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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 123 140 122
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -18
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 79 61 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.41% 0.91% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 0.97% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 40 55
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £503 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £225
% change year-on-year
+3.82% +33.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
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 £13.50 £19.17 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-29.57% +6.50%
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
5219 6286 5637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.83% 93.46% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4044 4571 4200
Average daily rate £448 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £612 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 113 144
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £35.10 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 22 December 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 105 (56.76%) SQL
2 75 (40.54%) Finance
3 59 (31.89%) UNIX
4 51 (27.57%) Windows
4 51 (27.57%) Front Office
5 50 (27.03%) Oracle
6 49 (26.49%) Banking
7 45 (24.32%) SQL Server
8 32 (17.30%) Linux
9 26 (14.05%) Perl
10 25 (13.51%) .NET
11 22 (11.89%) Java
12 21 (11.35%) Back Office
13 20 (10.81%) Equities
14 19 (10.27%) Asset Management
14 19 (10.27%) Investment Banking
14 19 (10.27%) Derivative
15 18 (9.73%) C#
15 18 (9.73%) Microsoft
16 17 (9.19%) ITIL
16 17 (9.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 17 (9.19%) Investment Management
17 16 (8.65%) FIX Protocol
18 15 (8.11%) Python
18 15 (8.11%) Charles River
18 15 (8.11%) Markit EDM
19 14 (7.57%) Bloomberg
19 14 (7.57%) Fixed Income
20 13 (7.03%) Web Services
20 13 (7.03%) Problem Management

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 9 (4.86%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.24%) IIS
3 5 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (2.70%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.16%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.62%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.62%) Oracle Service Bus
5 3 (1.62%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.08%) WorkSite
6 2 (1.08%) GlassFish
6 2 (1.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.08%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.08%) Apache
7 1 (0.54%) WebSphere Process Server
7 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (5.95%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.86%) MS Office
3 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (8.11%) Markit EDM
2 6 (3.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (2.70%) SimCorp Dimension
4 4 (2.16%) CODA-Financials
4 4 (2.16%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (1.62%) Academy Housing
5 3 (1.62%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
6 2 (1.08%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.54%) ReMetrica
7 1 (0.54%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.54%) SAP EHS
7 1 (0.54%) Eagle PACE
7 1 (0.54%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.54%) Global One
7 1 (0.54%) Tesseract
7 1 (0.54%) Minerva
7 1 (0.54%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.54%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.24%) Internet
2 5 (2.70%) HTTP
3 4 (2.16%) Firewall
4 2 (1.08%) LAN
4 2 (1.08%) WAN
4 2 (1.08%) FTP
4 2 (1.08%) Multicast
5 1 (0.54%) DHCP
5 1 (0.54%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.54%) DNS
5 1 (0.54%) Network Security
5 1 (0.54%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.54%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (24.32%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.49%) Oracle Database
2 12 (6.49%) Relational Database
3 11 (5.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (3.78%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (3.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (2.70%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.16%) MS Access
7 4 (2.16%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.62%) BusinessObjects XI
8 3 (1.62%) Big Data
8 3 (1.62%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (1.08%) MarkLogic
9 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.08%) MySQL
9 2 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.54%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 8 (4.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.16%) Eclipse
3 3 (1.62%) Serena SBM
3 3 (1.62%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.08%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.08%) Mercurial
4 2 (1.08%) Hudson
