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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 257 198 219
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +21
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 192 253 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.84% 1.13% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 1.20% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 184 174
Median daily rate £400 £398 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £193 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £280 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +2.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £19.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+16.45% -24.03%
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
21639 21166 22460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.73% 94.78% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 15693 14534 15669
Median daily rate £463 £446 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.73% +4.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 382 406
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.72 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.23% +12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £38.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 +29 55 £450 - 19
Bromley - 4 £425 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames +4 3 £325 - 3
Canary Wharf +3 1 £375 -16.66%
Croydon -17 1 - - 1
Westminster - 1 £309 -
Wimbledon - 1 - -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 May 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.

1 181 (52.16%) SQL
2 118 (34.01%) Windows
3 107 (30.84%) Finance
4 92 (26.51%) Unix
5 91 (26.22%) Banking
6 87 (25.07%) Linux
7 85 (24.50%) ITIL
8 83 (23.92%) Oracle
9 80 (23.05%) Front Office
10 68 (19.60%) SQL Server
11 55 (15.85%) Windows Server
12 50 (14.41%) Microsoft
13 47 (13.54%) Perl
14 46 (13.26%) Java
15 41 (11.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 39 (11.24%) Investment Banking
17 38 (10.95%) Problem Management
18 36 (10.37%) .NET
19 35 (10.09%) Sybase
20 34 (9.80%) Equities
21 33 (9.51%) MS Office
22 30 (8.65%) Fixed Income
22 30 (8.65%) Derivative
23 29 (8.36%) Shell Script
24 28 (8.07%) Back Office
25 26 (7.49%) Electronic Trading
25 26 (7.49%) IIS
25 26 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
26 25 (7.20%) MS Excel
26 25 (7.20%) SharePoint

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 26 (7.49%) IIS
2 25 (7.20%) SharePoint
3 22 (6.34%) Tomcat
4 10 (2.88%) Apache
5 9 (2.59%) CMS
6 8 (2.31%) Confluence
7 5 (1.44%) JBoss
7 5 (1.44%) MQSeries
7 5 (1.44%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.15%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.86%) Captiva
9 3 (0.86%) Documentum
9 3 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.58%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.58%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.58%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (0.58%) SAS
10 2 (0.58%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 33 (9.51%) MS Office
2 25 (7.20%) MS Excel
3 11 (3.17%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.73%) MS Project
5 2 (0.58%) SPSS
6 1 (0.29%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 6 (1.73%) Academy Housing
2 5 (1.44%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
2 5 (1.44%) ION MarketView
3 4 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.15%) Kondor
3 4 (1.15%) Salerio
3 4 (1.15%) thinkFolio
4 3 (0.86%) LatentZero
4 3 (0.86%) Misys Opics
4 3 (0.86%) Northgate Housing
4 3 (0.86%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.58%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.58%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.29%) arcHouse
6 1 (0.29%) Minerva
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.29%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.31%) Office 365
2 6 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.29%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.29%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.76%) TCP/IP
2 19 (5.48%) Firewall
3 13 (3.75%) DNS
3 13 (3.75%) Internet
4 9 (2.59%) HTTP
4 9 (2.59%) LDAP
4 9 (2.59%) VPN
5 7 (2.02%) SSH
6 5 (1.44%) Multicast
6 5 (1.44%) PuTTY
6 5 (1.44%) SSL
7 4 (1.15%) SMTP
8 3 (0.86%) SAN
9 2 (0.58%) LAN
9 2 (0.58%) Network Security
9 2 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.29%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.29%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.29%) NAS
10 1 (0.29%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (19.60%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.63%) Relational Database
3 17 (4.90%) Crystal Reports
4 13 (3.75%) Oracle Database
5 11 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (2.59%) RDBMS
8 7 (2.02%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (2.02%) Oracle BI EE
9 6 (1.73%) MS Access
10 5 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (1.15%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 4 (1.15%) BusinessObjects XI
11 4 (1.15%) DB2
12 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (5.76%) JIRA
2 9 (2.59%) Subversion
3 5 (1.44%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.86%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.86%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.86%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.86%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.29%) JBuilder
