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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 101 160 142
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -18
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 104 66 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.77% 0.92% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.92% 0.99% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 44 47
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£450 £438 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £278 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £310 £275
% change year-on-year
-14.51% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £30.82 £26.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.53% +44.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £17.51
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +28.53%
Applications Support
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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
5425 6640 7304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.53% 92.34% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3981 4839 5227
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £278 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 133 183
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £27.50 £42.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support across the City of London region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Applications Support Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 96 (56.47%) SQL
2 71 (41.76%) Finance
3 49 (28.82%) SQL Server
4 46 (27.06%) Windows
5 45 (26.47%) Front Office
5 45 (26.47%) Banking
6 43 (25.29%) UNIX
7 41 (24.12%) Oracle
8 24 (14.12%) ITIL
9 21 (12.35%) Java
10 20 (11.76%) Incident Management
11 19 (11.18%) Linux
12 18 (10.59%) Asset Management
13 16 (9.41%) Microsoft
14 15 (8.82%) Perl
14 15 (8.82%) Problem Management
15 14 (8.24%) Investment Management
15 14 (8.24%) Investment Banking
15 14 (8.24%) .NET
15 14 (8.24%) Charles River
16 13 (7.65%) Oracle Database
17 12 (7.06%) Back Office
17 12 (7.06%) MS Office
17 12 (7.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 12 (7.06%) Derivative
17 12 (7.06%) Degree
18 11 (6.47%) Web Services
18 11 (6.47%) PL/SQL
18 11 (6.47%) Relational Database
19 10 (5.88%) Python

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (5.29%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (2.35%) WebSphere Process Server
2 4 (2.35%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.35%) Oracle Service Bus
2 4 (2.35%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (1.76%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (1.76%) IIS
4 1 (0.59%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.59%) Apache
4 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.59%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.59%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (7.06%) MS Office
2 8 (4.71%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (5.88%) Markit EDM
2 8 (4.71%) ReMetrica
3 6 (3.53%) SimCorp Dimension
3 6 (3.53%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.76%) Academy Housing
4 3 (1.76%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
4 3 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.59%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.59%) Global One
5 1 (0.59%) Summit
5 1 (0.59%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.59%) Tesseract
5 1 (0.59%) Minerva
5 1 (0.59%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.59%) HFM
5 1 (0.59%) Front Arena
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.35%) Internet
2 3 (1.76%) Firewall
2 3 (1.76%) Multicast
3 1 (0.59%) LAN
3 1 (0.59%) WAN
3 1 (0.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (28.82%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.65%) Oracle Database
3 11 (6.47%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.76%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.76%) EDRMS
6 3 (1.76%) Big Data
6 3 (1.76%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.18%) MarkLogic
8 1 (0.59%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.59%) Essbase
8 1 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.59%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.94%) JUnit
3 4 (2.35%) Serena SBM
4 3 (1.76%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.18%) Eclipse
General
1 71 (41.76%) Finance
2 45 (26.47%) Front Office
2 45 (26.47%) Banking
3 14 (8.24%) Investment Banking
4 12 (7.06%) Back Office
5 8 (4.71%) Financial Institution
6 7 (4.12%) Retail
7 6 (3.53%) Law
8 5 (2.94%) Legal
9 4 (2.35%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.76%) Advertising
10 3 (1.76%) French Language
10 3 (1.76%) Spanish Language
11 2 (1.18%) Local Government
12 1 (0.59%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.59%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.59%) Marketing
12 1 (0.59%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.24%) .NET
2 11 (6.47%) Web Services
3 10 (5.88%) Middleware
4 6 (3.53%) J2EE
4 6 (3.53%) FIX Protocol
5 5 (2.94%) Hibernate
5 5 (2.94%) Spring
6 4 (2.35%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (1.76%) SOAP
8 2 (1.18%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.18%) XML
9 1 (0.59%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.59%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 12 (7.06%) Derivative
2 10 (5.88%) Fixed Income
3 7 (4.12%) Equities
4 5 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.35%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.35%) NHS
6 3 (1.76%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.76%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.76%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.76%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.18%) Market Risk
7 2 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.59%) Energy Derivatives
8 1 (0.59%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.59%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (0.59%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 46 (27.06%) Windows
2 43 (25.29%) UNIX
3 19 (11.18%) Linux
4 10 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (4.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.35%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.76%) Solaris
9 2 (1.18%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.59%) AIX
10 1 (0.59%) HPUX
10 1 (0.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (14.12%) ITIL
2 20 (11.76%) Incident Management
3 18 (10.59%) Asset Management
4 15 (8.82%) Problem Management
5 14 (8.24%) Investment Management
6 10 (5.88%) CRM
6 10 (5.88%) Change Management
7 7 (4.12%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (4.12%) Change Control
7 7 (4.12%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (4.12%) Analytics
8 6 (3.53%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (2.94%) OO
9 5 (2.94%) Release Management
9 5 (2.94%) Fund Management
9 5 (2.94%) Systems Analysis
10 4 (2.35%) SOA
10 4 (2.35%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (2.35%) Test Scripting
11 3 (1.76%) ETRM
Programming Languages
1 96 (56.47%) SQL
2 21 (12.35%) Java
3 15 (8.82%) Perl
4 11 (6.47%) PL/SQL
5 10 (5.88%) Python
6 9 (5.29%) C#
6 9 (5.29%) C++
7 8 (4.71%) PowerShell
8 7 (4.12%) T-SQL
9 6 (3.53%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.94%) VBA
10 5 (2.94%) Korn
11 3 (1.76%) VB
12 2 (1.18%) JavaScript
12 2 (1.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (7.06%) Degree
2 3 (1.76%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.18%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.76%) SLA
2 1 (0.59%) QA
2 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 5 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (4.12%) Control-M
2 4 (2.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (2.35%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.76%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 2 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.18%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.59%) SCCM
Vendors
1 41 (24.12%) Oracle
2 16 (9.41%) Microsoft
3 14 (8.24%) Charles River
4 9 (5.29%) Sybase
5 8 (4.71%) thinkFolio
6 7 (4.12%) Tableau
6 7 (4.12%) Bloomberg
7 6 (3.53%) SimCorp
7 6 (3.53%) Civica
7 6 (3.53%) Sun
7 6 (3.53%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.35%) ION Trading
8 4 (2.35%) Serena
9 3 (1.76%) Reuters
9 3 (1.76%) VMware
9 3 (1.76%) Northgate
9 3 (1.76%) Comino
9 3 (1.76%) Capita
9 3 (1.76%) Orchard
9 3 (1.76%) TIBCO
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Rate: £396 - £450 per day
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Rate: £320 - £400 per day
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Rate: £370.00 - £400.00 per day
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Rate: £450 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago