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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support Engineer
Rank 592 583 591
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +8
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Engineer 48 52 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.093% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.098% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 30 24
Average daily rate £350 £300 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £219 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £538 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+39.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- -24.52%

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
53034 52811 51540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.93% 94.73% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34546 32021 31371
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1532 2104 2098
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -22 46 £350 +16.66% 38
London -14 18 £363 -30.95% 13
South East -9 16 £350 +40.00% 8
Surrey -7 9 £425 +70.00% 2
East of England +9 6 £324 - 6
City of London +45 4 £435 -1.69% 5
Reading - 4 £250 - 2
Berkshire - 4 £250 - 2
Essex +4 3 £348 - 1
South West 0 3 £385 -18.51% 3
Leatherhead - 3 £450 -
Gloucestershire +7 2 £385 -18.51%
Oxfordshire +2 2 £350 +16.66% 1
Woking -4 2 £425 +70.00%
Cambridgeshire +6 1 - - 3
Oxford +4 1 - -
Wales -1 1 - - 1
Manchester -7 1 - - 2
South Wales -9 1 - - 1
North West -10 1 - - 3
North East -29 1 £275 -
Tyne and Wear -33 1 £275 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -35 1 £275 -
Somerset - 1 - - 1
Hampshire - 1 - - 2
Cambridge - 1 - - 2
Colchester - 1 £348 -
Luton - 1 £150 -
West Midlands - 1 £360 - 2
Birmingham - 1 £360 - 1

Applications Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 52 (47.71%) Windows
2 47 (43.12%) Linux
3 43 (39.45%) SQL
4 32 (29.36%) Windows Server
5 31 (28.44%) SQL Server
6 29 (26.61%) Java
7 27 (24.77%) Perl
8 26 (23.85%) ITIL
9 23 (21.10%) Python
9 23 (21.10%) Oracle
9 23 (21.10%) Web Services
9 23 (21.10%) Microsoft
9 23 (21.10%) VMware
10 21 (19.27%) PHP
10 21 (19.27%) MS Excel
11 20 (18.35%) IIS
11 20 (18.35%) Active Directory
11 20 (18.35%) Puppet
12 19 (17.43%) Red Hat
12 19 (17.43%) XML
12 19 (17.43%) Apache
13 18 (16.51%) MySQL
13 18 (16.51%) TCP/IP
13 18 (16.51%) Windows Server 2008
14 17 (15.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 17 (15.60%) Shell Script
14 17 (15.60%) .NET
14 17 (15.60%) MS Office
15 16 (14.68%) Tomcat
15 16 (14.68%) LAMP

