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 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 159 213 209
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 305 192 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.44% 0.88% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 0.95% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 135 117
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 7
Average hourly rate £21.00 £25.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.31 £16.35 £21.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £84.00 £30.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
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
19641 20305 18742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.49% 92.89% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 13747 13733 12765
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £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 328 389 436
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.06% -2.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.35 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 4 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 4 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 4 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 +30 78 £469 +4.16% 40
Docklands, London +10 7 £145 -27.75%
Wembley - 3 £110 -
Canary Wharf +11 2 £375 +3.44%
Uxbridge +2 1 £350 +34.61% 1
Paddington - 1 £475 -
Harrow - 1 £135 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - - 1
Romford - - - -
Ruislip - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Upminster - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Bromley - - - - 2
Croydon - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Grays - - - -
Finchley - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 327 (58.81%) SQL
2 188 (33.81%) UNIX
3 184 (33.09%) Windows
4 170 (30.58%) Finance
5 157 (28.24%) Front Office
6 153 (27.52%) Oracle
7 126 (22.66%) SQL Server
7 126 (22.66%) Banking
8 125 (22.48%) ITIL
9 94 (16.91%) Linux
10 89 (16.01%) .NET
11 84 (15.11%) C#
12 82 (14.75%) Microsoft
12 82 (14.75%) Fixed Income
13 80 (14.39%) Perl
14 74 (13.31%) Java
15 73 (13.13%) Investment Banking
16 69 (12.41%) Python
17 61 (10.97%) MS Excel
18 60 (10.79%) SQL Server 2008
19 59 (10.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 56 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
21 51 (9.17%) Derivative
22 48 (8.63%) PL/SQL
22 48 (8.63%) Back Office
23 47 (8.45%) Windows Server 2008
24 46 (8.27%) Equities
25 45 (8.09%) Relational Database
26 43 (7.73%) JavaScript
27 39 (7.01%) Sybase

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 26 (4.68%) Tomcat
2 22 (3.96%) SharePoint
3 21 (3.78%) WebSphere
4 19 (3.42%) IIS
5 17 (3.06%) Apache
6 16 (2.88%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (1.80%) WebLogic
7 10 (1.80%) WebSphere Application Server
8 9 (1.62%) Oracle BPEL
9 4 (0.72%) Node.js
9 4 (0.72%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 3 (0.54%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.54%) TIBCO EMS
10 3 (0.54%) WorkSite
10 3 (0.54%) GlassFish
10 3 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.36%) Sitefinity
11 2 (0.36%) CMS
11 2 (0.36%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 61 (10.97%) MS Excel
2 29 (5.22%) MS Office
3 3 (0.54%) Final Cut Pro
4 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.18%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 26 (4.68%) Markit EDM
2 16 (2.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (2.16%) thinkFolio
3 12 (2.16%) ION MarketView
4 8 (1.44%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (1.08%) Cerner Millennium
6 5 (0.90%) CODA-Financials
6 5 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.90%) RMDS
7 4 (0.72%) Front Arena
7 4 (0.72%) ResourceLink
8 3 (0.54%) Agresso
8 3 (0.54%) Endur
8 3 (0.54%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.54%) FLEXCUBE
8 3 (0.54%) LatentZero
8 3 (0.54%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 2 (0.36%) Eikon
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.36%) Aligne
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.18%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.78%) HTTP
2 16 (2.88%) Firewall
3 14 (2.52%) FTP
4 13 (2.34%) TCP/IP
5 10 (1.80%) DNS
6 9 (1.62%) Internet
7 6 (1.08%) LAN
7 6 (1.08%) WAN
8 5 (0.90%) BIG-IP
9 4 (0.72%) Extranet
10 3 (0.54%) SSL
10 3 (0.54%) LDAP
11 2 (0.36%) Multicast
11 2 (0.36%) VPN
12 1 (0.18%) SMTP
12 1 (0.18%) DHCP
12 1 (0.18%) SAN
12 1 (0.18%) DMZ
12 1 (0.18%) Wireshark
12 1 (0.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (22.66%) SQL Server
2 60 (10.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 45 (8.09%) Relational Database
4 36 (6.47%) Oracle Database
5 28 (5.04%) SQL Server 2005
6 27 (4.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 21 (3.78%) Oracle Database 11g
8 17 (3.06%) MS Access
9 14 (2.52%) SQL Server 2000
10 12 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (2.16%) MySQL
11 10 (1.80%) Oracle Database 10g
11 10 (1.80%) RDBMS
11 10 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (1.26%) Crystal Reports
13 6 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (0.72%) Big Data
14 4 (0.72%) BusinessObjects XI
15 3 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
15 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (1.80%) JIRA
3 9 (1.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 9 (1.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (1.08%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.08%) Introscope
