Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 24 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 192 169 172
Rank change year-on-year -23 +3 -30
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 49 71 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.69% 1.06% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 1.12% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 61 83
City of London median daily rate £463 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.12% -8.33% +2.86%
10th Percentile £269 £270 £244
90th Percentile £600 £506 £550
Central London median daily rate £425 £413 £450
% change year-on-year +3.03% -8.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
City of London median hourly rate - £16.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.81% -31.86%
Central London median hourly rate - £16.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - -23.81% -31.86%

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

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6755 6365 8666
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.46% 95.47% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5342 5051 6805
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 77 128
City of London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.25 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.35% -10.39% +10.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.35
90th Percentile £30.75 £48.40 £39.13
Central London median hourly rate £18.40 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +8.22% -5.56% +5.88%

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 6 months to 24 November 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
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Moorgate - 2 - -
Applications Support
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 18 (36.73%) Finance
3 14 (28.57%) SQL
4 13 (26.53%) Banking
5 12 (24.49%) Oracle
6 11 (22.45%) Java
6 11 (22.45%) Front Office
7 10 (20.41%) Fixed Income
7 10 (20.41%) J2EE
8 8 (16.33%) Unix
8 8 (16.33%) Asset Management
8 8 (16.33%) thinkFolio
9 7 (14.29%) SWIFT
9 7 (14.29%) Anti-Money Laundering
9 7 (14.29%) SEPA
9 7 (14.29%) Windows
9 7 (14.29%) Fidessa
10 6 (12.24%) ITIL
10 6 (12.24%) Investment Banking
10 6 (12.24%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (10.20%) PowerShell
11 5 (10.20%) Degree
11 5 (10.20%) Mobile App
11 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (10.20%) VBA
11 5 (10.20%) IBM
12 4 (8.16%) .NET
12 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Office
12 4 (8.16%) Solaris
12 4 (8.16%) Actimize

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 4 (8.16%) Confluence
2 3 (6.12%) IIS
2 3 (6.12%) MQSeries
3 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.08%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.08%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (16.33%) thinkFolio
2 4 (8.16%) Actimize
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (2.04%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 1 (2.04%) Global One
3 1 (2.04%) ION MarketView
3 1 (2.04%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) BlazeMeter
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.04%) Sauce Labs
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
1 3 (6.12%) JIRA
2 2 (4.08%) Bitbucket
2 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.04%) Appium
3 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.04%) IBM UrbanCode
3 1 (2.04%) IntelliJ
3 1 (2.04%) jMock
3 1 (2.04%) JUnit
3 1 (2.04%) Mockito
3 1 (2.04%) Selenium
3 1 (2.04%) TestComplete
3 1 (2.04%) Toad
General
1 18 (36.73%) Finance
2 13 (26.53%) Banking
3 11 (22.45%) Front Office
4 6 (12.24%) Investment Banking
5 3 (6.12%) Law
6 1 (2.04%) Electronics
6 1 (2.04%) General Ledger
6 1 (2.04%) International Banking
6 1 (2.04%) Legal
6 1 (2.04%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.41%) J2EE
2 4 (8.16%) .NET
3 3 (6.12%) JSP
3 3 (6.12%) Middleware
3 3 (6.12%) Node.js
4 2 (4.08%) .NET Framework
4 2 (4.08%) Entity Framework
4 2 (4.08%) LINQ
4 2 (4.08%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (4.08%) WinForms
5 1 (2.04%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (2.04%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.04%) HTML
5 1 (2.04%) HTML5
5 1 (2.04%) JMX
5 1 (2.04%) SOAP
5 1 (2.04%) Spring
5 1 (2.04%) Spring MVC
5 1 (2.04%) Web Services
5 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Fixed Income
2 7 (14.29%) SWIFT
3 5 (10.20%) Mobile App
4 3 (6.12%) Fedwire
5 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (4.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (4.08%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.04%) Derivative
6 1 (2.04%) Equities
6 1 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (2.04%) Grid Computing
6 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.04%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.33%) Unix
2 7 (14.29%) Windows
3 4 (8.16%) Solaris
4 3 (6.12%) AIX
5 2 (4.08%) Android
5 2 (4.08%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.04%) Linux
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.33%) Asset Management
2 7 (14.29%) Anti-Money Laundering
3 6 (12.24%) ITIL
3 6 (12.24%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (8.16%) Cash Management
5 4 (8.16%) Investment Management
5 4 (8.16%) Mobile Application Development
6 3 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (6.12%) Incident Management
6 3 (6.12%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (6.12%) MVC
6 3 (6.12%) Open Source
6 3 (6.12%) Open Source Development
6 3 (6.12%) Wealth Management
6 3 (6.12%) Web Application Development
7 2 (4.08%) BCP
7 2 (4.08%) ERP
7 2 (4.08%) Project Management
7 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.57%) SQL
2 11 (22.45%) Java
3 5 (10.20%) PowerShell
3 5 (10.20%) VBA
4 3 (6.12%) VB
5 2 (4.08%) C#
5 2 (4.08%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.08%) VB6
6 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.04%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.04%) Perl
6 1 (2.04%) Python
6 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.04%) MCDBA
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) SEPA
2 4 (8.16%) QA
3 2 (4.08%) Data Quality
4 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Control-M
2 1 (2.04%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (2.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (24.49%) Oracle
2 7 (14.29%) Fidessa
3 5 (10.20%) IBM
4 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.08%) Bloomberg
5 2 (4.08%) ION Trading
6 1 (2.04%) BT
6 1 (2.04%) CA
6 1 (2.04%) Calypso
6 1 (2.04%) Charles River
6 1 (2.04%) Citrix
6 1 (2.04%) HP
6 1 (2.04%) Murex
6 1 (2.04%) Reuters
6 1 (2.04%) SAP
6 1 (2.04%) SimCorp
6 1 (2.04%) Splunk
6 1 (2.04%) Sybase
6 1 (2.04%) Tableau
6 1 (2.04%) VMware