The median contractor rate for a Applications Specialist was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 403 414 412
Rank change year-on-year +11 -2  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 8 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.039% 0.12% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.13% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 21 17
Median daily rate £400 £550 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +29.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £350 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £375 £290
% change year-on-year -5.33% +29.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 19186 21880 21155
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.69% 94.97% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 13688 15808 14517
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +2.43% +4.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 249 378
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -6.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Applications Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 3 months to 27 April 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 8 (38.10%) Windows
1 8 (38.10%) Migration
2 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
3 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
3 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
3 4 (19.05%) Tomcat
3 4 (19.05%) SQL
3 4 (19.05%) Finance
3 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
4 3 (14.29%) Presales
4 3 (14.29%) Power BI
4 3 (14.29%) Yammer
4 3 (14.29%) Skype
4 3 (14.29%) OneDrive
4 3 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (14.29%) IaaS
4 3 (14.29%) Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (14.29%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (14.29%) Hedge funds
4 3 (14.29%) Skype for Business
4 3 (14.29%) Unified Communications
4 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (14.29%) Office 365
4 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 3 (14.29%) Publishing

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 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
1 4 (19.05%) Tomcat
2 3 (14.29%) Apache
2 3 (14.29%) IIS
2 3 (14.29%) Office Communications Server
2 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 3 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (14.29%) Skype for Business
3 2 (9.52%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (4.76%) Apache Solr
4 1 (4.76%) Drupal
4 1 (4.76%) JBoss
4 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
4 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (4.76%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
1 3 (14.29%) IaaS
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (14.29%) Office 365
1 3 (14.29%) OneDrive
1 3 (14.29%) Yammer
2 1 (4.76%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
2 3 (14.29%) DNS
2 3 (14.29%) Skype
2 3 (14.29%) Unified Communications
3 1 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Power BI
2 2 (9.52%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.76%) KDB
3 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Publishing
3 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Front Office
4 1 (4.76%) Law
4 1 (4.76%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) MSMQ
2 2 (9.52%) SOAP
3 1 (4.76%) HTML
3 1 (4.76%) HTML5
3 1 (4.76%) Middleware
3 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
2 3 (14.29%) Hedge funds
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.52%) SWIFT
4 1 (4.76%) Fixed Income
4 1 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
3 3 (14.29%) Linux
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (9.52%) Unix
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Migration
2 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (14.29%) Identity Management
2 3 (14.29%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Presales
2 3 (14.29%) Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (9.52%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (9.52%) Investment Management
3 2 (9.52%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (9.52%) Portfolio Management
3 2 (9.52%) Wealth Management
4 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
4 1 (4.76%) High Availability
4 1 (4.76%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.76%) Release Management
4 1 (4.76%) Security Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Software Deployment
4 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.52%) C#
3 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.76%) C++
4 1 (4.76%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.76%) Python
4 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.76%) VBA
4 1 (4.76%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) MCITP
2 1 (4.76%) MCTS
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (4.76%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) ServiceNow
3 1 (4.76%) Google
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.76%) SunGard
3 1 (4.76%) TIBCO