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 29 July 2016 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support Engineer
Rank 605 613 599
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -14
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Engineer 56 36 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.063% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.067% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 15 18
Median daily rate £310 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £270 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £505 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £361
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -9.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £26.75 £135.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -80.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £135.00
% change year-on-year
- -74.07%

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
51031 54127 51833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.79% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33206 34317 31392
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1549 2019 2086
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 29 July 2016.

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
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 29 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +10 48 £310 -4.61% 40
London 0 15 £300 -28.57% 12
South East +10 11 £475 +18.89% 9
South West +3 10 £375 - 4
City of London +51 8 £300 -17.24% 2
Scotland - 7 £290 -
Wiltshire +5 6 £413 -
Surrey -5 6 £475 +18.89%
Renfrewshire - 6 £283 -
Erskine - 6 £283 -
East of England +18 5 £185 -43.07% 5
Cambridge - 4 £183 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 4 £183 - 3
Leatherhead +14 3 £475 +18.89%
Hampshire +2 3 £450 - 4
Yorkshire -1 3 £238 -26.92% 1
Swindon - 3 £375 -
Bristol +6 2 £210 - 2
North West 0 2 £360 - 6
North Yorkshire -1 2 £238 -26.92% 1
Manchester - 2 £360 - 2
Northallerton - 2 £238 -
Weybridge - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £288 - 1
Birmingham - 2 £288 -
Hertfordshire +14 1 £195 - 1
Leeds +3 1 £340 +4.61%
Berkshire +1 1 - - 3
West Yorkshire -3 1 £340 +4.61%
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 1

Applications Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, 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 47 (45.19%) SQL
2 34 (32.69%) Windows
3 33 (31.73%) ITIL
4 32 (30.77%) Java
5 31 (29.81%) SQL Server
6 30 (28.85%) Linux
7 29 (27.88%) MS Excel
8 26 (25.00%) Oracle
8 26 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 25 (24.04%) MS Office
10 22 (21.15%) .NET
11 19 (18.27%) Security Cleared
12 18 (17.31%) JavaScript
12 18 (17.31%) Active Directory
13 17 (16.35%) IIS
13 17 (16.35%) Unix
13 17 (16.35%) Windows Server
14 16 (15.38%) Perl
14 16 (15.38%) PHP
14 16 (15.38%) SC Cleared
15 14 (13.46%) XML
15 14 (13.46%) SharePoint
16 13 (12.50%) T-SQL
16 13 (12.50%) Citrix
17 12 (11.54%) PowerShell
17 12 (11.54%) MS PowerPoint
17 12 (11.54%) Finance
18 11 (10.58%) VMware
18 11 (10.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 11 (10.58%) Configuration Management

