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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 199 209 219
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +10
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 238 220 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.06% 0.94% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 1.02% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 164 130
Average daily rate
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£400 £410 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £253 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £275 £324
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -15.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 5
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +7.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £26.00 £15.24
% change year-on-year
-24.03% +70.60%
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
20684 21615 20403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.43% 92.67% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14220 15100 13816
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £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 368 383 422
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.86 £45.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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 -8 57 £450 +5.88% 26
Docklands, London - 3 £145 -
Croydon - 3 £250 - 1
Uxbridge 0 2 £338 +33.66% 1
Canary Wharf -5 1 £450 +24.13%
Harrow - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 £325 -
Ilford - 1 - -
Stanmore - 1 - -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 300 (58.82%) SQL
2 161 (31.57%) Finance
3 152 (29.80%) UNIX
3 152 (29.80%) Windows
4 133 (26.08%) Front Office
5 123 (24.12%) Oracle
6 122 (23.92%) SQL Server
7 108 (21.18%) Banking
8 96 (18.82%) ITIL
9 92 (18.04%) .NET
10 87 (17.06%) C#
11 85 (16.67%) Linux
12 81 (15.88%) Fixed Income
13 78 (15.29%) Java
14 60 (11.76%) Microsoft
15 57 (11.18%) Python
15 57 (11.18%) SQL Server 2008
16 56 (10.98%) Investment Banking
16 56 (10.98%) Perl
17 50 (9.80%) MS Excel
18 49 (9.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 46 (9.02%) Back Office
19 46 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
20 45 (8.82%) Equities
21 43 (8.43%) JavaScript
22 40 (7.84%) Derivative
23 36 (7.06%) Windows Server 2008
24 35 (6.86%) T-SQL
25 33 (6.47%) Shell Script
25 33 (6.47%) HTML

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 30 (5.88%) IIS
2 26 (5.10%) WebSphere
3 23 (4.51%) SharePoint
4 22 (4.31%) Tomcat
5 17 (3.33%) Apache
6 14 (2.75%) BizTalk Server
7 13 (2.55%) WebSphere Application Server
8 12 (2.35%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (1.18%) Oracle BPEL
9 6 (1.18%) Node.js
10 5 (0.98%) CMS
11 3 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (0.39%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.39%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.39%) Sitefinity
13 1 (0.20%) Oracle Self-Service HR
13 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.20%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 50 (9.80%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.75%) MS Office
3 3 (0.59%) Final Cut Pro
4 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.39%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.20%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 23 (4.51%) Markit EDM
2 19 (3.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (2.94%) thinkFolio
4 10 (1.96%) Oracle BPM
4 10 (1.96%) ION MarketView
5 9 (1.76%) Front Arena
6 8 (1.57%) RMDS
7 6 (1.18%) ResourceLink
7 6 (1.18%) LatentZero
8 5 (0.98%) Cerner Millennium
8 5 (0.98%) Agresso
9 4 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.78%) Summit
9 4 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.78%) Aareon QL
10 3 (0.59%) Bloomberg TOMS
10 3 (0.59%) Tesseract
10 3 (0.59%) Minerva
10 3 (0.59%) Sentinel
10 3 (0.59%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.39%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.20%) SaaS
2 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.92%) HTTP
2 16 (3.14%) Firewall
3 12 (2.35%) FTP
4 9 (1.76%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.57%) DNS
5 8 (1.57%) BIG-IP
6 7 (1.37%) Internet
7 5 (0.98%) LAN
7 5 (0.98%) WAN
8 4 (0.78%) LDAP
9 3 (0.59%) Extranet
10 2 (0.39%) SSL
10 2 (0.39%) VPN
10 2 (0.39%) Multicast
11 1 (0.20%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.20%) NAS
11 1 (0.20%) Network Security
11 1 (0.20%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.20%) SAN
11 1 (0.20%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (23.92%) SQL Server
2 57 (11.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (6.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 31 (6.08%) Relational Database
5 27 (5.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 25 (4.90%) Oracle Database
7 16 (3.14%) MS Access
7 16 (3.14%) SQL Server 2000
8 15 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
9 14 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
11 10 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (1.57%) MySQL
13 5 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
14 4 (0.78%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.78%) DB2
14 4 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
15 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 3 (0.59%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 9 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (1.76%) Introscope
2 8 (1.57%) JMeter
3 5 (0.98%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.98%) Subversion
