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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support Engineer
Rank 595 596 585
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Engineer 48 40 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.071% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.075% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 16 23
Median daily rate £315 £313 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £207 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £477 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £325 £371
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -12.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £15.68 £135.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -88.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.68 £135.00
% change year-on-year
- -88.38%

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
50855 53109 50264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.69% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33119 33427 30819
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £567 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1517 2011 2032
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -2 41 £335 +11.66% 48
South East +3 16 £400 +60.00% 6
London +6 14 £300 +36.36% 21
Surrey +1 8 £419 +67.50% 1
City of London +51 6 £300 +42.85% 5
Scotland - 6 £293 - 1
South West 0 5 £348 - 6
Erskine - 5 £275 -
Renfrewshire - 5 £275 -
Hampshire +10 3 £450 - 4
Berkshire -1 3 £375 -
West Midlands - 3 £324 - 1
Birmingham - 3 £324 -
Leatherhead - 3 £450 -
Weybridge - 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £350 -
Reading - 2 £375 -
Wales +15 1 - -
East of England +10 1 - - 5
Bristol +6 1 - - 2
Essex +3 1 - -
North Yorkshire +2 1 £238 -26.92%
Yorkshire 0 1 £238 -26.92% 1
Wiltshire -5 1 £400 - 1
South Wales - 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 8
Gloucestershire - 1 £385 -
Swindon - 1 £400 -
Northallerton - 1 £238 -
Manchester - 1 - - 6

Applications Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 44 (43.14%) SQL
2 43 (42.16%) Windows
3 35 (34.31%) Linux
4 34 (33.33%) ITIL
5 30 (29.41%) SQL Server
6 27 (26.47%) Microsoft
7 25 (24.51%) Java
7 25 (24.51%) Windows Server
8 24 (23.53%) MS Excel
9 23 (22.55%) Active Directory
10 22 (21.57%) Oracle
11 20 (19.61%) Perl
11 20 (19.61%) IIS
12 19 (18.63%) .NET
13 18 (17.65%) VMware
14 17 (16.67%) Security Cleared
15 16 (15.69%) PHP
15 16 (15.69%) MS Office
15 16 (15.69%) Red Hat
16 15 (14.71%) JavaScript
16 15 (14.71%) Python
16 15 (14.71%) SharePoint
16 15 (14.71%) Unix
16 15 (14.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 14 (13.73%) XML
17 14 (13.73%) Configuration Management
18 13 (12.75%) Shell Script
18 13 (12.75%) Windows Server 2008
18 13 (12.75%) Puppet
19 12 (11.76%) SC Cleared

