The median contractor rate for a Applications Support was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 29 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
England / London
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 320 255 198
Rank change year-on-year -65 -57  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 95 192 256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.46% 0.83% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.88% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 159 191
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £328 £283
% change year-on-year -1.52% +15.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Median hourly rate £58.75 £22.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +167.04% +4.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £21.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year +90.69% +8.86%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19488 21879 21280
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.68% 94.99% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 13911 15818 14611
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 251 381
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -7.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in London

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Support in London

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support in London over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Support in London

Applications Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Support in London

Applications Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support in London over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Applications Support 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 29 April 2017. 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 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 -47 19 £424 -5.83% 10
Chessington - 2 £300 - 1
Bromley +9 1 £425 -
Westminster +5 1 £400 +29.65%
Uxbridge - 1 £300 -
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 London region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 105 (44.68%) SQL
2 76 (32.34%) Windows
3 73 (31.06%) Finance
4 56 (23.83%) Linux
5 51 (21.70%) Banking
6 48 (20.43%) Oracle
7 45 (19.15%) Microsoft
8 44 (18.72%) SQL Server
8 44 (18.72%) Unix
9 42 (17.87%) Front Office
10 41 (17.45%) ITIL
11 30 (12.77%) IIS
12 26 (11.06%) Windows Server
12 26 (11.06%) Back Office
13 25 (10.64%) Oracle Database
13 25 (10.64%) PowerShell
14 23 (9.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 22 (9.36%) Microsoft Office
15 22 (9.36%) C#
15 22 (9.36%) Java
15 22 (9.36%) Python
15 22 (9.36%) Change Management
16 21 (8.94%) T-SQL
16 21 (8.94%) .NET
17 20 (8.51%) Perl
17 20 (8.51%) Security Cleared
18 19 (8.09%) Problem Management
19 18 (7.66%) Fixed Income
19 18 (7.66%) XML
20 17 (7.23%) Electronic Trading

