The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 216 232 179
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -53
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 217 165 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.90% 0.76% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 0.82% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 117 213
Average daily rate £400 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £223 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £479 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 7
Average hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.26 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £19.38 £40.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £15.87 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+60.68% -27.86%
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22398 20052 25960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.58% 92.82% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 15523 13588 16690
Average daily rate £425 £450 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 410 583
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.31 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Applications Support
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -2 68 £413 -2.94% 45
Uxbridge - 7 £253 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £396 -
Romford - 1 - -
Stanmore - - - -
Upminster - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 235 (55.42%) SQL
2 162 (38.21%) Windows
3 136 (32.08%) UNIX
4 124 (29.25%) Finance
5 101 (23.82%) Banking
6 99 (23.35%) Oracle
7 97 (22.88%) SQL Server
8 90 (21.23%) ITIL
9 85 (20.05%) Linux
10 69 (16.27%) Microsoft
11 59 (13.92%) .NET
12 57 (13.44%) Front Office
13 56 (13.21%) Java
14 54 (12.74%) Perl
15 52 (12.26%) Fixed Income
16 47 (11.08%) C#
17 46 (10.85%) Investment Banking
18 41 (9.67%) Python
19 39 (9.20%) MS Excel
19 39 (9.20%) T-SQL
20 38 (8.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 35 (8.25%) Change Management
22 34 (8.02%) Project Management
23 32 (7.55%) CRM
24 31 (7.31%) Derivative
24 31 (7.31%) Electronic Trading
24 31 (7.31%) XML
25 27 (6.37%) MS Office
25 27 (6.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 26 (6.13%) Oracle Database

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 19 (4.48%) SharePoint
2 18 (4.25%) IIS
3 17 (4.01%) WebLogic
4 12 (2.83%) Oracle Service Bus
5 11 (2.59%) Apache
6 9 (2.12%) WebSphere
7 8 (1.89%) CMS
8 7 (1.65%) WebLogic Portal
8 7 (1.65%) Liferay
8 7 (1.65%) Drupal
9 6 (1.42%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.94%) Oracle Coherence
11 4 (0.94%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.71%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.47%) MQSeries
Applications
1 39 (9.20%) MS Excel
2 27 (6.37%) MS Office
3 7 (1.65%) Photoshop
4 6 (1.42%) InfoPath
4 6 (1.42%) MS Project
5 3 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (3.07%) Endur
3 7 (1.65%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (1.65%) Minerva
3 7 (1.65%) ZaiNet
4 6 (1.42%) LatentZero
5 4 (0.94%) Academy Housing
5 4 (0.94%) Sentinel
5 4 (0.94%) Capstone
5 4 (0.94%) Tesseract
5 4 (0.94%) Aligne
5 4 (0.94%) ReMetrica
5 4 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.94%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.71%) Agresso
6 3 (0.71%) Eikon
6 3 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.47%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
7 2 (0.47%) RMDS
7 2 (0.47%) IntelliMatch
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.66%) Firewall
2 21 (4.95%) Internet
3 20 (4.72%) Multicast
4 11 (2.59%) DNS
5 9 (2.12%) SSL
6 7 (1.65%) LDAP
6 7 (1.65%) FTP
7 4 (0.94%) Broadband
8 3 (0.71%) LAN
8 3 (0.71%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.47%) VPN
9 2 (0.47%) Intranet
10 1 (0.24%) Wireless
10 1 (0.24%) Extranet
10 1 (0.24%) HTTP
10 1 (0.24%) PBX
10 1 (0.24%) WAN
10 1 (0.24%) DHCP
10 1 (0.24%) DMZ
10 1 (0.24%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (22.88%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.13%) Oracle Database
3 21 (4.95%) Relational Database
4 20 (4.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (3.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 15 (3.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (3.54%) MS Access
7 13 (3.07%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (3.07%) Oracle Database 11g
8 11 (2.59%) Crystal Reports
9 9 (2.12%) Oracle ODI
10 6 (1.42%) DTS
10 6 (1.42%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (0.94%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.71%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 13 (3.07%) Subversion
2 7 (1.65%) Oracle Forms
2 7 (1.65%) JIRA
3 5 (1.18%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.47%) Maven
5 2 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.47%) Ant
6 1 (0.24%) Serena SBM
