The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Applications Support in their job title over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 115 161 141
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -20
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 95 62 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.59% 0.85% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.71% 0.92% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 43 49
Average daily rate
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£481 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.94% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £278 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £325 £250
% change year-on-year
-18.46% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 £16.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.87% -54.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £19.17 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-15.23% +5.04%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5567 6726 6552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.03% 92.50% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4200 4892 4752
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.05% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 137 159
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £38.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Applications Support in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Applications Support across the City of London region.

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Applications Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Applications Support Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Applications Support across the City of London region.

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Applications Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Support in their job title.

1 94 (55.95%) SQL
2 73 (43.45%) Finance
3 47 (27.98%) Front Office
4 46 (27.38%) UNIX
5 45 (26.79%) Banking
6 43 (25.60%) SQL Server
7 42 (25.00%) Windows
8 41 (24.40%) Oracle
9 22 (13.10%) Java
10 21 (12.50%) Linux
11 20 (11.90%) ITIL
11 20 (11.90%) Perl
12 16 (9.52%) Asset Management
13 15 (8.93%) Investment Banking
13 15 (8.93%) Incident Management
13 15 (8.93%) Investment Management
13 15 (8.93%) Python
13 15 (8.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 15 (8.93%) Charles River
14 14 (8.33%) Problem Management
15 12 (7.14%) Back Office
15 12 (7.14%) Microsoft
15 12 (7.14%) C++
15 12 (7.14%) PL/SQL
15 12 (7.14%) Oracle Database
16 11 (6.55%) .NET
16 11 (6.55%) Web Services
16 11 (6.55%) Fixed Income
16 11 (6.55%) Equities
16 11 (6.55%) Derivative

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Applications Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (5.36%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (2.38%) WebSphere Process Server
2 4 (2.38%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (1.79%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (1.79%) IIS
4 2 (1.19%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.60%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.60%) WorkSite
5 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 10 (5.95%) MS Office
2 8 (4.76%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (5.95%) Markit EDM
2 5 (2.98%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (2.98%) SimCorp Dimension
3 4 (2.38%) CODA-Financials
3 4 (2.38%) ReMetrica
4 3 (1.79%) Academy Housing
4 3 (1.79%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
4 3 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.60%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.60%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.60%) Global One
5 1 (0.60%) Summit
5 1 (0.60%) Tesseract
5 1 (0.60%) Minerva
5 1 (0.60%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.60%) Front Arena
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.79%) Internet
1 3 (1.79%) Firewall
1 3 (1.79%) Multicast
2 1 (0.60%) LAN
2 1 (0.60%) WAN
2 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (25.60%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 8 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.79%) Big Data
5 3 (1.79%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (1.79%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.79%) BusinessObjects XI
5 3 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.19%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.19%) EDRMS
6 2 (1.19%) MarkLogic
7 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.60%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.98%) JUnit
3 4 (2.38%) Serena SBM
4 3 (1.79%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.19%) Eclipse
General
1 73 (43.45%) Finance
2 47 (27.98%) Front Office
3 45 (26.79%) Banking
4 15 (8.93%) Investment Banking
5 12 (7.14%) Back Office
6 7 (4.17%) Financial Institution
7 6 (3.57%) Retail
7 6 (3.57%) Legal
8 4 (2.38%) Advertising
8 4 (2.38%) Telecoms
8 4 (2.38%) French Language
9 3 (1.79%) Spanish Language
9 3 (1.79%) Law
10 2 (1.19%) Local Government
10 2 (1.19%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.60%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.60%) Marketing
11 1 (0.60%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.55%) .NET
1 11 (6.55%) Web Services
2 9 (5.36%) Middleware
2 9 (5.36%) FIX Protocol
3 5 (2.98%) Hibernate
3 5 (2.98%) Spring
3 5 (2.98%) J2EE
4 4 (2.38%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (1.79%) SOAP
6 1 (0.60%) XML
6 1 (0.60%) JSON
6 1 (0.60%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (6.55%) Fixed Income
2 11 (6.55%) Equities
2 11 (6.55%) Derivative
3 4 (2.38%) N-Tier
3 4 (2.38%) NHS
3 4 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.79%) Hedge funds
4 3 (1.79%) SWIFT
4 3 (1.79%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.79%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.19%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.60%) Online Games
6 1 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.60%) iSeries
6 1 (0.60%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (0.60%) Energy Derivatives
6 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.60%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 46 (27.38%) UNIX
2 42 (25.00%) Windows
3 21 (12.50%) Linux
4 8 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.38%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.79%) Solaris
8 2 (1.19%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.60%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (11.90%) ITIL
2 16 (9.52%) Asset Management
3 15 (8.93%) Incident Management
3 15 (8.93%) Investment Management
4 14 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 10 (5.95%) Change Management
6 9 (5.36%) CRM
7 7 (4.17%) Change Control
8 6 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (3.57%) Release Management
8 6 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (2.98%) Fund Management
9 5 (2.98%) Systems Analysis
10 4 (2.38%) Test Scripting
10 4 (2.38%) Workflow
10 4 (2.38%) E-Commerce
10 4 (2.38%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (1.79%) Analytics
11 3 (1.79%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 94 (55.95%) SQL
2 22 (13.10%) Java
3 20 (11.90%) Perl
4 15 (8.93%) Python
5 12 (7.14%) PL/SQL
5 12 (7.14%) C++
6 9 (5.36%) PowerShell
7 7 (4.17%) T-SQL
7 7 (4.17%) C#
8 6 (3.57%) VB
8 6 (3.57%) VBA
8 6 (3.57%) Bash Shell
9 5 (2.98%) Korn
10 4 (2.38%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.79%) VB6
12 2 (1.19%) Ruby
13 1 (0.60%) RPG
13 1 (0.60%) COBOL
13 1 (0.60%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (4.17%) Degree
2 3 (1.79%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (1.19%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.60%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.79%) SLA
2 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 6 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (4.76%) Control-M
2 4 (2.38%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.79%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 3 (1.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (1.79%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 41 (24.40%) Oracle
2 15 (8.93%) Charles River
3 12 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 9 (5.36%) Sybase
5 8 (4.76%) Bloomberg
5 8 (4.76%) thinkFolio
6 6 (3.57%) Red Hat
6 6 (3.57%) Business Objects
7 5 (2.98%) Sun
7 5 (2.98%) Civica
7 5 (2.98%) ION Trading
7 5 (2.98%) SimCorp
7 5 (2.98%) Reuters
8 4 (2.38%) VMware
8 4 (2.38%) Serena
8 4 (2.38%) CODA
8 4 (2.38%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.79%) Fidessa
9 3 (1.79%) Cognos
9 3 (1.79%) Capita
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