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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 208 195 228
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +33
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 211 233 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.95% 1.03% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 1.11% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 175 123
Average daily rate
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£388 £420 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.73% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £280 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 6
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% -2.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -5.40%
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
20445 21023 20332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.24% 92.91% 92.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14135 14816 13711
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 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 371 455
Average hourly rate £18.71 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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 -8 46 £380 -10.58% 19
Croydon - 3 £250 -
Uxbridge -4 1 £325 +26.82% 2
Harrow - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 £325 -
Stanmore - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £450 -
Hackney - 1 - -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 301 (58.33%) SQL
2 171 (33.14%) Finance
3 162 (31.40%) UNIX
4 145 (28.10%) Front Office
5 144 (27.91%) Windows
6 119 (23.06%) SQL Server
7 117 (22.67%) Banking
8 110 (21.32%) Oracle
9 99 (19.19%) ITIL
10 93 (18.02%) Java
11 90 (17.44%) C#
12 89 (17.25%) .NET
13 88 (17.05%) Fixed Income
14 87 (16.86%) Linux
15 71 (13.76%) Python
16 68 (13.18%) Investment Banking
17 67 (12.98%) Perl
18 64 (12.40%) Microsoft
19 55 (10.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 54 (10.47%) MS Excel
21 51 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
22 49 (9.50%) SQL Server 2008
23 47 (9.11%) Back Office
24 42 (8.14%) Equities
25 39 (7.56%) Relational Database
26 38 (7.36%) Derivative
27 37 (7.17%) Sybase
28 36 (6.98%) JavaScript
29 35 (6.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
30 33 (6.40%) Incident Management

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 31 (6.01%) IIS
2 24 (4.65%) WebSphere
3 23 (4.46%) SharePoint
3 23 (4.46%) Tomcat
4 17 (3.29%) Apache
5 16 (3.10%) WebSphere Application Server
6 14 (2.71%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (1.55%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (0.97%) CMS
9 5 (0.97%) Node.js
10 4 (0.78%) Oracle BPEL
10 4 (0.78%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (0.58%) JBoss
11 3 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.39%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.39%) Sitefinity
13 1 (0.19%) Oracle Self-Service HR
13 1 (0.19%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.19%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 54 (10.47%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.71%) MS Office
3 3 (0.58%) Final Cut Pro
4 2 (0.39%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 22 (4.26%) Markit EDM
2 19 (3.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (3.29%) thinkFolio
4 11 (2.13%) ION MarketView
5 9 (1.74%) Front Arena
6 8 (1.55%) RMDS
7 6 (1.16%) LatentZero
7 6 (1.16%) Oracle BPM
8 5 (0.97%) Cerner Millennium
9 4 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.78%) Summit
9 4 (0.78%) Aareon QL
10 3 (0.58%) Agresso
10 3 (0.58%) Bloomberg TOMS
10 3 (0.58%) FLEXCUBE
10 3 (0.58%) Tesseract
10 3 (0.58%) Minerva
10 3 (0.58%) Sentinel
10 3 (0.58%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.39%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.19%) SaaS
2 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.91%) Firewall
1 15 (2.91%) HTTP
2 12 (2.33%) FTP
3 11 (2.13%) BIG-IP
4 7 (1.36%) LDAP
5 6 (1.16%) Internet
6 5 (0.97%) Extranet
7 3 (0.58%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.58%) DNS
8 2 (0.39%) Multicast
8 2 (0.39%) VPN
9 1 (0.19%) SSL
9 1 (0.19%) LAN
9 1 (0.19%) WAN
9 1 (0.19%) DHCP
9 1 (0.19%) DMZ
9 1 (0.19%) Intranet
9 1 (0.19%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.19%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (23.06%) SQL Server
2 49 (9.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 39 (7.56%) Relational Database
4 35 (6.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 22 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 21 (4.07%) Oracle Database
7 16 (3.10%) SQL Server 2000
8 15 (2.91%) MS Access
9 13 (2.52%) Oracle Database 11g
9 13 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (1.74%) MySQL
11 9 (1.74%) Crystal Reports
11 9 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.97%) DB2
12 5 (0.97%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
14 3 (0.58%) OLAP
14 3 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (2.33%) Introscope
2 8 (1.55%) JMeter
3 5 (0.97%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.97%) Subversion
4 4 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.78%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.58%) Toad
