The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the 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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 300 217 199
Rank change year-on-year
-83 -18
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 131 262 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.57% 1.12% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 1.18% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 188 173
Median daily rate £390 £393 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.63% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £214 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £353 £270
% change year-on-year
-14.89% +30.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 16
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +2.32%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £26.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+7.61% +38.15%
Applications Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21623 22132 23409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.76% 95.03% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 15359 15628 16259
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £615 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 346 449
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Applications Support in the job title.

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in London

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Applications Support across the London region.

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in London

Applications Support
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support across the London region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

Applications Support Daily Rate Histogram in London

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Applications Support across the London region.

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in London

Applications Support
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the London region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -10 41 £424 -3.14% 19
Brentford +6 2 - -
Docklands, London +9 1 £240 -50.76%
Bromley - 1 - - 1
Dagenham - 1 - -
Feltham - 1 £418 -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 London region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 176 (58.09%) SQL
2 110 (36.30%) Oracle
3 92 (30.36%) Finance
4 85 (28.05%) Windows
5 82 (27.06%) Unix
6 72 (23.76%) ITIL
7 70 (23.10%) Linux
8 68 (22.44%) Banking
9 51 (16.83%) SQL Server
10 49 (16.17%) Java
11 37 (12.21%) .NET
11 37 (12.21%) Microsoft
12 36 (11.88%) PL/SQL
13 35 (11.55%) Analytical Skills
14 34 (11.22%) Oracle Database
14 34 (11.22%) Perl
15 33 (10.89%) Python
16 31 (10.23%) XML
17 29 (9.57%) MS Excel
17 29 (9.57%) IIS
17 29 (9.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 29 (9.57%) Firewall
18 28 (9.24%) MS Office
19 26 (8.58%) HTML
19 26 (8.58%) Windows Server
20 25 (8.25%) Citrix
20 25 (8.25%) Front Office
21 24 (7.92%) Shell Script
22 23 (7.59%) Investment Banking
22 23 (7.59%) Problem Management