Applications Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 20 (18.35%) IIS
2 19 (17.43%) Apache
3 16 (14.68%) Tomcat
4 14 (12.84%) SharePoint
5 10 (9.17%) WebLogic
6 9 (8.26%) JBoss
7 7 (6.42%) nginx
7 7 (6.42%) OpenStack
8 6 (5.50%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (4.59%) MS Exchange
10 4 (3.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (3.67%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (2.75%) WebSphere
12 2 (1.83%) CMS
12 2 (1.83%) Drupal
12 2 (1.83%) Joomla!
12 2 (1.83%) Node.js
12 2 (1.83%) WordPress
13 1 (0.92%) Umbraco
Applications
1 21 (19.27%) MS Excel
2 17 (15.60%) MS Office
3 9 (8.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (6.42%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.93%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.83%) Office 365
3 1 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.92%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.92%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.51%) TCP/IP
2 14 (12.84%) HTTP
3 12 (11.01%) DNS
4 10 (9.17%) Firewall
5 8 (7.34%) LDAP
5 8 (7.34%) SSH
5 8 (7.34%) SSL
6 7 (6.42%) HTTPS
6 7 (6.42%) SMTP
6 7 (6.42%) Wireshark
7 6 (5.50%) Internet
8 3 (2.75%) FTP
9 2 (1.83%) DHCP
10 1 (0.92%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.92%) Intranet
10 1 (0.92%) LAN
10 1 (0.92%) SAN
10 1 (0.92%) VPN
10 1 (0.92%) Wireless
10 1 (0.92%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (28.44%) SQL Server
2 18 (16.51%) MySQL
3 11 (10.09%) Oracle Database
4 7 (6.42%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (3.67%) RDBMS
6 4 (3.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (2.75%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.83%) MarkLogic
8 2 (1.83%) MS Access
8 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.83%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.92%) Big Data
9 1 (0.92%) GIS
9 1 (0.92%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (10.09%) Subversion
2 9 (8.26%) JUnit
3 7 (6.42%) Eclipse
3 7 (6.42%) IntelliJ
3 7 (6.42%) Jenkins
3 7 (6.42%) Maven
4 4 (3.67%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.67%) TeamCity
4 4 (3.67%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.83%) Ant
6 2 (1.83%) Burp Suite
6 2 (1.83%) GitLab
6 2 (1.83%) Jasmine
6 2 (1.83%) JIRA
6 2 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.83%) Sinon.JS
6 2 (1.83%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.92%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (12.84%) Finance
2 9 (8.26%) Banking
3 5 (4.59%) Front Office
4 2 (1.83%) Advertising
4 2 (1.83%) Back Office
4 2 (1.83%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.83%) Law
4 2 (1.83%) Legal
4 2 (1.83%) Marketing
5 1 (0.92%) Automotive
5 1 (0.92%) Billing
5 1 (0.92%) German Language
5 1 (0.92%) Military
5 1 (0.92%) Retail
5 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (21.10%) Web Services
2 19 (17.43%) XML
3 17 (15.60%) .NET
4 16 (14.68%) LAMP
5 11 (10.09%) CSS
5 11 (10.09%) HTML
6 8 (7.34%) Java EE
6 8 (7.34%) SAML
7 7 (6.42%) LEMP Stack
7 7 (6.42%) MCollective
8 6 (5.50%) ASP.NET
9 4 (3.67%) ELK Stack
10 3 (2.75%) Ajax
10 3 (2.75%) Classic ASP
10 3 (2.75%) COM
10 3 (2.75%) EDI
10 3 (2.75%) HTML5
10 3 (2.75%) J2EE
10 3 (2.75%) Middleware
11 2 (1.83%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.42%) Cryptography
2 7 (6.42%) PKI
3 6 (5.50%) Driving Licence
4 4 (3.67%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.67%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.75%) Clustering
5 3 (2.75%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.75%) Contactless
5 3 (2.75%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.75%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.83%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.83%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.92%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.92%) Equities
7 1 (0.92%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.92%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.92%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 52 (47.71%) Windows
2 47 (43.12%) Linux
3 32 (29.36%) Windows Server
4 18 (16.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (15.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (11.93%) Unix
7 10 (9.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (8.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (5.50%) Windows XP
10 5 (4.59%) Windows 7
11 3 (2.75%) Android
11 3 (2.75%) Solaris
12 2 (1.83%) CentOS
12 2 (1.83%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.83%) Mac OS X Server
12 2 (1.83%) VMS
13 1 (0.92%) AIX
13 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.92%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (23.85%) ITIL
2 14 (12.84%) Incident Management
2 14 (12.84%) Service Delivery
3 13 (11.93%) Configuration Management
4 10 (9.17%) DevOps
5 9 (8.26%) Problem Management
5 9 (8.26%) Service Management
6 8 (7.34%) Change Management
6 8 (7.34%) High Availability
6 8 (7.34%) Open Source
7 7 (6.42%) Web Development
8 5 (4.59%) Capacity Management
8 5 (4.59%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (4.59%) ITIL V3
9 4 (3.67%) Change Control
9 4 (3.67%) Demand Management
9 4 (3.67%) Migration
9 4 (3.67%) Network Load Balancing
9 4 (3.67%) Validation
9 4 (3.67%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 43 (39.45%) SQL
2 29 (26.61%) Java
3 27 (24.77%) Perl
4 23 (21.10%) Python
5 21 (19.27%) PHP
6 17 (15.60%) Shell Script
7 12 (11.01%) JavaScript
7 12 (11.01%) PowerShell
8 8 (7.34%) PL/SQL
8 8 (7.34%) VB
9 7 (6.42%) Bash Shell
10 6 (5.50%) AWK
10 6 (5.50%) sed
10 6 (5.50%) T-SQL
11 4 (3.67%) C#
12 3 (2.75%) Ruby
13 2 (1.83%) C++
13 2 (1.83%) Korn
13 2 (1.83%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.83%) VB6
Qualifications
1 15 (13.76%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.09%) Degree
3 10 (9.17%) SC Cleared
4 9 (8.26%) MCSE
4 9 (8.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (6.42%) MCSA
6 6 (5.50%) MCP
7 4 (3.67%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.75%) CCNA
8 3 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.83%) HNC
9 2 (1.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.83%) RHCSA
10 1 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.92%) CISSP
10 1 (0.92%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.84%) SLA
2 3 (2.75%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.83%) QA
4 1 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (18.35%) Active Directory
2 11 (10.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.42%) qmail
3 7 (6.42%) Squid
4 4 (3.67%) Terminal Services
5 3 (2.75%) Docker
5 3 (2.75%) Samba
5 3 (2.75%) XenServer
6 2 (1.83%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (1.83%) XenApp
6 2 (1.83%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.92%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.92%) NFS
7 1 (0.92%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (18.35%) Puppet
2 14 (12.84%) Nagios
3 12 (11.01%) Cacti
4 10 (9.17%) Ansible
5 9 (8.26%) ZABBIX
6 7 (6.42%) collectd
6 7 (6.42%) Ganglia
6 7 (6.42%) Graphite
6 7 (6.42%) logstash
6 7 (6.42%) WSUS
6 7 (6.42%) yum
7 4 (3.67%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (3.67%) NetBackup
7 4 (3.67%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.83%) SCCM
9 2 (1.83%) WMI
10 1 (0.92%) Control-M
10 1 (0.92%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.92%) OVSD
Vendors
1 23 (21.10%) Microsoft
1 23 (21.10%) Oracle
1 23 (21.10%) VMware
2 19 (17.43%) Red Hat
3 10 (9.17%) Cisco
3 10 (9.17%) Citrix
4 8 (7.34%) Splunk
5 7 (6.42%) Remedy
6 6 (5.50%) Rackspace
7 5 (4.59%) IBM
8 4 (3.67%) CommVault
8 4 (3.67%) Intel Security
8 4 (3.67%) Symantec
8 4 (3.67%) ThinPrint
9 3 (2.75%) HP
9 3 (2.75%) Northgate
9 3 (2.75%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.83%) Apple
10 2 (1.83%) Google
10 2 (1.83%) iManage
South West
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