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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 109 158 146
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 99 65 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.67% 0.89% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 0.96% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 41 47
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£438 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £278 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Average hourly rate £31.43 £26.99 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.45% +49.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £28.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-30.97% +61.42%
Applications Support
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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
5450 6798 7238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.15% 92.59% 92.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3939 4959 5244
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 149 171
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.13 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 1 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

Applications Support Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 86 (53.09%) SQL
2 69 (42.59%) Finance
3 45 (27.78%) SQL Server
4 44 (27.16%) Windows
5 41 (25.31%) Front Office
6 40 (24.69%) UNIX
6 40 (24.69%) Oracle
7 38 (23.46%) Banking
8 31 (19.14%) ITIL
9 21 (12.96%) Linux
9 21 (12.96%) Java
9 21 (12.96%) Incident Management
10 17 (10.49%) Asset Management
11 15 (9.26%) Charles River
12 14 (8.64%) Microsoft
12 14 (8.64%) Oracle Database
13 13 (8.02%) Investment Management
14 12 (7.41%) Problem Management
14 12 (7.41%) Degree
14 12 (7.41%) Perl
14 12 (7.41%) .NET
14 12 (7.41%) Web Services
14 12 (7.41%) Back Office
15 11 (6.79%) Fixed Income
15 11 (6.79%) Middleware
15 11 (6.79%) Sybase
15 11 (6.79%) Derivative
16 10 (6.17%) Investment Banking
16 10 (6.17%) PL/SQL
16 10 (6.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 7 (4.32%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.70%) Oracle Service Bus
3 5 (3.09%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.47%) WebSphere Process Server
4 4 (2.47%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (2.47%) Apache
5 3 (1.85%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.85%) IIS
5 3 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.23%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.62%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.62%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.62%) Node.js
7 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.62%) Liferay
7 1 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (5.56%) MS Office
2 8 (4.94%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (4.94%) ReMetrica
1 8 (4.94%) Markit EDM
2 6 (3.70%) SimCorp Dimension
3 5 (3.09%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.85%) Academy Housing
4 3 (1.85%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
5 2 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (1.23%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.62%) HFM
6 1 (0.62%) Front Arena
6 1 (0.62%) Summit
6 1 (0.62%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.62%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.62%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.47%) Internet
1 4 (2.47%) Firewall
2 3 (1.85%) Multicast
3 1 (0.62%) LDAP
3 1 (0.62%) DNS
3 1 (0.62%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.64%) Oracle Database
3 8 (4.94%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.47%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.85%) EDRMS
6 3 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.62%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.62%) MS Access
8 1 (0.62%) DB2
8 1 (0.62%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 7 (4.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.09%) JUnit
3 3 (1.85%) Serena SBM
3 3 (1.85%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.62%) JIRA
4 1 (0.62%) WebLOAD
4 1 (0.62%) Eclipse
General
1 69 (42.59%) Finance
2 41 (25.31%) Front Office
3 38 (23.46%) Banking
4 12 (7.41%) Back Office
5 10 (6.17%) Investment Banking
6 8 (4.94%) Financial Institution
7 7 (4.32%) Retail
8 6 (3.70%) Law
9 5 (3.09%) Legal
9 5 (3.09%) Advertising
10 3 (1.85%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.85%) French Language
10 3 (1.85%) Spanish Language
11 2 (1.23%) Local Government
11 2 (1.23%) Publishing
12 1 (0.62%) Billing
12 1 (0.62%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.62%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.41%) .NET
1 12 (7.41%) Web Services
2 11 (6.79%) Middleware
3 9 (5.56%) J2EE
4 6 (3.70%) Spring
5 5 (3.09%) FIX Protocol
5 5 (3.09%) Hibernate
6 4 (2.47%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (1.85%) XML
7 3 (1.85%) SOAP
8 2 (1.23%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.62%) WSDL
9 1 (0.62%) Rendezvous
9 1 (0.62%) WPF
9 1 (0.62%) Kafka
9 1 (0.62%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.79%) Fixed Income
1 11 (6.79%) Derivative
2 10 (6.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (3.70%) Equities
4 4 (2.47%) NHS
5 3 (1.85%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.85%) SWIFT
5 3 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.23%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.23%) Market Risk
6 2 (1.23%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.62%) AS400
7 1 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.62%) Energy Derivatives
7 1 (0.62%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 44 (27.16%) Windows
2 40 (24.69%) UNIX
3 21 (12.96%) Linux
4 9 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (4.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.47%) Solaris
7 2 (1.23%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.62%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.62%) AIX
8 1 (0.62%) HPUX
8 1 (0.62%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (19.14%) ITIL
2 21 (12.96%) Incident Management
3 17 (10.49%) Asset Management
4 13 (8.02%) Investment Management
5 12 (7.41%) Problem Management
6 8 (4.94%) CRM
6 8 (4.94%) Change Management
7 7 (4.32%) Analytics
7 7 (4.32%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (3.70%) Change Control
8 6 (3.70%) Release Management
8 6 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (2.47%) Test Scripting
9 4 (2.47%) Fund Management
9 4 (2.47%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (2.47%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (2.47%) Service Delivery
9 4 (2.47%) OO
9 4 (2.47%) SOA
9 4 (2.47%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 86 (53.09%) SQL
2 21 (12.96%) Java
3 12 (7.41%) Perl
4 10 (6.17%) PL/SQL
4 10 (6.17%) Python
5 8 (4.94%) C#
6 7 (4.32%) PowerShell
7 6 (3.70%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.09%) C++
8 5 (3.09%) Bash Shell
8 5 (3.09%) VBA
9 4 (2.47%) Korn
9 4 (2.47%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.85%) VB
11 2 (1.23%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.62%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 12 (7.41%) Degree
2 5 (3.09%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (2.47%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.23%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.62%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.62%) SLA
1 1 (0.62%) QA
1 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 4 (2.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 6 (3.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (3.09%) Tivoli
2 5 (3.09%) Control-M
3 3 (1.85%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (0.62%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 40 (24.69%) Oracle
2 15 (9.26%) Charles River
3 14 (8.64%) Microsoft
4 11 (6.79%) Sybase
5 8 (4.94%) thinkFolio
6 7 (4.32%) Red Hat
6 7 (4.32%) Tableau
7 6 (3.70%) SimCorp
7 6 (3.70%) Sun
7 6 (3.70%) Civica
8 4 (2.47%) Bloomberg
8 4 (2.47%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.85%) Business Objects
9 3 (1.85%) Cognos
9 3 (1.85%) VMware
9 3 (1.85%) Serena
9 3 (1.85%) ION Trading
9 3 (1.85%) Comino
9 3 (1.85%) Capita
9 3 (1.85%) Orchard
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