Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Specialist was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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
England > East of England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 195 178 203
Rank change year-on-year -17 +25 +19
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 8 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.16% 0.19% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.20% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 2
East of England median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
England median daily rate £425 £381 £400
% change year-on-year +11.48% -4.69% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £28.13

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 4801 4588 5650
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.95% 95.70% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2760 2650 3306
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £206
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 366 538
East of England median hourly rate £17.75 £21.88 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.86% +4.17% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.11 £11.33 £10.68
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

Applications Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Specialist in the East of England

Applications Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Specialist in the East of England

Applications Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Specialist in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Specialist in the East of England

Applications Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Bedfordshire - 7 £400 -
Cambridgeshire -18 1 - -
Applications Specialist
England

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 across the East of England region featuring Applications Specialist in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Citrix
1 7 (87.50%) XenApp
2 6 (75.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 6 (75.00%) Application Packaging
2 6 (75.00%) SCCM
2 6 (75.00%) PCI DSS
2 6 (75.00%) Programme Governance
2 6 (75.00%) Remediation Plan
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) MCSE
2 6 (75.00%) MCSA
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (75.00%) Migration
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (25.00%) MCP
4 2 (25.00%) CCA
4 2 (25.00%) Local Government
5 1 (12.50%) Service Design
5 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
5 1 (12.50%) NetScaler
5 1 (12.50%) Kypera Housing
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Kypera Housing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (25.00%) Local Government
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Application Packaging
1 6 (75.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 6 (75.00%) Migration
1 6 (75.00%) Programme Governance
1 6 (75.00%) Remediation Plan
2 1 (12.50%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) MCSA
1 6 (75.00%) MCSE
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (25.00%) CCA
3 2 (25.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) XenApp
2 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Citrix
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft