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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support Engineer
Rank 544 537 516
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -21
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Engineer 32 29 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.058% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.062% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 10
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£474 £355 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.45% +54.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £236 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £260 £230
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 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
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 27 February 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 -16 27 £475 +15.15% 29
London -10 17 £525 - 5
City of London +19 5 £450 +5.88% 3
South East -25 5 £300 +15.38% 7
Oxfordshire - 4 £300 - 2
Gloucestershire -14 2 £473 - 1
South West -23 2 £473 - 4
East of England +5 1 - - 2
West Midlands -5 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -11 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
South Wales - 1 - - 2
Wales - 1 - - 2
Berkshire - 1 £425 - 5
Reading - 1 £425 - 1
Birmingham - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 - - 1
Cheltenham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Harpenden - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Hull - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Bristol - - - - 3

Applications Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 37 (52.86%) SQL
1 37 (52.86%) Windows
2 25 (35.71%) ITIL
3 24 (34.29%) Oracle
4 20 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 20 (28.57%) Linux
5 19 (27.14%) Microsoft
5 19 (27.14%) UNIX
5 19 (27.14%) IIS
6 18 (25.71%) .NET
6 18 (25.71%) Java
6 18 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (21.43%) Finance
8 14 (20.00%) Perl
9 12 (17.14%) Security Cleared
10 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (14.29%) MS Excel
11 9 (12.86%) Apache
11 9 (12.86%) VMware
11 9 (12.86%) Change Management
11 9 (12.86%) Middleware
11 9 (12.86%) WebSphere
11 9 (12.86%) Problem Management
11 9 (12.86%) Release Management
12 8 (11.43%) SC Cleared
12 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (11.43%) Project Management
12 8 (11.43%) E-Commerce
12 8 (11.43%) Web Services
13 7 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server

Applications Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 19 (27.14%) IIS
2 9 (12.86%) Apache
2 9 (12.86%) WebSphere
3 7 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 7 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (5.71%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.29%) WebLogic
5 3 (4.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 3 (4.29%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.86%) GlassFish
7 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.43%) Node.js
7 1 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.43%) WorkSite
7 1 (1.43%) JBoss
7 1 (1.43%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.29%) MS Office
3 1 (1.43%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (7.14%) RMDS
1 5 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.86%) Eikon
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.43%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.29%) Route 53
3 3 (4.29%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.57%) TCP/IP
2 5 (7.14%) DNS
2 5 (7.14%) BIG-IP
3 4 (5.71%) Firewall
4 3 (4.29%) HTTP
4 3 (4.29%) Internet
5 2 (2.86%) SMS
5 2 (2.86%) SSL
5 2 (2.86%) Multicast
6 1 (1.43%) NAS
6 1 (1.43%) SAN
6 1 (1.43%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.00%) MS Access
2 7 (10.00%) RDBMS
2 7 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 7 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 6 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (8.57%) MySQL
4 5 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (4.29%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (2.86%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (2.86%) Big Data
7 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.43%) MarkLogic
8 1 (1.43%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.43%) DB2
8 1 (1.43%) Essbase
8 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Introscope
1 5 (7.14%) JMeter
2 3 (4.29%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.29%) Subversion
3 2 (2.86%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.86%) Mercurial
3 2 (2.86%) Hudson
3 2 (2.86%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.43%) Ant
4 1 (1.43%) CruiseControl
4 1 (1.43%) Rational Application Developer
4 1 (1.43%) Maven
General
1 15 (21.43%) Finance
2 5 (7.14%) Banking
2 5 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.29%) Billing
4 2 (2.86%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.86%) Front Office
5 1 (1.43%) Back Office
5 1 (1.43%) Electronics
5 1 (1.43%) Law
5 1 (1.43%) Legal
5 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.43%) Publishing
5 1 (1.43%) Games
5 1 (1.43%) Marketing
5 1 (1.43%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (25.71%) .NET
2 9 (12.86%) Middleware
3 8 (11.43%) Web Services
4 5 (7.14%) Java EE
5 3 (4.29%) HTML
6 2 (2.86%) Rendezvous
6 2 (2.86%) LAMP
6 2 (2.86%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (2.86%) XML
6 2 (2.86%) XSLT
6 2 (2.86%) CSS
6 2 (2.86%) Application Packaging
6 2 (2.86%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (1.43%) JavaFX
7 1 (1.43%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (1.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.43%) SOAP
7 1 (1.43%) Struts
7 1 (1.43%) J2EE
7 1 (1.43%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.29%) CMDB
3 3 (4.29%) IVR
3 3 (4.29%) Statistics
3 3 (4.29%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.29%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.86%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.86%) PKI
5 1 (1.43%) Derivative
5 1 (1.43%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.43%) Online Games
5 1 (1.43%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.43%) Clustering
5 1 (1.43%) Equities
5 1 (1.43%) NHS
5 1 (1.43%) DTV
5 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.43%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 37 (52.86%) Windows
2 20 (28.57%) Linux
3 19 (27.14%) UNIX
4 18 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (10.00%) Windows 7
8 5 (7.14%) Windows XP
9 4 (5.71%) Solaris
9 4 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (4.29%) Windows Vista
11 2 (2.86%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (35.71%) ITIL
2 9 (12.86%) Change Management
2 9 (12.86%) Problem Management
2 9 (12.86%) Release Management
3 8 (11.43%) Project Management
3 8 (11.43%) E-Commerce
4 6 (8.57%) Service Management
4 6 (8.57%) Load Balancing
4 6 (8.57%) CRM
4 6 (8.57%) Incident Management
4 6 (8.57%) Capacity Management
5 5 (7.14%) Data Analysis
5 5 (7.14%) Load Testing
5 5 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 5 (7.14%) Configuration Management
6 4 (5.71%) ITSM
6 4 (5.71%) Web Development
7 3 (4.29%) DevOps
7 3 (4.29%) Time Management
7 3 (4.29%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 37 (52.86%) SQL
2 18 (25.71%) Java
3 14 (20.00%) Perl
4 7 (10.00%) PHP
4 7 (10.00%) Python
5 6 (8.57%) PowerShell
6 5 (7.14%) C#
7 4 (5.71%) C++
8 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.86%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.86%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.86%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.86%) Ruby
9 2 (2.86%) VB
9 2 (2.86%) VBA
9 2 (2.86%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.43%) C
10 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.43%) Korn
10 1 (1.43%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (17.14%) Security Cleared
2 8 (11.43%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.29%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.43%) MCITP
5 1 (1.43%) Degree
5 1 (1.43%) VCP4
5 1 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.43%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.43%) GxP
2 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.71%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.86%) Squid
4 1 (1.43%) NFS
4 1 (1.43%) Samba
Systems Management
1 5 (7.14%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (2.86%) SCCM
3 1 (1.43%) Puppet
3 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.43%) Nagios
3 1 (1.43%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 24 (34.29%) Oracle
2 19 (27.14%) Microsoft
3 9 (12.86%) VMware
4 6 (8.57%) HP
5 5 (7.14%) F5
6 4 (5.71%) Citrix
6 4 (5.71%) Red Hat
6 4 (5.71%) IBM
7 3 (4.29%) Reuters
7 3 (4.29%) Remedy
7 3 (4.29%) Sun
8 2 (2.86%) Bloomberg
8 2 (2.86%) TIBCO
8 2 (2.86%) GigaSpaces
9 1 (1.43%) Yardi
9 1 (1.43%) Twitter
9 1 (1.43%) Autodesk
9 1 (1.43%) Altiris
9 1 (1.43%) Business Objects
9 1 (1.43%) SAP
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