The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support Engineer
Rank 564 532 556
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +24
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Engineer 24 24 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.050% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.054% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 14
Average daily rate £260 £230 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -31.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £382 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £230 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -29.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £26.50 £35.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.28% +62.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £35.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-24.28% +62.79%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51988 44191 56201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.28% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31587 25300 30909
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2072 2201 2627
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -36 22 £260 +13.04% 21
London -35 10 £281 +10.29% 4
South East -13 6 £260 +2.46% 3
West Sussex - 3 - -
City of London - 3 £313 - 1
Scotland -15 2 £310 - 1
North West -17 2 - - 5
East of England -35 2 £400 +73.91% 5
Liverpool - 2 - - 1
Merseyside - 2 - - 1
Middlesex - 2 £260 -
Gloucestershire +3 1 - -
Cambridge -2 1 £400 +73.91% 4
Cambridgeshire -18 1 £400 +73.91% 4
South West -25 1 - - 2
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £240 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £310 - 1
Egham - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Carlisle - - - -
Chatham - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Cirencester - - - -

Applications Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 42 (64.62%) SQL
2 39 (60.00%) Windows
3 22 (33.85%) Microsoft
4 21 (32.31%) UNIX
4 21 (32.31%) SQL Server
5 20 (30.77%) Linux
6 17 (26.15%) Change Management
7 16 (24.62%) Firewall
7 16 (24.62%) Perl
8 15 (23.08%) Python
8 15 (23.08%) Red Hat
8 15 (23.08%) TIBCO
8 15 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (23.08%) Low Latency
8 15 (23.08%) Multicast
9 13 (20.00%) Capacity Management
9 13 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (20.00%) QA
10 12 (18.46%) Electronic Trading
10 12 (18.46%) Project Management
10 12 (18.46%) eSpeed
10 12 (18.46%) Fixed Income
10 12 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (18.46%) Rendezvous
10 12 (18.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 12 (18.46%) Reuters
10 12 (18.46%) ITIL
10 12 (18.46%) MarketAxess
11 11 (16.92%) T-SQL
11 11 (16.92%) Active Directory

Applications Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 9 (13.85%) IIS
2 8 (12.31%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.62%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.08%) Umbraco
4 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.54%) Commerce Server
5 1 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.54%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (16.92%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.15%) MS Office
3 1 (1.54%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.54%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (1.54%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (24.62%) Firewall
2 15 (23.08%) Multicast
3 10 (15.38%) Internet
4 3 (4.62%) Broadband
5 1 (1.54%) LAN
5 1 (1.54%) VoIP
5 1 (1.54%) WAN
5 1 (1.54%) DHCP
5 1 (1.54%) VPN
5 1 (1.54%) DNS
5 1 (1.54%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (32.31%) SQL Server
2 10 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (6.15%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.62%) Informix
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (15.38%) Subversion
2 2 (3.08%) JIRA
3 1 (1.54%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (15.38%) Finance
2 4 (6.15%) Banking
3 3 (4.62%) Advertising
3 3 (4.62%) Front Office
4 2 (3.08%) Publishing
5 1 (1.54%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.54%) Back Office
5 1 (1.54%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.46%) Rendezvous
2 6 (9.23%) .NET
3 3 (4.62%) HTML
4 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.54%) CSS
5 1 (1.54%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.54%) J2EE
5 1 (1.54%) Middleware
5 1 (1.54%) Java EE
5 1 (1.54%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 12 (18.46%) Fixed Income
2 4 (6.15%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.62%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.08%) GIS
5 1 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.54%) EPoS
5 1 (1.54%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 39 (60.00%) Windows
2 21 (32.31%) UNIX
3 20 (30.77%) Linux
4 15 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.62%) Mac OS
6 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.54%) VME
7 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.15%) Change Management
2 15 (23.08%) Low Latency
3 13 (20.00%) Capacity Management
4 12 (18.46%) ITIL
4 12 (18.46%) Project Management
4 12 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (18.46%) Electronic Trading
5 10 (15.38%) Software Testing
5 10 (15.38%) Automated Testing
5 10 (15.38%) Workflow
5 10 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (4.62%) Quality Management
7 3 (4.62%) CRM
8 2 (3.08%) Service Management
8 2 (3.08%) Service Delivery
9 1 (1.54%) Scrum
9 1 (1.54%) BCP
9 1 (1.54%) Knowledge Management
9 1 (1.54%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (64.62%) SQL
2 16 (24.62%) Perl
3 15 (23.08%) Python
4 11 (16.92%) T-SQL
5 8 (12.31%) VB
5 8 (12.31%) Java
6 6 (9.23%) C#
7 5 (7.69%) JavaScript
8 3 (4.62%) VB6
9 2 (3.08%) VBScript
10 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.54%) COBOL
10 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (7.69%) Degree
2 4 (6.15%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.62%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.08%) MCSD
4 2 (3.08%) MCSE
4 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (20.00%) QA
2 4 (6.15%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (16.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (15.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (33.85%) Microsoft
2 15 (23.08%) Red Hat
2 15 (23.08%) TIBCO
3 12 (18.46%) Reuters
3 12 (18.46%) eSpeed
3 12 (18.46%) MarketAxess
4 4 (6.15%) Oracle
5 3 (4.62%) Northgate
5 3 (4.62%) Civica
5 3 (4.62%) Adobe
5 3 (4.62%) ClickSoftware Technologies
6 2 (3.08%) Remedy
7 1 (1.54%) Temenos
7 1 (1.54%) HP
7 1 (1.54%) Dell
7 1 (1.54%) Polycom
7 1 (1.54%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.54%) Sybase
7 1 (1.54%) jBASE