The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Specialist
Rank 534 566 509
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -57
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 66 33 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.061% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.066% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 14 35
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£379 £372 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.95% -17.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £491 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £354 £373 £258
% change year-on-year
-5.02% +44.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.00 -

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
51861 49855 45545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.57% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32669 30609 26369
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1945 1977 2127
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015. 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 +22 62 £379 +2.36% 19
London +6 29 £400 +8.10% 5
South East -19 13 £275 -26.66% 9
West Midlands - 8 £354 - 2
City of London +1 4 £450 +2.27% 1
Leeds -14 4 - - 1
West Yorkshire -17 4 - - 1
Yorkshire -18 4 - - 1
East of England - 4 £423 -
South West +3 3 £280 +1.81%
Scotland +3 3 - - 4
Hampshire -6 3 - -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £425 -
West Sussex - 3 £450 - 1
Bristol - 3 £280 -
Coventry - 3 £354 - 1
Berkshire +1 2 £313 -19.35% 2
Edinburgh -3 2 - - 2
Lewes - 2 £275 -
Crawley - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 £430 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £243 - 1
Warwick - 2 £413 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £243 -
East Sussex - 2 £275 -
Warwickshire - 2 £413 -
North West -19 1 £378 - 1
Birmingham - 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £420 -
Surrey - 1 £325 - 4

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 46 (40.35%) Windows
2 32 (28.07%) Linux
3 30 (26.32%) SQL
4 28 (24.56%) Finance
5 25 (21.93%) Microsoft
6 24 (21.05%) SQL Server
7 23 (20.18%) Migration
8 21 (18.42%) WebSphere
9 19 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
9 19 (16.67%) ITIL
9 19 (16.67%) UNIX
10 17 (14.91%) Security Cleared
11 16 (14.04%) VMware
12 15 (13.16%) Banking
12 15 (13.16%) SC Cleared
12 15 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (13.16%) MS Excel
13 14 (12.28%) IIS
14 13 (11.40%) Oracle
14 13 (11.40%) CA
15 12 (10.53%) Front Office
15 12 (10.53%) SCCM
15 12 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (9.65%) Citrix
16 11 (9.65%) .NET
16 11 (9.65%) Java
17 10 (8.77%) AIX
17 10 (8.77%) Active Directory
17 10 (8.77%) Windows Server 2003

