The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support Engineer
Rank 557 515 554
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +39
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Engineer 38 63 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.12% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.13% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 56 7
Average daily rate
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£325 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £260 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £425 £250
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +70.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50887 47919 48399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.76% 92.66% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 32224 29016 27128
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2084 2089 2613
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.80 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Applications Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Applications Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Applications Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Applications Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Applications Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

Applications Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Applications Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Applications Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Applications Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

Applications Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Applications Support Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 26 November 2014. 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
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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
England -43 33 £300 -29.41% 21
London -5 15 £325 -38.09% 8
South East -38 7 £300 -29.41% 3
City of London +27 6 £325 +10.63% 3
Scotland -6 4 £375 +51.51% 1
East of England -6 4 £450 +40.62% 3
North West -5 3 £210 -35.38% 2
Tyne and Wear - 3 £370 -
North East - 3 £370 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £450 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £370 -
Berkshire -23 2 £300 -29.41% 1
Watford - 2 £450 -
Surrey - 2 £300 -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Reading -7 1 - -
Hampshire -24 1 £225 +1.12% 2
Bedfordshire - 1 £175 -
Merseyside - 1 £210 -
South West - 1 £235 - 3
Slough - 1 £300 - 1
Luton - 1 £175 -
Bristol - 1 £235 - 1
Crawley - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Epsom - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -

Applications Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 39 (61.90%) SQL
2 35 (55.56%) Windows
3 21 (33.33%) Oracle
4 20 (31.75%) Perl
5 19 (30.16%) Linux
5 19 (30.16%) UNIX
6 18 (28.57%) Java
7 16 (25.40%) SQL Server
7 16 (25.40%) Finance
8 14 (22.22%) Microsoft
9 12 (19.05%) MS Excel
9 12 (19.05%) ITIL
9 12 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (17.46%) Banking
11 10 (15.87%) Security Cleared
11 10 (15.87%) Active Directory
11 10 (15.87%) Python
12 9 (14.29%) Change Management
12 9 (14.29%) .NET
13 8 (12.70%) PHP
13 8 (12.70%) RDBMS
13 8 (12.70%) Windows XP
13 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (12.70%) Front Office
13 8 (12.70%) Relational Database
14 7 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (11.11%) SC Cleared
14 7 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (11.11%) MS Access
14 7 (11.11%) HP

Applications Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 7 (11.11%) IIS
2 4 (6.35%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (3.17%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.17%) Apache
4 2 (3.17%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.59%) GlassFish
5 1 (1.59%) Captiva
5 1 (1.59%) WorkSite
5 1 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.59%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.59%) Documentum
5 1 (1.59%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.76%) MS Office
3 1 (1.59%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.59%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) Amazon ELB
1 3 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.76%) Route 53
2 2 (3.17%) SaaS
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.35%) TCP/IP
1 4 (6.35%) DNS
1 4 (6.35%) Firewall
2 3 (4.76%) Multicast
2 3 (4.76%) HTTP
3 2 (3.17%) SSL
4 1 (1.59%) NAS
4 1 (1.59%) Internet
4 1 (1.59%) FTP
4 1 (1.59%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (25.40%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.70%) RDBMS
2 8 (12.70%) Relational Database
3 7 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (11.11%) MS Access
4 6 (9.52%) Oracle Database
5 4 (6.35%) MySQL
5 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (3.17%) Big Data
7 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.59%) MarkLogic
8 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.59%) Hudson
1 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.59%) Mercurial
1 1 (1.59%) PVCS
1 1 (1.59%) Eclipse
General
1 16 (25.40%) Finance
2 11 (17.46%) Banking
3 8 (12.70%) Front Office
4 5 (7.94%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.76%) Billing
5 3 (4.76%) Advertising
6 2 (3.17%) Back Office
6 2 (3.17%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (3.17%) Retail
7 1 (1.59%) Marketing
7 1 (1.59%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.59%) Electronics
7 1 (1.59%) Publishing
7 1 (1.59%) Law
7 1 (1.59%) Legal
7 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.59%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.29%) .NET
2 7 (11.11%) Web Services
3 4 (6.35%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (3.17%) LAMP
4 2 (3.17%) Middleware
4 2 (3.17%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.59%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.59%) JSON
5 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.59%) WCF
5 1 (1.59%) WF
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.59%) XML
5 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.59%) CSS
5 1 (1.59%) SOAP
5 1 (1.59%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (4.76%) CMDB
3 3 (4.76%) IVR
3 3 (4.76%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.17%) Statistics
4 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.59%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.59%) PKI
5 1 (1.59%) e-Health
5 1 (1.59%) Online Games
5 1 (1.59%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.59%) DTV
5 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.59%) Clustering
5 1 (1.59%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 35 (55.56%) Windows
2 19 (30.16%) Linux
2 19 (30.16%) UNIX
3 12 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (12.70%) Windows XP
4 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (9.52%) Windows 7
6 4 (6.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (6.35%) Windows 8
6 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.76%) Windows Vista
7 3 (4.76%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.59%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.05%) ITIL
2 9 (14.29%) Change Management
3 5 (7.94%) Configuration Management
3 5 (7.94%) Service Management
4 4 (6.35%) CRM
5 3 (4.76%) Low Latency
5 3 (4.76%) Web Development
5 3 (4.76%) Incident Management
5 3 (4.76%) Data Analysis
5 3 (4.76%) Time Management
5 3 (4.76%) Problem Management
5 3 (4.76%) ITSM
6 2 (3.17%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.17%) Validation
6 2 (3.17%) HOOD
6 2 (3.17%) Project Management
6 2 (3.17%) Release Management
6 2 (3.17%) Demand Forecasting
6 2 (3.17%) Data Transformation
6 2 (3.17%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 39 (61.90%) SQL
2 20 (31.75%) Perl
3 18 (28.57%) Java
4 10 (15.87%) Python
5 8 (12.70%) PHP
6 6 (9.52%) C++
7 5 (7.94%) Bash Shell
8 4 (6.35%) C#
9 3 (4.76%) Korn
9 3 (4.76%) Shell Script
9 3 (4.76%) PL/SQL
9 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
10 2 (3.17%) T-SQL
10 2 (3.17%) VB
10 2 (3.17%) Ruby
11 1 (1.59%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.59%) Jython
11 1 (1.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (15.87%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.76%) Degree
4 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.59%) MCITP
5 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.59%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.59%) GxP
2 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (15.87%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.59%) vSphere
3 1 (1.59%) Squid
3 1 (1.59%) Samba
3 1 (1.59%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) SCCM
1 1 (1.59%) Nagios
1 1 (1.59%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 21 (33.33%) Oracle
2 14 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 7 (11.11%) HP
4 5 (7.94%) VMware
4 5 (7.94%) Red Hat
5 4 (6.35%) Citrix
6 3 (4.76%) TIBCO
6 3 (4.76%) Remedy
7 2 (3.17%) GigaSpaces
8 1 (1.59%) Altiris
8 1 (1.59%) Autodesk
8 1 (1.59%) SAP
8 1 (1.59%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.59%) IBM
8 1 (1.59%) Sun
8 1 (1.59%) CODA
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