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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 163 129 158
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +29
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 38 65 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.65% 1.13% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 1.22% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 46 35
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £563 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £21.00 £32.03 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.43% +56.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -11.11%
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
5393 5319 6448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.43% 92.41% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4151 3926 4767
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £263 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 76 164
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.58 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.64% -7.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.05 £32.03 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 58 (54.72%) SQL
2 43 (40.57%) Front Office
3 35 (33.02%) Finance
4 34 (32.08%) UNIX
4 34 (32.08%) Windows
5 25 (23.58%) Linux
5 25 (23.58%) Banking
6 24 (22.64%) SQL Server
7 19 (17.92%) Oracle
8 18 (16.98%) Fixed Income
8 18 (16.98%) Investment Banking
9 17 (16.04%) Equities
10 14 (13.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (10.38%) .NET
11 11 (10.38%) Problem Management
12 10 (9.43%) VBA
12 10 (9.43%) Java
12 10 (9.43%) Perl
12 10 (9.43%) ITIL
12 10 (9.43%) Change Management
13 9 (8.49%) Python
13 9 (8.49%) Derivative
14 8 (7.55%) Incident Management
14 8 (7.55%) thinkFolio
14 8 (7.55%) C#
14 8 (7.55%) Back Office
14 8 (7.55%) Service Management
14 8 (7.55%) Microsoft
14 8 (7.55%) NHS
15 7 (6.60%) Red Hat

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 6 (5.66%) IIS
2 4 (3.77%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.83%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.83%) CMS
4 2 (1.89%) JBoss
4 2 (1.89%) Apache
4 2 (1.89%) Sitefinity
5 1 (0.94%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.94%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.94%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.94%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.94%) Drupal
5 1 (0.94%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.94%) nginx
5 1 (0.94%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.94%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (1.89%) MS Office
1 2 (1.89%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.89%) PowerPivot
2 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (7.55%) thinkFolio
2 3 (2.83%) ResourceLink
3 2 (1.89%) ION MarketView
3 2 (1.89%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.94%) Aareon QL
4 1 (0.94%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 1 (0.94%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.94%) Summit
4 1 (0.94%) HFM
4 1 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.83%) HTTP
1 3 (2.83%) Firewall
2 2 (1.89%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.94%) VPN
3 1 (0.94%) DNS
3 1 (0.94%) SSL
3 1 (0.94%) SAN
3 1 (0.94%) Internet
3 1 (0.94%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.94%) NAS
3 1 (0.94%) Multicast
3 1 (0.94%) LDAP
3 1 (0.94%) DHCP
3 1 (0.94%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (22.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.83%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.89%) Data Mart
6 2 (1.89%) DB2
6 2 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.89%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.94%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.94%) Essbase
7 1 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.94%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.94%) OLAP
7 1 (0.94%) MySQL
7 1 (0.94%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.94%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.94%) CruiseControl
2 1 (0.94%) Subversion
2 1 (0.94%) Maven
2 1 (0.94%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.94%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (0.94%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.94%) Ant
General
1 43 (40.57%) Front Office
2 35 (33.02%) Finance
3 25 (23.58%) Banking
4 18 (16.98%) Investment Banking
5 8 (7.55%) Back Office
6 6 (5.66%) Financial Institution
7 4 (3.77%) Marketing
8 3 (2.83%) Legal
9 2 (1.89%) Retail
10 1 (0.94%) Local Government
10 1 (0.94%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.38%) .NET
2 7 (6.60%) Web Services
2 7 (6.60%) XML
2 7 (6.60%) HTML
3 6 (5.66%) CSS
4 5 (4.72%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (3.77%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.89%) XSLT
6 2 (1.89%) XHTML
6 2 (1.89%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (1.89%) Spring
6 2 (1.89%) Ajax
6 2 (1.89%) SOAP
6 2 (1.89%) Struts
6 2 (1.89%) NHibernate
6 2 (1.89%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.89%) MDX
6 2 (1.89%) Entity Framework
6 2 (1.89%) WCF
6 2 (1.89%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.98%) Fixed Income
2 17 (16.04%) Equities
3 14 (13.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (8.49%) Derivative
5 8 (7.55%) NHS
6 5 (4.72%) Equity Derivative
7 4 (3.77%) SWIFT
8 3 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (2.83%) SCADA
9 2 (1.89%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.89%) Data Integration
9 2 (1.89%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.89%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.94%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.94%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.94%) iSeries
10 1 (0.94%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 34 (32.08%) UNIX
1 34 (32.08%) Windows
2 25 (23.58%) Linux
3 6 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.83%) CentOS
5 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.89%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.89%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.89%) Android
6 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.94%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.94%) Solaris
7 1 (0.94%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (10.38%) Problem Management
2 10 (9.43%) ITIL
2 10 (9.43%) Change Management
3 8 (7.55%) Service Management
3 8 (7.55%) Incident Management
4 7 (6.60%) Release Management
5 6 (5.66%) Workflow
5 6 (5.66%) Investment Management
5 6 (5.66%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (4.72%) Capacity Management
6 5 (4.72%) Electronic Trading
6 5 (4.72%) ETL
6 5 (4.72%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (4.72%) Asset Management
7 4 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (3.77%) TDD
7 4 (3.77%) Project Management
7 4 (3.77%) Service Delivery
7 4 (3.77%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (54.72%) SQL
2 10 (9.43%) Java
2 10 (9.43%) VBA
2 10 (9.43%) Perl
3 9 (8.49%) Python
4 8 (7.55%) C#
5 7 (6.60%) JavaScript
6 5 (4.72%) T-SQL
6 5 (4.72%) VBScript
6 5 (4.72%) VB
7 3 (2.83%) C++
7 3 (2.83%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.89%) VB6
8 2 (1.89%) Ruby
8 2 (1.89%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.89%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.89%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 2 (1.89%) C
9 1 (0.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (4.72%) Degree
2 2 (1.89%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.89%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.94%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.83%) SLA
2 1 (0.94%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.83%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.94%) Varnish
3 1 (0.94%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.94%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (3.77%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (2.83%) Puppet
3 2 (1.89%) Control-M
4 1 (0.94%) WSUS
4 1 (0.94%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.94%) OpenView
4 1 (0.94%) MOM
4 1 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.94%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.94%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 19 (17.92%) Oracle
2 8 (7.55%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.60%) Red Hat
4 5 (4.72%) ION Trading
5 4 (3.77%) Bloomberg
5 4 (3.77%) Charles River
5 4 (3.77%) Cognos
6 3 (2.83%) Sybase
6 3 (2.83%) Sun
6 3 (2.83%) CODA
6 3 (2.83%) VMware
6 3 (2.83%) Reuters
7 2 (1.89%) SAP
7 2 (1.89%) Tradeweb
7 2 (1.89%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.89%) MarketAxess
7 2 (1.89%) Nintex
7 2 (1.89%) HP
7 2 (1.89%) Citrix
8 1 (0.94%) Cerner
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