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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support Engineer
Rank 550 524 509
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -15
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Engineer 27 37 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.076% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.082% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 8
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£350 £525 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.28% +61.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £260 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +66.66%

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
46929 45010 42193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.48% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 29475 26884 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1996 2455
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. 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 -36 25 £351 -33.23% 24
London -6 17 £351 -33.23% 11
City of London +12 6 £388 +10.00% 3
Scotland -5 2 £325 +4.83%
East of England - 2 £175 - 3
North West - 2 - - 3
Reading +7 1 £425 -
Yorkshire +1 1 - -
West Midlands 0 1 - -
Berkshire -1 1 £425 - 1
Gloucestershire -19 1 - - 1
South East -23 1 £425 - 2
South West -28 1 - - 5
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £175 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1
Luton - 1 £175 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Bolton - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Bristol - - - - 3
Cambridge - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Harpenden - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Hull - - - -

Applications Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 (57.97%) SQL
2 34 (49.28%) Windows
3 23 (33.33%) Oracle
4 20 (28.99%) Linux
5 19 (27.54%) UNIX
5 19 (27.54%) Perl
5 19 (27.54%) Finance
6 18 (26.09%) Java
7 17 (24.64%) Microsoft
8 16 (23.19%) SQL Server
9 15 (21.74%) ITIL
10 12 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (15.94%) .NET
11 11 (15.94%) MS Excel
12 10 (14.49%) Python
12 10 (14.49%) PHP
12 10 (14.49%) Security Cleared
12 10 (14.49%) Banking
13 9 (13.04%) Web Services
13 9 (13.04%) IIS
14 8 (11.59%) Windows XP
14 8 (11.59%) RDBMS
14 8 (11.59%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (11.59%) Change Management
14 8 (11.59%) Front Office
14 8 (11.59%) Relational Database
15 7 (10.14%) Oracle Database
15 7 (10.14%) Service Management
15 7 (10.14%) Active Directory
15 7 (10.14%) MS Access

