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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Specialist
Rank 576 583 555
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -28
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 80 66 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.12% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.13% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 48 20
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £290 £375
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -22.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.50

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
51670 52282 49893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.71% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 33730 32289 30871
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1487 2076 2100
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.33 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

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 May 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 May 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 -3 71 £425 +6.25% 22
London -3 35 £550 +22.22% 11
North West +7 11 £350 -12.50% 3
East of England +13 10 £320 -24.64% 3
South East -8 10 £375 +36.36% 3
Hampshire -2 9 £375 -16.66% 1
Scotland -14 8 £488 - 1
Edinburgh +3 7 £525 - 1
Hertfordshire +8 6 £413 -7.82%
Manchester - 6 £350 - 1
City of London +38 5 £550 +15.78% 6
Essex +2 4 £228 -46.35% 3
Cheshire - 4 £373 - 2
Winchester -5 3 £375 -16.66%
South West -9 2 £425 +49.12%
Thurrock - 2 £228 -
St Albans - 2 - -
Wales +14 1 - -
East Midlands +12 1 £375 -
Birmingham +5 1 £250 -
West Midlands -8 1 £250 -12.28% 1
Yorkshire - 1 £225 - 1
Berkshire - 1 - - 2
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £425 -
Wakefield - 1 £225 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £225 - 1
Leicestershire - 1 £375 -
Dorset - 1 £425 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
West Wales - 1 - -

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 38 (29.69%) Windows
2 34 (26.56%) Finance
3 33 (25.78%) SQL
4 25 (19.53%) Banking
5 24 (18.75%) Java
5 24 (18.75%) Linux
6 23 (17.97%) Migration
7 22 (17.19%) SQL Server
8 20 (15.63%) Oracle
9 18 (14.06%) Windows Server
10 17 (13.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (13.28%) Microsoft
11 16 (12.50%) .NET
11 16 (12.50%) Data Centre
12 14 (10.94%) Active Directory
12 14 (10.94%) IBM
12 14 (10.94%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (10.16%) Citrix
13 13 (10.16%) Firewall
13 13 (10.16%) WebSphere
14 12 (9.38%) VMware
14 12 (9.38%) XML
15 11 (8.59%) ITIL
15 11 (8.59%) Unix
15 11 (8.59%) MS Excel
15 11 (8.59%) Hyper-V
16 10 (7.81%) WebSphere Application Server
16 10 (7.81%) IIS
16 10 (7.81%) Problem Management
17 9 (7.03%) Microsoft App-V

