The median contractor rate for a Applications Specialist was £428 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Specialist
England / North West
Rank 130 153 153
Rank change year-on-year +23 0  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 2 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.077% 0.13% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.14% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Median daily rate £428 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.58% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £425 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £485 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £381 £388
% change year-on-year +11.47% -1.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
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 the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2453 3621 3439
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 95.00% 94.35% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1539 2157 1805
Median daily rate £378 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 172 206
Median hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.00% +31.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.37 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Applications Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Specialist in the North West

Applications Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Specialist in the North West

Applications Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Specialist in the North West over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Specialist in the North West

Applications Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Specialist in the North West

Applications Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +12 1 £325 -36.27%
Lancashire - 1 £530 -
Applications Specialist
England

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 North West region featuring Applications Specialist in the job title.

1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
1 2 (28.57%) IIS
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) Pega
2 1 (14.29%) CentOS
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Coaching
2 1 (14.29%) AppDynamics
2 1 (14.29%) Application Performance Management
2 1 (14.29%) Security Hardening
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Ubuntu
2 1 (14.29%) PKI
2 1 (14.29%) VLAN
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 (28.57%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) JDBC
1 1 (14.29%) JMS
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) CentOS
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Ubuntu
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
1 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
2 1 (14.29%) Application Performance Management
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Coaching
2 1 (14.29%) ERP
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
2 1 (14.29%) Security Hardening
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) AppDynamics
2 1 (14.29%) Hyperion
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Pega
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 1 (14.29%) VMware