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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Support
London / City of London
Rank 118 99 113
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +14
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 28 55 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.96% 1.72% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 1.80% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 46 62
Median daily rate £400 £443 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.60% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £316 £313
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.66 £29.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-39.10% +36.47%

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
2771 3052 4934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.06% 95.67% 95.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2192 2402 3791
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 53 75
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.97% +9.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £53.00 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017, 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 38 (73.08%) SQL
2 28 (53.85%) Finance
3 25 (48.08%) Banking
4 23 (44.23%) Windows
5 21 (40.38%) Linux
5 21 (40.38%) IIS
6 20 (38.46%) Oracle
7 19 (36.54%) Oracle Database
8 15 (28.85%) Tomcat
9 13 (25.00%) WebSphere
10 10 (19.23%) Unix
10 10 (19.23%) SQL Server
10 10 (19.23%) SEPA
11 9 (17.31%) Windows Server
11 9 (17.31%) PowerShell
11 9 (17.31%) ITIL
12 8 (15.38%) Control-M
13 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
13 7 (13.46%) International Banking
13 7 (13.46%) Back Office
14 6 (11.54%) Front Office
14 6 (11.54%) .NET
14 6 (11.54%) T-SQL
15 5 (9.62%) Change Management
15 5 (9.62%) Investment Banking
15 5 (9.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5 (9.62%) Incident Management
15 5 (9.62%) Derivative
15 5 (9.62%) Investment Management
16 4 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus

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 21 (40.38%) IIS
2 15 (28.85%) Tomcat
3 13 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 4 (7.69%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.92%) Apache
5 1 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) MS Office
2 1 (1.92%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Markit EDM
2 3 (5.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.92%) Infor LN
3 1 (1.92%) Minerva
3 1 (1.92%) Orchestrade
3 1 (1.92%) Sophis RISQUE
3 1 (1.92%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) DNS
1 3 (5.77%) Firewall
1 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.85%) SSL
3 1 (1.92%) DHCP
3 1 (1.92%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (36.54%) Oracle Database
2 10 (19.23%) SQL Server
3 5 (9.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.77%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (5.77%) Oracle9i Database
4 3 (5.77%) QlikView
4 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.92%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 4 (7.69%) JIRA
1 4 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (5.77%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.92%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.92%) Toad
General
1 28 (53.85%) Finance
2 25 (48.08%) Banking
3 7 (13.46%) Back Office
3 7 (13.46%) International Banking
4 6 (11.54%) Front Office
5 5 (9.62%) Investment Banking
6 3 (5.77%) Financial Institution
6 3 (5.77%) French Language
7 2 (3.85%) Advertising
7 2 (3.85%) Billing
7 2 (3.85%) Spanish Language
8 1 (1.92%) Legal
8 1 (1.92%) Marketing
8 1 (1.92%) Retail
8 1 (1.92%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) .NET
2 3 (5.77%) MSMQ
3 2 (3.85%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.85%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.92%) Classic ASP
4 1 (1.92%) CSS
4 1 (1.92%) HTML
4 1 (1.92%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (1.92%) SOAP
4 1 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Derivative
2 4 (7.69%) Equity Derivative
3 3 (5.77%) Equities
3 3 (5.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (5.77%) SWIFT
4 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.85%) Fintech
5 1 (1.92%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.92%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.92%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.92%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.92%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.92%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 23 (44.23%) Windows
2 21 (40.38%) Linux
3 10 (19.23%) Unix
4 9 (17.31%) Windows Server
5 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.31%) ITIL
2 5 (9.62%) Change Management
2 5 (9.62%) Incident Management
2 5 (9.62%) Investment Management
3 4 (7.69%) Migration
4 3 (5.77%) Asset Management
4 3 (5.77%) CRM
5 2 (3.85%) Algorithmic Trading
5 2 (3.85%) Data Management
5 2 (3.85%) ERP
5 2 (3.85%) Load Balancing
5 2 (3.85%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (3.85%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (3.85%) Release Management
5 2 (3.85%) SDLC
5 2 (3.85%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.85%) Service Management
5 2 (3.85%) Wealth Management
5 2 (3.85%) Web Application Development
5 2 (3.85%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 38 (73.08%) SQL
2 9 (17.31%) PowerShell
3 6 (11.54%) T-SQL
4 4 (7.69%) Java
5 3 (5.77%) VBScript
6 2 (3.85%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.85%) C#
6 2 (3.85%) VB
6 2 (3.85%) VBA
7 1 (1.92%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.92%) Perl
7 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.92%) Python
7 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (3.85%) DV Cleared
1 2 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (19.23%) SEPA
2 4 (7.69%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) NFS
1 2 (3.85%) Samba
1 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (15.38%) Control-M
2 4 (7.69%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (1.92%) Ansible
Vendors
1 20 (38.46%) Oracle
2 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.77%) Citrix
3 3 (5.77%) IBM
3 3 (5.77%) Splunk
4 2 (3.85%) F5
4 2 (3.85%) VMware
5 1 (1.92%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.92%) Charles River
5 1 (1.92%) Cognos
5 1 (1.92%) Fidessa
5 1 (1.92%) Infor
5 1 (1.92%) Murex
5 1 (1.92%) Reuters
5 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.92%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.92%) Sophis
5 1 (1.92%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.92%) Workday
5 1 (1.92%) WorldPay