Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Specialist was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 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
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 759 760 755
Rank change year-on-year +1 -5 -23
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 96 111 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 56 74
England median daily rate £425 £381 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.48% -4.69% +3.23%
10th Percentile £237 £225 £300
90th Percentile £635 £515 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
England median hourly rate - - £28.13
UK 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 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89873 92200 98570
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.76% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59900 60696 63752
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2662 2972 3818
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%

Applications Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Specialist in England

Applications Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Specialist in England

Applications Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Specialist in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Specialist in England

Applications Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Specialist in England

Applications Specialist
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 21 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
London +5 62 £447 +5.12% 5
South East -16 10 £416 +14.62% 7
North of England +35 8 £375 +3.81%
East of England -6 8 £400 +14.29%
Midlands +23 5 £425 +28.30%
North West +13 5 £350 -28.57%
West Midlands +25 4 £425 +30.77%
Yorkshire +20 3 £430 +91.11%
South West -13 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
Applications Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 England region featuring Applications Specialist in the job title.

1 26 (27.08%) Windows
2 24 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 22 (22.92%) SQL Server
4 20 (20.83%) SQL
5 17 (17.71%) Finance
6 16 (16.67%) Migration
6 16 (16.67%) IIS
7 14 (14.58%) Web Services
7 14 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (14.58%) Amazon AWS
8 12 (12.50%) Apache
8 12 (12.50%) Java
8 12 (12.50%) Citrix
9 11 (11.46%) JavaScript
9 11 (11.46%) Linux
10 10 (10.42%) ITIL
10 10 (10.42%) Active Directory
10 10 (10.42%) SCCM
11 9 (9.38%) Penetration Testing
11 9 (9.38%) XenApp
11 9 (9.38%) HTML
11 9 (9.38%) Oracle
11 9 (9.38%) .NET
11 9 (9.38%) VMware
12 8 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
12 8 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (7.29%) Security Operations
13 7 (7.29%) Remediation Plan

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 16 (16.67%) IIS
2 12 (12.50%) Apache
3 6 (6.25%) CMS
3 6 (6.25%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.08%) JBoss
4 2 (2.08%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.08%) SAP EP
5 1 (1.04%) Confluence
5 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.04%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (1.04%) Liferay
5 1 (1.04%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.04%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.04%) Smallworld
5 1 (1.04%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.04%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.04%) Autodesk Inventor
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.04%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) NetSuite
1 3 (3.13%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.04%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.04%) Kypera Housing
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.04%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.04%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.04%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.04%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (1.04%) SAP PP
2 1 (1.04%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.04%) Sentinel
2 1 (1.04%) thinkFolio
2 1 (1.04%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.58%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.13%) Boomi
3 3 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.08%) Akamai
4 2 (2.08%) IaaS
4 2 (2.08%) Office 365
4 2 (2.08%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.25%) DNS
2 5 (5.21%) Firewall
3 4 (4.17%) Internet
3 4 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.08%) Network Security
4 2 (2.08%) VPN
4 2 (2.08%) X.509
5 1 (1.04%) FTP
5 1 (1.04%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.04%) SSH
5 1 (1.04%) VLAN
5 1 (1.04%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (22.92%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (7.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (7.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (5.21%) MySQL
4 5 (5.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.08%) GIS
5 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.04%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.04%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.04%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.04%) Redis
6 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.04%) Spatial Data
6 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.04%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.04%) JIRA
1 1 (1.04%) MSI
General
1 17 (17.71%) Finance
2 6 (6.25%) Banking
3 3 (3.13%) Law
4 2 (2.08%) Local Government
5 1 (1.04%) Billing
5 1 (1.04%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.04%) Legal
5 1 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.04%) Publishing
5 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.58%) Web Services
2 9 (9.38%) .NET
2 9 (9.38%) HTML
3 7 (7.29%) ASP.NET
4 5 (5.21%) .NET Framework
4 5 (5.21%) Ajax
4 5 (5.21%) CSS
4 5 (5.21%) LAMP
4 5 (5.21%) Middleware
5 4 (4.17%) J2EE
6 3 (3.13%) SOAP
7 2 (2.08%) JMS
7 2 (2.08%) REST
8 1 (1.04%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (1.04%) Java EE
8 1 (1.04%) JNDI
8 1 (1.04%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (1.04%) SAP PI
8 1 (1.04%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (1.04%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.25%) PKI
3 3 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.08%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.08%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (2.08%) Online Banking
4 2 (2.08%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.08%) SWIFT
4 2 (2.08%) User Experience
5 1 (1.04%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.04%) CMDB
5 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.04%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (1.04%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.04%) Fedwire
5 1 (1.04%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.04%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.04%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 26 (27.08%) Windows
2 11 (11.46%) Linux
3 6 (6.25%) Unix
4 5 (5.21%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.17%) Windows 10
5 4 (4.17%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.04%) AIX
7 1 (1.04%) Solaris
7 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.67%) Migration
2 14 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (10.42%) ITIL
4 9 (9.38%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (7.29%) Application Packaging
5 7 (7.29%) Identity Management
5 7 (7.29%) Remediation Plan
5 7 (7.29%) Security Operations
6 6 (6.25%) Data Modelling
6 6 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (6.25%) Programme Governance
6 6 (6.25%) Task Automation
7 5 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (5.21%) ITSM
7 5 (5.21%) Microservices
7 5 (5.21%) Service Management
7 5 (5.21%) SOA
8 4 (4.17%) Configuration Management
8 4 (4.17%) Logical Data Model
8 4 (4.17%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 20 (20.83%) SQL
2 12 (12.50%) Java
3 11 (11.46%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.25%) T-SQL
5 5 (5.21%) C#
5 5 (5.21%) PHP
5 5 (5.21%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.13%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.13%) VBScript
7 2 (2.08%) Perl
8 1 (1.04%) ABAP
8 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.04%) Korn
8 1 (1.04%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.04%) Python
8 1 (1.04%) VB
8 1 (1.04%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (6.25%) MCSA
2 6 (6.25%) MCSE
3 5 (5.21%) Degree
4 4 (4.17%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (3.13%) MOS
6 2 (2.08%) CCA
6 2 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.08%) CISSP
6 2 (2.08%) MCP
6 2 (2.08%) OSCP
6 2 (2.08%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.04%) CEH
7 1 (1.04%) CSSLP
7 1 (1.04%) GPEN
7 1 (1.04%) GWAPT
7 1 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.04%) MCDBA
7 1 (1.04%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.25%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.17%) SLA
3 1 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.04%) GxP
3 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.04%) MiFID
3 1 (1.04%) QA
3 1 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.04%) SEPA
System Software
1 10 (10.42%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.38%) XenApp
3 7 (7.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.21%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.08%) DFS Replication
6 2 (2.08%) Xen
7 1 (1.04%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.04%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (10.42%) SCCM
2 2 (2.08%) SCOM
2 2 (2.08%) SCOrch
2 2 (2.08%) XenMobile
3 1 (1.04%) BladeLogic
3 1 (1.04%) Cobbler
3 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.50%) Citrix
3 9 (9.38%) Oracle
3 9 (9.38%) VMware
4 6 (6.25%) LANDesk
5 5 (5.21%) SAP
6 4 (4.17%) Cisco
7 3 (3.13%) AppDynamics
7 3 (3.13%) Google
7 3 (3.13%) HP
7 3 (3.13%) Informatica
7 3 (3.13%) MuleSoft
7 3 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.08%) AppSense
8 2 (2.08%) BMC
8 2 (2.08%) Dynatrace
8 2 (2.08%) Imperva
8 2 (2.08%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.08%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.04%) IBM