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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 112 160 137
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -23
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 93 66 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.57% 0.91% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 0.98% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 45 53
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£475 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £278 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £328 £250
% change year-on-year
-20.61% +31.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £29.16 £25.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.35% -27.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.83 £17.90 £21.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.49 £33.10 £46.21
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £19.17 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-21.75% +3.62%
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
5515 6745 6898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.86% 92.52% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4132 4902 5027
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 141 163
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.82 £38.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -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 21 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 21 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 89 (54.27%) SQL
2 69 (42.07%) Finance
3 46 (28.05%) Front Office
4 45 (27.44%) UNIX
5 42 (25.61%) Banking
6 41 (25.00%) Windows
6 41 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 39 (23.78%) Oracle
8 21 (12.80%) Linux
9 20 (12.20%) ITIL
9 20 (12.20%) Java
10 19 (11.59%) Perl
11 17 (10.37%) Asset Management
12 15 (9.15%) Incident Management
12 15 (9.15%) Python
12 15 (9.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 14 (8.54%) Charles River
13 14 (8.54%) Investment Banking
13 14 (8.54%) Problem Management
13 14 (8.54%) Investment Management
14 12 (7.32%) Back Office
14 12 (7.32%) PL/SQL
15 11 (6.71%) .NET
15 11 (6.71%) C++
15 11 (6.71%) Web Services
15 11 (6.71%) Microsoft
15 11 (6.71%) Derivative
15 11 (6.71%) Oracle Database
16 10 (6.10%) Markit EDM
16 10 (6.10%) Fixed Income

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 8 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (2.44%) WebSphere Process Server
2 4 (2.44%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.83%) IIS
3 3 (1.83%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (1.83%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.22%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.61%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.61%) WorkSite
5 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (5.49%) MS Office
2 7 (4.27%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (6.10%) Markit EDM
2 6 (3.66%) SimCorp Dimension
3 5 (3.05%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (2.44%) CODA-Financials
4 4 (2.44%) ReMetrica
5 3 (1.83%) Academy Housing
5 3 (1.83%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
5 3 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.61%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.61%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.61%) Global One
6 1 (0.61%) Summit
6 1 (0.61%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.61%) Tesseract
6 1 (0.61%) Minerva
6 1 (0.61%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.61%) Front Arena
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.83%) Internet
1 3 (1.83%) Firewall
1 3 (1.83%) Multicast
2 1 (0.61%) LAN
2 1 (0.61%) WAN
2 1 (0.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.71%) Oracle Database
3 8 (4.88%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.83%) Big Data
5 3 (1.83%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (1.83%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.83%) BusinessObjects XI
5 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.22%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.22%) EDRMS
6 2 (1.22%) MarkLogic
7 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.61%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (4.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.05%) JUnit
3 3 (1.83%) Serena SBM
3 3 (1.83%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.22%) Eclipse
General
1 69 (42.07%) Finance
2 46 (28.05%) Front Office
3 42 (25.61%) Banking
4 14 (8.54%) Investment Banking
5 12 (7.32%) Back Office
6 7 (4.27%) Financial Institution
7 6 (3.66%) Legal
8 5 (3.05%) Retail
9 4 (2.44%) Advertising
9 4 (2.44%) French Language
10 3 (1.83%) Spanish Language
10 3 (1.83%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.83%) Law
11 2 (1.22%) Local Government
12 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.61%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.61%) Marketing
12 1 (0.61%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.71%) .NET
1 11 (6.71%) Web Services
2 9 (5.49%) Middleware
3 8 (4.88%) FIX Protocol
4 5 (3.05%) Hibernate
4 5 (3.05%) Spring
4 5 (3.05%) J2EE
5 4 (2.44%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (1.83%) SOAP
7 1 (0.61%) XML
7 1 (0.61%) JSON
7 1 (0.61%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (6.71%) Derivative
3 10 (6.10%) Fixed Income
4 9 (5.49%) Equities
5 4 (2.44%) NHS
5 4 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.83%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.83%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.83%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.83%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.83%) SWIFT
6 3 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.22%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.61%) Online Games
8 1 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.61%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.61%) Energy Derivatives
8 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.61%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (0.61%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 45 (27.44%) UNIX
2 41 (25.00%) Windows
3 21 (12.80%) Linux
4 8 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.44%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.83%) Solaris
8 2 (1.22%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.61%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (12.20%) ITIL
2 17 (10.37%) Asset Management
3 15 (9.15%) Incident Management
4 14 (8.54%) Problem Management
4 14 (8.54%) Investment Management
5 8 (4.88%) Change Management
5 8 (4.88%) CRM
6 6 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (3.66%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (3.66%) Change Control
6 6 (3.66%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (3.05%) Release Management
7 5 (3.05%) Fund Management
7 5 (3.05%) Systems Analysis
8 4 (2.44%) Test Scripting
8 4 (2.44%) Workflow
8 4 (2.44%) E-Commerce
8 4 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (1.83%) Analytics
9 3 (1.83%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 89 (54.27%) SQL
2 20 (12.20%) Java
3 19 (11.59%) Perl
4 15 (9.15%) Python
5 12 (7.32%) PL/SQL
6 11 (6.71%) C++
7 8 (4.88%) PowerShell
8 7 (4.27%) C#
8 7 (4.27%) T-SQL
9 6 (3.66%) VB
9 6 (3.66%) Bash Shell
10 5 (3.05%) Korn
10 5 (3.05%) VBA
11 4 (2.44%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.83%) VB6
13 2 (1.22%) Ruby
14 1 (0.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (4.27%) Degree
2 3 (1.83%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (1.22%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.61%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.83%) SLA
2 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 5 (3.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (4.27%) Control-M
2 4 (2.44%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.83%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 3 (1.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (1.83%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (23.78%) Oracle
2 14 (8.54%) Charles River
3 11 (6.71%) Microsoft
4 9 (5.49%) Sybase
4 9 (5.49%) Bloomberg
5 8 (4.88%) thinkFolio
6 6 (3.66%) SimCorp
6 6 (3.66%) Red Hat
6 6 (3.66%) Business Objects
6 6 (3.66%) Reuters
7 5 (3.05%) Sun
7 5 (3.05%) ION Trading
7 5 (3.05%) Civica
8 4 (2.44%) VMware
8 4 (2.44%) CODA
8 4 (2.44%) Fidessa
8 4 (2.44%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.83%) Cognos
9 3 (1.83%) Serena
9 3 (1.83%) Capita
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