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 11 December 2016 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support Engineer
Rank 574 598 586
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Engineer 47 54 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.098% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.10% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 31 29
Median daily rate £378 £350 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% -0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £225 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £344 £355
% change year-on-year
+4.72% -3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £17.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.23% -11.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £20.00

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
46863 52014 52705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.55% 94.72% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 30655 33167 33349
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 £259 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1649 2000 2163
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +5.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 11 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 11 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +25 47 £378 +7.85% 23
London +12 24 £380 -15.55% 10
South East +12 8 £370 +12.12% 5
West Sussex +13 6 £370 +13.84%
Crawley +15 4 £370 +13.84%
South West +11 4 £250 +66.66% 3
East of England - 4 £150 - 2
Yorkshire - 4 £320 - 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £150 -
West Yorkshire - 3 - -
Surrey +15 2 £475 +43.93% 1
City of London -7 2 - - 1
Cirencester - 2 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £150 -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Somerset - 2 £250 -
Leatherhead - 2 £475 -
North West +6 1 £380 - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 £185 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £340 -
North East - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £340 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £380 - 1
Northampton - 1 £340 -
Bath - 1 £250 -
Yeovil - 1 - -
Stockport - 1 £380 - 1
Dunstable - 1 £185 -

Applications Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, 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 42 (39.62%) SQL
2 41 (38.68%) Linux
3 40 (37.74%) Windows
4 35 (33.02%) Unix
4 35 (33.02%) Oracle
5 34 (32.08%) Perl
6 28 (26.42%) ITIL
7 27 (25.47%) Java
8 25 (23.58%) JavaScript
9 22 (20.75%) SQL Server
9 22 (20.75%) Finance
10 21 (19.81%) .NET
11 20 (18.87%) MS Excel
12 18 (16.98%) WebLogic
12 18 (16.98%) MS Office
12 18 (16.98%) Microsoft
13 17 (16.04%) Middleware
13 17 (16.04%) Shell Script
13 17 (16.04%) Security Cleared
13 17 (16.04%) Relational Database
14 16 (15.09%) High Availability
14 16 (15.09%) Tomcat
15 15 (14.15%) C#
15 15 (14.15%) WebCenter
16 14 (13.21%) PowerShell
16 14 (13.21%) Python
16 14 (13.21%) Apache
16 14 (13.21%) E-Commerce
17 13 (12.26%) TCP/IP
17 13 (12.26%) 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 18 (16.98%) WebLogic
2 16 (15.09%) Tomcat
3 14 (13.21%) Apache
4 12 (11.32%) IIS
5 7 (6.60%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.89%) Alfresco
6 2 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.89%) SAS
6 2 (1.89%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.94%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.94%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (18.87%) MS Excel
2 18 (16.98%) MS Office
3 8 (7.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (4.72%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.94%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.94%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
2 1 (0.94%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.89%) Office 365
2 1 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.94%) OneDrive
2 1 (0.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.26%) TCP/IP
2 10 (9.43%) Internet
3 9 (8.49%) LDAP
3 9 (8.49%) SSL
4 7 (6.60%) DNS
5 6 (5.66%) SSH
6 4 (3.77%) FTP
7 3 (2.83%) Intranet
8 2 (1.89%) DHCP
8 2 (1.89%) VPN
9 1 (0.94%) Firewall
9 1 (0.94%) HTTP
9 1 (0.94%) IPv6
9 1 (0.94%) LAN
9 1 (0.94%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (0.94%) SMTP
9 1 (0.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (20.75%) SQL Server
2 17 (16.04%) Relational Database
3 12 (11.32%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.83%) MySQL
4 3 (2.83%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.89%) MS Access
5 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.89%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.94%) Ingres
6 1 (0.94%) OLAP
