The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Applications Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 11 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 309 261 194
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -67
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 120 186 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.56% 0.83% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.87% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 119 183
Median daily rate £391 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £246 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £530 £541
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-17.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 9
Median hourly rate £13.00 £21.14 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.49% +0.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £17.75 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £22.63 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £32.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +82.85%
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
20323 21334 22277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.65% 95.02% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 14518 15094 16060
Median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 295 337 436
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Applications Support in the job title.

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 11 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the London region over the 3 months to 11 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -14 24 £413 -8.33% 13
Applications Support
England

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, Applications Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 132 (50.00%) SQL
2 104 (39.39%) Finance
3 83 (31.44%) Windows
4 73 (27.65%) Oracle
5 72 (27.27%) Unix
6 71 (26.89%) ITIL
6 71 (26.89%) Linux
7 58 (21.97%) Banking
8 47 (17.80%) Microsoft
9 42 (15.91%) SQL Server
10 34 (12.88%) IIS
11 33 (12.50%) Java
12 30 (11.36%) Perl
13 29 (10.98%) Oracle Database
14 27 (10.23%) MS Excel
15 24 (9.09%) Python
15 24 (9.09%) Front Office
15 24 (9.09%) Derivative
16 23 (8.71%) Citrix
16 23 (8.71%) Shell Script
17 22 (8.33%) .NET
17 22 (8.33%) Windows Server
18 21 (7.95%) Tomcat
18 21 (7.95%) Service Delivery
19 20 (7.58%) Investment Banking
19 20 (7.58%) WebSphere
20 19 (7.20%) Service Management
20 19 (7.20%) SLA
20 19 (7.20%) SharePoint
21 18 (6.82%) Equities

