The median contractor rate for a Applications Specialist was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 553 568 553
Rank change year-on-year +15 -15  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 30 46 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.072% 0.093% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.098% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 36 35
Median daily rate £425 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +13.33% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -41.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39444 47062 46529
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.27% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25724 30895 28569
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1347 1459 1887
Median hourly rate £18.40 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.54% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Applications Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Applications Specialist in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 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
South East +25 14 £450 +7.14% 6
London +4 5 £425 -17.07% 3
North West +24 2 £428 +0.58%
East Midlands -8 2 £313 -18.03%
Yorkshire - 2 £355 - 3
West Midlands +14 1 £375 +50.00% 1
East of England -6 1 £425 +86.40% 2
Applications Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 28 (40.58%) Linux
2 20 (28.99%) Windows
2 20 (28.99%) SQL
3 19 (27.54%) Security Cleared
4 18 (26.09%) SC Cleared
5 17 (24.64%) Microsoft
6 13 (18.84%) Red Hat
6 13 (18.84%) Tomcat
6 13 (18.84%) WebSphere
7 12 (17.39%) WebSphere Application Server
8 11 (15.94%) ITIL
8 11 (15.94%) SQL Server
9 10 (14.49%) Unix
9 10 (14.49%) JBoss
9 10 (14.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (14.49%) Bash Shell
10 9 (13.04%) Migration
10 9 (13.04%) Apache
10 9 (13.04%) Active Directory
10 9 (13.04%) Java
11 8 (11.59%) Data Centre
11 8 (11.59%) Windows Server
12 7 (10.14%) IIS
12 7 (10.14%) Oracle
12 7 (10.14%) MS Excel
12 7 (10.14%) SharePoint
12 7 (10.14%) Finance
13 6 (8.70%) Shell Script
13 6 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (8.70%) CRM

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 13 (18.84%) Tomcat
1 13 (18.84%) WebSphere
2 12 (17.39%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (14.49%) JBoss
4 9 (13.04%) Apache
5 7 (10.14%) IIS
5 7 (10.14%) SharePoint
6 5 (7.25%) Apache Geronimo
6 5 (7.25%) Apache TomEE
7 4 (5.80%) MS Exchange
8 3 (4.35%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (4.35%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (4.35%) Skype for Business
9 2 (2.90%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (2.90%) Drupal
9 2 (2.90%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (2.90%) IBM Notes
10 1 (1.45%) Commerce Server
10 1 (1.45%) Moodle
Applications
1 7 (10.14%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.90%) SAP CO
2 2 (2.90%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.90%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.45%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) IaaS
1 4 (5.80%) Office 365
2 3 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.35%) OneDrive
2 3 (4.35%) Yammer
3 1 (1.45%) G Suite
3 1 (1.45%) PaaS
3 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.25%) DNS
1 5 (7.25%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.35%) Skype
2 3 (4.35%) Unified Communications
3 2 (2.90%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.45%) DHCP
4 1 (1.45%) Internet
4 1 (1.45%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.45%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.94%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (7.25%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (4.35%) Power BI
4 3 (4.35%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.35%) Redis
4 3 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.90%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (2.90%) DB2
6 1 (1.45%) MySQL
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (1.45%) JIRA
1 1 (1.45%) MSI
General
1 7 (10.14%) Finance
2 2 (2.90%) Banking
2 2 (2.90%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Billing
3 1 (1.45%) Front Office
3 1 (1.45%) Law
3 1 (1.45%) Legal
3 1 (1.45%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) IBM Integration Bus
1 5 (7.25%) WebSphere MQ
1 5 (7.25%) XML
2 4 (5.80%) .NET
2 4 (5.80%) ActiveMQ
2 4 (5.80%) MSMQ
3 3 (4.35%) Java EE
3 3 (4.35%) JMS
3 3 (4.35%) SOAP
4 2 (2.90%) JAAS
4 2 (2.90%) JMX
4 2 (2.90%) JNDI
4 2 (2.90%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (2.90%) RESTful
5 1 (1.45%) CSS
5 1 (1.45%) HTML
5 1 (1.45%) JDBC
5 1 (1.45%) Middleware
5 1 (1.45%) Web Services
5 1 (1.45%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.59%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.90%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.90%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.90%) Hedge funds
3 2 (2.90%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.45%) Clustering
4 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.45%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.45%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.45%) PKI
4 1 (1.45%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.45%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (40.58%) Linux
2 20 (28.99%) Windows
3 10 (14.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (14.49%) Unix
4 8 (11.59%) Windows Server
5 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (7.25%) AIX
7 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.90%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.45%) CentOS
9 1 (1.45%) HPUX
9 1 (1.45%) Solaris
9 1 (1.45%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.94%) ITIL
2 9 (13.04%) Migration
3 6 (8.70%) CRM
3 6 (8.70%) ERP
3 6 (8.70%) Open Source
4 5 (7.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (5.80%) Analytics
5 4 (5.80%) Business Analysis
5 4 (5.80%) DevOps
6 3 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (4.35%) Capacity Management
6 3 (4.35%) Identity Management
6 3 (4.35%) ITIL V3
6 3 (4.35%) Mentoring
6 3 (4.35%) Portfolio Management
6 3 (4.35%) Presales
6 3 (4.35%) Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (4.35%) Wealth Management
7 2 (2.90%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.99%) SQL
2 10 (14.49%) Bash Shell
3 9 (13.04%) Java
4 6 (8.70%) Shell Script
5 5 (7.25%) T-SQL
6 4 (5.80%) Perl
6 4 (5.80%) PowerShell
7 3 (4.35%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.90%) C
8 2 (2.90%) C#
8 2 (2.90%) C++
9 1 (1.45%) COBOL
9 1 (1.45%) JCL
9 1 (1.45%) PHP
9 1 (1.45%) VB
9 1 (1.45%) VBA
9 1 (1.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (27.54%) Security Cleared
2 18 (26.09%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.35%) CISSP
3 3 (4.35%) RHCE
3 3 (4.35%) RHCSA
4 2 (2.90%) Degree
4 2 (2.90%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.45%) MCITP
5 1 (1.45%) MCTS
5 1 (1.45%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 9 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.80%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (4.35%) XenApp
4 2 (2.90%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (2.90%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (7.25%) Puppet
2 4 (5.80%) SCCM
3 3 (4.35%) Cobbler
4 1 (1.45%) Ansible
4 1 (1.45%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.45%) OVSD
4 1 (1.45%) SCOM
4 1 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (24.64%) Microsoft
2 13 (18.84%) Red Hat
3 7 (10.14%) Oracle
4 6 (8.70%) IBM
5 4 (5.80%) Hyperion
6 3 (4.35%) Citrix
7 2 (2.90%) AppDynamics
7 2 (2.90%) AppSense
7 2 (2.90%) Lotus
7 2 (2.90%) SAP
7 2 (2.90%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.45%) Arqiva
8 1 (1.45%) Google
8 1 (1.45%) HP
8 1 (1.45%) NetApp
8 1 (1.45%) Pega
8 1 (1.45%) Remedy
8 1 (1.45%) Splunk
8 1 (1.45%) VMware
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