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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 185 222 200
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -22
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 260 215 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.13% 0.89% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 0.95% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 131 131
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £201 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £323 £225
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +43.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 11
Average hourly rate £21.00 £24.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.40% -30.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £19.17 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-19.14% +6.50%
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
21269 22575 19948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.25% 93.08% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15335 15541 13354
Average daily rate £435 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £265
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 397 386 546
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.18 £39.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the London region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +29 83 £444 -1.38% 33
Feltham - 7 £272 -
Uxbridge - 2 £263 -
Docklands, London +15 1 - -
Harrow - 1 £135 -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - -
Grays - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Bromley - - - - 1
Croydon - - - - 1
Hammersmith - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 296 (56.49%) SQL
2 191 (36.45%) Windows
3 182 (34.73%) UNIX
4 173 (33.02%) Finance
5 145 (27.67%) Oracle
6 130 (24.81%) SQL Server
7 120 (22.90%) Front Office
8 119 (22.71%) Banking
9 96 (18.32%) Linux
10 95 (18.13%) ITIL
11 77 (14.69%) Perl
12 76 (14.50%) Microsoft
13 73 (13.93%) .NET
14 65 (12.40%) C#
15 54 (10.31%) Investment Banking
16 53 (10.11%) Fixed Income
17 52 (9.92%) MS Excel
18 51 (9.73%) Java
19 50 (9.54%) Python
19 50 (9.54%) Derivative
20 49 (9.35%) Windows Server 2008
21 48 (9.16%) Back Office
22 47 (8.97%) SQL Server 2008
23 44 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
24 42 (8.02%) Oracle Database
24 42 (8.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
25 41 (7.82%) Windows Server 2003
25 41 (7.82%) JavaScript
26 40 (7.63%) FIX Protocol
27 39 (7.44%) Asset Management

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 22 (4.20%) IIS
2 20 (3.82%) BizTalk Server
3 18 (3.44%) Tomcat
3 18 (3.44%) WebSphere
4 16 (3.05%) SharePoint
5 13 (2.48%) Apache
6 7 (1.34%) WebLogic
7 6 (1.15%) Oracle Service Bus
8 5 (0.95%) Oracle BPEL
9 4 (0.76%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.76%) WebSphere Process Server
9 4 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.57%) TIBCO EMS
10 3 (0.57%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.38%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.38%) WorkSite
11 2 (0.38%) GlassFish
Applications
1 52 (9.92%) MS Excel
2 31 (5.92%) MS Office
3 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (5.53%) Markit EDM
2 16 (3.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (1.53%) ION MarketView
5 6 (1.15%) SimCorp Dimension
5 6 (1.15%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.95%) CODA-Financials
7 4 (0.76%) Agresso
7 4 (0.76%) ResourceLink
8 3 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.57%) Academy Housing
8 3 (0.57%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
8 3 (0.57%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.57%) FLEXCUBE
8 3 (0.57%) RMDS
8 3 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.57%) Endur
9 2 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.38%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.38%) ZaiNet
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.57%) SaaS
2 2 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.19%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.82%) HTTP
2 18 (3.44%) FTP
3 16 (3.05%) TCP/IP
4 13 (2.48%) Firewall
4 13 (2.48%) DNS
5 10 (1.91%) Internet
6 7 (1.34%) Multicast
7 6 (1.15%) LAN
7 6 (1.15%) WAN
8 5 (0.95%) SSL
9 3 (0.57%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.19%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.19%) NAS
10 1 (0.19%) Network Security
10 1 (0.19%) LDAP
10 1 (0.19%) SMTP
10 1 (0.19%) DHCP
10 1 (0.19%) SAN
10 1 (0.19%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (24.81%) SQL Server
2 47 (8.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 42 (8.02%) Oracle Database
4 33 (6.30%) Relational Database
5 29 (5.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 26 (4.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (3.24%) Oracle Database 11g
7 17 (3.24%) MS Access
8 15 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
9 14 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
10 11 (2.10%) RDBMS
11 10 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (1.53%) Crystal Reports
12 8 (1.53%) MySQL
13 6 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
14 4 (0.76%) BusinessObjects XI
14 4 (0.76%) NoSQL
14 4 (0.76%) Big Data
14 4 (0.76%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 20 (3.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (1.72%) JIRA
