The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Applications Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Specialist
Rank 565 593 595
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 74 64 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.12% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 39 28
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £317 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £531 £517
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.94% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
50509 55363 53299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.95% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 32914 35215 32203
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1615 2084 2078
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

Applications Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Applications Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Applications Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

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

Applications Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Applications Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2016.

Applications Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Applications Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Applications Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Applications Specialist
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 Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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 +9 68 £375 -7.40% 13
London -4 24 £469 +13.63% 6
South East +8 13 £338 -3.57% 2
Hampshire +21 10 £338 -15.62% 1
North West +16 10 £490 +49.04%
East of England +23 7 £350 - 3
South West +15 6 £308 -
Scotland +14 6 £385 -
Yorkshire +5 6 £225 -
Essex +4 6 £350 - 1
Manchester +4 5 £490 +29.80%
Edinburgh +6 4 £325 -
West Yorkshire +1 4 £225 -
Southampton - 4 £288 -
Winchester +7 3 - -
Colchester - 3 £400 -
City of London +37 2 £500 +21.95% 3
Cheshire +10 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Oxford - 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 - -
Wakefield - 2 £225 -
Gloucester - 2 £280 -
Bristol - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 £280 -
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £420 -
Clydebank - 2 £420 -
Lancashire +18 1 £480 -
Berkshire +11 1 - - 1

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 featuring Applications Specialist in the job title.

1 45 (29.22%) Windows
2 35 (22.73%) Linux
3 34 (22.08%) Java
3 34 (22.08%) Finance
4 31 (20.13%) SQL
5 29 (18.83%) SQL Server
6 26 (16.88%) Oracle
6 26 (16.88%) Active Directory
7 25 (16.23%) Migration
8 24 (15.58%) Microsoft
9 22 (14.29%) .NET
9 22 (14.29%) Windows Server
10 21 (13.64%) Unix
11 20 (12.99%) Firewall
12 19 (12.34%) Banking
13 18 (11.69%) Windows Server 2012
14 17 (11.04%) IBM
15 15 (9.74%) MS Excel
15 15 (9.74%) WebSphere
15 15 (9.74%) VMware
15 15 (9.74%) Data Centre
15 15 (9.74%) Security Cleared
16 14 (9.09%) JavaScript
16 14 (9.09%) Citrix
17 12 (7.79%) Windows Server 2003
17 12 (7.79%) HTML
17 12 (7.79%) WebSphere Application Server
17 12 (7.79%) ITIL
17 12 (7.79%) Microsoft App-V
18 11 (7.14%) XML

