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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 136 124 124
Rank change year-on-year
-12 0
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 25 35 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.79% 1.01% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 1.05% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 29 64
Median daily rate £413 £475 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +13.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £355 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £36.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +107.14%
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
3042 3318 5613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.72% 95.67% 95.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2419 2637 4295
Median daily rate £488 £475 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +9.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 49 107
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £13.00 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £41.50 £22.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 53 (75.71%) SQL
2 35 (50.00%) Finance
3 28 (40.00%) Oracle
4 26 (37.14%) Banking
5 23 (32.86%) Unix
6 21 (30.00%) Windows
7 16 (22.86%) Linux
7 16 (22.86%) SQL Server
7 16 (22.86%) Control-M
7 16 (22.86%) Oracle Database
8 14 (20.00%) IIS
8 14 (20.00%) Back Office
9 13 (18.57%) Derivative
9 13 (18.57%) ITIL
9 13 (18.57%) Markit EDM
10 12 (17.14%) Tomcat
11 11 (15.71%) Microsoft
11 11 (15.71%) WebSphere
12 10 (14.29%) Investment Management
12 10 (14.29%) Equity Derivative
12 10 (14.29%) Investment Banking
12 10 (14.29%) MS Excel
13 9 (12.86%) Asset Management
13 9 (12.86%) Front Office
13 9 (12.86%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (11.43%) T-SQL
14 8 (11.43%) .NET
15 7 (10.00%) Java
15 7 (10.00%) QlikView
16 6 (8.57%) SEPA

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 14 (20.00%) IIS
2 12 (17.14%) Tomcat
3 11 (15.71%) WebSphere
4 4 (5.71%) Apache
4 4 (5.71%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.86%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 10 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.57%) MS Office
3 2 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (18.57%) Markit EDM
2 4 (5.71%) Sophis RISQUE
3 3 (4.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (2.86%) Minerva
5 1 (1.43%) ION MarketView
5 1 (1.43%) LatentZero
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (1.43%) Orchestrade
5 1 (1.43%) RMDS
5 1 (1.43%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.71%) DNS
3 2 (2.86%) SSL
4 1 (1.43%) DHCP
4 1 (1.43%) FTP
4 1 (1.43%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (22.86%) Oracle Database
1 16 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (10.00%) QlikView
4 3 (4.29%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.43%) MySQL
6 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.29%) JIRA
2 2 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (2.86%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.43%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.43%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.43%) Toad
General
1 35 (50.00%) Finance
2 26 (37.14%) Banking
3 14 (20.00%) Back Office
4 10 (14.29%) Investment Banking
5 9 (12.86%) Front Office
6 3 (4.29%) French Language
6 3 (4.29%) International Banking
6 3 (4.29%) Spanish Language
7 2 (2.86%) Advertising
7 2 (2.86%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.43%) Billing
8 1 (1.43%) Law
8 1 (1.43%) Legal
8 1 (1.43%) Marketing
8 1 (1.43%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.43%) .NET
2 4 (5.71%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (5.71%) XML
3 3 (4.29%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.86%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.86%) Django
4 2 (2.86%) Spring
4 2 (2.86%) Velocity
5 1 (1.43%) Ajax
5 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.43%) Classic ASP
5 1 (1.43%) HTML
5 1 (1.43%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (1.43%) SOAP
5 1 (1.43%) Web Services
5 1 (1.43%) WinForms
5 1 (1.43%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.57%) Derivative
2 10 (14.29%) Equity Derivative
3 5 (7.14%) Equities
3 5 (7.14%) Fintech
4 4 (5.71%) Fixed Income
4 4 (5.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.86%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.43%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.43%) Data Conversion
6 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.43%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 23 (32.86%) Unix
2 21 (30.00%) Windows
3 16 (22.86%) Linux
4 5 (7.14%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.43%) CentOS
6 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.57%) ITIL
2 10 (14.29%) Investment Management
3 9 (12.86%) Asset Management
4 6 (8.57%) Change Management
4 6 (8.57%) Data Management
5 5 (7.14%) Algorithmic Trading
5 5 (7.14%) Incident Management
5 5 (7.14%) System Testing
6 4 (5.71%) Risk Management
6 4 (5.71%) Workflow
7 3 (4.29%) CRM
7 3 (4.29%) PRINCE2
7 3 (4.29%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.86%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.86%) Migration
8 2 (2.86%) OO
8 2 (2.86%) OOP
8 2 (2.86%) Project Management
8 2 (2.86%) Release Management
8 2 (2.86%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (75.71%) SQL
2 8 (11.43%) T-SQL
3 7 (10.00%) Java
4 6 (8.57%) VBA
5 5 (7.14%) Perl
5 5 (7.14%) PL/SQL
6 4 (5.71%) C#
6 4 (5.71%) VB
7 3 (4.29%) C
7 3 (4.29%) C++
7 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.29%) PowerShell
7 3 (4.29%) Python
7 3 (4.29%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.86%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.43%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.43%) Korn
9 1 (1.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (5.71%) Degree
2 2 (2.86%) DV Cleared
2 2 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (2.86%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.43%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) SEPA
2 5 (7.14%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.86%) SLA
4 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.86%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.86%) NFS
1 2 (2.86%) Samba
1 2 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (22.86%) Control-M
2 2 (2.86%) BladeLogic
3 1 (1.43%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (1.43%) Puppet
3 1 (1.43%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 28 (40.00%) Oracle
2 11 (15.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.14%) Citrix
3 5 (7.14%) IBM
4 4 (5.71%) Sophis
5 2 (2.86%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.86%) Bloomberg
5 2 (2.86%) Remedy
5 2 (2.86%) VMware
6 1 (1.43%) Charles River
6 1 (1.43%) ION Trading
6 1 (1.43%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.43%) Reuters
6 1 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.43%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.43%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.43%) Splunk
6 1 (1.43%) Tableau
6 1 (1.43%) Workday
6 1 (1.43%) WorldPay
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