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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 194 212 193
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -19
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 260 247 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.08% 0.99% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 1.06% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 157 157
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£405 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £310 £275
% change year-on-year
-19.35% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 7
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -17.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £35.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-51.42% +94.44%
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
22220 23303 24417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.26% 92.98% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 15334 15998 16052
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 439 616
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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
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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 +49 100 £463 +8.82% 47
Twickenham - 1 - -
Bromley - 1 - - 2
Croydon - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Romford - - - -
Ruislip - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 256 (52.14%) SQL
2 200 (40.73%) Windows
3 160 (32.59%) UNIX
4 154 (31.36%) Finance
5 130 (26.48%) SQL Server
6 115 (23.42%) Oracle
7 113 (23.01%) Banking
8 98 (19.96%) Linux
9 91 (18.53%) Front Office
10 89 (18.13%) ITIL
11 71 (14.46%) Microsoft
12 63 (12.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 63 (12.83%) Perl
13 56 (11.41%) .NET
14 55 (11.20%) Python
15 54 (11.00%) Back Office
16 49 (9.98%) Fixed Income
17 47 (9.57%) Change Management
17 47 (9.57%) Java
18 44 (8.96%) MS Excel
18 44 (8.96%) Investment Banking
19 43 (8.76%) Incident Management
20 42 (8.55%) C#
20 42 (8.55%) Asset Management
21 41 (8.35%) Oracle Database
22 37 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
22 37 (7.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 36 (7.33%) Low Latency
23 36 (7.33%) Reuters
24 35 (7.13%) Red Hat

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 25 (5.09%) SharePoint
1 25 (5.09%) IIS
2 16 (3.26%) WebSphere
3 11 (2.24%) Oracle Service Bus
3 11 (2.24%) WebLogic
3 11 (2.24%) Apache
3 11 (2.24%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (1.63%) WebSphere Process Server
4 8 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (1.02%) MQSeries
6 5 (1.02%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.81%) WebLogic Portal
7 4 (0.81%) Liferay
8 2 (0.41%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.41%) Node.js
9 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.20%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 44 (8.96%) MS Excel
2 30 (6.11%) MS Office
3 10 (2.04%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (3.67%) Markit EDM
2 11 (2.24%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (1.63%) ReMetrica
5 7 (1.43%) SimCorp Dimension
6 5 (1.02%) HFM
7 4 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.81%) RMDS
7 4 (0.81%) SunGard Stream Ubix
7 4 (0.81%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
7 4 (0.81%) ION MarketView
7 4 (0.81%) Temenos T24
8 3 (0.61%) Academy Housing
8 3 (0.61%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
8 3 (0.61%) Front Arena
9 2 (0.41%) LongView
9 2 (0.41%) Eagle PACE
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.20%) SunGard APT
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.50%) Firewall
2 24 (4.89%) Multicast
3 20 (4.07%) Internet
4 13 (2.65%) TCP/IP
5 12 (2.44%) FTP
6 9 (1.83%) HTTP
7 7 (1.43%) DNS
8 6 (1.22%) SSL
9 5 (1.02%) Broadband
9 5 (1.02%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.81%) LDAP
11 1 (0.20%) Extranet
11 1 (0.20%) LAN
11 1 (0.20%) WAN
11 1 (0.20%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (26.48%) SQL Server
2 41 (8.35%) Oracle Database
3 24 (4.89%) Relational Database
4 17 (3.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (3.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (1.83%) Crystal Reports
9 7 (1.43%) Oracle ODI
9 7 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.02%) Essbase
11 4 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (0.61%) EDRMS
13 2 (0.41%) DataStage
13 2 (0.41%) MS Access
13 2 (0.41%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.41%) Oracle BI EE
13 2 (0.41%) KDB
Development Applications
1 11 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (2.04%) Subversion
3 8 (1.63%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.22%) Oracle Forms
4 6 (1.22%) TeamCity
5 5 (1.02%) JUnit
6 4 (0.81%) Serena SBM
7 2 (0.41%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.41%) Toad
7 2 (0.41%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.41%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.41%) JIRA
8 1 (0.20%) Maven
