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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Specialist
UK
Rank 535 582 570
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 46 36 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.071% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.075% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 23 23
Median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £550 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £356 £413
% change year-on-year
-5.96% -13.63%
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 - £21.25 £21.68
% change year-on-year
- -1.96%

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
41742 48106 48047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 27155 30643 30207
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1758 1889
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.88 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +47 43 £400 -5.88% 17
London +11 14 £425 -22.72% 1
South East +11 13 £325 +8.33% 7
North West +29 6 £428 +0.58%
Hampshire - 6 £435 -
Manchester +20 5 £325 -10.34%
Crawley +11 4 £250 -16.66% 2
West Sussex 0 4 £250 -16.66% 2
Scotland +23 3 - -
South West +12 2 £325 +4.00% 1
City of London -5 2 £400 -27.27%
Oldham - 2 - -
Colchester - 2 £363 -
Winchester - 2 £400 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £361 -
East of England - 2 £363 - 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £361 -
North East - 2 £361 -
Essex - 2 £363 -
Surrey +17 1 £215 -50.00%
Berkshire +12 1 - - 2
East Sussex +7 1 - -
Bristol 0 1 £325 -
Birmingham - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 3
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £530 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Preston - 1 £530 -

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 33 (35.87%) Linux
2 30 (32.61%) Windows
3 24 (26.09%) Security Cleared
4 19 (20.65%) SC Cleared
4 19 (20.65%) Active Directory
5 18 (19.57%) Microsoft
5 18 (19.57%) SQL
6 16 (17.39%) WebSphere
7 15 (16.30%) ITIL
7 15 (16.30%) Unix
7 15 (16.30%) WebSphere Application Server
8 13 (14.13%) Finance
8 13 (14.13%) Migration
9 12 (13.04%) Windows Server
9 12 (13.04%) SQL Server
10 11 (11.96%) MS Office
10 11 (11.96%) Data Centre
11 10 (10.87%) .NET
11 10 (10.87%) Tomcat
12 9 (9.78%) SharePoint
12 9 (9.78%) Oracle
13 8 (8.70%) AIX
13 8 (8.70%) MS Excel
13 8 (8.70%) IBM
13 8 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (7.61%) Shell Script
14 7 (7.61%) ERP
14 7 (7.61%) Apache
14 7 (7.61%) Java
14 7 (7.61%) DV Cleared