2 9 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 7 (1.34%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.15%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.76%) Serena SBM
5 4 (0.76%) Toad
5 4 (0.76%) Eclipse
5 4 (0.76%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.57%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.57%) Subversion
7 2 (0.38%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.38%) Hudson
8 1 (0.19%) Maven
8 1 (0.19%) JUnit
General
1 173 (33.02%) Finance
2 120 (22.90%) Front Office
3 119 (22.71%) Banking
4 54 (10.31%) Investment Banking
5 48 (9.16%) Back Office
6 15 (2.86%) Telecoms
7 14 (2.67%) French Language
7 14 (2.67%) Billing
8 13 (2.48%) Retail
8 13 (2.48%) Legal
9 9 (1.72%) Law
9 9 (1.72%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.53%) Advertising
11 4 (0.76%) Marketing
12 2 (0.38%) Games
12 2 (0.38%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.38%) German Language
12 2 (0.38%) Local Government
13 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (13.93%) .NET
2 40 (7.63%) FIX Protocol
3 33 (6.30%) Web Services
4 28 (5.34%) HTML
5 26 (4.96%) Middleware
6 19 (3.63%) CSS
7 15 (2.86%) XML
8 14 (2.67%) jQuery
9 13 (2.48%) WCF
10 10 (1.91%) J2EE
11 9 (1.72%) WebSphere MQ
11 9 (1.72%) Rendezvous
12 8 (1.53%) ASP.NET
12 8 (1.53%) CGI
13 6 (1.15%) Classic ASP
13 6 (1.15%) .NET Framework
14 5 (0.95%) Java EE
15 4 (0.76%) SOAP
15 4 (0.76%) XHTML
15 4 (0.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 53 (10.11%) Fixed Income
2 50 (9.54%) Derivative
3 44 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (8.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 37 (7.06%) Equities
6 17 (3.24%) SWIFT
7 15 (2.86%) NHS
8 10 (1.91%) Equity Derivative
9 9 (1.72%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.72%) Credit Derivative
9 9 (1.72%) Hedge funds
10 8 (1.53%) IVR
11 7 (1.34%) Client/Server
12 6 (1.15%) Data Structures
12 6 (1.15%) Wiki
12 6 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.95%) E-Learning
13 5 (0.95%) Management Information System
14 4 (0.76%) N-Tier
15 3 (0.57%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 191 (36.45%) Windows
2 182 (34.73%) UNIX
3 96 (18.32%) Linux
4 49 (9.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (7.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 35 (6.68%) Windows XP
7 22 (4.20%) Windows 7
8 15 (2.86%) Windows Vista
8 15 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (2.48%) AIX
10 11 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (2.10%) Solaris
11 7 (1.34%) Mac OS X
12 6 (1.15%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.95%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.57%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.38%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.38%) CentOS
16 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.19%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (18.13%) ITIL
2 39 (7.44%) Asset Management
3 32 (6.11%) Change Management
4 31 (5.92%) Incident Management
5 29 (5.53%) Problem Management
6 27 (5.15%) Service Delivery
6 27 (5.15%) Investment Management
7 26 (4.96%) CRM
8 25 (4.77%) User Acceptance Testing
9 24 (4.58%) Electronic Trading
10 23 (4.39%) Root Cause Analysis
10 23 (4.39%) Change Control
11 21 (4.01%) Low Latency
12 18 (3.44%) Risk Management
13 17 (3.24%) Service Management
14 15 (2.86%) E-Commerce
14 15 (2.86%) Migration
15 14 (2.67%) Workflow
16 13 (2.48%) Capacity Management
16 13 (2.48%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 296 (56.49%) SQL
2 77 (14.69%) Perl
3 65 (12.40%) C#
4 51 (9.73%) Java
5 50 (9.54%) Python
6 41 (7.82%) JavaScript
7 39 (7.44%) Shell Script
8 34 (6.49%) PL/SQL
9 29 (5.53%) VB
10 28 (5.34%) PowerShell
11 25 (4.77%) T-SQL
12 23 (4.39%) Korn
13 22 (4.20%) C++
14 19 (3.63%) Bash Shell
15 12 (2.29%) VB6
16 11 (2.10%) Ruby
16 11 (2.10%) VBA
17 7 (1.34%) VBScript
18 6 (1.15%) VB.NET
18 6 (1.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (4.20%) Degree
2 20 (3.82%) Security Cleared
3 18 (3.44%) DV Cleared
4 9 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (0.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.24%) SLA
2 15 (2.86%) QA
3 3 (0.57%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 34 (6.49%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.57%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (0.38%) Squid
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.19%) NFS
5 1 (0.19%) Samba
Systems Management
1 16 (3.05%) Control-M
2 12 (2.29%) ITRS Geneos
3 8 (1.53%) Tivoli
4 6 (1.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (0.76%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 4 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.57%) Nagios
7 2 (0.38%) SCCM
8 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.19%) Puppet
8 1 (0.19%) SCOM
8 1 (0.19%) WSUS
8 1 (0.19%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.19%) OpenView
8 1 (0.19%) Foglight
Vendors
1 145 (27.67%) Oracle
2 76 (14.50%) Microsoft
3 32 (6.11%) Bloomberg
4 30 (5.73%) Sybase
5 28 (5.34%) Reuters
6 26 (4.96%) Charles River
7 19 (3.63%) thinkFolio
7 19 (3.63%) TIBCO
8 15 (2.86%) ION Trading
9 14 (2.67%) VMware
9 14 (2.67%) Tradeweb
10 13 (2.48%) MarketAxess
10 13 (2.48%) Business Objects
10 13 (2.48%) Sun
11 12 (2.29%) Red Hat
12 9 (1.72%) Fidessa
13 8 (1.53%) Citrix
14 7 (1.34%) Cognos
15 6 (1.15%) Remedy
15 6 (1.15%) SAP
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