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 20 (19.61%) IIS
2 15 (14.71%) SharePoint
3 11 (10.78%) Apache
3 11 (10.78%) Tomcat
4 6 (5.88%) MS Exchange
5 5 (4.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (4.90%) JBoss
5 5 (4.90%) WebLogic
6 4 (3.92%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (3.92%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (3.92%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.94%) nginx
7 3 (2.94%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.96%) Drupal
8 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.96%) Joomla!
8 2 (1.96%) WordPress
9 1 (0.98%) CMS
9 1 (0.98%) Umbraco
Applications
1 24 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 16 (15.69%) MS Office
3 7 (6.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.92%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.98%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.98%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.98%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.96%) Office 365
4 1 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.82%) Firewall
1 9 (8.82%) HTTP
1 9 (8.82%) TCP/IP
2 6 (5.88%) DNS
3 5 (4.90%) SSH
3 5 (4.90%) SSL
4 4 (3.92%) HTTPS
4 4 (3.92%) LDAP
4 4 (3.92%) Wireshark
5 3 (2.94%) Internet
5 3 (2.94%) SMTP
6 2 (1.96%) DHCP
6 2 (1.96%) FTP
6 2 (1.96%) IPv6
6 2 (1.96%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.98%) Intranet
7 1 (0.98%) LAN
7 1 (0.98%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.98%) VPN
7 1 (0.98%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.78%) MySQL
3 8 (7.84%) Oracle Database
3 8 (7.84%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.94%) MS Access
6 3 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.94%) SQLPlus
7 2 (1.96%) MarkLogic
7 2 (1.96%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.98%) Big Data
8 1 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.98%) GIS
8 1 (0.98%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (7.84%) Subversion
2 6 (5.88%) JUnit
3 4 (3.92%) Eclipse
3 4 (3.92%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.92%) IntelliJ
3 4 (3.92%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.92%) Maven
3 4 (3.92%) TeamCity
3 4 (3.92%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.96%) Ant
5 2 (1.96%) Burp Suite
5 2 (1.96%) GitLab
5 2 (1.96%) Jasmine
5 2 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.96%) Sinon.JS
5 2 (1.96%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.98%) JIRA
General
1 11 (10.78%) Finance
2 5 (4.90%) Banking
3 4 (3.92%) Billing
3 4 (3.92%) Law
3 4 (3.92%) Legal
4 3 (2.94%) Front Office
4 3 (2.94%) Retail
5 2 (1.96%) Advertising
5 2 (1.96%) Back Office
5 2 (1.96%) Local Government
5 2 (1.96%) Marketing
6 1 (0.98%) Automotive
6 1 (0.98%) German Language
6 1 (0.98%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (18.63%) .NET
2 14 (13.73%) XML
3 11 (10.78%) Web Services
4 10 (9.80%) CSS
4 10 (9.80%) HTML
5 9 (8.82%) LAMP
6 6 (5.88%) ASP.NET
7 5 (4.90%) Classic ASP
7 5 (4.90%) SAML
8 4 (3.92%) J2EE
8 4 (3.92%) Java EE
8 4 (3.92%) jQuery
9 3 (2.94%) .NET Framework
9 3 (2.94%) COM
9 3 (2.94%) LEMP Stack
9 3 (2.94%) MCollective
10 2 (1.96%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (1.96%) DCOM
10 2 (1.96%) EDI
10 2 (1.96%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.90%) Driving Licence
2 4 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.92%) Blackberry
2 4 (3.92%) Cryptography
2 4 (3.92%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.92%) PKI
3 2 (1.96%) Clustering
3 2 (1.96%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.96%) Fat Client
3 2 (1.96%) Mathematics
3 2 (1.96%) Smart Meter
3 2 (1.96%) Thin Client
3 2 (1.96%) VCE vBlock
4 1 (0.98%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.98%) e-Learning
4 1 (0.98%) Equities
4 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.98%) Private Cloud
4 1 (0.98%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 43 (42.16%) Windows
2 35 (34.31%) Linux
3 25 (24.51%) Windows Server
4 15 (14.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (14.71%) Unix
5 13 (12.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (5.88%) Windows XP
7 4 (3.92%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.94%) Solaris
8 3 (2.94%) VMS
9 2 (1.96%) AIX
9 2 (1.96%) CentOS
9 2 (1.96%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.96%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (0.98%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (33.33%) ITIL
2 14 (13.73%) Configuration Management
3 12 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 11 (10.78%) Incident Management
5 8 (7.84%) DevOps
5 8 (7.84%) ITIL V3
6 6 (5.88%) Problem Management
6 6 (5.88%) Service Management
7 5 (4.90%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (4.90%) CRM
7 5 (4.90%) Release Management
8 4 (3.92%) Document Management
8 4 (3.92%) High Availability
8 4 (3.92%) Migration
8 4 (3.92%) Network Load Balancing
8 4 (3.92%) System Testing
8 4 (3.92%) Web Development
9 3 (2.94%) Business Continuity
9 3 (2.94%) Mentoring
9 3 (2.94%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 44 (43.14%) SQL
2 25 (24.51%) Java
3 20 (19.61%) Perl
4 16 (15.69%) PHP
5 15 (14.71%) JavaScript
5 15 (14.71%) Python
6 13 (12.75%) Shell Script
7 11 (10.78%) PowerShell
8 10 (9.80%) C#
9 8 (7.84%) Bash Shell
9 8 (7.84%) T-SQL
10 6 (5.88%) AWK
10 6 (5.88%) sed
10 6 (5.88%) VB
10 6 (5.88%) VB.NET
10 6 (5.88%) VBA
11 5 (4.90%) VB6
12 4 (3.92%) C++
12 4 (3.92%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.96%) Korn
Qualifications
1 17 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.82%) Degree
4 6 (5.88%) MCSE
4 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.92%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.92%) MCSA
6 3 (2.94%) CCNA
6 3 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.94%) HNC
6 3 (2.94%) MCP
7 2 (1.96%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.98%) CISSP
8 1 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.76%) SLA
2 2 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.96%) QA
3 1 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (22.55%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.92%) Terminal Services
4 3 (2.94%) Docker
4 3 (2.94%) qmail
4 3 (2.94%) Squid
4 3 (2.94%) XenApp
4 3 (2.94%) XenServer
5 2 (1.96%) Samba
5 2 (1.96%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (1.96%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.98%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.98%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (12.75%) Puppet
2 7 (6.86%) Ansible
3 5 (4.90%) Nagios
3 5 (4.90%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (3.92%) yum
4 4 (3.92%) ZABBIX
5 3 (2.94%) Cacti
5 3 (2.94%) collectd
5 3 (2.94%) Ganglia
5 3 (2.94%) Graphite
5 3 (2.94%) logstash
5 3 (2.94%) WMI
5 3 (2.94%) WSUS
6 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.96%) SCCM
7 1 (0.98%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.98%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.98%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.98%) OVSD
7 1 (0.98%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 22 (21.57%) Oracle
3 18 (17.65%) VMware
4 16 (15.69%) Red Hat
5 12 (11.76%) Citrix
6 9 (8.82%) Remedy
7 7 (6.86%) Cisco
8 5 (4.90%) IBM
9 4 (3.92%) ThinPrint
10 3 (2.94%) HP
10 3 (2.94%) ILOG
10 3 (2.94%) iManage
10 3 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (2.94%) Splunk
11 2 (1.96%) Apple
11 2 (1.96%) F5
11 2 (1.96%) Nintex
11 2 (1.96%) Rackspace
12 1 (0.98%) ArcSight
12 1 (0.98%) Cyber-Ark
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