The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Applications Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 130 122 108
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -14
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 42 65 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.22% 1.40% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 1.47% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 51 77
Median daily rate £424 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £248 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £350 £265
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +32.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £21.50 £29.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -26.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £26.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+7.61% +38.15%
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
3278 4409 5551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.01% 95.19% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2605 3474 4063
Median daily rate £475 £451 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.43% +0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £288 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 68 112
Median hourly rate £17.17 £16.95 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -3.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £24.04 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured Applications Support in the job title.

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 September 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, Applications Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 57 (78.08%) SQL
2 31 (42.47%) Finance
2 31 (42.47%) Unix
3 28 (38.36%) Oracle
4 24 (32.88%) Banking
5 17 (23.29%) Control-M
6 16 (21.92%) Derivative
7 15 (20.55%) Windows
8 14 (19.18%) SQL Server
9 13 (17.81%) T-SQL
9 13 (17.81%) Investment Banking
9 13 (17.81%) Back Office
9 13 (17.81%) Markit EDM
10 11 (15.07%) MS Excel
10 11 (15.07%) Oracle Database
11 10 (13.70%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (13.70%) Linux
11 10 (13.70%) IIS
11 10 (13.70%) ITIL
11 10 (13.70%) Java
11 10 (13.70%) Asset Management
11 10 (13.70%) Equity Derivative
11 10 (13.70%) Front Office
12 9 (12.33%) Microsoft
12 9 (12.33%) Investment Management
12 9 (12.33%) QlikView
13 7 (9.59%) System Testing
13 7 (9.59%) Perl
13 7 (9.59%) VBA
13 7 (9.59%) MS Office

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (13.70%) IIS
2 7 (9.59%) Tomcat
3 6 (8.22%) WebSphere
4 5 (6.85%) Apache
5 4 (5.48%) SharePoint
5 4 (5.48%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 11 (15.07%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.59%) MS Office
3 4 (5.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (17.81%) Markit EDM
2 3 (4.11%) Sophis RISQUE
3 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.37%) ION MarketView
3 1 (1.37%) LatentZero
3 1 (1.37%) Minerva
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.37%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.74%) DNS
3 1 (1.37%) LAN
3 1 (1.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.18%) SQL Server
2 11 (15.07%) Oracle Database
3 10 (13.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (12.33%) QlikView
5 4 (5.48%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (4.11%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.37%) Ingres
8 1 (1.37%) MySQL
8 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (5.48%) ClearCase
1 4 (5.48%) JIRA
2 1 (1.37%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle APEX
General
1 31 (42.47%) Finance
2 24 (32.88%) Banking
3 13 (17.81%) Back Office
3 13 (17.81%) Investment Banking
4 10 (13.70%) Front Office
5 3 (4.11%) Billing
5 3 (4.11%) French Language
5 3 (4.11%) Law
5 3 (4.11%) Spanish Language
6 2 (2.74%) Legal
7 1 (1.37%) Advertising
7 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.37%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.22%) .NET
1 6 (8.22%) FIX Protocol
2 5 (6.85%) XML
3 4 (5.48%) AngularJS
3 4 (5.48%) Django
3 4 (5.48%) Spring
3 4 (5.48%) Velocity
4 3 (4.11%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.37%) Ajax
5 1 (1.37%) CGI
5 1 (1.37%) HTML
5 1 (1.37%) JDBC
5 1 (1.37%) SOAP
5 1 (1.37%) Web Services
5 1 (1.37%) WinForms
5 1 (1.37%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.92%) Derivative
2 10 (13.70%) Equity Derivative
3 7 (9.59%) Fixed Income
4 5 (6.85%) Equities
4 5 (6.85%) Fintech
5 4 (5.48%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (4.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.37%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.37%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 31 (42.47%) Unix
2 15 (20.55%) Windows
3 10 (13.70%) Linux
4 4 (5.48%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.37%) CentOS
5 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.70%) Asset Management
1 10 (13.70%) ITIL
2 9 (12.33%) Investment Management
3 7 (9.59%) System Testing
4 6 (8.22%) Data Management
4 6 (8.22%) Risk Management
5 5 (6.85%) Algorithmic Trading
6 4 (5.48%) Database Tuning
6 4 (5.48%) OO
6 4 (5.48%) OOP
6 4 (5.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.11%) Change Management
7 3 (4.11%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.11%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.11%) Workflow
8 2 (2.74%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.74%) CRM
8 2 (2.74%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.74%) Release Management
8 2 (2.74%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 57 (78.08%) SQL
2 13 (17.81%) T-SQL
3 10 (13.70%) Java
4 7 (9.59%) Perl
4 7 (9.59%) Python
4 7 (9.59%) VBA
5 6 (8.22%) PL/SQL
6 5 (6.85%) C
6 5 (6.85%) C++
6 5 (6.85%) VB
7 4 (5.48%) C#
7 4 (5.48%) Shell Script
8 3 (4.11%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.74%) Korn
10 1 (1.37%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.37%) PHP
10 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (8.22%) Degree
2 1 (1.37%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.37%) PMP
2 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.85%) SLA
2 4 (5.48%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.74%) SEPA
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.37%) NFS
1 1 (1.37%) Samba
1 1 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (23.29%) Control-M
2 4 (5.48%) BladeLogic
3 3 (4.11%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (1.37%) Puppet
4 1 (1.37%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 28 (38.36%) Oracle
2 9 (12.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.48%) Atlassian
3 4 (5.48%) IBM
3 4 (5.48%) Remedy
4 3 (4.11%) Sophis
5 2 (2.74%) Citrix
6 1 (1.37%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.37%) Capita
6 1 (1.37%) Fidessa
6 1 (1.37%) ION Trading
6 1 (1.37%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.37%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.37%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.37%) Splunk
6 1 (1.37%) Sybase
6 1 (1.37%) Tableau
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