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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 188 226 190
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -36
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 260 221 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.07% 0.88% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 0.95% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 138 154
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 8
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% -13.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £16.99 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.11 £30.08 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £28.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-29.20% +61.42%
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
22500 23238 24253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.48% 92.90% 93.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15318 15932 15951
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 451 618
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.13 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.49% -4.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.80 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 29 August 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
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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 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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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 +49 99 £444 -1.38% 51
Twickenham - 1 - -
Bromley - 1 - -
Croydon - - - - 3
Enfield - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Romford - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Docklands, London - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 252 (52.28%) SQL
2 199 (41.29%) Windows
3 155 (32.16%) Finance
3 155 (32.16%) UNIX
4 122 (25.31%) SQL Server
5 120 (24.90%) Oracle
6 107 (22.20%) Banking
7 103 (21.37%) Linux
8 95 (19.71%) ITIL
9 87 (18.05%) Front Office
10 68 (14.11%) Microsoft
11 65 (13.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 63 (13.07%) Perl
13 57 (11.83%) .NET
13 57 (11.83%) Python
14 55 (11.41%) Back Office
15 53 (11.00%) Fixed Income
16 48 (9.96%) Java
17 45 (9.34%) Change Management
18 44 (9.13%) C#
18 44 (9.13%) MS Excel
19 43 (8.92%) Oracle Database
20 41 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 40 (8.30%) Red Hat
21 40 (8.30%) Investment Banking
21 40 (8.30%) Incident Management
22 39 (8.09%) Asset Management
23 37 (7.68%) Low Latency
24 36 (7.47%) Reuters
25 35 (7.26%) Electronic Trading

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 27 (5.60%) IIS
2 25 (5.19%) SharePoint
3 18 (3.73%) WebSphere
4 13 (2.70%) WebLogic
5 11 (2.28%) Apache
5 11 (2.28%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (2.28%) Oracle Service Bus
6 8 (1.66%) WebSphere Process Server
7 7 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.04%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.04%) MQSeries
10 4 (0.83%) WebLogic Portal
10 4 (0.83%) Liferay
11 2 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.41%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.21%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.21%) LiveLink
12 1 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.21%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 44 (9.13%) MS Excel
2 26 (5.39%) MS Office
3 12 (2.49%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (2.90%) Markit EDM
2 10 (2.07%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (1.66%) ReMetrica
3 8 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (1.45%) SimCorp Dimension
5 5 (1.04%) HFM
5 5 (1.04%) Temenos T24
6 4 (0.83%) SunGard Stream Ubix
6 4 (0.83%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
6 4 (0.83%) RMDS
6 4 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.62%) Endur
7 3 (0.62%) Front Arena
7 3 (0.62%) Academy Housing
7 3 (0.62%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
7 3 (0.62%) ION MarketView
8 2 (0.41%) Eagle PACE
8 2 (0.41%) LatentZero
8 2 (0.41%) LongView
9 1 (0.21%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (6.43%) Firewall
2 27 (5.60%) Multicast
3 22 (4.56%) Internet
4 12 (2.49%) FTP
5 10 (2.07%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.45%) HTTP
7 6 (1.24%) Broadband
7 6 (1.24%) DNS
8 5 (1.04%) HTTPS
8 5 (1.04%) SSL
9 4 (0.83%) LDAP
10 1 (0.21%) DMZ
10 1 (0.21%) Intranet
10 1 (0.21%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (25.31%) SQL Server
2 43 (8.92%) Oracle Database
3 22 (4.56%) Relational Database
4 18 (3.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (2.07%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (1.87%) Crystal Reports
9 9 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (1.87%) Oracle ODI
10 5 (1.04%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (1.04%) Essbase
11 3 (0.62%) EDRMS
11 3 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.41%) MS Access
12 2 (0.41%) DataStage
12 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.41%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 11 (2.28%) Subversion
2 10 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.66%) Oracle Forms
