The median contractor rate for a Applications Specialist was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Specialist
England / South East
Rank 228 266 243
Rank change year-on-year +38 -23  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 13 2 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.17% 0.022% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.023% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 14
Median daily rate £450 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +8.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £420 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £420 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +9.67% +3.33%  
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 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 7384 8741 9195
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.04% 95.02% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4172 5330 4925
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 376 447
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Applications Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 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
Hampshire - 9 £450 - 1
Surrey - 4 £525 - 1
Applications Specialist
England

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region featuring Applications Specialist in the job title.

1 17 (70.83%) Linux
2 12 (50.00%) SQL
3 11 (45.83%) Security Cleared
4 10 (41.67%) SC Cleared
4 10 (41.67%) Red Hat
5 9 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (33.33%) Bash Shell
6 8 (33.33%) JBoss
6 8 (33.33%) Unix
6 8 (33.33%) Tomcat
7 7 (29.17%) WebSphere Application Server
7 7 (29.17%) Java
7 7 (29.17%) WebSphere
8 6 (25.00%) CRM
8 6 (25.00%) IBM
9 5 (20.83%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (20.83%) Shell Script
9 5 (20.83%) IBM Integration Bus
9 5 (20.83%) Open Source
9 5 (20.83%) Apache TomEE
9 5 (20.83%) Apache Geronimo
10 4 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (16.67%) Analytics
10 4 (16.67%) Puppet
10 4 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
10 4 (16.67%) Windows
10 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 3 (12.50%) Perl

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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 8 (33.33%) JBoss
1 8 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 7 (29.17%) WebSphere
2 7 (29.17%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (20.83%) Apache Geronimo
3 5 (20.83%) Apache TomEE
4 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 3 (12.50%) Apache
6 1 (4.17%) Commerce Server
6 1 (4.17%) Drupal
6 1 (4.17%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (4.17%) Moodle
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.17%) Fredhopper
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 2 (8.33%) Redis
2 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.17%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (4.17%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) IBM Integration Bus
1 5 (20.83%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (12.50%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (8.33%) Java EE
3 2 (8.33%) RESTful
3 2 (8.33%) XML
4 1 (4.17%) Ajax
4 1 (4.17%) Apache Camel
4 1 (4.17%) CSS
4 1 (4.17%) HTML
4 1 (4.17%) JAAS
4 1 (4.17%) JMS
4 1 (4.17%) JMX
4 1 (4.17%) JNDI
4 1 (4.17%) JSON
4 1 (4.17%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (4.17%) REST
4 1 (4.17%) SOAP
4 1 (4.17%) Worklight
4 1 (4.17%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) Linux
2 9 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (33.33%) Unix
4 4 (16.67%) Windows
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) CRM
2 5 (20.83%) Open Source
3 4 (16.67%) Analytics
4 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (12.50%) DevOps
4 3 (12.50%) ITIL
5 2 (8.33%) Capacity Management
5 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (8.33%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 2 (8.33%) TDD
6 1 (4.17%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.17%) ITSM
6 1 (4.17%) Mobile First
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.17%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) SQL
2 8 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 7 (29.17%) Java
4 5 (20.83%) Shell Script
5 3 (12.50%) Perl
6 2 (8.33%) C
6 2 (8.33%) C++
7 1 (4.17%) C#
7 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
7 1 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) Security Cleared
2 10 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) CISSP
3 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) RHCE
3 2 (8.33%) RHCSA
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (16.67%) Puppet
2 2 (8.33%) Cobbler
3 1 (4.17%) Ansible
3 1 (4.17%) OVSD
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Red Hat
2 6 (25.00%) IBM
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) AppDynamics
4 1 (4.17%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) Hyperion
4 1 (4.17%) NetApp
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) Remedy
4 1 (4.17%) Splunk