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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Specialist
Rank 539 535 548
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +13
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 67 57 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 39 33
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £288 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £331 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +10.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 - -

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
52339 48993 54685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.05% 92.75% 92.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31928 29282 30681
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2649
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 16 September 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 +7 64 £350 - 26
London +9 17 £375 -6.25% 10
City of London +21 8 £325 -26.96% 4
North East - 5 £350 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £350 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £350 -
Yorkshire -3 4 £335 -1.10% 2
South East -21 3 £374 +16.77% 5
Leeds 0 2 - -
West Yorkshire -1 2 - - 1
Scotland -12 2 £350 -22.22% 1
East Midlands - 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -5 1 - -
Birmingham -9 1 - -
Hampshire -15 1 £360 +15.20%
West Midlands -24 1 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 £388 - 3
West Lothian - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Edinburgh - 1 £350 - 1
Reading - 1 £388 - 3
Rotherham - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Skipton - - - -
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - -
St Helens - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Watford - - - -

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 40 (40.82%) Microsoft
2 31 (31.63%) MS Office
2 31 (31.63%) Spreadsheet
3 30 (30.61%) MS Excel
4 29 (29.59%) E-Learning
4 29 (29.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 22 (22.45%) Finance
5 22 (22.45%) SQL
6 16 (16.33%) Windows
7 14 (14.29%) Web Services
7 14 (14.29%) Oracle
8 12 (12.24%) ITIL
9 11 (11.22%) Linux
10 9 (9.18%) XML
10 9 (9.18%) PL/SQL
10 9 (9.18%) J2EE
10 9 (9.18%) SOA
11 8 (8.16%) Java
11 8 (8.16%) WebSphere Application Server
11 8 (8.16%) Migration
11 8 (8.16%) Banking
11 8 (8.16%) WebSphere
12 7 (7.14%) SC Cleared
12 7 (7.14%) Security Cleared
12 7 (7.14%) Oracle Service Bus
12 7 (7.14%) SQL Server
12 7 (7.14%) .NET
12 7 (7.14%) UNIX
13 6 (6.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 6 (6.12%) SLA

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 8 (8.16%) WebSphere Application Server
1 8 (8.16%) WebSphere
2 7 (7.14%) Oracle Service Bus
3 5 (5.10%) WebLogic
3 5 (5.10%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.08%) Apache
5 3 (3.06%) WebLogic Portal
5 3 (3.06%) Node.js
5 3 (3.06%) Oracle Coherence
5 3 (3.06%) Liferay
6 2 (2.04%) WorkSite
6 2 (2.04%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.02%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.02%) AquaLogic
7 1 (1.02%) CICS
7 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (31.63%) MS Office
1 31 (31.63%) Spreadsheet
2 30 (30.61%) MS Excel
3 29 (29.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.06%) Agresso
2 2 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.02%) Markit EDM
3 1 (1.02%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.02%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.02%) SaaS
1 1 (1.02%) CloudFront
1 1 (1.02%) Route 53
1 1 (1.02%) IaaS
1 1 (1.02%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.10%) LDAP
2 3 (3.06%) FTP
3 2 (2.04%) HTTPS
3 2 (2.04%) Firewall
3 2 (2.04%) NAS
4 1 (1.02%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.02%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.02%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (1.02%) Intranet
4 1 (1.02%) Internet
4 1 (1.02%) HTTP
4 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.12%) Oracle ODI
3 4 (4.08%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.06%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (3.06%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.04%) IDOL
5 2 (2.04%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.02%) MySQL
6 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.02%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Ant
2 1 (1.02%) Toad
2 1 (1.02%) MSI
2 1 (1.02%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.02%) Maven
General
1 22 (22.45%) Finance
2 8 (8.16%) Banking
3 4 (4.08%) Back Office
4 3 (3.06%) Legal
4 3 (3.06%) French Language
5 2 (2.04%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.04%) Marketing
5 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.04%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.04%) Publishing
5 2 (2.04%) Electronics
5 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.02%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.02%) Advertising
6 1 (1.02%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.29%) Web Services
2 9 (9.18%) XML
2 9 (9.18%) J2EE
3 7 (7.14%) .NET
4 6 (6.12%) Middleware
5 5 (5.10%) SOAP
6 4 (4.08%) WSDL
6 4 (4.08%) WCF
6 4 (4.08%) WF
6 4 (4.08%) AppFabric
7 3 (3.06%) Spring
7 3 (3.06%) Kafka
8 2 (2.04%) Application Packaging
9 1 (1.02%) JNDI
9 1 (1.02%) Java EE
9 1 (1.02%) REST
9 1 (1.02%) JDBC
9 1 (1.02%) XML-RPC
9 1 (1.02%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (29.59%) E-Learning
2 4 (4.08%) SWIFT
3 3 (3.06%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.04%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.04%) DTV
4 2 (2.04%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.02%) iSeries
5 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.02%) NHS
5 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.02%) Clustering
5 1 (1.02%) Equities
5 1 (1.02%) VAX
5 1 (1.02%) PKI
5 1 (1.02%) Derivative
5 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.02%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.33%) Windows
2 11 (11.22%) Linux
3 7 (7.14%) UNIX
4 4 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.08%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.04%) zOS
6 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.02%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.02%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.02%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (12.24%) ITIL
2 9 (9.18%) SOA
3 8 (8.16%) Migration
4 5 (5.10%) Configuration Management
4 5 (5.10%) Project Management
5 4 (4.08%) Information Security
5 4 (4.08%) Change Management
5 4 (4.08%) Incident Management
5 4 (4.08%) ERP
5 4 (4.08%) High Availability
6 3 (3.06%) Dependency Injection
6 3 (3.06%) Mentoring
6 3 (3.06%) Release Management
6 3 (3.06%) MVC
7 2 (2.04%) Programme Management
7 2 (2.04%) Service Management
7 2 (2.04%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (2.04%) BCP
7 2 (2.04%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (2.04%) ETRM
Programming Languages
1 22 (22.45%) SQL
2 9 (9.18%) PL/SQL
3 8 (8.16%) Java
4 5 (5.10%) C#
5 3 (3.06%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.04%) AWK
6 2 (2.04%) Korn
6 2 (2.04%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.04%) Perl
6 2 (2.04%) sed
7 1 (1.02%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.02%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 7 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 7 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.06%) Degree
3 1 (1.02%) CCAA
3 1 (1.02%) MCSE
3 1 (1.02%) CCA
3 1 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.02%) CCEA
3 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.12%) SLA
2 2 (2.04%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (3.06%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (2.04%) XenApp
4 1 (1.02%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.02%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.02%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (6.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (3.06%) Tivoli
2 3 (3.06%) SCCM
3 2 (2.04%) WMI
4 1 (1.02%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.02%) OpenView
Vendors
1 40 (40.82%) Microsoft
2 14 (14.29%) Oracle
3 5 (5.10%) Citrix
4 3 (3.06%) HP
4 3 (3.06%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.06%) Reuters
5 2 (2.04%) Remedy
5 2 (2.04%) ILOG
5 2 (2.04%) Sun
5 2 (2.04%) SAP
6 1 (1.02%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.02%) Intel
6 1 (1.02%) Informatica
6 1 (1.02%) Lotus
6 1 (1.02%) iSOFT
6 1 (1.02%) webMethods
6 1 (1.02%) Charles River
6 1 (1.02%) VMware
6 1 (1.02%) AppSense
6 1 (1.02%) SimCorp
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