4 7 (1.45%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.24%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.04%) JUnit
7 3 (0.62%) Serena SBM
7 3 (0.62%) JIRA
8 2 (0.41%) Toad
8 2 (0.41%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.21%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.21%) WebLOAD
9 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
General
1 155 (32.16%) Finance
2 107 (22.20%) Banking
3 87 (18.05%) Front Office
4 55 (11.41%) Back Office
5 40 (8.30%) Investment Banking
6 18 (3.73%) Retail
7 16 (3.32%) Legal
8 15 (3.11%) French Language
9 13 (2.70%) Financial Institution
9 13 (2.70%) Law
10 10 (2.07%) Advertising
11 5 (1.04%) Billing
12 4 (0.83%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.83%) Local Government
12 4 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.83%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.62%) German Language
13 3 (0.62%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.41%) Marketing
14 2 (0.41%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (11.83%) .NET
2 29 (6.02%) Middleware
3 28 (5.81%) Web Services
4 21 (4.36%) Rendezvous
5 19 (3.94%) XML
6 18 (3.73%) HTML
7 16 (3.32%) J2EE
8 14 (2.90%) ASP.NET
8 14 (2.90%) WebSphere MQ
9 12 (2.49%) .NET Framework
10 11 (2.28%) Spring
11 9 (1.87%) FIX Protocol
12 8 (1.66%) WCF
12 8 (1.66%) QuickFIX
13 7 (1.45%) Hibernate
13 7 (1.45%) Classic ASP
14 6 (1.24%) WSDL
15 3 (0.62%) SOAP
15 3 (0.62%) Application Packaging
16 2 (0.41%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 65 (13.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 53 (11.00%) Fixed Income
3 28 (5.81%) Derivative
4 21 (4.36%) SWIFT
5 16 (3.32%) Equities
6 13 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.70%) NHS
7 11 (2.28%) N-Tier
7 11 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.87%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.66%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.45%) Hedge funds
10 7 (1.45%) Market Risk
11 6 (1.24%) Wiki
12 4 (0.83%) AS400
12 4 (0.83%) E-Learning
13 3 (0.62%) Credit Derivative
14 2 (0.41%) Credit Risk
14 2 (0.41%) Equity Derivative
14 2 (0.41%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 199 (41.29%) Windows
2 155 (32.16%) UNIX
3 103 (21.37%) Linux
4 41 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 32 (6.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (4.77%) Windows 7
6 23 (4.77%) Windows XP
6 23 (4.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (3.11%) Solaris
8 6 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.83%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.62%) AIX
10 3 (0.62%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.41%) HPUX
11 2 (0.41%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.21%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (19.71%) ITIL
2 45 (9.34%) Change Management
3 40 (8.30%) Incident Management
4 39 (8.09%) Asset Management
5 37 (7.68%) Low Latency
6 35 (7.26%) Electronic Trading
7 31 (6.43%) Root Cause Analysis
8 26 (5.39%) Investment Management
8 26 (5.39%) Project Management
8 26 (5.39%) CRM
9 24 (4.98%) Problem Management
10 23 (4.77%) Capacity Management
11 19 (3.94%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (3.53%) Analytics
12 17 (3.53%) Change Control
13 16 (3.32%) Service Delivery
14 14 (2.90%) ERP
14 14 (2.90%) Release Management
14 14 (2.90%) User Acceptance Testing
15 13 (2.70%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 252 (52.28%) SQL
2 63 (13.07%) Perl
3 57 (11.83%) Python
4 48 (9.96%) Java
5 44 (9.13%) C#
6 24 (4.98%) PL/SQL
7 21 (4.36%) T-SQL
8 17 (3.53%) VB
8 17 (3.53%) PowerShell
9 16 (3.32%) Shell Script
9 16 (3.32%) JavaScript
10 14 (2.90%) C++
11 13 (2.70%) VBA
12 9 (1.87%) VBScript
13 7 (1.45%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.24%) VB.NET
15 5 (1.04%) Korn
16 3 (0.62%) PHP
17 2 (0.41%) Groovy
18 1 (0.21%) VC++
Qualifications
1 29 (6.02%) Degree
2 13 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (1.04%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (0.62%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.21%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.56%) QA
2 12 (2.49%) SLA
3 6 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.62%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.21%) GxP
5 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 30 (6.22%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.04%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 4 (0.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.62%) XenApp
5 2 (0.41%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 16 (3.32%) Tivoli
2 12 (2.49%) SCCM
2 12 (2.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 12 (2.49%) ITRS Geneos
3 8 (1.66%) Control-M
4 7 (1.45%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 4 (0.83%) Nagios
6 3 (0.62%) Dollar Universe
7 1 (0.21%) SCOM
7 1 (0.21%) WMI
Vendors
1 120 (24.90%) Oracle
2 68 (14.11%) Microsoft
3 40 (8.30%) Red Hat
4 36 (7.47%) Reuters
5 29 (6.02%) TIBCO
6 24 (4.98%) Sybase
7 22 (4.56%) Charles River
7 22 (4.56%) MarketAxess
8 20 (4.15%) eSpeed
9 18 (3.73%) Bloomberg
10 15 (3.11%) thinkFolio
11 13 (2.70%) Citrix
12 12 (2.49%) Sun
13 9 (1.87%) VMware
14 8 (1.66%) Civica
15 7 (1.45%) SimCorp
15 7 (1.45%) DataSynapse
15 7 (1.45%) Tableau
16 6 (1.24%) Tradeweb
16 6 (1.24%) ION Trading
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