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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 158 119 156
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +37
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 48 76 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.83% 1.32% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 1.43% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 53 46
Average daily rate
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£425 £410 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -8.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Average hourly rate £21.00 £31.43 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.17% +20.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
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
5339 5309 6571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.39% 92.12% 92.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4152 3871 4820
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 89 170
Average hourly rate £17.98 £16.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.96% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £32.11 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015, 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 61 (57.01%) SQL
2 34 (31.78%) Windows
2 34 (31.78%) Finance
3 31 (28.97%) Front Office
4 28 (26.17%) UNIX
5 26 (24.30%) SQL Server
6 20 (18.69%) Banking
7 19 (17.76%) Linux
8 16 (14.95%) IIS
8 16 (14.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (14.02%) Oracle
10 13 (12.15%) .NET
10 13 (12.15%) Microsoft
11 12 (11.21%) Equities
11 12 (11.21%) ITIL
11 12 (11.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (11.21%) Investment Banking
12 11 (10.28%) Fixed Income
12 11 (10.28%) Puppet
12 11 (10.28%) PowerShell
13 10 (9.35%) TCP/IP
13 10 (9.35%) C#
13 10 (9.35%) Nagios
14 9 (8.41%) NHS
14 9 (8.41%) HTML
14 9 (8.41%) Java
14 9 (8.41%) JavaScript
14 9 (8.41%) Perl
14 9 (8.41%) DNS
14 9 (8.41%) Workflow

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 16 (14.95%) IIS
2 4 (3.74%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.80%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.80%) JBoss
3 3 (2.80%) CMS
4 2 (1.87%) Apache
4 2 (1.87%) Sitefinity
5 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.93%) Drupal
5 1 (0.93%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.93%) nginx
5 1 (0.93%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.93%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (2.80%) MS Office
1 3 (2.80%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.87%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (7.48%) thinkFolio
2 3 (2.80%) ResourceLink
3 2 (1.87%) ION MarketView
3 2 (1.87%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.93%) Aareon QL
4 1 (0.93%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 1 (0.93%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.93%) Summit
4 1 (0.93%) HFM
4 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.35%) TCP/IP
2 9 (8.41%) DNS
3 3 (2.80%) Firewall
3 3 (2.80%) HTTP
4 1 (0.93%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.93%) NAS
4 1 (0.93%) Multicast
4 1 (0.93%) SSL
4 1 (0.93%) SAN
4 1 (0.93%) Internet
4 1 (0.93%) VPN
4 1 (0.93%) LDAP
4 1 (0.93%) DHCP
4 1 (0.93%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (24.30%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (6.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (5.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (4.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.87%) Data Mart
6 2 (1.87%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.87%) Star Schema
6 2 (1.87%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.93%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.93%) Essbase
7 1 (0.93%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.93%) DB2
7 1 (0.93%) OLAP
7 1 (0.93%) MySQL
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.93%) Subversion
2 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.93%) MSBuild
2 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
General
1 34 (31.78%) Finance
2 31 (28.97%) Front Office
3 20 (18.69%) Banking
4 12 (11.21%) Investment Banking
5 6 (5.61%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.74%) Marketing
7 3 (2.80%) Legal
8 2 (1.87%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.87%) Retail
8 2 (1.87%) Back Office
8 2 (1.87%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.93%) Local Government
9 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.15%) .NET
2 9 (8.41%) FIX Protocol
2 9 (8.41%) HTML
3 8 (7.48%) Web Services
3 8 (7.48%) XML
4 7 (6.54%) CSS
5 6 (5.61%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.80%) XSLT
6 3 (2.80%) XHTML
6 3 (2.80%) WCF
6 3 (2.80%) WPF
6 3 (2.80%) WF
7 2 (1.87%) LINQ
7 2 (1.87%) jQuery
7 2 (1.87%) Entity Framework
7 2 (1.87%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (1.87%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (1.87%) Spring
7 2 (1.87%) Ajax
7 2 (1.87%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.21%) Equities
2 11 (10.28%) Fixed Income
3 9 (8.41%) NHS
4 7 (6.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.74%) SWIFT
7 3 (2.80%) SCADA
8 2 (1.87%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.87%) CMDB
8 2 (1.87%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.87%) Derivative
8 2 (1.87%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.87%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.93%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.93%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.93%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.93%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 34 (31.78%) Windows
2 28 (26.17%) UNIX
3 19 (17.76%) Linux
4 16 (14.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (11.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.80%) CentOS
7 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.87%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.87%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.93%) Solaris
9 1 (0.93%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (11.21%) ITIL
2 9 (8.41%) Workflow
2 9 (8.41%) Problem Management
3 8 (7.48%) Change Management
4 6 (5.61%) Service Management
4 6 (5.61%) Configuration Management
4 6 (5.61%) Incident Management
4 6 (5.61%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (5.61%) DevOps
5 5 (4.67%) Change Control
5 5 (4.67%) Algorithmic Trading
5 5 (4.67%) TDD
5 5 (4.67%) Asset Management
5 5 (4.67%) ETL
5 5 (4.67%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (3.74%) Project Management
6 4 (3.74%) Release Management
6 4 (3.74%) Investment Management
7 3 (2.80%) Portfolio Management
7 3 (2.80%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 61 (57.01%) SQL
2 11 (10.28%) PowerShell
3 10 (9.35%) C#
4 9 (8.41%) Java
4 9 (8.41%) JavaScript
4 9 (8.41%) Perl
5 7 (6.54%) T-SQL
5 7 (6.54%) Python
6 5 (4.67%) Shell Script
6 5 (4.67%) VB
7 4 (3.74%) VBA
8 3 (2.80%) VB6
9 2 (1.87%) Ruby
9 2 (1.87%) C++
9 2 (1.87%) C
9 2 (1.87%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.87%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.93%) PHP
10 1 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (4.67%) Degree
2 3 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.87%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.87%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.87%) MCP
4 1 (0.93%) MCSE
4 1 (0.93%) MCSA
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.93%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.74%) SLA
2 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.80%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.93%) Varnish
3 1 (0.93%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.93%) Squid
Systems Management
1 11 (10.28%) Puppet
2 10 (9.35%) Nagios
3 4 (3.74%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (1.87%) Control-M
5 1 (0.93%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.93%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.93%) WSUS
5 1 (0.93%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.93%) OpenView
5 1 (0.93%) MOM
5 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (14.02%) Oracle
2 13 (12.15%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.61%) Red Hat
4 5 (4.67%) ION Trading
5 4 (3.74%) Bloomberg
5 4 (3.74%) Sybase
5 4 (3.74%) Cognos
5 4 (3.74%) IBM
6 3 (2.80%) Sun
6 3 (2.80%) Charles River
6 3 (2.80%) VMware
6 3 (2.80%) Sitecore
6 3 (2.80%) Reuters
7 2 (1.87%) Tradeweb
7 2 (1.87%) Nintex
7 2 (1.87%) MarketAxess
7 2 (1.87%) Fidessa
7 2 (1.87%) HP
7 2 (1.87%) SAP
7 2 (1.87%) Citrix
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