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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Support Engineer
UK
Rank 531 563 578
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +15
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Engineer 50 55 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.11% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 35 20
Median daily rate £380 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.59% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £465 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.01 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.30% -15.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £17.75 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.60 £50.18 £30.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £63.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-71.42% +180.00%

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
41742 48106 48047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 27155 30643 30207
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1758 1889
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.88 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +30 45 £380 +12.59% 21
London +13 25 £380 -15.55% 7
East of England - 4 £168 -
North East - 4 £375 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 4 £375 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £375 - 1
North West +26 3 £310 +3.33% 5
South West +15 3 £460 +206.66% 2
Wales +8 3 £450 -2.70%
City of London -6 3 £475 +5.55% 1
Leatherhead +19 2 £475 -
Surrey +14 2 £475 +43.93% 1
West Midlands -4 2 £200 -51.51% 1
South East -8 2 £475 +43.93% 5
Staffordshire - 2 £200 -
West Wales - 2 £488 -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £150 -
Swansea - 2 £488 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £150 -
Cheshire +25 1 £240 -36.00% 1
Manchester +17 1 £380 +68.88% 4
South Wales +16 1 £425 -5.55%
Chester +3 1 £240 -36.00%
Bristol +1 1 £460 +206.66% 1
Yorkshire - 1 £320 -
East Midlands - 1 £340 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - - 2
Bellshill - 1 - -
Cirencester - 1 - -

Applications Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 47 (47.00%) Windows
2 43 (43.00%) Linux
3 39 (39.00%) Unix
4 37 (37.00%) Perl
4 37 (37.00%) SQL
5 32 (32.00%) Oracle
6 24 (24.00%) ITIL
6 24 (24.00%) Finance
7 23 (23.00%) Java
8 20 (20.00%) Python
9 19 (19.00%) JavaScript
9 19 (19.00%) Shell Script
10 17 (17.00%) Problem Management
10 17 (17.00%) Middleware
10 17 (17.00%) WebLogic
11 16 (16.00%) SQL Server
11 16 (16.00%) High Availability
12 15 (15.00%) Regular Expression
12 15 (15.00%) WebCenter
12 15 (15.00%) Knowledge Management
12 15 (15.00%) E-Commerce
12 15 (15.00%) Microsoft
13 14 (14.00%) .NET
13 14 (14.00%) Relational Database
14 13 (13.00%) IIS
14 13 (13.00%) Tomcat
14 13 (13.00%) Security Cleared
15 12 (12.00%) MS Excel
15 12 (12.00%) Apache
15 12 (12.00%) Service 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 (17.00%) WebLogic
2 13 (13.00%) IIS
2 13 (13.00%) Tomcat
3 12 (12.00%) Apache
4 7 (7.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.00%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (3.00%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.00%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.00%) SAS
7 1 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.00%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (10.00%) MS Office
3 3 (3.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Temenos T24
2 1 (1.00%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.00%) OPENContractor
2 1 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.00%) SaaS
2 4 (4.00%) IaaS
2 4 (4.00%) PaaS
3 3 (3.00%) Office 365
4 1 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.00%) GitHub
4 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.00%) SSL
2 10 (10.00%) Internet
2 10 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 9 (9.00%) LDAP
4 8 (8.00%) DNS
5 5 (5.00%) VPN
6 4 (4.00%) FTP
7 3 (3.00%) SSH
8 2 (2.00%) DHCP
9 1 (1.00%) HTTP
9 1 (1.00%) Intranet
9 1 (1.00%) LAN
9 1 (1.00%) SMTP
9 1 (1.00%) VLAN
9 1 (1.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (14.00%) Relational Database
3 12 (12.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.00%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.00%) Big Data
5 2 (2.00%) MS Access
5 2 (2.00%) MySQL
