The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 169 231 210
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -21
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 278 178 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.29% 0.79% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 0.85% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 135 120
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £260 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 3
Average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £19.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -14.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.91 £16.00 £18.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £84.00 £22.30 £21.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
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
19993 21057 19155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.65% 92.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13823 14428 13062
Average daily rate £450 £425 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 401 395
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Applications Support in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 March 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support across the London region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Applications Support Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Applications Support
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the London region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +22 66 £450 +5.88% 28
Docklands, London - 5 £145 -
Canary Wharf +6 2 £375 +3.44%
Croydon - 2 £250 - 1
Uxbridge -1 1 £350 +36.58%
Paddington - 1 £475 -
Harrow - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - - 1
Romford - - - -
Ruislip - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Upminster - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - - 2
Finchley - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 322 (60.07%) SQL
2 178 (33.21%) Windows
3 173 (32.28%) UNIX
4 167 (31.16%) Finance
5 151 (28.17%) Oracle
6 145 (27.05%) Front Office
7 127 (23.69%) SQL Server
8 116 (21.64%) ITIL
9 114 (21.27%) Banking
10 93 (17.35%) Linux
10 93 (17.35%) .NET
11 91 (16.98%) C#
12 88 (16.42%) Fixed Income
13 77 (14.37%) Java
14 75 (13.99%) Microsoft
15 69 (12.87%) Perl
15 69 (12.87%) Python
16 64 (11.94%) Investment Banking
16 64 (11.94%) SQL Server 2008
17 59 (11.01%) MS Excel
18 54 (10.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 52 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
20 47 (8.77%) Back Office
20 47 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
21 46 (8.58%) Derivative
22 44 (8.21%) PL/SQL
23 42 (7.84%) JavaScript
23 42 (7.84%) Equities
24 37 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
25 36 (6.72%) Shell Script

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 24 (4.48%) IIS
1 24 (4.48%) Tomcat
1 24 (4.48%) WebSphere
2 22 (4.10%) SharePoint
3 19 (3.54%) Apache
4 16 (2.99%) BizTalk Server
5 13 (2.43%) WebSphere Application Server
6 10 (1.87%) WebLogic
7 9 (1.68%) Oracle BPEL
8 5 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.75%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 3 (0.56%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.56%) WorkSite
10 3 (0.56%) GlassFish
10 3 (0.56%) TIBCO EMS
10 3 (0.56%) Node.js
11 2 (0.37%) Sitefinity
11 2 (0.37%) CMS
12 1 (0.19%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 59 (11.01%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.73%) MS Office
3 3 (0.56%) Final Cut Pro
4 2 (0.37%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (4.29%) Markit EDM
2 15 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (2.05%) ION MarketView
4 10 (1.87%) thinkFolio
5 8 (1.49%) Oracle BPM
5 8 (1.49%) Front Arena
5 8 (1.49%) RMDS
6 7 (1.31%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (1.12%) Cerner Millennium
8 5 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.75%) Agresso
9 4 (0.75%) ResourceLink
10 3 (0.56%) Dynamics GP
10 3 (0.56%) FLEXCUBE
10 3 (0.56%) LatentZero
10 3 (0.56%) Bloomberg TOMS
11 2 (0.37%) Eikon
11 2 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
11 2 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
11 2 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.19%) Route 53
2 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (0.19%) AWS OpsWorks
2 1 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.73%) HTTP
2 15 (2.80%) Firewall
3 14 (2.61%) FTP
4 11 (2.05%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.68%) Internet
5 9 (1.68%) DNS
6 8 (1.49%) BIG-IP
7 6 (1.12%) LAN
7 6 (1.12%) WAN
8 4 (0.75%) Extranet
9 3 (0.56%) LDAP
10 2 (0.37%) SSL
10 2 (0.37%) VPN
10 2 (0.37%) Multicast
11 1 (0.19%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.19%) Network Security
11 1 (0.19%) NAS
11 1 (0.19%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.19%) SAN
11 1 (0.19%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (23.69%) SQL Server
2 64 (11.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (6.16%) Relational Database
4 31 (5.78%) Oracle Database
5 30 (5.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 28 (5.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 21 (3.92%) Oracle Database 11g
8 17 (3.17%) MS Access
9 14 (2.61%) SQL Server 2000
9 14 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (2.24%) MySQL
11 11 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (1.87%) Crystal Reports
12 10 (1.87%) Oracle Database 10g
13 8 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (1.12%) RDBMS
15 5 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
16 4 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 3 (0.56%) Data Mart
