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 1 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 219 196 238
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +42
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 202 240 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.86% 1.03% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 1.11% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 170 112
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £232 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 9
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% -2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £15.00 £18.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.38 £41.02 £25.59
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -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
21502 21611 21671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 91.96% 92.91% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 15015 14996 14673
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 £608 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 391 462
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £11.00 £12.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 1 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 1 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 -27 40 £438 +2.94% 32
Canary Wharf - 2 £450 -
Croydon - 2 £306 -
Brentford +4 1 £425 +82.79%
Uxbridge -3 1 £325 +26.82%
Kingston Upon Thames -4 1 £290 -26.67% 1
Hounslow - 1 £325 -
Hackney - 1 - -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 287 (59.92%) SQL
2 161 (33.61%) UNIX
3 149 (31.11%) Finance
4 144 (30.06%) Front Office
5 137 (28.60%) Windows
6 117 (24.43%) Banking
7 108 (22.55%) SQL Server
8 107 (22.34%) Oracle
9 105 (21.92%) Java
10 98 (20.46%) ITIL
11 91 (19.00%) Linux
12 81 (16.91%) Fixed Income
13 78 (16.28%) C#
14 75 (15.66%) .NET
15 74 (15.45%) Investment Banking
16 69 (14.41%) Perl
16 69 (14.41%) Python
17 56 (11.69%) Microsoft
18 55 (11.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 49 (10.23%) Equities
20 45 (9.39%) Relational Database
21 44 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
22 42 (8.77%) MS Excel
23 39 (8.14%) Sybase
24 38 (7.93%) Service Management
25 35 (7.31%) IIS
26 34 (7.10%) VBA
26 34 (7.10%) Change Management
26 34 (7.10%) Back Office
27 33 (6.89%) PL/SQL

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 35 (7.31%) IIS
2 31 (6.47%) Tomcat
3 22 (4.59%) SharePoint
4 21 (4.38%) Apache
4 21 (4.38%) WebSphere
5 15 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
6 10 (2.09%) WebLogic
7 8 (1.67%) JBoss
8 6 (1.25%) Oracle BPEL
8 6 (1.25%) CMS
8 6 (1.25%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (1.04%) Node.js
10 4 (0.84%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (0.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 3 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.42%) Sitefinity
12 2 (0.42%) Oracle Self-Service HR
12 2 (0.42%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.42%) SmartSockets
12 2 (0.42%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 42 (8.77%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.92%) MS Office
3 3 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.42%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.42%) Final Cut Pro
4 2 (0.42%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (3.55%) thinkFolio
2 11 (2.30%) ION MarketView
2 11 (2.30%) Markit EDM
3 9 (1.88%) Front Arena
4 8 (1.67%) RMDS
5 6 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (1.04%) Summit
6 5 (1.04%) LatentZero
6 5 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (1.04%) ResourceLink
6 5 (1.04%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.84%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.84%) Aareon QL
8 3 (0.63%) Agresso
8 3 (0.63%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 3 (0.63%) Cerner Millennium
8 3 (0.63%) Tesseract
8 3 (0.63%) Minerva
8 3 (0.63%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.42%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.42%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.97%) Firewall
2 11 (2.30%) BIG-IP
2 11 (2.30%) HTTP
3 9 (1.88%) Internet
4 8 (1.67%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.46%) DNS
6 6 (1.25%) SSL
6 6 (1.25%) LDAP
7 5 (1.04%) Extranet
7 5 (1.04%) FTP
8 3 (0.63%) Multicast
8 3 (0.63%) SMTP
9 2 (0.42%) DHCP
9 2 (0.42%) VPN
9 2 (0.42%) SAN
9 2 (0.42%) NAS
10 1 (0.21%) DMZ
10 1 (0.21%) Intranet
10 1 (0.21%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.21%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (22.55%) SQL Server
2 45 (9.39%) Relational Database
3 29 (6.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (5.85%) Oracle Database
5 22 (4.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (4.18%) Oracle Database 11g
7 14 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (2.30%) MySQL
9 10 (2.09%) Crystal Reports
10 9 (1.88%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (1.46%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (1.25%) DB2
13 5 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (0.84%) EDRMS
15 3 (0.63%) MS Access
15 3 (0.63%) OLAP
15 3 (0.63%) QlikView
15 3 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (2.51%) Introscope
2 9 (1.88%) Subversion
3 8 (1.67%) JMeter
4 5 (1.04%) JIRA
5 4 (0.84%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.84%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.84%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.63%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.42%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.21%) Ant