4 2 (1.08%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.54%) Toad
5 1 (0.54%) JUnit
General
1 75 (40.54%) Finance
2 51 (27.57%) Front Office
3 49 (26.49%) Banking
4 21 (11.35%) Back Office
5 19 (10.27%) Investment Banking
6 7 (3.78%) Telecoms
7 6 (3.24%) Legal
8 5 (2.70%) Financial Institution
8 5 (2.70%) Advertising
9 4 (2.16%) Retail
9 4 (2.16%) Billing
10 3 (1.62%) Law
10 3 (1.62%) French Language
11 2 (1.08%) Marketing
11 2 (1.08%) Local Government
11 2 (1.08%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.54%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.54%) Games
12 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.54%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (13.51%) .NET
2 16 (8.65%) FIX Protocol
3 13 (7.03%) Web Services
4 9 (4.86%) Middleware
5 6 (3.24%) WCF
6 5 (2.70%) J2EE
7 4 (2.16%) XML
8 3 (1.62%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.62%) HTML
8 3 (1.62%) SOAP
8 3 (1.62%) JSON
9 2 (1.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 2 (1.08%) WPF
9 2 (1.08%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (1.08%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (1.08%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.54%) Spring
10 1 (0.54%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.54%) CSS
10 1 (0.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.81%) Equities
2 19 (10.27%) Derivative
3 17 (9.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 14 (7.57%) Fixed Income
5 7 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.16%) NHS
8 3 (1.62%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.62%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.62%) Equity Derivative
8 3 (1.62%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.08%) SWIFT
9 2 (1.08%) PKI
9 2 (1.08%) IVR
9 2 (1.08%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.54%) AS400
10 1 (0.54%) Credit Derivative
10 1 (0.54%) DTV
10 1 (0.54%) Energy Derivatives
10 1 (0.54%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 59 (31.89%) UNIX
2 51 (27.57%) Windows
3 32 (17.30%) Linux
4 12 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (4.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (3.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (2.70%) Windows 7
7 5 (2.70%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.16%) Solaris
8 4 (2.16%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (2.16%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (10.27%) Asset Management
2 17 (9.19%) ITIL
2 17 (9.19%) Investment Management
3 13 (7.03%) Problem Management
4 12 (6.49%) Change Management
5 10 (5.41%) Incident Management
6 9 (4.86%) CRM
7 8 (4.32%) E-Commerce
7 8 (4.32%) Change Control
8 6 (3.24%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (3.24%) Electronic Trading
8 6 (3.24%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (3.24%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (3.24%) Risk Management
9 5 (2.70%) Systems Analysis
9 5 (2.70%) Release Management
9 5 (2.70%) Fund Management
9 5 (2.70%) Financial Modelling
9 5 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (2.16%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 105 (56.76%) SQL
2 26 (14.05%) Perl
3 22 (11.89%) Java
4 18 (9.73%) C#
5 15 (8.11%) Python
6 12 (6.49%) T-SQL
6 12 (6.49%) C++
6 12 (6.49%) PL/SQL
7 11 (5.95%) VB
8 9 (4.86%) PowerShell
9 8 (4.32%) Shell Script
9 8 (4.32%) VB6
10 6 (3.24%) JavaScript
10 6 (3.24%) Bash Shell
11 5 (2.70%) Korn
12 4 (2.16%) VBA
13 2 (1.08%) PHP
13 2 (1.08%) Ruby
13 2 (1.08%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (2.70%) Degree
2 3 (1.62%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (1.08%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.54%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.24%) QA
2 3 (1.62%) SLA
3 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 8 (4.32%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.08%) Squid
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (4.86%) Control-M
2 3 (1.62%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (1.62%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (1.08%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.54%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (0.54%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.54%) Puppet
4 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.54%) Nagios
4 1 (0.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 50 (27.03%) Oracle
2 18 (9.73%) Microsoft
3 15 (8.11%) Charles River
4 14 (7.57%) Bloomberg
5 10 (5.41%) Reuters
5 10 (5.41%) Sybase
6 7 (3.78%) Business Objects
6 7 (3.78%) Sun
6 7 (3.78%) Fidessa
6 7 (3.78%) thinkFolio
7 6 (3.24%) VMware
7 6 (3.24%) ION Trading
8 5 (2.70%) SimCorp
9 4 (2.16%) HP
9 4 (2.16%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.16%) CODA
9 4 (2.16%) TIBCO
10 3 (1.62%) Cognos
10 3 (1.62%) Civica
10 3 (1.62%) Capita
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