Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support was £410 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 301 343 265
Rank change year-on-year +42 -78 -49
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 362 261 412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.79% 0.62% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.66% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 180 277
London median daily rate £410 £396 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.54% +5.60% -11.76%
10th Percentile £250 £200 £217
90th Percentile £575 £500 £538
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 11
London median hourly rate £21.90 £16.00 £20.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.88% -21.07% -3.48%
10th Percentile £15.60 £12.10 £16.28
90th Percentile £28.75 £16.00 £22.50
England median hourly rate £22.20 £16.00 £23.26
% change year-on-year +38.75% -31.21% +10.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 43,689 39,735 42,057
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.99% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,797 28,311 29,659
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £669 £644 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 567 558 646
London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.88% +7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.77 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.83 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.38 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.68% - +12.12%

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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 6 months to 20 January 2018. 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
Central London -28 70 £423 +7.30% 37
East London -6 12 £275 - 1
West London -23 8 £400 -4.53% 5
South London -33 5 £330 -34.00% 5
North London - 2 £398 - 1
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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.

1 138 (38.12%) Finance
2 135 (37.29%) SQL
3 105 (29.01%) Windows
4 81 (22.38%) Unix
4 81 (22.38%) Linux
5 79 (21.82%) Banking
6 64 (17.68%) Front Office
6 64 (17.68%) SQL Server
7 60 (16.57%) Oracle
8 58 (16.02%) ITIL
9 52 (14.36%) Java
10 51 (14.09%) Microsoft
11 46 (12.71%) Python
12 34 (9.39%) Change Management
13 33 (9.12%) Equities
14 32 (8.84%) Fixed Income
15 31 (8.56%) Investment Management
16 29 (8.01%) Asset Management
17 27 (7.46%) Bash Shell
17 27 (7.46%) Perl
17 27 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
18 26 (7.18%) Investment Banking
19 24 (6.63%) Problem Management
20 23 (6.35%) PowerShell
20 23 (6.35%) Web Services
20 23 (6.35%) Windows Server
21 22 (6.08%) Electronic Trading
22 21 (5.80%) J2EE
22 21 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
22 21 (5.80%) Blockchain

