The median contractor rate for a Applications Support Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Application Support Analyst
London / City of London
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 153 140 159
Rank change year-on-year -13 +19  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Analyst 8 24 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.25% 0.69% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.73% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 22 24
Median daily rate £400 £450 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £330 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £550 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £281 £275 £266
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £22.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +37.50%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3076 3304 5192
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.14% 94.89% 95.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2347 2682 3915
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 45 75
Median hourly rate £17.77 £19.50 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.84% +4.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £43.57 £32.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.28 £16.70
% change year-on-year -4.24% +9.43%  

Applications Support Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Applications Support Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support Analyst in the City of London

Applications Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Applications Support Analyst in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Support Analyst in the City of London

Applications Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support Analyst in the City of London over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Support Analyst in the City of London

Applications Support Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support Analyst in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Support Analyst in the City of London

Applications Support Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, Applications Support Analyst 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 City of London region featuring Applications Support Analyst in the job title.

1 16 (80.00%) Finance
1 16 (80.00%) SQL
2 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 11 (55.00%) Banking
3 10 (50.00%) Linux
4 9 (45.00%) Oracle
5 7 (35.00%) International Banking
5 7 (35.00%) WebSphere
5 7 (35.00%) IIS
5 7 (35.00%) Tomcat
5 7 (35.00%) Oracle Database
5 7 (35.00%) SEPA
6 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (20.00%) Front Office
6 4 (20.00%) Back Office
7 3 (15.00%) Equities
7 3 (15.00%) Python
7 3 (15.00%) Unix
7 3 (15.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (15.00%) Electronic Trading
8 2 (10.00%) Market Risk
8 2 (10.00%) Release Management
8 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
8 2 (10.00%) Fintech
8 2 (10.00%) Perl
8 2 (10.00%) Fidessa
8 2 (10.00%) Project Management
8 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
8 2 (10.00%) Data Management
8 2 (10.00%) Advertising

Applications Support Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 7 (35.00%) IIS
1 7 (35.00%) Tomcat
1 7 (35.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.00%) Global One
1 1 (5.00%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
1 1 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 16 (80.00%) Finance
2 11 (55.00%) Banking
3 7 (35.00%) International Banking
4 4 (20.00%) Back Office
4 4 (20.00%) Front Office
5 2 (10.00%) Advertising
5 2 (10.00%) Investment Banking
6 1 (5.00%) French Language
6 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (5.00%) MSMQ
2 1 (5.00%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Equities
1 3 (15.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (10.00%) Fintech
2 2 (10.00%) Fixed Income
2 2 (10.00%) Market Risk
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Credit Derivative
3 1 (5.00%) Credit Risk
3 1 (5.00%) Derivative
3 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (15.00%) Unix
4 1 (5.00%) Solaris
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Electronic Trading
2 2 (10.00%) Algorithmic Trading
2 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (10.00%) Data Management
2 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (10.00%) Project Management
2 2 (10.00%) Release Management
3 1 (5.00%) Change Management
3 1 (5.00%) Data Conversion
3 1 (5.00%) Fund Management
3 1 (5.00%) Line Management
3 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (5.00%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.00%) Product Management
3 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (5.00%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) Python
3 2 (10.00%) Perl
3 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (35.00%) SEPA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Dollar Universe
1 1 (5.00%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (5.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) Fidessa
3 1 (5.00%) Bloomberg
3 1 (5.00%) Calypso
3 1 (5.00%) ION Trading
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Murex
3 1 (5.00%) Sophis
3 1 (5.00%) Splunk
3 1 (5.00%) Sun
3 1 (5.00%) SunGard
3 1 (5.00%) Sybase