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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Specialist
Rank 558 574 519
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -55
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 62 37 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.068% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.073% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 18 35
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£400 £350 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £300 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £524 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £354 £355 £327
% change year-on-year
-0.21% +8.47%
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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 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 31 July 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 -1 57 £400 +14.28% 12
London +17 29 £413 +22.22% 4
South East -6 12 £303 -20.65% 6
West Midlands +9 7 £366 - 2
Leeds -21 5 - -
West Yorkshire -21 5 - -
Yorkshire -22 5 - -
Scotland -9 4 - - 1
Berkshire +7 3 £400 +3.22% 1
Edinburgh -6 3 - - 1
West Sussex - 3 £450 - 2
Coventry - 3 £354 -
Buckinghamshire +1 2 £243 -
Milton Keynes -5 2 £243 -
Warwick - 2 £413 -
Surrey - 2 £314 - 2
Crawley - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 £413 -
Midlands - 2 - -
Birmingham +3 1 - - 2
Reading -2 1 £600 +54.83%
Hampshire -11 1 - -
City of London -12 1 - - 2
North West -26 1 £378 -
East of England - 1 £425 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £425 -
Stockport - 1 £378 -
Slough - 1 £225 -
Gatwick - 1 £450 -
Lewes - 1 £275 -

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 52 (46.43%) Windows
2 36 (32.14%) SQL
3 28 (25.00%) Finance
4 27 (24.11%) SQL Server
4 27 (24.11%) Linux
4 27 (24.11%) Microsoft
5 26 (23.21%) Migration
6 21 (18.75%) ITIL
7 20 (17.86%) UNIX
7 20 (17.86%) Banking
8 18 (16.07%) WebSphere
8 18 (16.07%) CA
9 16 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
9 16 (14.29%) IIS
9 16 (14.29%) VMware
10 15 (13.39%) Introscope
10 15 (13.39%) Front Office
10 15 (13.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (13.39%) CA Wily
10 15 (13.39%) AIX
10 15 (13.39%) MS Excel
11 14 (12.50%) Solaris
12 13 (11.61%) zOS
12 13 (11.61%) CICS
12 13 (11.61%) DB2
12 13 (11.61%) .NET
12 13 (11.61%) Oracle
12 13 (11.61%) Java
12 13 (11.61%) LPAR
12 13 (11.61%) Jython

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 18 (16.07%) WebSphere
2 16 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
2 16 (14.29%) IIS
3 13 (11.61%) CICS
4 8 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (7.14%) Tomcat
5 7 (6.25%) WebSphere Process Server
5 7 (6.25%) WebSphere Portal
6 5 (4.46%) SAS
6 5 (4.46%) Lync
7 4 (3.57%) SharePoint
7 4 (3.57%) Oracle Application Server
7 4 (3.57%) LiveLink
8 3 (2.68%) Apache
9 2 (1.79%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.89%) JBoss
10 1 (0.89%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.89%) SAP Portal
10 1 (0.89%) Liferay
10 1 (0.89%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 15 (13.39%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.46%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.79%) BASE24
3 2 (1.79%) Summit
4 1 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.89%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.89%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.79%) Office 365
2 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.36%) LAN
1 6 (5.36%) WAN
1 6 (5.36%) Intranet
1 6 (5.36%) Internet
2 5 (4.46%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.57%) VPN
3 4 (3.57%) DNS
3 4 (3.57%) Firewall
4 2 (1.79%) IP Telephony
4 2 (1.79%) SAN
4 2 (1.79%) PBX
4 2 (1.79%) VoIP
5 1 (0.89%) LDAP
5 1 (0.89%) ATM
5 1 (0.89%) SSL
5 1 (0.89%) DMZ
5 1 (0.89%) FTP
5 1 (0.89%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (24.11%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.61%) DB2
3 9 (8.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (4.46%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.57%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.89%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.89%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.89%) OLAP
8 1 (0.89%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.89%) DTS
8 1 (0.89%) OLTP
8 1 (0.89%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.89%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (13.39%) Introscope
2 4 (3.57%) MSI
3 2 (1.79%) AdminStudio
3 2 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (25.00%) Finance
2 20 (17.86%) Banking
3 15 (13.39%) Front Office
4 10 (8.93%) Investment Banking
5 5 (4.46%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.57%) Legal
7 3 (2.68%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.68%) Retail
8 1 (0.89%) Marketing
8 1 (0.89%) Turkish Language
8 1 (0.89%) Electronics
