The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Applications Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Support Engineer
UK
Rank 553 557 589
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +32
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Engineer 49 70 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.14% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 43 23
Median daily rate £375 £330 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -22.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £176 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £334 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.61% -11.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Median hourly rate £18.00 £40.37 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.41% +101.86%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £63.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-71.42% +215.00%

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
42412 49394 49726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 27691 31806 30608
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1526 1648 1931
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.82 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Applications Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Applications Support Engineer in the job title.

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 February 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
England +13 41 £370 +12.12% 22
London +16 19 £380 +26.66% 10
Wales +18 6 £500 +8.10%
Swansea - 5 £525 -
West Wales - 5 £525 -
South East -3 4 £281 -14.77% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £375 - 1
Northamptonshire - 4 £383 -
North East - 4 £375 - 1
East Midlands - 4 £383 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £375 - 1
South West +5 3 £355 - 1
East of England +1 3 £150 -46.42% 2
Surrey 0 3 £288 -12.87%
Northampton - 3 £400 -
North West +21 2 £240 -20.00% 3
West Midlands +1 2 £200 -51.51%
Staffordshire - 2 £200 -
Bristol - 2 £355 -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £150 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £150 -
Cheshire +34 1 £240 -36.00% 2
South Wales +17 1 £425 -5.55%
Chester +7 1 £240 -36.00%
Norfolk +5 1 £370 +32.14%
City of London +5 1 £475 +7.34% 3
Somerset +3 1 - -
Oxford 0 1 £200 -32.65% 2
Oxfordshire -4 1 £200 -6.32% 3
Merseyside - 1 - -

Applications Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, Applications Support Engineer 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 featuring Applications Support Engineer in the job title.

1 45 (48.91%) Windows
2 36 (39.13%) Linux
3 34 (36.96%) SQL
4 32 (34.78%) Unix
5 27 (29.35%) Perl
6 25 (27.17%) Oracle
7 22 (23.91%) Java
7 22 (23.91%) Finance
8 20 (21.74%) Shell Script
8 20 (21.74%) Python
8 20 (21.74%) Problem Management
9 18 (19.57%) ITIL
10 15 (16.30%) Regular Expression
10 15 (16.30%) Knowledge Management
11 13 (14.13%) Security Cleared
12 12 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (13.04%) SQL Server
12 12 (13.04%) E-Commerce
12 12 (13.04%) Microsoft
13 11 (11.96%) .NET
13 11 (11.96%) IIS
14 10 (10.87%) PowerShell
14 10 (10.87%) WebLogic
14 10 (10.87%) SSL
14 10 (10.87%) Middleware
15 9 (9.78%) Relational Database
15 9 (9.78%) Change Management
15 9 (9.78%) SC Cleared
16 8 (8.70%) WebCenter
16 8 (8.70%) Windows 7

