Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Specialist was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 563 562 567
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 61 27 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.066% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.069% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 16 23
London median daily rate £450 £425 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +3.53%
10th Percentile £287 £345 £300
90th Percentile £631 £600 £585
England median daily rate £437 £394 £413
% change year-on-year +11.05% -4.55% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
London median hourly rate - - £16.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 - £19.13

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 43,757 39,131 41,997
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.99% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,845 27,883 29,639
London median daily rate £500 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +3.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £670 £645 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 573 554 653
London median hourly rate £19.64 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.20% +7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.80 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.25 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.75% -0.61% +12.12%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -17 12 £500 +25.00% 3
West London - 7 £600 - 1
Applications Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 16 (26.23%) Microsoft
2 15 (24.59%) Finance
3 14 (22.95%) SQL Server
3 14 (22.95%) Web Services
4 13 (21.31%) Windows
4 13 (21.31%) SQL
4 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (19.67%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (19.67%) IIS
6 10 (16.39%) Apache
7 9 (14.75%) Linux
7 9 (14.75%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (11.48%) Identity Management
8 7 (11.48%) Oracle
8 7 (11.48%) HTML
8 7 (11.48%) Data Modelling
8 7 (11.48%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (11.48%) Security Operations
9 6 (9.84%) Logical Data Model
9 6 (9.84%) Physical Data Model
9 6 (9.84%) Task Automation
9 6 (9.84%) CRM
9 6 (9.84%) Middleware
9 6 (9.84%) JavaScript
9 6 (9.84%) T-SQL
9 6 (9.84%) .NET
9 6 (9.84%) C#
9 6 (9.84%) CMS
9 6 (9.84%) VMware
9 6 (9.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 12 (19.67%) IIS
2 10 (16.39%) Apache
3 6 (9.84%) CMS
4 4 (6.56%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.28%) MQSeries
5 2 (3.28%) SAP EP
6 1 (1.64%) Liferay
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (1.64%) SAS
6 1 (1.64%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.64%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (8.20%) NetSuite
2 2 (3.28%) SAP HR
3 1 (1.64%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (1.64%) thinkFolio
3 1 (1.64%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (19.67%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (8.20%) Boomi
2 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.92%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (3.28%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (1.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) DNS
1 3 (4.92%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.28%) X.509
3 1 (1.64%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.95%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.48%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (9.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (9.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (8.20%) MySQL
4 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.64%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (1.64%) IDOL
6 1 (1.64%) JasperReports
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.64%) Pentaho
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Appium
1 1 (1.64%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.64%) Selendroid
1 1 (1.64%) Selenium
1 1 (1.64%) SpecFlow
1 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 15 (24.59%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Law
3 3 (4.92%) Banking
4 2 (3.28%) Legal
5 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.64%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.95%) Web Services
2 7 (11.48%) HTML
3 6 (9.84%) .NET
3 6 (9.84%) Middleware
4 5 (8.20%) .NET Framework
4 5 (8.20%) Ajax
4 5 (8.20%) ASP.NET
4 5 (8.20%) CSS
4 5 (8.20%) LAMP
5 4 (6.56%) J2EE
6 2 (3.28%) REST
6 2 (3.28%) SOAP
7 1 (1.64%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.64%) JSP
7 1 (1.64%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (1.64%) SAP XI
7 1 (1.64%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) PKI
2 3 (4.92%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.28%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.28%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.64%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.64%) Fedwire
4 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.64%) PDA
4 1 (1.64%) Replication
4 1 (1.64%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.64%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (21.31%) Windows
2 9 (14.75%) Linux
3 5 (8.20%) Unix
4 4 (6.56%) Windows 10
4 4 (6.56%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.28%) AIX
5 2 (3.28%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.64%) Android
6 1 (1.64%) Solaris
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (14.75%) Penetration Testing
3 7 (11.48%) Data Modelling
3 7 (11.48%) Identity Management
3 7 (11.48%) Security Operations
4 6 (9.84%) CRM
4 6 (9.84%) Logical Data Model
4 6 (9.84%) Physical Data Model
4 6 (9.84%) Task Automation
5 5 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (8.20%) Data Mapping
5 5 (8.20%) Migration
5 5 (8.20%) SOA
6 4 (6.56%) Capacity Management
6 4 (6.56%) Configuration Management
6 4 (6.56%) High Availability
6 4 (6.56%) Service Management
6 4 (6.56%) Test Automation
7 3 (4.92%) Microservices
7 3 (4.92%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (21.31%) SQL
2 6 (9.84%) C#
2 6 (9.84%) JavaScript
2 6 (9.84%) T-SQL
3 5 (8.20%) Java
3 5 (8.20%) PHP
4 3 (4.92%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.92%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.28%) VBScript
6 1 (1.64%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.64%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (8.20%) Degree
2 4 (6.56%) MOS
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.64%) CEH
4 1 (1.64%) CISA
4 1 (1.64%) CISSP
4 1 (1.64%) CSSLP
4 1 (1.64%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.64%) GIAC
4 1 (1.64%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.64%) MCDBA
4 1 (1.64%) OSCP
4 1 (1.64%) Postgraduate
4 1 (1.64%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.28%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.64%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.64%) SEPA
2 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (6.56%) XenDesktop
2 3 (4.92%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.28%) DFS Replication
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.28%) Xen
3 2 (3.28%) XenApp
4 1 (1.64%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (1.64%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.64%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) SCCM
2 2 (3.28%) SCOM
2 2 (3.28%) SCOrch
2 2 (3.28%) XenMobile
3 1 (1.64%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 16 (26.23%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.48%) Oracle
3 6 (9.84%) VMware
4 5 (8.20%) Informatica
4 5 (8.20%) Ivanti
4 5 (8.20%) MuleSoft
4 5 (8.20%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (6.56%) Citrix
5 4 (6.56%) SAP
6 3 (4.92%) Google
7 2 (3.28%) HP
8 1 (1.64%) Capita
8 1 (1.64%) F5
8 1 (1.64%) iManage
8 1 (1.64%) Veritas