6 1 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.24%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.24%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.24%) Toad
6 1 (0.24%) PowerBuilder
6 1 (0.24%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.24%) Hudson
6 1 (0.24%) WebLOAD
General
1 124 (29.25%) Finance
2 101 (23.82%) Banking
3 57 (13.44%) Front Office
4 46 (10.85%) Investment Banking
5 23 (5.42%) Back Office
6 13 (3.07%) Retail
7 11 (2.59%) Law
8 9 (2.12%) German Language
9 7 (1.65%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.18%) Advertising
10 5 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.94%) Local Government
11 4 (0.94%) Marketing
12 3 (0.71%) Publishing
12 3 (0.71%) Legal
13 2 (0.47%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.47%) French Language
13 2 (0.47%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.47%) Telecoms
14 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (13.92%) .NET
2 31 (7.31%) XML
3 26 (6.13%) HTML
4 20 (4.72%) Web Services
5 18 (4.25%) Rendezvous
6 17 (4.01%) ASP.NET
7 13 (3.07%) J2EE
7 13 (3.07%) .NET Framework
8 12 (2.83%) CSS
9 11 (2.59%) Middleware
9 11 (2.59%) Spring
10 7 (1.65%) WSDL
11 5 (1.18%) jQuery
11 5 (1.18%) QuickFIX
12 4 (0.94%) WCF
12 4 (0.94%) JSON
12 4 (0.94%) Struts
12 4 (0.94%) Hibernate
13 3 (0.71%) WebSphere MQ
13 3 (0.71%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 52 (12.26%) Fixed Income
2 38 (8.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 31 (7.31%) Derivative
4 11 (2.59%) Equities
4 11 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (2.59%) Statistics
5 10 (2.36%) NHS
5 10 (2.36%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.89%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.89%) N-Tier
7 7 (1.65%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.42%) Credit Derivative
8 6 (1.42%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 5 (1.18%) Grid Computing
9 5 (1.18%) Thin Client
9 5 (1.18%) Fat Client
10 4 (0.94%) Wiki
10 4 (0.94%) Equity Derivative
11 3 (0.71%) Clustering
11 3 (0.71%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 162 (38.21%) Windows
2 136 (32.08%) UNIX
3 85 (20.05%) Linux
4 27 (6.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (4.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (3.54%) Solaris
6 15 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (2.83%) Windows XP
8 8 (1.89%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.71%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.47%) AIX
10 2 (0.47%) HPUX
11 1 (0.24%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (21.23%) ITIL
2 35 (8.25%) Change Management
3 34 (8.02%) Project Management
4 32 (7.55%) CRM
5 31 (7.31%) Electronic Trading
6 23 (5.42%) Incident Management
6 23 (5.42%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (5.19%) Root Cause Analysis
7 22 (5.19%) Capacity Management
8 21 (4.95%) Low Latency
9 20 (4.72%) Release Management
10 18 (4.25%) Problem Management
11 17 (4.01%) Service Delivery
12 16 (3.77%) Investment Management
12 16 (3.77%) Change Control
13 15 (3.54%) Disaster Recovery
14 14 (3.30%) Service Management
14 14 (3.30%) Workflow
15 13 (3.07%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (3.07%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 235 (55.42%) SQL
2 56 (13.21%) Java
3 54 (12.74%) Perl
4 47 (11.08%) C#
5 41 (9.67%) Python
6 39 (9.20%) T-SQL
7 23 (5.42%) PL/SQL
8 21 (4.95%) JavaScript
9 17 (4.01%) VB
10 12 (2.83%) VBA
10 12 (2.83%) Shell Script
11 10 (2.36%) C++
12 8 (1.89%) PHP
12 8 (1.89%) VB.NET
13 5 (1.18%) Korn
14 4 (0.94%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.94%) VBScript
15 3 (0.71%) ActionScript
15 3 (0.71%) ActionScript 2.0
15 3 (0.71%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 24 (5.66%) Degree
2 15 (3.54%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (0.71%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.47%) Postgraduate
4 2 (0.47%) MCP
5 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.90%) QA
2 13 (3.07%) SLA
3 6 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.24%) GxP
System Software
1 26 (6.13%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.47%) XenApp
2 2 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 13 (3.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 11 (2.59%) SCCM
3 8 (1.89%) ITRS Geneos
4 6 (1.42%) Control-M
4 6 (1.42%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.94%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.24%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 99 (23.35%) Oracle
2 69 (16.27%) Microsoft
3 26 (6.13%) Sybase
3 26 (6.13%) Red Hat
4 24 (5.66%) Reuters
5 22 (5.19%) TIBCO
6 17 (4.01%) MarketAxess
6 17 (4.01%) eSpeed
7 13 (3.07%) Charles River
7 13 (3.07%) Sun
8 12 (2.83%) Bloomberg
9 10 (2.36%) Citrix
10 9 (2.12%) Fidessa
11 8 (1.89%) thinkFolio
11 8 (1.89%) Remedy
12 7 (1.65%) Business Objects
12 7 (1.65%) Cognos
12 7 (1.65%) Civica
13 6 (1.42%) HP
13 6 (1.42%) Hyperion
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