Applications Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 11 (11.96%) IIS
2 10 (10.87%) WebLogic
3 7 (7.61%) SharePoint
4 6 (6.52%) Apache
4 6 (6.52%) Tomcat
5 4 (4.35%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.17%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.17%) SAS
7 1 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.09%) Drupal
7 1 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.09%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (8.70%) MS Excel
1 8 (8.70%) MS Office
2 3 (3.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (4.35%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.09%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.09%) OPENContractor
2 1 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.43%) SaaS
2 4 (4.35%) IaaS
2 4 (4.35%) PaaS
3 3 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.17%) Office 365
5 1 (1.09%) GitHub
5 1 (1.09%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.87%) SSL
2 8 (8.70%) LDAP
2 8 (8.70%) TCP/IP
3 7 (7.61%) Internet
4 6 (6.52%) DNS
5 5 (5.43%) VPN
6 4 (4.35%) FTP
7 3 (3.26%) SSH
8 2 (2.17%) DHCP
9 1 (1.09%) HTTP
9 1 (1.09%) LAN
9 1 (1.09%) SMTP
9 1 (1.09%) VLAN
9 1 (1.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.78%) Relational Database
3 7 (7.61%) Oracle Database
4 6 (6.52%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.17%) Big Data
5 2 (2.17%) MS Access
5 2 (2.17%) MySQL
5 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.17%) QlikView
6 1 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.09%) Ingres
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.26%) JIRA
2 2 (2.17%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.17%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (2.17%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 22 (23.91%) Finance
2 6 (6.52%) Financial Institution
3 5 (5.43%) Billing
4 4 (4.35%) Banking
5 2 (2.17%) Back Office
5 2 (2.17%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.09%) Electronics
6 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.09%) Marketing
6 1 (1.09%) Publishing
6 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.30%) Regular Expression
2 11 (11.96%) .NET
3 10 (10.87%) Middleware
4 8 (8.70%) WebCenter
5 4 (4.35%) XML
6 3 (3.26%) HTML
6 3 (3.26%) J2EE
7 2 (2.17%) COM+
7 2 (2.17%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (2.17%) Web Services
7 2 (2.17%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (1.09%) CSS
8 1 (1.09%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.09%) Java EE
8 1 (1.09%) JSF
8 1 (1.09%) JSP
8 1 (1.09%) Spring
8 1 (1.09%) Struts
8 1 (1.09%) XSL
8 1 (1.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.43%) Hedge funds
3 3 (3.26%) EFT
3 3 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.17%) Wiki
5 1 (1.09%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.09%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.09%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.09%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.09%) NHS
5 1 (1.09%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (1.09%) PKI
5 1 (1.09%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 45 (48.91%) Windows
2 36 (39.13%) Linux
3 32 (34.78%) Unix
4 8 (8.70%) Mac OS
4 8 (8.70%) Windows 7
4 8 (8.70%) Windows Server
5 6 (6.52%) Windows 10
6 4 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (4.35%) Solaris
7 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.09%) AIX
9 1 (1.09%) CentOS
9 1 (1.09%) MVS
9 1 (1.09%) VME
9 1 (1.09%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.74%) Problem Management
2 18 (19.57%) ITIL
3 15 (16.30%) Knowledge Management
4 12 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (13.04%) E-Commerce
5 9 (9.78%) Change Management
6 8 (8.70%) High Availability
6 8 (8.70%) Mentoring
7 7 (7.61%) Service Management
7 7 (7.61%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (6.52%) DevOps
8 6 (6.52%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 5 (5.43%) Configuration Management
9 5 (5.43%) Customer Requirements
9 5 (5.43%) Open Source
9 5 (5.43%) PRINCE2
10 4 (4.35%) Automated Testing
10 4 (4.35%) Regression Testing
10 4 (4.35%) Service Delivery
10 4 (4.35%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 34 (36.96%) SQL
2 27 (29.35%) Perl
3 22 (23.91%) Java
4 20 (21.74%) Python
4 20 (21.74%) Shell Script
5 10 (10.87%) PowerShell
6 7 (7.61%) JavaScript
7 6 (6.52%) C#
8 5 (5.43%) Bash Shell
9 4 (4.35%) Ruby
10 3 (3.26%) C
11 2 (2.17%) C++
11 2 (2.17%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.17%) VBA
12 1 (1.09%) PHP
12 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.09%) VB
12 1 (1.09%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (14.13%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.78%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.52%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.17%) Degree
5 2 (2.17%) MCAD
5 2 (2.17%) MCSD
6 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.09%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.26%) QA
1 3 (3.26%) SLA
2 1 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (5.43%) Active Directory
1 5 (5.43%) XenApp
1 5 (5.43%) XenDesktop
2 4 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.26%) NFS
3 3 (3.26%) Samba
4 1 (1.09%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.09%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.09%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (5.43%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.17%) Puppet
2 2 (2.17%) SCCM
3 1 (1.09%) Ansible
3 1 (1.09%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.09%) Control-M
3 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 1 (1.09%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (1.09%) Kibana
3 1 (1.09%) logstash
3 1 (1.09%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.09%) SCOM
3 1 (1.09%) Webmin
Vendors
1 25 (27.17%) Oracle
2 12 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.70%) Splunk
4 7 (7.61%) Citrix
5 6 (6.52%) VMware
5 6 (6.52%) WorldPay
6 5 (5.43%) Red Hat
7 4 (4.35%) IBM
8 2 (2.17%) Alterian
9 1 (1.09%) Avaya
9 1 (1.09%) BEA
9 1 (1.09%) CA
9 1 (1.09%) Capita
9 1 (1.09%) Civica
9 1 (1.09%) Cognos
9 1 (1.09%) Epicor
9 1 (1.09%) F5
9 1 (1.09%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.09%) SAP
9 1 (1.09%) Vignette
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