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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support Engineer
Rank 566 529 540
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +11
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Engineer 23 34 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.066% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.072% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 6
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£450 £435 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +24.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £225 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 - £338
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £110.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £110.00 -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50442 47321 53607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.54% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30616 27723 29887
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1989 2134 2724
Average hourly rate £16.56 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.37% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -25 17 £475 +9.19% 28
London -7 11 £500 +14.94% 14
Scotland - 6 £371 - 4
West Midlands -9 3 £320 - 3
City of London - 2 £513 - 7
Birmingham - 2 - - 1
South East -25 1 - - 2
North East - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 4
Essex - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £350 - 3
Hampshire - 1 - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Helston - - - - 1
High Wycombe - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Leicester - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Fife - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -

Applications Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 27 (55.10%) SQL
2 19 (38.78%) Windows
2 19 (38.78%) Linux
3 17 (34.69%) Perl
4 15 (30.61%) UNIX
5 12 (24.49%) Java
5 12 (24.49%) SQL Server
6 10 (20.41%) MS Excel
7 9 (18.37%) Python
7 9 (18.37%) Oracle
7 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
7 9 (18.37%) Banking
8 8 (16.33%) Security Cleared
8 8 (16.33%) Active Directory
9 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (14.29%) Change Management
9 7 (14.29%) QA
10 6 (12.24%) Firewall
10 6 (12.24%) Front Office
10 6 (12.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (12.24%) Low Latency
10 6 (12.24%) HP
10 6 (12.24%) ITIL
10 6 (12.24%) T-SQL
11 5 (10.20%) VB
11 5 (10.20%) Red Hat
11 5 (10.20%) Internet
11 5 (10.20%) TIBCO
11 5 (10.20%) Multicast

Applications Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (8.16%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.08%) IIS
2 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.04%) SAS
3 1 (2.04%) GlassFish
3 1 (2.04%) Apache
3 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (20.41%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.12%) MS Office
3 1 (2.04%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) SunGard Stream Ubix
1 2 (4.08%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
2 1 (2.04%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.24%) Firewall
2 5 (10.20%) Multicast
2 5 (10.20%) Internet
3 3 (6.12%) Broadband
4 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.04%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.49%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.16%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.08%) Informix
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Subversion
2 2 (4.08%) JIRA
3 1 (2.04%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.04%) VisualVM
3 1 (2.04%) PVCS
General
1 9 (18.37%) Banking
2 6 (12.24%) Front Office
3 4 (8.16%) Finance
4 3 (6.12%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.12%) Advertising
5 2 (4.08%) Publishing
5 2 (4.08%) Back Office
6 1 (2.04%) Aerospace
6 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) .NET
2 1 (2.04%) J2EE
2 1 (2.04%) SOAP
2 1 (2.04%) XML
2 1 (2.04%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (2.04%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.08%) e-Health
1 2 (4.08%) CMDB
1 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.04%) Statistics
2 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.04%) EPoS
2 1 (2.04%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 19 (38.78%) Windows
1 19 (38.78%) Linux
2 15 (30.61%) UNIX
3 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (12.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.08%) Mac OS
6 2 (4.08%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.04%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.29%) Change Management
1 7 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (12.24%) ITIL
2 6 (12.24%) Low Latency
3 4 (8.16%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (8.16%) Workflow
3 4 (8.16%) Automated Testing
3 4 (8.16%) Software Testing
3 4 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (6.12%) Quality Management
5 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.08%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.08%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.04%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.04%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.04%) Service Management
6 1 (2.04%) SOA
6 1 (2.04%) BCP
6 1 (2.04%) Scrum
6 1 (2.04%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (55.10%) SQL
2 17 (34.69%) Perl
3 12 (24.49%) Java
4 9 (18.37%) Python
5 6 (12.24%) T-SQL
6 5 (10.20%) VB
7 4 (8.16%) PHP
8 3 (6.12%) VB6
9 2 (4.08%) VBScript
9 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
9 2 (4.08%) C#
10 1 (2.04%) C++
10 1 (2.04%) COBOL
10 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
10 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
10 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
10 1 (2.04%) Jython
Qualifications
1 8 (16.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.08%) Degree
4 1 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (16.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (2.04%) vSphere
3 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) SCCM
2 2 (4.08%) Dollar Universe
2 2 (4.08%) Nagios
3 1 (2.04%) Netcool
3 1 (2.04%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (2.04%) Opsview
Vendors
1 9 (18.37%) Oracle
1 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.24%) HP
3 5 (10.20%) Red Hat
3 5 (10.20%) TIBCO
4 2 (4.08%) Adobe
4 2 (4.08%) SunGard
4 2 (4.08%) ClickSoftware Technologies
5 1 (2.04%) Temenos
5 1 (2.04%) JBoss
5 1 (2.04%) IBM
5 1 (2.04%) webMethods
5 1 (2.04%) VMware
5 1 (2.04%) jBASE
5 1 (2.04%) Splunk
5 1 (2.04%) ServiceNow
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