The median contractor rate for a Applications Support was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Support
London / City of London
Rank 141 93 126
Rank change year-on-year -48 +33  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 14 67 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.46% 2.01% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 2.11% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 57 48
Median daily rate £388 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £550 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £300
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 £28.20 £41.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -32.06% +107.50%  

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 2871 3173 4972
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.22% 95.40% 96.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2239 2525 3747
Median daily rate £500 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 78
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +11.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £45.40 £26.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in the City of London

Applications Support
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 in the City of London.

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

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support in the City of London over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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

Applications Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

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

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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 City of London region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 27 (67.50%) SQL
2 22 (55.00%) Finance
3 19 (47.50%) Windows
4 18 (45.00%) Banking
5 17 (42.50%) IIS
6 16 (40.00%) Oracle
6 16 (40.00%) Linux
7 14 (35.00%) Oracle Database
8 10 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 9 (22.50%) Tomcat
9 9 (22.50%) PowerShell
10 8 (20.00%) Windows Server
10 8 (20.00%) WebSphere
11 7 (17.50%) International Banking
11 7 (17.50%) Unix
11 7 (17.50%) SEPA
12 6 (15.00%) Front Office
12 6 (15.00%) .NET
12 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
13 5 (12.50%) T-SQL
13 5 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (10.00%) JIRA
14 4 (10.00%) Firewall
14 4 (10.00%) Java
14 4 (10.00%) ITIL
14 4 (10.00%) Control-M
14 4 (10.00%) Change Management
14 4 (10.00%) Jenkins
14 4 (10.00%) ITRS Geneos
14 4 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus

Applications Support Skill Set
Top Related 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 17 (42.50%) IIS
2 9 (22.50%) Tomcat
3 8 (20.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.50%) Apache
4 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.50%) Infor LN
2 1 (2.50%) Minerva
2 1 (2.50%) Orchestrade
2 1 (2.50%) Sophis RISQUE
2 1 (2.50%) Summit
2 1 (2.50%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) Firewall
2 2 (5.00%) DNS
2 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.50%) DHCP
3 1 (2.50%) FTP
3 1 (2.50%) Internet
3 1 (2.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (35.00%) Oracle Database
2 10 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle9i Database
4 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.50%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (10.00%) JIRA
1 4 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (7.50%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.50%) Toad
General
1 22 (55.00%) Finance
2 18 (45.00%) Banking
3 7 (17.50%) International Banking
4 6 (15.00%) Front Office
5 3 (7.50%) Investment Banking
6 2 (5.00%) Advertising
6 2 (5.00%) Back Office
6 2 (5.00%) Billing
6 2 (5.00%) Financial Institution
6 2 (5.00%) Retail
6 2 (5.00%) Retail Banking
7 1 (2.50%) French Language
7 1 (2.50%) Legal
7 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) .NET
2 3 (7.50%) MSMQ
3 2 (5.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (5.00%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (5.00%) HTML
3 2 (5.00%) SOAP
3 2 (5.00%) XML
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.50%) Classic ASP
4 1 (2.50%) CSS
4 1 (2.50%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) Derivative
2 2 (5.00%) SWIFT
3 1 (2.50%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.50%) Equities
3 1 (2.50%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (2.50%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.50%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.50%) Market Risk
3 1 (2.50%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 19 (47.50%) Windows
2 16 (40.00%) Linux
3 8 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 7 (17.50%) Unix
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (10.00%) Change Management
1 4 (10.00%) ITIL
2 2 (5.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (5.00%) CRM
2 2 (5.00%) ERP
2 2 (5.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (5.00%) Investment Management
2 2 (5.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (5.00%) Migration
2 2 (5.00%) Portfolio Management
2 2 (5.00%) Process Management
2 2 (5.00%) Service Management
2 2 (5.00%) Wealth Management
2 2 (5.00%) Web Application Development
2 2 (5.00%) Workflow
3 1 (2.50%) Capacity Management
3 1 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (2.50%) Process Improvement
3 1 (2.50%) Project Governance
3 1 (2.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 27 (67.50%) SQL
2 9 (22.50%) PowerShell
3 5 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 4 (10.00%) Java
5 3 (7.50%) VBScript
6 2 (5.00%) C#
6 2 (5.00%) Python
6 2 (5.00%) VB
6 2 (5.00%) VBA
7 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.50%) Perl
7 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) Degree
1 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
1 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.50%) SEPA
2 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.50%) NFS
2 1 (2.50%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) Control-M
1 4 (10.00%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (2.50%) Ansible
2 1 (2.50%) Nagios
2 1 (2.50%) Opsview
Vendors
1 16 (40.00%) Oracle
2 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.00%) Splunk
4 2 (5.00%) Citrix
4 2 (5.00%) F5
4 2 (5.00%) Fidessa
4 2 (5.00%) VMware
5 1 (2.50%) Bloomberg
5 1 (2.50%) Charles River
5 1 (2.50%) Cognos
5 1 (2.50%) IBM
5 1 (2.50%) Infor
5 1 (2.50%) Murex
5 1 (2.50%) Reuters
5 1 (2.50%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.50%) Sophis
5 1 (2.50%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.50%) Workday
5 1 (2.50%) WorldPay
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