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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 112 165 138
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -27
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 97 60 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.61% 0.83% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 0.90% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 42 51
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£481 £438 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £230 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £235
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +38.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 £16.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.87% -54.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £19.17 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-15.23% +5.04%
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
5598 6659 6481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.93% 92.58% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4229 4859 4739
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 127 155
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.35 £40.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 95 (55.23%) SQL
2 73 (42.44%) Finance
3 50 (29.07%) Front Office
4 49 (28.49%) UNIX
5 48 (27.91%) Banking
6 44 (25.58%) Windows
6 44 (25.58%) SQL Server
7 41 (23.84%) Oracle
8 24 (13.95%) Java
9 23 (13.37%) Linux
10 22 (12.79%) Perl
11 21 (12.21%) ITIL
12 19 (11.05%) Investment Banking
13 16 (9.30%) Asset Management
14 15 (8.72%) Python
14 15 (8.72%) Charles River
14 15 (8.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 14 (8.14%) Problem Management
15 14 (8.14%) Investment Management
16 13 (7.56%) Incident Management
16 13 (7.56%) Microsoft
17 12 (6.98%) C++
17 12 (6.98%) PL/SQL
17 12 (6.98%) .NET
17 12 (6.98%) Back Office
17 12 (6.98%) Fixed Income
17 12 (6.98%) FIX Protocol
18 11 (6.40%) Equities
18 11 (6.40%) Derivative
18 11 (6.40%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (5.23%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.91%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (2.33%) WebSphere Process Server
4 3 (1.74%) IIS
4 3 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.74%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (1.16%) WorkSite
5 2 (1.16%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.16%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.58%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.58%) Apache
6 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.58%) GlassFish
Applications
1 10 (5.81%) MS Office
2 9 (5.23%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (5.81%) Markit EDM
2 5 (2.91%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (2.91%) SimCorp Dimension
3 4 (2.33%) ReMetrica
3 4 (2.33%) CODA-Financials
4 3 (1.74%) Academy Housing
4 3 (1.74%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
4 3 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (1.16%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.58%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.58%) Global One
6 1 (0.58%) Summit
6 1 (0.58%) Tesseract
6 1 (0.58%) Minerva
6 1 (0.58%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.58%) Front Arena
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.33%) Internet
2 3 (1.74%) Firewall
2 3 (1.74%) Multicast
3 2 (1.16%) LAN
3 2 (1.16%) WAN
4 1 (0.58%) DHCP
4 1 (0.58%) HTTP
4 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.58%) DNS
4 1 (0.58%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (25.58%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.40%) Oracle Database
3 8 (4.65%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.33%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.74%) BusinessObjects XI
5 3 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.74%) Big Data
5 3 (1.74%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.74%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (1.16%) MarkLogic
6 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.58%) MySQL
7 1 (0.58%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.58%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.58%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 8 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.91%) JUnit
3 4 (2.33%) Serena SBM
4 3 (1.74%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.74%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.58%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.58%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.58%) Hudson
5 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
General
1 73 (42.44%) Finance
2 50 (29.07%) Front Office
3 48 (27.91%) Banking
4 19 (11.05%) Investment Banking
5 12 (6.98%) Back Office
6 7 (4.07%) Financial Institution
7 6 (3.49%) Retail
7 6 (3.49%) Legal
8 5 (2.91%) Advertising
8 5 (2.91%) French Language
9 4 (2.33%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.74%) Law
10 3 (1.74%) Spanish Language
11 2 (1.16%) Local Government
11 2 (1.16%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.58%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.58%) Marketing
12 1 (0.58%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.98%) .NET
1 12 (6.98%) FIX Protocol
2 11 (6.40%) Web Services
3 10 (5.81%) Middleware
4 5 (2.91%) Hibernate
4 5 (2.91%) Spring
4 5 (2.91%) J2EE
5 4 (2.33%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (1.74%) SOAP
7 2 (1.16%) JSON
8 1 (0.58%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.58%) XML
8 1 (0.58%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 12 (6.98%) Fixed Income
3 11 (6.40%) Equities
3 11 (6.40%) Derivative
4 5 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.33%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.33%) NHS
6 3 (1.74%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.74%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.74%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.74%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.16%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.58%) Online Games
8 1 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.58%) iSeries
8 1 (0.58%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.58%) Energy Derivatives
8 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.58%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 49 (28.49%) UNIX
2 44 (25.58%) Windows
3 23 (13.37%) Linux
4 8 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.33%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.74%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (1.74%) Solaris
8 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.58%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (12.21%) ITIL
2 16 (9.30%) Asset Management
3 14 (8.14%) Problem Management
3 14 (8.14%) Investment Management
4 13 (7.56%) Incident Management
5 10 (5.81%) Change Management
6 8 (4.65%) CRM
6 8 (4.65%) Change Control
7 7 (4.07%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (4.07%) Release Management
8 6 (3.49%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (3.49%) E-Commerce
8 6 (3.49%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (2.91%) Risk Management
9 5 (2.91%) Fund Management
9 5 (2.91%) Systems Analysis
9 5 (2.91%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (2.33%) Workflow
11 3 (1.74%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 95 (55.23%) SQL
2 24 (13.95%) Java
3 22 (12.79%) Perl
4 15 (8.72%) Python
5 12 (6.98%) PL/SQL
5 12 (6.98%) C++
6 9 (5.23%) PowerShell
7 7 (4.07%) T-SQL
7 7 (4.07%) C#
8 6 (3.49%) VB
8 6 (3.49%) VBA
8 6 (3.49%) Bash Shell
9 5 (2.91%) Korn
9 5 (2.91%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.74%) VB6
11 2 (1.16%) Ruby
11 2 (1.16%) PHP
12 1 (0.58%) COBOL
12 1 (0.58%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.58%) RPG
Qualifications
1 7 (4.07%) Degree
2 3 (1.74%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (1.16%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.58%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.74%) SLA
2 1 (0.58%) QA
2 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 7 (4.07%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.58%) Squid
Systems Management
1 8 (4.65%) Control-M
2 3 (1.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (1.74%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.74%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 3 (1.74%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.58%) SCCM
Vendors
1 41 (23.84%) Oracle
2 15 (8.72%) Charles River
3 13 (7.56%) Microsoft
4 9 (5.23%) Sybase
5 8 (4.65%) Bloomberg
5 8 (4.65%) thinkFolio
6 6 (3.49%) ION Trading
6 6 (3.49%) Red Hat
6 6 (3.49%) Business Objects
6 6 (3.49%) Sun
7 5 (2.91%) SimCorp
7 5 (2.91%) VMware
7 5 (2.91%) Reuters
8 4 (2.33%) Serena
8 4 (2.33%) Civica
8 4 (2.33%) CODA
8 4 (2.33%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.74%) Fidessa
9 3 (1.74%) HP
9 3 (1.74%) Cognos
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