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 16 (17.39%) WebSphere
2 15 (16.30%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (10.87%) Tomcat
4 9 (9.78%) SharePoint
5 7 (7.61%) Apache
6 5 (5.43%) Apache Geronimo
6 5 (5.43%) Apache TomEE
6 5 (5.43%) IIS
6 5 (5.43%) JBoss
6 5 (5.43%) MS Exchange
7 4 (4.35%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (3.26%) Commerce Server
8 3 (3.26%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (3.26%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (3.26%) Skype for Business
9 2 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (2.17%) OpenStack
10 1 (1.09%) Apache Solr
10 1 (1.09%) CMS
10 1 (1.09%) Moodle
Applications
1 11 (11.96%) MS Office
2 8 (8.70%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (6.52%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (5.43%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (3.26%) Fredhopper
4 2 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (2.17%) SAP CO
4 2 (2.17%) SAP FI
4 2 (2.17%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (1.09%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.43%) Office 365
2 4 (4.35%) IaaS
2 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.26%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (3.26%) OneDrive
3 3 (3.26%) Yammer
4 1 (1.09%) Akamai
4 1 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.09%) G Suite
4 1 (1.09%) PaaS
4 1 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.43%) Wireshark
2 4 (4.35%) DNS
2 4 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.26%) Skype
3 3 (3.26%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.09%) DHCP
4 1 (1.09%) Firewall
4 1 (1.09%) Internet
4 1 (1.09%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.43%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (4.35%) DB2
4 3 (3.26%) Power BI
5 2 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.09%) GIS
6 1 (1.09%) MySQL
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (5.43%) MSI
2 3 (3.26%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.09%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.09%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.09%) Subversion
3 1 (1.09%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 13 (14.13%) Finance
2 5 (5.43%) Banking
3 3 (3.26%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.17%) Front Office
5 1 (1.09%) Billing
5 1 (1.09%) Law
5 1 (1.09%) Legal
5 1 (1.09%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.87%) .NET
2 5 (5.43%) CSS
2 5 (5.43%) HTML
2 5 (5.43%) IBM Integration Bus
2 5 (5.43%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (4.35%) JSON
3 4 (4.35%) XML
4 3 (3.26%) Ajax
4 3 (3.26%) Worklight
5 2 (2.17%) JMS
5 2 (2.17%) Middleware
5 2 (2.17%) MSMQ
5 2 (2.17%) SOAP
6 1 (1.09%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.09%) JDBC
6 1 (1.09%) JSP
6 1 (1.09%) RequireJS
6 1 (1.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.09%) Web Services
6 1 (1.09%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.96%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.26%) Cryptography
2 3 (3.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.17%) Hedge funds
3 2 (2.17%) Statistics
3 2 (2.17%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.09%) Clustering
4 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.09%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.09%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.09%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.09%) PKI
4 1 (1.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 33 (35.87%) Linux
2 30 (32.61%) Windows
3 15 (16.30%) Unix
4 12 (13.04%) Windows Server
5 8 (8.70%) AIX
6 5 (5.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (5.43%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.26%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.17%) Solaris
10 1 (1.09%) CentOS
10 1 (1.09%) HPUX
10 1 (1.09%) SUSE
10 1 (1.09%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.09%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.30%) ITIL
2 13 (14.13%) Migration
3 7 (7.61%) ERP
4 6 (6.52%) CRM
4 6 (6.52%) Open Source
4 6 (6.52%) Test Scripting
5 5 (5.43%) Analytics
5 5 (5.43%) Application Packaging
5 5 (5.43%) Business Analysis
5 5 (5.43%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (5.43%) Change Management
5 5 (5.43%) Problem Management
6 4 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (4.35%) DevOps
6 4 (4.35%) Incident Management
6 4 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (3.26%) ITIL V3
7 3 (3.26%) Mobile First
7 3 (3.26%) Presales
7 3 (3.26%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.57%) SQL
2 7 (7.61%) Java
2 7 (7.61%) Shell Script
3 6 (6.52%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.43%) Bash Shell
4 5 (5.43%) C
5 4 (4.35%) VB
6 3 (3.26%) C++
6 3 (3.26%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.26%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.26%) VBScript
7 2 (2.17%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.17%) VBA
8 1 (1.09%) C#
8 1 (1.09%) COBOL
8 1 (1.09%) ECMAScript
8 1 (1.09%) ES6
8 1 (1.09%) JCL
8 1 (1.09%) Perl
8 1 (1.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 19 (20.65%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.61%) DV Cleared
4 5 (5.43%) ISEB
4 5 (5.43%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.17%) Degree
5 2 (2.17%) MOS
6 1 (1.09%) CISA
6 1 (1.09%) CISM
6 1 (1.09%) CISSP
6 1 (1.09%) CRISC
6 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) Basel III
2 1 (1.09%) COBIT
2 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (20.65%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (5.43%) XenApp
4 3 (3.26%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.17%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.09%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (6.52%) SCCM
2 1 (1.09%) Graphite
2 1 (1.09%) HP SIM
2 1 (1.09%) Nagios
2 1 (1.09%) Opsview
2 1 (1.09%) OVSD
2 1 (1.09%) Puppet
2 1 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (19.57%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.78%) Oracle
3 8 (8.70%) IBM
4 6 (6.52%) Red Hat
5 5 (5.43%) Citrix
5 5 (5.43%) Hyperion
6 4 (4.35%) AppSense
6 4 (4.35%) VMware
7 3 (3.26%) AppDynamics
7 3 (3.26%) HP
7 3 (3.26%) Splunk
8 2 (2.17%) SAP
8 2 (2.17%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.17%) Thales
9 1 (1.09%) Dell
9 1 (1.09%) NetApp
9 1 (1.09%) Northgate
9 1 (1.09%) Novell
9 1 (1.09%) Orchard
9 1 (1.09%) Sophos
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