8 1 (0.21%) PVCS
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.21%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.21%) MSI
8 1 (0.21%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.21%) Rational Application Developer
8 1 (0.21%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.21%) Maven
General
1 149 (31.11%) Finance
2 144 (30.06%) Front Office
3 117 (24.43%) Banking
4 74 (15.45%) Investment Banking
5 34 (7.10%) Back Office
6 14 (2.92%) Legal
7 9 (1.88%) Marketing
8 8 (1.67%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.46%) Advertising
9 7 (1.46%) Retail
10 4 (0.84%) Local Government
10 4 (0.84%) French Language
11 2 (0.42%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.42%) Publishing
11 2 (0.42%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.21%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.21%) Law
12 1 (0.21%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (15.66%) .NET
2 33 (6.89%) FIX Protocol
3 24 (5.01%) XML
4 21 (4.38%) Java EE
5 20 (4.18%) HTML
6 18 (3.76%) Web Services
6 18 (3.76%) Middleware
7 13 (2.71%) J2EE
8 12 (2.51%) ASP.NET
8 12 (2.51%) CSS
9 9 (1.88%) CGI
10 8 (1.67%) WCF
11 7 (1.46%) Spring
12 5 (1.04%) NHibernate
12 5 (1.04%) Rendezvous
12 5 (1.04%) LINQ
12 5 (1.04%) jQuery
13 4 (0.84%) WebSphere MQ
13 4 (0.84%) Struts
13 4 (0.84%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 81 (16.91%) Fixed Income
2 55 (11.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 49 (10.23%) Equities
4 44 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (6.47%) Derivative
6 21 (4.38%) Computer Science
7 17 (3.55%) NHS
8 13 (2.71%) Hedge funds
9 9 (1.88%) Equity Derivative
10 8 (1.67%) SWIFT
11 7 (1.46%) Data Structures
11 7 (1.46%) Client/Server
12 5 (1.04%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.84%) Visualisation
13 4 (0.84%) SCADA
13 4 (0.84%) Swaptions
14 3 (0.63%) Market Risk
14 3 (0.63%) Management Information System
14 3 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
15 2 (0.42%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 161 (33.61%) UNIX
2 137 (28.60%) Windows
3 91 (19.00%) Linux
4 21 (4.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (2.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (2.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (2.09%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.25%) Mac OS X
9 5 (1.04%) Solaris
10 4 (0.84%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.63%) CentOS
11 3 (0.63%) Windows NT
11 3 (0.63%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.42%) AIX
12 2 (0.42%) Android
13 1 (0.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.21%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (20.46%) ITIL
2 38 (7.93%) Service Management
3 34 (7.10%) Change Management
4 33 (6.89%) Incident Management
5 28 (5.85%) Problem Management
6 27 (5.64%) Workflow
7 26 (5.43%) Release Management
7 26 (5.43%) Asset Management
8 23 (4.80%) Electronic Trading
8 23 (4.80%) Investment Management
9 22 (4.59%) Risk Management
10 21 (4.38%) E-Commerce
11 18 (3.76%) CRM
11 18 (3.76%) Service Delivery
12 16 (3.34%) Project Management
12 16 (3.34%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (3.34%) Low Latency
13 15 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
13 15 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (2.92%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 287 (59.92%) SQL
2 105 (21.92%) Java
3 78 (16.28%) C#
4 69 (14.41%) Perl
4 69 (14.41%) Python
5 34 (7.10%) VBA
6 33 (6.89%) PL/SQL
7 28 (5.85%) Shell Script
8 24 (5.01%) T-SQL
9 21 (4.38%) C++
9 21 (4.38%) JavaScript
10 19 (3.97%) VB
11 16 (3.34%) VBScript
12 14 (2.92%) C
13 11 (2.30%) VB.NET
13 11 (2.30%) Korn
13 11 (2.30%) PowerShell
14 9 (1.88%) Bash Shell
15 6 (1.25%) PHP
16 5 (1.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 33 (6.89%) Degree
2 27 (5.64%) Security Cleared
3 25 (5.22%) DV Cleared
4 10 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (0.84%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.42%) MCP
6 2 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.21%) MCSE
7 1 (0.21%) MCSA
7 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.92%) SLA
1 14 (2.92%) QA
2 1 (0.21%) HL7
System Software
1 17 (3.55%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.21%) Squid
4 1 (0.21%) Samba
4 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.21%) XenApp
4 1 (0.21%) Varnish
4 1 (0.21%) NFS
Systems Management
1 26 (5.43%) ITRS Geneos
2 18 (3.76%) Control-M
3 6 (1.25%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.63%) OpenView
4 3 (0.63%) Puppet
4 3 (0.63%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.42%) SCCM
5 2 (0.42%) Unicenter
5 2 (0.42%) Netcool
5 2 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.21%) WMI
6 1 (0.21%) MOM
6 1 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.21%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.21%) WSUS
6 1 (0.21%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.21%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 107 (22.34%) Oracle
2 56 (11.69%) Microsoft
3 39 (8.14%) Sybase
4 17 (3.55%) Bloomberg
5 15 (3.13%) ION Trading
6 14 (2.92%) Red Hat
6 14 (2.92%) Cognos
6 14 (2.92%) Murex
7 12 (2.51%) Charles River
8 11 (2.30%) F5
9 10 (2.09%) SAP
10 9 (1.88%) SunGard
11 8 (1.67%) Citrix
11 8 (1.67%) IBM
12 7 (1.46%) TIBCO
12 7 (1.46%) Fidessa
12 7 (1.46%) VMware
13 6 (1.25%) Reuters
14 5 (1.04%) Remedy
14 5 (1.04%) Tradeweb
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