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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support Engineer
Rank 587 524 562
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +38
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Engineer 25 50 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.095% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.10% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 27 9
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£375 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £425 £338
% change year-on-year
-27.05% +25.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +87.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
- +87.50%

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
51314 48841 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31055 29011 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1971 2118 2640
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -42 23 £450 +18.42% 20
London +1 17 £500 +38.50% 10
City of London +27 7 £575 +94.42% 3
West Midlands -3 4 £310 +37.77% 1
Birmingham +1 2 - -
Scotland -16 1 £375 - 2
South East -26 1 - - 3
North East - 1 - - 1
Hampshire - 1 - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 3
Tyne and Wear - - - - 1
Wales - - - -
Scottish Borders - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Aylesbury - - - - 2
Bolton - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - - 3

Applications Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 34 (64.15%) SQL
2 26 (49.06%) Windows
3 23 (43.40%) Linux
3 23 (43.40%) Perl
4 19 (35.85%) UNIX
5 16 (30.19%) Java
6 14 (26.42%) Oracle
6 14 (26.42%) SQL Server
6 14 (26.42%) Banking
7 13 (24.53%) Python
8 12 (22.64%) Front Office
9 11 (20.75%) MS Excel
9 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
10 10 (18.87%) Active Directory
11 8 (15.09%) Red Hat
11 8 (15.09%) Finance
11 8 (15.09%) Firewall
11 8 (15.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (15.09%) Low Latency
12 7 (13.21%) Multicast
12 7 (13.21%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (13.21%) QA
12 7 (13.21%) TIBCO
13 6 (11.32%) PHP
13 6 (11.32%) ITIL
13 6 (11.32%) T-SQL
13 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
13 6 (11.32%) Change Management
13 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (9.43%) Advertising

Applications Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (7.55%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.77%) IIS
2 2 (3.77%) Apache
2 2 (3.77%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.89%) Documentum
3 1 (1.89%) SAS
3 1 (1.89%) GlassFish
3 1 (1.89%) Captiva
Applications
1 11 (20.75%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.55%) MS Office
3 1 (1.89%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.77%) SunGard Stream Ubix
2 2 (3.77%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
3 1 (1.89%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.09%) Firewall
2 7 (13.21%) Multicast
3 5 (9.43%) Internet
4 3 (5.66%) Broadband
5 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.89%) LDAP
6 1 (1.89%) FTP
6 1 (1.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.55%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Subversion
2 2 (3.77%) JIRA
3 1 (1.89%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.89%) VisualVM
3 1 (1.89%) PVCS
General
1 14 (26.42%) Banking
2 12 (22.64%) Front Office
3 8 (15.09%) Finance
4 5 (9.43%) Advertising
5 3 (5.66%) Back Office
5 3 (5.66%) Investment Banking
6 2 (3.77%) Publishing
7 1 (1.89%) Retail
7 1 (1.89%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (3.77%) .NET
2 2 (3.77%) XML
3 1 (1.89%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.89%) HTML
3 1 (1.89%) J2EE
3 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.89%) SOAP
3 1 (1.89%) Web Services
3 1 (1.89%) WCF
3 1 (1.89%) WF
3 1 (1.89%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (3.77%) e-Health
2 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.77%) CMDB
2 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.89%) Statistics
3 1 (1.89%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 26 (49.06%) Windows
2 23 (43.40%) Linux
3 19 (35.85%) UNIX
4 8 (15.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (13.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (7.55%) Windows XP
7 3 (5.66%) Mac OS X
7 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (5.66%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.77%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.89%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.09%) Low Latency
2 6 (11.32%) ITIL
2 6 (11.32%) Change Management
2 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (7.55%) Workflow
3 4 (7.55%) Automated Testing
3 4 (7.55%) Software Testing
3 4 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (5.66%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (5.66%) Quality Management
5 2 (3.77%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.77%) Configuration Management
5 2 (3.77%) Service Management
5 2 (3.77%) Performance Management
6 1 (1.89%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (1.89%) Capacity Management
6 1 (1.89%) Time Management
6 1 (1.89%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.89%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (1.89%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (64.15%) SQL
2 23 (43.40%) Perl
3 16 (30.19%) Java
4 13 (24.53%) Python
5 6 (11.32%) T-SQL
5 6 (11.32%) PHP
6 4 (7.55%) C++
7 3 (5.66%) VB
7 3 (5.66%) VB6
7 3 (5.66%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.77%) Korn
8 2 (3.77%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.77%) C#
9 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.89%) Jython
9 1 (1.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.66%) Degree
4 2 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.21%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (18.87%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (1.89%) vSphere
3 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) SCCM
2 2 (3.77%) Dollar Universe
2 2 (3.77%) Nagios
3 1 (1.89%) Netcool
3 1 (1.89%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (1.89%) Opsview
Vendors
1 14 (26.42%) Oracle
2 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
3 8 (15.09%) Red Hat
4 7 (13.21%) TIBCO
5 5 (9.43%) HP
6 2 (3.77%) SunGard
6 2 (3.77%) Adobe
7 1 (1.89%) Temenos
7 1 (1.89%) JBoss
7 1 (1.89%) IBM
7 1 (1.89%) webMethods
7 1 (1.89%) VMware
7 1 (1.89%) jBASE
7 1 (1.89%) Splunk
7 1 (1.89%) ServiceNow
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