Applications Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 34 (12.88%) IIS
2 21 (7.95%) Tomcat
3 20 (7.58%) WebSphere
4 19 (7.20%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.27%) Apache
5 6 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.89%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.76%) CMS
8 2 (0.76%) JBoss
8 2 (0.76%) Mule
8 2 (0.76%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.38%) Drupal
9 1 (0.38%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.38%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.38%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.38%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 27 (10.23%) MS Excel
2 17 (6.44%) MS Office
3 3 (1.14%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.38%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 13 (4.92%) Markit EDM
2 11 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.89%) Minerva
4 4 (1.52%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (1.52%) Sophis RISQUE
5 3 (1.14%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (1.14%) SimCorp Dimension
6 2 (0.76%) CSG Singleview
6 2 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.76%) LatentZero
6 2 (0.76%) Misys Equation
6 2 (0.76%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.76%) RMDS
6 2 (0.76%) Summit
7 1 (0.38%) Capstone
7 1 (0.38%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.38%) OpenText MBPM
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.14%) G Suite
2 2 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.38%) Google Play
3 1 (0.38%) Office 365
3 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.44%) TCP/IP
2 13 (4.92%) DNS
3 9 (3.41%) LDAP
4 8 (3.03%) DHCP
5 7 (2.65%) Firewall
6 6 (2.27%) SSL
7 4 (1.52%) Internet
8 3 (1.14%) HTTP
9 2 (0.76%) FTP
9 2 (0.76%) LAN
9 2 (0.76%) VPN
10 1 (0.38%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.38%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.38%) SAN
10 1 (0.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 29 (10.98%) Oracle Database
3 14 (5.30%) Relational Database
4 10 (3.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (2.65%) QlikView
6 4 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.14%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (1.14%) DataStage
7 3 (1.14%) GIS
7 3 (1.14%) IBM InfoSphere
7 3 (1.14%) MySQL
7 3 (1.14%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.14%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.76%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 2 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.89%) JIRA
2 4 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.52%) Toad
3 3 (1.14%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.76%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.76%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.76%) JUnit
4 2 (0.76%) MSI
5 1 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.38%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.38%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.38%) Introscope
5 1 (0.38%) JBuilder
5 1 (0.38%) JMeter
5 1 (0.38%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.38%) Subversion
5 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 104 (39.39%) Finance
2 58 (21.97%) Banking
3 24 (9.09%) Front Office
4 20 (7.58%) Investment Banking
5 17 (6.44%) Back Office
6 10 (3.79%) Financial Institution
7 9 (3.41%) Retail
8 7 (2.65%) Legal
9 6 (2.27%) Law
10 5 (1.89%) Advertising
10 5 (1.89%) French Language
11 4 (1.52%) International Banking
12 3 (1.14%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.76%) Billing
13 2 (0.76%) Telecoms
14 1 (0.38%) German Language
14 1 (0.38%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.38%) Local Government
14 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.38%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.33%) .NET
2 17 (6.44%) FIX Protocol
3 11 (4.17%) HTML
3 11 (4.17%) Regular Expression
3 11 (4.17%) XML
4 9 (3.41%) CSS
5 8 (3.03%) Spring
5 8 (3.03%) Web Services
5 8 (3.03%) WebSphere MQ
6 7 (2.65%) .NET Framework
7 5 (1.89%) JSP
7 5 (1.89%) Middleware
8 4 (1.52%) J2EE
9 3 (1.14%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.14%) IBM Integration Bus
9 3 (1.14%) SOAP
10 2 (0.76%) Apache Camel
10 2 (0.76%) Java EE
10 2 (0.76%) jQuery
10 2 (0.76%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.09%) Derivative
2 18 (6.82%) Equities
3 13 (4.92%) Fixed Income
4 12 (4.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 11 (4.17%) Equity Derivative
6 9 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.27%) Fintech
7 6 (2.27%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.27%) SWIFT
8 5 (1.89%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.52%) NHS
10 3 (1.14%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.14%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.14%) Statistics
10 3 (1.14%) Tandem
10 3 (1.14%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.76%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.76%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.76%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 83 (31.44%) Windows
2 72 (27.27%) Unix
3 71 (26.89%) Linux
4 22 (8.33%) Windows Server
5 10 (3.79%) Solaris
5 10 (3.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (3.03%) Mac OS
7 6 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.14%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.14%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.76%) VMS
10 2 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.38%) Android
11 1 (0.38%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (26.89%) ITIL
2 21 (7.95%) Service Delivery
3 19 (7.20%) Service Management
4 17 (6.44%) Change Management
4 17 (6.44%) CRM
4 17 (6.44%) Investment Management
4 17 (6.44%) Problem Management
5 15 (5.68%) Incident Management
6 12 (4.55%) Project Management
7 11 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (4.17%) Asset Management
7 11 (4.17%) Configuration Management
7 11 (4.17%) ITIL V3
7 11 (4.17%) Knowledge Management
7 11 (4.17%) Release Management
8 9 (3.41%) Data Management
9 8 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (3.03%) Migration
9 8 (3.03%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 132 (50.00%) SQL
2 33 (12.50%) Java
3 30 (11.36%) Perl
4 24 (9.09%) Python
5 23 (8.71%) Shell Script
6 17 (6.44%) PowerShell
7 14 (5.30%) T-SQL
8 13 (4.92%) PL/SQL
9 11 (4.17%) C#
10 10 (3.79%) JavaScript
10 10 (3.79%) VB
11 8 (3.03%) Bash Shell
12 7 (2.65%) VBA
13 6 (2.27%) C
14 4 (1.52%) C++
15 3 (1.14%) PHP
16 2 (0.76%) COBOL
16 2 (0.76%) VB6
17 1 (0.38%) JCL
17 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (6.44%) Security Cleared
2 16 (6.06%) Degree
3 12 (4.55%) DV Cleared
4 5 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.14%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.76%) ECDL
6 2 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.76%) MCP
6 2 (0.76%) MCSA
6 2 (0.76%) MCSE
6 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.38%) PMP
7 1 (0.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.20%) SLA
2 7 (2.65%) QA
2 7 (2.65%) SEPA
3 5 (1.89%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.76%) HL7
System Software
1 12 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.52%) NFS
3 4 (1.52%) Samba
3 4 (1.52%) XenApp
4 2 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.76%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (6.44%) Control-M
2 5 (1.89%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.76%) Nagios
3 2 (0.76%) Puppet
3 2 (0.76%) WMI
4 1 (0.38%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.38%) DameWare
4 1 (0.38%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (0.38%) Graphite
4 1 (0.38%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.38%) Opsview
4 1 (0.38%) ThinApp
4 1 (0.38%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 73 (27.65%) Oracle
2 47 (17.80%) Microsoft
3 23 (8.71%) Citrix
4 15 (5.68%) IBM
5 12 (4.55%) VMware
6 7 (2.65%) Cognos
6 7 (2.65%) Sybase
7 6 (2.27%) Murex
8 5 (1.89%) ServiceNow
8 5 (1.89%) Sophis
9 4 (1.52%) Bloomberg
9 4 (1.52%) Fidessa
9 4 (1.52%) Google
9 4 (1.52%) SolarWinds
9 4 (1.52%) Splunk
10 3 (1.14%) Hyperion
10 3 (1.14%) JD Edwards
10 3 (1.14%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.14%) SimCorp
10 3 (1.14%) Sun
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