Applications Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 (13.04%) IIS
2 5 (7.25%) Tomcat
2 5 (7.25%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.80%) WebSphere
3 4 (5.80%) Apache
4 3 (4.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 3 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.90%) GlassFish
5 2 (2.90%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.90%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.45%) JBoss
6 1 (1.45%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.45%) Documentum
6 1 (1.45%) Captiva
6 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.45%) Node.js
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.45%) WorkSite
Applications
1 11 (15.94%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.80%) MS Office
3 1 (1.45%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.90%) Eikon
4 1 (1.45%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.35%) Route 53
2 3 (4.35%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (2.90%) SaaS
4 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.25%) TCP/IP
1 5 (7.25%) Firewall
2 4 (5.80%) HTTP
2 4 (5.80%) DNS
3 3 (4.35%) Internet
3 3 (4.35%) Multicast
4 2 (2.90%) SMS
4 2 (2.90%) SSL
5 1 (1.45%) SAN
5 1 (1.45%) FTP
5 1 (1.45%) Extranet
5 1 (1.45%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (23.19%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.59%) RDBMS
2 8 (11.59%) Relational Database
3 7 (10.14%) Oracle Database
3 7 (10.14%) MS Access
4 6 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (7.25%) MySQL
5 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (5.80%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (2.90%) Big Data
8 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.45%) MarkLogic
9 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.45%) DB2
9 1 (1.45%) Essbase
9 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Subversion
1 3 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.90%) Mercurial
2 2 (2.90%) Hudson
2 2 (2.90%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.90%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.45%) Ant
3 1 (1.45%) CruiseControl
3 1 (1.45%) Maven
3 1 (1.45%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 19 (27.54%) Finance
2 10 (14.49%) Banking
3 8 (11.59%) Front Office
4 5 (7.25%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.35%) Advertising
5 3 (4.35%) Billing
6 2 (2.90%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.90%) Retail
6 2 (2.90%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.90%) Back Office
7 1 (1.45%) Electronics
7 1 (1.45%) Law
7 1 (1.45%) Legal
7 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.45%) Publishing
7 1 (1.45%) Games
7 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.94%) .NET
2 9 (13.04%) Web Services
3 5 (7.25%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (5.80%) Middleware
5 3 (4.35%) HTML
5 3 (4.35%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (4.35%) XML
6 2 (2.90%) XSLT
6 2 (2.90%) CSS
6 2 (2.90%) Application Packaging
6 2 (2.90%) LAMP
7 1 (1.45%) Spring
7 1 (1.45%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.45%) JSON
7 1 (1.45%) SOAP
7 1 (1.45%) Struts
7 1 (1.45%) J2EE
7 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.45%) JMS
7 1 (1.45%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.25%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (4.35%) IVR
4 3 (4.35%) Blackberry
4 3 (4.35%) CMDB
4 3 (4.35%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.90%) Statistics
5 2 (2.90%) PKI
6 1 (1.45%) Derivative
6 1 (1.45%) NHS
6 1 (1.45%) DTV
6 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.45%) Replication
6 1 (1.45%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.45%) Clustering
6 1 (1.45%) Equities
6 1 (1.45%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.45%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 34 (49.28%) Windows
2 20 (28.99%) Linux
3 19 (27.54%) UNIX
4 12 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (11.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (11.59%) Windows XP
6 6 (8.70%) Windows 7
7 5 (7.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (5.80%) Mac OS X
8 4 (5.80%) Windows 8
8 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (4.35%) Solaris
9 3 (4.35%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.45%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.74%) ITIL
2 8 (11.59%) Change Management
3 7 (10.14%) Service Management
4 6 (8.70%) Incident Management
5 5 (7.25%) ITSM
5 5 (7.25%) Data Analysis
5 5 (7.25%) Configuration Management
6 4 (5.80%) CRM
6 4 (5.80%) Web Development
6 4 (5.80%) Problem Management
6 4 (5.80%) Release Management
7 3 (4.35%) E-Commerce
7 3 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (4.35%) DevOps
7 3 (4.35%) Time Management
8 2 (2.90%) Change Control
8 2 (2.90%) Demand Forecasting
8 2 (2.90%) Mentoring
8 2 (2.90%) Data Transformation
8 2 (2.90%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 40 (57.97%) SQL
2 19 (27.54%) Perl
3 18 (26.09%) Java
4 10 (14.49%) PHP
4 10 (14.49%) Python
5 6 (8.70%) C++
6 5 (7.25%) C#
7 4 (5.80%) Bash Shell
8 3 (4.35%) JavaScript
8 3 (4.35%) Ruby
8 3 (4.35%) Korn
9 2 (2.90%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.90%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.90%) VB
9 2 (2.90%) VBA
9 2 (2.90%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.45%) VBScript
10 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (14.49%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.35%) Degree
4 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.90%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.45%) MCITP
5 1 (1.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.45%) GxP
2 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (10.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.90%) Squid
4 1 (1.45%) NFS
4 1 (1.45%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) SCCM
2 1 (1.45%) Puppet
2 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.45%) Nagios
2 1 (1.45%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 23 (33.33%) Oracle
2 17 (24.64%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.70%) HP
3 6 (8.70%) Red Hat
4 5 (7.25%) VMware
5 4 (5.80%) Citrix
5 4 (5.80%) IBM
6 3 (4.35%) Sun
6 3 (4.35%) TIBCO
6 3 (4.35%) Remedy
7 2 (2.90%) Reuters
7 2 (2.90%) Bloomberg
7 2 (2.90%) GigaSpaces
8 1 (1.45%) Yardi
8 1 (1.45%) Twitter
8 1 (1.45%) Altiris
8 1 (1.45%) Autodesk
8 1 (1.45%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.45%) SAP
8 1 (1.45%) Hyperion
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