The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Specialist
Rank 553 512 530
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +18
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 37 61 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.12% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.13% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 36 22
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£350 £374 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.35% -25.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £188 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £500 £654
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £315 £630
% change year-on-year
+12.69% -50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50446 47302 53477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.50% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30538 27736 29864
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2115 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -29 33 £350 -9.38% 13
London -14 9 £338 -25.00% 4
South East -10 8 £381 +154.16% 5
Hampshire -12 5 £437 +223.51% 1
Yorkshire -3 4 £350 -3.44% 1
South West - 4 £350 -
City of London +21 3 £325 -27.77% 2
Scotland -19 3 £362 - 1
East Midlands - 3 £300 -
North East - 3 - -
West Yorkshire -4 2 - - 1
Leeds -7 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £350 -
Birmingham -1 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -3 1 - - 1
North West -7 1 - - 1
West Midlands -16 1 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Berkshire - 1 £388 - 1
West Lothian - 1 - - 1
Cheshire - 1 - - 1
Sheffield - 1 £350 -
Edinburgh - 1 £350 -
Fareham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - -
Luton - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Nottingham - - - -

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 24 (31.58%) SQL
2 20 (26.32%) Finance
3 18 (23.68%) Oracle
4 16 (21.05%) ITIL
4 16 (21.05%) Windows
5 13 (17.11%) Web Services
6 12 (15.79%) .NET
6 12 (15.79%) Java
6 12 (15.79%) SC Cleared
6 12 (15.79%) Security Cleared
7 11 (14.47%) Linux
7 11 (14.47%) Microsoft
8 10 (13.16%) C#
8 10 (13.16%) WebSphere Application Server
8 10 (13.16%) WebSphere
9 9 (11.84%) Configuration Management
9 9 (11.84%) XML
10 8 (10.53%) PL/SQL
10 8 (10.53%) SQL Server
10 8 (10.53%) Migration
10 8 (10.53%) Banking
11 7 (9.21%) Problem Management
11 7 (9.21%) Test Scripting
11 7 (9.21%) Oracle Service Bus
11 7 (9.21%) J2EE
11 7 (9.21%) UNIX
11 7 (9.21%) SOA
12 6 (7.89%) SharePoint
12 6 (7.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 6 (7.89%) T-SQL

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 10 (13.16%) WebSphere Application Server
1 10 (13.16%) WebSphere
2 7 (9.21%) Oracle Service Bus
3 6 (7.89%) SharePoint
4 5 (6.58%) WebLogic
4 5 (6.58%) SAS
4 5 (6.58%) Apache
5 4 (5.26%) IIS
6 3 (3.95%) WebLogic Portal
6 3 (3.95%) Oracle Coherence
6 3 (3.95%) Liferay
6 3 (3.95%) Node.js
7 2 (2.63%) WorkSite
8 1 (1.32%) CICS
8 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
1 2 (2.63%) MS Office
2 1 (1.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (2.63%) Agresso
1 2 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.32%) SAP SM
2 1 (1.32%) WebTrends
2 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.32%) LatentZero
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.95%) LDAP
1 3 (3.95%) FTP
1 3 (3.95%) Intranet
2 2 (2.63%) NAS
2 2 (2.63%) Internet
2 2 (2.63%) Firewall
2 2 (2.63%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.32%) Extranet
3 1 (1.32%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.58%) Oracle ODI
3 4 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.95%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.63%) IDOL
6 1 (1.32%) DTS
6 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.32%) Toad
1 1 (1.32%) MSI
1 1 (1.32%) AdminStudio
1 1 (1.32%) StarTeam
General
1 20 (26.32%) Finance
2 8 (10.53%) Banking
3 3 (3.95%) Legal
3 3 (3.95%) Back Office
4 2 (2.63%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.63%) Retail
4 2 (2.63%) French Language
4 2 (2.63%) Marketing
4 2 (2.63%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.63%) Electronics
4 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.63%) Publishing
5 1 (1.32%) Advertising
5 1 (1.32%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.11%) Web Services
2 12 (15.79%) .NET
3 9 (11.84%) XML
4 7 (9.21%) J2EE
5 5 (6.58%) WSDL
6 4 (5.26%) Middleware
7 3 (3.95%) WCF
7 3 (3.95%) WF
7 3 (3.95%) Spring
7 3 (3.95%) Kafka
7 3 (3.95%) AppFabric
8 2 (2.63%) SOAP
9 1 (1.32%) HTML
9 1 (1.32%) XSLT
9 1 (1.32%) Classic ASP
9 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.32%) CSS
9 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.32%) Java EE
9 1 (1.32%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.58%) Mainframe
2 2 (2.63%) SWIFT
2 2 (2.63%) DTV
2 2 (2.63%) Replication
3 1 (1.32%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.32%) NHS
3 1 (1.32%) VAX
3 1 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.32%) iSeries
3 1 (1.32%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.05%) Windows
2 11 (14.47%) Linux
3 7 (9.21%) UNIX
4 5 (6.58%) Windows 7
5 4 (5.26%) zOS
6 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.32%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.32%) VMS
8 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.05%) ITIL
2 9 (11.84%) Configuration Management
3 8 (10.53%) Migration
4 7 (9.21%) Problem Management
4 7 (9.21%) Test Scripting
4 7 (9.21%) SOA
5 4 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (5.26%) High Availability
5 4 (5.26%) Project Management
6 3 (3.95%) ETL
6 3 (3.95%) ERP
6 3 (3.95%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (3.95%) Change Management
6 3 (3.95%) MVC
6 3 (3.95%) Data Architecture
6 3 (3.95%) Dependency Injection
7 2 (2.63%) Analytics
7 2 (2.63%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (2.63%) Release Management
7 2 (2.63%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (31.58%) SQL
2 12 (15.79%) Java
3 10 (13.16%) C#
4 8 (10.53%) PL/SQL
5 6 (7.89%) T-SQL
6 5 (6.58%) C
6 5 (6.58%) C++
6 5 (6.58%) COBOL
6 5 (6.58%) VB.NET
6 5 (6.58%) PL/1
7 2 (2.63%) sed
7 2 (2.63%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.63%) Korn
7 2 (2.63%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.63%) AWK
7 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.63%) Perl
8 1 (1.32%) VBScript
8 1 (1.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (15.79%) SC Cleared
1 12 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.32%) CCA
2 1 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (1.32%) CCEA
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.32%) MCSE
2 1 (1.32%) Degree
2 1 (1.32%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) SLA
2 1 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (3.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.32%) ISA Server
3 1 (1.32%) XenApp
3 1 (1.32%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (7.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (2.63%) SCCM
2 2 (2.63%) WMI
2 2 (2.63%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.32%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 18 (23.68%) Oracle
2 11 (14.47%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.58%) Curam
4 3 (3.95%) SAP
4 3 (3.95%) HP
4 3 (3.95%) Citrix
5 2 (2.63%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.63%) Reuters
5 2 (2.63%) AppSense
5 2 (2.63%) Sun
5 2 (2.63%) ILOG
6 1 (1.32%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.32%) Borland
6 1 (1.32%) Cognos
6 1 (1.32%) VMware
6 1 (1.32%) Open Text
6 1 (1.32%) RedDot
6 1 (1.32%) Websense
6 1 (1.32%) Remedy
6 1 (1.32%) Charles River
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