The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Applications Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support Engineer
Rank 537 558 536
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -22
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Engineer 59 35 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.074% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.079% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 20 24
Average daily rate £330 £425 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.35% -2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £198 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
-20.58% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Average hourly rate £20.27 £21.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -29.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £63.00 £21.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+196.47% -29.16%
Applications Support Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44626 44477 42797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.57% 94.45% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29076 28059 25830
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1591 1795 1920
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Applications Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Applications Support Engineer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Applications Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Applications Support Engineer across the England region.

Applications Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Applications Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Applications Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Applications Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Applications Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Applications Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Applications Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Applications Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +37 25 £330 -24.57% 8
London +12 25 £368 -8.12% 9
West Midlands -8 5 £413 - 2
North West -16 3 £300 - 2
East of England -1 1 £280 +60.00% 1
Applications Support Engineer
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Applications Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Applications Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Support Engineer in their job title.

1 55 (51.89%) Windows
2 43 (40.57%) Linux
3 41 (38.68%) SQL Server
4 39 (36.79%) SQL
5 37 (34.91%) Windows Server
6 32 (30.19%) Microsoft
7 27 (25.47%) Perl
8 26 (24.53%) IIS
9 24 (22.64%) TCP/IP
9 24 (22.64%) DNS
9 24 (22.64%) PowerShell
10 21 (19.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (19.81%) ITIL
11 20 (18.87%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (17.92%) Web Services
12 19 (17.92%) Java
12 19 (17.92%) Apache
13 18 (16.98%) Tomcat
13 18 (16.98%) Nagios
13 18 (16.98%) VMware
13 18 (16.98%) Puppet
14 17 (16.04%) Python
14 17 (16.04%) Oracle
15 16 (15.09%) SQL Server 2008
16 15 (14.15%) .NET
17 14 (13.21%) Amazon AWS
18 13 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
18 13 (12.26%) LDAP
19 12 (11.32%) MS Excel
19 12 (11.32%) Unix

