Period
to 20 April 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Specialist was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 570 558 567
Rank change year-on-year -12 +9 -26
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 56 23 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.057% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.060% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 18 27
London median daily rate £500 £425 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -22.73% +33.33%
10th Percentile £395 £363 £349
90th Percentile £741 £600 £575
England median daily rate £450 £388 £425
% change year-on-year +16.13% -8.82% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
London median hourly rate - - £16.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 - £18.50

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 43,783 38,437 42,186
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 95.04% 95.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,654 27,423 30,093
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £306 £304 £281
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 691 504 587
London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +17.00% +6.83%
10th Percentile £12.49 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.13 £48.70
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% - +11.76%

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 April 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 20 April 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 -16 20 £500 +25.00% 2
West London - 4 £600 -
North London - 2 - -
Applications Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 23 (41.07%) Finance
2 18 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (26.79%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (25.00%) Windows
5 13 (23.21%) Java
6 12 (21.43%) Web Services
6 12 (21.43%) PKI
6 12 (21.43%) Fintech
7 11 (19.64%) Penetration Testing
7 11 (19.64%) SQL
7 11 (19.64%) Microsoft
8 10 (17.86%) Banking
8 10 (17.86%) Information Security
9 9 (16.07%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (16.07%) IIS
9 9 (16.07%) Test Automation
10 8 (14.29%) Middleware
10 8 (14.29%) VMware
11 7 (12.50%) Scrum
11 7 (12.50%) Ivanti
11 7 (12.50%) Security Testing
11 7 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (10.71%) Node.js
12 6 (10.71%) Splunk
12 6 (10.71%) OSCP
12 6 (10.71%) CSSLP
12 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (10.71%) RESTful
12 6 (10.71%) Runbook
12 6 (10.71%) Problem-Solving

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 9 (16.07%) IIS
2 5 (8.93%) MQSeries
3 4 (7.14%) Confluence
4 3 (5.36%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.57%) Apache
5 2 (3.57%) SAP EP
6 1 (1.79%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (1.79%) SAS
6 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (8.93%) NetSuite
2 2 (3.57%) SAP HR
3 1 (1.79%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 15 (26.79%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (8.93%) Boomi
4 4 (7.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 4 (7.14%) AWS CloudTrail
4 4 (7.14%) GitHub
4 4 (7.14%) npm
5 2 (3.57%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) X.509
2 2 (3.57%) Firewall
3 1 (1.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) MySQL
2 2 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.79%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (1.79%) FileMaker
3 1 (1.79%) IDOL
3 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.79%) Pentaho
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 4 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 4 (7.14%) JIRA
2 3 (5.36%) SonarQube
3 2 (3.57%) Appium
3 2 (3.57%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.57%) Selendroid
3 2 (3.57%) Selenium
3 2 (3.57%) SpecFlow
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 23 (41.07%) Finance
2 10 (17.86%) Banking
3 6 (10.71%) Legal
4 5 (8.93%) Law
5 1 (1.79%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.79%) Publishing
5 1 (1.79%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.43%) Web Services
2 8 (14.29%) Middleware
3 6 (10.71%) Node.js
3 6 (10.71%) RESTful
4 4 (7.14%) LDAP
4 4 (7.14%) OAuth
4 4 (7.14%) OAuth2
4 4 (7.14%) SAML
5 3 (5.36%) .NET
5 3 (5.36%) HTML
5 3 (5.36%) XML
6 2 (3.57%) Gherkin
6 2 (3.57%) JSON
7 1 (1.79%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (1.79%) J2EE
7 1 (1.79%) JSP
7 1 (1.79%) SAP XI
7 1 (1.79%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.43%) Fintech
1 12 (21.43%) PKI
2 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.14%) Virtual Team
4 3 (5.36%) Replication
4 3 (5.36%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.57%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.57%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.57%) PDA
6 1 (1.79%) DataPower
6 1 (1.79%) Fedwire
6 1 (1.79%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.00%) Windows
2 6 (10.71%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.14%) Linux
3 4 (7.14%) Unix
4 3 (5.36%) AIX
4 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.57%) Android
5 2 (3.57%) CentOS
5 2 (3.57%) Ubuntu
5 2 (3.57%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.57%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (19.64%) Penetration Testing
3 10 (17.86%) Information Security
4 9 (16.07%) Test Automation
5 7 (12.50%) Scrum
5 7 (12.50%) Security Testing
6 6 (10.71%) Artificial Intelligence
6 6 (10.71%) DevOps
6 6 (10.71%) Document Management
6 6 (10.71%) Ethical Hacking
6 6 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (10.71%) Runbook
7 5 (8.93%) CRM
7 5 (8.93%) Data Mapping
7 5 (8.93%) Data Modelling
7 5 (8.93%) ITIL
7 5 (8.93%) Logical Data Model
7 5 (8.93%) Physical Data Model
8 4 (7.14%) ITSM
8 4 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.21%) Java
2 11 (19.64%) SQL
3 6 (10.71%) Python
4 4 (7.14%) Apex Code
4 4 (7.14%) PyPy
5 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.57%) C#
6 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) CEH
1 6 (10.71%) CISA
1 6 (10.71%) CISSP
1 6 (10.71%) CSSLP
1 6 (10.71%) GIAC
1 6 (10.71%) OSCP
1 6 (10.71%) SANS
2 5 (8.93%) Degree
3 4 (7.14%) CCNA
3 4 (7.14%) CCNP
3 4 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.57%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (3.57%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.79%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.79%) MOS
6 1 (1.79%) Postgraduate
6 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (8.93%) QA
2 3 (5.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.79%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.79%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (1.79%) SEPA
3 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.14%) Active Directory
4 3 (5.36%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (5.36%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.57%) DFS Replication
5 2 (3.57%) Xen
5 2 (3.57%) XenApp
6 1 (1.79%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) SCCM
2 2 (3.57%) PowerBroker
2 2 (3.57%) SCOM
2 2 (3.57%) SCOrch
2 2 (3.57%) XenMobile
3 1 (1.79%) Nagios
3 1 (1.79%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 11 (19.64%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.07%) Salesforce.com
3 8 (14.29%) VMware
4 7 (12.50%) Ivanti
5 6 (10.71%) Splunk
6 5 (8.93%) Informatica
6 5 (8.93%) MuleSoft
7 4 (7.14%) Cisco
7 4 (7.14%) Citrix
7 4 (7.14%) SAP
8 3 (5.36%) iManage
8 3 (5.36%) Qualys
8 3 (5.36%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.57%) BeyondTrust
9 2 (3.57%) Capita
9 2 (3.57%) F5
9 2 (3.57%) IBM
9 2 (3.57%) Intapp
9 2 (3.57%) Oracle
9 2 (3.57%) WSO2