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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 224 220 222
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 214 228 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.91% 0.97% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 1.04% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 150 134
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £266
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +12.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 8
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -16.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.40 £18.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.32 £32.11 £30.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
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
21633 21832 22445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.16% 92.83% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15157 14952 15264
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 404 470
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 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 -32 51 £425 +13.33% 38
Docklands, London - 2 £488 -
Brentford +1 1 £425 +82.79%
Croydon - 1 £225 -
Hayes - 1 £340 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £290 - 1
Ealing - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £450 -
Hackney - 1 - -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 271 (58.79%) SQL
2 159 (34.49%) UNIX
3 153 (33.19%) Finance
4 132 (28.63%) Windows
5 125 (27.11%) Front Office
6 111 (24.08%) Banking
7 106 (22.99%) SQL Server
8 101 (21.91%) Java
9 94 (20.39%) Linux
10 92 (19.96%) Oracle
11 83 (18.00%) ITIL
12 72 (15.62%) .NET
13 71 (15.40%) Perl
13 71 (15.40%) C#
14 70 (15.18%) Fixed Income
15 67 (14.53%) Python
16 63 (13.67%) Investment Banking
17 56 (12.15%) Equities
18 51 (11.06%) Microsoft
19 48 (10.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 46 (9.98%) IIS
21 43 (9.33%) MS Excel
22 42 (9.11%) Service Management
22 42 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
23 39 (8.46%) FIX Protocol
24 37 (8.03%) Relational Database
25 36 (7.81%) Shell Script
26 34 (7.38%) Sybase
27 32 (6.94%) VBA
27 32 (6.94%) Incident Management

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 46 (9.98%) IIS
2 25 (5.42%) Tomcat
3 23 (4.99%) SharePoint
4 22 (4.77%) Apache
5 21 (4.56%) WebSphere
6 16 (3.47%) WebSphere Application Server
7 9 (1.95%) WebLogic
7 9 (1.95%) JBoss
7 9 (1.95%) Oracle Workflow
8 8 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (1.30%) CMS
10 4 (0.87%) Oracle Self-Service HR
10 4 (0.87%) IBM HTTP Server
10 4 (0.87%) Node.js
11 3 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.65%) Oracle BPEL
11 3 (0.65%) Oracle Coherence
11 3 (0.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (0.43%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 43 (9.33%) MS Excel
2 19 (4.12%) MS Office
3 6 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.43%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (3.47%) thinkFolio
2 12 (2.60%) ION MarketView
2 12 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (2.17%) RMDS
4 8 (1.74%) Front Arena
4 8 (1.74%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (1.74%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (1.52%) Markit EDM
6 5 (1.08%) Summit
6 5 (1.08%) ResourceLink
7 4 (0.87%) Aareon QL
8 3 (0.65%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 3 (0.65%) Agresso
8 3 (0.65%) LatentZero
8 3 (0.65%) Tesseract
8 3 (0.65%) Minerva
8 3 (0.65%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.43%) Oracle HRMS
9 2 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.43%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.43%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.90%) TCP/IP
1 18 (3.90%) Firewall
2 15 (3.25%) DNS
3 11 (2.39%) BIG-IP
4 10 (2.17%) Internet
4 10 (2.17%) HTTP
5 7 (1.52%) SSL
6 6 (1.30%) LDAP
7 5 (1.08%) FTP
7 5 (1.08%) Multicast
8 4 (0.87%) Extranet
9 3 (0.65%) SMTP
9 3 (0.65%) LAN
10 2 (0.43%) DHCP
10 2 (0.43%) SAN
10 2 (0.43%) NAS
11 1 (0.22%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.22%) DMZ
11 1 (0.22%) Intranet
11 1 (0.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (22.99%) SQL Server
2 37 (8.03%) Relational Database
3 22 (4.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (4.56%) Oracle Database
4 21 (4.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
7 12 (2.60%) Crystal Reports
8 10 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (1.95%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (1.74%) MySQL
11 7 (1.52%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (1.30%) DB2
12 6 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (0.87%) EDRMS
14 3 (0.65%) MS Access
14 3 (0.65%) OLAP
14 3 (0.65%) Informix
Development Applications
1 12 (2.60%) Introscope
2 9 (1.95%) JIRA
3 8 (1.74%) JMeter
3 8 (1.74%) Subversion
4 4 (0.87%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.87%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.65%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.65%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (0.65%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.43%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.22%) PVCS
