The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Applications Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 297 220 201
Rank change year-on-year
-77 -19
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 151 231 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.65% 0.99% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 1.05% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 166 181
Median daily rate £375 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £203 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £350 £250
% change year-on-year
-13.57% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 10
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% -2.32%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £22.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +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
21892 22043 22753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.84% 94.74% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15546 15460 15444
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 330 430
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.50 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Applications Support in the job title.

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 30 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the London region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +11 47 £425 - 24
Brentford +2 2 - -
Croydon -7 2 £350 +55.55% 1
Bromley - 2 £450 - 1
Docklands, London +12 1 £240 -50.76%
Canary Wharf +1 1 - -
Dagenham - 1 - -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, Applications Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 186 (57.41%) SQL
2 111 (34.26%) Oracle
3 101 (31.17%) Finance
4 90 (27.78%) Windows
5 85 (26.23%) Unix
6 74 (22.84%) Linux
7 68 (20.99%) Banking
8 66 (20.37%) ITIL
9 57 (17.59%) SQL Server
9 57 (17.59%) Java
10 43 (13.27%) Front Office
11 42 (12.96%) .NET
12 39 (12.04%) Microsoft
13 37 (11.42%) Perl
14 36 (11.11%) PL/SQL
14 36 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
15 35 (10.80%) Firewall
16 34 (10.49%) Oracle Database
17 33 (10.19%) Problem Management
17 33 (10.19%) XML
17 33 (10.19%) MS Excel
17 33 (10.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 30 (9.26%) Windows Server
18 30 (9.26%) Python
19 28 (8.64%) MS Office
20 27 (8.33%) IIS
21 25 (7.72%) HTML
22 24 (7.41%) CSS
22 24 (7.41%) Electronic Trading
23 22 (6.79%) Internet

Applications Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 27 (8.33%) IIS
2 20 (6.17%) Tomcat
3 16 (4.94%) WebLogic
4 13 (4.01%) SharePoint
5 11 (3.40%) WebSphere
6 10 (3.09%) Apache
7 8 (2.47%) Confluence
8 3 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.93%) JBoss
9 2 (0.62%) Captiva
9 2 (0.62%) Documentum
9 2 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.62%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.62%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.62%) Jetty
9 2 (0.62%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.62%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.62%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 33 (10.19%) MS Excel
2 28 (8.64%) MS Office
3 5 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.31%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 11 (3.40%) ION MarketView
1 11 (3.40%) Markit EDM
2 7 (2.16%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (1.85%) Academy Housing
3 6 (1.85%) CSG Singleview
4 5 (1.54%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
5 4 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (1.23%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.93%) Sophis RISQUE
7 2 (0.62%) LatentZero
7 2 (0.62%) Minerva
7 2 (0.62%) Misys Equation
7 2 (0.62%) Northgate Housing
7 2 (0.62%) Oracle CRM
7 2 (0.62%) RMDS
7 2 (0.62%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.31%) Eikon
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.16%) Office 365
2 3 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.62%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.31%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 35 (10.80%) Firewall
2 22 (6.79%) Internet
3 11 (3.40%) TCP/IP
4 9 (2.78%) LDAP
5 8 (2.47%) HTTP
6 7 (2.16%) Multicast
7 5 (1.54%) DNS
8 4 (1.23%) SSL
9 3 (0.93%) FTP
9 3 (0.93%) SMTP
10 2 (0.62%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.62%) Skype
10 2 (0.62%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.31%) BGP
11 1 (0.31%) BIG-IP
11 1 (0.31%) LAN
11 1 (0.31%) PuTTY
11 1 (0.31%) SAN
11 1 (0.31%) VPN
11 1 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (17.59%) SQL Server
2 34 (10.49%) Oracle Database
3 14 (4.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (3.40%) Relational Database
5 8 (2.47%) Crystal Reports
5 8 (2.47%) Oracle BI EE
6 7 (2.16%) QlikView
7 6 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.54%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.54%) SQLPlus
9 4 (1.23%) MySQL
9 4 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.93%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.93%) Ingres
10 3 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.62%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 15 (4.63%) JIRA
2 5 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (1.54%) ClearCase
2 5 (1.54%) ClearQuest
2 5 (1.54%) Subversion
3 4 (1.23%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.93%) Eclipse
4 3 (0.93%) JUnit
5 2 (0.62%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.62%) JBuilder
