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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 256 209 208
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 169 225 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.78% 1.01% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 1.07% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 172 184
Median daily rate £375 £380 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -10.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £176 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 8
Median hourly rate £190.00 £21.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+804.76% +13.51%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+53.03% -5.71%
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
20620 20986 21502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.88% 94.64% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 14993 14495 15145
Median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 395 388
Median hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 25 May 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
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 25 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the London region over the 3 months to 25 May 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 +33 35 £388 +1.97% 27
Bromley - 4 £425 - 1
Canary Wharf +8 3 £338 -25.00%
Wimbledon - 2 £200 -
Uxbridge +6 1 - - 2
Croydon -14 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £325 - 2
Applications Support
England

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 188 (52.37%) SQL
2 124 (34.54%) Windows
3 107 (29.81%) Finance
4 93 (25.91%) Oracle
5 90 (25.07%) Unix
5 90 (25.07%) Linux
6 87 (24.23%) Banking
7 81 (22.56%) ITIL
8 76 (21.17%) Front Office
9 75 (20.89%) SQL Server
10 57 (15.88%) Windows Server
11 52 (14.48%) Java
12 46 (12.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 45 (12.53%) .NET
14 44 (12.26%) Perl
15 43 (11.98%) Microsoft
16 38 (10.58%) Problem Management
17 34 (9.47%) Investment Banking
17 34 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
18 32 (8.91%) Equities
19 31 (8.64%) Sybase
20 30 (8.36%) MS Office
20 30 (8.36%) Fixed Income
20 30 (8.36%) Electronic Trading
21 29 (8.08%) IIS
22 28 (7.80%) Firewall
22 28 (7.80%) Shell Script
22 28 (7.80%) Derivative
23 27 (7.52%) Back Office
23 27 (7.52%) MS Excel

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 29 (8.08%) IIS
2 21 (5.85%) SharePoint
3 19 (5.29%) Tomcat
4 9 (2.51%) Apache
4 9 (2.51%) CMS
5 8 (2.23%) Confluence
6 6 (1.67%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.39%) JBoss
7 5 (1.39%) MQSeries
8 4 (1.11%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.84%) Captiva
9 3 (0.84%) Documentum
9 3 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.84%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.56%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (0.56%) SAS
10 2 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 30 (8.36%) MS Office
2 27 (7.52%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.23%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.67%) MS Project
5 2 (0.56%) SPSS
6 1 (0.28%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 7 (1.95%) ION MarketView
2 6 (1.67%) Academy Housing
3 5 (1.39%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
4 3 (0.84%) Kondor
4 3 (0.84%) Misys Opics
4 3 (0.84%) Salerio
4 3 (0.84%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.56%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.56%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.56%) SimCorp Dimension
5 2 (0.56%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.28%) CSG Singleview
6 1 (0.28%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.28%) Maximo
6 1 (0.28%) Minerva
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.28%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.51%) Office 365
2 6 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.28%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.28%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 28 (7.80%) Firewall
2 17 (4.74%) Internet
2 17 (4.74%) TCP/IP
3 12 (3.34%) DNS
4 11 (3.06%) LDAP
5 9 (2.51%) VPN
6 8 (2.23%) HTTP
7 7 (1.95%) Multicast
7 7 (1.95%) SSH
8 5 (1.39%) PuTTY
9 4 (1.11%) SMTP
9 4 (1.11%) SSL
10 3 (0.84%) FTP
11 2 (0.56%) LAN
11 2 (0.56%) Network Security
11 2 (0.56%) SAN
11 2 (0.56%) Skype
11 2 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.56%) Wireshark
12 1 (0.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (20.89%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.01%) Crystal Reports
2 18 (5.01%) Relational Database
3 17 (4.74%) Oracle Database
4 12 (3.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (3.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (3.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (2.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (2.23%) RDBMS
7 7 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.95%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (1.39%) MS Access
8 5 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.11%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 4 (1.11%) BusinessObjects XI
9 4 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.84%) GIS
10 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (5.01%) JIRA
2 8 (2.23%) Subversion
3 5 (1.39%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.84%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.84%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.84%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.56%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.56%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.28%) JBuilder
