Period
to 19 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Specialist was £401 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Application Specialist
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 137 -
Rank change year-on-year +23 - +132
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 9 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.48% 0.044% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.046% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £401 £240 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.98% - -
South East median daily rate £412 £369 £375
% change year-on-year +11.59% -1.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £22.93 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies in Buckinghamshire with a recognized job title 1,794 2,174 1,710
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.07% 96.54% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 942 954 921
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £219 £215 £231
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 103 63
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £17.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.35% +21.43% -
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.00 £8.60
90th Percentile £43.45 £58.50 £44.25
South East median hourly rate £19.19 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.63% -10.00% +14.29%

Applications Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings that featured Applications Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Specialist in Buckinghamshire

Applications Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Applications Specialist in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Specialist in Buckinghamshire

Applications Specialist
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 19 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +16 9 £401 +66.98% 1
Applications Specialist
South East

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, Applications Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Buckinghamshire region featuring Applications Specialist in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
3 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
3 7 (77.78%) ITIL
3 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 7 (77.78%) ITIL V3
4 6 (66.67%) Linux
4 6 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (66.67%) SC Cleared
4 6 (66.67%) ITSM
4 6 (66.67%) VMware
4 6 (66.67%) Service Management
5 5 (55.56%) MCITP
5 5 (55.56%) MCDBA
5 5 (55.56%) IIS
5 5 (55.56%) Citrix
5 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (55.56%) Unix
5 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (55.56%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (55.56%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (55.56%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
6 4 (44.44%) Virtual Environments
6 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
6 4 (44.44%) CRM
6 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
6 4 (44.44%) VMware Workstation

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 9 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (55.56%) IIS
2 5 (55.56%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (55.56%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 3 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Linux
3 5 (55.56%) Unix
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) ITIL
1 7 (77.78%) ITIL V3
2 6 (66.67%) ITSM
2 6 (66.67%) Service Management
3 5 (55.56%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 4 (44.44%) CRM
4 4 (44.44%) Virtual Environments
5 3 (33.33%) Change Control
5 3 (33.33%) Change Management
5 3 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
6 2 (22.22%) Critical Thinking
6 2 (22.22%) Proactive Monitoring
6 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
6 2 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 6 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (55.56%) MCDBA
3 5 (55.56%) MCITP
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 6 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (44.44%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) OVSD
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) VMware
2 5 (55.56%) Citrix
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) F5
5 2 (22.22%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) Lumension
5 2 (22.22%) NetApp