3 5 (0.98%) JIRA
4 4 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (0.78%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.59%) Toad
6 2 (0.39%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.39%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.20%) Rational Application Developer
7 1 (0.20%) Hudson
7 1 (0.20%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.20%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.20%) Maven
7 1 (0.20%) MSI
7 1 (0.20%) ClearCase
General
1 161 (31.57%) Finance
2 133 (26.08%) Front Office
3 108 (21.18%) Banking
4 56 (10.98%) Investment Banking
5 46 (9.02%) Back Office
6 14 (2.75%) Billing
7 11 (2.16%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.76%) Marketing
8 9 (1.76%) Legal
9 7 (1.37%) Advertising
10 6 (1.18%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.98%) Retail
12 4 (0.78%) Local Government
13 3 (0.59%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.59%) Publishing
14 2 (0.39%) French Language
14 2 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.20%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.20%) Electronics
15 1 (0.20%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (18.04%) .NET
2 33 (6.47%) HTML
3 31 (6.08%) XML
4 30 (5.88%) Web Services
5 22 (4.31%) CSS
5 22 (4.31%) FIX Protocol
6 17 (3.33%) Java EE
6 17 (3.33%) WCF
6 17 (3.33%) Middleware
6 17 (3.33%) ASP.NET
7 12 (2.35%) jQuery
8 10 (1.96%) J2EE
8 10 (1.96%) CGI
9 6 (1.18%) XSLT
9 6 (1.18%) XHTML
9 6 (1.18%) LINQ
9 6 (1.18%) .NET Framework
10 5 (0.98%) NHibernate
10 5 (0.98%) WPF
10 5 (0.98%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 81 (15.88%) Fixed Income
2 49 (9.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 46 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (8.82%) Equities
5 40 (7.84%) Derivative
6 16 (3.14%) NHS
7 14 (2.75%) Computer Science
7 14 (2.75%) Equity Derivative
8 11 (2.16%) Hedge funds
9 10 (1.96%) SWIFT
10 8 (1.57%) IVR
10 8 (1.57%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.18%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.18%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.78%) SCADA
12 4 (0.78%) Swaptions
13 3 (0.59%) Visualisation
13 3 (0.59%) Market Risk
13 3 (0.59%) Blackberry
14 2 (0.39%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 152 (29.80%) UNIX
1 152 (29.80%) Windows
2 85 (16.67%) Linux
3 36 (7.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (5.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (2.94%) Windows Vista
6 14 (2.75%) Windows XP
7 11 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.76%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.37%) Mac OS X
9 7 (1.37%) AIX
9 7 (1.37%) Solaris
10 5 (0.98%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.59%) CentOS
12 2 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.39%) Mac OS X Server
12 2 (0.39%) Android
12 2 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (18.82%) ITIL
2 31 (6.08%) Incident Management
2 31 (6.08%) CRM
3 30 (5.88%) Change Management
3 30 (5.88%) Asset Management
3 30 (5.88%) Investment Management
4 28 (5.49%) Service Management
5 27 (5.29%) Problem Management
5 27 (5.29%) Workflow
6 24 (4.71%) Release Management
7 20 (3.92%) Electronic Trading
7 20 (3.92%) Project Management
7 20 (3.92%) E-Commerce
8 19 (3.73%) Risk Management
8 19 (3.73%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (3.14%) Service Delivery
10 15 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
10 15 (2.94%) Migration
11 14 (2.75%) Capacity Management
12 13 (2.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 300 (58.82%) SQL
2 87 (17.06%) C#
3 78 (15.29%) Java
4 57 (11.18%) Python
5 56 (10.98%) Perl
6 43 (8.43%) JavaScript
7 35 (6.86%) T-SQL
8 33 (6.47%) Shell Script
9 29 (5.69%) PL/SQL
10 27 (5.29%) VBA
11 25 (4.90%) VB
12 16 (3.14%) Korn
13 15 (2.94%) Bash Shell
13 15 (2.94%) VBScript
13 15 (2.94%) C++
14 12 (2.35%) VB.NET
15 11 (2.16%) VB6
16 9 (1.76%) C
17 7 (1.37%) PowerShell
18 4 (0.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (5.49%) Security Cleared
2 27 (5.29%) DV Cleared
3 25 (4.90%) Degree
4 13 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (0.78%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.39%) MCP
8 1 (0.20%) MCSE
8 1 (0.20%) MCSA
8 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.12%) QA
2 12 (2.35%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (2.94%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.39%) Squid
4 1 (0.20%) XenApp
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.20%) Samba
4 1 (0.20%) NFS
Systems Management
1 22 (4.31%) Control-M
2 20 (3.92%) ITRS Geneos
3 4 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.39%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.39%) SCCM
4 2 (0.39%) Puppet
5 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.20%) WMI
5 1 (0.20%) MOM
5 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.20%) Netcool
5 1 (0.20%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.20%) Nagios
5 1 (0.20%) OpenView
5 1 (0.20%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 123 (24.12%) Oracle
2 60 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 29 (5.69%) Sybase
4 20 (3.92%) Bloomberg
5 19 (3.73%) Charles River
6 15 (2.94%) ION Trading
7 14 (2.75%) SAP
7 14 (2.75%) Murex
8 12 (2.35%) TIBCO
9 11 (2.16%) Red Hat
9 11 (2.16%) Cognos
10 10 (1.96%) Reuters
11 9 (1.76%) Sitecore
11 9 (1.76%) IBM
11 9 (1.76%) SunGard
12 8 (1.57%) Fidessa
12 8 (1.57%) F5
13 6 (1.18%) Business Objects
14 5 (0.98%) Remedy
14 5 (0.98%) VMware
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