Period
to 20 August 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Specialist was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 August 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 > London
6 months to
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 564 548 547
Rank change year-on-year -16 -1 +12
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 27 60 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.063% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 38 39
London median daily rate £400 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +21.21% +3.13%
10th Percentile £247 £303 £310
90th Percentile £640 £625 £601
England median daily rate £388 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -6.06% +3.13% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40568 42937 43802
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.95% 95.09% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 28934 30910 30416
London median daily rate £483 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.22% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £306 £288 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 500 476 754
London median hourly rate £21.12 £18.88 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.87% -3.21% +11.43%
10th Percentile £12.52 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.94 £52.17
England median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.77
% change year-on-year -2.63% +6.92% +4.53%

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 20 August 2017.

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 20 August 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
Central London -11 2 £533 +1.43% 6
North London - 2 £230 -
Applications Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 London region featuring Applications Specialist in the job title.

1 6 (22.22%) Windows
2 5 (18.52%) Linux
2 5 (18.52%) Apache
2 5 (18.52%) SQL
2 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
2 5 (18.52%) Migration
3 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.81%) DNS
3 4 (14.81%) Java
3 4 (14.81%) Tomcat
3 4 (14.81%) DevOps
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (11.11%) IIS
4 3 (11.11%) Web Services
4 3 (11.11%) Oracle
4 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 3 (11.11%) Firewall
4 3 (11.11%) Service Management
5 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
5 2 (7.41%) VPN
5 2 (7.41%) TIBCO
5 2 (7.41%) VBA
5 2 (7.41%) .NET
5 2 (7.41%) HTML
5 2 (7.41%) C#
5 2 (7.41%) ITIL
5 2 (7.41%) Unix

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 5 (18.52%) Apache
2 4 (14.81%) Tomcat
3 3 (11.11%) IIS
4 1 (3.70%) Apache Solr
4 1 (3.70%) CMS
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.70%) Liferay
4 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.70%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (3.70%) Front Arena
1 1 (3.70%) ION MarketView
1 1 (3.70%) SAP CO
1 1 (3.70%) SAP FI
1 1 (3.70%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (3.70%) SAP HR
1 1 (3.70%) SAP PP
1 1 (3.70%) SAP SD
1 1 (3.70%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.41%) IaaS
3 1 (3.70%) Office 365
3 1 (3.70%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) DNS
2 3 (11.11%) Firewall
3 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.41%) VPN
4 1 (3.70%) Internet
4 1 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (3.70%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (3.70%) GIS
2 1 (3.70%) KDB
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (3.70%) Spatial Data
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
1 2 (7.41%) Publishing
2 1 (3.70%) Front Office
2 1 (3.70%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Web Services
2 2 (7.41%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) HTML
3 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.70%) Ajax
3 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.70%) CSS
3 1 (3.70%) HTML5
3 1 (3.70%) J2EE
3 1 (3.70%) JMS
3 1 (3.70%) LAMP
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (3.70%) SAP PI
3 1 (3.70%) SOAP
3 1 (3.70%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (3.70%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
1 2 (7.41%) Fixed Income
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Cyber Attack
2 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.70%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (3.70%) Hedge funds
2 1 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (3.70%) Private Cloud
2 1 (3.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
2 5 (18.52%) Linux
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 2 (7.41%) Unix
4 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Migration
2 4 (14.81%) DevOps
3 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (11.11%) Service Management
4 2 (7.41%) Analytics
4 2 (7.41%) Data Modelling
4 2 (7.41%) High Availability
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL
4 2 (7.41%) Microservices
4 2 (7.41%) Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (7.41%) Threat Modelling
5 1 (3.70%) Application Virtualisation
5 1 (3.70%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.70%) Patch Management
5 1 (3.70%) Remediation Plan
5 1 (3.70%) SDLC
5 1 (3.70%) Secure Coding
5 1 (3.70%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
1 5 (18.52%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) Java
3 2 (7.41%) C#
3 2 (7.41%) Python
3 2 (7.41%) VBA
4 1 (3.70%) ABAP
4 1 (3.70%) C++
4 1 (3.70%) PHP
4 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.70%) VBScript
4 1 (3.70%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) MCITP
2 1 (3.70%) MCTS
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.70%) MiFID
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Docker
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (3.70%) Kubernetes
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) SAP
3 2 (7.41%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.70%) AppDynamics
4 1 (3.70%) Citrix
4 1 (3.70%) ESRI
4 1 (3.70%) Fidessa
4 1 (3.70%) MobileIron
4 1 (3.70%) Murex
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.70%) SunGard
4 1 (3.70%) VMware