8 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.89%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.61%) .NET
2 9 (8.04%) FIX Protocol
3 8 (7.14%) Web Services
4 6 (5.36%) HTML
5 5 (4.46%) Application Packaging
6 4 (3.57%) XML
7 2 (1.79%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (1.79%) SOAP
7 2 (1.79%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.79%) WCF
8 1 (0.89%) REST
8 1 (0.89%) CSS
8 1 (0.89%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.89%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.61%) LPAR
2 11 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (5.36%) Data Centre
5 5 (4.46%) Equities
6 3 (2.68%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.68%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.68%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.68%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.79%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.79%) Clustering
7 2 (1.79%) IVR
8 1 (0.89%) Tandem
8 1 (0.89%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.89%) PKI
8 1 (0.89%) Derivative
8 1 (0.89%) DTV
8 1 (0.89%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.89%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 52 (46.43%) Windows
2 27 (24.11%) Linux
3 20 (17.86%) UNIX
4 15 (13.39%) AIX
4 15 (13.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (12.50%) Solaris
6 13 (11.61%) zOS
6 13 (11.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (8.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (5.36%) Windows 7
9 5 (4.46%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.79%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.79%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.89%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.89%) OS/400
11 1 (0.89%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.89%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (23.21%) Migration
2 21 (18.75%) ITIL
3 9 (8.04%) CRM
4 7 (6.25%) Service Management
4 7 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 7 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (5.36%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (5.36%) Data Migration
6 5 (4.46%) Business Analysis
7 4 (3.57%) Change Management
7 4 (3.57%) Electronic Trading
7 4 (3.57%) System Testing
7 4 (3.57%) ITIL V3
7 4 (3.57%) Analytics
8 3 (2.68%) Change Control
8 3 (2.68%) Workflow
8 3 (2.68%) Low Latency
8 3 (2.68%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (2.68%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 36 (32.14%) SQL
2 13 (11.61%) Jython
2 13 (11.61%) Java
3 9 (8.04%) C#
4 6 (5.36%) PowerShell
4 6 (5.36%) VBA
5 5 (4.46%) Python
5 5 (4.46%) Perl
6 4 (3.57%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.57%) T-SQL
6 4 (3.57%) VB
7 3 (2.68%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.68%) C++
8 2 (1.79%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.79%) ABAP
9 1 (0.89%) VBScript
9 1 (0.89%) COBOL
9 1 (0.89%) PHP
9 1 (0.89%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.89%) RPG
Qualifications
1 9 (8.04%) MCSE
1 9 (8.04%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (8.04%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.14%) Degree
3 7 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.46%) MCITP
5 2 (1.79%) CCNA
5 2 (1.79%) CISSP
5 2 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.89%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (2.68%) QA
2 1 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (8.93%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.04%) VMware ESX
3 7 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (5.36%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (3.57%) XenApp
6 3 (2.68%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.68%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.79%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.79%) Xen
8 1 (0.89%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.89%) Samba
8 1 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.89%) vCloud
8 1 (0.89%) Docker
8 1 (0.89%) NFS
Systems Management
1 15 (13.39%) CA Wily
2 11 (9.82%) SCCM
3 3 (2.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.89%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.89%) Puppet
4 1 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.89%) SCOM
4 1 (0.89%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.89%) OVSD
4 1 (0.89%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 27 (24.11%) Microsoft
2 18 (16.07%) CA
3 16 (14.29%) VMware
4 13 (11.61%) Oracle
5 10 (8.93%) Citrix
6 8 (7.14%) Cisco
6 8 (7.14%) Bloomberg
7 5 (4.46%) SAP
8 4 (3.57%) PeopleSoft
8 4 (3.57%) Reuters
8 4 (3.57%) Symantec
8 4 (3.57%) OpenText
9 3 (2.68%) Wyse
9 3 (2.68%) AppSense
9 3 (2.68%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.68%) Sybase
10 2 (1.79%) Cognos
10 2 (1.79%) HP
10 2 (1.79%) Barracuda Networks
10 2 (1.79%) Imperva
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