Applications Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Applications Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 26 (24.53%) IIS
2 19 (17.92%) Apache
3 18 (16.98%) Tomcat
4 11 (10.38%) WebLogic
5 7 (6.60%) JBoss
5 7 (6.60%) nginx
5 7 (6.60%) OpenStack
6 5 (4.72%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (3.77%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.89%) CICS
9 1 (0.94%) CMS
9 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.94%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (11.32%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.55%) MS Office
3 3 (2.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.89%) MS Project
4 2 (1.89%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.94%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.21%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.89%) Google Apps
2 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.89%) Office 365
3 1 (0.94%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 24 (22.64%) DNS
1 24 (22.64%) TCP/IP
2 13 (12.26%) LDAP
3 10 (9.43%) SSL
4 9 (8.49%) HTTP
5 7 (6.60%) SMTP
6 6 (5.66%) iSCSI
7 5 (4.72%) FTP
8 4 (3.77%) Internet
9 3 (2.83%) Firewall
9 3 (2.83%) SSH
10 2 (1.89%) DHCP
10 2 (1.89%) HTTPS
10 2 (1.89%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.94%) Intranet
11 1 (0.94%) LAN
11 1 (0.94%) SAN
11 1 (0.94%) VPN
11 1 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (38.68%) SQL Server
2 16 (15.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (8.49%) MySQL
4 8 (7.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (6.60%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (6.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (5.66%) Relational Database
7 5 (4.72%) Oracle Database
8 4 (3.77%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (3.77%) RDBMS
8 4 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.89%) Easytrieve
9 2 (1.89%) MS Access
9 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.94%) Big Data
10 1 (0.94%) Informix
10 1 (0.94%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 5 (4.72%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.77%) JIRA
3 3 (2.83%) Subversion
4 2 (1.89%) Bugzilla
4 2 (1.89%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.89%) IntelliJ
4 2 (1.89%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.89%) JUnit
4 2 (1.89%) Maven
4 2 (1.89%) Trac
5 1 (0.94%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.94%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (11.32%) Finance
2 11 (10.38%) Banking
3 3 (2.83%) Front Office
3 3 (2.83%) Games
3 3 (2.83%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.89%) Automotive
4 2 (1.89%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.94%) Advertising
5 1 (0.94%) Back Office
5 1 (0.94%) Japanese Language
5 1 (0.94%) Law
5 1 (0.94%) Legal
5 1 (0.94%) Retail
5 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.92%) Web Services
2 15 (14.15%) .NET
3 10 (9.43%) Middleware
4 9 (8.49%) LAMP
5 8 (7.55%) XML
6 7 (6.60%) J2EE
6 7 (6.60%) LEMP Stack
6 7 (6.60%) MCollective
7 6 (5.66%) CSS
7 6 (5.66%) HTML
8 5 (4.72%) ASP.NET
9 4 (3.77%) EDI
9 4 (3.77%) ELK Stack
10 3 (2.83%) Java EE
10 3 (2.83%) SAML
10 3 (2.83%) WebCenter
11 2 (1.89%) Ajax
11 2 (1.89%) HTML5
11 2 (1.89%) ISPF
11 2 (1.89%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.77%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.77%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.83%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.83%) Contactless
3 3 (2.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (2.83%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.89%) Cryptography
4 2 (1.89%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.89%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.89%) PKI
4 2 (1.89%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.89%) VSAM
5 1 (0.94%) Clustering
5 1 (0.94%) e-Health
5 1 (0.94%) Equities
5 1 (0.94%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.94%) NHS
5 1 (0.94%) SCADA
5 1 (0.94%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 55 (51.89%) Windows
2 43 (40.57%) Linux
3 37 (34.91%) Windows Server
4 21 (19.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (18.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (11.32%) Unix
7 10 (9.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (8.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (3.77%) Android
10 3 (2.83%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.89%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.89%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.89%) Mac OS X Server
11 2 (1.89%) Solaris
12 1 (0.94%) CentOS
12 1 (0.94%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.94%) VMS
12 1 (0.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.81%) ITIL
2 11 (10.38%) Configuration Management
2 11 (10.38%) High Availability
3 10 (9.43%) Incident Management
4 9 (8.49%) Open Source
4 9 (8.49%) Service Management
5 8 (7.55%) DevOps
6 7 (6.60%) Change Management
7 6 (5.66%) Problem Management
8 5 (4.72%) Service Delivery
9 4 (3.77%) Change Control
9 4 (3.77%) Data Protection
9 4 (3.77%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (3.77%) Web Development
9 4 (3.77%) Web Operations
9 4 (3.77%) Workflow
10 3 (2.83%) Capacity Management
10 3 (2.83%) Demand Management
10 3 (2.83%) Issue Tracking
10 3 (2.83%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (36.79%) SQL
2 27 (25.47%) Perl
3 24 (22.64%) PowerShell
4 19 (17.92%) Java
5 17 (16.04%) Python
6 10 (9.43%) JavaScript
6 10 (9.43%) Shell Script
7 8 (7.55%) PHP
8 7 (6.60%) Bash Shell
9 6 (5.66%) C#
9 6 (5.66%) VB
10 4 (3.77%) AWK
10 4 (3.77%) PL/SQL
10 4 (3.77%) sed
10 4 (3.77%) VBA
11 3 (2.83%) C++
11 3 (2.83%) Ruby
12 2 (1.89%) COBOL
12 2 (1.89%) JCL
12 2 (1.89%) REXX
Qualifications
1 12 (11.32%) Degree
1 12 (11.32%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.55%) MCSE
2 8 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (5.66%) DV Cleared
3 6 (5.66%) MCSA
4 5 (4.72%) MCP
4 5 (4.72%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.77%) CCNA
5 4 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.89%) HNC
6 2 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.89%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.94%) CISSP
7 1 (0.94%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.49%) SLA
2 2 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (11.32%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.60%) qmail
2 7 (6.60%) Squid
3 6 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.83%) Samba
5 2 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.89%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (1.89%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (1.89%) XenServer
6 1 (0.94%) NFS
6 1 (0.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (16.98%) Nagios
1 18 (16.98%) Puppet
2 12 (11.32%) Cacti
3 8 (7.55%) WSUS
3 8 (7.55%) ZABBIX
4 7 (6.60%) collectd
4 7 (6.60%) Ganglia
4 7 (6.60%) Graphite
4 7 (6.60%) logstash
5 4 (3.77%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (3.77%) NetBackup
5 4 (3.77%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (3.77%) SCCM
6 3 (2.83%) SCOM
7 2 (1.89%) Ansible
7 2 (1.89%) SCSM
7 2 (1.89%) yum
8 1 (0.94%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.94%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.94%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 32 (30.19%) Microsoft
2 18 (16.98%) VMware
3 17 (16.04%) Oracle
4 10 (9.43%) Red Hat
5 8 (7.55%) Splunk
6 6 (5.66%) Cisco
6 6 (5.66%) Remedy
7 5 (4.72%) Rackspace
8 4 (3.77%) CA
8 4 (3.77%) CommVault
8 4 (3.77%) IBM
8 4 (3.77%) Intel Security
8 4 (3.77%) Symantec
9 3 (2.83%) Citrix
9 3 (2.83%) F5
10 2 (1.89%) Apple
10 2 (1.89%) Google
10 2 (1.89%) Micro Focus
10 2 (1.89%) Northgate
10 2 (1.89%) Twitter
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