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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 106 126 143
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +17
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 45 73 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.43% 1.42% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 1.50% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 56 45
Average daily rate £430 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £289 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £30.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+61.11% -5.26%
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
3006 4882 5549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.43% 95.02% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2364 3744 3993
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £610 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 84 90
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.08% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £27.01 £30.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016, 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 53 (53.00%) SQL
2 43 (43.00%) Finance
3 41 (41.00%) SQL Server
4 34 (34.00%) Banking
5 29 (29.00%) Oracle
6 28 (28.00%) Windows
7 27 (27.00%) Front Office
8 22 (22.00%) Linux
8 22 (22.00%) Unix
9 18 (18.00%) Investment Banking
10 17 (17.00%) ITIL
11 15 (15.00%) Windows Server
12 13 (13.00%) Sybase
12 13 (13.00%) Risk Management
12 13 (13.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 13 (13.00%) Asset Management
12 13 (13.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 12 (12.00%) Nagios
13 12 (12.00%) Python
14 11 (11.00%) .NET
14 11 (11.00%) Equities
15 10 (10.00%) Perl
15 10 (10.00%) Investment Management
15 10 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 10 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 9 (9.00%) Derivative
16 9 (9.00%) Degree
16 9 (9.00%) Windows Server 2008
16 9 (9.00%) SQL Server 2008
16 9 (9.00%) Fixed Income

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (6.00%) IIS
2 3 (3.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.00%) CMS
3 2 (2.00%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.00%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.00%) SAS
4 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.00%) MS Project
3 1 (1.00%) MS Office
3 1 (1.00%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (4.00%) SimCorp Dimension
2 3 (3.00%) Salerio
3 2 (2.00%) Misys Opics
4 1 (1.00%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
4 1 (1.00%) ION MarketView
4 1 (1.00%) Summit
4 1 (1.00%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.00%) SaaS
1 1 (1.00%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.00%) DNS
3 2 (2.00%) Internet
4 1 (1.00%) FTP
4 1 (1.00%) HTTP
4 1 (1.00%) LDAP
4 1 (1.00%) MRTG
4 1 (1.00%) PuTTY
4 1 (1.00%) SSH
4 1 (1.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (41.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (9.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (7.00%) Oracle Database
4 7 (7.00%) Relational Database
5 5 (5.00%) MS Access
5 5 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.00%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (2.00%) MySQL
6 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.00%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (1.00%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (1.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (6.00%) JIRA
General
1 43 (43.00%) Finance
2 34 (34.00%) Banking
3 27 (27.00%) Front Office
4 18 (18.00%) Investment Banking
5 5 (5.00%) Back Office
6 2 (2.00%) Advertising
6 2 (2.00%) Billing
6 2 (2.00%) Retail
6 2 (2.00%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.00%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.00%) .NET
2 7 (7.00%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (4.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (4.00%) HTML
3 4 (4.00%) XML
4 2 (2.00%) J2EE
4 2 (2.00%) jQuery
5 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.00%) CSS
5 1 (1.00%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.00%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (1.00%) Java EE
5 1 (1.00%) JDBC
5 1 (1.00%) SAML
5 1 (1.00%) Spring
5 1 (1.00%) Swing
5 1 (1.00%) Web Services
5 1 (1.00%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (11.00%) Equities
3 9 (9.00%) Derivative
3 9 (9.00%) Fixed Income
4 6 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.00%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.00%) Mathematics
6 3 (3.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.00%) Physics
7 2 (2.00%) Credit Derivative
7 2 (2.00%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.00%) AS400
8 1 (1.00%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.00%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.00%) iSeries
8 1 (1.00%) Market Risk
8 1 (1.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 28 (28.00%) Windows
2 22 (22.00%) Linux
2 22 (22.00%) Unix
3 15 (15.00%) Windows Server
4 9 (9.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (7.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.00%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.00%) AIX
7 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.00%) ITIL
2 13 (13.00%) Asset Management
2 13 (13.00%) Risk Management
2 13 (13.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (10.00%) Investment Management
4 7 (7.00%) Incident Management
4 7 (7.00%) Problem Management
5 6 (6.00%) Issue Tracking
5 6 (6.00%) Portfolio Management
5 6 (6.00%) Release Management
5 6 (6.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (6.00%) Service Delivery
6 5 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (5.00%) Algorithmic Trading
6 5 (5.00%) Analytics
6 5 (5.00%) CRM
6 5 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (4.00%) Change Management
7 4 (4.00%) DevOps
7 4 (4.00%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 53 (53.00%) SQL
2 12 (12.00%) Python
3 10 (10.00%) Perl
4 8 (8.00%) Java
5 7 (7.00%) PowerShell
5 7 (7.00%) Shell Script
6 5 (5.00%) Bash Shell
6 5 (5.00%) C#
6 5 (5.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (4.00%) T-SQL
8 3 (3.00%) VBA
9 2 (2.00%) VB
10 1 (1.00%) C++
10 1 (1.00%) PHP
10 1 (1.00%) RPG
10 1 (1.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (9.00%) Degree
2 2 (2.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.00%) CCNA
3 1 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.00%) CISSP
3 1 (1.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.00%) MCSA
3 1 (1.00%) MCSE
3 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.00%) PMP
3 1 (1.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.00%) QA
2 2 (2.00%) SLA
3 1 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 12 (12.00%) Nagios
2 4 (4.00%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (3.00%) logstash
4 2 (2.00%) Control-M
4 2 (2.00%) Puppet
5 1 (1.00%) CA Wily
5 1 (1.00%) Cacti
5 1 (1.00%) OpenView
5 1 (1.00%) SCOM
5 1 (1.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 29 (29.00%) Oracle
2 13 (13.00%) Sybase
3 8 (8.00%) Bloomberg
3 8 (8.00%) Remedy
4 6 (6.00%) Fidessa
4 6 (6.00%) IBM
4 6 (6.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (5.00%) Sun
6 4 (4.00%) ION Trading
6 4 (4.00%) Murex
6 4 (4.00%) ServiceNow
6 4 (4.00%) SimCorp
7 3 (3.00%) Charles River
7 3 (3.00%) Reuters
8 2 (2.00%) Fiserv
8 2 (2.00%) HP
8 2 (2.00%) Infor
8 2 (2.00%) Misys
8 2 (2.00%) OpenLink
8 2 (2.00%) Trayport
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