The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Specialist
Rank 548 567 491
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -76
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 48 28 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.053% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.057% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 13 44
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£410 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £437 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £374 £258
% change year-on-year
-22.45% +45.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.00 -

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
49251 48960 43769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30638 30338 25166
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1929 1993 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -6.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Applications Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 29 May 2015.

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 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 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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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 -3 45 £410 +9.33% 14
London +11 22 £475 +11.76%
South East +4 10 £275 -26.66% 9
East of England - 6 £425 - 1
City of London +15 5 £475 +9.82%
South West +11 4 £285 +3.63% 1
West Sussex - 4 £375 - 3
Bristol +8 3 £280 -
Hampshire +2 3 - -
Scotland +2 3 - - 1
West Midlands - 3 £285 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £425 -
Edinburgh 0 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 £243 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £448 - 1
Cambridge - 2 £430 -
Crawley - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £243 - 1
Farnborough -3 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - - 1
East Sussex - 1 £275 -
Essex - 1 £425 -
Watford - 1 £420 - 1
Worthing - 1 £300 -
Gatwick - 1 £450 - 1
Hertford - 1 £475 -
Lewes - 1 £275 -

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Applications Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 35 (33.98%) Windows
2 30 (29.13%) Linux
3 23 (22.33%) Finance
4 21 (20.39%) Security Cleared
4 21 (20.39%) SQL
5 19 (18.45%) Microsoft
5 19 (18.45%) WebSphere
5 19 (18.45%) Migration
6 17 (16.50%) SC Cleared
6 17 (16.50%) WebSphere Application Server
6 17 (16.50%) SQL Server
6 17 (16.50%) UNIX
7 13 (12.62%) VMware
7 13 (12.62%) Banking
7 13 (12.62%) ITIL
8 12 (11.65%) Active Directory
8 12 (11.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (11.65%) Bash Shell
9 11 (10.68%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (10.68%) Oracle
9 11 (10.68%) MCSE
9 11 (10.68%) Analytics
10 10 (9.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (9.71%) MS Excel
10 10 (9.71%) .NET
10 10 (9.71%) IIS
10 10 (9.71%) Citrix
10 10 (9.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (9.71%) Front Office
10 10 (9.71%) SCCM

