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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Support
England / London
Rank 265 265 184
Rank change year-on-year
0 -81
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 136 142 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.70% 0.69% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.73% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 85 182
Median daily rate £380 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £334 £325
% change year-on-year
-17.60% +2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.73% -15.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £29.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-37.93% +84.12%

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
18377 19532 19691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.92% 95.15% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13128 13704 14023
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 305 343
Median hourly rate £20.12 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.80% +2.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.26 £36.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 26 £400 -5.88% 24
Applications Support
England

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 122 (46.74%) SQL
2 94 (36.02%) Windows
3 91 (34.87%) Finance
4 72 (27.59%) Linux
5 63 (24.14%) Unix
5 63 (24.14%) Banking
6 59 (22.61%) ITIL
7 56 (21.46%) Oracle
8 48 (18.39%) SQL Server
9 47 (18.01%) Microsoft
10 42 (16.09%) IIS
11 30 (11.49%) Perl
11 30 (11.49%) Back Office
12 28 (10.73%) Windows Server
13 27 (10.34%) Change Management
14 26 (9.96%) Oracle Database
15 25 (9.58%) Java
15 25 (9.58%) Tomcat
16 24 (9.20%) Python
17 23 (8.81%) MS Excel
17 23 (8.81%) PowerShell
18 22 (8.43%) Service Delivery
19 21 (8.05%) Citrix
19 21 (8.05%) Shell Script
19 21 (8.05%) Derivative
20 20 (7.66%) WebSphere
20 20 (7.66%) .NET
20 20 (7.66%) Front Office
21 19 (7.28%) Problem Management
22 18 (6.90%) Security Cleared