5 2 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.62%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.31%) Introscope
6 1 (0.31%) JDeveloper
6 1 (0.31%) JMeter
6 1 (0.31%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.31%) Toad
6 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 101 (31.17%) Finance
2 68 (20.99%) Banking
3 43 (13.27%) Front Office
4 22 (6.79%) Investment Banking
5 17 (5.25%) Back Office
6 16 (4.94%) Law
7 13 (4.01%) Billing
8 12 (3.70%) Legal
9 8 (2.47%) Retail
10 7 (2.16%) Financial Institution
11 4 (1.23%) Advertising
11 4 (1.23%) French Language
12 2 (0.62%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.31%) German Language
13 1 (0.31%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.31%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (12.96%) .NET
2 33 (10.19%) XML
3 25 (7.72%) HTML
4 24 (7.41%) CSS
5 21 (6.48%) FIX Protocol
5 21 (6.48%) Web Services
6 19 (5.86%) J2EE
7 13 (4.01%) JSP
8 9 (2.78%) .NET Framework
8 9 (2.78%) Rendezvous
9 8 (2.47%) Spring
10 7 (2.16%) Apache Flex
10 7 (2.16%) Middleware
10 7 (2.16%) WebSphere MQ
11 6 (1.85%) ASP.NET
12 5 (1.54%) AngularJS
13 4 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (1.23%) Django
13 4 (1.23%) JDBC
13 4 (1.23%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (10.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 22 (6.79%) Derivative
4 20 (6.17%) Fixed Income
5 14 (4.32%) Equities
6 11 (3.40%) Equity Derivative
7 10 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (2.47%) Management Information System
9 7 (2.16%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.54%) Fintech
10 5 (1.54%) SWIFT
11 3 (0.93%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.93%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.93%) Tandem
12 2 (0.62%) Clustering
12 2 (0.62%) EPoS
12 2 (0.62%) Grid Computing
12 2 (0.62%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.62%) Statistics
12 2 (0.62%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 90 (27.78%) Windows
2 85 (26.23%) Unix
3 74 (22.84%) Linux
4 30 (9.26%) Windows Server
5 15 (4.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (2.47%) Solaris
7 7 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.23%) VMS
10 3 (0.93%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.62%) Android
11 2 (0.62%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.62%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.31%) AIX
12 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.31%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.31%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (20.37%) ITIL
2 33 (10.19%) Problem Management
3 24 (7.41%) Electronic Trading
4 19 (5.86%) Incident Management
5 18 (5.56%) Asset Management
6 17 (5.25%) Change Management
6 17 (5.25%) Service Delivery
7 16 (4.94%) CRM
8 13 (4.01%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (4.01%) Document Management
8 13 (4.01%) Investment Management
8 13 (4.01%) Migration
8 13 (4.01%) Service Management
9 12 (3.70%) Release Management
10 11 (3.40%) ITIL V3
10 11 (3.40%) Workflow
11 10 (3.09%) Root Cause Analysis
12 9 (2.78%) Data Management
12 9 (2.78%) Risk Management
12 9 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 186 (57.41%) SQL
2 57 (17.59%) Java
3 37 (11.42%) Perl
4 36 (11.11%) PL/SQL
5 30 (9.26%) Python
6 22 (6.79%) C#
7 20 (6.17%) T-SQL
7 20 (6.17%) VB
7 20 (6.17%) VBA
8 19 (5.86%) PowerShell
9 16 (4.94%) Shell Script
10 14 (4.32%) JavaScript
11 13 (4.01%) PHP
12 11 (3.40%) C++
13 8 (2.47%) C
13 8 (2.47%) VB6
14 7 (2.16%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.93%) COBOL
15 3 (0.93%) Groovy
15 3 (0.93%) Korn
Qualifications
1 19 (5.86%) Degree
2 10 (3.09%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.85%) DV Cleared
4 5 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.23%) MCP
5 4 (1.23%) MCSA
5 4 (1.23%) MCSE
5 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.62%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.31%) PMP
8 1 (0.31%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.32%) SLA
2 6 (1.85%) QA
3 4 (1.23%) HL7
3 4 (1.23%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (4.94%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.23%) XenApp
3 3 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.62%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.31%) NFS
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.31%) Samba
5 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (6.17%) Control-M
2 14 (4.32%) ITRS Geneos
3 6 (1.85%) WMI
4 5 (1.54%) BladeLogic
5 3 (0.93%) Dollar Universe
5 3 (0.93%) Opsview
5 3 (0.93%) SCCM
6 2 (0.62%) Cacti
6 2 (0.62%) Kibana
6 2 (0.62%) logstash
6 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.62%) Puppet
7 1 (0.31%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.31%) Graphite
7 1 (0.31%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.31%) Nagios
7 1 (0.31%) OpenView
7 1 (0.31%) OVSD
7 1 (0.31%) Thomson Reuters DACS
7 1 (0.31%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 111 (34.26%) Oracle
2 39 (12.04%) Microsoft
3 18 (5.56%) Citrix
4 15 (4.63%) Red Hat
5 13 (4.01%) Charles River
6 12 (3.70%) Sybase
7 11 (3.40%) Bloomberg
7 11 (3.40%) IBM
7 11 (3.40%) ION Trading
8 10 (3.09%) iManage
8 10 (3.09%) Reuters
9 9 (2.78%) Capita
9 9 (2.78%) TIBCO
10 8 (2.47%) Remedy
11 7 (2.16%) Atlassian
11 7 (2.16%) Fidessa
12 6 (1.85%) FactSet
12 6 (1.85%) PeopleSoft
13 5 (1.54%) BEA
13 5 (1.54%) Northgate
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