Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Specialist was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 October 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
England > London
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 609 567 572
Rank change year-on-year -42 +5 -18
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 26 49 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.057% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 39 27
London median daily rate £425 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -8.57% +6.06%
10th Percentile £300 £205 £250
90th Percentile £576 £725 £655
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 43,329 42,797 42,448
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.98% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,316 30,865 30,276
London median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £285
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 583 512 552
London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.83 £52.35
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%

Applications Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Specialist in London

Applications Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Specialist in London

Applications Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Specialist in London over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Specialist in London

Applications Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Specialist in London

Applications Specialist
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 21 October 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
Central London -10 11 £425 +6.25% 6
South London - 2 £419 -
West London -7 1 - -
Applications Specialist
England

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

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

1 11 (42.31%) Windows
2 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 9 (34.62%) Microsoft App-V
2 9 (34.62%) SCCM
3 7 (26.92%) XenApp
3 7 (26.92%) SQL
3 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
3 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
4 6 (23.08%) Proactive Monitoring
4 6 (23.08%) Incident Management
5 5 (19.23%) XenDesktop
5 5 (19.23%) Degree
5 5 (19.23%) Ivanti
5 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
5 5 (19.23%) Citrix
5 5 (19.23%) Server Management
6 4 (15.38%) Storage Management
6 4 (15.38%) Compliance Audit
6 4 (15.38%) SCOrch
6 4 (15.38%) XenMobile
6 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 4 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (15.38%) Capacity Management
6 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
6 4 (15.38%) Unix
6 4 (15.38%) Firewall
6 4 (15.38%) Java
6 4 (15.38%) Python
6 4 (15.38%) SCOM
6 4 (15.38%) VMware

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 2 (7.69%) GlassFish
1 2 (7.69%) JBoss
1 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 2 (7.69%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle iProcurement
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (3.85%) SAP HR
2 1 (3.85%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.85%) Dropbox
2 1 (3.85%) G Suite
2 1 (3.85%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (3.85%) SSL
2 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) MySQL
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (3.85%) KDB
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.85%) Power BI
2 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) InstallShield
1 2 (7.69%) Introscope
1 2 (7.69%) MSI
2 1 (3.85%) Toad
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Electronics
3 1 (3.85%) Front Office
3 1 (3.85%) General Ledger
3 1 (3.85%) Legal
3 1 (3.85%) Marketing
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) HTML
2 2 (7.69%) Hibernate
2 2 (7.69%) Java EE
2 2 (7.69%) REST
2 2 (7.69%) SOAP
2 2 (7.69%) Struts
2 2 (7.69%) Web Services
2 2 (7.69%) XML
3 1 (3.85%) .NET
3 1 (3.85%) JSP
3 1 (3.85%) OAuth
3 1 (3.85%) OpenID
3 1 (3.85%) SAML
3 1 (3.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
1 1 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (3.85%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.85%) NHS
1 1 (3.85%) PKI
1 1 (3.85%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Windows
2 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
3 4 (15.38%) Unix
3 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 3 (11.54%) Linux
5 2 (7.69%) Android
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Incident Management
1 6 (23.08%) Proactive Monitoring
2 5 (19.23%) Server Management
2 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
3 4 (15.38%) Capacity Management
3 4 (15.38%) Compliance Audit
3 4 (15.38%) Storage Management
4 3 (11.54%) Application Packaging
4 3 (11.54%) Change Management
4 3 (11.54%) Migration
4 3 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
5 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.69%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (7.69%) Data Extraction
5 2 (7.69%) ERP
5 2 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Performance Management
5 2 (7.69%) Project Management
5 2 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 4 (15.38%) Java
2 4 (15.38%) Python
3 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.69%) PHP
3 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.85%) C#
4 1 (3.85%) Perl
4 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Degree
2 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) MCSE
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (26.92%) XenApp
3 5 (19.23%) XenDesktop
4 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
4 4 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (34.62%) SCCM
2 4 (15.38%) SCOM
2 4 (15.38%) SCOrch
2 4 (15.38%) XenMobile
3 2 (7.69%) CA Wily
3 2 (7.69%) Tivoli
4 1 (3.85%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (3.85%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 5 (19.23%) Citrix
2 5 (19.23%) Ivanti
3 4 (15.38%) VMware
4 3 (11.54%) CA
5 2 (7.69%) IBM
5 2 (7.69%) Intapp
5 2 (7.69%) Novell
5 2 (7.69%) Oracle
5 2 (7.69%) SAP
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco
6 1 (3.85%) Dell
6 1 (3.85%) Google
6 1 (3.85%) Wyse