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Applications Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (18.45%) WebSphere
2 17 (16.50%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (9.71%) IIS
4 5 (4.85%) Lync
4 5 (4.85%) SAS
5 4 (3.88%) CICS
5 4 (3.88%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (3.88%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.88%) WebSphere Portal
5 4 (3.88%) WebSphere Process Server
5 4 (3.88%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (2.91%) Apache
7 2 (1.94%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.94%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.94%) FileNet
7 2 (1.94%) LiveLink
Applications
1 10 (9.71%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.83%) MS Office
3 4 (3.88%) Final Cut Pro
4 2 (1.94%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (4.85%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.94%) Summit
4 1 (0.97%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.97%) SAP EHS
4 1 (0.97%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.97%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.97%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.94%) Office 365
2 1 (0.97%) SaaS
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.77%) WAN
2 6 (5.83%) LAN
3 5 (4.85%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.85%) Firewall
3 5 (4.85%) Intranet
3 5 (4.85%) Internet
4 4 (3.88%) VPN
4 4 (3.88%) DNS
5 2 (1.94%) SAN
5 2 (1.94%) PBX
5 2 (1.94%) VoIP
5 2 (1.94%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.97%) NAS
6 1 (0.97%) FTP
6 1 (0.97%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.97%) SSL
6 1 (0.97%) LDAP
6 1 (0.97%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.88%) DB2
4 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.94%) MySQL
5 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.94%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.94%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.97%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.97%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.97%) OLAP
6 1 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.97%) OLTP
6 1 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.97%) DTS
6 1 (0.97%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 6 (5.83%) MSI
1 6 (5.83%) Introscope
2 2 (1.94%) AdminStudio
General
1 23 (22.33%) Finance
2 13 (12.62%) Banking
3 10 (9.71%) Front Office
4 6 (5.83%) Retail
5 5 (4.85%) Publishing
5 5 (4.85%) Legal
6 4 (3.88%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.91%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.94%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.94%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.97%) Local Government
9 1 (0.97%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.71%) .NET
2 8 (7.77%) Web Services
3 6 (5.83%) HTML
3 6 (5.83%) Application Packaging
4 5 (4.85%) XML
5 4 (3.88%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (1.94%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (1.94%) SOAP
6 2 (1.94%) WCF
7 1 (0.97%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.97%) Java EE
7 1 (0.97%) REST
7 1 (0.97%) CSS
7 1 (0.97%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.80%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.83%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (4.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (3.88%) LPAR
5 3 (2.91%) Statistics
5 3 (2.91%) Equities
5 3 (2.91%) DataPower
5 3 (2.91%) Wiki
5 3 (2.91%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.91%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.91%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.94%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.94%) IVR
7 1 (0.97%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.97%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.97%) Derivative
7 1 (0.97%) PKI
7 1 (0.97%) Clustering
7 1 (0.97%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 35 (33.98%) Windows
2 30 (29.13%) Linux
3 17 (16.50%) UNIX
4 12 (11.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (9.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (9.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (6.80%) Windows XP
7 6 (5.83%) AIX
7 6 (5.83%) Windows 7
8 5 (4.85%) Solaris
9 4 (3.88%) Mac OS X
9 4 (3.88%) zOS
10 3 (2.91%) Mac OS X Server
11 2 (1.94%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.94%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.97%) HPUX
12 1 (0.97%) OS/400
12 1 (0.97%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (18.45%) Migration
2 13 (12.62%) ITIL
3 11 (10.68%) Analytics
4 9 (8.74%) Workflow
5 7 (6.80%) Problem Management
6 6 (5.83%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (5.83%) Data Migration
6 6 (5.83%) Business Analysis
7 5 (4.85%) Process Management
7 5 (4.85%) Change Management
8 4 (3.88%) Service Management
8 4 (3.88%) CRM
8 4 (3.88%) ITIL V3
8 4 (3.88%) Asset Management
8 4 (3.88%) Data Governance
9 3 (2.91%) SDLC
9 3 (2.91%) Change Control
9 3 (2.91%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (2.91%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (2.91%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (20.39%) SQL
2 12 (11.65%) Bash Shell
3 9 (8.74%) Java
4 6 (5.83%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.83%) C#
4 6 (5.83%) VB
5 4 (3.88%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.88%) T-SQL
5 4 (3.88%) C++
5 4 (3.88%) Jython
6 3 (2.91%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.91%) Perl
6 3 (2.91%) VBA
6 3 (2.91%) Python
7 2 (1.94%) ABAP
7 2 (1.94%) RPG
8 1 (0.97%) COBOL
8 1 (0.97%) PHP
8 1 (0.97%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (20.39%) Security Cleared
2 17 (16.50%) SC Cleared
3 11 (10.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (10.68%) MCSE
4 6 (5.83%) Degree
5 5 (4.85%) MCITP
6 2 (1.94%) CCNA
6 2 (1.94%) CISSP
6 2 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.97%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.85%) QA
2 3 (2.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (2.91%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (11.65%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.77%) VMware ESX
3 7 (6.80%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (5.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (5.83%) XenApp
5 3 (2.91%) BitLocker
5 3 (2.91%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.94%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.94%) Xen
7 1 (0.97%) Samba
7 1 (0.97%) NFS
7 1 (0.97%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 10 (9.71%) SCCM
2 6 (5.83%) CA Wily
3 3 (2.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.97%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.97%) OVSD
4 1 (0.97%) SCOM
4 1 (0.97%) Nagios
4 1 (0.97%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (18.45%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.62%) VMware
3 11 (10.68%) Oracle
4 10 (9.71%) Citrix
5 9 (8.74%) CA
5 9 (8.74%) Cognos
6 7 (6.80%) Bloomberg
7 6 (5.83%) Cisco
8 5 (4.85%) Reuters
9 4 (3.88%) Symantec
9 4 (3.88%) Imperva
9 4 (3.88%) AppSense
10 3 (2.91%) Wyse
10 3 (2.91%) Sybase
10 3 (2.91%) SAP
10 3 (2.91%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.94%) HP
11 2 (1.94%) Novell
11 2 (1.94%) ILOG
11 2 (1.94%) Barracuda Networks
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