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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support Engineer
Rank 569 570 525
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -45
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Engineer 43 24 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.045% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.048% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 16
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£495 £310 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.67% +2.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £246 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £263
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
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
51545 49678 43330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.37% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31452 30529 24746
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2047 1994 2137
Average hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.50% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -2 37 £499 +74.23% 27
London -4 17 £525 +68.00% 8
South East -9 6 £300 +15.38% 4
East of England +10 5 - - 1
Oxfordshire -16 5 £300 +25.00%
Cambridgeshire - 4 - - 1
Wales - 4 £495 -
South West +13 3 £473 - 5
Yorkshire - 3 £225 - 1
West Wales - 3 £495 -
Swansea - 3 £495 -
Oxford - 3 £300 -
North West -16 2 £165 - 5
Rotherham - 2 £225 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £225 - 1
City of London +17 1 £675 +116.00% 3
Scotland +1 1 - -
Gloucestershire -11 1 £473 - 2
North Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
Wiltshire - 1 - - 2
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
Cheshire - 1 - - 1
Essex - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £165 - 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - - 2
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - - 2
Cardiff - 1 - -
Crewe - 1 - -

Applications Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 40 (55.56%) Windows
2 32 (44.44%) ITIL
3 30 (41.67%) SQL
4 26 (36.11%) Oracle
5 24 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 24 (33.33%) .NET
6 23 (31.94%) IIS
7 20 (27.78%) Linux
8 16 (22.22%) Microsoft
8 16 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (20.83%) Apache
10 14 (19.44%) UNIX
11 13 (18.06%) Java
11 13 (18.06%) VMware
12 12 (16.67%) Finance
12 12 (16.67%) WebSphere
13 11 (15.28%) Release Management
13 11 (15.28%) Security Cleared
13 11 (15.28%) Middleware
13 11 (15.28%) Project Management
13 11 (15.28%) Python
14 10 (13.89%) PowerShell
15 9 (12.50%) Capacity Management
15 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (12.50%) Problem Management
15 9 (12.50%) SC Cleared
15 9 (12.50%) E-Commerce
15 9 (12.50%) C#
15 9 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
15 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003

Applications Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 23 (31.94%) IIS
2 15 (20.83%) Apache
3 12 (16.67%) WebSphere
4 9 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (9.72%) Tomcat
5 7 (9.72%) SharePoint
6 6 (8.33%) WebLogic
7 5 (6.94%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (5.56%) Zope
8 4 (5.56%) Plone
9 3 (4.17%) JBoss
10 2 (2.78%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (1.39%) GlassFish
11 1 (1.39%) Lync
11 1 (1.39%) Node.js
11 1 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (11.11%) RMDS
2 5 (6.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (5.56%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (2.78%) Eikon
4 2 (2.78%) Front Arena
5 1 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.17%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.11%) BIG-IP
2 5 (6.94%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.56%) DNS
3 4 (5.56%) Firewall
4 3 (4.17%) LDAP
5 2 (2.78%) SMS
5 2 (2.78%) HTTP
5 2 (2.78%) Internet
5 2 (2.78%) Multicast
6 1 (1.39%) NAS
6 1 (1.39%) Extranet
6 1 (1.39%) SSL
6 1 (1.39%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 7 (9.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (8.33%) MS Access
5 5 (6.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (6.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (4.17%) RDBMS
7 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (4.17%) Relational Database
7 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (2.78%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (2.78%) DTS
8 2 (2.78%) MySQL
9 1 (1.39%) DB2
9 1 (1.39%) Essbase
9 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (11.11%) Introscope
