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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Specialist
Rank 587 593 583
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -10
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 37 53 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.096% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.10% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 40 22
Median daily rate £335 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.29% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £21.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.13 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%

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
46813 52482 53624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.79% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 30599 33429 33859
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 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1652 2038 2200
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 -6 35 £343 -14.37% 17
South East +10 11 £288 -21.23% 6
London -10 9 £425 -22.72% 1
North West +6 5 £325 -23.52%
Manchester - 5 £325 -
North East -24 4 £335 -
Tyne and Wear -34 4 £335 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -38 4 £335 -
Crawley +14 3 £250 -16.66% 3
West Sussex +5 3 £250 -16.66% 3
Hampshire +23 2 £400 -2.67% 1
Buckinghamshire +15 2 £338 -3.57%
Scotland +13 2 £325 -28.49%
Bracknell - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - - 2
Winchester - 2 £400 - 1
Oldham - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 £338 -
Edinburgh +18 1 £325 -33.53%
Surrey +13 1 £215 -50.57%
East Sussex +6 1 - -
Essex +4 1 £300 -14.28%
East of England +4 1 £300 -14.28% 5
City of London -8 1 £400 -27.27%
West Midlands -9 1 - - 2
Birmingham -11 1 - - 1
South West - 1 - - 2
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Corsham - 1 - -

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 34 (32.38%) Linux
2 33 (31.43%) Windows
3 25 (23.81%) Security Cleared
3 25 (23.81%) SQL
4 23 (21.90%) Active Directory
5 21 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 21 (20.00%) Unix
6 18 (17.14%) Java
7 17 (16.19%) Microsoft
7 17 (16.19%) SC Cleared
8 16 (15.24%) WebSphere
8 16 (15.24%) Windows Server
9 15 (14.29%) Finance
9 15 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
9 15 (14.29%) Oracle
10 14 (13.33%) .NET
11 13 (12.38%) ITIL
12 12 (11.43%) IBM
13 10 (9.52%) Data Centre
13 10 (9.52%) DV Cleared
14 9 (8.57%) Test Scripting
14 9 (8.57%) Migration
14 9 (8.57%) MS Office
14 9 (8.57%) JavaScript
15 8 (7.62%) AIX
15 8 (7.62%) Tomcat
15 8 (7.62%) ISEB
15 8 (7.62%) Shell Script
15 8 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
15 8 (7.62%) ISTQB