5 5 (0.90%) JMeter
6 4 (0.72%) Subversion
6 4 (0.72%) Toad
7 3 (0.54%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.54%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.54%) Serena SBM
8 2 (0.36%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.36%) Hudson
8 2 (0.36%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.36%) Maven
8 2 (0.36%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.18%) Ant
9 1 (0.18%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.18%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 170 (30.58%) Finance
2 157 (28.24%) Front Office
3 126 (22.66%) Banking
4 73 (13.13%) Investment Banking
5 48 (8.63%) Back Office
6 14 (2.52%) Billing
7 13 (2.34%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.44%) Marketing
9 7 (1.26%) Legal
10 5 (0.90%) Advertising
10 5 (0.90%) Retail
11 4 (0.72%) French Language
11 4 (0.72%) Publishing
11 4 (0.72%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.36%) Law
13 1 (0.18%) Games
13 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.18%) Electronics
13 1 (0.18%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (16.01%) .NET
2 33 (5.94%) HTML
3 32 (5.76%) FIX Protocol
4 28 (5.04%) CSS
5 27 (4.86%) Web Services
6 24 (4.32%) XML
7 18 (3.24%) Java EE
7 18 (3.24%) Middleware
8 16 (2.88%) jQuery
9 15 (2.70%) CGI
10 13 (2.34%) ASP.NET
10 13 (2.34%) WCF
11 9 (1.62%) J2EE
12 7 (1.26%) Rendezvous
12 7 (1.26%) .NET Framework
13 5 (0.90%) XSLT
13 5 (0.90%) XHTML
14 4 (0.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 4 (0.72%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 4 (0.72%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 82 (14.75%) Fixed Income
2 59 (10.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 56 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (9.17%) Derivative
5 46 (8.27%) Equities
6 17 (3.06%) NHS
7 15 (2.70%) Equity Derivative
8 12 (2.16%) Data Structures
9 11 (1.98%) Computer Science
9 11 (1.98%) Hedge funds
10 8 (1.44%) SWIFT
10 8 (1.44%) IVR
11 7 (1.26%) Credit Derivative
12 6 (1.08%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.90%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.90%) Management Information System
14 4 (0.72%) Swaptions
14 4 (0.72%) SCADA
14 4 (0.72%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 188 (33.81%) UNIX
2 184 (33.09%) Windows
3 94 (16.91%) Linux
4 47 (8.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (6.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (3.78%) Windows XP
7 15 (2.70%) Windows Vista
7 15 (2.70%) Windows 7
8 11 (1.98%) AIX
9 9 (1.62%) Mac OS X
9 9 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (1.44%) Solaris
11 5 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (0.90%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.54%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.54%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.36%) CentOS
13 2 (0.36%) Android
13 2 (0.36%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (22.48%) ITIL
2 38 (6.83%) Incident Management
3 36 (6.47%) Change Management
4 34 (6.12%) Service Management
5 31 (5.58%) CRM
6 30 (5.40%) Investment Management
6 30 (5.40%) Problem Management
7 28 (5.04%) Service Delivery
8 26 (4.68%) Asset Management
9 24 (4.32%) User Acceptance Testing
9 24 (4.32%) E-Commerce
10 23 (4.14%) Risk Management
10 23 (4.14%) Electronic Trading
11 21 (3.78%) Workflow
11 21 (3.78%) Change Control
12 20 (3.60%) Low Latency
13 19 (3.42%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (3.42%) Root Cause Analysis
13 19 (3.42%) Release Management
14 18 (3.24%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 327 (58.81%) SQL
2 84 (15.11%) C#
3 80 (14.39%) Perl
4 74 (13.31%) Java
5 69 (12.41%) Python
6 48 (8.63%) PL/SQL
7 43 (7.73%) JavaScript
8 38 (6.83%) Shell Script
9 32 (5.76%) T-SQL
10 27 (4.86%) Korn
11 26 (4.68%) VB
12 24 (4.32%) VBA
13 22 (3.96%) C++
14 21 (3.78%) Bash Shell
15 17 (3.06%) PowerShell
16 15 (2.70%) VB6
17 14 (2.52%) VB.NET
18 12 (2.16%) Ruby
19 9 (1.62%) VBScript
20 5 (0.90%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (5.58%) Security Cleared
2 30 (5.40%) DV Cleared
2 30 (5.40%) Degree
3 12 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (1.44%) VCP4
5 7 (1.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (0.72%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.18%) MCSE
7 1 (0.18%) MCSA
7 1 (0.18%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.78%) QA
2 19 (3.42%) SLA
3 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 28 (5.04%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.54%) Squid
4 1 (0.18%) NFS
4 1 (0.18%) Samba
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 24 (4.32%) Control-M
1 24 (4.32%) ITRS Geneos
2 6 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.54%) Nagios
4 2 (0.36%) SCCM
5 1 (0.18%) OpenView
5 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.18%) MOM
5 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.18%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.18%) Foglight
5 1 (0.18%) WSUS
5 1 (0.18%) WMI
5 1 (0.18%) Puppet
5 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 153 (27.52%) Oracle
2 82 (14.75%) Microsoft
3 39 (7.01%) Sybase
4 29 (5.22%) Bloomberg
5 20 (3.60%) ION Trading
5 20 (3.60%) Charles River
6 16 (2.88%) Reuters
6 16 (2.88%) TIBCO
7 14 (2.52%) Murex
8 12 (2.16%) SAP
9 11 (1.98%) Business Objects
9 11 (1.98%) Tradeweb
10 9 (1.62%) Cognos
10 9 (1.62%) IBM
10 9 (1.62%) Sun
10 9 (1.62%) MarketAxess
11 8 (1.44%) VMware
11 8 (1.44%) CODA
11 8 (1.44%) Red Hat
11 8 (1.44%) Fidessa
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