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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Specialist
Rank 557 558 576
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +18
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 86 78 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.15% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 51 18
Median daily rate £425 £378 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.58% +0.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £462
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £333 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.30% -11.33%
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
50855 53109 50264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.69% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33119 33427 30819
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £567 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1517 2011 2032
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +2 79 £425 +12.58% 15
London +4 32 £500 +11.11% 3
North West 0 15 £490 +26.04%
South East -8 12 £375 +36.36% 5
East of England +21 11 £419 -0.88% 3
Hampshire +15 11 £375 -16.66%
Manchester -1 9 £490 +29.80%
Essex - 7 £413 -
Scotland -12 6 £475 -
Hertfordshire +17 4 £419 -0.29% 2
Winchester 0 4 £375 -16.66%
South West -1 4 £305 +8.92% 1
Edinburgh -7 4 £525 -
City of London +46 3 £425 -5.55%
Yorkshire +2 3 £225 - 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £280 -
Cheshire - 3 - -
Colchester - 3 £425 -
Gloucester - 3 £280 -
St Albans - 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 - -
Clydebank - 2 £423 -
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £423 -
Wales +17 1 - -
East Midlands +7 1 £375 - 1
Berkshire -1 1 - - 1
Birmingham -7 1 £325 - 1
West Yorkshire -15 1 £225 - 1
West Midlands -31 1 £325 -11.17% 1

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 37 (26.62%) Windows
2 33 (23.74%) Finance
3 30 (21.58%) Java
3 30 (21.58%) SQL
4 25 (17.99%) Migration
5 24 (17.27%) Linux
6 23 (16.55%) Oracle
6 23 (16.55%) SQL Server
6 23 (16.55%) Banking
7 21 (15.11%) Microsoft
8 20 (14.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (12.95%) IBM
10 17 (12.23%) .NET
10 17 (12.23%) Active Directory
10 17 (12.23%) Data Centre
11 16 (11.51%) Windows Server
11 16 (11.51%) Firewall
11 16 (11.51%) WebSphere
12 15 (10.79%) Citrix
12 15 (10.79%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (10.79%) MS Excel
13 14 (10.07%) Unix
14 13 (9.35%) Hyper-V
14 13 (9.35%) VMware
14 13 (9.35%) XML
14 13 (9.35%) WebSphere Application Server
15 12 (8.63%) ITIL
16 11 (7.91%) JavaScript
17 10 (7.19%) Microsoft App-V
17 10 (7.19%) SUSE

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 (11.51%) WebSphere
2 13 (9.35%) WebSphere Application Server
3 9 (6.47%) IIS
4 8 (5.76%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.32%) Apache
5 6 (4.32%) IBM HTTP Server
6 5 (3.60%) WebSphere Portal
7 4 (2.88%) JBoss
7 4 (2.88%) Tomcat
8 3 (2.16%) Apache Solr
8 3 (2.16%) GlassFish
8 3 (2.16%) iPlanet
8 3 (2.16%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 3 (2.16%) WebLogic
8 3 (2.16%) WebSphere Process Server
9 2 (1.44%) Alfresco
9 2 (1.44%) FileNet
9 2 (1.44%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 15 (10.79%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.32%) MS Office
3 3 (2.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.60%) HFM
1 5 (3.60%) Hyperion Planning
2 4 (2.88%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (2.16%) ION MarketView
3 3 (2.16%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.44%) assyst
4 2 (1.44%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (1.44%) Primavera
5 1 (0.72%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.72%) Magento
5 1 (0.72%) Maximo
5 1 (0.72%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.72%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.44%) Office 365
3 1 (0.72%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.51%) Firewall
2 6 (4.32%) HTTP
2 6 (4.32%) HTTPS
3 4 (2.88%) DHCP
3 4 (2.88%) NetScaler
4 3 (2.16%) DNS
4 3 (2.16%) Intranet
4 3 (2.16%) SSL
5 2 (1.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (1.44%) Internet
5 2 (1.44%) LDAP
5 2 (1.44%) Network Security
6 1 (0.72%) IPv6
6 1 (0.72%) LAN
6 1 (0.72%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.72%) SAN
6 1 (0.72%) VLAN
6 1 (0.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (16.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.16%) Big Data
2 3 (2.16%) Hadoop
2 3 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.44%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.44%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.44%) MS Access
3 2 (1.44%) MySQL
3 2 (1.44%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (1.44%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.44%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.44%) Spotfire
4 1 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.72%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.72%) GIS
4 1 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.32%) Introscope
