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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 174 204 203
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 274 210 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.30% 0.97% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.05% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 132 109
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£450 £398 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% +13.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 7
Average hourly rate £21.00 £24.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.40% -30.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +8.57%
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
19545 20081 18032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.53% 93.17% 93.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13847 13699 12141
Average daily rate £440 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 376 496
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.73 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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 30 January 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
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 30 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the London region over the 3 months to 30 January 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 +25 75 £450 - 47
Docklands, London +12 4 £145 -27.75% 1
Canary Wharf +9 2 £375 -25.00%
Paddington - 1 £475 -
Uxbridge - 1 £263 -
Harrow - 1 £135 -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Romford - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Upminster - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Bromley - - - - 1
Croydon - - - -
Grays - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 331 (61.75%) SQL
2 180 (33.58%) Windows
3 179 (33.40%) UNIX
4 168 (31.34%) Finance
5 151 (28.17%) Front Office
6 150 (27.99%) Oracle
7 125 (23.32%) SQL Server
8 124 (23.13%) Banking
9 109 (20.34%) ITIL
10 91 (16.98%) Linux
11 84 (15.67%) Perl
12 79 (14.74%) Microsoft
13 72 (13.43%) .NET
14 69 (12.87%) C#
14 69 (12.87%) Investment Banking
15 63 (11.75%) Java
15 63 (11.75%) Fixed Income
16 60 (11.19%) Python
17 59 (11.01%) Derivative
18 57 (10.63%) MS Excel
19 56 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
20 55 (10.26%) Back Office
20 55 (10.26%) SQL Server 2008
21 46 (8.58%) Windows Server 2008
21 46 (8.58%) Equities
21 46 (8.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 41 (7.65%) Windows Server 2003
22 41 (7.65%) Asset Management
23 38 (7.09%) JavaScript
23 38 (7.09%) PL/SQL

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 23 (4.29%) Tomcat
2 17 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.99%) BizTalk Server
4 15 (2.80%) IIS
5 14 (2.61%) WebSphere
6 11 (2.05%) Apache
7 9 (1.68%) WebLogic
8 8 (1.49%) Oracle BPEL
9 4 (0.75%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.75%) Node.js
9 4 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.56%) TIBCO EMS
10 3 (0.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 3 (0.56%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.37%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (0.37%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.37%) WorkSite
12 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 57 (10.63%) MS Excel
2 31 (5.78%) MS Office
3 3 (0.56%) Final Cut Pro
4 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 36 (6.72%) Markit EDM
2 15 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (1.68%) ION MarketView
4 8 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (1.49%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (1.12%) SimCorp Dimension
6 5 (0.93%) CODA-Financials
7 4 (0.75%) Cerner Millennium
7 4 (0.75%) ResourceLink
8 3 (0.56%) LatentZero
8 3 (0.56%) FLEXCUBE
8 3 (0.56%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.56%) Endur
8 3 (0.56%) Agresso
9 2 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.37%) Eikon
9 2 (0.37%) Eagle PACE
9 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.37%) Aligne
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.19%) SaaS
2 1 (0.19%) Route 53
2 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.36%) HTTP
2 13 (2.43%) TCP/IP
3 12 (2.24%) Firewall
4 11 (2.05%) FTP
5 10 (1.87%) DNS
6 8 (1.49%) Internet
7 6 (1.12%) LAN
7 6 (1.12%) WAN
8 2 (0.37%) SSL
8 2 (0.37%) Extranet
8 2 (0.37%) Multicast
9 1 (0.19%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.19%) NAS
9 1 (0.19%) Network Security
9 1 (0.19%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.19%) VPN
9 1 (0.19%) SMTP
9 1 (0.19%) DHCP
9 1 (0.19%) SAN
9 1 (0.19%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (23.32%) SQL Server
2 55 (10.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 37 (6.90%) Relational Database
4 35 (6.53%) Oracle Database
5 28 (5.22%) SQL Server 2005
6 24 (4.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (3.36%) Oracle Database 11g
8 16 (2.99%) MS Access
9 14 (2.61%) SQL Server 2000
10 11 (2.05%) RDBMS
10 11 (2.05%) MySQL
11 10 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
12 8 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
12 8 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (0.75%) Big Data
14 4 (0.75%) NoSQL
14 4 (0.75%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 15 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (1.68%) JIRA