17 3 (0.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (1.87%) JIRA
3 9 (1.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 9 (1.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 9 (1.68%) Introscope
4 8 (1.49%) JMeter
5 5 (0.93%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.75%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.75%) Toad
7 3 (0.56%) Subversion
8 2 (0.37%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.37%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.37%) Hudson
8 2 (0.37%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.37%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.19%) Ant
9 1 (0.19%) Serena SBM
9 1 (0.19%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.19%) Rational Application Developer
9 1 (0.19%) Maven
General
1 167 (31.16%) Finance
2 145 (27.05%) Front Office
3 114 (21.27%) Banking
4 64 (11.94%) Investment Banking
5 47 (8.77%) Back Office
6 14 (2.61%) Billing
7 12 (2.24%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.87%) Marketing
9 8 (1.49%) Advertising
10 7 (1.31%) Legal
11 5 (0.93%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.75%) Publishing
12 4 (0.75%) Retail
13 3 (0.56%) French Language
14 2 (0.37%) Local Government
14 2 (0.37%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.37%) Law
15 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.19%) Electronics
15 1 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (17.35%) .NET
2 32 (5.97%) HTML
3 30 (5.60%) Web Services
4 27 (5.04%) XML
4 27 (5.04%) CSS
5 26 (4.85%) FIX Protocol
6 21 (3.92%) Java EE
7 20 (3.73%) Middleware
8 16 (2.99%) jQuery
9 14 (2.61%) WCF
9 14 (2.61%) ASP.NET
10 10 (1.87%) CGI
11 8 (1.49%) J2EE
12 7 (1.31%) Rendezvous
12 7 (1.31%) .NET Framework
13 6 (1.12%) XSLT
13 6 (1.12%) XHTML
14 5 (0.93%) WPF
14 5 (0.93%) WF
15 4 (0.75%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 88 (16.42%) Fixed Income
2 54 (10.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 52 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (8.58%) Derivative
5 42 (7.84%) Equities
6 17 (3.17%) NHS
7 14 (2.61%) Equity Derivative
8 12 (2.24%) Hedge funds
8 12 (2.24%) Data Structures
9 11 (2.05%) Computer Science
10 10 (1.87%) SWIFT
11 8 (1.49%) IVR
12 6 (1.12%) Credit Derivative
12 6 (1.12%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.75%) SCADA
13 4 (0.75%) Swaptions
13 4 (0.75%) GIS
14 3 (0.56%) Management Information System
14 3 (0.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 178 (33.21%) Windows
2 173 (32.28%) UNIX
3 93 (17.35%) Linux
4 47 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (3.17%) Windows XP
7 15 (2.80%) Windows Vista
8 11 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (1.87%) Windows 7
9 10 (1.87%) AIX
10 8 (1.49%) Solaris
10 8 (1.49%) Mac OS X
10 8 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.93%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.56%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.56%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.37%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.37%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (21.64%) ITIL
2 33 (6.16%) Incident Management
3 31 (5.78%) Change Management
4 30 (5.60%) Service Management
5 28 (5.22%) Asset Management
5 28 (5.22%) Investment Management
6 27 (5.04%) Problem Management
6 27 (5.04%) CRM
7 26 (4.85%) E-Commerce
8 25 (4.66%) Workflow
9 24 (4.48%) Service Delivery
9 24 (4.48%) Risk Management
10 23 (4.29%) User Acceptance Testing
11 22 (4.10%) Electronic Trading
11 22 (4.10%) Release Management
12 20 (3.73%) Capacity Management
13 19 (3.54%) Migration
13 19 (3.54%) Project Management
14 18 (3.36%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (2.99%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 322 (60.07%) SQL
2 91 (16.98%) C#
3 77 (14.37%) Java
4 69 (12.87%) Perl
4 69 (12.87%) Python
5 44 (8.21%) PL/SQL
6 42 (7.84%) JavaScript
7 36 (6.72%) Shell Script
8 35 (6.53%) T-SQL
9 26 (4.85%) VBA
10 23 (4.29%) VB
11 22 (4.10%) C++
11 22 (4.10%) Bash Shell
12 21 (3.92%) Korn
13 14 (2.61%) PowerShell
13 14 (2.61%) VB.NET
14 13 (2.43%) VB6
15 11 (2.05%) Ruby
16 8 (1.49%) VBScript
17 6 (1.12%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (5.78%) Security Cleared
2 30 (5.60%) DV Cleared
3 22 (4.10%) Degree
4 12 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (1.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (0.75%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.19%) MCP
7 1 (0.19%) MCSE
7 1 (0.19%) MCSA
7 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.92%) QA
2 17 (3.17%) SLA
3 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (4.85%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.56%) Squid
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.19%) Samba
4 1 (0.19%) NFS
Systems Management
1 28 (5.22%) ITRS Geneos
2 23 (4.29%) Control-M
3 4 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.56%) Nagios
5 1 (0.19%) WMI
5 1 (0.19%) WSUS
5 1 (0.19%) SCCM
5 1 (0.19%) OpenView
5 1 (0.19%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.19%) MOM
5 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.19%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.19%) Puppet
5 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 151 (28.17%) Oracle
2 75 (13.99%) Microsoft
3 34 (6.34%) Sybase
4 28 (5.22%) Bloomberg
5 19 (3.54%) Charles River
6 18 (3.36%) ION Trading
7 15 (2.80%) TIBCO
7 15 (2.80%) Reuters
8 14 (2.61%) Murex
8 14 (2.61%) SAP
9 9 (1.68%) Cognos
9 9 (1.68%) SunGard
10 8 (1.49%) IBM
10 8 (1.49%) Business Objects
10 8 (1.49%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.49%) Tradeweb
10 8 (1.49%) MarketAxess
10 8 (1.49%) F5
11 7 (1.31%) Sun
12 6 (1.12%) Cerner
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