Applications Specialist 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 (9.74%) WebSphere
2 12 (7.79%) WebSphere Application Server
3 9 (5.84%) SharePoint
4 8 (5.19%) IIS
5 7 (4.55%) Tomcat
6 6 (3.90%) Apache
6 6 (3.90%) IBM HTTP Server
7 5 (3.25%) WebSphere Portal
8 4 (2.60%) JBoss
9 3 (1.95%) Apache Solr
9 3 (1.95%) GlassFish
9 3 (1.95%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.95%) WebSphere Process Server
10 2 (1.30%) Alfresco
10 2 (1.30%) FileNet
10 2 (1.30%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.30%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.65%) GemFire
11 1 (0.65%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (9.74%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.49%) MS Office
3 3 (1.95%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.25%) HFM
1 5 (3.25%) Hyperion Planning
2 4 (2.60%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (2.60%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.95%) ION MarketView
4 2 (1.30%) assyst
4 2 (1.30%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (1.30%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.30%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.30%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 2 (1.30%) Primavera
5 1 (0.65%) Fredhopper
5 1 (0.65%) Magento
5 1 (0.65%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.65%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (12.99%) Firewall
2 6 (3.90%) Wireshark
3 5 (3.25%) SSL
4 4 (2.60%) HTTP
4 4 (2.60%) HTTPS
4 4 (2.60%) NetScaler
5 3 (1.95%) DHCP
5 3 (1.95%) IPv6
5 3 (1.95%) OpenLDAP
6 2 (1.30%) DNS
6 2 (1.30%) Intranet
6 2 (1.30%) LDAP
6 2 (1.30%) SNMP
7 1 (0.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.65%) Internet
7 1 (0.65%) Network Security
7 1 (0.65%) SAN
7 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.65%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (18.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.95%) Big Data
3 3 (1.95%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.95%) MySQL
3 3 (1.95%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (1.95%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.95%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.30%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.30%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.30%) Spotfire
5 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.65%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.60%) AppScan
1 4 (2.60%) Introscope
1 4 (2.60%) MSI
2 3 (1.95%) InstallShield
3 2 (1.30%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.30%) PeopleTools
3 2 (1.30%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.65%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.65%) Subversion
4 1 (0.65%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 34 (22.08%) Finance
2 19 (12.34%) Banking
3 6 (3.90%) Law
4 5 (3.25%) Front Office
4 5 (3.25%) Legal
5 3 (1.95%) Advertising
6 1 (0.65%) Back Office
6 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (14.29%) .NET
2 12 (7.79%) HTML
3 11 (7.14%) XML
4 10 (6.49%) J2EE
5 8 (5.19%) Middleware
6 6 (3.90%) CSS
6 6 (3.90%) JSON
7 5 (3.25%) Java EE
8 3 (1.95%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.95%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (1.95%) Hibernate
8 3 (1.95%) HTML5
8 3 (1.95%) LAPP Stack
8 3 (1.95%) Struts
8 3 (1.95%) Web Services
9 2 (1.30%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.30%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (1.30%) JMS
9 2 (1.30%) Spring
9 2 (1.30%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.74%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.60%) Clustering
4 4 (2.60%) Fat Client
4 4 (2.60%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.95%) Cryptography
5 3 (1.95%) DataPower
5 3 (1.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (1.95%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.95%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.30%) CMDB
6 2 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.30%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.30%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.65%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.65%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 45 (29.22%) Windows
2 35 (22.73%) Linux
3 22 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 21 (13.64%) Unix
5 18 (11.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (7.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (5.84%) SUSE
8 7 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (3.25%) Windows 7
10 4 (2.60%) AIX
10 4 (2.60%) Windows 10
11 3 (1.95%) Android
11 3 (1.95%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.95%) CentOS
12 2 (1.30%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.65%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (16.23%) Migration
2 12 (7.79%) ITIL
3 9 (5.84%) Incident Management
4 8 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (5.19%) Application Packaging
4 8 (5.19%) Problem Management
5 7 (4.55%) Analytics
5 7 (4.55%) Information Security
5 7 (4.55%) Test Scripting
6 6 (3.90%) Change Management
6 6 (3.90%) DevOps
7 5 (3.25%) BPMN
7 5 (3.25%) Electronic Trading
7 5 (3.25%) ERP
7 5 (3.25%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (3.25%) Security Testing
7 5 (3.25%) Software Engineering
7 5 (3.25%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (3.25%) UML
7 5 (3.25%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (22.08%) Java
2 31 (20.13%) SQL
3 14 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 10 (6.49%) Perl
5 7 (4.55%) C++
5 7 (4.55%) Shell Script
5 7 (4.55%) T-SQL
6 6 (3.90%) PHP
6 6 (3.90%) PowerShell
6 6 (3.90%) VBA
7 5 (3.25%) C
7 5 (3.25%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.60%) C#
8 4 (2.60%) COBOL
8 4 (2.60%) Python
9 3 (1.95%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.95%) VB
9 3 (1.95%) VBScript
10 2 (1.30%) Jython
11 1 (0.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (9.74%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.19%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.55%) ISEB
4 6 (3.90%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.90%) ISTQB
5 5 (3.25%) MOS
6 2 (1.30%) CISM
6 2 (1.30%) CISSP
6 2 (1.30%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.65%) CCA
7 1 (0.65%) CISA
7 1 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.65%) CRISC
7 1 (0.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.60%) SLA
2 2 (1.30%) QA
2 2 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.65%) Basel III
3 1 (0.65%) COBIT
3 1 (0.65%) HL7
System Software
1 26 (16.88%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.79%) Microsoft App-V
3 11 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 9 (5.84%) XenApp
5 6 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (1.95%) Docker
6 3 (1.95%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (1.95%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.65%) NFS
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (5.19%) Puppet
1 8 (5.19%) SCCM
2 7 (4.55%) Tivoli
3 6 (3.90%) HP Fortify
4 4 (2.60%) CA Wily
4 4 (2.60%) SCOM
4 4 (2.60%) TADDM
4 4 (2.60%) WebInspect
5 3 (1.95%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.65%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.65%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.65%) Graphite
6 1 (0.65%) Kibana
6 1 (0.65%) logstash
6 1 (0.65%) Nagios
6 1 (0.65%) Opsview
Vendors
1 26 (16.88%) Oracle
2 24 (15.58%) Microsoft
3 17 (11.04%) IBM
4 15 (9.74%) VMware
5 14 (9.09%) Citrix
6 7 (4.55%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.25%) Hyperion
8 4 (2.60%) AppSense
8 4 (2.60%) CA
8 4 (2.60%) Cognos
8 4 (2.60%) F5
8 4 (2.60%) HP
8 4 (2.60%) Northgate
8 4 (2.60%) Veracode
8 4 (2.60%) Wyse
9 3 (1.95%) Akamai
9 3 (1.95%) Cyber-Ark
9 3 (1.95%) iManage
9 3 (1.95%) ION Trading
10 2 (1.30%) Nintex
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