2 9 (1.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 9 (1.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 6 (1.12%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.75%) Toad
4 4 (0.75%) Eclipse
4 4 (0.75%) Serena SBM
5 3 (0.56%) Subversion
5 3 (0.56%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.37%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.37%) Hudson
6 2 (0.37%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.37%) Maven
7 1 (0.19%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.19%) Rational Application Developer
7 1 (0.19%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.19%) Introscope
7 1 (0.19%) JMeter
7 1 (0.19%) Ant
General
1 168 (31.34%) Finance
2 151 (28.17%) Front Office
3 124 (23.13%) Banking
4 69 (12.87%) Investment Banking
5 55 (10.26%) Back Office
6 14 (2.61%) Legal
6 14 (2.61%) Telecoms
6 14 (2.61%) Billing
7 9 (1.68%) French Language
7 9 (1.68%) Law
8 8 (1.49%) Advertising
9 7 (1.31%) Retail
10 4 (0.75%) Publishing
11 3 (0.56%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.56%) Marketing
11 3 (0.56%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.37%) Games
13 1 (0.19%) Local Government
13 1 (0.19%) German Language
13 1 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (13.43%) .NET
2 37 (6.90%) FIX Protocol
3 28 (5.22%) HTML
4 24 (4.48%) CSS
5 23 (4.29%) Web Services
6 21 (3.92%) Middleware
7 17 (3.17%) XML
8 14 (2.61%) CGI
8 14 (2.61%) jQuery
9 13 (2.43%) WCF
10 11 (2.05%) Java EE
11 8 (1.49%) J2EE
11 8 (1.49%) ASP.NET
12 6 (1.12%) Rendezvous
13 5 (0.93%) .NET Framework
14 4 (0.75%) XHTML
14 4 (0.75%) Struts
14 4 (0.75%) JMS
14 4 (0.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 4 (0.75%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 63 (11.75%) Fixed Income
2 59 (11.01%) Derivative
3 56 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (8.58%) Equities
4 46 (8.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 16 (2.99%) Equity Derivative
6 12 (2.24%) Computer Science
7 11 (2.05%) NHS
8 9 (1.68%) Data Structures
8 9 (1.68%) SWIFT
9 8 (1.49%) IVR
9 8 (1.49%) Hedge funds
9 8 (1.49%) Credit Derivative
10 6 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.93%) Management Information System
11 5 (0.93%) E-Learning
12 4 (0.75%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.75%) N-Tier
12 4 (0.75%) GIS
13 3 (0.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 180 (33.58%) Windows
2 179 (33.40%) UNIX
3 91 (16.98%) Linux
4 46 (8.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (7.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 32 (5.97%) Windows XP
7 20 (3.73%) Windows 7
8 15 (2.80%) Windows Vista
9 11 (2.05%) Mac OS X
9 11 (2.05%) AIX
10 9 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
12 5 (0.93%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.93%) Solaris
13 3 (0.56%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.37%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.37%) Mac OS X Server
14 2 (0.37%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (20.34%) ITIL
2 41 (7.65%) Asset Management
3 36 (6.72%) Investment Management
4 34 (6.34%) Incident Management
5 33 (6.16%) Change Management
6 30 (5.60%) Problem Management
7 27 (5.04%) CRM
8 25 (4.66%) User Acceptance Testing
9 24 (4.48%) Service Management
9 24 (4.48%) Service Delivery
10 23 (4.29%) Electronic Trading
11 22 (4.10%) Change Control
12 20 (3.73%) Workflow
12 20 (3.73%) E-Commerce
13 19 (3.54%) Risk Management
14 18 (3.36%) Low Latency
15 16 (2.99%) Migration
15 16 (2.99%) Root Cause Analysis
16 13 (2.43%) Data Management
16 13 (2.43%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 331 (61.75%) SQL
2 84 (15.67%) Perl
3 69 (12.87%) C#
4 63 (11.75%) Java
5 60 (11.19%) Python
6 38 (7.09%) JavaScript
6 38 (7.09%) PL/SQL
7 33 (6.16%) Shell Script
8 30 (5.60%) T-SQL
9 27 (5.04%) Korn
10 26 (4.85%) VB
11 22 (4.10%) C++
12 21 (3.92%) Bash Shell
13 18 (3.36%) VBA
14 16 (2.99%) PowerShell
15 13 (2.43%) VB6
15 13 (2.43%) Ruby
16 10 (1.87%) VB.NET
17 8 (1.49%) VBScript
18 6 (1.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (5.60%) Degree
2 27 (5.04%) Security Cleared
3 26 (4.85%) DV Cleared
4 11 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (0.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.92%) SLA
2 18 (3.36%) QA
3 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (5.78%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.37%) Squid
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.19%) Samba
4 1 (0.19%) NFS
Systems Management
1 23 (4.29%) Control-M
2 14 (2.61%) ITRS Geneos
3 6 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.56%) Nagios
5 2 (0.37%) SCCM
6 1 (0.19%) WSUS
6 1 (0.19%) Puppet
6 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.19%) Foglight
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.19%) OpenView
6 1 (0.19%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.19%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 150 (27.99%) Oracle
2 79 (14.74%) Microsoft
3 37 (6.90%) Sybase
4 31 (5.78%) Bloomberg
4 31 (5.78%) Charles River
5 19 (3.54%) thinkFolio
6 18 (3.36%) Reuters
7 16 (2.99%) TIBCO
8 14 (2.61%) ION Trading
9 13 (2.43%) Tradeweb
10 11 (2.05%) Business Objects
11 10 (1.87%) SAP
11 10 (1.87%) Murex
12 9 (1.68%) VMware
12 9 (1.68%) Sun
12 9 (1.68%) Fidessa
13 8 (1.49%) Red Hat
13 8 (1.49%) IBM
13 8 (1.49%) MarketAxess
14 7 (1.31%) Citrix
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