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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 146 138 157
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +19
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 46 64 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.85% 1.07% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 1.16% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 55 35
Average daily rate
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£380 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £280 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.50 £19.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% +21.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -5.40%
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
5035 5529 5961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.79% 92.49% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3845 4139 4385
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 69 141
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 70 (56.91%) SQL
2 44 (35.77%) Finance
3 42 (34.15%) UNIX
4 40 (32.52%) Front Office
5 39 (31.71%) Windows
6 33 (26.83%) Linux
6 33 (26.83%) SQL Server
7 30 (24.39%) Banking
8 27 (21.95%) Oracle
9 20 (16.26%) .NET
10 19 (15.45%) Back Office
10 19 (15.45%) Fixed Income
11 18 (14.63%) Investment Banking
12 16 (13.01%) Equities
12 16 (13.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 14 (11.38%) C#
13 14 (11.38%) SQL Server 2008
14 12 (9.76%) Derivative
14 12 (9.76%) Perl
15 10 (8.13%) Java
15 10 (8.13%) VBA
15 10 (8.13%) T-SQL
15 10 (8.13%) Web Services
15 10 (8.13%) Microsoft
15 10 (8.13%) Problem Management
15 10 (8.13%) Investment Management
16 9 (7.32%) Change Management
16 9 (7.32%) XML
16 9 (7.32%) JavaScript
17 8 (6.50%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 8 (6.50%) IIS
2 4 (3.25%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (3.25%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.63%) CMS
3 2 (1.63%) Apache
3 2 (1.63%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.63%) GlassFish
3 2 (1.63%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.63%) Sitefinity
4 1 (0.81%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 6 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.63%) MS Office
2 2 (1.63%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (6.50%) Markit EDM
2 6 (4.88%) thinkFolio
3 5 (4.07%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.63%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.81%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.81%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.81%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.81%) HFM
5 1 (0.81%) Summit
5 1 (0.81%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.81%) SAP EHS
5 1 (0.81%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.81%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.81%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.88%) HTTP
2 3 (2.44%) FTP
3 2 (1.63%) Firewall
4 1 (0.81%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.81%) Multicast
4 1 (0.81%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.81%) LDAP
4 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.81%) VPN
4 1 (0.81%) DNS
4 1 (0.81%) DHCP
4 1 (0.81%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (26.83%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (6.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (6.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (4.07%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (4.07%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (3.25%) MS Access
6 3 (2.44%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.63%) DB2
7 2 (1.63%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.63%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.63%) Star Schema
7 2 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.63%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.81%) Essbase
8 1 (0.81%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.81%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.81%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (0.81%) Maven
2 1 (0.81%) CruiseControl
2 1 (0.81%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.81%) Mercurial
2 1 (0.81%) Hudson
2 1 (0.81%) Toad
2 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.81%) Ant
General
1 44 (35.77%) Finance
2 40 (32.52%) Front Office
3 30 (24.39%) Banking
4 19 (15.45%) Back Office
5 18 (14.63%) Investment Banking
6 5 (4.07%) Marketing
6 5 (4.07%) Financial Institution
7 4 (3.25%) Telecoms
7 4 (3.25%) Billing
8 2 (1.63%) Legal
8 2 (1.63%) Retail
9 1 (0.81%) Local Government
9 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.81%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.81%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.26%) .NET
2 10 (8.13%) Web Services
3 9 (7.32%) XML
4 8 (6.50%) HTML
4 8 (6.50%) FIX Protocol
5 5 (4.07%) ASP.NET
6 4 (3.25%) CSS
6 4 (3.25%) WCF
7 3 (2.44%) jQuery
8 2 (1.63%) SOAP
8 2 (1.63%) XSLT
8 2 (1.63%) XHTML
8 2 (1.63%) MDX
8 2 (1.63%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.63%) WPF
8 2 (1.63%) WF
8 2 (1.63%) LINQ
8 2 (1.63%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (1.63%) NHibernate
8 2 (1.63%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.45%) Fixed Income
2 16 (13.01%) Equities
2 16 (13.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 12 (9.76%) Derivative
4 7 (5.69%) Equity Derivative
5 6 (4.88%) NHS
6 5 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.07%) SWIFT
7 3 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.44%) SCADA
8 2 (1.63%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.63%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.63%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.63%) iSeries
8 2 (1.63%) IVR
9 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.81%) Eurex
9 1 (0.81%) PKI
9 1 (0.81%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 42 (34.15%) UNIX
2 39 (31.71%) Windows
3 33 (26.83%) Linux
4 7 (5.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.25%) Windows XP
7 4 (3.25%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.63%) Solaris
8 2 (1.63%) CentOS
8 2 (1.63%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.81%) Android
9 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (8.13%) Problem Management
1 10 (8.13%) Investment Management
2 9 (7.32%) Change Management
3 8 (6.50%) ITIL
3 8 (6.50%) Electronic Trading
4 7 (5.69%) Incident Management
4 7 (5.69%) Release Management
4 7 (5.69%) CRM
5 6 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (4.88%) Workflow
5 6 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (4.07%) Capacity Management
6 5 (4.07%) ETL
6 5 (4.07%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (3.25%) Service Management
7 4 (3.25%) Algorithmic Trading
7 4 (3.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (3.25%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (3.25%) TDD
7 4 (3.25%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (56.91%) SQL
2 14 (11.38%) C#
3 12 (9.76%) Perl
4 10 (8.13%) Java
4 10 (8.13%) VBA
4 10 (8.13%) T-SQL
5 9 (7.32%) JavaScript
6 8 (6.50%) Python
7 5 (4.07%) VBScript
7 5 (4.07%) VB
7 5 (4.07%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.44%) C++
9 2 (1.63%) C
9 2 (1.63%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.63%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.63%) VB6
9 2 (1.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.81%) COBOL
10 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.81%) RPG
Qualifications
1 3 (2.44%) Degree
2 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.81%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.81%) MCP
2 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.88%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.63%) Squid
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (4.07%) Control-M
2 4 (3.25%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (2.44%) Puppet
4 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.81%) Nagios
4 1 (0.81%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.81%) MOM
4 1 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.81%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 27 (21.95%) Oracle
2 10 (8.13%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.69%) Reuters
3 7 (5.69%) Bloomberg
4 6 (4.88%) Red Hat
5 5 (4.07%) ION Trading
5 5 (4.07%) Fidessa
6 4 (3.25%) Sun
6 4 (3.25%) Sybase
7 3 (2.44%) VMware
7 3 (2.44%) SAP
7 3 (2.44%) CODA
7 3 (2.44%) Charles River
8 2 (1.63%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.63%) IBM
8 2 (1.63%) Cognos
8 2 (1.63%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.63%) Nintex
8 2 (1.63%) Splunk
9 1 (0.81%) Fiserv