11 12 (10.17%) Microsoft
11 12 (10.17%) Degree
12 11 (9.32%) Oracle Applications
12 11 (9.32%) AIX
12 11 (9.32%) Web Services
12 11 (9.32%) zOS
12 11 (9.32%) Microsoft Azure
12 11 (9.32%) Data Centre
13 10 (8.47%) DevOps
13 10 (8.47%) WebSphere Portal
13 10 (8.47%) DataPower
13 10 (8.47%) Security Cleared
13 10 (8.47%) iPlanet
13 10 (8.47%) Solaris

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 15 (12.71%) Apache
1 15 (12.71%) IIS
2 14 (11.86%) WebSphere
3 10 (8.47%) IBM HTTP Server
3 10 (8.47%) iPlanet
3 10 (8.47%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (8.47%) WebSphere Portal
3 10 (8.47%) WebSphere Process Server
4 8 (6.78%) Tomcat
4 8 (6.78%) WebLogic
5 5 (4.24%) ArcGIS
5 5 (4.24%) CMS
5 5 (4.24%) Drupal
5 5 (4.24%) GeoServer
6 4 (3.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (3.39%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (2.54%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (1.69%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.69%) JBoss
9 1 (0.85%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 10 (8.47%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.54%) MS Office
3 2 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.85%) ImageReady
Business Applications
1 13 (11.02%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (9.32%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (5.08%) Oracle 11i
4 5 (4.24%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (4.24%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (4.24%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (2.54%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (2.54%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (1.69%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 2 (1.69%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (1.69%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.85%) SAP APO
7 1 (0.85%) SAP LE
7 1 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.85%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.85%) SAP SCM
7 1 (0.85%) SAP WM
7 1 (0.85%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.54%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.69%) Google Apps
4 2 (1.69%) IBM SmartCloud
4 2 (1.69%) Office 365
5 1 (0.85%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.85%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.24%) Firewall
2 4 (3.39%) Internet
2 4 (3.39%) SSL
3 3 (2.54%) Network Security
4 2 (1.69%) HTTP
4 2 (1.69%) LDAP
4 2 (1.69%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.85%) IPv6
5 1 (0.85%) Multicast
5 1 (0.85%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.93%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (5.08%) Oracle Database
2 6 (5.08%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (5.08%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.24%) GIS
3 5 (4.24%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 4 (3.39%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 4 (3.39%) BusinessObjects XI
4 4 (3.39%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.39%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (3.39%) Oracle Discoverer
5 3 (2.54%) MySQL
5 3 (2.54%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (2.54%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.69%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.85%) Lumira
7 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (7.63%) Jenkins
2 8 (6.78%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.39%) Maven
3 4 (3.39%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (2.54%) Ant
4 3 (2.54%) AppScan
4 3 (2.54%) Gerrit
4 3 (2.54%) JIRA
4 3 (2.54%) Metasploit
4 3 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.54%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.69%) VisualVM
6 1 (0.85%) Build Forge
6 1 (0.85%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.85%) Selenium
General
1 46 (38.98%) Finance
2 14 (11.86%) Banking
3 8 (6.78%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.54%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.54%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.69%) Advertising
5 2 (1.69%) Retail
6 1 (0.85%) French Language
6 1 (0.85%) Publishing
6 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.86%) WebSphere MQ
2 11 (9.32%) Web Services
3 9 (7.63%) HTML
4 8 (6.78%) CSS
5 7 (5.93%) AngularJS
6 6 (5.08%) HTML5
7 5 (4.24%) .NET
7 5 (4.24%) Backbone.js
7 5 (4.24%) CSS3
7 5 (4.24%) Ember.js
7 5 (4.24%) Node.js
7 5 (4.24%) React
8 4 (3.39%) Ajax
8 4 (3.39%) Middleware
9 3 (2.54%) IBM Integration Bus
9 3 (2.54%) J2EE
9 3 (2.54%) LAMP
10 2 (1.69%) COM+
10 2 (1.69%) SOAP
10 2 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.32%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.47%) DataPower
3 9 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.24%) Inversion of Control
4 5 (4.24%) User Experience
5 4 (3.39%) Derivative
5 4 (3.39%) Equities
5 4 (3.39%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.54%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.69%) CESG
7 2 (1.69%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.85%) Blog
8 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.85%) Minimum Viable Product
8 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.85%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 32 (27.12%) Linux
2 30 (25.42%) Windows
3 15 (12.71%) Unix
4 11 (9.32%) AIX
4 11 (9.32%) zOS
5 10 (8.47%) Solaris
6 7 (5.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (5.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (5.08%) SUSE
8 5 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.54%) Windows 2000
9 3 (2.54%) Windows Server
10 2 (1.69%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.69%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.69%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.85%) CentOS
11 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.64%) Migration
2 13 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (11.02%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (8.47%) DevOps
3 10 (8.47%) Information Security
3 10 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (7.63%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (7.63%) Workflow
5 8 (6.78%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (5.93%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (5.93%) ETL
6 7 (5.93%) Project Management
7 6 (5.08%) Content Management
7 6 (5.08%) E-Commerce
8 5 (4.24%) Automated Testing
8 5 (4.24%) BDD
8 5 (4.24%) Responsive Web Design
8 5 (4.24%) Security Testing
8 5 (4.24%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 24 (20.34%) SQL
2 23 (19.49%) Java
3 10 (8.47%) Perl
3 10 (8.47%) PL/SQL
4 9 (7.63%) Shell Script
5 8 (6.78%) Python
6 6 (5.08%) JavaScript
7 5 (4.24%) Bash Shell
7 5 (4.24%) C
7 5 (4.24%) PHP
8 4 (3.39%) C#
8 4 (3.39%) C++
9 1 (0.85%) Ruby
9 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (10.17%) Degree
2 10 (8.47%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.93%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.24%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (2.54%) CISSP
5 3 (2.54%) OCP
6 2 (1.69%) CEH
6 2 (1.69%) CISA
6 2 (1.69%) CISM
6 2 (1.69%) CRISC
6 2 (1.69%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (1.69%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.69%) GIAC
7 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.85%) ECDL
7 1 (0.85%) ISACA
7 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.85%) PMP
7 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.85%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.54%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.85%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (5.08%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.54%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.54%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (2.54%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (2.54%) Terminal Services
2 3 (2.54%) vCloud
2 3 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.85%) Docker
3 1 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.85%) XenApp
3 1 (0.85%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (3.39%) Puppet
1 4 (3.39%) SCCM
2 3 (2.54%) Data Guard
2 3 (2.54%) Nessus
3 2 (1.69%) Opsview
4 1 (0.85%) Ansible
4 1 (0.85%) AppDNA
4 1 (0.85%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 31 (26.27%) Oracle
2 12 (10.17%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.78%) Splunk
4 7 (5.93%) IBM
4 7 (5.93%) SAP
5 5 (4.24%) ESRI
5 5 (4.24%) VMware
6 4 (3.39%) Informatica
6 4 (3.39%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.39%) Sybase
7 3 (2.54%) Citrix
7 3 (2.54%) JDA
7 3 (2.54%) Pegasus
7 3 (2.54%) Qualys
7 3 (2.54%) Veracode
8 2 (1.69%) IFS
8 2 (1.69%) OpenText
8 2 (1.69%) RedPrairie
8 2 (1.69%) Software AG
8 2 (1.69%) webMethods
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