The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 143 141 132
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 68 56 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.05% 0.90% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 0.97% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 34 69
Average daily rate £413 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £227 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £468 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £23.50 £19.38 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.25% -40.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £15.87 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+60.68% -27.86%
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5961 5787 7412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.36% 92.86% 91.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4311 4275 5242
Average daily rate £438 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 120 171
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £135.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Applications Support
London

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 73 (56.59%) SQL
2 53 (41.09%) Finance
3 49 (37.98%) UNIX
4 43 (33.33%) Windows
5 37 (28.68%) Banking
6 36 (27.91%) ITIL
7 35 (27.13%) Oracle
8 29 (22.48%) SQL Server
9 24 (18.60%) Java
9 24 (18.60%) Linux
10 19 (14.73%) Front Office
10 19 (14.73%) Investment Banking
11 17 (13.18%) .NET
12 16 (12.40%) C#
12 16 (12.40%) Microsoft
13 15 (11.63%) Sybase
13 15 (11.63%) Incident Management
14 13 (10.08%) Derivative
15 12 (9.30%) Fixed Income
15 12 (9.30%) Perl
16 11 (8.53%) Oracle Database
17 10 (7.75%) Root Cause Analysis
17 10 (7.75%) Degree
17 10 (7.75%) MS Excel
18 9 (6.98%) Charles River
18 9 (6.98%) Sun
18 9 (6.98%) Relational Database
19 8 (6.20%) thinkFolio
19 8 (6.20%) Investment Management
19 8 (6.20%) Service Delivery

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (4.65%) WebLogic
1 6 (4.65%) Apache
2 5 (3.88%) Oracle Service Bus
3 4 (3.10%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.10%) IIS
4 3 (2.33%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.55%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.78%) SAS
6 1 (0.78%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.78%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.78%) Node.js
6 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.78%) Liferay
Applications
1 10 (7.75%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.10%) MS Project
2 4 (3.10%) MS Office
3 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (4.65%) Endur
2 5 (3.88%) Minerva
3 4 (3.10%) LatentZero
3 4 (3.10%) ZaiNet
3 4 (3.10%) ReMetrica
4 3 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (1.55%) Capstone
5 2 (1.55%) Tesseract
5 2 (1.55%) Sentinel
5 2 (1.55%) Academy Housing
5 2 (1.55%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
5 2 (1.55%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.78%) Agresso
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.78%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.78%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.78%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.78%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.78%) HFM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.33%) DNS
1 3 (2.33%) Internet
2 2 (1.55%) Firewall
3 1 (0.78%) DHCP
3 1 (0.78%) FTP
3 1 (0.78%) HTTP
3 1 (0.78%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.78%) LDAP
3 1 (0.78%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (22.48%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.53%) Oracle Database
3 9 (6.98%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.65%) MS Access
5 4 (3.10%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.55%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.55%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.78%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.78%) EDMS
8 1 (0.78%) QlikView
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.78%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.78%) WebLOAD
2 1 (0.78%) JIRA
2 1 (0.78%) Hudson
2 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.78%) Serena SBM
General
1 53 (41.09%) Finance
2 37 (28.68%) Banking
3 19 (14.73%) Front Office
3 19 (14.73%) Investment Banking
4 7 (5.43%) Law
5 6 (4.65%) Back Office
6 5 (3.88%) Financial Institution
7 3 (2.33%) Advertising
7 3 (2.33%) Publishing
8 2 (1.55%) Retail
9 1 (0.78%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.78%) Billing
9 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.18%) .NET
2 7 (5.43%) XML
3 6 (4.65%) Web Services
4 5 (3.88%) J2EE
4 5 (3.88%) Middleware
5 3 (2.33%) HTML
5 3 (2.33%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.33%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.55%) Kafka
6 2 (1.55%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (1.55%) WSDL
6 2 (1.55%) CGI
7 1 (0.78%) MSMQ
7 1 (0.78%) XSLT
7 1 (0.78%) COM+
7 1 (0.78%) CSS
7 1 (0.78%) Classic ASP
7 1 (0.78%) Rendezvous
7 1 (0.78%) WCF
7 1 (0.78%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.08%) Derivative
2 12 (9.30%) Fixed Income
3 6 (4.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (3.88%) Equities
5 4 (3.10%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.55%) Clustering
7 2 (1.55%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.78%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.78%) NHS
8 1 (0.78%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.78%) Swaptions
8 1 (0.78%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.78%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.78%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (0.78%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 49 (37.98%) UNIX
2 43 (33.33%) Windows
3 24 (18.60%) Linux
4 6 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.33%) Solaris
6 3 (2.33%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.55%) AIX
7 2 (1.55%) HPUX
8 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.78%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (27.91%) ITIL
2 15 (11.63%) Incident Management
3 10 (7.75%) Root Cause Analysis
4 8 (6.20%) Investment Management
4 8 (6.20%) Service Delivery
4 8 (6.20%) OO
5 7 (5.43%) Change Management
5 7 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (5.43%) Risk Management
6 6 (4.65%) Asset Management
6 6 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (4.65%) ETRM
6 6 (4.65%) Release Management
6 6 (4.65%) Problem Management
6 6 (4.65%) CRM
7 5 (3.88%) ITSM
7 5 (3.88%) Change Control
8 4 (3.10%) Analytics
8 4 (3.10%) Time Management
8 4 (3.10%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (56.59%) SQL
2 24 (18.60%) Java
3 16 (12.40%) C#
4 12 (9.30%) Perl
5 7 (5.43%) VB
6 6 (4.65%) Shell Script
6 6 (4.65%) VBA
6 6 (4.65%) PL/SQL
6 6 (4.65%) C++
6 6 (4.65%) Python
7 4 (3.10%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.10%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.33%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.55%) Korn
9 2 (1.55%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.78%) VBScript
10 1 (0.78%) C
10 1 (0.78%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 10 (7.75%) Degree
2 5 (3.88%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (2.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.78%) MCP
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.55%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 6 (4.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (2.33%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (1.55%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.55%) Control-M
Vendors
1 35 (27.13%) Oracle
2 16 (12.40%) Microsoft
3 15 (11.63%) Sybase
4 9 (6.98%) Charles River
4 9 (6.98%) Sun
5 8 (6.20%) thinkFolio
6 4 (3.10%) Tableau
6 4 (3.10%) Trayport
6 4 (3.10%) HP
7 3 (2.33%) Cognos
7 3 (2.33%) Business Objects
7 3 (2.33%) Fidessa
7 3 (2.33%) Adobe
7 3 (2.33%) Civica
8 2 (1.55%) ION Trading
8 2 (1.55%) DataSynapse
8 2 (1.55%) Capita
8 2 (1.55%) Orchard
8 2 (1.55%) Remedy
8 2 (1.55%) Misys
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Coal IT Services
Rate: Unspecified Rate negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
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Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
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Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £28 - £40 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
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Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £320 - £395 per day
Posted: 18 days ago