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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 117 142 117
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -25
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 75 60 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.48% 1.00% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 1.07% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 40 50
Average daily rate
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£438 £450 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +23.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £298 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 £30.83 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.12% -11.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +7.04%
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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
4725 5628 5333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.25% 93.69% 93.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3625 4090 4001
Average daily rate £450 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 92 132
Average hourly rate £17.87 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.67% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £30.83 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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.

1 105 (61.76%) SQL
2 68 (40.00%) Finance
3 59 (34.71%) Front Office
3 59 (34.71%) UNIX
4 52 (30.59%) Windows
5 49 (28.82%) Oracle
6 46 (27.06%) Banking
7 41 (24.12%) SQL Server
8 34 (20.00%) Linux
9 27 (15.88%) Perl
10 25 (14.71%) Derivative
11 23 (13.53%) Equities
12 22 (12.94%) .NET
12 22 (12.94%) Back Office
12 22 (12.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 20 (11.76%) Java
13 20 (11.76%) Investment Banking
14 18 (10.59%) Investment Management
15 17 (10.00%) Asset Management
15 17 (10.00%) Fixed Income
15 17 (10.00%) C#
16 16 (9.41%) Python
16 16 (9.41%) Charles River
16 16 (9.41%) Markit EDM
17 15 (8.82%) Change Management
17 15 (8.82%) FIX Protocol
18 14 (8.24%) Bloomberg
18 14 (8.24%) Microsoft
19 13 (7.65%) SQL Server 2008
20 12 (7.06%) Relational Database

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 6 (3.53%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.94%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.76%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.76%) IIS
4 3 (1.76%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.76%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.18%) WorkSite
5 2 (1.18%) GlassFish
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.18%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.18%) Apache
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.71%) MS Office
3 1 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (9.41%) Markit EDM
2 5 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.94%) SimCorp Dimension
3 4 (2.35%) CODA-Financials
3 4 (2.35%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.18%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.59%) ReMetrica
5 1 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.59%) SAP EHS
5 1 (0.59%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.59%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.59%) Global One
5 1 (0.59%) Tesseract
5 1 (0.59%) Minerva
5 1 (0.59%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.59%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.59%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.94%) HTTP
2 4 (2.35%) Firewall
3 3 (1.76%) Internet
4 2 (1.18%) LAN
4 2 (1.18%) WAN
4 2 (1.18%) FTP
4 2 (1.18%) Multicast
5 1 (0.59%) DHCP
5 1 (0.59%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.59%) DNS
5 1 (0.59%) Extranet
5 1 (0.59%) Network Security
5 1 (0.59%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (24.12%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (7.06%) Relational Database
4 10 (5.88%) Oracle Database
5 6 (3.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (3.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (2.94%) RDBMS
7 4 (2.35%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (2.35%) MS Access
7 4 (2.35%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.76%) BusinessObjects XI
8 3 (1.76%) Big Data
9 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.18%) MarkLogic
9 2 (1.18%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (1.18%) MySQL
9 2 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.59%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.35%) Eclipse
1 4 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.76%) Serena SBM
3 2 (1.18%) Mercurial
3 2 (1.18%) Hudson
3 2 (1.18%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.18%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.59%) Ant
4 1 (0.59%) Rational Application Developer