Applications Support Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 30 (12.77%) IIS
2 12 (5.11%) Tomcat
3 11 (4.68%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.13%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.70%) JBoss
6 3 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.28%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.85%) Apache
7 2 (0.85%) Drupal
8 1 (0.43%) CMS
8 1 (0.43%) Confluence
8 1 (0.43%) MTS
8 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.43%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.43%) WildFly
Applications
1 22 (9.36%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (5.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.43%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (2.13%) Northgate Housing
2 3 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.28%) Global One
3 2 (0.85%) Front Arena
3 2 (0.85%) Minerva
3 2 (0.85%) Orchestrade
3 2 (0.85%) RMDS
3 2 (0.85%) SimCorp Dimension
3 2 (0.85%) Summit
3 2 (0.85%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.43%) Infor LN
4 1 (0.43%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.43%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.43%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.43%) Lorenzo
4 1 (0.43%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.43%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.98%) GitHub
2 4 (1.70%) Google Play
3 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.85%) G Suite
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.83%) SSL
2 7 (2.98%) Firewall
2 7 (2.98%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.13%) DNS
3 5 (2.13%) VPN
4 3 (1.28%) Internet
5 2 (0.85%) HTTP
6 1 (0.43%) DHCP
6 1 (0.43%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.43%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (18.72%) SQL Server
2 25 (10.64%) Oracle Database
3 12 (5.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (5.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (3.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (3.40%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.98%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (2.55%) Oracle9i Database
8 6 (2.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (2.13%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (1.70%) MySQL
11 3 (1.28%) OLAP
11 3 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.28%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.85%) BusinessObjects XI
12 2 (0.85%) Electronic Patient Records
12 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (5.11%) JIRA
2 9 (3.83%) Visual Studio
3 6 (2.55%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.55%) Sonatype Nexus
3 6 (2.55%) TeamCity
4 5 (2.13%) NUnit
4 5 (2.13%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 4 (1.70%) Toad
6 2 (0.85%) JDeveloper
6 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.43%) Subversion
General
1 73 (31.06%) Finance
2 51 (21.70%) Banking
3 42 (17.87%) Front Office
4 26 (11.06%) Back Office
5 11 (4.68%) Retail
6 10 (4.26%) Investment Banking
7 7 (2.98%) Financial Institution
7 7 (2.98%) International Banking
8 5 (2.13%) Advertising
8 5 (2.13%) Publishing
9 3 (1.28%) Billing
9 3 (1.28%) Law
9 3 (1.28%) Legal
9 3 (1.28%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.85%) French Language
10 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.43%) Local Government
11 1 (0.43%) Marketing
11 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (8.94%) .NET
2 18 (7.66%) XML
3 13 (5.53%) HTML
4 10 (4.26%) .NET Framework
4 10 (4.26%) CSS
4 10 (4.26%) Web Services
5 7 (2.98%) Regular Expression
6 6 (2.55%) MSMQ
6 6 (2.55%) XSLT
7 5 (2.13%) FIX Protocol
7 5 (2.13%) SOAP
7 5 (2.13%) WF
7 5 (2.13%) XHTML
8 4 (1.70%) Middleware
9 3 (1.28%) JSF
9 3 (1.28%) Rendezvous
9 3 (1.28%) Spring
10 2 (0.85%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.85%) J2EE
10 2 (0.85%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 18 (7.66%) Fixed Income
3 16 (6.81%) Equities
4 12 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.68%) SWIFT
6 10 (4.26%) Derivative
7 9 (3.83%) Hedge funds
8 5 (2.13%) NHS
8 5 (2.13%) Wiki
9 4 (1.70%) Credit Derivative
9 4 (1.70%) PACS
9 4 (1.70%) SCADA
10 3 (1.28%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.28%) EPoS
10 3 (1.28%) Market Risk
11 2 (0.85%) Fintech
11 2 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.85%) Grid Computing
11 2 (0.85%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 76 (32.34%) Windows
2 56 (23.83%) Linux
3 44 (18.72%) Unix
4 26 (11.06%) Windows Server
5 9 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.13%) Solaris
6 5 (2.13%) Windows 10
6 5 (2.13%) Windows 7
6 5 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.28%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.43%) AIX
9 1 (0.43%) CentOS
9 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (17.45%) ITIL
2 22 (9.36%) Change Management
3 19 (8.09%) Problem Management
4 17 (7.23%) Electronic Trading
5 16 (6.81%) Migration
6 15 (6.38%) Service Delivery
7 13 (5.53%) Incident Management
7 13 (5.53%) Project Management
7 13 (5.53%) Service Management
8 12 (5.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (4.68%) Workflow
10 10 (4.26%) Asset Management
10 10 (4.26%) Knowledge Management
11 8 (3.40%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (3.40%) Release Management
11 8 (3.40%) Risk Management
12 7 (2.98%) Business Continuity
12 7 (2.98%) Investment Management
12 7 (2.98%) ITIL V3
12 7 (2.98%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 105 (44.68%) SQL
2 25 (10.64%) PowerShell
3 22 (9.36%) C#
3 22 (9.36%) Java
3 22 (9.36%) Python
4 21 (8.94%) T-SQL
5 20 (8.51%) Perl
6 16 (6.81%) JavaScript
7 13 (5.53%) Shell Script
8 12 (5.11%) VBA
9 10 (4.26%) VB
10 7 (2.98%) Bash Shell
10 7 (2.98%) R
11 6 (2.55%) PHP
11 6 (2.55%) VBScript
12 5 (2.13%) XPath
13 3 (1.28%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.28%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.28%) VB6
14 2 (0.85%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (8.51%) Security Cleared
2 15 (6.38%) DV Cleared
3 8 (3.40%) Degree
4 5 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.28%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.85%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.43%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.26%) SLA
2 7 (2.98%) SEPA
3 5 (2.13%) QA
4 1 (0.43%) HL7
4 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.43%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (2.13%) XenApp
1 5 (2.13%) XenDesktop
2 4 (1.70%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.28%) NFS
3 3 (1.28%) Samba
3 3 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Clusterware
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (3.40%) Nagios
2 7 (2.98%) Control-M
2 7 (2.98%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.85%) Ansible
4 1 (0.43%) DameWare
4 1 (0.43%) Dollar Universe
4 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.43%) Opsview
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.43%) Puppet
4 1 (0.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 48 (20.43%) Oracle
2 45 (19.15%) Microsoft
3 15 (6.38%) Murex
4 13 (5.53%) Citrix
4 13 (5.53%) Splunk
5 9 (3.83%) ION Trading
6 8 (3.40%) Northgate
7 7 (2.98%) Google
8 6 (2.55%) SolarWinds
8 6 (2.55%) WorldPay
9 5 (2.13%) Sun
9 5 (2.13%) VMware
10 4 (1.70%) F5
10 4 (1.70%) Remedy
10 4 (1.70%) Sybase
10 4 (1.70%) TIBCO
11 3 (1.28%) Bloomberg
11 3 (1.28%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.28%) Reuters
11 3 (1.28%) ServiceNow
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