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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 238 167 205
Rank change year-on-year
-71 +38
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 174 299 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.82% 1.41% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 1.49% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 209 143
Average daily rate £375 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 11
Average hourly rate £17.75 £21.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.55 £18.31 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.77 £30.00 £30.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -
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
20052 20041 20862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.68% 94.50% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 14187 14178 14151
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 309 344 401
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £37.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the London region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +6 48 £443 -1.66% 28
Hayes - 2 £425 -
Romford - 2 £450 -
Kingston Upon Thames +6 1 £315 - 1
Ilford +3 1 £263 -
Canary Wharf 0 1 £365 -2.66%
Clapham - 1 £275 -
Westminster - 1 £309 - 1
Chessington - 1 £150 -
Croydon - 1 - - 3
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 193 (48.13%) SQL
2 137 (34.16%) Finance
3 126 (31.42%) Windows
4 111 (27.68%) Banking
5 109 (27.18%) Linux
6 106 (26.43%) Oracle
7 104 (25.94%) Unix
8 95 (23.69%) SQL Server
9 76 (18.95%) ITIL
10 72 (17.96%) Front Office
11 63 (15.71%) Investment Banking
12 60 (14.96%) Windows Server
13 54 (13.47%) Java
14 53 (13.22%) Shell Script
15 52 (12.97%) Perl
16 51 (12.72%) Microsoft
17 43 (10.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 43 (10.72%) Sybase
18 40 (9.98%) Equities
19 39 (9.73%) .NET
20 33 (8.23%) Fixed Income
21 32 (7.98%) Security Cleared
22 30 (7.48%) Problem Management
23 29 (7.23%) Back Office
24 28 (6.98%) Python
24 28 (6.98%) Derivative
25 27 (6.73%) Degree
26 26 (6.48%) DV Cleared
26 26 (6.48%) MS Office
26 26 (6.48%) Service Delivery

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 24 (5.99%) WebSphere
2 22 (5.49%) SharePoint
3 21 (5.24%) IIS
3 21 (5.24%) WebLogic
4 15 (3.74%) Tomcat
5 11 (2.74%) Apache
6 8 (2.00%) CMS
7 4 (1.00%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.75%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.75%) Oracle Self-Service HR
9 2 (0.50%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.50%) JBoss
9 2 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.50%) SAS
9 2 (0.50%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.25%) Captiva
10 1 (0.25%) Documentum
10 1 (0.25%) nginx
10 1 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 26 (6.48%) MS Office
2 24 (5.99%) MS Excel
3 12 (2.99%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.00%) MS Project
5 5 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.50%) SPSS
7 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (3.74%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (1.50%) SimCorp Dimension
3 5 (1.25%) Academy Housing
3 5 (1.25%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
3 5 (1.25%) Salerio
4 4 (1.00%) ION MarketView
4 4 (1.00%) Kondor
4 4 (1.00%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.75%) Misys Opics
5 3 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.75%) Sonata
5 3 (0.75%) Tercero
5 3 (0.75%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.50%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.50%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.25%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.25%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.00%) Office 365
2 2 (0.50%) Google Apps
2 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.25%) SaaS
3 1 (0.25%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.99%) TCP/IP
2 12 (2.99%) DNS
3 8 (2.00%) Firewall
3 8 (2.00%) Internet
3 8 (2.00%) VPN
4 7 (1.75%) LDAP
4 7 (1.75%) SSH
5 3 (0.75%) HTTP
6 2 (0.50%) LAN
6 2 (0.50%) Multicast
6 2 (0.50%) Network Security
6 2 (0.50%) PuTTY
6 2 (0.50%) SAN
6 2 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.25%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.25%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.25%) MRTG
7 1 (0.25%) NAS
7 1 (0.25%) Skype
7 1 (0.25%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (23.69%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (4.99%) Oracle Database
3 20 (4.99%) Relational Database
4 18 (4.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (4.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (2.74%) Crystal Reports
7 9 (2.24%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (1.50%) MS Access
9 6 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (1.25%) MySQL
10 5 (1.25%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.00%) DB2
11 4 (1.00%) Informix
11 4 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (5.74%) JIRA
2 4 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.75%) Bugzilla
3 3 (0.75%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.75%) Subversion
3 3 (0.75%) Trac
3 3 (0.75%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.50%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.25%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.25%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.25%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.25%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (0.25%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.25%) Vagrant