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 42 (16.09%) IIS
2 25 (9.58%) Tomcat
3 20 (7.66%) WebSphere
4 17 (6.51%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.92%) Apache
5 5 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.53%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.77%) CMS
8 2 (0.77%) JBoss
8 2 (0.77%) Mule
8 2 (0.77%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.38%) Drupal
9 1 (0.38%) GemFire
9 1 (0.38%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (8.81%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.36%) MS Office
3 3 (1.15%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.38%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 10 (3.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (3.07%) Markit EDM
3 4 (1.53%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.53%) Minerva
3 4 (1.53%) Sophis RISQUE
4 3 (1.15%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (1.15%) SimCorp Dimension
5 2 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.77%) Misys Equation
5 2 (0.77%) Summit
6 1 (0.38%) Capstone
6 1 (0.38%) Eikon
6 1 (0.38%) Front Arena
6 1 (0.38%) Infor LN
6 1 (0.38%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.38%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.38%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.38%) Lorenzo
6 1 (0.38%) Orchestrade
6 1 (0.38%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.68%) GitHub
2 4 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.77%) G Suite
4 2 (0.77%) Google Play
5 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.75%) TCP/IP
2 14 (5.36%) DNS
3 10 (3.83%) SSL
4 9 (3.45%) DHCP
5 8 (3.07%) LDAP
6 7 (2.68%) Firewall
7 5 (1.92%) VPN
8 2 (0.77%) FTP
8 2 (0.77%) LAN
8 2 (0.77%) SAN
9 1 (0.38%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.38%) HTTP
9 1 (0.38%) Internet
9 1 (0.38%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (18.39%) SQL Server
2 26 (9.96%) Oracle Database
3 13 (4.98%) Relational Database
4 12 (4.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.53%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.53%) QlikView
8 3 (1.15%) DataStage
8 3 (1.15%) Electronic Patient Records
8 3 (1.15%) GIS
8 3 (1.15%) IBM InfoSphere
8 3 (1.15%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (1.15%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.77%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.68%) JIRA
2 6 (2.30%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.30%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.53%) Toad
4 3 (1.15%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.77%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.77%) JUnit
5 2 (0.77%) MSI
5 2 (0.77%) Subversion
5 2 (0.77%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.77%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.38%) Introscope
6 1 (0.38%) JMeter
6 1 (0.38%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 91 (34.87%) Finance
2 63 (24.14%) Banking
3 30 (11.49%) Back Office
4 20 (7.66%) Front Office
5 17 (6.51%) Investment Banking
6 9 (3.45%) Retail
7 8 (3.07%) Financial Institution
8 7 (2.68%) International Banking
8 7 (2.68%) Legal
9 4 (1.53%) French Language
10 3 (1.15%) Advertising
10 3 (1.15%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.77%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.38%) Billing
12 1 (0.38%) Law
12 1 (0.38%) Local Government
12 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.38%) Marketing
12 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.66%) .NET
2 15 (5.75%) Regular Expression
3 9 (3.45%) FIX Protocol
3 9 (3.45%) XML
4 8 (3.07%) HTML
5 7 (2.68%) CSS
5 7 (2.68%) Spring
5 7 (2.68%) Web Services
6 6 (2.30%) .NET Framework
6 6 (2.30%) MSMQ
7 5 (1.92%) Middleware
8 4 (1.53%) J2EE
9 3 (1.15%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.15%) JSP
9 3 (1.15%) SOAP
9 3 (1.15%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (0.77%) Ajax
10 2 (0.77%) iBATIS
10 2 (0.77%) Java EE
10 2 (0.77%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.05%) Derivative
2 15 (5.75%) Equities
3 14 (5.36%) SWIFT
4 13 (4.98%) Fixed Income
4 13 (4.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.45%) Equity Derivative
5 9 (3.45%) Hedge funds
6 6 (2.30%) NHS
7 5 (1.92%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.53%) Fintech
8 4 (1.53%) PACS
9 3 (1.15%) Credit Derivative
9 3 (1.15%) EPoS
9 3 (1.15%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.77%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.77%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.77%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.77%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 94 (36.02%) Windows
2 72 (27.59%) Linux
3 63 (24.14%) Unix
4 28 (10.73%) Windows Server
5 9 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (3.07%) Mac OS
6 8 (3.07%) Solaris
6 8 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.30%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.92%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.77%) CentOS
10 2 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (22.61%) ITIL
2 27 (10.34%) Change Management
3 22 (8.43%) Service Delivery
4 19 (7.28%) Problem Management
5 16 (6.13%) Investment Management
5 16 (6.13%) Service Management
6 15 (5.75%) Incident Management
6 15 (5.75%) Knowledge Management
7 13 (4.98%) ITIL V3
8 12 (4.60%) CRM
8 12 (4.60%) Project Management
8 12 (4.60%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (4.21%) Business Continuity
9 11 (4.21%) Configuration Management
9 11 (4.21%) Release Management
10 10 (3.83%) Migration
11 9 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (3.45%) Asset Management
11 9 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (3.45%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 122 (46.74%) SQL
2 30 (11.49%) Perl
3 25 (9.58%) Java
4 24 (9.20%) Python
5 23 (8.81%) PowerShell
6 21 (8.05%) Shell Script
7 16 (6.13%) T-SQL
8 11 (4.21%) JavaScript
9 10 (3.83%) VB
10 9 (3.45%) C#
11 8 (3.07%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.92%) C
12 5 (1.92%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.92%) VBA
13 4 (1.53%) R
14 2 (0.77%) COBOL
14 2 (0.77%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.77%) VB6
14 2 (0.77%) VBScript
15 1 (0.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 18 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 17 (6.51%) Degree
3 13 (4.98%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.15%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.77%) ECDL
7 1 (0.38%) PMP
7 1 (0.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.90%) SLA
2 10 (3.83%) SEPA
3 6 (2.30%) QA
4 5 (1.92%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.77%) HL7
System Software
1 9 (3.45%) Active Directory
1 9 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.92%) XenApp
2 5 (1.92%) XenDesktop
3 4 (1.53%) NFS
3 4 (1.53%) Samba
4 2 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (4.98%) Control-M
2 8 (3.07%) ITRS Geneos
3 6 (2.30%) Nagios
4 1 (0.38%) Ansible
4 1 (0.38%) DameWare
4 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (0.38%) Graphite
4 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.38%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.38%) Opsview
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.38%) Puppet
4 1 (0.38%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 56 (21.46%) Oracle
2 47 (18.01%) Microsoft
3 21 (8.05%) Citrix
4 13 (4.98%) Splunk
4 13 (4.98%) VMware
5 11 (4.21%) Murex
6 10 (3.83%) IBM
7 7 (2.68%) Sybase
8 6 (2.30%) Cognos
8 6 (2.30%) SolarWinds
8 6 (2.30%) WorldPay
9 5 (1.92%) F5
9 5 (1.92%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.53%) Google
10 4 (1.53%) Sophis
11 3 (1.15%) Fidessa
11 3 (1.15%) Hyperion
11 3 (1.15%) JD Edwards
11 3 (1.15%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.15%) SimCorp
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