The median contractor rate for an Applications Support was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 29 June 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
London > City of London
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 142 129 170
Rank change year-on-year -13 +41  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 27 34 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.83% 1.02% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 1.06% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 34 34
City of London median daily rate £450 £406 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.76% -7.14%  
10th Percentile £325 £260 £208
90th Percentile £500 £550 £546
London median daily rate £450 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +20.00% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
City of London median hourly rate - - £21.00
London median hourly rate £20.00 £190.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -89.47% +804.76%  

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 3116 3206 5526
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.35% 95.93% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8621 9400 15096
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
London median daily rate £500 £463 £438
% change year-on-year +8.10% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 120 330
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.52% -3.62%  
10th Percentile £10.90 £14.38 £10.25
90th Percentile £30.00 £32.25 £37.05
London median hourly rate £19.82 £17.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.66% -6.57%  

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Applications Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 29 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 21 (47.73%) SQL
2 18 (40.91%) Finance
3 15 (34.09%) SQL Server
4 14 (31.82%) Oracle
5 11 (25.00%) Windows
5 11 (25.00%) Front Office
6 10 (22.73%) Banking
6 10 (22.73%) IIS
7 9 (20.45%) Linux
7 9 (20.45%) Fixed Income
8 8 (18.18%) Unix
9 7 (15.91%) T-SQL
9 7 (15.91%) WebSphere
10 6 (13.64%) Asset Management
10 6 (13.64%) Fidessa
10 6 (13.64%) PowerShell
10 6 (13.64%) Oracle Database
11 5 (11.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (11.36%) Shell Script
11 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Office
11 5 (11.36%) thinkFolio
12 4 (9.09%) International Banking
12 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (9.09%) Firewall
12 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (9.09%) Law
12 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
12 4 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
12 4 (9.09%) Python

Applications Support 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 10 (22.73%) IIS
2 7 (15.91%) WebSphere
3 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 4 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (4.55%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (11.36%) thinkFolio
2 2 (4.55%) Global One
3 1 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (2.27%) Internet
2 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (34.09%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.64%) Oracle Database
3 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (6.82%) Oracle9i Database
4 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (4.55%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) TeamCity
2 2 (4.55%) NUnit
2 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 1 (2.27%) IBM UrbanCode
3 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.27%) JIRA
General
1 18 (40.91%) Finance
2 11 (25.00%) Front Office
3 10 (22.73%) Banking
4 4 (9.09%) International Banking
4 4 (9.09%) Law
5 3 (6.82%) Back Office
5 3 (6.82%) Retail
6 2 (4.55%) Retail Banking
7 1 (2.27%) Advertising
7 1 (2.27%) Billing
7 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
7 1 (2.27%) French Language
7 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
7 1 (2.27%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (6.82%) .NET
2 3 (6.82%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (6.82%) HTML
2 3 (6.82%) Middleware
2 3 (6.82%) XML
3 2 (4.55%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.55%) CSS
3 2 (4.55%) WF
3 2 (4.55%) XHTML
3 2 (4.55%) XSLT
4 1 (2.27%) J2EE
4 1 (2.27%) OLE
4 1 (2.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) Fixed Income
2 5 (11.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (6.82%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.55%) Credit Derivative
4 2 (4.55%) Derivative
4 2 (4.55%) Equities
4 2 (4.55%) Fintech
4 2 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (4.55%) Grid Computing
4 2 (4.55%) Market Risk
5 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.27%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.00%) Windows
2 9 (20.45%) Linux
3 8 (18.18%) Unix
4 2 (4.55%) Solaris
4 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.27%) Android
5 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.64%) Asset Management
2 4 (9.09%) Electronic Trading
3 3 (6.82%) Incident Management
3 3 (6.82%) ITIL
3 3 (6.82%) Workflow
4 2 (4.55%) Algorithmic Trading
4 2 (4.55%) BCP
4 2 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (4.55%) Data Management
4 2 (4.55%) DevOps
4 2 (4.55%) Migration
4 2 (4.55%) Process Management
4 2 (4.55%) Release Management
4 2 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (4.55%) TDD
5 1 (2.27%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (2.27%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (2.27%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.27%) Investment Management
5 1 (2.27%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 21 (47.73%) SQL
2 7 (15.91%) T-SQL
3 6 (13.64%) PowerShell
4 5 (11.36%) Shell Script
5 4 (9.09%) Python
6 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.82%) VBScript
7 2 (4.55%) C#
7 2 (4.55%) Java
7 2 (4.55%) Perl
7 2 (4.55%) VBA
7 2 (4.55%) XPath
8 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) DV Cleared
1 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) Data Quality
1 2 (4.55%) SEPA
2 1 (2.27%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) Control-M
2 2 (4.55%) Nagios
3 1 (2.27%) Dollar Universe
3 1 (2.27%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (2.27%) Opsview
3 1 (2.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (31.82%) Oracle
2 6 (13.64%) Fidessa
3 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.82%) IBM
5 1 (2.27%) Bloomberg
5 1 (2.27%) Calypso
5 1 (2.27%) Cognos
5 1 (2.27%) ION Trading
5 1 (2.27%) Murex
5 1 (2.27%) Sophis
5 1 (2.27%) Splunk
5 1 (2.27%) Sun
5 1 (2.27%) SunGard
5 1 (2.27%) Sybase
5 1 (2.27%) TIBCO
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