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 (15.24%) WebSphere
2 15 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (7.62%) Tomcat
4 7 (6.67%) SharePoint
5 6 (5.71%) Apache
5 6 (5.71%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (3.81%) IIS
6 4 (3.81%) WebSphere Portal
7 3 (2.86%) Apache Solr
7 3 (2.86%) Commerce Server
8 2 (1.90%) Alfresco
8 2 (1.90%) Apache TomEE
8 2 (1.90%) FileNet
8 2 (1.90%) JBoss
8 2 (1.90%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.90%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.90%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.90%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.90%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 9 (8.57%) MS Office
2 6 (5.71%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.86%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (6.67%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (5.71%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.86%) Fredhopper
4 2 (1.90%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (1.90%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.95%) assyst
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.95%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.90%) Office 365
2 1 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.95%) G Suite
2 1 (0.95%) IaaS
2 1 (0.95%) PaaS
2 1 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.62%) Wireshark
2 6 (5.71%) Firewall
3 4 (3.81%) SSL
4 3 (2.86%) LDAP
5 2 (1.90%) HTTP
5 2 (1.90%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.90%) Intranet
5 2 (1.90%) IPv6
5 2 (1.90%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (1.90%) SNMP
6 1 (0.95%) DHCP
6 1 (0.95%) DNS
6 1 (0.95%) Internet
6 1 (0.95%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.81%) DB2
3 3 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (2.86%) MySQL
3 3 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.86%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.95%) Big Data
5 1 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.95%) GIS
5 1 (0.95%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.95%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 5 (4.76%) MSI
2 3 (2.86%) InstallShield
3 2 (1.90%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.90%) PeopleTools
3 2 (1.90%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.95%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.95%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.95%) Subversion
4 1 (0.95%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 15 (14.29%) Finance
2 7 (6.67%) Banking
3 3 (2.86%) Front Office
3 3 (2.86%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.86%) Law
4 1 (0.95%) Advertising
4 1 (0.95%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.33%) .NET
2 7 (6.67%) HTML
3 6 (5.71%) CSS
3 6 (5.71%) JSON
3 6 (5.71%) XML
4 4 (3.81%) J2EE
4 4 (3.81%) Middleware
5 3 (2.86%) Ajax
5 3 (2.86%) HTML5
5 3 (2.86%) IBM Integration Bus
5 3 (2.86%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (2.86%) Worklight
6 2 (1.90%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (1.90%) CSS3
6 2 (1.90%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (1.90%) Java EE
6 2 (1.90%) JMS
6 2 (1.90%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (1.90%) Spring
7 1 (0.95%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.81%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.86%) Clustering
3 3 (2.86%) Cryptography
4 2 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.90%) DataPower
4 2 (1.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.90%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.90%) Statistics
5 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.95%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.95%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.95%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.95%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.95%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 34 (32.38%) Linux
2 33 (31.43%) Windows
3 21 (20.00%) Unix
4 16 (15.24%) Windows Server
5 8 (7.62%) AIX
6 6 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.81%) Windows 7
9 3 (2.86%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.90%) CentOS
10 2 (1.90%) Solaris
10 2 (1.90%) SUSE
10 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.95%) HPUX
11 1 (0.95%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.95%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.95%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (12.38%) ITIL
2 9 (8.57%) Migration
2 9 (8.57%) Test Scripting
3 8 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (6.67%) DevOps
5 6 (5.71%) CRM
5 6 (5.71%) ERP
5 6 (5.71%) Incident Management
6 5 (4.76%) Business Analysis
6 5 (4.76%) Change Management
6 5 (4.76%) Information Security
6 5 (4.76%) Problem Management
6 5 (4.76%) Workflow
7 4 (3.81%) Analytics
7 4 (3.81%) Application Packaging
7 4 (3.81%) Open Source
7 4 (3.81%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (2.86%) Mobile First
8 3 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (2.86%) Regulatory Compliance
Programming Languages
1 25 (23.81%) SQL
2 18 (17.14%) Java
3 9 (8.57%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.62%) Shell Script
5 7 (6.67%) C
5 7 (6.67%) Perl
6 6 (5.71%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.81%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.81%) VB
7 4 (3.81%) VBScript
8 3 (2.86%) C#
8 3 (2.86%) C++
8 3 (2.86%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.86%) VBA
9 2 (1.90%) Jython
9 2 (1.90%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.95%) COBOL
10 1 (0.95%) ECMAScript
10 1 (0.95%) JCL
10 1 (0.95%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 17 (16.19%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.52%) DV Cleared
4 8 (7.62%) ISEB
4 8 (7.62%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.86%) MOS
6 2 (1.90%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.90%) Degree
7 1 (0.95%) CISA
7 1 (0.95%) CISM
7 1 (0.95%) CISSP
7 1 (0.95%) CRISC
7 1 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.81%) QA
2 2 (1.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.95%) Basel III
3 1 (0.95%) COBIT
3 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (21.90%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (4.76%) XenApp
4 3 (2.86%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.86%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.90%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.95%) Docker
6 1 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.95%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (4.76%) Puppet
1 5 (4.76%) SCCM
2 1 (0.95%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 1 (0.95%) Graphite
2 1 (0.95%) HP SIM
2 1 (0.95%) Kibana
2 1 (0.95%) logstash
2 1 (0.95%) Nagios
2 1 (0.95%) Opsview
2 1 (0.95%) OVSD
2 1 (0.95%) SCOM
2 1 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.95%) TADDM
2 1 (0.95%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.95%) WSUS
2 1 (0.95%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (16.19%) Microsoft
2 15 (14.29%) Oracle
3 12 (11.43%) IBM
4 7 (6.67%) Citrix
4 7 (6.67%) VMware
5 6 (5.71%) Red Hat
6 5 (4.76%) Hyperion
7 4 (3.81%) AppDynamics
8 3 (2.86%) AppSense
8 3 (2.86%) Cognos
8 3 (2.86%) HP
8 3 (2.86%) Splunk
9 2 (1.90%) Akamai
9 2 (1.90%) F5
9 2 (1.90%) Nintex
9 2 (1.90%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (1.90%) Thales
10 1 (0.95%) Cyber-Ark
10 1 (0.95%) iManage
10 1 (0.95%) ServiceNow
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