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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 126 165 125
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -40
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 40 48 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.18% 0.81% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 0.85% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 38 53
Median daily rate £423 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.58% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £260 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £500 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £21.00 £31.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -33.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £26.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +31.25%
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
3251 5618 5466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.53% 94.87% 94.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2632 4361 3969
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 91 95
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.98 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.60 £25.34 £35.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 66 (68.75%) SQL
2 47 (48.96%) Finance
3 39 (40.63%) Unix
4 32 (33.33%) Banking
5 28 (29.17%) Oracle
6 27 (28.13%) Front Office
7 22 (22.92%) Windows
7 22 (22.92%) Derivative
8 21 (21.88%) SQL Server
9 19 (19.79%) Investment Banking
10 16 (16.67%) Control-M
11 15 (15.63%) Fixed Income
12 14 (14.58%) ITIL
13 13 (13.54%) Equities
13 13 (13.54%) Shell Script
14 12 (12.50%) VBA
14 12 (12.50%) T-SQL
14 12 (12.50%) Perl
14 12 (12.50%) Asset Management
15 11 (11.46%) Problem Management
15 11 (11.46%) Microsoft
16 10 (10.42%) Charles River
16 10 (10.42%) Java
16 10 (10.42%) Sybase
16 10 (10.42%) SQL Server 2008
17 9 (9.38%) FIX Protocol
17 9 (9.38%) Linux
17 9 (9.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 9 (9.38%) MS Excel
17 9 (9.38%) Remedy

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 8 (8.33%) IIS
2 4 (4.17%) Apache
2 4 (4.17%) MQSeries
2 4 (4.17%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.13%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.08%) SAS
5 1 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.25%) MS Office
3 4 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (2.08%) MS Project
4 2 (2.08%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (8.33%) Markit EDM
2 3 (3.13%) Sophis RISQUE
3 2 (2.08%) LatentZero
3 2 (2.08%) Minerva
3 2 (2.08%) thinkFolio
4 1 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.04%) Misys Opics
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.04%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.17%) PuTTY
2 2 (2.08%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.04%) DNS
3 1 (1.04%) LDAP
3 1 (1.04%) SSH
3 1 (1.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (21.88%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
4 6 (6.25%) QlikView
5 5 (5.21%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (5.21%) Oracle Database
6 4 (4.17%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 4 (4.17%) BusinessObjects XI
6 4 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (3.13%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (2.08%) MS Access
8 2 (2.08%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.08%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (1.04%) Ingres
9 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 4 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (4.17%) ClearCase
1 4 (4.17%) JIRA
2 3 (3.13%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.04%) Subversion
General
1 47 (48.96%) Finance
2 32 (33.33%) Banking
3 27 (28.13%) Front Office
4 19 (19.79%) Investment Banking
5 7 (7.29%) Back Office
6 3 (3.13%) Billing
6 3 (3.13%) Law
7 2 (2.08%) Legal
8 1 (1.04%) Advertising
8 1 (1.04%) Retail
8 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.38%) FIX Protocol
2 6 (6.25%) .NET
3 4 (4.17%) AngularJS
3 4 (4.17%) Django
3 4 (4.17%) Spring
3 4 (4.17%) Velocity
3 4 (4.17%) XML
4 3 (3.13%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.04%) CGI
5 1 (1.04%) JBoss Seam
5 1 (1.04%) JDBC
5 1 (1.04%) SAML
5 1 (1.04%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 22 (22.92%) Derivative
2 15 (15.63%) Fixed Income
3 13 (13.54%) Equities
4 9 (9.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (6.25%) Equity Derivative
6 5 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.08%) Fintech
8 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.08%) NHS
9 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.04%) Credit Risk
9 1 (1.04%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 39 (40.63%) Unix
2 22 (22.92%) Windows
3 9 (9.38%) Linux
4 7 (7.29%) Windows Server
5 6 (6.25%) Solaris
6 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.58%) ITIL
2 12 (12.50%) Asset Management
3 11 (11.46%) Problem Management
4 9 (9.38%) Risk Management
5 8 (8.33%) Workflow
6 7 (7.29%) Investment Management
7 6 (6.25%) OO
7 6 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (6.25%) System Testing
8 5 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (5.21%) Change Management
8 5 (5.21%) Incident Management
8 5 (5.21%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (5.21%) Portfolio Management
9 4 (4.17%) Data Management
9 4 (4.17%) Database Tuning
9 4 (4.17%) ETL
9 4 (4.17%) OOP
9 4 (4.17%) SDLC
9 4 (4.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 66 (68.75%) SQL
2 13 (13.54%) Shell Script
3 12 (12.50%) Perl
3 12 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 12 (12.50%) VBA
4 10 (10.42%) Java
5 8 (8.33%) C++
6 7 (7.29%) Python
7 6 (6.25%) PL/SQL
7 6 (6.25%) VB
8 5 (5.21%) C#
9 4 (4.17%) C
10 2 (2.08%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.08%) Korn
10 2 (2.08%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.04%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (4.17%) Degree
2 3 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.08%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.04%) CCNA
4 1 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.04%) CISSP
4 1 (1.04%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.04%) MCSA
4 1 (1.04%) MCSE
4 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.25%) SLA
2 2 (2.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 16 (16.67%) Control-M
2 4 (4.17%) BladeLogic
3 3 (3.13%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (1.04%) Ansible
4 1 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (29.17%) Oracle
2 11 (11.46%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.42%) Charles River
3 10 (10.42%) Sybase
4 9 (9.38%) Remedy
5 6 (6.25%) Bloomberg
6 5 (5.21%) Reuters
7 4 (4.17%) Atlassian
7 4 (4.17%) IBM
7 4 (4.17%) Informatica
8 3 (3.13%) FactSet
8 3 (3.13%) Fidessa
8 3 (3.13%) Sophis
9 2 (2.08%) Citrix
9 2 (2.08%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.08%) Trayport
10 1 (1.04%) Infor
10 1 (1.04%) Sitecore
10 1 (1.04%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.04%) Tableau
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago