Period
to 20 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 July 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
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 334 292 232
Rank change year-on-year -42 -60 +9
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 272 368 495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.65% 0.81% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.85% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 290 366
London median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £204 £206 £200
90th Percentile £550 £575 £575
England median daily rate £375 £348 £350
% change year-on-year +7.91% -0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 9
London median hourly rate £27.50 £106.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -74.06% +404.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £13.43 £20.37 £15.98
90th Percentile £76.00 £195.00 £52.46
England median hourly rate £30.00 £25.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% +21.43% +5.00%

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 39666 43132 43677
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.97% 95.12% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28223 31046 30342
London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £305 £288 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 505 489 764
London median hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.75 £53.18
England median hourly rate £18.46 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.84% +8.57% +2.94%

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 July 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 6 months to 20 July 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 6 months to 20 July 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
City of London -37 47 £450 +5.88% 19
Chessington - 2 £300 -
Westminster +10 1 £400 +29.66%
Bromley +7 1 £425 -
Uxbridge 0 1 £300 -
Brentford - 1 - - 1
Greenwich - 1 - -
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 137 (50.37%) SQL
2 84 (30.88%) Finance
3 82 (30.15%) Windows
4 66 (24.26%) SQL Server
5 64 (23.53%) Banking
6 63 (23.16%) Python
7 58 (21.32%) Oracle
8 55 (20.22%) Microsoft
9 53 (19.49%) Front Office
10 50 (18.38%) Unix
11 43 (15.81%) Linux
12 39 (14.34%) Fixed Income
13 38 (13.97%) ITIL
14 33 (12.13%) Java
14 33 (12.13%) IIS
15 30 (11.03%) TIBCO
16 29 (10.66%) Rendezvous
17 28 (10.29%) XML
18 25 (9.19%) Microsoft Office
18 25 (9.19%) Investment Banking
19 24 (8.82%) C#
20 23 (8.46%) Electronic Trading
20 23 (8.46%) TIBCO Hawk
20 23 (8.46%) Service Delivery
21 22 (8.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 21 (7.72%) .NET
22 21 (7.72%) PowerShell
23 19 (6.99%) Fault Analysis
23 19 (6.99%) Equities
24 18 (6.62%) JavaScript

