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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 104 166 156
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -10
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 97 65 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.65% 0.88% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 0.95% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 40 45
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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 £307 £283 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 1
Average hourly rate £31.43 £26.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.86% +44.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
Applications Support
London

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
5419 6815 7234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 91.99% 92.61% 92.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3910 4995 5252
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 95 150 173
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 83 (52.20%) SQL
2 70 (44.03%) Finance
3 44 (27.67%) Windows
4 43 (27.04%) SQL Server
5 38 (23.90%) Oracle
5 38 (23.90%) UNIX
5 38 (23.90%) Front Office
5 38 (23.90%) Banking
6 31 (19.50%) ITIL
7 21 (13.21%) Linux
8 20 (12.58%) Java
8 20 (12.58%) Incident Management
9 16 (10.06%) Asset Management
10 14 (8.81%) .NET
10 14 (8.81%) Charles River
11 13 (8.18%) Microsoft
11 13 (8.18%) Investment Management
11 13 (8.18%) Oracle Database
12 12 (7.55%) Derivative
12 12 (7.55%) Web Services
12 12 (7.55%) Back Office
12 12 (7.55%) Fixed Income
13 11 (6.92%) Middleware
13 11 (6.92%) Sybase
13 11 (6.92%) Perl
13 11 (6.92%) Degree
13 11 (6.92%) Investment Banking
13 11 (6.92%) Problem Management
14 10 (6.29%) PL/SQL
15 9 (5.66%) Financial Institution

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 6 (3.77%) Oracle Service Bus
2 5 (3.14%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.14%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.52%) WebSphere Process Server
3 4 (2.52%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (2.52%) Apache
4 3 (1.89%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.89%) IIS
4 3 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.26%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.63%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.63%) Node.js
6 1 (0.63%) Liferay
6 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (5.03%) MS Excel
1 8 (5.03%) MS Office
2 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (5.03%) ReMetrica
1 8 (5.03%) Markit EDM
2 6 (3.77%) SimCorp Dimension
3 4 (2.52%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.89%) Academy Housing
4 3 (1.89%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
5 2 (1.26%) LatentZero
5 2 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.63%) Endur
6 1 (0.63%) HFM
6 1 (0.63%) Front Arena
6 1 (0.63%) Summit
6 1 (0.63%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.63%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.52%) Internet
1 4 (2.52%) Firewall
2 3 (1.89%) Multicast
3 1 (0.63%) DMZ
3 1 (0.63%) HTTP
3 1 (0.63%) DNS
3 1 (0.63%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (27.04%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.18%) Oracle Database
3 8 (5.03%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.77%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (2.52%) Oracle ODI
5 4 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.89%) EDRMS
6 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.63%) DB2
8 1 (0.63%) MS Access
8 1 (0.63%) Essbase
8 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.14%) JUnit
3 3 (1.89%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.26%) Serena SBM
5 1 (0.63%) JIRA
5 1 (0.63%) WebLOAD
General
1 70 (44.03%) Finance
2 38 (23.90%) Front Office
2 38 (23.90%) Banking
3 12 (7.55%) Back Office
4 11 (6.92%) Investment Banking
5 9 (5.66%) Financial Institution
6 7 (4.40%) Retail
7 6 (3.77%) Law
8 5 (3.14%) Legal
8 5 (3.14%) Advertising
9 3 (1.89%) French Language
9 3 (1.89%) Spanish Language
10 2 (1.26%) Local Government
10 2 (1.26%) Telecoms
10 2 (1.26%) Publishing
11 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.63%) Marketing
11 1 (0.63%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.81%) .NET
2 12 (7.55%) Web Services
3 11 (6.92%) Middleware
4 9 (5.66%) J2EE
5 6 (3.77%) Spring
6 5 (3.14%) Hibernate
7 4 (2.52%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (2.52%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (1.89%) SOAP
8 3 (1.89%) XML
9 2 (1.26%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.26%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.63%) WSDL
10 1 (0.63%) Rendezvous
10 1 (0.63%) Kafka
10 1 (0.63%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.55%) Derivative
1 12 (7.55%) Fixed Income
2 8 (5.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (3.77%) Equities
4 4 (2.52%) NHS
5 3 (1.89%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.26%) Market Risk
6 2 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.26%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.26%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.26%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.63%) AS400
7 1 (0.63%) Energy Derivatives
7 1 (0.63%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (0.63%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 44 (27.67%) Windows
2 38 (23.90%) UNIX
3 21 (13.21%) Linux
4 9 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (4.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.52%) Solaris
7 2 (1.26%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.63%) AIX
8 1 (0.63%) HPUX
8 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (19.50%) ITIL
2 20 (12.58%) Incident Management
3 16 (10.06%) Asset Management
4 13 (8.18%) Investment Management
5 11 (6.92%) Problem Management
6 8 (5.03%) CRM
7 7 (4.40%) Change Management
7 7 (4.40%) Analytics
7 7 (4.40%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (3.77%) Release Management
9 5 (3.14%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (3.14%) Change Control
10 4 (2.52%) Test Scripting
10 4 (2.52%) Fund Management
10 4 (2.52%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (2.52%) BCP
10 4 (2.52%) Service Delivery
10 4 (2.52%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (2.52%) SOA
10 4 (2.52%) OO
Programming Languages
1 83 (52.20%) SQL
2 20 (12.58%) Java
3 11 (6.92%) Perl
4 10 (6.29%) PL/SQL
5 9 (5.66%) C#
5 9 (5.66%) Python
6 6 (3.77%) PowerShell
7 5 (3.14%) VBA
7 5 (3.14%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.52%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.52%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.52%) C++
9 3 (1.89%) VB
9 3 (1.89%) Korn
10 2 (1.26%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.63%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 11 (6.92%) Degree
2 5 (3.14%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (2.52%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.26%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.63%) QA
1 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 3 (1.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 6 (3.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (3.14%) Tivoli
2 5 (3.14%) Control-M
3 3 (1.89%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 38 (23.90%) Oracle
2 14 (8.81%) Charles River
3 13 (8.18%) Microsoft
4 11 (6.92%) Sybase
5 8 (5.03%) thinkFolio
6 7 (4.40%) Red Hat
6 7 (4.40%) Tableau
7 6 (3.77%) SimCorp
7 6 (3.77%) Civica
7 6 (3.77%) Sun
8 4 (2.52%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.89%) Business Objects
9 3 (1.89%) Cognos
9 3 (1.89%) Bloomberg
9 3 (1.89%) Comino
9 3 (1.89%) Capita
9 3 (1.89%) Orchard
9 3 (1.89%) Northgate
9 3 (1.89%) VMware
9 3 (1.89%) ION Trading
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