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 13 (10.16%) WebSphere
2 10 (7.81%) IIS
2 10 (7.81%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (5.47%) IBM HTTP Server
4 6 (4.69%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.13%) Apache
5 4 (3.13%) WebSphere Portal
6 3 (2.34%) GlassFish
6 3 (2.34%) iPlanet
6 3 (2.34%) JBoss
6 3 (2.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (1.56%) WebSphere Process Server
8 1 (0.78%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.78%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.78%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (8.59%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.34%) MS Project
3 2 (1.56%) MS Office
4 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.91%) HFM
1 5 (3.91%) Hyperion Planning
2 4 (3.13%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (2.34%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.56%) ION MarketView
4 2 (1.56%) Primavera
5 1 (0.78%) Magento
5 1 (0.78%) Maximo
5 1 (0.78%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.78%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.56%) Office 365
3 1 (0.78%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.16%) Firewall
2 7 (5.47%) HTTP
2 7 (5.47%) HTTPS
3 5 (3.91%) NetScaler
4 4 (3.13%) DHCP
4 4 (3.13%) SSL
5 3 (2.34%) DNS
6 2 (1.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (1.56%) Internet
6 2 (1.56%) Network Security
7 1 (0.78%) Intranet
7 1 (0.78%) IPv6
7 1 (0.78%) LAN
7 1 (0.78%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.78%) SAN
7 1 (0.78%) VLAN
7 1 (0.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (17.19%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.34%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.56%) Big Data
3 2 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.56%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.56%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.56%) MS Access
3 2 (1.56%) MySQL
3 2 (1.56%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.56%) Spotfire
3 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.78%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.78%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.78%) GIS
4 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (4.69%) Introscope
2 4 (3.13%) AppScan
3 2 (1.56%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.56%) PHPUnit
4 1 (0.78%) LSMW
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (26.56%) Finance
2 25 (19.53%) Banking
3 4 (3.13%) Investment Banking
3 4 (3.13%) Law
3 4 (3.13%) Legal
4 3 (2.34%) Front Office
5 2 (1.56%) Advertising
6 1 (0.78%) Back Office
6 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.50%) .NET
2 12 (9.38%) XML
3 9 (7.03%) HTML
4 8 (6.25%) J2EE
5 5 (3.91%) Middleware
6 4 (3.13%) .NET Framework
6 4 (3.13%) CSS
7 3 (2.34%) Hibernate
7 3 (2.34%) Java EE
7 3 (2.34%) Struts
8 2 (1.56%) Behat
8 2 (1.56%) Doctrine
8 2 (1.56%) LAMP
8 2 (1.56%) Web Services
9 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (0.78%) JDBC
9 1 (0.78%) JSON
9 1 (0.78%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (0.78%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (3.13%) DataPower
4 4 (3.13%) Fat Client
4 4 (3.13%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.34%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.34%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.56%) Clustering
6 2 (1.56%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.56%) Equities
6 2 (1.56%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.56%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.78%) AS400
7 1 (0.78%) CMDB
7 1 (0.78%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.78%) FMCG
7 1 (0.78%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.78%) Online Gambling
7 1 (0.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 38 (29.69%) Windows
2 24 (18.75%) Linux
3 18 (14.06%) Windows Server
4 17 (13.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (10.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (8.59%) Unix
7 9 (7.03%) SUSE
8 8 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.34%) Android
10 3 (2.34%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.56%) AIX
11 2 (1.56%) CentOS
11 2 (1.56%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (1.56%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.56%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.78%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.97%) Migration
2 11 (8.59%) ITIL
3 10 (7.81%) Problem Management
4 6 (4.69%) Change Management
4 6 (4.69%) Electronic Trading
4 6 (4.69%) Incident Management
4 6 (4.69%) Information Security
4 6 (4.69%) Security Testing
4 6 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (3.91%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (3.91%) Analytics
5 5 (3.91%) BPMN
5 5 (3.91%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (3.91%) Performance Management
5 5 (3.91%) Software Engineering
5 5 (3.91%) UML
5 5 (3.91%) Web Application Development
6 4 (3.13%) Asset Management
6 4 (3.13%) ERP
6 4 (3.13%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 33 (25.78%) SQL
2 24 (18.75%) Java
3 9 (7.03%) JavaScript
3 9 (7.03%) PHP
4 6 (4.69%) PowerShell
4 6 (4.69%) Shell Script
5 5 (3.91%) Python
6 4 (3.13%) C#
6 4 (3.13%) C++
6 4 (3.13%) COBOL
7 3 (2.34%) Perl
7 3 (2.34%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.34%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.56%) PHP 5
8 2 (1.56%) VBA
9 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.78%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (4.69%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.34%) Degree
4 2 (1.56%) CCA
4 2 (1.56%) CISM
4 2 (1.56%) CISSP
4 2 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (1.56%) ISEB
4 2 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.78%) CCAA
5 1 (0.78%) CCEE
5 1 (0.78%) MCSE
5 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.78%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.91%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (10.94%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.59%) Hyper-V
3 9 (7.03%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (5.47%) XenApp
5 3 (2.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.34%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.56%) Docker
6 2 (1.56%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.78%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.78%) NFS
7 1 (0.78%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (4.69%) CA Wily
1 6 (4.69%) HP Fortify
1 6 (4.69%) SCCM
2 4 (3.13%) Tivoli
2 4 (3.13%) WebInspect
3 3 (2.34%) Puppet
4 2 (1.56%) Nagios
4 2 (1.56%) SCOM
4 2 (1.56%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.78%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.78%) TADDM
Vendors
1 20 (15.63%) Oracle
2 17 (13.28%) Microsoft
3 14 (10.94%) IBM
4 13 (10.16%) Citrix
5 12 (9.38%) VMware
6 6 (4.69%) CA
7 5 (3.91%) AppSense
7 5 (3.91%) Hyperion
7 5 (3.91%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.13%) HP
8 4 (3.13%) Veracode
8 4 (3.13%) Wyse
9 3 (2.34%) Cisco
9 3 (2.34%) iManage
9 3 (2.34%) Northgate
9 3 (2.34%) SAP
9 3 (2.34%) Zend
10 2 (1.56%) Charles River
10 2 (1.56%) ION Trading
10 2 (1.56%) Remedy
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Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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London
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Posted: 16 days ago
West London
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Rate: Up to £500 per day
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Essex
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Posted: 19 days ago
Cheshire
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Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 24 days ago