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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 228 194 228
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +34
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 218 260 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.91% 1.07% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 1.15% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 171 138
Average daily rate
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£416 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.06% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £250 £300
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 8
Average hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% -2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £12.90 £16.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £32.11 £30.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -29.20%
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
22291 22532 23252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.54% 92.61% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 15700 15338 15942
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 324 423 451
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -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 1 September 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 September 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 -27 63 £425 -4.22% 27
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £305 - 1
Hayes - 2 £313 -
Docklands, London - 2 £488 -
Brentford - 1 £425 -
Croydon - 1 £225 - 1
Ealing - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £450 -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 255 (61.59%) SQL
2 150 (36.23%) Finance
3 137 (33.09%) UNIX
4 130 (31.40%) Windows
5 102 (24.64%) SQL Server
5 102 (24.64%) Banking
6 100 (24.15%) Front Office
7 89 (21.50%) Java
8 87 (21.01%) Linux
9 84 (20.29%) Oracle
10 70 (16.91%) Perl
11 63 (15.22%) ITIL
11 63 (15.22%) Investment Banking
12 62 (14.98%) C#
12 62 (14.98%) .NET
13 56 (13.53%) Python
14 51 (12.32%) Equities
14 51 (12.32%) Fixed Income
15 47 (11.35%) FIX Protocol
16 45 (10.87%) IIS
17 42 (10.14%) Microsoft
18 40 (9.66%) Windows Server 2008
18 40 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
19 39 (9.42%) MS Excel
19 39 (9.42%) Shell Script
20 36 (8.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 33 (7.97%) Sybase
22 31 (7.49%) PowerShell
23 30 (7.25%) Degree
23 30 (7.25%) Derivative

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 45 (10.87%) IIS
2 24 (5.80%) Tomcat
3 23 (5.56%) Apache
4 17 (4.11%) SharePoint
4 17 (4.11%) WebSphere
5 13 (3.14%) WebLogic
6 9 (2.17%) JBoss
7 8 (1.93%) WebSphere Application Server
7 8 (1.93%) Oracle Workflow
7 8 (1.93%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.97%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 4 (0.97%) Node.js
8 4 (0.97%) CMS
9 3 (0.72%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (0.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 3 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.72%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.48%) WorkSite
10 2 (0.48%) nginx
10 2 (0.48%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 39 (9.42%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.86%) MS Office
3 6 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.24%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.24%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 17 (4.11%) thinkFolio
2 13 (3.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.93%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (1.93%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (1.45%) ION MarketView
4 6 (1.45%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (1.45%) Markit EDM
4 6 (1.45%) ResourceLink
5 5 (1.21%) Summit
5 5 (1.21%) Front Arena
5 5 (1.21%) RMDS
6 4 (0.97%) LatentZero
7 3 (0.72%) Tesseract
7 3 (0.72%) Minerva
7 3 (0.72%) Sentinel
7 3 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.72%) Agresso
8 2 (0.48%) Oracle HRMS
8 2 (0.48%) SimCorp Dimension
8 2 (0.48%) Eagle PACE
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.48%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.24%) Office 365
4 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 15 (3.62%) DNS
3 12 (2.90%) Firewall
4 11 (2.66%) Internet
5 8 (1.93%) HTTP
6 6 (1.45%) BIG-IP
6 6 (1.45%) SSL
7 4 (0.97%) LDAP
7 4 (0.97%) LAN
7 4 (0.97%) Multicast
8 3 (0.72%) SMTP
9 2 (0.48%) DHCP
9 2 (0.48%) Extranet
9 2 (0.48%) NAS
9 2 (0.48%) WAN
9 2 (0.48%) SAN
10 1 (0.24%) Intranet
10 1 (0.24%) ATM
10 1 (0.24%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (24.64%) SQL Server
2 29 (7.00%) Relational Database
3 22 (5.31%) Oracle Database
4 20 (4.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (4.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (2.66%) Oracle Database 11g
7 10 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (2.42%) Crystal Reports
8 8 (1.93%) MySQL
9 7 (1.69%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (1.45%) DB2
11 4 (0.97%) Informix
11 4 (0.97%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.97%) EDRMS
12 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.48%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 13 (3.14%) JIRA
2 8 (1.93%) Subversion
3 6 (1.45%) Introscope
4 4 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.97%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.72%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (0.72%) JMeter
5 3 (0.72%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.72%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.48%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.48%) Bugzilla
