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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support Engineer
Rank 582 514 573
Rank change year-on-year
-68 +59
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Engineer 35 76 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.14% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.16% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 57 10
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£325 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £225 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £525 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £425 £338
% change year-on-year
-24.70% +25.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £33.75 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year
- +40.62%

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
51806 48814 53474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.56% 92.66% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 31840 29382 29897
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2020 2076 2649
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -62 30 £310 -27.05% 24
London -6 19 £375 +3.87% 9
City of London +34 7 £575 +107.20% 3
South East -43 5 £300 -29.41% 4
Scotland -4 3 £375 +51.51%
West Midlands -13 3 £310 +37.77% 2
Tyne and Wear - 2 £370 -
North East - 2 £370 -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £370 -
Birmingham -6 1 - -
Hampshire -10 1 £225 +80.00% 1
Berkshire -15 1 £300 -29.41% 2
Bristol - 1 £235 - 1
Crawley - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £300 -
South West - 1 £235 - 1
North West - - - - 4
East Midlands - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Aylesbury - - - - 1
Barrow-in-Furness - - - - 2
Scottish Borders - - - -

Applications Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 39 (67.24%) SQL
2 30 (51.72%) Windows
3 27 (46.55%) Perl
4 26 (44.83%) Linux
5 21 (36.21%) Java
6 19 (32.76%) Oracle
6 19 (32.76%) UNIX
7 15 (25.86%) SQL Server
8 14 (24.14%) Banking
9 12 (20.69%) Python
9 12 (20.69%) Microsoft
10 11 (18.97%) Front Office
10 11 (18.97%) Finance
10 11 (18.97%) Security Cleared
11 10 (17.24%) Change Management
11 10 (17.24%) HP
11 10 (17.24%) PHP
12 9 (15.52%) MS Excel
13 8 (13.79%) Active Directory
13 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (13.79%) SC Cleared
14 7 (12.07%) Configuration Management
14 7 (12.07%) C++
14 7 (12.07%) Firewall
15 6 (10.34%) ITIL
15 6 (10.34%) Red Hat
15 6 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (10.34%) Low Latency
16 5 (8.62%) Multicast
16 5 (8.62%) Relational Database

Applications Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 5 (8.62%) IIS
2 4 (6.90%) WebLogic
3 3 (5.17%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.45%) Apache
4 2 (3.45%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.72%) Documentum
5 1 (1.72%) SAS
5 1 (1.72%) GlassFish
5 1 (1.72%) Captiva
Applications
1 9 (15.52%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.62%) MS Office
3 1 (1.72%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.45%) SunGard Stream Ubix
2 2 (3.45%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
3 1 (1.72%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) SaaS
2 1 (1.72%) Route 53
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.72%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.07%) Firewall
2 5 (8.62%) Multicast
3 4 (6.90%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.45%) DNS
5 1 (1.72%) Internet
5 1 (1.72%) SSL
5 1 (1.72%) FTP
5 1 (1.72%) HTTP
5 1 (1.72%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.86%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.62%) Relational Database
2 5 (8.62%) RDBMS
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (5.17%) MySQL
5 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.45%) Big Data
5 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.72%) MarkLogic
6 1 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.72%) MS Access
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) VisualVM
1 1 (1.72%) PVCS
General
1 14 (24.14%) Banking
2 11 (18.97%) Front Office
2 11 (18.97%) Finance
3 3 (5.17%) Advertising
3 3 (5.17%) Back Office
3 3 (5.17%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.45%) Retail
5 1 (1.72%) Electronics
5 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.62%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (6.90%) .NET
3 2 (3.45%) LAMP
3 2 (3.45%) SOAP
3 2 (3.45%) Web Services
3 2 (3.45%) XML
3 2 (3.45%) HTML
4 1 (1.72%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.72%) WCF
4 1 (1.72%) WF
4 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.72%) CSS
4 1 (1.72%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.72%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (8.62%) CMDB
1 5 (8.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (3.45%) e-Health
2 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.45%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.72%) DTV
3 1 (1.72%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.72%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 30 (51.72%) Windows
2 26 (44.83%) Linux
3 19 (32.76%) UNIX
4 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (8.62%) Windows XP
6 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (5.17%) Windows 7
7 3 (5.17%) Windows 8
7 3 (5.17%) Mac OS X
8 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.72%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.24%) Change Management
2 7 (12.07%) Configuration Management
3 6 (10.34%) ITIL
3 6 (10.34%) Low Latency
4 4 (6.90%) Service Management
5 3 (5.17%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.45%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.45%) Quality Management
6 2 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.45%) Performance Management
7 1 (1.72%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.72%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.72%) Coaching
7 1 (1.72%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.72%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.72%) SOA
7 1 (1.72%) ERP
7 1 (1.72%) CRM
7 1 (1.72%) Business Continuity
7 1 (1.72%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (67.24%) SQL
2 27 (46.55%) Perl
3 21 (36.21%) Java
4 12 (20.69%) Python
5 10 (17.24%) PHP
6 7 (12.07%) C++
7 4 (6.90%) Bash Shell
8 3 (5.17%) PL/SQL
8 3 (5.17%) Korn
9 2 (3.45%) VB6
9 2 (3.45%) VB
9 2 (3.45%) C#
9 2 (3.45%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.72%) Jython
10 1 (1.72%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (18.97%) Security Cleared
2 8 (13.79%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.45%) Degree
3 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.72%) MCP
4 1 (1.72%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) Nagios
1 2 (3.45%) Dollar Universe
2 1 (1.72%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.72%) Opsview
2 1 (1.72%) Netcool
2 1 (1.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (32.76%) Oracle
2 12 (20.69%) Microsoft
3 10 (17.24%) HP
4 6 (10.34%) Red Hat
5 5 (8.62%) TIBCO
6 3 (5.17%) Citrix
7 2 (3.45%) VMware
7 2 (3.45%) SunGard
7 2 (3.45%) GigaSpaces
8 1 (1.72%) Splunk
8 1 (1.72%) webMethods
8 1 (1.72%) Remedy
8 1 (1.72%) Autodesk
8 1 (1.72%) IBM
8 1 (1.72%) CODA
8 1 (1.72%) SAP
8 1 (1.72%) JBoss