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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Specialist
UK
Rank 566 579 556
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -23
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 42 49 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.092% 0.094% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.099% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 35 32
Median daily rate £420 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £394 £401
% change year-on-year
-9.84% -1.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £17.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 £21.68
% change year-on-year
- -7.72%

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
43026 49406 49767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28072 31841 30661
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1547 1650 1932
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 +27 38 £420 -1.17% 9
London +18 13 £450 -10.00% 3
South East +24 12 £355 -1.38% 4
Hampshire - 5 £465 -
Surrey +16 4 £275 -37.50% 1
Scotland +22 3 - -
North West +20 3 £428 +0.58%
South West +13 2 £325 +4.00%
Manchester +10 2 £325 -23.52%
Crawley +6 2 £238 -20.83%
West Sussex -12 2 £238 -20.83%
Yorkshire - 2 £355 -
Leeds - 2 £355 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £355 -
Edinburgh +22 1 - -
East of England +2 1 £425 +60.37% 1
Glasgow 0 1 - -
Bristol 0 1 £325 -
Essex -3 1 £425 +41.66%
City of London -8 1 £400 -27.27%
Brighton - 1 - -
Colchester - 1 £425 -
Winchester - 1 - -
Preston - 1 £530 -
Camberley - 1 £525 -
Woking - 1 £275 - 1
Lancashire - 1 £530 -
Corsham - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 29 (38.67%) Linux
2 23 (30.67%) Windows
2 23 (30.67%) Security Cleared
3 21 (28.00%) SC Cleared
4 18 (24.00%) Microsoft
5 17 (22.67%) SQL
6 15 (20.00%) WebSphere
7 14 (18.67%) SQL Server
7 14 (18.67%) WebSphere Application Server
8 13 (17.33%) Active Directory
9 12 (16.00%) ITIL
9 12 (16.00%) Data Centre
10 11 (14.67%) Tomcat
11 9 (12.00%) Red Hat
11 9 (12.00%) Migration
11 9 (12.00%) Windows Server
12 8 (10.67%) Finance
12 8 (10.67%) JBoss
12 8 (10.67%) SharePoint
12 8 (10.67%) Unix
12 8 (10.67%) IIS
12 8 (10.67%) Oracle
13 7 (9.33%) .NET
13 7 (9.33%) AIX
13 7 (9.33%) ERP
13 7 (9.33%) Apache
13 7 (9.33%) IBM
13 7 (9.33%) Open Source
14 6 (8.00%) Bash Shell
14 6 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012

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 15 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 14 (18.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 11 (14.67%) Tomcat
4 8 (10.67%) IIS
4 8 (10.67%) JBoss
4 8 (10.67%) SharePoint
5 7 (9.33%) Apache
6 5 (6.67%) Apache Geronimo
6 5 (6.67%) Apache TomEE
6 5 (6.67%) MS Exchange
7 3 (4.00%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (4.00%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (4.00%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (4.00%) Skype for Business
8 2 (2.67%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (2.67%) Commerce Server
8 2 (2.67%) Drupal
8 2 (2.67%) IBM Notes
8 2 (2.67%) OpenStack
9 1 (1.33%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (8.00%) MS Excel
1 6 (8.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Oracle Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.67%) Fredhopper
2 2 (2.67%) SAP CO
2 2 (2.67%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.67%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.33%) IaaS
1 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (5.33%) Office 365
2 3 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (4.00%) OneDrive
2 3 (4.00%) Yammer
3 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.33%) G Suite
3 1 (1.33%) PaaS
3 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.67%) DNS
1 5 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.00%) Skype
2 3 (4.00%) Unified Communications
3 2 (2.67%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.33%) DHCP
4 1 (1.33%) Internet
4 1 (1.33%) LDAP
4 1 (1.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (4.00%) DB2
3 3 (4.00%) Power BI
4 2 (2.67%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.33%) GIS
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (2.67%) JIRA
2 1 (1.33%) MSI
2 1 (1.33%) Subversion
General
1 8 (10.67%) Finance
2 3 (4.00%) Banking
2 3 (4.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.33%) Billing
3 1 (1.33%) Electronics
3 1 (1.33%) Front Office
3 1 (1.33%) Law
3 1 (1.33%) Legal
3 1 (1.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.33%) .NET
2 6 (8.00%) XML
3 5 (6.67%) IBM Integration Bus
3 5 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (5.33%) MSMQ
4 4 (5.33%) SOAP
5 3 (4.00%) CSS
5 3 (4.00%) HTML
6 2 (2.67%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (2.67%) Ajax
6 2 (2.67%) Apache Camel
6 2 (2.67%) JSON
6 2 (2.67%) REST
6 2 (2.67%) Worklight
7 1 (1.33%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.33%) JDBC
7 1 (1.33%) Middleware
7 1 (1.33%) RESTful
7 1 (1.33%) Web Services
7 1 (1.33%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.67%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.67%) Hedge funds
3 2 (2.67%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.33%) Clustering
4 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.33%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.33%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.33%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.33%) PKI
4 1 (1.33%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.33%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.33%) User Experience
4 1 (1.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 29 (38.67%) Linux
2 23 (30.67%) Windows
3 9 (12.00%) Windows Server
4 8 (10.67%) Unix
5 7 (9.33%) AIX
6 6 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.33%) CentOS
9 1 (1.33%) HPUX
9 1 (1.33%) Solaris
9 1 (1.33%) SUSE
9 1 (1.33%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.33%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.33%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.00%) ITIL
2 9 (12.00%) Migration
3 7 (9.33%) ERP
3 7 (9.33%) Open Source
4 6 (8.00%) CRM
5 5 (6.67%) Analytics
5 5 (6.67%) Business Analysis
6 3 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (4.00%) DevOps
6 3 (4.00%) Identity Management
6 3 (4.00%) Investment Management
6 3 (4.00%) ITIL V3
6 3 (4.00%) Portfolio Management
6 3 (4.00%) Presales
6 3 (4.00%) Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (4.00%) Wealth Management
7 2 (2.67%) Change Management
7 2 (2.67%) Data Management
7 2 (2.67%) ITSM
7 2 (2.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.67%) SQL
2 6 (8.00%) Bash Shell
2 6 (8.00%) Shell Script
3 4 (5.33%) Java
3 4 (5.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.00%) C#
4 3 (4.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.67%) C
5 2 (2.67%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.33%) COBOL
6 1 (1.33%) JCL
6 1 (1.33%) PHP
6 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.33%) VB
6 1 (1.33%) VBA
6 1 (1.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (30.67%) Security Cleared
2 21 (28.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.33%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.00%) Degree
5 2 (2.67%) ISEB
5 2 (2.67%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.33%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (17.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.67%) XenApp
4 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.33%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.33%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) Ansible
1 2 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.67%) Puppet
1 2 (2.67%) SCCM
2 1 (1.33%) BladeLogic
2 1 (1.33%) HP SIM
2 1 (1.33%) OVSD
2 1 (1.33%) SCOM
2 1 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.00%) Red Hat
3 8 (10.67%) Oracle
4 7 (9.33%) IBM
5 5 (6.67%) Hyperion
6 4 (5.33%) AppSense
6 4 (5.33%) Citrix
7 3 (4.00%) AppDynamics
7 3 (4.00%) HP
7 3 (4.00%) Splunk
7 3 (4.00%) VMware
8 2 (2.67%) Lotus
8 2 (2.67%) Remedy
8 2 (2.67%) SAP
8 2 (2.67%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.33%) Google
9 1 (1.33%) NetApp
9 1 (1.33%) Novell
9 1 (1.33%) Pega
9 1 (1.33%) Sophos
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