7 1 (0.22%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.22%) MSI
7 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.22%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.22%) MSBuild
General
1 153 (33.19%) Finance
2 125 (27.11%) Front Office
3 111 (24.08%) Banking
4 63 (13.67%) Investment Banking
5 20 (4.34%) Back Office
6 13 (2.82%) Legal
6 13 (2.82%) Marketing
7 12 (2.60%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.95%) Retail
9 7 (1.52%) Advertising
10 4 (0.87%) French Language
10 4 (0.87%) Local Government
11 3 (0.65%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.43%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.43%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.22%) Law
13 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (15.62%) .NET
2 39 (8.46%) FIX Protocol
3 27 (5.86%) XML
4 23 (4.99%) Web Services
5 21 (4.56%) HTML
6 19 (4.12%) Middleware
7 16 (3.47%) Java EE
8 14 (3.04%) ASP.NET
9 10 (2.17%) CSS
10 9 (1.95%) WCF
11 8 (1.74%) J2EE
12 7 (1.52%) WebSphere MQ
13 6 (1.30%) Spring
14 5 (1.08%) NHibernate
14 5 (1.08%) XHTML
14 5 (1.08%) LINQ
14 5 (1.08%) jQuery
15 4 (0.87%) Rendezvous
15 4 (0.87%) XSLT
15 4 (0.87%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 70 (15.18%) Fixed Income
2 56 (12.15%) Equities
3 48 (10.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 42 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (6.07%) Derivative
6 19 (4.12%) Computer Science
7 16 (3.47%) NHS
8 13 (2.82%) Hedge funds
9 9 (1.95%) SWIFT
10 7 (1.52%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.52%) Equity Derivative
11 5 (1.08%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.87%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.87%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.87%) SCADA
12 4 (0.87%) Wiki
13 3 (0.65%) Swaptions
13 3 (0.65%) Visualisation
13 3 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (0.43%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 159 (34.49%) UNIX
2 132 (28.63%) Windows
3 94 (20.39%) Linux
4 28 (6.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (3.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (1.95%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.08%) Solaris
10 3 (0.65%) CentOS
10 3 (0.65%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.65%) Windows NT
10 3 (0.65%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.65%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.43%) AIX
11 2 (0.43%) Android
12 1 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (18.00%) ITIL
2 42 (9.11%) Service Management
3 32 (6.94%) Incident Management
4 29 (6.29%) Problem Management
4 29 (6.29%) Change Management
4 29 (6.29%) Workflow
5 24 (5.21%) Asset Management
5 24 (5.21%) Electronic Trading
6 23 (4.99%) Release Management
6 23 (4.99%) CRM
7 20 (4.34%) Risk Management
8 17 (3.69%) Service Delivery
8 17 (3.69%) Configuration Management
8 17 (3.69%) Project Management
9 16 (3.47%) E-Commerce
9 16 (3.47%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (3.47%) Root Cause Analysis
10 15 (3.25%) Low Latency
10 15 (3.25%) Investment Management
11 14 (3.04%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 271 (58.79%) SQL
2 101 (21.91%) Java
3 71 (15.40%) C#
3 71 (15.40%) Perl
4 67 (14.53%) Python
5 36 (7.81%) Shell Script
6 32 (6.94%) VBA
7 25 (5.42%) PL/SQL
8 24 (5.21%) PowerShell
9 23 (4.99%) JavaScript
10 22 (4.77%) C++
11 19 (4.12%) VB
12 18 (3.90%) T-SQL
13 15 (3.25%) C
14 12 (2.60%) VBScript
15 9 (1.95%) PHP
16 8 (1.74%) VB.NET
17 6 (1.30%) Bash Shell
18 4 (0.87%) VB6
18 4 (0.87%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (6.29%) Degree
2 17 (3.69%) Security Cleared
3 15 (3.25%) DV Cleared
4 9 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.08%) MCP
6 2 (0.43%) MCSE
6 2 (0.43%) MCSA
6 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.43%) PMP
6 2 (0.43%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.43%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.22%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.60%) SLA
2 10 (2.17%) QA
3 1 (0.22%) HL7
System Software
1 18 (3.90%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.22%) Squid
4 1 (0.22%) Samba
4 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.22%) XenApp
4 1 (0.22%) Varnish
4 1 (0.22%) NFS
Systems Management
1 29 (6.29%) ITRS Geneos
2 14 (3.04%) Control-M
3 11 (2.39%) Puppet
4 10 (2.17%) Nagios
5 9 (1.95%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.65%) OpenView
6 3 (0.65%) Netcool
6 3 (0.65%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.43%) SCCM
7 2 (0.43%) Opsview
7 2 (0.43%) Unicenter
8 1 (0.22%) MOM
8 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.22%) WMI
8 1 (0.22%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.22%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.22%) SCOM
8 1 (0.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 92 (19.96%) Oracle
2 51 (11.06%) Microsoft
3 34 (7.38%) Sybase
4 17 (3.69%) Bloomberg
4 17 (3.69%) ION Trading
5 15 (3.25%) Red Hat
6 13 (2.82%) Cognos
7 11 (2.39%) IBM
7 11 (2.39%) Murex
7 11 (2.39%) Charles River
7 11 (2.39%) F5
8 10 (2.17%) Fidessa
9 9 (1.95%) Citrix
9 9 (1.95%) Remedy
10 8 (1.74%) TIBCO
10 8 (1.74%) SunGard
10 8 (1.74%) VMware
11 7 (1.52%) ServiceNow
11 7 (1.52%) SAP
12 6 (1.30%) Splunk
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