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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support Engineer
Rank 583 510 577
Rank change year-on-year
-73 +67
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Engineer 31 68 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.13% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.14% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 48 9
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£310 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.05% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £525 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £425 £325
% change year-on-year
-29.41% +30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £33.75 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year
- +40.62%

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
52507 48877 54297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.85% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32079 29293 30388
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2078 2690
Average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 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
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 23 September 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 -59 26 £300 -29.41% 20
London +1 18 £375 +3.87% 9
City of London +23 7 £575 +107.20% 4
South East -35 4 £300 -29.41% 4
West Midlands -11 3 £310 +37.77% 1
Scotland -11 3 £375 +51.51% 1
Hampshire -12 2 £225 +80.00% 1
Surrey -3 1 £300 -
Birmingham -3 1 - -
Berkshire -14 1 £300 -29.41% 1
Bristol - 1 £235 - 1
South West - 1 £235 - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Scottish Borders - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 4
Cheltenham - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
Croydon - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Epsom - - - -
Falmouth - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Helston - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Luton - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -

Applications Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 40 (71.43%) SQL
2 28 (50.00%) Perl
3 27 (48.21%) Windows
4 26 (46.43%) Linux
5 21 (37.50%) Java
6 19 (33.93%) Oracle
6 19 (33.93%) UNIX
7 15 (26.79%) Banking
8 14 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 13 (23.21%) Python
10 12 (21.43%) Front Office
11 11 (19.64%) Microsoft
12 10 (17.86%) Finance
13 9 (16.07%) Change Management
13 9 (16.07%) PHP
13 9 (16.07%) Security Cleared
14 8 (14.29%) SC Cleared
14 8 (14.29%) MS Excel
14 8 (14.29%) Active Directory
14 8 (14.29%) HP
14 8 (14.29%) Firewall
15 7 (12.50%) Red Hat
15 7 (12.50%) C++
15 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (12.50%) Low Latency
16 6 (10.71%) Multicast
16 6 (10.71%) MS Office
16 6 (10.71%) TIBCO
17 5 (8.93%) CMDB

Applications Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 4 (7.14%) WebLogic
2 3 (5.36%) IIS
3 2 (3.57%) Apache
3 2 (3.57%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.79%) GlassFish
4 1 (1.79%) Captiva
4 1 (1.79%) Documentum
4 1 (1.79%) SAS
4 1 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.71%) MS Office
3 1 (1.79%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.57%) SunGard Stream Ubix
2 2 (3.57%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
3 1 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.79%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) SaaS
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.29%) Firewall
2 6 (10.71%) Multicast
3 4 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.57%) Internet
4 2 (3.57%) DNS
5 1 (1.79%) Broadband
5 1 (1.79%) FTP
5 1 (1.79%) HTTP
5 1 (1.79%) SSL
5 1 (1.79%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.36%) RDBMS
2 3 (5.36%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.57%) Big Data
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.79%) MS Access
4 1 (1.79%) MySQL
4 1 (1.79%) MarkLogic
4 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) PVCS
1 1 (1.79%) VisualVM
1 1 (1.79%) Subversion
General
1 15 (26.79%) Banking
2 12 (21.43%) Front Office
3 10 (17.86%) Finance
4 3 (5.36%) Advertising
4 3 (5.36%) Back Office
4 3 (5.36%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.79%) Electronics
5 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.79%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.79%) Marketing
5 1 (1.79%) Retail
5 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.93%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (7.14%) .NET
3 2 (3.57%) XML
3 2 (3.57%) HTML
4 1 (1.79%) LAMP
4 1 (1.79%) WCF
4 1 (1.79%) WF
4 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.79%) CSS
4 1 (1.79%) SOAP
4 1 (1.79%) Web Services
4 1 (1.79%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.79%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) CMDB
1 5 (8.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.57%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.57%) e-Health
4 1 (1.79%) Statistics
4 1 (1.79%) DTV
4 1 (1.79%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 27 (48.21%) Windows
2 26 (46.43%) Linux
3 19 (33.93%) UNIX
4 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (8.93%) Windows XP
6 3 (5.36%) Mac OS X
6 3 (5.36%) Windows 8
6 3 (5.36%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.79%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.07%) Change Management
2 7 (12.50%) Low Latency
3 5 (8.93%) Configuration Management
3 5 (8.93%) ITIL
4 4 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (5.36%) Quality Management
5 3 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.57%) Performance Management
6 2 (3.57%) Service Management
7 1 (1.79%) Programme Management
7 1 (1.79%) Validation
7 1 (1.79%) Migration
7 1 (1.79%) Workflow
7 1 (1.79%) ITSM
7 1 (1.79%) Release Management
7 1 (1.79%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (1.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.79%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (1.79%) Document Management
7 1 (1.79%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 40 (71.43%) SQL
2 28 (50.00%) Perl
3 21 (37.50%) Java
4 13 (23.21%) Python
5 9 (16.07%) PHP
6 7 (12.50%) C++
7 4 (7.14%) Bash Shell
8 3 (5.36%) Korn
8 3 (5.36%) PL/SQL
8 3 (5.36%) VB
8 3 (5.36%) VB6
9 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
9 2 (3.57%) C#
9 2 (3.57%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.79%) Jython
10 1 (1.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (16.07%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) Degree
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.79%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 8 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (1.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) SCCM
1 2 (3.57%) Dollar Universe
1 2 (3.57%) Nagios
2 1 (1.79%) Netcool
2 1 (1.79%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.79%) Opsview
Vendors
1 19 (33.93%) Oracle
2 11 (19.64%) Microsoft
3 8 (14.29%) HP
4 7 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 6 (10.71%) TIBCO
6 3 (5.36%) Citrix
7 2 (3.57%) SunGard
7 2 (3.57%) GigaSpaces
7 2 (3.57%) VMware
8 1 (1.79%) IBM
8 1 (1.79%) CODA
8 1 (1.79%) webMethods
8 1 (1.79%) Remedy
8 1 (1.79%) Autodesk
8 1 (1.79%) SAP
8 1 (1.79%) JBoss
8 1 (1.79%) Splunk