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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 260 240 201
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -39
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 172 211 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.80% 0.90% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.95% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 157 187
Median daily rate £375 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 6
Median hourly rate £190.00 £21.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+804.76% +13.51%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.94% -2.50%
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
20543 22146 22132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 95.17% 94.57% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 14871 15475 15388
Median daily rate £463 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.11% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 369 394
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 £11.04 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £52.17 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 June 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
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 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the London region over the 3 months to 30 June 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 +46 34 £406 -7.14% 29
Bromley - 5 £425 - 2
Canary Wharf +8 4 £338 -25.00%
Croydon -14 2 £350 +12.00%
Wimbledon - 2 £200 -
Uxbridge +4 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames +2 1 £325 +12.06%
Docklands, London - 1 £240 -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 214 (55.87%) SQL
2 127 (33.16%) Windows
3 117 (30.55%) Oracle
4 105 (27.42%) Finance
5 104 (27.15%) Unix
6 95 (24.80%) Linux
7 89 (23.24%) Banking
8 88 (22.98%) ITIL
9 75 (19.58%) SQL Server
10 74 (19.32%) Front Office
11 59 (15.40%) Java
11 59 (15.40%) Windows Server
12 53 (13.84%) Microsoft
13 49 (12.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 49 (12.79%) .NET
14 46 (12.01%) Perl
15 41 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
16 39 (10.18%) Problem Management
17 36 (9.40%) Electronic Trading
18 35 (9.14%) Python
19 34 (8.88%) MS Excel
19 34 (8.88%) Firewall
19 34 (8.88%) Equities
19 34 (8.88%) Investment Banking
20 33 (8.62%) Fixed Income
20 33 (8.62%) Shell Script
21 32 (8.36%) Derivative
22 31 (8.09%) FIX Protocol
22 31 (8.09%) C#
22 31 (8.09%) IIS

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 31 (8.09%) IIS
2 18 (4.70%) SharePoint
3 16 (4.18%) Tomcat
4 15 (3.92%) WebLogic
5 11 (2.87%) Apache
6 8 (2.09%) Confluence
7 4 (1.04%) CMS
7 4 (1.04%) JBoss
7 4 (1.04%) MQSeries
7 4 (1.04%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.04%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.52%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.52%) Documentum
9 2 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.52%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.52%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.52%) SAS
9 2 (0.52%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 34 (8.88%) MS Excel
2 29 (7.57%) MS Office
3 6 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.04%) MS Project
6 2 (0.52%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.52%) SPSS
7 1 (0.26%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 10 (2.61%) ION MarketView
2 6 (1.57%) Academy Housing
2 6 (1.57%) CSG Singleview
3 5 (1.31%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
3 5 (1.31%) Markit EDM
3 5 (1.31%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.78%) LatentZero
4 3 (0.78%) Misys Opics
4 3 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.78%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.52%) Kondor
5 2 (0.52%) Minerva
5 2 (0.52%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.52%) SimCorp Dimension
5 2 (0.52%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.26%) OPENHousing
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.61%) Office 365
2 5 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.52%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 34 (8.88%) Firewall
2 25 (6.53%) Internet
3 19 (4.96%) TCP/IP
4 15 (3.92%) LDAP
5 11 (2.87%) DNS
6 9 (2.35%) HTTP
6 9 (2.35%) VPN
7 8 (2.09%) Multicast
8 7 (1.83%) SSH
9 5 (1.31%) PuTTY
10 4 (1.04%) SMTP
10 4 (1.04%) SSL
11 3 (0.78%) FTP
11 3 (0.78%) Skype
12 2 (0.52%) LAN
12 2 (0.52%) Network Security
12 2 (0.52%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (0.52%) SAN
12 2 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.52%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (19.58%) SQL Server
2 30 (7.83%) Oracle Database
3 18 (4.70%) Crystal Reports
4 17 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (3.92%) Relational Database
6 10 (2.61%) BusinessObjects
6 10 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (2.09%) Oracle BI EE
7 8 (2.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.83%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (1.57%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (1.31%) QlikView
11 4 (1.04%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 4 (1.04%) BusinessObjects XI
11 4 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (1.04%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 19 (4.96%) JIRA
2 8 (2.09%) Subversion
3 6 (1.57%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (1.31%) ClearCase
5 4 (1.04%) ClearQuest
6 3 (0.78%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.78%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.78%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.52%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.52%) JBuilder