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.94%) QlikView
6 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.94%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.94%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.94%) JIRA
2 1 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 22 (20.75%) Finance
2 5 (4.72%) Banking
3 4 (3.77%) Back Office
3 4 (3.77%) Front Office
4 3 (2.83%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.89%) Law
5 2 (1.89%) Legal
5 2 (1.89%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.89%) Retail
6 1 (0.94%) Billing
6 1 (0.94%) Electronics
6 1 (0.94%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.94%) Local Government
6 1 (0.94%) Marketing
6 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (19.81%) .NET
2 17 (16.04%) Middleware
3 15 (14.15%) WebCenter
4 11 (10.38%) Regular Expression
5 7 (6.60%) J2EE
5 7 (6.60%) jQuery
6 3 (2.83%) CSS
6 3 (2.83%) HTML
6 3 (2.83%) Spring
6 3 (2.83%) XML
7 2 (1.89%) COM+
7 2 (1.89%) JSP
7 2 (1.89%) Spring MVC
8 1 (0.94%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.94%) Java EE
8 1 (0.94%) Struts
8 1 (0.94%) Web Services
8 1 (0.94%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.94%) XSL
8 1 (0.94%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.49%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.83%) EFT
4 2 (1.89%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.94%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.94%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.94%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.94%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.94%) NHS
5 1 (0.94%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (0.94%) PKI
5 1 (0.94%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.94%) VCE vBlock
5 1 (0.94%) Video on Demand
5 1 (0.94%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 41 (38.68%) Linux
2 40 (37.74%) Windows
3 35 (33.02%) Unix
4 11 (10.38%) Windows Server
5 8 (7.55%) Mac OS
6 7 (6.60%) Solaris
7 6 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.77%) Windows 10
8 4 (3.77%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.89%) VMS
9 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (26.42%) ITIL
2 16 (15.09%) High Availability
3 14 (13.21%) E-Commerce
4 13 (12.26%) Service Management
5 11 (10.38%) Knowledge Management
6 9 (8.49%) Configuration Management
7 8 (7.55%) Problem Management
7 8 (7.55%) Release Management
8 7 (6.60%) Change Management
9 6 (5.66%) DevOps
9 6 (5.66%) ITIL V3
9 6 (5.66%) Service Delivery
9 6 (5.66%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (4.72%) Incident Management
10 5 (4.72%) SDLC
10 5 (4.72%) Test Scripting
11 4 (3.77%) Mentoring
11 4 (3.77%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 4 (3.77%) System Testing
12 3 (2.83%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (39.62%) SQL
2 34 (32.08%) Perl
3 27 (25.47%) Java
4 25 (23.58%) JavaScript
5 17 (16.04%) Shell Script
6 15 (14.15%) C#
7 14 (13.21%) PowerShell
7 14 (13.21%) Python
8 8 (7.55%) C++
9 7 (6.60%) T-SQL
9 7 (6.60%) VBA
10 6 (5.66%) Bash Shell
10 6 (5.66%) VB
10 6 (5.66%) VB6
11 5 (4.72%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.89%) Ruby
13 1 (0.94%) C
13 1 (0.94%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (16.04%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.38%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.66%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.77%) Degree
4 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.89%) MCAD
5 2 (1.89%) MCP
5 2 (1.89%) MCSA
5 2 (1.89%) MCSD
5 2 (1.89%) MCSE
6 1 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.83%) QA
2 2 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (7.55%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.77%) NFS
2 4 (3.77%) Samba
2 4 (3.77%) XenApp
3 2 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.89%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.94%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.83%) Puppet
1 3 (2.83%) SCCM
2 2 (1.89%) WMI
3 1 (0.94%) Ansible
3 1 (0.94%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.94%) Control-M
3 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 1 (0.94%) Nagios
3 1 (0.94%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.94%) SCOM
Vendors
1 35 (33.02%) Oracle
2 18 (16.98%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.72%) Citrix
3 5 (4.72%) ILOG
3 5 (4.72%) VMware
4 4 (3.77%) IBM
4 4 (3.77%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.83%) F5
5 3 (2.83%) FatWire
5 3 (2.83%) Splunk
5 3 (2.83%) WorldPay
6 2 (1.89%) Alterian
6 2 (1.89%) iManage
6 2 (1.89%) SAP
7 1 (0.94%) BEA
7 1 (0.94%) Cognos
7 1 (0.94%) Intel Security
7 1 (0.94%) PTC
7 1 (0.94%) Remedy
7 1 (0.94%) Vignette
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