6 2 (0.48%) Trac
7 1 (0.24%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.24%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.24%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.24%) MSI
7 1 (0.24%) PVCS
General
1 150 (36.23%) Finance
2 102 (24.64%) Banking
3 100 (24.15%) Front Office
4 63 (15.22%) Investment Banking
5 15 (3.62%) Legal
6 13 (3.14%) Financial Institution
7 12 (2.90%) Back Office
8 11 (2.66%) Retail
9 9 (2.17%) Marketing
10 6 (1.45%) Advertising
11 4 (0.97%) Local Government
11 4 (0.97%) French Language
12 3 (0.72%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.48%) Law
13 2 (0.48%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.48%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.48%) Games
13 2 (0.48%) Billing
14 1 (0.24%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (14.98%) .NET
2 47 (11.35%) FIX Protocol
3 22 (5.31%) XML
4 18 (4.35%) Web Services
5 17 (4.11%) HTML
6 13 (3.14%) Middleware
7 8 (1.93%) WebSphere MQ
7 8 (1.93%) Java EE
7 8 (1.93%) WCF
7 8 (1.93%) J2EE
7 8 (1.93%) ASP.NET
8 7 (1.69%) CSS
9 6 (1.45%) Spring
9 6 (1.45%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.97%) XHTML
11 3 (0.72%) JMS
11 3 (0.72%) Struts
11 3 (0.72%) JDBC
11 3 (0.72%) Classic ASP
11 3 (0.72%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 51 (12.32%) Equities
1 51 (12.32%) Fixed Income
2 40 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (8.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 30 (7.25%) Derivative
5 18 (4.35%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.66%) NHS
7 10 (2.42%) Client/Server
8 9 (2.17%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.45%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.21%) Equity Derivative
10 5 (1.21%) Market Risk
10 5 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.97%) Credit Risk
11 4 (0.97%) Mathematics
11 4 (0.97%) CMDB
11 4 (0.97%) SWIFT
12 3 (0.72%) Visualisation
12 3 (0.72%) Physics
13 2 (0.48%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 137 (33.09%) UNIX
2 130 (31.40%) Windows
3 87 (21.01%) Linux
4 40 (9.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (6.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (2.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.93%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.45%) AIX
10 4 (0.97%) Solaris
10 4 (0.97%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.72%) CentOS
11 3 (0.72%) Windows NT
11 3 (0.72%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.24%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (15.22%) ITIL
2 30 (7.25%) Service Management
3 27 (6.52%) Asset Management
4 26 (6.28%) Workflow
5 25 (6.04%) Change Management
5 25 (6.04%) Problem Management
6 22 (5.31%) Electronic Trading
6 22 (5.31%) CRM
7 21 (5.07%) Incident Management
8 19 (4.59%) Risk Management
9 18 (4.35%) Project Management
10 16 (3.86%) Service Delivery
11 15 (3.62%) Release Management
11 15 (3.62%) Investment Management
12 13 (3.14%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (3.14%) Configuration Management
13 12 (2.90%) E-Commerce
13 12 (2.90%) Algorithmic Trading
14 11 (2.66%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (2.66%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 255 (61.59%) SQL
2 89 (21.50%) Java
3 70 (16.91%) Perl
4 62 (14.98%) C#
5 56 (13.53%) Python
6 39 (9.42%) Shell Script
7 31 (7.49%) PowerShell
8 27 (6.52%) VBA
9 22 (5.31%) JavaScript
10 19 (4.59%) C++
10 19 (4.59%) VB
11 18 (4.35%) PL/SQL
12 17 (4.11%) C
13 16 (3.86%) T-SQL
14 9 (2.17%) PHP
15 8 (1.93%) VBScript
16 4 (0.97%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.97%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.97%) Ruby
17 2 (0.48%) Korn
Qualifications
1 30 (7.25%) Degree
2 18 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 16 (3.86%) DV Cleared
4 9 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.45%) MCP
6 3 (0.72%) PMP
6 3 (0.72%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.48%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.24%) NVQ Level 3
8 1 (0.24%) MCSE
8 1 (0.24%) MCSA
8 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.90%) SLA
2 9 (2.17%) QA
3 1 (0.24%) HL7
3 1 (0.24%) Solvency II
System Software
1 25 (6.04%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.24%) XenApp
4 1 (0.24%) Varnish
4 1 (0.24%) Samba
4 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.24%) NFS
Systems Management
1 17 (4.11%) ITRS Geneos
2 13 (3.14%) Nagios
3 12 (2.90%) Control-M
4 11 (2.66%) Puppet
5 10 (2.42%) Tivoli
6 5 (1.21%) SCCM
7 4 (0.97%) Opsview
8 3 (0.72%) BladeLogic
8 3 (0.72%) Netcool
8 3 (0.72%) OpenView
9 2 (0.48%) Unicenter
9 2 (0.48%) SCOM
10 1 (0.24%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.24%) WSUS
10 1 (0.24%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.24%) SCSM
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.24%) WMI
10 1 (0.24%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 84 (20.29%) Oracle
2 42 (10.14%) Microsoft
3 33 (7.97%) Sybase
4 15 (3.62%) Citrix
4 15 (3.62%) Bloomberg
5 14 (3.38%) Charles River
6 12 (2.90%) Fidessa
7 11 (2.66%) Red Hat
8 10 (2.42%) Cognos
8 10 (2.42%) Murex
9 9 (2.17%) IBM
9 9 (2.17%) Remedy
9 9 (2.17%) VMware
9 9 (2.17%) ION Trading
10 8 (1.93%) Splunk
10 8 (1.93%) ServiceNow
11 7 (1.69%) TIBCO
11 7 (1.69%) HP
12 6 (1.45%) SAP
12 6 (1.45%) F5
Central London / West End
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum £40,000 to £50,000 DOE + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Kingston upon Thames
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago