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 May 2016 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 123 144 144
Rank change year-on-year
+21 0
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 36 49 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.09% 0.90% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 0.95% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 39 59
Median daily rate £400 £385 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -9.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £223 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £300 £282
% change year-on-year
+15.83% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -10.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+53.03% -5.71%
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
3143 5152 5763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.04% 95.14% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2570 3927 4316
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 91 73
Median hourly rate £21.78 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.47% -6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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 53 (57.61%) SQL
2 41 (44.57%) Finance
3 34 (36.96%) Banking
4 33 (35.87%) Unix
5 31 (33.70%) Front Office
6 23 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 22 (23.91%) Windows
8 21 (22.83%) Oracle
9 17 (18.48%) Investment Banking
10 15 (16.30%) ITIL
10 15 (16.30%) Linux
11 14 (15.22%) Fixed Income
11 14 (15.22%) Derivative
12 13 (14.13%) Problem Management
12 13 (14.13%) Sybase
13 12 (13.04%) Perl
13 12 (13.04%) Equities
14 11 (11.96%) Charles River
14 11 (11.96%) Shell Script
15 10 (10.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 10 (10.87%) Bloomberg
15 10 (10.87%) Java
15 10 (10.87%) Asset Management
16 9 (9.78%) IIS
16 9 (9.78%) Windows Server
17 8 (8.70%) Crystal Reports
17 8 (8.70%) Fidessa
17 8 (8.70%) Risk Management
18 7 (7.61%) Workflow
18 7 (7.61%) Reuters

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 9 (9.78%) IIS
2 5 (5.43%) MQSeries
3 4 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.17%) CMS
4 2 (2.17%) SAS
5 1 (1.09%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (5.43%) MS Project
2 3 (3.26%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.17%) SPSS
4 1 (1.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Misys Opics
1 2 (2.17%) SimCorp Dimension
1 2 (2.17%) thinkFolio
2 1 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.09%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.09%) LatentZero
2 1 (1.09%) Minerva
2 1 (1.09%) Salerio
2 1 (1.09%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) Office 365
1 1 (1.09%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.35%) PuTTY
2 3 (3.26%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.17%) DNS
4 1 (1.09%) HTTP
4 1 (1.09%) LDAP
4 1 (1.09%) MRTG
4 1 (1.09%) SSH
4 1 (1.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.70%) Crystal Reports
3 6 (6.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (6.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (5.43%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (5.43%) MS Access
4 5 (5.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (4.35%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 4 (4.35%) BusinessObjects XI
5 4 (4.35%) Oracle Database
5 4 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (3.26%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (3.26%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (2.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.26%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.17%) JIRA
2 2 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.09%) Subversion
General
1 41 (44.57%) Finance
2 34 (36.96%) Banking
3 31 (33.70%) Front Office
4 17 (18.48%) Investment Banking
5 5 (5.43%) Back Office
6 2 (2.17%) Law
6 2 (2.17%) Legal
6 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.09%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.61%) XML
2 6 (6.52%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (4.35%) .NET
4 3 (3.26%) HTML
5 1 (1.09%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.09%) CGI
5 1 (1.09%) CSS
5 1 (1.09%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (1.09%) J2EE
5 1 (1.09%) Java EE
5 1 (1.09%) JBoss Seam
5 1 (1.09%) JDBC
5 1 (1.09%) SAML
5 1 (1.09%) Web Services
5 1 (1.09%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.09%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.22%) Derivative
1 14 (15.22%) Fixed Income
2 12 (13.04%) Equities
3 10 (10.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.43%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (4.35%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.17%) NHS
7 1 (1.09%) AS400
7 1 (1.09%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.09%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (1.09%) iSeries
7 1 (1.09%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.09%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 33 (35.87%) Unix
2 22 (23.91%) Windows
3 15 (16.30%) Linux
4 9 (9.78%) Windows Server
5 6 (6.52%) Solaris
6 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.26%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.09%) AIX
9 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.30%) ITIL
2 13 (14.13%) Problem Management
3 10 (10.87%) Asset Management
4 8 (8.70%) Risk Management
5 7 (7.61%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (7.61%) CRM
5 7 (7.61%) Portfolio Management
5 7 (7.61%) Workflow
6 6 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (6.52%) Issue Tracking
6 6 (6.52%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (6.52%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (5.43%) DevOps
7 5 (5.43%) Incident Management
7 5 (5.43%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.35%) Analytics
8 4 (4.35%) Change Management
8 4 (4.35%) ETL
8 4 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (57.61%) SQL
2 12 (13.04%) Perl
3 11 (11.96%) Shell Script
4 10 (10.87%) Java
5 7 (7.61%) T-SQL
6 6 (6.52%) VBA
7 4 (4.35%) C++
7 4 (4.35%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.35%) Python
8 2 (2.17%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.17%) C#
8 2 (2.17%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.09%) Korn
9 1 (1.09%) RPG
9 1 (1.09%) VB
9 1 (1.09%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.26%) Degree
3 2 (2.17%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.09%) CCNA
4 1 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.09%) CISSP
4 1 (1.09%) MCSA
4 1 (1.09%) MCSE
4 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) QA
1 5 (5.43%) SLA
2 1 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 5 (5.43%) Control-M
2 4 (4.35%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (4.35%) Nagios
3 1 (1.09%) Ansible
3 1 (1.09%) CA Wily
3 1 (1.09%) Cacti
3 1 (1.09%) logstash
3 1 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.09%) Puppet
3 1 (1.09%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (22.83%) Oracle
2 13 (14.13%) Sybase
3 11 (11.96%) Charles River
4 10 (10.87%) Bloomberg
5 8 (8.70%) Fidessa
6 7 (7.61%) Reuters
7 6 (6.52%) Remedy
8 5 (5.43%) Informatica
9 4 (4.35%) IBM
9 4 (4.35%) Microsoft
10 3 (3.26%) FactSet
10 3 (3.26%) ServiceNow
10 3 (3.26%) Trayport
11 2 (2.17%) Infor
11 2 (2.17%) Misys
11 2 (2.17%) OpenLink
11 2 (2.17%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.17%) SimCorp
11 2 (2.17%) Sun
12 1 (1.09%) CA
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