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 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support Engineer
Rank 575 492 560
Rank change year-on-year
-83 +68
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Engineer 40 77 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.15% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.16% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 66 11
Average daily rate
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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 £218 £254 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £425 £213
% change year-on-year
-26.47% +100.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
52098 48552 51706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.77% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 32589 29303 29138
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2082 2105 2549
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 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.78 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

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 22 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 22 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 -69 34 £300 -29.41% 17
London +9 21 £350 -7.28% 5
City of London +23 9 £450 +62.16% 2
South East -44 6 £300 -29.41% 3
Scotland -10 4 £375 +51.51% 1
Tyne and Wear - 3 £370 - 1
North East - 3 £370 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £370 - 1
Berkshire -22 2 £300 -29.41% 1
West Sussex - 2 - - 1
North West -12 1 £210 -35.38% 3
Reading -15 1 - - 1
West Midlands -18 1 £300 +33.33% 2
East of England -22 1 £450 +40.62% 1
Hampshire -23 1 £225 +1.12%
Hertfordshire - 1 £450 -
Watford - 1 £450 -
Surrey - 1 £300 - 1
Warwickshire - 1 £300 - 1
South West - 1 £235 - 2
Bristol - 1 £235 - 2
Crawley - 1 - - 1
Edinburgh - 1 - - 1
Epsom - - - -
Falmouth - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Helston - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Knutsford - - - -

Applications Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 36 (58.06%) SQL
2 32 (51.61%) Windows
3 26 (41.94%) Linux
3 26 (41.94%) Perl
4 22 (35.48%) Java
5 20 (32.26%) Oracle
5 20 (32.26%) UNIX
6 14 (22.58%) SQL Server
6 14 (22.58%) Banking
7 13 (20.97%) Finance
8 12 (19.35%) Python
9 11 (17.74%) PHP
9 11 (17.74%) HP
9 11 (17.74%) Change Management
9 11 (17.74%) Security Cleared
10 10 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (16.13%) Front Office
10 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
10 10 (16.13%) Active Directory
11 8 (12.90%) MS Excel
11 8 (12.90%) SC Cleared
12 7 (11.29%) ITIL
12 7 (11.29%) C++
12 7 (11.29%) Configuration Management
13 6 (9.68%) Red Hat
13 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (9.68%) Firewall
14 5 (8.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 5 (8.06%) RDBMS
14 5 (8.06%) Windows XP

Applications Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (8.06%) IIS
2 4 (6.45%) WebLogic
2 4 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.23%) Apache
3 2 (3.23%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.61%) Documentum
4 1 (1.61%) SAS
4 1 (1.61%) JBoss
4 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.61%) GlassFish
4 1 (1.61%) Captiva
4 1 (1.61%) WorkSite
Applications
1 8 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.84%) MS Office
3 1 (1.61%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.23%) SunGard Stream Ubix
2 2 (3.23%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
3 1 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.61%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) SaaS
1 2 (3.23%) Route 53
1 2 (3.23%) Amazon ELB
1 2 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.68%) Firewall
2 4 (6.45%) Multicast
2 4 (6.45%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.23%) DNS
4 1 (1.61%) Internet
4 1 (1.61%) SSL
4 1 (1.61%) FTP
4 1 (1.61%) HTTP
4 1 (1.61%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.06%) RDBMS
2 5 (8.06%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.84%) MySQL
5 2 (3.23%) Big Data
5 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.23%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.61%) MS Access
6 1 (1.61%) MarkLogic
6 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) PVCS
1 1 (1.61%) VisualVM
General
1 14 (22.58%) Banking
2 13 (20.97%) Finance
3 10 (16.13%) Front Office
4 3 (4.84%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.84%) Back Office
4 3 (4.84%) Advertising
5 2 (3.23%) Retail
6 1 (1.61%) Games
6 1 (1.61%) Marketing
6 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.61%) Publishing
6 1 (1.61%) Electronics
6 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.61%) Law
6 1 (1.61%) Legal
6 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.06%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (6.45%) .NET
3 3 (4.84%) Web Services
4 2 (3.23%) HTML
4 2 (3.23%) XML
4 2 (3.23%) SOAP
4 2 (3.23%) LAMP
5 1 (1.61%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.61%) JSON
5 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.61%) CSS
5 1 (1.61%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.61%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.61%) WCF
5 1 (1.61%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 5 (8.06%) CMDB
2 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.84%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.23%) e-Health
5 1 (1.61%) Statistics
5 1 (1.61%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.61%) DTV
5 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.61%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 32 (51.61%) Windows
2 26 (41.94%) Linux
3 20 (32.26%) UNIX
4 10 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (8.06%) Windows XP
6 5 (8.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (8.06%) Windows 7
7 4 (6.45%) Windows 8
7 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (4.84%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.61%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.74%) Change Management
2 7 (11.29%) ITIL
2 7 (11.29%) Configuration Management
3 5 (8.06%) Low Latency
4 4 (6.45%) Service Management
5 3 (4.84%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.23%) Time Management
6 2 (3.23%) Performance Management
6 2 (3.23%) Web Development
6 2 (3.23%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.23%) Validation
6 2 (3.23%) ITSM
7 1 (1.61%) Document Management
7 1 (1.61%) Data Analysis
7 1 (1.61%) Asset Management
7 1 (1.61%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.61%) Supplier Management
7 1 (1.61%) Software Engineering
7 1 (1.61%) Business Analysis
7 1 (1.61%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 36 (58.06%) SQL
2 26 (41.94%) Perl
3 22 (35.48%) Java
4 12 (19.35%) Python
5 11 (17.74%) PHP
6 7 (11.29%) C++
7 4 (6.45%) Bash Shell
8 3 (4.84%) Korn
8 3 (4.84%) PL/SQL
9 2 (3.23%) C#
9 2 (3.23%) Shell Script
9 2 (3.23%) Ruby
10 1 (1.61%) Jython
10 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (17.74%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.90%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.23%) Degree
4 1 (1.61%) MCITP
4 1 (1.61%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) SLA
1 1 (1.61%) GxP
1 1 (1.61%) QA
1 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (1.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) Nagios
2 2 (3.23%) Dollar Universe
3 1 (1.61%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.61%) Netcool
3 1 (1.61%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (1.61%) Opsview
3 1 (1.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (32.26%) Oracle
2 11 (17.74%) HP
3 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
4 6 (9.68%) Red Hat
5 4 (6.45%) Citrix
5 4 (6.45%) TIBCO
6 3 (4.84%) VMware
7 2 (3.23%) GigaSpaces
7 2 (3.23%) SunGard
7 2 (3.23%) Remedy
8 1 (1.61%) Altiris
8 1 (1.61%) Autodesk
8 1 (1.61%) webMethods
8 1 (1.61%) CODA
8 1 (1.61%) IBM
8 1 (1.61%) SAP
8 1 (1.61%) Splunk
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