The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 127 147 155
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +8
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 76 66 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.30% 0.93% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 1.00% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 42 48
Average daily rate
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£393 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £523 £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £256 £300
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -14.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 2
Average hourly rate £31.43 £26.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.86% +48.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +36.36%
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5382 6585 7214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.00% 92.59% 92.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3926 4836 5254
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 170 166
Average hourly rate £18.46 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.70% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £50.90 £41.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Applications Support
London

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 73 (51.41%) SQL
2 64 (45.07%) Finance
3 44 (30.99%) Windows
4 36 (25.35%) SQL Server
4 36 (25.35%) Banking
5 34 (23.94%) UNIX
5 34 (23.94%) Oracle
6 32 (22.54%) ITIL
7 24 (16.90%) Front Office
8 20 (14.08%) Linux
8 20 (14.08%) Incident Management
9 18 (12.68%) .NET
10 16 (11.27%) Java
11 14 (9.86%) Microsoft
12 13 (9.15%) C#
12 13 (9.15%) Fixed Income
12 13 (9.15%) Oracle Database
13 12 (8.45%) Web Services
14 11 (7.75%) Back Office
14 11 (7.75%) Sybase
14 11 (7.75%) Investment Banking
14 11 (7.75%) Degree
14 11 (7.75%) Investment Management
15 10 (7.04%) Problem Management
15 10 (7.04%) Relational Database
16 9 (6.34%) Root Cause Analysis
16 9 (6.34%) Derivative
16 9 (6.34%) PL/SQL
16 9 (6.34%) Sun
16 9 (6.34%) Financial Institution

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 5 (3.52%) SharePoint
1 5 (3.52%) WebSphere
1 5 (3.52%) Oracle Service Bus
2 4 (2.82%) WebSphere Process Server
2 4 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (2.82%) IIS
2 4 (2.82%) Apache
3 3 (2.11%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.11%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.70%) Node.js
5 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.70%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.70%) Liferay
Applications
1 6 (4.23%) MS Office
1 6 (4.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (5.63%) ReMetrica
2 3 (2.11%) Markit EDM
2 3 (2.11%) Academy Housing
2 3 (2.11%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
3 2 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.41%) LatentZero
3 2 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.70%) Summit
4 1 (0.70%) Endur
4 1 (0.70%) Minerva
4 1 (0.70%) HFM
4 1 (0.70%) Front Arena
4 1 (0.70%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.70%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.82%) Internet
2 2 (1.41%) Firewall
2 2 (1.41%) DNS
3 1 (0.70%) DMZ
3 1 (0.70%) Multicast
3 1 (0.70%) LDAP
3 1 (0.70%) DHCP
3 1 (0.70%) FTP
3 1 (0.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (25.35%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.15%) Oracle Database
3 10 (7.04%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.82%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (2.11%) EDRMS
5 3 (2.11%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.70%) Essbase
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.70%) MS Access
7 1 (0.70%) DB2
7 1 (0.70%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.52%) JUnit
3 3 (2.11%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.41%) Serena SBM
5 1 (0.70%) JIRA
5 1 (0.70%) WebLOAD
5 1 (0.70%) Eclipse
General
1 64 (45.07%) Finance
2 36 (25.35%) Banking
3 24 (16.90%) Front Office
4 11 (7.75%) Back Office
4 11 (7.75%) Investment Banking
5 9 (6.34%) Financial Institution
6 7 (4.93%) Law
7 6 (4.23%) Retail
8 3 (2.11%) French Language
8 3 (2.11%) Spanish Language
9 2 (1.41%) Local Government
9 2 (1.41%) Advertising
9 2 (1.41%) Publishing
9 2 (1.41%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.70%) Legal
10 1 (0.70%) Billing
10 1 (0.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.68%) .NET
2 12 (8.45%) Web Services
3 8 (5.63%) J2EE
3 8 (5.63%) Middleware
4 6 (4.23%) Spring
5 5 (3.52%) Hibernate
6 4 (2.82%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (2.82%) XML
7 3 (2.11%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.11%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.41%) SOAP
9 1 (0.70%) HTML
9 1 (0.70%) Rendezvous
9 1 (0.70%) JSON
9 1 (0.70%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.70%) Kafka
9 1 (0.70%) COM+
9 1 (0.70%) CSS
9 1 (0.70%) Classic ASP
9 1 (0.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.15%) Fixed Income
2 9 (6.34%) Derivative
3 6 (4.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (2.82%) NHS
4 4 (2.82%) Equities
5 3 (2.11%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.41%) Market Risk
6 2 (1.41%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.41%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.70%) Clustering
7 1 (0.70%) AS400
7 1 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.70%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (0.70%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 44 (30.99%) Windows
2 34 (23.94%) UNIX
3 20 (14.08%) Linux
4 7 (4.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (4.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (2.82%) Solaris
6 2 (1.41%) AIX
6 2 (1.41%) HPUX
6 2 (1.41%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.70%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (22.54%) ITIL
2 20 (14.08%) Incident Management
3 11 (7.75%) Investment Management
4 10 (7.04%) Problem Management
5 9 (6.34%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (5.63%) Change Control
6 8 (5.63%) Asset Management
6 8 (5.63%) OO
6 8 (5.63%) CRM
7 7 (4.93%) Change Management
7 7 (4.93%) Analytics
8 6 (4.23%) Security Management
9 5 (3.52%) Release Management
10 4 (2.82%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (2.82%) ITSM
10 4 (2.82%) Service Delivery
10 4 (2.82%) BCP
10 4 (2.82%) Test Scripting
10 4 (2.82%) Wealth Management
10 4 (2.82%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 73 (51.41%) SQL
2 16 (11.27%) Java
3 13 (9.15%) C#
4 9 (6.34%) PL/SQL
5 8 (5.63%) Perl
6 6 (4.23%) T-SQL
6 6 (4.23%) PowerShell
7 5 (3.52%) VBA
7 5 (3.52%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.82%) Python
8 4 (2.82%) VB
9 3 (2.11%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.11%) C++
9 3 (2.11%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.41%) Korn
11 1 (0.70%) PowerHouse
11 1 (0.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (7.75%) Degree
2 4 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (2.82%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (1.41%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.70%) MCP
5 1 (0.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.70%) QA
1 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 2 (1.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 5 (3.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 5 (3.52%) Tivoli
1 5 (3.52%) Control-M
2 3 (2.11%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (1.41%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 34 (23.94%) Oracle
2 14 (9.86%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.75%) Sybase
4 9 (6.34%) Sun
5 7 (4.93%) Tableau
6 6 (4.23%) thinkFolio
6 6 (4.23%) Cognos
6 6 (4.23%) Civica
6 6 (4.23%) Charles River
7 5 (3.52%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.11%) HP
8 3 (2.11%) VMware
8 3 (2.11%) Comino
8 3 (2.11%) Capita
8 3 (2.11%) Orchard
8 3 (2.11%) Northgate
9 2 (1.41%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.41%) DataSynapse
9 2 (1.41%) Serena
9 2 (1.41%) ION Trading
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Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £50.00 - £54.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
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ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Argyll Scott
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £650.00 - £750.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
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Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 20 days ago