1 8 (11.11%) JMeter
2 3 (4.17%) Subversion
3 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.39%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.39%) Hudson
4 1 (1.39%) Rational Application Developer
4 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.39%) CruiseControl
4 1 (1.39%) Ant
4 1 (1.39%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.39%) Maven
General
1 12 (16.67%) Finance
2 6 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.17%) Front Office
3 3 (4.17%) Billing
4 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Marketing
4 1 (1.39%) Electronics
4 1 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.39%) Publishing
4 1 (1.39%) Military
4 1 (1.39%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (33.33%) .NET
2 11 (15.28%) Middleware
3 8 (11.11%) Java EE
4 7 (9.72%) HTML
5 5 (6.94%) Web Services
5 5 (6.94%) XML
6 3 (4.17%) SOAP
7 2 (2.78%) Rendezvous
7 2 (2.78%) XSLT
7 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.78%) Application Packaging
8 1 (1.39%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (1.39%) JavaFX
8 1 (1.39%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (1.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (1.39%) CSS
8 1 (1.39%) J2EE
8 1 (1.39%) Classic ASP
8 1 (1.39%) JMS
8 1 (1.39%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.56%) Fixed Income
3 3 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.17%) IVR
3 3 (4.17%) Statistics
4 2 (2.78%) Hedge funds
4 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.78%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.39%) DTV
5 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.39%) NHS
5 1 (1.39%) Replication
5 1 (1.39%) Clustering
5 1 (1.39%) Equities
5 1 (1.39%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.39%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.39%) Swaptions
5 1 (1.39%) PKI
5 1 (1.39%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 40 (55.56%) Windows
2 20 (27.78%) Linux
3 16 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (19.44%) UNIX
5 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (6.94%) Windows XP
6 5 (6.94%) Windows 7
7 4 (5.56%) Debian
7 4 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (4.17%) Windows Vista
8 3 (4.17%) Solaris
8 3 (4.17%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (44.44%) ITIL
2 11 (15.28%) Project Management
2 11 (15.28%) Release Management
3 9 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 9 (12.50%) Capacity Management
3 9 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 8 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 8 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 8 (11.11%) Load Testing
5 6 (8.33%) Service Management
6 5 (6.94%) Change Management
6 5 (6.94%) CRM
6 5 (6.94%) Incident Management
7 4 (5.56%) Data Analysis
7 4 (5.56%) SOA
8 3 (4.17%) ITSM
8 3 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (2.78%) DevOps
9 2 (2.78%) Demand Forecasting
9 2 (2.78%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 30 (41.67%) SQL
2 13 (18.06%) Java
3 11 (15.28%) Python
4 10 (13.89%) PowerShell
5 9 (12.50%) C#
6 7 (9.72%) Perl
7 5 (6.94%) T-SQL
7 5 (6.94%) JavaScript
7 5 (6.94%) Bash Shell
8 4 (5.56%) C++
9 3 (4.17%) Delphi
9 3 (4.17%) VB
9 3 (4.17%) VBA
10 2 (2.78%) VBScript
10 2 (2.78%) PHP
10 2 (2.78%) C
11 1 (1.39%) Scala
11 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.39%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.39%) VB6
Qualifications
1 11 (15.28%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.56%) DV Cleared
3 4 (5.56%) LPIC
4 2 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.39%) Degree
5 1 (1.39%) MCSA
5 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.39%) NFS
2 1 (1.39%) Samba
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.39%) Squid
Systems Management
1 8 (11.11%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (2.78%) SCCM
3 1 (1.39%) Puppet
3 1 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.39%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 26 (36.11%) Oracle
2 16 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 13 (18.06%) VMware
4 8 (11.11%) F5
5 7 (9.72%) Red Hat
5 7 (9.72%) IBM
6 5 (6.94%) Sun
7 4 (5.56%) Remedy
8 3 (4.17%) Reuters
9 2 (2.78%) Bloomberg
9 2 (2.78%) TIBCO
9 2 (2.78%) Murex
9 2 (2.78%) Citrix
9 2 (2.78%) Google
10 1 (1.39%) Yardi
10 1 (1.39%) Twitter
10 1 (1.39%) Hyperion
10 1 (1.39%) Siemens
10 1 (1.39%) SAP
10 1 (1.39%) Calypso
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