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 20 (5.52%) IIS
2 13 (3.59%) WebSphere
3 12 (3.31%) Confluence
3 12 (3.31%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.76%) Apache
5 8 (2.21%) MQSeries
6 7 (1.93%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (1.93%) WebLogic
7 6 (1.66%) CMS
7 6 (1.66%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.83%) WildFly
9 2 (0.55%) DataSynapse
9 2 (0.55%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.55%) SAP EP
10 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.28%) LiveLink
10 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (4.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.76%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 20 (5.52%) thinkFolio
2 6 (1.66%) ION MarketView
3 5 (1.38%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.10%) SimCorp Dimension
5 3 (0.83%) Actimize
5 3 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.83%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.83%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.55%) LatentZero
6 2 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.55%) Salerio
6 2 (0.55%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.55%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.28%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 1 (0.28%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.28%) HFM
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.28%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.59%) Office 365
2 4 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.10%) Google Play
2 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.55%) G Suite
3 2 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.28%) BlazeMeter
4 1 (0.28%) GitHub
4 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.28%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.76%) TCP/IP
2 8 (2.21%) Internet
3 7 (1.93%) Firewall
3 7 (1.93%) LAN
4 5 (1.38%) DNS
4 5 (1.38%) VPN
5 3 (0.83%) DHCP
5 3 (0.83%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.55%) FIX Connectivity
6 2 (0.55%) FTP
6 2 (0.55%) HTTP
6 2 (0.55%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.28%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (17.68%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.80%) Blockchain
3 17 (4.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (4.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (3.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (2.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.66%) MySQL
10 5 (1.38%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (1.10%) MS Access
11 4 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (1.10%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.83%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.83%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.83%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
13 2 (0.55%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 18 (4.97%) JIRA
2 7 (1.93%) MSI
3 6 (1.66%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.10%) Cucumber
4 4 (1.10%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.10%) IBM UrbanCode
4 4 (1.10%) InstallShield
4 4 (1.10%) Selenium
4 4 (1.10%) Wise Package Studio
5 3 (0.83%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.55%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.55%) jMock
6 2 (0.55%) JUnit
6 2 (0.55%) Mockito
6 2 (0.55%) Subversion
7 1 (0.28%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.28%) Maven
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.28%) Toad
General
1 138 (38.12%) Finance
2 79 (21.82%) Banking
3 64 (17.68%) Front Office
4 26 (7.18%) Investment Banking
5 11 (3.04%) Back Office
6 8 (2.21%) French Language
7 6 (1.66%) Prime Brokerage
8 5 (1.38%) Advertising
8 5 (1.38%) Electronics
8 5 (1.38%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.38%) Retail
9 4 (1.10%) Publishing
10 3 (0.83%) German Language
10 3 (0.83%) Italian Language
10 3 (0.83%) Polish Language
11 1 (0.28%) Danish Language
11 1 (0.28%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.28%) Legal
11 1 (0.28%) Marketing
11 1 (0.28%) Turkish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.35%) Web Services
2 21 (5.80%) J2EE
3 19 (5.25%) FIX Protocol
4 18 (4.97%) Middleware
5 16 (4.42%) .NET
6 13 (3.59%) HTML
7 11 (3.04%) SOAP
7 11 (3.04%) WebSphere MQ
8 10 (2.76%) Rendezvous
9 9 (2.49%) XML
10 8 (2.21%) JSP
10 8 (2.21%) REST
11 7 (1.93%) .NET Framework
11 7 (1.93%) CSS
12 6 (1.66%) Ajax
12 6 (1.66%) Node.js
13 5 (1.38%) ASP.NET
13 5 (1.38%) HTML5
13 5 (1.38%) LAMP
14 4 (1.10%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.12%) Equities
2 32 (8.84%) Fixed Income
3 27 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (5.52%) SWIFT
5 16 (4.42%) Computer Science
6 15 (4.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 14 (3.87%) Derivative
8 10 (2.76%) Hedge funds
8 10 (2.76%) Mobile App
9 9 (2.49%) Fedwire
10 7 (1.93%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.10%) NHS
11 4 (1.10%) Tandem
12 3 (0.83%) Grid Computing
13 2 (0.55%) Clustering
13 2 (0.55%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.55%) Eurex
13 2 (0.55%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 2 (0.55%) Market Risk
13 2 (0.55%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 105 (29.01%) Windows
2 81 (22.38%) Linux
2 81 (22.38%) Unix
3 23 (6.35%) Windows Server
4 17 (4.70%) Windows 7
5 14 (3.87%) AIX
5 14 (3.87%) Windows 10
6 11 (3.04%) Solaris
7 8 (2.21%) Android
7 8 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.83%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.55%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.28%) CentOS
12 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (16.02%) ITIL
2 34 (9.39%) Change Management
3 31 (8.56%) Investment Management
4 29 (8.01%) Asset Management
5 24 (6.63%) Problem Management
6 22 (6.08%) Electronic Trading
7 21 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (4.97%) Incident Management
9 17 (4.70%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (3.87%) Anti-Money Laundering
10 14 (3.87%) Project Management
11 13 (3.59%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (3.59%) Service Delivery
12 11 (3.04%) Migration
12 11 (3.04%) Task Automation
12 11 (3.04%) Wealth Management
13 10 (2.76%) Algorithmic Trading
13 10 (2.76%) Kalman Filter
13 10 (2.76%) Line Management
13 10 (2.76%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 135 (37.29%) SQL
2 52 (14.36%) Java
3 46 (12.71%) Python
4 27 (7.46%) Bash Shell
4 27 (7.46%) Perl
5 23 (6.35%) PowerShell
6 17 (4.70%) PL/SQL
6 17 (4.70%) Shell Script
7 14 (3.87%) VB
8 13 (3.59%) T-SQL
9 12 (3.31%) C#
9 12 (3.31%) VBA
10 11 (3.04%) JavaScript
11 10 (2.76%) PHP
12 8 (2.21%) C++
13 6 (1.66%) C
14 5 (1.38%) RPG
14 5 (1.38%) VB6
14 5 (1.38%) VBScript
15 4 (1.10%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (4.97%) Degree
2 12 (3.31%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (2.21%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.28%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.28%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.28%) MCDST
6 1 (0.28%) MCITP
6 1 (0.28%) MCP
6 1 (0.28%) MCSA
6 1 (0.28%) MCSE
6 1 (0.28%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.31%) QA
1 12 (3.31%) SEPA
2 10 (2.76%) MiFID
2 10 (2.76%) SLA
3 4 (1.10%) Dodd-Frank
3 4 (1.10%) EMIR
4 3 (0.83%) HL7
5 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.28%) DICOM
5 1 (0.28%) FINRA
5 1 (0.28%) GDPR
5 1 (0.28%) GMP
5 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.28%) PMO
5 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (2.49%) Active Directory
1 9 (2.49%) Microsoft App-V
1 9 (2.49%) XenApp
2 4 (1.10%) Terminal Server
2 4 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (0.83%) Docker
3 3 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (2.21%) SCCM
2 7 (1.93%) ITRS Geneos
3 4 (1.10%) ThinApp
3 4 (1.10%) TIBCO Hawk
4 3 (0.83%) Control-M
5 2 (0.55%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.55%) logstash
5 2 (0.55%) Nagios
5 2 (0.55%) Puppet
5 2 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.28%) Ambari
6 1 (0.28%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.28%) Thomson Reuters DACS
6 1 (0.28%) WSUS
6 1 (0.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 60 (16.57%) Oracle
2 51 (14.09%) Microsoft
3 19 (5.25%) Citrix
4 18 (4.97%) Charles River
5 16 (4.42%) VMware
6 13 (3.59%) IBM
6 13 (3.59%) ION Trading
7 10 (2.76%) TIBCO
8 9 (2.49%) Sybase
9 8 (2.21%) Google
9 8 (2.21%) Red Hat
10 7 (1.93%) ServiceNow
10 7 (1.93%) Splunk
11 5 (1.38%) Wallstreet Suite
12 4 (1.10%) AppDynamics
12 4 (1.10%) SAP
12 4 (1.10%) SimCorp
13 3 (0.83%) Bloomberg
13 3 (0.83%) Fidessa
14 2 (0.55%) HP