Applications Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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 29 (9.57%) IIS
2 18 (5.94%) SharePoint
3 17 (5.61%) Tomcat
4 16 (5.28%) WebLogic
4 16 (5.28%) WebSphere
5 9 (2.97%) Apache
6 4 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.66%) CMS
8 2 (0.66%) Confluence
8 2 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.66%) IBM Domino
8 2 (0.66%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.66%) Jetty
8 2 (0.66%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.66%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.66%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.33%) GemFire
9 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 29 (9.57%) MS Excel
2 28 (9.24%) MS Office
3 5 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.65%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.33%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (4.62%) Markit EDM
2 11 (3.63%) ION MarketView
3 8 (2.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (2.31%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (1.98%) CSG Singleview
6 4 (1.32%) Academy Housing
6 4 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.99%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
7 3 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.99%) Sophis RISQUE
8 2 (0.66%) Misys Equation
8 2 (0.66%) Northgate Housing
8 2 (0.66%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.66%) RMDS
8 2 (0.66%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.33%) arcHouse
9 1 (0.33%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.33%) OpenText MBPM
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.65%) Office 365
2 3 (0.99%) Google Apps
2 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.33%) Google Play
4 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (9.57%) Firewall
2 17 (5.61%) Internet
3 13 (4.29%) LDAP
4 12 (3.96%) TCP/IP
5 7 (2.31%) DNS
5 7 (2.31%) Multicast
6 5 (1.65%) DHCP
7 3 (0.99%) FTP
7 3 (0.99%) HTTP
8 2 (0.66%) LAN
8 2 (0.66%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.66%) Skype
8 2 (0.66%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.33%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.33%) SAN
9 1 (0.33%) SSL
9 1 (0.33%) WAN
9 1 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (16.83%) SQL Server
2 34 (11.22%) Oracle Database
3 12 (3.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (3.30%) QlikView
4 10 (3.30%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.98%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.65%) SQLPlus
7 4 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.32%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.99%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.99%) GIS
8 3 (0.99%) Ingres
8 3 (0.99%) MySQL
8 3 (0.99%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.66%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (2.64%) JIRA
2 5 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (1.65%) ClearCase
2 5 (1.65%) ClearQuest
3 4 (1.32%) Eclipse
4 3 (0.99%) JUnit
4 3 (0.99%) Toad
5 2 (0.66%) JBuilder
5 2 (0.66%) MSI
5 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.33%) Introscope
6 1 (0.33%) JDeveloper
6 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.33%) JMeter
6 1 (0.33%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 92 (30.36%) Finance
2 68 (22.44%) Banking
3 25 (8.25%) Front Office
4 23 (7.59%) Investment Banking
5 17 (5.61%) Back Office
6 13 (4.29%) Law
7 12 (3.96%) Billing
8 11 (3.63%) Legal
9 8 (2.64%) Financial Institution
9 8 (2.64%) Retail
10 5 (1.65%) French Language
11 4 (1.32%) Advertising
12 3 (0.99%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.66%) Telecoms
14 1 (0.33%) German Language
14 1 (0.33%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.33%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (12.21%) .NET
2 31 (10.23%) XML
3 26 (8.58%) HTML
4 22 (7.26%) CSS
5 17 (5.61%) FIX Protocol
6 16 (5.28%) J2EE
7 15 (4.95%) Web Services
8 13 (4.29%) JSP
9 9 (2.97%) .NET Framework
9 9 (2.97%) Spring
10 8 (2.64%) Rendezvous
10 8 (2.64%) WebSphere MQ
11 7 (2.31%) Apache Flex
12 6 (1.98%) ASP.NET
13 5 (1.65%) AngularJS
13 5 (1.65%) Middleware
14 4 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (1.32%) Django
14 4 (1.32%) Regular Expression
14 4 (1.32%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.55%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (9.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 22 (7.26%) Derivative
4 21 (6.93%) Fixed Income
5 12 (3.96%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (3.63%) Equities
6 11 (3.63%) Equity Derivative
7 8 (2.64%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.31%) SWIFT
9 6 (1.98%) Fintech
9 6 (1.98%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.99%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.99%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.99%) Tandem
11 2 (0.66%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.66%) EPoS
11 2 (0.66%) Grid Computing
11 2 (0.66%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.66%) Statistics
11 2 (0.66%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 85 (28.05%) Windows
2 82 (27.06%) Unix
3 70 (23.10%) Linux
4 26 (8.58%) Windows Server
5 14 (4.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (3.30%) Solaris
7 9 (2.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (2.31%) Mac OS
9 4 (1.32%) VMS
10 2 (0.66%) Android
10 2 (0.66%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.66%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.33%) AIX
11 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.33%) CentOS
11 1 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (23.76%) ITIL
2 23 (7.59%) Problem Management
3 22 (7.26%) Electronic Trading
4 20 (6.60%) CRM
5 19 (6.27%) Service Delivery
6 17 (5.61%) Incident Management
7 16 (5.28%) Change Management
8 14 (4.62%) ITIL V3
8 14 (4.62%) Migration
9 13 (4.29%) Service Management
10 11 (3.63%) Document Management
10 11 (3.63%) Release Management
11 10 (3.30%) Asset Management
11 10 (3.30%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (3.30%) Workflow
12 9 (2.97%) Business Analysis
12 9 (2.97%) Data Management
12 9 (2.97%) Investment Management
12 9 (2.97%) Technical Architecture
12 9 (2.97%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 176 (58.09%) SQL
2 49 (16.17%) Java
3 36 (11.88%) PL/SQL
4 34 (11.22%) Perl
5 33 (10.89%) Python
6 24 (7.92%) Shell Script
7 20 (6.60%) C#
7 20 (6.60%) PowerShell
7 20 (6.60%) T-SQL
8 18 (5.94%) VB
9 12 (3.96%) PHP
9 12 (3.96%) VBA
10 11 (3.63%) C++
10 11 (3.63%) JavaScript
11 9 (2.97%) C
12 7 (2.31%) Bash Shell
12 7 (2.31%) VB6
13 3 (0.99%) COBOL
13 3 (0.99%) Korn
14 2 (0.66%) JCL
Qualifications
1 19 (6.27%) Degree
2 9 (2.97%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.98%) DV Cleared
3 6 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (1.32%) MCP
4 4 (1.32%) MCSA
4 4 (1.32%) MCSE
4 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.66%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.33%) PMP
6 1 (0.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.95%) SLA
2 7 (2.31%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.65%) QA
4 4 (1.32%) HL7
5 3 (0.99%) SEPA
6 2 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (5.28%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.32%) XenApp
4 3 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.66%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.33%) NFS
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.33%) Samba
6 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (7.26%) Control-M
2 13 (4.29%) ITRS Geneos
3 6 (1.98%) WMI
4 5 (1.65%) BladeLogic
5 3 (0.99%) Opsview
6 2 (0.66%) Cacti
6 2 (0.66%) Dollar Universe
6 2 (0.66%) Kibana
6 2 (0.66%) logstash
6 2 (0.66%) Puppet
6 2 (0.66%) SCCM
7 1 (0.33%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.33%) Graphite
7 1 (0.33%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.33%) Nagios
7 1 (0.33%) ThinApp
7 1 (0.33%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 110 (36.30%) Oracle
2 37 (12.21%) Microsoft
3 25 (8.25%) Citrix
4 16 (5.28%) IBM
5 14 (4.62%) Red Hat
6 12 (3.96%) Sybase
7 11 (3.63%) ION Trading
8 8 (2.64%) TIBCO
9 7 (2.31%) Capita
9 7 (2.31%) iManage
10 6 (1.98%) Cognos
10 6 (1.98%) Fidessa
10 6 (1.98%) PeopleSoft
10 6 (1.98%) Remedy
10 6 (1.98%) VMware
11 5 (1.65%) Atlassian
11 5 (1.65%) BEA
12 4 (1.32%) Google
12 4 (1.32%) Northgate
12 4 (1.32%) Sophis
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