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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 101 138 150
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +12
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 56 62 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.60% 1.13% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 1.19% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 48 58
Average daily rate £450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £253 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £558 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £283 £281
% change year-on-year
+15.92% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -10.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £19.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.86% -24.03%
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
3313 5225 5882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 94.90% 95.56% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2683 3966 4276
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £283 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 76 84
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.98 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.23% -5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £36.35 £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 50 (56.18%) SQL
2 38 (42.70%) Finance
3 33 (37.08%) Banking
4 32 (35.96%) Front Office
4 32 (35.96%) Unix
5 23 (25.84%) SQL Server
6 21 (23.60%) Windows
7 20 (22.47%) Oracle
8 16 (17.98%) ITIL
8 16 (17.98%) Linux
8 16 (17.98%) Investment Banking
9 14 (15.73%) Derivative
9 14 (15.73%) Fixed Income
10 13 (14.61%) Sybase
11 12 (13.48%) Perl
11 12 (13.48%) Equities
11 12 (13.48%) Problem Management
12 11 (12.36%) Charles River
12 11 (12.36%) Shell Script
13 10 (11.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 10 (11.24%) Bloomberg
13 10 (11.24%) Asset Management
14 9 (10.11%) Windows Server
14 9 (10.11%) Java
15 8 (8.99%) Crystal Reports
15 8 (8.99%) Fidessa
15 8 (8.99%) Risk Management
15 8 (8.99%) Portfolio Management
16 7 (7.87%) User Acceptance Testing
16 7 (7.87%) Workflow

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 7 (7.87%) IIS
2 5 (5.62%) MQSeries
3 3 (3.37%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.25%) CMS
4 2 (2.25%) SAS
5 1 (1.12%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.12%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (5.62%) MS Project
2 3 (3.37%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.25%) MS Office
3 2 (2.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Misys Opics
1 2 (2.25%) Salerio
1 2 (2.25%) SimCorp Dimension
1 2 (2.25%) thinkFolio
2 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.12%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.12%) LatentZero
2 1 (1.12%) Minerva
2 1 (1.12%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) Office 365
1 1 (1.12%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.49%) PuTTY
2 3 (3.37%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.25%) DNS
4 1 (1.12%) HTTP
4 1 (1.12%) LDAP
4 1 (1.12%) MRTG
4 1 (1.12%) SSH
4 1 (1.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (25.84%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.99%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (5.62%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (5.62%) MS Access
3 5 (5.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (5.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (4.49%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (4.49%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 4 (4.49%) BusinessObjects XI
4 4 (4.49%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (3.37%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (3.37%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.37%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (2.25%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.37%) JIRA
1 3 (3.37%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.25%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.12%) Subversion
General
1 38 (42.70%) Finance
2 33 (37.08%) Banking
3 32 (35.96%) Front Office
4 16 (17.98%) Investment Banking
5 5 (5.62%) Back Office
6 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.12%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.74%) FIX Protocol
2 5 (5.62%) XML
3 3 (3.37%) .NET
3 3 (3.37%) HTML
4 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.12%) CGI
4 1 (1.12%) CSS
4 1 (1.12%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (1.12%) J2EE
4 1 (1.12%) Java EE
4 1 (1.12%) JBoss Seam
4 1 (1.12%) SAML
4 1 (1.12%) Web Services
4 1 (1.12%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.12%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.73%) Derivative
1 14 (15.73%) Fixed Income
2 12 (13.48%) Equities
3 10 (11.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (5.62%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.49%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.25%) NHS
7 1 (1.12%) AS400
7 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.12%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (1.12%) iSeries
7 1 (1.12%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.12%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 32 (35.96%) Unix
2 21 (23.60%) Windows
3 16 (17.98%) Linux
4 9 (10.11%) Windows Server
5 6 (6.74%) Solaris
6 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.37%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.12%) AIX
9 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.98%) ITIL
2 12 (13.48%) Problem Management
3 10 (11.24%) Asset Management
4 8 (8.99%) Portfolio Management
4 8 (8.99%) Risk Management
5 7 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (7.87%) CRM
5 7 (7.87%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (7.87%) Workflow
6 6 (6.74%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (6.74%) Issue Tracking
6 6 (6.74%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (5.62%) DevOps
7 5 (5.62%) Incident Management
7 5 (5.62%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (5.62%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.49%) Change Management
8 4 (4.49%) ETL
8 4 (4.49%) Service Management
8 4 (4.49%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (56.18%) SQL
2 12 (13.48%) Perl
3 11 (12.36%) Shell Script
4 9 (10.11%) Java
5 6 (6.74%) VBA
6 5 (5.62%) T-SQL
7 4 (4.49%) C++
7 4 (4.49%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.49%) Python
8 2 (2.25%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.25%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.12%) C#
9 1 (1.12%) Korn
9 1 (1.12%) RPG
9 1 (1.12%) VB
9 1 (1.12%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (4.49%) Degree
1 4 (4.49%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.25%) DV Cleared
2 2 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (2.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.12%) CCNA
3 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.12%) CISSP
3 1 (1.12%) MCSA
3 1 (1.12%) MCSE
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) QA
1 5 (5.62%) SLA
2 1 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 5 (5.62%) Control-M
1 5 (5.62%) Nagios
2 4 (4.49%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (2.25%) logstash
4 1 (1.12%) Ansible
4 1 (1.12%) CA Wily
4 1 (1.12%) Cacti
4 1 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.12%) Puppet
4 1 (1.12%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (22.47%) Oracle
2 13 (14.61%) Sybase
3 11 (12.36%) Charles River
4 10 (11.24%) Bloomberg
5 8 (8.99%) Fidessa
6 7 (7.87%) Reuters
7 6 (6.74%) Remedy
8 5 (5.62%) IBM
8 5 (5.62%) Informatica
8 5 (5.62%) Microsoft
9 4 (4.49%) ServiceNow
10 3 (3.37%) FactSet
10 3 (3.37%) Trayport
11 2 (2.25%) Infor
11 2 (2.25%) Misys
11 2 (2.25%) OpenLink
11 2 (2.25%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.25%) SimCorp
11 2 (2.25%) Sun
12 1 (1.12%) CA