7 1 (0.28%) JUnit
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.28%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (0.28%) Toad
General
1 107 (29.81%) Finance
2 87 (24.23%) Banking
3 76 (21.17%) Front Office
4 34 (9.47%) Investment Banking
5 27 (7.52%) Back Office
6 13 (3.62%) Law
7 10 (2.79%) Legal
8 6 (1.67%) Retail
8 6 (1.67%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.11%) Billing
9 4 (1.11%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.84%) Advertising
11 2 (0.56%) Electronics
12 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.28%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.28%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (12.53%) .NET
2 25 (6.96%) FIX Protocol
3 24 (6.69%) XML
4 23 (6.41%) HTML
5 19 (5.29%) Web Services
6 16 (4.46%) CSS
6 16 (4.46%) J2EE
7 7 (1.95%) ASP.NET
7 7 (1.95%) Rendezvous
8 6 (1.67%) .NET Framework
8 6 (1.67%) SAML
9 5 (1.39%) JDBC
9 5 (1.39%) Middleware
10 4 (1.11%) jQuery
10 4 (1.11%) JSP
11 3 (0.84%) Apache Flex
11 3 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (0.56%) Ajax
12 2 (0.56%) ELK Stack
12 2 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 46 (12.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 34 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (8.91%) Equities
4 30 (8.36%) Fixed Income
5 28 (7.80%) Derivative
6 17 (4.74%) Management Information System
7 13 (3.62%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (3.06%) SWIFT
9 10 (2.79%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.67%) Data Centre
11 5 (1.39%) Hedge funds
12 4 (1.11%) Equity Derivative
12 4 (1.11%) NHS
13 2 (0.56%) Blackberry
13 2 (0.56%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.56%) Clustering
13 2 (0.56%) Market Risk
13 2 (0.56%) User Experience
13 2 (0.56%) Visualisation
14 1 (0.28%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 124 (34.54%) Windows
2 90 (25.07%) Linux
2 90 (25.07%) Unix
3 57 (15.88%) Windows Server
4 20 (5.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (4.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (3.62%) Solaris
8 12 (3.34%) Windows 7
9 11 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.11%) Mac OS X
10 4 (1.11%) Mac OS X Server
11 3 (0.84%) AIX
11 3 (0.84%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.84%) VMS
11 3 (0.84%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.56%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.56%) CentOS
12 2 (0.56%) SUSE
12 2 (0.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (22.56%) ITIL
2 38 (10.58%) Problem Management
3 30 (8.36%) Electronic Trading
4 25 (6.96%) Change Management
5 23 (6.41%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (6.13%) Incident Management
7 21 (5.85%) Asset Management
8 19 (5.29%) Release Management
9 18 (5.01%) E-Commerce
9 18 (5.01%) Performance Tuning
10 17 (4.74%) Service Delivery
11 16 (4.46%) Root Cause Analysis
12 15 (4.18%) Disaster Recovery
13 14 (3.90%) Migration
14 13 (3.62%) Service Management
14 13 (3.62%) User Acceptance Testing
15 12 (3.34%) Document Management
15 12 (3.34%) Investment Management
15 12 (3.34%) ITIL V3
15 12 (3.34%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 188 (52.37%) SQL
2 52 (14.48%) Java
3 44 (12.26%) Perl
4 28 (7.80%) Shell Script
5 26 (7.24%) Python
6 25 (6.96%) C#
7 19 (5.29%) JavaScript
8 17 (4.74%) PL/SQL
8 17 (4.74%) PowerShell
9 15 (4.18%) T-SQL
9 15 (4.18%) VB
9 15 (4.18%) VBA
10 9 (2.51%) C++
11 7 (1.95%) Bash Shell
11 7 (1.95%) PHP
12 6 (1.67%) VB.NET
13 5 (1.39%) VB6
14 4 (1.11%) C
15 3 (0.84%) Groovy
16 2 (0.56%) Korn
Qualifications
1 20 (5.57%) ITIL Certification
2 17 (4.74%) Security Cleared
3 15 (4.18%) Degree
4 11 (3.06%) MCSE
4 11 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (2.79%) MCSA
6 7 (1.95%) CCNA
6 7 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.95%) CISSP
6 7 (1.95%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.67%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.39%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.84%) MCP
10 2 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.46%) SLA
2 14 (3.90%) QA
3 2 (0.56%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.28%) HL7
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (5.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.11%) Samba
3 3 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.56%) XenApp
5 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (5.29%) ITRS Geneos
2 9 (2.51%) Control-M
2 9 (2.51%) Nagios
3 5 (1.39%) logstash
3 5 (1.39%) Puppet
3 5 (1.39%) WSUS
4 4 (1.11%) SCCM
4 4 (1.11%) WMI
5 3 (0.84%) Cacti
5 3 (0.84%) Dollar Universe
6 2 (0.56%) Kibana
6 2 (0.56%) OpenView
6 2 (0.56%) Opsview
6 2 (0.56%) SCOM
6 2 (0.56%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.56%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.28%) Ansible
7 1 (0.28%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.28%) OVSD
Vendors
1 93 (25.91%) Oracle
2 43 (11.98%) Microsoft
3 31 (8.64%) Sybase
4 23 (6.41%) Fidessa
5 20 (5.57%) Red Hat
6 17 (4.74%) Bloomberg
7 16 (4.46%) Charles River
8 15 (4.18%) Citrix
9 14 (3.90%) Reuters
10 13 (3.62%) ServiceNow
11 11 (3.06%) ION Trading
12 10 (2.79%) IBM
13 9 (2.51%) Capita
13 9 (2.51%) Cisco
13 9 (2.51%) iManage
13 9 (2.51%) Remedy
13 9 (2.51%) Trayport
14 8 (2.23%) VMware
15 7 (1.95%) TIBCO
16 6 (1.67%) Misys
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