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 21 (18.42%) WebSphere
2 19 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 14 (12.28%) IIS
4 8 (7.02%) Tomcat
4 8 (7.02%) CICS
4 8 (7.02%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (5.26%) WebSphere Process Server
5 6 (5.26%) WebSphere Portal
6 5 (4.39%) Lync
6 5 (4.39%) SAS
7 4 (3.51%) SharePoint
7 4 (3.51%) Oracle Application Server
8 3 (2.63%) LiveLink
8 3 (2.63%) Apache
9 2 (1.75%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.88%) JBoss
10 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.88%) Liferay
10 1 (0.88%) FileNet
Applications
1 15 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.26%) MS Office
3 2 (1.75%) Final Cut Pro
4 1 (0.88%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (4.39%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.75%) BASE24
3 2 (1.75%) Summit
4 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.88%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.88%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.75%) Office 365
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.26%) LAN
1 6 (5.26%) WAN
1 6 (5.26%) Firewall
2 5 (4.39%) Intranet
2 5 (4.39%) Internet
2 5 (4.39%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.51%) VPN
3 4 (3.51%) DNS
4 2 (1.75%) PBX
4 2 (1.75%) VoIP
4 2 (1.75%) IP Telephony
4 2 (1.75%) SAN
5 1 (0.88%) DMZ
5 1 (0.88%) FTP
5 1 (0.88%) NAS
5 1 (0.88%) LDAP
5 1 (0.88%) ATM
5 1 (0.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (7.02%) DB2
4 6 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (3.51%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.63%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.88%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.88%) MySQL
7 1 (0.88%) OLAP
7 1 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.88%) DTS
7 1 (0.88%) OLTP
7 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.88%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (8.77%) Introscope
2 5 (4.39%) MSI
3 3 (2.63%) AdminStudio
4 2 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (24.56%) Finance
2 15 (13.16%) Banking
3 12 (10.53%) Front Office
4 6 (5.26%) Investment Banking
5 5 (4.39%) Retail
6 4 (3.51%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.51%) Legal
7 3 (2.63%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.63%) Publishing
8 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.88%) Marketing
8 1 (0.88%) Turkish Language
8 1 (0.88%) Electronics
8 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.88%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.65%) .NET
2 8 (7.02%) Web Services
3 6 (5.26%) XML
3 6 (5.26%) HTML
3 6 (5.26%) FIX Protocol
4 5 (4.39%) Application Packaging
5 2 (1.75%) WCF
5 2 (1.75%) SOAP
5 2 (1.75%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.75%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.88%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.88%) Java EE
6 1 (0.88%) CSS
6 1 (0.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.02%) LPAR
3 7 (6.14%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (3.51%) Equities
6 3 (2.63%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.63%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.63%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.63%) DataPower
7 2 (1.75%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.75%) Clustering
7 2 (1.75%) Statistics
7 2 (1.75%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.75%) Wiki
7 2 (1.75%) IVR
8 1 (0.88%) Tandem
8 1 (0.88%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.88%) PKI
8 1 (0.88%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 46 (40.35%) Windows
2 32 (28.07%) Linux
3 19 (16.67%) UNIX
4 15 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (8.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (8.77%) AIX
7 9 (7.89%) Solaris
8 8 (7.02%) zOS
9 7 (6.14%) Windows 7
10 6 (5.26%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.75%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.75%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.75%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.88%) OS/400
12 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.88%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.18%) Migration
2 19 (16.67%) ITIL
3 9 (7.89%) Analytics
4 8 (7.02%) Performance Monitoring
4 8 (7.02%) CRM
5 7 (6.14%) Problem Management
6 6 (5.26%) Workflow
6 6 (5.26%) Service Management
6 6 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (5.26%) Data Migration
7 5 (4.39%) Change Management
7 5 (4.39%) Business Analysis
8 4 (3.51%) Process Management
8 4 (3.51%) ITIL V3
9 3 (2.63%) Data Governance
9 3 (2.63%) Change Control
9 3 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (2.63%) Electronic Trading
9 3 (2.63%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (26.32%) SQL
2 11 (9.65%) Java
3 10 (8.77%) Bash Shell
4 8 (7.02%) Jython
5 7 (6.14%) C#
6 5 (4.39%) JavaScript
6 5 (4.39%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.51%) VB
7 4 (3.51%) VBA
7 4 (3.51%) Python
7 4 (3.51%) Perl
7 4 (3.51%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.63%) C++
8 3 (2.63%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.75%) ABAP
10 1 (0.88%) COBOL
10 1 (0.88%) VBScript
10 1 (0.88%) PHP
10 1 (0.88%) RPG
Qualifications
1 17 (14.91%) Security Cleared
2 15 (13.16%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (7.89%) MCSE
4 8 (7.02%) Degree
5 5 (4.39%) MCITP
6 2 (1.75%) CCNA
6 2 (1.75%) CISSP
6 2 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.51%) QA
2 3 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (8.77%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.02%) VMware ESX
3 7 (6.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (6.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.51%) XenApp
5 3 (2.63%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.63%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.75%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.75%) Xen
7 1 (0.88%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.88%) Samba
7 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.88%) vCloud
7 1 (0.88%) Docker
7 1 (0.88%) NFS
Systems Management
1 12 (10.53%) SCCM
2 10 (8.77%) CA Wily
3 3 (2.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.88%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.88%) Puppet
4 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.88%) SCOM
4 1 (0.88%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.88%) Nagios
4 1 (0.88%) OVSD
4 1 (0.88%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 25 (21.93%) Microsoft
2 16 (14.04%) VMware
3 13 (11.40%) Oracle
3 13 (11.40%) CA
4 11 (9.65%) Citrix
5 7 (6.14%) Bloomberg
5 7 (6.14%) Cognos
5 7 (6.14%) Cisco
6 5 (4.39%) Reuters
7 4 (3.51%) Imperva
7 4 (3.51%) AppSense
7 4 (3.51%) Symantec
8 3 (2.63%) Sybase
8 3 (2.63%) PeopleSoft
8 3 (2.63%) SAP
8 3 (2.63%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.63%) Wyse
8 3 (2.63%) OpenText
9 2 (1.75%) Barracuda Networks
9 2 (1.75%) F5
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