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 17 (16.35%) IIS
2 14 (13.46%) SharePoint
3 9 (8.65%) Apache
3 9 (8.65%) Tomcat
4 5 (4.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (4.81%) MS Exchange
5 4 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (3.85%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.88%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.92%) Alfresco
7 2 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.92%) Drupal
7 2 (1.92%) JBoss
7 2 (1.92%) Joomla!
7 2 (1.92%) WordPress
8 1 (0.96%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.96%) Confluence
8 1 (0.96%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.96%) Umbraco
Applications
1 29 (27.88%) MS Excel
2 25 (24.04%) MS Office
3 12 (11.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (6.73%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.96%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 3 (2.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.96%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
2 1 (0.96%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.96%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (3.85%) Office 365
2 1 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.58%) TCP/IP
2 9 (8.65%) Firewall
3 8 (7.69%) SSH
4 5 (4.81%) HTTP
5 4 (3.85%) HTTPS
5 4 (3.85%) Wireshark
6 3 (2.88%) Internet
6 3 (2.88%) Intranet
6 3 (2.88%) IPv6
6 3 (2.88%) OpenLDAP
6 3 (2.88%) SSL
7 2 (1.92%) FTP
8 1 (0.96%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.96%) DNS
8 1 (0.96%) LDAP
8 1 (0.96%) Network Security
8 1 (0.96%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.96%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (29.81%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.62%) MySQL
3 9 (8.65%) Oracle Database
4 8 (7.69%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (3.85%) SQLPlus
6 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.92%) MarkLogic
7 2 (1.92%) MS Access
7 2 (1.92%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.96%) Big Data
8 1 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.96%) GIS
8 1 (0.96%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.96%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 8 (7.69%) Subversion
2 6 (5.77%) JUnit
3 4 (3.85%) Eclipse
3 4 (3.85%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.85%) IntelliJ
3 4 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.85%) Maven
3 4 (3.85%) TeamCity
4 3 (2.88%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.92%) Ant
5 2 (1.92%) Burp Suite
5 2 (1.92%) GitLab
5 2 (1.92%) Jasmine
5 2 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.92%) Sinon.JS
5 2 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.96%) JIRA
General
1 12 (11.54%) Finance
2 7 (6.73%) Front Office
3 6 (5.77%) Back Office
3 6 (5.77%) Banking
4 5 (4.81%) Law
4 5 (4.81%) Legal
5 4 (3.85%) Billing
6 3 (2.88%) Local Government
6 3 (2.88%) Retail
7 2 (1.92%) Marketing
8 1 (0.96%) Advertising
8 1 (0.96%) German Language
8 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.96%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (21.15%) .NET
2 14 (13.46%) XML
3 11 (10.58%) CSS
3 11 (10.58%) HTML
4 9 (8.65%) Web Services
5 6 (5.77%) ASP.NET
5 6 (5.77%) LAMP
6 5 (4.81%) Classic ASP
6 5 (4.81%) jQuery
6 5 (4.81%) SAML
7 4 (3.85%) J2EE
7 4 (3.85%) Java EE
8 3 (2.88%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.88%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (2.88%) COM
8 3 (2.88%) LAPP Stack
9 2 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (1.92%) HTML5
9 2 (1.92%) Node.js
9 2 (1.92%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.81%) Data Centre
1 5 (4.81%) Driving Licence
1 5 (4.81%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.85%) Blackberry
2 4 (3.85%) Cryptography
2 4 (3.85%) PKI
3 3 (2.88%) Smart Meter
3 3 (2.88%) VCE vBlock
4 2 (1.92%) Clustering
5 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.96%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.96%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.96%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.96%) Equities
5 1 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.96%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.96%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.96%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 34 (32.69%) Windows
2 30 (28.85%) Linux
3 17 (16.35%) Unix
3 17 (16.35%) Windows Server
4 11 (10.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (8.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.81%) Windows XP
7 4 (3.85%) VMS
7 4 (3.85%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.88%) Solaris
8 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.92%) AIX
9 2 (1.92%) CentOS
10 1 (0.96%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.96%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (31.73%) ITIL
2 11 (10.58%) Configuration Management
2 11 (10.58%) DevOps
2 11 (10.58%) Service Delivery
3 8 (7.69%) ITIL V3
4 6 (5.77%) Problem Management
4 6 (5.77%) Service Management
5 5 (4.81%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (4.81%) CRM
5 5 (4.81%) Document Management
5 5 (4.81%) Incident Management
5 5 (4.81%) Release Management
5 5 (4.81%) System Testing
6 4 (3.85%) Migration
6 4 (3.85%) MVC
6 4 (3.85%) Network Load Balancing
6 4 (3.85%) Web Development
7 3 (2.88%) Business Continuity
7 3 (2.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (2.88%) OO
Programming Languages
1 47 (45.19%) SQL
2 32 (30.77%) Java
3 18 (17.31%) JavaScript
4 16 (15.38%) Perl
4 16 (15.38%) PHP
5 13 (12.50%) T-SQL
6 12 (11.54%) PowerShell
7 11 (10.58%) C#
8 10 (9.62%) Shell Script
9 7 (6.73%) Python
10 6 (5.77%) VB.NET
10 6 (5.77%) VBA
11 5 (4.81%) Bash Shell
11 5 (4.81%) C++
11 5 (4.81%) VB
11 5 (4.81%) VB6
12 4 (3.85%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.92%) C
13 2 (1.92%) Ruby
13 2 (1.92%) sed
Qualifications
1 19 (18.27%) Security Cleared
2 16 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.69%) Degree
4 5 (4.81%) MCSA
4 5 (4.81%) MCSE
4 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.85%) MCP
6 3 (2.88%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.96%) CCNA
7 1 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.96%) CISSP
7 1 (0.96%) HNC
7 1 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.81%) SLA
2 2 (1.92%) QA
3 1 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (17.31%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.81%) XenApp
3 4 (3.85%) Terminal Services
4 3 (2.88%) Docker
5 1 (0.96%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.96%) Xen
5 1 (0.96%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.96%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (8.65%) Puppet
2 7 (6.73%) Ansible
2 7 (6.73%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.85%) WMI
3 4 (3.85%) yum
4 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.92%) Nagios
5 1 (0.96%) Control-M
5 1 (0.96%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.96%) OpenView
5 1 (0.96%) OVSD
5 1 (0.96%) SCCM
5 1 (0.96%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.96%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 26 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 26 (25.00%) Oracle
2 13 (12.50%) Citrix
3 11 (10.58%) Red Hat
3 11 (10.58%) VMware
4 7 (6.73%) Cisco
5 6 (5.77%) Remedy
6 4 (3.85%) iManage
6 4 (3.85%) ThinPrint
7 3 (2.88%) IBM
7 3 (2.88%) ILOG
8 2 (1.92%) F5
8 2 (1.92%) HP
8 2 (1.92%) Nintex
8 2 (1.92%) Rackspace
8 2 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.92%) SAP
9 1 (0.96%) Cyber-Ark
9 1 (0.96%) Northgate
9 1 (0.96%) PTC
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