7 1 (0.29%) JUnit
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.29%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (0.29%) Toad
General
1 107 (30.84%) Finance
2 91 (26.22%) Banking
3 80 (23.05%) Front Office
4 39 (11.24%) Investment Banking
5 28 (8.07%) Back Office
6 10 (2.88%) Law
7 8 (2.31%) Legal
7 8 (2.31%) Retail
8 6 (1.73%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.86%) Advertising
9 3 (0.86%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.58%) Electronics
11 1 (0.29%) Billing
11 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.29%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.29%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (10.37%) .NET
2 25 (7.20%) FIX Protocol
3 19 (5.48%) Web Services
4 17 (4.90%) XML
5 15 (4.32%) HTML
6 13 (3.75%) J2EE
7 10 (2.88%) CSS
8 6 (1.73%) Middleware
8 6 (1.73%) SAML
9 5 (1.44%) Rendezvous
10 4 (1.15%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.15%) ASP.NET
10 4 (1.15%) JDBC
10 4 (1.15%) jQuery
11 2 (0.58%) Ajax
11 2 (0.58%) SOAP
11 2 (0.58%) WebSphere MQ
11 2 (0.58%) XHTML
11 2 (0.58%) XSLT
12 1 (0.29%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 41 (11.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 34 (9.80%) Equities
3 30 (8.65%) Derivative
3 30 (8.65%) Fixed Income
4 26 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (5.19%) Management Information System
6 11 (3.17%) SWIFT
7 10 (2.88%) Computer Science
8 9 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.44%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.44%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.15%) Equity Derivative
10 4 (1.15%) NHS
11 3 (0.86%) Clustering
11 3 (0.86%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.58%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.58%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.58%) FMCG
12 2 (0.58%) Market Risk
12 2 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 118 (34.01%) Windows
2 92 (26.51%) Unix
3 87 (25.07%) Linux
4 55 (15.85%) Windows Server
5 20 (5.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (4.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (4.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (3.75%) Solaris
8 12 (3.46%) Windows 7
8 12 (3.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.15%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.15%) Mac OS X Server
10 3 (0.86%) AIX
10 3 (0.86%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.58%) Android
11 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.58%) CentOS
11 2 (0.58%) SUSE
11 2 (0.58%) VMS
11 2 (0.58%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (24.50%) ITIL
2 38 (10.95%) Problem Management
3 26 (7.49%) Electronic Trading
4 25 (7.20%) Change Management
5 24 (6.92%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (6.63%) Incident Management
7 22 (6.34%) Asset Management
8 21 (6.05%) Performance Tuning
9 20 (5.76%) Release Management
10 19 (5.48%) E-Commerce
10 19 (5.48%) Service Delivery
11 16 (4.61%) Disaster Recovery
11 16 (4.61%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (4.32%) Root Cause Analysis
13 14 (4.03%) Service Management
13 14 (4.03%) Wealth Management
14 13 (3.75%) CRM
14 13 (3.75%) Investment Management
14 13 (3.75%) ITIL V3
14 13 (3.75%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 181 (52.16%) SQL
2 47 (13.54%) Perl
3 46 (13.26%) Java
4 29 (8.36%) Shell Script
5 24 (6.92%) Python
6 18 (5.19%) C#
7 17 (4.90%) JavaScript
7 17 (4.90%) PowerShell
8 14 (4.03%) T-SQL
8 14 (4.03%) VBA
9 11 (3.17%) VB
10 10 (2.88%) PL/SQL
11 9 (2.59%) C++
12 6 (1.73%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.44%) C
14 4 (1.15%) PHP
14 4 (1.15%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.86%) Groovy
16 2 (0.58%) Korn
16 2 (0.58%) VB6
Qualifications
1 20 (5.76%) ITIL Certification
2 19 (5.48%) Security Cleared
3 14 (4.03%) Degree
4 10 (2.88%) MCSE
4 10 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (2.59%) DV Cleared
5 9 (2.59%) MCSA
6 7 (2.02%) CCNA
6 7 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (2.02%) CISSP
6 7 (2.02%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.44%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.58%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.61%) SLA
2 14 (4.03%) QA
3 2 (0.58%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (4.90%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.44%) Samba
3 4 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.29%) NFS
4 1 (0.29%) XenApp
4 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (5.19%) ITRS Geneos
2 10 (2.88%) Nagios
3 8 (2.31%) Control-M
4 5 (1.44%) Puppet
4 5 (1.44%) WSUS
5 4 (1.15%) logstash
6 3 (0.86%) Dollar Universe
6 3 (0.86%) SCCM
7 2 (0.58%) Cacti
7 2 (0.58%) OpenView
7 2 (0.58%) SCOM
7 2 (0.58%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.58%) WMI
7 2 (0.58%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.29%) Ansible
8 1 (0.29%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.29%) Opsview
8 1 (0.29%) OVSD
Vendors
1 83 (23.92%) Oracle
2 50 (14.41%) Microsoft
3 35 (10.09%) Sybase
4 23 (6.63%) Fidessa
5 18 (5.19%) Bloomberg
6 17 (4.90%) Charles River
6 17 (4.90%) Red Hat
7 15 (4.32%) Reuters
8 14 (4.03%) ServiceNow
9 13 (3.75%) Citrix
10 9 (2.59%) Cisco
10 9 (2.59%) IBM
10 9 (2.59%) iManage
10 9 (2.59%) ION Trading
10 9 (2.59%) Remedy
10 9 (2.59%) Trayport
10 9 (2.59%) VMware
11 8 (2.31%) Capita
12 7 (2.02%) Misys
12 7 (2.02%) Murex
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