4 1 (0.59%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.59%) Maven
4 1 (0.59%) Toad
General
1 68 (40.00%) Finance
2 59 (34.71%) Front Office
3 46 (27.06%) Banking
4 22 (12.94%) Back Office
5 20 (11.76%) Investment Banking
6 7 (4.12%) Telecoms
7 6 (3.53%) Legal
8 5 (2.94%) Advertising
9 4 (2.35%) Retail
9 4 (2.35%) Billing
10 3 (1.76%) Retail Banking
10 3 (1.76%) Law
11 2 (1.18%) Financial Institution
11 2 (1.18%) French Language
12 1 (0.59%) Electronics
12 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.59%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.59%) Marketing
12 1 (0.59%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (12.94%) .NET
2 15 (8.82%) FIX Protocol
3 8 (4.71%) Web Services
4 7 (4.12%) Middleware
5 6 (3.53%) WCF
6 4 (2.35%) XML
7 3 (1.76%) J2EE
7 3 (1.76%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.76%) HTML
7 3 (1.76%) JSON
8 2 (1.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (1.18%) SOAP
8 2 (1.18%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (1.18%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.18%) WPF
9 1 (0.59%) WF
9 1 (0.59%) Django
9 1 (0.59%) jQuery
9 1 (0.59%) CSS
9 1 (0.59%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.71%) Derivative
2 23 (13.53%) Equities
3 22 (12.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 17 (10.00%) Fixed Income
5 7 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.53%) Equity Derivative
7 5 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.35%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.76%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.76%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.18%) IVR
10 2 (1.18%) PKI
10 2 (1.18%) iSeries
11 1 (0.59%) SWIFT
11 1 (0.59%) Credit Derivative
11 1 (0.59%) NHS
11 1 (0.59%) DTV
11 1 (0.59%) Energy Derivatives
11 1 (0.59%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 59 (34.71%) UNIX
2 52 (30.59%) Windows
3 34 (20.00%) Linux
4 9 (5.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (4.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (2.94%) Windows XP
6 5 (2.94%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.35%) Oracle Linux
7 4 (2.35%) Windows Vista
8 3 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.18%) Solaris
9 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.59%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.59%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (10.59%) Investment Management
2 17 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 15 (8.82%) Change Management
4 12 (7.06%) ITIL
4 12 (7.06%) Problem Management
5 9 (5.29%) Electronic Trading
5 9 (5.29%) Incident Management
6 8 (4.71%) CRM
7 7 (4.12%) E-Commerce
7 7 (4.12%) Release Management
8 6 (3.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (3.53%) Risk Management
9 5 (2.94%) Financial Modelling
9 5 (2.94%) Change Control
9 5 (2.94%) Market Making
10 4 (2.35%) Fund Management
10 4 (2.35%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (2.35%) Capacity Management
10 4 (2.35%) Workflow
10 4 (2.35%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 105 (61.76%) SQL
2 27 (15.88%) Perl
3 20 (11.76%) Java
4 17 (10.00%) C#
5 16 (9.41%) Python
6 11 (6.47%) VB
6 11 (6.47%) C++
7 9 (5.29%) T-SQL
8 8 (4.71%) VB6
8 8 (4.71%) PL/SQL
9 7 (4.12%) VBA
10 6 (3.53%) PowerShell
10 6 (3.53%) JavaScript
10 6 (3.53%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.35%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.76%) Korn
12 3 (1.76%) VBScript
13 2 (1.18%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.18%) Ruby
13 2 (1.18%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 5 (2.94%) Degree
2 1 (0.59%) DV Cleared
2 1 (0.59%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.53%) QA
2 3 (1.76%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (4.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.18%) Squid
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (4.71%) Control-M
2 3 (1.76%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.76%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (1.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.59%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.59%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.59%) Nagios
4 1 (0.59%) SCCM
4 1 (0.59%) Puppet
4 1 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 49 (28.82%) Oracle
2 16 (9.41%) Charles River
3 14 (8.24%) Bloomberg
3 14 (8.24%) Microsoft
4 10 (5.88%) Reuters
5 8 (4.71%) Sybase
6 7 (4.12%) Fidessa
7 6 (3.53%) thinkFolio
8 5 (2.94%) CODA
8 5 (2.94%) Business Objects
8 5 (2.94%) SimCorp
9 4 (2.35%) ION Trading
9 4 (2.35%) Sun
9 4 (2.35%) TIBCO
9 4 (2.35%) HP
10 3 (1.76%) IBM
10 3 (1.76%) MarketAxess
10 3 (1.76%) Fiserv
10 3 (1.76%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.76%) VMware
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