5 3 (0.58%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.39%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.19%) Ant
7 1 (0.19%) PVCS
7 1 (0.19%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.19%) MSI
7 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.19%) Hudson
7 1 (0.19%) Rational Application Developer
7 1 (0.19%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.19%) Maven
7 1 (0.19%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.19%) JIRA
General
1 171 (33.14%) Finance
2 145 (28.10%) Front Office
3 117 (22.67%) Banking
4 68 (13.18%) Investment Banking
5 47 (9.11%) Back Office
6 14 (2.71%) Billing
7 11 (2.13%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.74%) Legal
8 9 (1.74%) Marketing
9 8 (1.55%) Advertising
10 7 (1.36%) Financial Institution
11 6 (1.16%) Retail
12 4 (0.78%) French Language
12 4 (0.78%) Local Government
13 3 (0.58%) Publishing
13 3 (0.58%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.19%) Electronics
15 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.19%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (17.25%) .NET
2 30 (5.81%) XML
3 28 (5.43%) FIX Protocol
4 26 (5.04%) Web Services
5 25 (4.84%) HTML
6 19 (3.68%) Java EE
7 17 (3.29%) Middleware
8 15 (2.91%) WCF
9 14 (2.71%) ASP.NET
9 14 (2.71%) CSS
10 11 (2.13%) J2EE
11 10 (1.94%) CGI
12 7 (1.36%) jQuery
13 6 (1.16%) LINQ
13 6 (1.16%) Spring
14 5 (0.97%) NHibernate
15 4 (0.78%) Rendezvous
15 4 (0.78%) XHTML
15 4 (0.78%) JSP
15 4 (0.78%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 88 (17.05%) Fixed Income
2 55 (10.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 51 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (8.14%) Equities
5 38 (7.36%) Derivative
6 17 (3.29%) Computer Science
7 16 (3.10%) NHS
8 14 (2.71%) Equity Derivative
9 12 (2.33%) Hedge funds
10 10 (1.94%) SWIFT
11 8 (1.55%) IVR
12 7 (1.36%) Data Structures
12 7 (1.36%) Client/Server
13 6 (1.16%) Mobile App
14 4 (0.78%) SCADA
14 4 (0.78%) Swaptions
14 4 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
15 3 (0.58%) Blackberry
15 3 (0.58%) Visualisation
15 3 (0.58%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 162 (31.40%) UNIX
2 144 (27.91%) Windows
3 87 (16.86%) Linux
4 29 (5.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (3.29%) Windows XP
7 15 (2.91%) Windows Vista
8 11 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (1.74%) Windows 7
10 8 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (1.16%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.97%) Solaris
12 5 (0.97%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.58%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.39%) Mac OS X Server
14 2 (0.39%) Android
14 2 (0.39%) CentOS
14 2 (0.39%) AIX
15 1 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (19.19%) ITIL
2 33 (6.40%) Incident Management
3 31 (6.01%) CRM
3 31 (6.01%) Workflow
4 30 (5.81%) Service Management
4 30 (5.81%) Change Management
5 28 (5.43%) Electronic Trading
5 28 (5.43%) Investment Management
6 27 (5.23%) Problem Management
6 27 (5.23%) Asset Management
6 27 (5.23%) Release Management
7 22 (4.26%) E-Commerce
8 21 (4.07%) Risk Management
9 18 (3.49%) Project Management
10 17 (3.29%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (3.10%) User Acceptance Testing
11 16 (3.10%) Root Cause Analysis
12 15 (2.91%) OO
13 14 (2.71%) Load Balancing
13 14 (2.71%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 301 (58.33%) SQL
2 93 (18.02%) Java
3 90 (17.44%) C#
4 71 (13.76%) Python
5 67 (12.98%) Perl
6 36 (6.98%) JavaScript
7 32 (6.20%) T-SQL
8 30 (5.81%) Shell Script
8 30 (5.81%) VBA
9 28 (5.43%) PL/SQL
10 20 (3.88%) VB
11 19 (3.68%) C++
12 15 (2.91%) VBScript
13 12 (2.33%) Korn
14 10 (1.94%) Bash Shell
14 10 (1.94%) VB.NET
15 8 (1.55%) PowerShell
15 8 (1.55%) C
16 5 (0.97%) PHP
16 5 (0.97%) VB6
Qualifications
1 29 (5.62%) Degree
2 23 (4.46%) Security Cleared
3 22 (4.26%) DV Cleared
4 14 (2.71%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.58%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.39%) MCP
6 2 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.19%) MCSE
7 1 (0.19%) MCSA
7 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.84%) QA
2 12 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (2.52%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.39%) Squid
3 2 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.19%) XenApp
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 26 (5.04%) ITRS Geneos
2 21 (4.07%) Control-M
3 5 (0.97%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.58%) Puppet
5 3 (0.58%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.39%) SCCM
7 1 (0.19%) OpenView
7 1 (0.19%) Unicenter
7 1 (0.19%) MOM
7 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.19%) Netcool
7 1 (0.19%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.19%) Nagios
7 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.19%) WMI
Vendors
1 110 (21.32%) Oracle
2 64 (12.40%) Microsoft
3 37 (7.17%) Sybase
4 20 (3.88%) Bloomberg
5 16 (3.10%) ION Trading
5 16 (3.10%) Charles River
6 14 (2.71%) Murex
6 14 (2.71%) SAP
7 12 (2.33%) Red Hat
8 11 (2.13%) F5
9 10 (1.94%) Reuters
9 10 (1.94%) Cognos
10 9 (1.74%) IBM
10 9 (1.74%) SunGard
10 9 (1.74%) TIBCO
11 8 (1.55%) Fidessa
12 6 (1.16%) Sitecore
12 6 (1.16%) Sun
12 6 (1.16%) Business Objects
13 5 (0.97%) Citrix
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