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 33 (12.13%) IIS
2 11 (4.04%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.31%) Apache
3 9 (3.31%) WebSphere
4 6 (2.21%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.84%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.47%) nginx
6 4 (1.47%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.10%) JBoss
8 2 (0.74%) Confluence
8 2 (0.74%) Drupal
8 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.74%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.74%) WildFly
9 1 (0.37%) DataSynapse
9 1 (0.37%) MTS
9 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 25 (9.19%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.94%) thinkFolio
2 7 (2.57%) Oracle CRM
3 6 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (1.84%) Northgate Housing
5 4 (1.47%) Global One
6 2 (0.74%) Actimize
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.74%) Orchestrade
6 2 (0.74%) RMDS
6 2 (0.74%) Summit
7 1 (0.37%) Front Arena
7 1 (0.37%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.37%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.37%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.37%) SAP FI-GL
7 1 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.10%) Google Play
2 2 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.74%) G Suite
2 2 (0.74%) IaaS
2 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.04%) TCP/IP
2 8 (2.94%) DNS
2 8 (2.94%) Firewall
3 5 (1.84%) DHCP
4 3 (1.10%) Internet
5 2 (0.74%) HTTP
5 2 (0.74%) Skype
5 2 (0.74%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.74%) VPN
6 1 (0.37%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (24.26%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (4.78%) Relational Database
4 12 (4.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (4.04%) Oracle Database
6 10 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.84%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.84%) MySQL
8 5 (1.84%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (1.84%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.47%) Oracle9i Database
9 4 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.10%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.74%) BusinessObjects XI
11 2 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.74%) EDMS
11 2 (0.74%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 16 (5.88%) JIRA
2 13 (4.78%) Visual Studio
3 10 (3.68%) NUnit
3 10 (3.68%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 7 (2.57%) Toad
5 5 (1.84%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.47%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.10%) IBM UrbanCode
8 2 (0.74%) JDeveloper
9 1 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.37%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.37%) Hudson
9 1 (0.37%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 84 (30.88%) Finance
2 64 (23.53%) Banking
3 53 (19.49%) Front Office
4 25 (9.19%) Investment Banking
5 11 (4.04%) Retail
6 10 (3.68%) Back Office
7 7 (2.57%) Law
8 4 (1.47%) Advertising
8 4 (1.47%) Legal
8 4 (1.47%) Publishing
9 3 (1.10%) French Language
9 3 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.74%) International Banking
10 2 (0.74%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.37%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.37%) Local Government
11 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.37%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (10.66%) Rendezvous
2 28 (10.29%) XML
3 21 (7.72%) .NET
4 16 (5.88%) Web Services
5 13 (4.78%) .NET Framework
6 12 (4.41%) HTML
7 10 (3.68%) WF
8 8 (2.94%) CSS
8 8 (2.94%) Middleware
9 6 (2.21%) Node.js
9 6 (2.21%) SOAP
9 6 (2.21%) XSLT
10 5 (1.84%) FIX Protocol
10 5 (1.84%) J2EE
10 5 (1.84%) XHTML
11 4 (1.47%) WebSphere MQ
12 3 (1.10%) AngularJS
12 3 (1.10%) Java EE
12 3 (1.10%) JSF
13 2 (0.74%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 39 (14.34%) Fixed Income
2 22 (8.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 19 (6.99%) Equities
4 11 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.31%) Derivative
6 7 (2.57%) SWIFT
7 6 (2.21%) Data Structures
7 6 (2.21%) SCADA
8 5 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.47%) Fintech
9 4 (1.47%) Grid Computing
9 4 (1.47%) Market Risk
9 4 (1.47%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.47%) Wiki
10 3 (1.10%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.10%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.10%) EPoS
10 3 (1.10%) Reference Data
10 3 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.74%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 82 (30.15%) Windows
2 50 (18.38%) Unix
3 43 (15.81%) Linux
4 16 (5.88%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.21%) Solaris
5 6 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.47%) Android
6 4 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.74%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.74%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.37%) AIX
9 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (13.97%) ITIL
2 23 (8.46%) Electronic Trading
2 23 (8.46%) Service Delivery
3 19 (6.99%) Fault Analysis
4 18 (6.62%) Problem Management
5 17 (6.25%) Workflow
6 14 (5.15%) DevOps
6 14 (5.15%) Migration
7 13 (4.78%) CRM
7 13 (4.78%) Project Management
8 12 (4.41%) Asset Management
8 12 (4.41%) Incident Management
8 12 (4.41%) Service Management
9 11 (4.04%) TDD
10 10 (3.68%) Algorithmic Trading
10 10 (3.68%) Capacity Management
11 9 (3.31%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (2.94%) Risk Management
12 8 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 137 (50.37%) SQL
2 63 (23.16%) Python
3 33 (12.13%) Java
4 24 (8.82%) C#
5 21 (7.72%) PowerShell
6 18 (6.62%) JavaScript
7 17 (6.25%) VBA
8 16 (5.88%) Shell Script
8 16 (5.88%) T-SQL
9 13 (4.78%) Perl
10 10 (3.68%) C++
11 6 (2.21%) PHP
12 5 (1.84%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.84%) XPath
13 4 (1.47%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.47%) R
13 4 (1.47%) VB
13 4 (1.47%) VBScript
14 2 (0.74%) C
14 2 (0.74%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.78%) DV Cleared
3 6 (2.21%) Degree
4 5 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (1.84%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.84%) SLA
2 4 (1.47%) QA
3 3 (1.10%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.74%) PMO
4 2 (0.74%) SEPA
5 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.37%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.10%) Varnish
3 1 (0.37%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 23 (8.46%) TIBCO Hawk
2 12 (4.41%) ITRS Geneos
3 7 (2.57%) Puppet
4 6 (2.21%) Nagios
5 4 (1.47%) Control-M
6 3 (1.10%) Ansible
7 2 (0.74%) SCCM
8 1 (0.37%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.37%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.37%) Dollar Universe
8 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.37%) Opsview
8 1 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.37%) Terraform
Vendors
1 58 (21.32%) Oracle
2 55 (20.22%) Microsoft
3 30 (11.03%) TIBCO
4 14 (5.15%) ION Trading
5 11 (4.04%) Fidessa
6 10 (3.68%) Murex
7 9 (3.31%) Citrix
7 9 (3.31%) Sybase
8 8 (2.94%) Northgate
8 8 (2.94%) Sun
9 6 (2.21%) Google
9 6 (2.21%) ServiceNow
9 6 (2.21%) VMware
10 4 (1.47%) Remedy
10 4 (1.47%) Splunk
11 3 (1.10%) Bloomberg
11 3 (1.10%) IBM
11 3 (1.10%) SAP
12 2 (0.74%) Cisco
12 2 (0.74%) PeopleSoft
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