8 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.20%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 154 (31.36%) Finance
2 113 (23.01%) Banking
3 91 (18.53%) Front Office
4 54 (11.00%) Back Office
5 44 (8.96%) Investment Banking
6 19 (3.87%) Retail
7 17 (3.46%) Legal
8 15 (3.05%) French Language
9 13 (2.65%) Financial Institution
9 13 (2.65%) Law
10 8 (1.63%) Advertising
11 5 (1.02%) Billing
12 4 (0.81%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.81%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.81%) Local Government
13 3 (0.61%) German Language
13 3 (0.61%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.41%) Marketing
15 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (11.41%) .NET
2 30 (6.11%) Web Services
2 30 (6.11%) Middleware
3 21 (4.28%) XML
4 19 (3.87%) HTML
5 18 (3.67%) Rendezvous
6 16 (3.26%) J2EE
7 13 (2.65%) WebSphere MQ
8 12 (2.44%) ASP.NET
9 11 (2.24%) FIX Protocol
10 10 (2.04%) .NET Framework
10 10 (2.04%) Spring
11 8 (1.63%) Classic ASP
11 8 (1.63%) WCF
12 7 (1.43%) QuickFIX
13 6 (1.22%) WSDL
14 5 (1.02%) Hibernate
15 4 (0.81%) CSS
16 3 (0.61%) Application Packaging
16 3 (0.61%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 63 (12.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 49 (9.98%) Fixed Income
3 37 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (5.91%) Derivative
5 22 (4.48%) SWIFT
6 19 (3.87%) Equities
7 15 (3.05%) Management Information System
8 13 (2.65%) NHS
9 12 (2.44%) N-Tier
9 12 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (2.24%) Computer Science
11 9 (1.83%) Hedge funds
12 7 (1.43%) Market Risk
13 6 (1.22%) E-Learning
13 6 (1.22%) Wiki
14 4 (0.81%) AS400
14 4 (0.81%) Credit Derivative
14 4 (0.81%) Client/Server
15 3 (0.61%) Fat Client
15 3 (0.61%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 200 (40.73%) Windows
2 160 (32.59%) UNIX
3 98 (19.96%) Linux
4 37 (7.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 34 (6.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (6.11%) Windows 7
7 27 (5.50%) Windows XP
8 24 (4.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (2.85%) Solaris
10 7 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.81%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.81%) AIX
11 4 (0.81%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.41%) HPUX
12 2 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.20%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (18.13%) ITIL
2 47 (9.57%) Change Management
3 43 (8.76%) Incident Management
4 42 (8.55%) Asset Management
5 36 (7.33%) Low Latency
6 32 (6.52%) Electronic Trading
7 31 (6.31%) Root Cause Analysis
8 30 (6.11%) Problem Management
9 28 (5.70%) CRM
10 26 (5.30%) Investment Management
11 25 (5.09%) Project Management
12 20 (4.07%) Capacity Management
13 18 (3.67%) Change Control
14 17 (3.46%) Service Delivery
14 17 (3.46%) Analytics
15 16 (3.26%) User Acceptance Testing
16 15 (3.05%) Agile Software Development
17 14 (2.85%) Service Management
17 14 (2.85%) ERP
18 13 (2.65%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 256 (52.14%) SQL
2 63 (12.83%) Perl
3 55 (11.20%) Python
4 47 (9.57%) Java
5 42 (8.55%) C#
6 22 (4.48%) PL/SQL
7 20 (4.07%) PowerShell
8 19 (3.87%) JavaScript
9 18 (3.67%) T-SQL
9 18 (3.67%) VB
9 18 (3.67%) Shell Script
10 15 (3.05%) C++
11 12 (2.44%) VBA
12 10 (2.04%) VBScript
13 8 (1.63%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.43%) Korn
15 6 (1.22%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.61%) PHP
17 2 (0.41%) Ruby
18 1 (0.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 31 (6.31%) Degree
2 10 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (0.81%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.61%) DV Cleared
4 3 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.20%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.28%) QA
2 15 (3.05%) SLA
3 4 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.61%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.20%) GxP
System Software
1 28 (5.70%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.02%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 4 (0.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (0.61%) XenApp
6 2 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.41%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 15 (3.05%) Tivoli
2 12 (2.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 12 (2.44%) ITRS Geneos
3 11 (2.24%) SCCM
4 10 (2.04%) Control-M
5 7 (1.43%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 4 (0.81%) Nagios
7 3 (0.61%) Dollar Universe
8 2 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.20%) WMI
9 1 (0.20%) SCOM
9 1 (0.20%) Foglight
Vendors
1 115 (23.42%) Oracle
2 71 (14.46%) Microsoft
3 36 (7.33%) Reuters
4 35 (7.13%) Red Hat
5 26 (5.30%) TIBCO
6 24 (4.89%) Sybase
7 22 (4.48%) Charles River
8 21 (4.28%) MarketAxess
9 20 (4.07%) Bloomberg
10 18 (3.67%) eSpeed
11 17 (3.46%) thinkFolio
12 14 (2.85%) Citrix
13 13 (2.65%) Sun
14 12 (2.44%) VMware
15 9 (1.83%) Tradeweb
16 8 (1.63%) ION Trading
16 8 (1.63%) Civica
17 7 (1.43%) SimCorp
17 7 (1.43%) DataSynapse
17 7 (1.43%) Tableau
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