7 2 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.26%) JDeveloper
8 1 (0.26%) JUnit
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.26%) PowerBuilder
8 1 (0.26%) Toad
General
1 105 (27.42%) Finance
2 89 (23.24%) Banking
3 74 (19.32%) Front Office
4 34 (8.88%) Investment Banking
5 25 (6.53%) Back Office
6 13 (3.39%) Billing
7 12 (3.13%) Law
8 10 (2.61%) Legal
9 8 (2.09%) Financial Institution
9 8 (2.09%) Retail
10 4 (1.04%) Advertising
11 2 (0.52%) French Language
12 1 (0.26%) Electronics
12 1 (0.26%) German Language
12 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.26%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.26%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.26%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (12.79%) .NET
2 31 (8.09%) FIX Protocol
3 29 (7.57%) XML
4 27 (7.05%) HTML
5 23 (6.01%) Web Services
6 22 (5.74%) J2EE
7 20 (5.22%) CSS
8 10 (2.61%) JSP
9 9 (2.35%) Rendezvous
10 8 (2.09%) .NET Framework
10 8 (2.09%) ASP.NET
11 6 (1.57%) Apache Flex
11 6 (1.57%) SAML
11 6 (1.57%) Spring
12 5 (1.31%) JDBC
12 5 (1.31%) Middleware
13 4 (1.04%) AngularJS
13 4 (1.04%) Django
13 4 (1.04%) jQuery
13 4 (1.04%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 49 (12.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 41 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (8.88%) Equities
4 33 (8.62%) Fixed Income
5 32 (8.36%) Derivative
6 16 (4.18%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (3.39%) Management Information System
8 12 (3.13%) SWIFT
9 10 (2.61%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.83%) Data Centre
11 4 (1.04%) Equity Derivative
11 4 (1.04%) NHS
12 3 (0.78%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.78%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.52%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.52%) Clustering
13 2 (0.52%) Fat Client
13 2 (0.52%) Thin Client
13 2 (0.52%) Visualisation
14 1 (0.26%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 127 (33.16%) Windows
2 104 (27.15%) Unix
3 95 (24.80%) Linux
4 59 (15.40%) Windows Server
5 20 (5.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (4.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (3.92%) Solaris
8 14 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (2.35%) Windows 7
11 4 (1.04%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.04%) Mac OS X Server
12 3 (0.78%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.78%) VMS
12 3 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.52%) AIX
13 2 (0.52%) Android
13 2 (0.52%) CentOS
13 2 (0.52%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.52%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (22.98%) ITIL
2 39 (10.18%) Problem Management
3 36 (9.40%) Electronic Trading
4 26 (6.79%) Change Management
5 25 (6.53%) Incident Management
6 23 (6.01%) Asset Management
7 20 (5.22%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (4.70%) Performance Tuning
8 18 (4.70%) Service Delivery
9 17 (4.44%) Migration
9 17 (4.44%) Release Management
10 16 (4.18%) CRM
11 14 (3.66%) E-Commerce
12 13 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (3.39%) Investment Management
12 13 (3.39%) Service Management
13 12 (3.13%) Document Management
13 12 (3.13%) Risk Management
13 12 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (3.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 214 (55.87%) SQL
2 59 (15.40%) Java
3 46 (12.01%) Perl
4 35 (9.14%) Python
5 33 (8.62%) Shell Script
6 31 (8.09%) C#
7 30 (7.83%) PL/SQL
8 23 (6.01%) VB
9 20 (5.22%) PowerShell
9 20 (5.22%) VBA
10 19 (4.96%) T-SQL
11 15 (3.92%) C++
11 15 (3.92%) JavaScript
12 12 (3.13%) PHP
13 8 (2.09%) Bash Shell
13 8 (2.09%) C
13 8 (2.09%) VB6
14 6 (1.57%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.78%) Groovy
16 2 (0.52%) Korn
Qualifications
1 20 (5.22%) ITIL Certification
2 18 (4.70%) Degree
2 18 (4.70%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.87%) MCSE
3 11 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (2.61%) MCSA
5 8 (2.09%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.83%) CCNA
6 7 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.83%) CISSP
7 6 (1.57%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.04%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.78%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.44%) QA
2 14 (3.66%) SLA
3 3 (0.78%) HL7
4 2 (0.52%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (5.22%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.04%) Samba
2 4 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.52%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.52%) XenApp
5 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (5.48%) ITRS Geneos
2 17 (4.44%) Control-M
3 5 (1.31%) BladeLogic
3 5 (1.31%) Nagios
3 5 (1.31%) Puppet
3 5 (1.31%) WMI
3 5 (1.31%) WSUS
4 4 (1.04%) SCCM
5 3 (0.78%) Dollar Universe
6 2 (0.52%) Cacti
6 2 (0.52%) Kibana
6 2 (0.52%) logstash
6 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.52%) OpenView
6 2 (0.52%) Opsview
6 2 (0.52%) SCOM
6 2 (0.52%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.26%) Ansible
7 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.26%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 117 (30.55%) Oracle
2 53 (13.84%) Microsoft
3 30 (7.83%) Sybase
4 22 (5.74%) Fidessa
4 22 (5.74%) Red Hat
5 15 (3.92%) Charles River
5 15 (3.92%) Citrix
5 15 (3.92%) Remedy
6 14 (3.66%) Bloomberg
6 14 (3.66%) ION Trading
7 13 (3.39%) Reuters
8 10 (2.61%) IBM
8 10 (2.61%) ServiceNow
9 9 (2.35%) Capita
9 9 (2.35%) Cisco
9 9 (2.35%) iManage
9 9 (2.35%) TIBCO
9 9 (2.35%) Trayport
10 8 (2.09%) VMware
11 7 (1.83%) Apple
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