General
1 137 (34.16%) Finance
2 111 (27.68%) Banking
3 72 (17.96%) Front Office
4 63 (15.71%) Investment Banking
5 29 (7.23%) Back Office
6 15 (3.74%) Financial Institution
7 12 (2.99%) Retail
8 7 (1.75%) Legal
9 5 (1.25%) Law
9 5 (1.25%) Telecoms
10 4 (1.00%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.75%) Advertising
11 3 (0.75%) Games
12 2 (0.50%) Electronics
12 2 (0.50%) Publishing
13 1 (0.25%) Automotive
13 1 (0.25%) Billing
13 1 (0.25%) French Language
13 1 (0.25%) German Language
13 1 (0.25%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (9.73%) .NET
2 22 (5.49%) FIX Protocol
3 17 (4.24%) HTML
3 17 (4.24%) XML
4 15 (3.74%) Web Services
4 15 (3.74%) WebSphere MQ
5 13 (3.24%) J2EE
6 7 (1.75%) ASP.NET
6 7 (1.75%) IBM Integration Bus
6 7 (1.75%) SAML
7 6 (1.50%) .NET Framework
7 6 (1.50%) jQuery
8 5 (1.25%) CSS
8 5 (1.25%) Middleware
9 2 (0.50%) Ajax
9 2 (0.50%) Rendezvous
9 2 (0.50%) XHTML
10 1 (0.25%) Java EE
10 1 (0.25%) JSON
10 1 (0.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 43 (10.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 40 (9.98%) Equities
3 33 (8.23%) Fixed Income
4 28 (6.98%) Derivative
5 22 (5.49%) Management Information System
6 17 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (3.24%) Computer Science
8 11 (2.74%) SWIFT
9 7 (1.75%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.50%) Clustering
11 5 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.00%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.00%) Equity Derivative
12 4 (1.00%) Market Risk
12 4 (1.00%) Mathematics
13 3 (0.75%) Credit Risk
13 3 (0.75%) NHS
14 2 (0.50%) AS400
14 2 (0.50%) Blackberry
14 2 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 126 (31.42%) Windows
2 109 (27.18%) Linux
3 104 (25.94%) Unix
4 60 (14.96%) Windows Server
5 26 (6.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (5.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (5.24%) Solaris
8 16 (3.99%) AIX
9 13 (3.24%) Windows 7
10 9 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.00%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.75%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.75%) Mac OS X Server
13 3 (0.75%) SUSE
13 3 (0.75%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.50%) Android
14 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.50%) CentOS
15 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (18.95%) ITIL
2 30 (7.48%) Problem Management
3 26 (6.48%) Service Delivery
4 24 (5.99%) Incident Management
4 24 (5.99%) Investment Management
5 23 (5.74%) Asset Management
5 23 (5.74%) Performance Tuning
5 23 (5.74%) User Acceptance Testing
6 22 (5.49%) Risk Management
7 21 (5.24%) Change Management
8 19 (4.74%) Release Management
9 18 (4.49%) Wealth Management
10 17 (4.24%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (4.24%) E-Commerce
11 14 (3.49%) Electronic Trading
12 13 (3.24%) Service Management
12 13 (3.24%) Workflow
13 12 (2.99%) Mentoring
13 12 (2.99%) Project Management
13 12 (2.99%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 193 (48.13%) SQL
2 54 (13.47%) Java
3 53 (13.22%) Shell Script
4 52 (12.97%) Perl
5 28 (6.98%) Python
6 25 (6.23%) C#
7 23 (5.74%) PowerShell
8 22 (5.49%) JavaScript
9 16 (3.99%) PL/SQL
10 13 (3.24%) T-SQL
11 11 (2.74%) VB
12 9 (2.24%) Bash Shell
12 9 (2.24%) VBA
13 8 (2.00%) C
13 8 (2.00%) C++
14 5 (1.25%) PHP
15 4 (1.00%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.50%) Korn
17 1 (0.25%) Ruby
17 1 (0.25%) VB6
Qualifications
1 32 (7.98%) Security Cleared
2 27 (6.73%) Degree
3 26 (6.48%) DV Cleared
4 16 (3.99%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (2.00%) MCSA
5 8 (2.00%) MCSE
5 8 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.75%) CCNA
6 7 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.75%) CISSP
7 6 (1.50%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.75%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (0.75%) MCP
9 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.49%) SLA
2 11 (2.74%) QA
3 2 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.25%) Solvency II
System Software
1 17 (4.24%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.00%) Samba
2 4 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.50%) NDS
3 2 (0.50%) Novell eDirectory
3 2 (0.50%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.25%) NFS
4 1 (0.25%) Snort
4 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (4.99%) Nagios
2 17 (4.24%) ITRS Geneos
3 8 (2.00%) Puppet
4 7 (1.75%) Control-M
5 5 (1.25%) logstash
5 5 (1.25%) SCOM
6 4 (1.00%) SCCM
6 4 (1.00%) Tivoli
6 4 (1.00%) WSUS
7 2 (0.50%) Opsview
7 2 (0.50%) SCSM
7 2 (0.50%) WMI
8 1 (0.25%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.25%) Cacti
8 1 (0.25%) DameWare
8 1 (0.25%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.25%) OpenView
8 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 106 (26.43%) Oracle
2 51 (12.72%) Microsoft
3 43 (10.72%) Sybase
4 20 (4.99%) IBM
5 18 (4.49%) Fidessa
6 17 (4.24%) Bloomberg
6 17 (4.24%) Remedy
7 14 (3.49%) ION Trading
7 14 (3.49%) Murex
8 13 (3.24%) ServiceNow
9 10 (2.49%) Charles River
9 10 (2.49%) Red Hat
9 10 (2.49%) VMware
10 9 (2.24%) Cisco
10 9 (2.24%) Sun
11 8 (2.00%) Citrix
12 7 (1.75%) Misys
12 7 (1.75%) Reuters
12 7 (1.75%) Trayport
13 6 (1.50%) Sophis
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