2 4 (2.88%) AppScan
3 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.72%) LSMW
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (23.74%) Finance
2 23 (16.55%) Banking
3 4 (2.88%) Law
3 4 (2.88%) Legal
4 3 (2.16%) Advertising
4 3 (2.16%) Front Office
5 2 (1.44%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Back Office
6 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.23%) .NET
2 13 (9.35%) XML
3 9 (6.47%) HTML
3 9 (6.47%) J2EE
4 8 (5.76%) Middleware
5 5 (3.60%) Java EE
6 4 (2.88%) CSS
6 4 (2.88%) JSON
7 3 (2.16%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.16%) Hibernate
7 3 (2.16%) Struts
7 3 (2.16%) Web Services
8 2 (1.44%) Spring
8 2 (1.44%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.72%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.72%) Ajax
9 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.72%) JDBC
9 1 (0.72%) JMS
9 1 (0.72%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.23%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.88%) Clustering
4 4 (2.88%) Fat Client
4 4 (2.88%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.16%) DataPower
5 3 (2.16%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.16%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.16%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.44%) CMDB
6 2 (1.44%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.44%) Equities
6 2 (1.44%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.72%) AS400
7 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.72%) NHS
7 1 (0.72%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 37 (26.62%) Windows
2 24 (17.27%) Linux
3 20 (14.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (11.51%) Windows Server
5 15 (10.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (10.07%) Unix
7 10 (7.19%) SUSE
8 9 (6.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.16%) AIX
10 3 (2.16%) Android
10 3 (2.16%) Apple iOS
10 3 (2.16%) CentOS
11 2 (1.44%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.44%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.44%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.72%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.99%) Migration
2 12 (8.63%) ITIL
3 9 (6.47%) Problem Management
4 7 (5.04%) Analytics
4 7 (5.04%) Electronic Trading
5 6 (4.32%) Change Management
6 5 (3.60%) BPMN
6 5 (3.60%) ERP
6 5 (3.60%) Incident Management
6 5 (3.60%) Information Security
6 5 (3.60%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (3.60%) Security Testing
6 5 (3.60%) Software Engineering
6 5 (3.60%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (3.60%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (3.60%) UML
6 5 (3.60%) Web Application Development
7 4 (2.88%) Performance Management
7 4 (2.88%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (2.88%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (21.58%) Java
1 30 (21.58%) SQL
2 11 (7.91%) JavaScript
3 7 (5.04%) Perl
3 7 (5.04%) PHP
4 6 (4.32%) Shell Script
5 5 (3.60%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.60%) Python
6 4 (2.88%) C++
6 4 (2.88%) COBOL
6 4 (2.88%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.88%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.88%) VBA
7 3 (2.16%) C#
8 2 (1.44%) Jython
9 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.72%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (5.76%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.04%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.88%) MOS
4 2 (1.44%) CISM
4 2 (1.44%) CISSP
4 2 (1.44%) Degree
4 2 (1.44%) ISEB
4 2 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.72%) CCA
5 1 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.72%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.60%) SLA
2 1 (0.72%) HL7
2 1 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (12.23%) Active Directory
2 13 (9.35%) Hyper-V
3 10 (7.19%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (5.04%) XenApp
5 5 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (2.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (2.16%) Docker
7 2 (1.44%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.44%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.44%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.72%) NFS
8 1 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (5.04%) SCCM
1 7 (5.04%) Tivoli
2 6 (4.32%) CA Wily
2 6 (4.32%) HP Fortify
3 5 (3.60%) Puppet
4 4 (2.88%) SCOM
4 4 (2.88%) TADDM
4 4 (2.88%) WebInspect
5 3 (2.16%) ZABBIX
6 2 (1.44%) Nagios
7 1 (0.72%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.72%) Kibana
7 1 (0.72%) logstash
Vendors
1 23 (16.55%) Oracle
2 21 (15.11%) Microsoft
3 18 (12.95%) IBM
4 15 (10.79%) Citrix
5 13 (9.35%) VMware
6 6 (4.32%) CA
7 5 (3.60%) AppSense
7 5 (3.60%) F5
7 5 (3.60%) Hyperion
7 5 (3.60%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.88%) HP
8 4 (2.88%) Veracode
8 4 (2.88%) Wyse
9 3 (2.16%) Cisco
9 3 (2.16%) Cyber-Ark
9 3 (2.16%) iManage
9 3 (2.16%) ION Trading
9 3 (2.16%) Northgate
9 3 (2.16%) SAP
10 2 (1.44%) Remedy
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