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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 128 139 111
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -28
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 47 63 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.34% 1.19% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 1.25% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 51 73
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £225 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £350 £250
% change year-on-year
-13.57% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £21.00 £31.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -33.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £22.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +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
3332 5045 5485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.06% 95.17% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2662 3945 3958
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £276 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 79 99
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -10.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 56 (68.29%) SQL
2 37 (45.12%) Finance
3 32 (39.02%) Unix
4 26 (31.71%) Oracle
5 22 (26.83%) Banking
6 21 (25.61%) Front Office
7 15 (18.29%) SQL Server
7 15 (18.29%) Windows
7 15 (18.29%) Control-M
8 14 (17.07%) Derivative
9 13 (15.85%) Investment Banking
9 13 (15.85%) Asset Management
10 12 (14.63%) T-SQL
11 11 (13.41%) Markit EDM
11 11 (13.41%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (13.41%) MS Excel
12 10 (12.20%) VBA
12 10 (12.20%) Java
12 10 (12.20%) IIS
12 10 (12.20%) Back Office
13 9 (10.98%) Perl
13 9 (10.98%) Microsoft
13 9 (10.98%) Charles River
13 9 (10.98%) Investment Management
13 9 (10.98%) Problem Management
13 9 (10.98%) Oracle Database
14 8 (9.76%) Linux
14 8 (9.76%) Equity Derivative
15 7 (8.54%) Fixed Income
15 7 (8.54%) Python

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 10 (12.20%) IIS
2 5 (6.10%) Apache
3 4 (4.88%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.88%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.66%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.44%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 11 (13.41%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.54%) MS Office
3 4 (4.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (13.41%) Markit EDM
2 3 (3.66%) Sophis RISQUE
3 2 (2.44%) LatentZero
3 2 (2.44%) Minerva
4 1 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.22%) ION MarketView
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.22%) RMDS
4 1 (1.22%) thinkFolio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.66%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.44%) DNS
3 1 (1.22%) LAN
3 1 (1.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.29%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (10.98%) Oracle Database
4 7 (8.54%) QlikView
5 4 (4.88%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (3.66%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (3.66%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (3.66%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.22%) Ingres
8 1 (1.22%) MySQL
8 1 (1.22%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (4.88%) ClearCase
1 4 (4.88%) JIRA
2 2 (2.44%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (2.44%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle APEX
General
1 37 (45.12%) Finance
2 22 (26.83%) Banking
3 21 (25.61%) Front Office
4 13 (15.85%) Investment Banking
5 10 (12.20%) Back Office
6 3 (3.66%) Billing
6 3 (3.66%) Law
7 2 (2.44%) French Language
7 2 (2.44%) Legal
7 2 (2.44%) Spanish Language
8 1 (1.22%) Advertising
8 1 (1.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.54%) FIX Protocol
1 7 (8.54%) XML
2 6 (7.32%) .NET
3 4 (4.88%) AngularJS
3 4 (4.88%) Django
3 4 (4.88%) Spring
3 4 (4.88%) Velocity
4 3 (3.66%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.22%) Ajax
5 1 (1.22%) CGI
5 1 (1.22%) HTML
5 1 (1.22%) JDBC
5 1 (1.22%) SOAP
5 1 (1.22%) Web Services
5 1 (1.22%) WinForms
5 1 (1.22%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.07%) Derivative
2 8 (9.76%) Equity Derivative
3 7 (8.54%) Fixed Income
3 7 (8.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (6.10%) Equities
5 4 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (4.88%) Fintech
6 2 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.22%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.22%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 32 (39.02%) Unix
2 15 (18.29%) Windows
3 8 (9.76%) Linux
4 4 (4.88%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.22%) CentOS
5 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.85%) Asset Management
2 9 (10.98%) Investment Management
2 9 (10.98%) Problem Management
3 7 (8.54%) ITIL
3 7 (8.54%) System Testing
4 6 (7.32%) Data Management
4 6 (7.32%) OO
4 6 (7.32%) Risk Management
5 4 (4.88%) Algorithmic Trading
5 4 (4.88%) Change Management
5 4 (4.88%) Database Tuning
5 4 (4.88%) DevOps
5 4 (4.88%) OOP
5 4 (4.88%) Portfolio Management
5 4 (4.88%) Service Delivery
5 4 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (4.88%) Workflow
6 3 (3.66%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.66%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.44%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 56 (68.29%) SQL
2 12 (14.63%) T-SQL
3 10 (12.20%) Java
3 10 (12.20%) VBA
4 9 (10.98%) Perl
5 7 (8.54%) Python
6 6 (7.32%) PL/SQL
7 5 (6.10%) C
7 5 (6.10%) C++
7 5 (6.10%) VB
8 4 (4.88%) C#
8 4 (4.88%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.66%) JavaScript
9 3 (3.66%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.44%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.44%) Korn
11 1 (1.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (7.32%) Degree
2 2 (2.44%) DV Cleared
2 2 (2.44%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.10%) SLA
2 2 (2.44%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.22%) NFS
1 1 (1.22%) Samba
1 1 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (18.29%) Control-M
2 4 (4.88%) BladeLogic
3 3 (3.66%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (1.22%) Puppet
4 1 (1.22%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 26 (31.71%) Oracle
2 9 (10.98%) Charles River
2 9 (10.98%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.32%) Bloomberg
4 5 (6.10%) Reuters
5 4 (4.88%) Atlassian
5 4 (4.88%) Remedy
6 3 (3.66%) FactSet
6 3 (3.66%) IBM
6 3 (3.66%) Sophis
7 2 (2.44%) Citrix
8 1 (1.22%) Capita
8 1 (1.22%) Fidessa
8 1 (1.22%) FXall
8 1 (1.22%) ION Trading
8 1 (1.22%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.22%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.22%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.22%) Splunk
8 1 (1.22%) Sybase
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