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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 123 144 132
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 66 61 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.29% 1.01% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 1.08% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 52 43
Average daily rate
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£450 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £313 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £500 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £281 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.95% -13.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.50 £19.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% +21.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
- +21.21%
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
4794 5643 5492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.38% 93.01% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3634 4019 4083
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 90 112
Average hourly rate £17.98 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.36% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.19 £41.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015, 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 86 (58.50%) SQL
2 52 (35.37%) UNIX
2 52 (35.37%) Windows
3 50 (34.01%) Finance
4 48 (32.65%) Front Office
5 37 (25.17%) SQL Server
6 36 (24.49%) Linux
6 36 (24.49%) Banking
7 35 (23.81%) Oracle
8 25 (17.01%) .NET
9 24 (16.33%) Fixed Income
10 23 (15.65%) Equities
11 22 (14.97%) Investment Banking
11 22 (14.97%) Back Office
12 20 (13.61%) Perl
12 20 (13.61%) Derivative
13 19 (12.93%) C#
14 17 (11.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 16 (10.88%) SQL Server 2008
16 14 (9.52%) Java
17 13 (8.84%) VBA
17 13 (8.84%) Investment Management
18 12 (8.16%) Web Services
18 12 (8.16%) VB
18 12 (8.16%) Python
19 11 (7.48%) ITIL
19 11 (7.48%) T-SQL
19 11 (7.48%) Microsoft
19 11 (7.48%) Change Management
20 10 (6.80%) Reuters

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 5 (3.40%) SharePoint
1 5 (3.40%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.72%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.72%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (2.72%) IIS
3 3 (2.04%) Apache
3 3 (2.04%) GlassFish
4 2 (1.36%) WorkSite
4 2 (1.36%) Sitefinity
4 2 (1.36%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.36%) CMS
4 2 (1.36%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (5.44%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.04%) MS Office
3 2 (1.36%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (5.44%) Markit EDM
2 5 (3.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (2.72%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.68%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 1 (0.68%) SAP EHS
4 1 (0.68%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.68%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.68%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.68%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.68%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.68%) HFM
4 1 (0.68%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.76%) HTTP
2 3 (2.04%) Firewall
2 3 (2.04%) Internet
2 3 (2.04%) FTP
3 1 (0.68%) Extranet
3 1 (0.68%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.68%) Network Security
3 1 (0.68%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.68%) Multicast
3 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.68%) VPN
3 1 (0.68%) DNS
3 1 (0.68%) LDAP
3 1 (0.68%) LAN
3 1 (0.68%) WAN
3 1 (0.68%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (25.17%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (5.44%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (4.08%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.40%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.72%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (2.72%) MS Access
7 3 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.36%) DB2
8 2 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.36%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.36%) Star Schema
8 2 (1.36%) Data Mart
8 2 (1.36%) MySQL
8 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.68%) IDOL
9 1 (0.68%) Essbase
9 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.36%) Eclipse
1 2 (1.36%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.36%) Mercurial
1 2 (1.36%) Hudson
1 2 (1.36%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.68%) Ant
2 1 (0.68%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (0.68%) Toad
2 1 (0.68%) Serena SBM
2 1 (0.68%) CruiseControl
2 1 (0.68%) Maven
General
1 50 (34.01%) Finance
2 48 (32.65%) Front Office
3 36 (24.49%) Banking
4 22 (14.97%) Investment Banking
4 22 (14.97%) Back Office
5 5 (3.40%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.40%) Marketing
6 4 (2.72%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.72%) Billing
7 3 (2.04%) Legal
8 2 (1.36%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.36%) Retail
8 2 (1.36%) Advertising
9 1 (0.68%) Games
9 1 (0.68%) French Language
9 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.68%) Law
9 1 (0.68%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (17.01%) .NET
2 12 (8.16%) Web Services
3 8 (5.44%) XML
3 8 (5.44%) FIX Protocol
3 8 (5.44%) WCF
4 7 (4.76%) ASP.NET
4 7 (4.76%) HTML
5 5 (3.40%) CSS
6 4 (2.72%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.72%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (2.04%) JSON
7 3 (2.04%) jQuery
7 3 (2.04%) XSLT
7 3 (2.04%) XHTML
7 3 (2.04%) WPF
7 3 (2.04%) WF
7 3 (2.04%) Middleware
7 3 (2.04%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (1.36%) Ajax
8 2 (1.36%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.33%) Fixed Income
2 23 (15.65%) Equities
3 20 (13.61%) Derivative
4 17 (11.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (5.44%) Equity Derivative
6 7 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (3.40%) SWIFT
7 5 (3.40%) NHS
8 4 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (2.04%) SCADA
9 3 (2.04%) iSeries
10 2 (1.36%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.36%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.36%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.36%) IVR
10 2 (1.36%) PKI
10 2 (1.36%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.68%) DTV
11 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 52 (35.37%) UNIX
1 52 (35.37%) Windows
2 36 (24.49%) Linux
3 8 (5.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (2.72%) Windows Vista
5 4 (2.72%) Windows XP
6 3 (2.04%) Solaris
6 3 (2.04%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.04%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.68%) Android
8 1 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (8.84%) Investment Management
2 11 (7.48%) ITIL
2 11 (7.48%) Change Management
3 10 (6.80%) Electronic Trading
4 9 (6.12%) Problem Management
5 8 (5.44%) Release Management
6 7 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (4.76%) Incident Management
6 7 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (4.76%) CRM
6 7 (4.76%) E-Commerce
6 7 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (3.40%) TDD
7 5 (3.40%) Asset Management
7 5 (3.40%) Risk Management
7 5 (3.40%) Workflow
7 5 (3.40%) Capacity Management
7 5 (3.40%) Market Making
8 4 (2.72%) DevOps
8 4 (2.72%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 86 (58.50%) SQL
2 20 (13.61%) Perl
3 19 (12.93%) C#
4 14 (9.52%) Java
5 13 (8.84%) VBA
6 12 (8.16%) Python
6 12 (8.16%) VB
7 11 (7.48%) T-SQL
8 10 (6.80%) JavaScript
9 8 (5.44%) Shell Script
9 8 (5.44%) VB6
10 5 (3.40%) VBScript
10 5 (3.40%) C++
11 4 (2.72%) PowerShell
12 3 (2.04%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.36%) RPG
13 2 (1.36%) PHP
13 2 (1.36%) COBOL
13 2 (1.36%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.36%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (1.36%) Degree
2 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 7 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.04%) Squid
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (4.08%) Control-M
2 4 (2.72%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.68%) Nagios
3 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.68%) Puppet
3 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.68%) MOM
3 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.68%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 35 (23.81%) Oracle
2 11 (7.48%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.80%) Reuters
3 10 (6.80%) Bloomberg
4 7 (4.76%) ION Trading
5 6 (4.08%) Charles River
5 6 (4.08%) Sybase
5 6 (4.08%) Fidessa
6 5 (3.40%) Sun
7 4 (2.72%) VMware
7 4 (2.72%) CODA
7 4 (2.72%) Sitecore
8 3 (2.04%) TIBCO
8 3 (2.04%) IBM
8 3 (2.04%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.04%) Business Objects
8 3 (2.04%) SAP
9 2 (1.36%) HP
9 2 (1.36%) Nintex
9 2 (1.36%) Splunk
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