The median contractor rate for an Applications Specialist was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 28 June 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 / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 232 258 243
Rank change year-on-year +26 -15  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 11 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.14% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.13% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 12
Median daily rate £338 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +36.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £363 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £444 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £406 £341
% change year-on-year -7.69% +19.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7309 8525 8846
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.59% 94.96% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15228 19064 18935
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1093 1321 1745
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +20.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.50 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Applications Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Applications Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Specialist in the South East

Applications Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Specialist in the South East

Applications Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Specialist in the South East over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Specialist in the South East

Applications Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Specialist in the South East

Applications Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Kent - 4 £338 -
Hampshire -1 3 £500 +33.33%
Surrey - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £240 -
Applications Specialist
England

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 South East region featuring Applications Specialist in the job title.

1 15 (60.00%) SQL
2 13 (52.00%) Linux
3 12 (48.00%) Red Hat
4 11 (44.00%) Java
4 11 (44.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (40.00%) Bash Shell
5 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
6 9 (36.00%) JBoss
6 9 (36.00%) Apache
6 9 (36.00%) Tomcat
7 8 (32.00%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
8 7 (28.00%) Puppet
8 7 (28.00%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (28.00%) Perl
8 7 (28.00%) Windows
9 6 (24.00%) RDBMS
9 6 (24.00%) ITIL
9 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
9 6 (24.00%) CISSP
9 6 (24.00%) RHCE
9 6 (24.00%) ActiveMQ
9 6 (24.00%) Relational Database
9 6 (24.00%) Java EE
9 6 (24.00%) RHCSA
10 5 (20.00%) Mentoring
10 5 (20.00%) Problem Management
10 5 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (20.00%) Redis
10 5 (20.00%) Cobbler

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (36.00%) Apache
1 9 (36.00%) JBoss
1 9 (36.00%) Tomcat
2 4 (16.00%) EPiServer
2 4 (16.00%) FileNet
2 4 (16.00%) IIS
2 4 (16.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (16.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (12.00%) Apache Geronimo
3 3 (12.00%) Apache TomEE
4 1 (4.00%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) ResourceLink
1 1 (4.00%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) DNS
1 4 (16.00%) Firewall
1 4 (16.00%) HTTPS
1 4 (16.00%) Reverse Proxy
1 4 (16.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (24.00%) RDBMS
2 6 (24.00%) Relational Database
3 5 (20.00%) Redis
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) ActiveMQ
1 6 (24.00%) Java EE
2 4 (16.00%) JAAS
2 4 (16.00%) JMS
2 4 (16.00%) JMX
2 4 (16.00%) JNDI
2 4 (16.00%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (12.00%) .NET
3 3 (12.00%) IBM Integration Bus
3 3 (12.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (8.00%) RESTful
5 1 (4.00%) Apache Camel
5 1 (4.00%) REST
5 1 (4.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Clustering
1 4 (16.00%) Mainframe
1 4 (16.00%) Smart Meter
1 4 (16.00%) Tandem
2 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.00%) Data Structures
3 2 (8.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 13 (52.00%) Linux
2 11 (44.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (28.00%) Windows
4 5 (20.00%) Unix
5 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.00%) Capacity Management
2 5 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 5 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 4 (16.00%) Line Management
3 4 (16.00%) Project Management
4 3 (12.00%) Open Source
5 2 (8.00%) Analytics
5 2 (8.00%) DevOps
5 2 (8.00%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (8.00%) TDD
6 1 (4.00%) Change Management
6 1 (4.00%) Energy Management
6 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) SQL
2 11 (44.00%) Java
3 10 (40.00%) Bash Shell
4 7 (28.00%) Perl
5 4 (16.00%) JCL
6 2 (8.00%) C
6 2 (8.00%) C++
6 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
7 1 (4.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (24.00%) CISSP
3 6 (24.00%) RHCE
3 6 (24.00%) RHCSA
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (16.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (28.00%) Puppet
2 5 (20.00%) Cobbler
3 4 (16.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (16.00%) Citrix
2 4 (16.00%) Genesys
2 4 (16.00%) Informatica
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle
2 4 (16.00%) VMware
3 3 (12.00%) Arqiva
3 3 (12.00%) IBM
4 2 (8.00%) F5
5 1 (4.00%) Remedy