The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Applications Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Support
London / City of London
Rank 118 118 110
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 29 33 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.99% 1.09% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.14% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 28 59
Median daily rate £400 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £29.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-37.93% +61.11%

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
2794 2904 4780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.26% 95.84% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2221 2267 3678
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 49 82
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +26.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £13.00 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured Applications Support in the job title.

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 January 2017.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, Applications Support 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 City of London region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 43 (71.67%) SQL
2 30 (50.00%) Finance
3 28 (46.67%) Banking
4 25 (41.67%) Oracle
4 25 (41.67%) Windows
4 25 (41.67%) Linux
5 22 (36.67%) IIS
6 21 (35.00%) Oracle Database
7 17 (28.33%) Tomcat
8 15 (25.00%) WebSphere
9 14 (23.33%) Unix
10 12 (20.00%) SQL Server
11 11 (18.33%) ITIL
12 10 (16.67%) Back Office
12 10 (16.67%) SEPA
12 10 (16.67%) Windows Server
13 9 (15.00%) Microsoft
13 9 (15.00%) Control-M
14 8 (13.33%) PowerShell
15 7 (11.67%) Investment Management
15 7 (11.67%) International Banking
15 7 (11.67%) T-SQL
16 6 (10.00%) .NET
16 6 (10.00%) MS Excel
16 6 (10.00%) Investment Banking
16 6 (10.00%) Derivative
16 6 (10.00%) Markit EDM
17 5 (8.33%) Equity Derivative
17 5 (8.33%) Incident Management
17 5 (8.33%) Asset Management

Applications Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 22 (36.67%) IIS
2 17 (28.33%) Tomcat
3 15 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 4 (6.67%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.33%) Apache
6 1 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.00%) MS Office
3 1 (1.67%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (10.00%) Markit EDM
2 3 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.67%) Infor LN
3 1 (1.67%) ION MarketView
3 1 (1.67%) Minerva
3 1 (1.67%) Orchestrade
3 1 (1.67%) RMDS
3 1 (1.67%) Sophis RISQUE
3 1 (1.67%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) DNS
1 4 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.33%) Firewall
2 2 (3.33%) SSL
3 1 (1.67%) DHCP
3 1 (1.67%) FTP
3 1 (1.67%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (35.00%) Oracle Database
2 12 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.00%) QlikView
5 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (3.33%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.67%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.67%) MySQL
6 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Jenkins
1 4 (6.67%) JIRA
1 4 (6.67%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (3.33%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.67%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.67%) Toad
General
1 30 (50.00%) Finance
2 28 (46.67%) Banking
3 10 (16.67%) Back Office
4 7 (11.67%) International Banking
5 6 (10.00%) Investment Banking
6 5 (8.33%) Front Office
7 4 (6.67%) French Language
8 3 (5.00%) Spanish Language
9 2 (3.33%) Advertising
9 2 (3.33%) Billing
9 2 (3.33%) Financial Institution
10 1 (1.67%) Legal
10 1 (1.67%) Marketing
10 1 (1.67%) Retail
10 1 (1.67%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) .NET
2 4 (6.67%) XML
3 3 (5.00%) MSMQ
4 2 (3.33%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.33%) HTML
4 2 (3.33%) SOAP
5 1 (1.67%) Ajax
5 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.67%) Classic ASP
5 1 (1.67%) CSS
5 1 (1.67%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.67%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (1.67%) Web Services
5 1 (1.67%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Derivative
2 5 (8.33%) Equity Derivative
3 4 (6.67%) Equities
4 3 (5.00%) Fintech
4 3 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (5.00%) SWIFT
5 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.33%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.67%) Data Conversion
6 1 (1.67%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.67%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.67%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 25 (41.67%) Linux
1 25 (41.67%) Windows
2 14 (23.33%) Unix
3 10 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.67%) CentOS
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.33%) ITIL
2 7 (11.67%) Investment Management
3 5 (8.33%) Asset Management
3 5 (8.33%) Change Management
3 5 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 3 (5.00%) Algorithmic Trading
4 3 (5.00%) CRM
4 3 (5.00%) Data Management
4 3 (5.00%) Migration
5 2 (3.33%) ERP
5 2 (3.33%) ITIL V3
5 2 (3.33%) Load Balancing
5 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2
5 2 (3.33%) Project Management
5 2 (3.33%) Release Management
5 2 (3.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.33%) Service Management
5 2 (3.33%) System Testing
5 2 (3.33%) Wealth Management
5 2 (3.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 43 (71.67%) SQL
2 8 (13.33%) PowerShell
3 7 (11.67%) T-SQL
4 5 (8.33%) Java
5 4 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.67%) Perl
6 2 (3.33%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.33%) C#
6 2 (3.33%) Python
6 2 (3.33%) VB
6 2 (3.33%) VBA
6 2 (3.33%) VBScript
7 1 (1.67%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.67%) C
7 1 (1.67%) C++
7 1 (1.67%) PHP
7 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (5.00%) Degree
2 2 (3.33%) DV Cleared
2 2 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.67%) SEPA
2 5 (8.33%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.33%) NFS
1 2 (3.33%) Samba
1 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (15.00%) Control-M
2 4 (6.67%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (1.67%) Ansible
3 1 (1.67%) Puppet
3 1 (1.67%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 25 (41.67%) Oracle
2 9 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.67%) Splunk
4 3 (5.00%) Citrix
4 3 (5.00%) IBM
5 2 (3.33%) F5
5 2 (3.33%) VMware
6 1 (1.67%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.67%) Charles River
6 1 (1.67%) Fidessa
6 1 (1.67%) Infor
6 1 (1.67%) ION Trading
6 1 (1.67%) Murex
6 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.67%) Reuters
6 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.67%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.67%) Sophis
6 1 (1.67%) Workday
6 1 (1.67%) WorldPay