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 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 144 136 150
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +14
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 57 67 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.04% 1.07% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.16% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 56 36
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £313 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £275 £324
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -15.05%
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 £19.75 £26.00 £15.24
% change year-on-year
-24.03% +70.60%
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
5096 5792 5931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.01% 92.57% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3863 4236 4342
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £605 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 81 121
Average hourly rate £17.98 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.36% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.16 £42.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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 1 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 1 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 80 (60.61%) SQL
2 45 (34.09%) Front Office
3 44 (33.33%) Windows
4 43 (32.58%) UNIX
4 43 (32.58%) Finance
5 35 (26.52%) SQL Server
6 34 (25.76%) Linux
7 31 (23.48%) Oracle
8 30 (22.73%) Banking
9 24 (18.18%) .NET
10 22 (16.67%) Equities
11 21 (15.91%) Fixed Income
12 20 (15.15%) Back Office
13 18 (13.64%) C#
13 18 (13.64%) Derivative
14 17 (12.88%) Investment Banking
15 16 (12.12%) SQL Server 2008
15 16 (12.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 15 (11.36%) Perl
17 12 (9.09%) VBA
17 12 (9.09%) T-SQL
17 12 (9.09%) Web Services
17 12 (9.09%) Investment Management
18 11 (8.33%) Change Management
19 10 (7.58%) Microsoft
19 10 (7.58%) XML
19 10 (7.58%) VB
19 10 (7.58%) Java
19 10 (7.58%) JavaScript
19 10 (7.58%) Problem Management

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 6 (4.55%) IIS
2 4 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.03%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.27%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.52%) Apache
4 2 (1.52%) CMS
4 2 (1.52%) GlassFish
4 2 (1.52%) Sitefinity
5 1 (0.76%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.76%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 6 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.52%) MS Office
2 2 (1.52%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (6.06%) Markit EDM
2 5 (3.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (3.03%) thinkFolio
4 2 (1.52%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.76%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.76%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 1 (0.76%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.76%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.76%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.76%) SAP EHS
5 1 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.76%) HFM
5 1 (0.76%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.76%) Summit
5 1 (0.76%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.55%) HTTP
2 3 (2.27%) Firewall
2 3 (2.27%) FTP
3 2 (1.52%) Internet
4 1 (0.76%) Multicast
4 1 (0.76%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.76%) Network Security
4 1 (0.76%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.76%) LDAP
4 1 (0.76%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (26.52%) SQL Server
2 16 (12.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (6.82%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (4.55%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.79%) Oracle Database
5 5 (3.79%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (3.03%) MS Access
7 3 (2.27%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.52%) DB2
8 2 (1.52%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.52%) Star Schema
8 2 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.52%) Data Mart
8 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.76%) Essbase
9 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.76%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.76%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (0.76%) Hudson
2 1 (0.76%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.76%) Mercurial
2 1 (0.76%) CruiseControl
2 1 (0.76%) Maven
2 1 (0.76%) Toad
2 1 (0.76%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.76%) Ant
General
1 45 (34.09%) Front Office
2 43 (32.58%) Finance
3 30 (22.73%) Banking
4 20 (15.15%) Back Office
5 17 (12.88%) Investment Banking
6 5 (3.79%) Marketing
7 4 (3.03%) Telecoms
7 4 (3.03%) Financial Institution
7 4 (3.03%) Billing
8 2 (1.52%) Retail
8 2 (1.52%) Legal
9 1 (0.76%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.76%) Local Government
9 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.76%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (18.18%) .NET
2 12 (9.09%) Web Services
3 10 (7.58%) XML
4 9 (6.82%) HTML
5 8 (6.06%) WCF
6 7 (5.30%) FIX Protocol
6 7 (5.30%) ASP.NET
7 5 (3.79%) CSS
8 4 (3.03%) .NET Framework
8 4 (3.03%) Entity Framework
9 3 (2.27%) jQuery
9 3 (2.27%) WPF
9 3 (2.27%) WF
9 3 (2.27%) XHTML
9 3 (2.27%) XSLT
10 2 (1.52%) Middleware
10 2 (1.52%) SOAP
10 2 (1.52%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (1.52%) Ajax
10 2 (1.52%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.67%) Equities
2 21 (15.91%) Fixed Income
3 18 (13.64%) Derivative
4 16 (12.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (5.30%) Equity Derivative
6 6 (4.55%) NHS
6 6 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (3.79%) SWIFT
8 3 (2.27%) SCADA
9 2 (1.52%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.52%) IVR
9 2 (1.52%) Data Integration
9 2 (1.52%) iSeries
9 2 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.52%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.76%) Eurex
10 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.76%) Equity Risk
10 1 (0.76%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 44 (33.33%) Windows
2 43 (32.58%) UNIX
3 34 (25.76%) Linux
4 7 (5.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.03%) Windows XP
6 4 (3.03%) Windows Vista
6 4 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.52%) Solaris
7 2 (1.52%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (1.52%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.76%) Android
8 1 (0.76%) CentOS
8 1 (0.76%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (9.09%) Investment Management
2 11 (8.33%) Change Management
3 10 (7.58%) Problem Management
4 8 (6.06%) Electronic Trading
5 7 (5.30%) Release Management
5 7 (5.30%) Incident Management
5 7 (5.30%) Asset Management
5 7 (5.30%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (5.30%) CRM
5 7 (5.30%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (5.30%) ITIL
6 5 (3.79%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (3.79%) Capacity Management
6 5 (3.79%) TDD
6 5 (3.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (3.79%) ETL
6 5 (3.79%) Workflow
7 4 (3.03%) Project Management
7 4 (3.03%) MVC
7 4 (3.03%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (60.61%) SQL
2 18 (13.64%) C#
3 15 (11.36%) Perl
4 12 (9.09%) VBA
4 12 (9.09%) T-SQL
5 10 (7.58%) VB
5 10 (7.58%) Java
5 10 (7.58%) JavaScript
6 8 (6.06%) Python
7 7 (5.30%) VB6
8 5 (3.79%) VBScript
8 5 (3.79%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.27%) C++
10 2 (1.52%) C
10 2 (1.52%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.52%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (1.52%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.76%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.76%) COBOL
11 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (2.27%) Degree
2 1 (0.76%) MCP
2 1 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.52%) Squid
2 2 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (4.55%) Control-M
2 4 (3.03%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (1.52%) Puppet
4 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.76%) Nagios
4 1 (0.76%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.76%) MOM
4 1 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.76%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 31 (23.48%) Oracle
2 10 (7.58%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.06%) Bloomberg
4 7 (5.30%) Reuters
5 5 (3.79%) ION Trading
5 5 (3.79%) Red Hat
5 5 (3.79%) Fidessa
6 4 (3.03%) Sun
6 4 (3.03%) Charles River
6 4 (3.03%) Sybase
6 4 (3.03%) Sitecore
7 3 (2.27%) SAP
7 3 (2.27%) CODA
8 2 (1.52%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.52%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.52%) IBM
8 2 (1.52%) Cognos
8 2 (1.52%) VMware
8 2 (1.52%) Splunk
8 2 (1.52%) Nintex
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