5 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.00%) QlikView
6 1 (1.00%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.00%) Ingres
6 1 (1.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.00%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.00%) JIRA
1 2 (2.00%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (2.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 24 (24.00%) Finance
2 6 (6.00%) Financial Institution
3 4 (4.00%) Banking
4 2 (2.00%) Back Office
4 2 (2.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.00%) Billing
5 1 (1.00%) Electronics
5 1 (1.00%) Marketing
5 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.00%) Middleware
2 15 (15.00%) Regular Expression
2 15 (15.00%) WebCenter
3 14 (14.00%) .NET
4 7 (7.00%) J2EE
5 3 (3.00%) XML
6 2 (2.00%) COM+
6 2 (2.00%) HTML
6 2 (2.00%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (2.00%) jQuery
6 2 (2.00%) JSP
6 2 (2.00%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (1.00%) CSS
7 1 (1.00%) ELK Stack
7 1 (1.00%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.00%) MSMQ
7 1 (1.00%) Spring
7 1 (1.00%) Struts
7 1 (1.00%) XSL
7 1 (1.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.00%) Hedge funds
4 3 (3.00%) EFT
5 2 (2.00%) Wiki
6 1 (1.00%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.00%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.00%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.00%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.00%) NHS
6 1 (1.00%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (1.00%) PKI
6 1 (1.00%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 47 (47.00%) Windows
2 43 (43.00%) Linux
3 39 (39.00%) Unix
4 10 (10.00%) Windows Server
5 8 (8.00%) Mac OS
5 8 (8.00%) Windows 7
6 7 (7.00%) Solaris
6 7 (7.00%) Windows 10
7 5 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.00%) AIX
10 1 (1.00%) CentOS
10 1 (1.00%) MVS
10 1 (1.00%) VME
10 1 (1.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (24.00%) ITIL
2 17 (17.00%) Problem Management
3 16 (16.00%) High Availability
4 15 (15.00%) E-Commerce
4 15 (15.00%) Knowledge Management
5 12 (12.00%) Change Management
5 12 (12.00%) Service Management
6 8 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (7.00%) Configuration Management
7 7 (7.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 7 (7.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (6.00%) DevOps
8 6 (6.00%) Incident Management
8 6 (6.00%) Mentoring
9 5 (5.00%) Automated Testing
9 5 (5.00%) Open Source
9 5 (5.00%) PRINCE2
9 5 (5.00%) SDLC
9 5 (5.00%) Service Delivery
10 4 (4.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (37.00%) Perl
1 37 (37.00%) SQL
2 23 (23.00%) Java
3 20 (20.00%) Python
4 19 (19.00%) JavaScript
4 19 (19.00%) Shell Script
5 11 (11.00%) PowerShell
6 9 (9.00%) C#
7 5 (5.00%) Bash Shell
8 4 (4.00%) C++
8 4 (4.00%) Ruby
8 4 (4.00%) VBA
9 3 (3.00%) C
9 3 (3.00%) VB
9 3 (3.00%) VB6
10 2 (2.00%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.00%) PHP
11 1 (1.00%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (13.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.00%) DV Cleared
2 7 (7.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.00%) Degree
4 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.00%) MCAD
5 2 (2.00%) MCSD
6 1 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.00%) QA
1 3 (3.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (5.00%) XenApp
1 5 (5.00%) XenDesktop
2 4 (4.00%) NFS
2 4 (4.00%) Samba
2 4 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.00%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.00%) SCCM
3 2 (2.00%) Puppet
4 1 (1.00%) Ansible
4 1 (1.00%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.00%) Control-M
4 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (1.00%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (1.00%) Kibana
4 1 (1.00%) logstash
4 1 (1.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.00%) SCOM
4 1 (1.00%) Webmin
Vendors
1 32 (32.00%) Oracle
2 15 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.00%) Splunk
4 7 (7.00%) Citrix
5 6 (6.00%) VMware
5 6 (6.00%) WorldPay
6 5 (5.00%) Red Hat
7 4 (4.00%) F5
7 4 (4.00%) IBM
8 3 (3.00%) FatWire
9 2 (2.00%) Alterian
9 2 (2.00%) ILOG
10 1 (1.00%) Avaya
10 1 (1.00%) BEA
10 1 (1.00%) CA
10 1 (1.00%) Capita
10 1 (1.00%) Civica
10 1 (1.00%) IFS
10 1 (1.00%) Intel Security
10 1 (1.00%) LANDesk