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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support Engineer
Rank 594 587 545
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -42
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Engineer 26 24 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.044% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.048% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 12
Average daily rate
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£325 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £356 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £568 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £371 -
% change year-on-year
-12.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £26.75 - £110.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.15 - £58.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.35 - £162.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £110.00

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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Applications Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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 -17 26 £325 -35.00% 31
London -6 8 £420 -16.00% 14
South East -4 7 - - 7
East of England +3 4 £325 -
Yorkshire - 4 £325 - 1
West Yorkshire - 4 £325 -
Berkshire - 4 - - 3
City of London -9 3 £363 -36.95% 4
Essex -5 2 £325 -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Watford - 2 - -
Harrogate - 2 £325 -
York - 2 £325 -
Halifax - 2 £250 -
Leeds - 2 £325 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £325 -
Southampton -4 1 - -
Hampshire -7 1 - - 1
North East -26 1 - - 1
North West - 1 - - 3
South West - 1 - - 3
Middlesex - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - - 1
Liverpool - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - - 1
Merseyside - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Ealing - 1 - -
Marlow - 1 - -

Applications Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 43 (61.43%) Windows
2 35 (50.00%) ITIL
3 34 (48.57%) SQL
4 25 (35.71%) SQL Server
5 24 (34.29%) .NET
5 24 (34.29%) IIS
5 24 (34.29%) Oracle
6 19 (27.14%) Linux
7 15 (21.43%) Microsoft
8 14 (20.00%) PowerShell
8 14 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (18.57%) Finance
9 13 (18.57%) UNIX
9 13 (18.57%) Apache
10 12 (17.14%) Project Management
10 12 (17.14%) VMware
11 11 (15.71%) Release Management
11 11 (15.71%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (15.71%) MS Excel
11 11 (15.71%) Java
12 10 (14.29%) C#
13 9 (12.86%) SharePoint
13 9 (12.86%) Middleware
13 9 (12.86%) Capacity Management
13 9 (12.86%) ITRS Geneos
13 9 (12.86%) WebSphere
13 9 (12.86%) Problem Management
14 8 (11.43%) Load Balancing
14 8 (11.43%) Java EE
14 8 (11.43%) Load Testing

Applications Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 24 (34.29%) IIS
2 13 (18.57%) Apache
3 9 (12.86%) SharePoint
3 9 (12.86%) WebSphere
4 8 (11.43%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (8.57%) Tomcat
6 5 (7.14%) WebLogic
7 4 (5.71%) Zope
7 4 (5.71%) Plone
8 3 (4.29%) Lync
8 3 (4.29%) JBoss
9 2 (2.86%) MS Exchange
9 2 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (2.86%) LiveLink
9 2 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 11 (15.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (11.43%) RMDS
2 4 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (4.29%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (4.29%) Agresso
4 2 (2.86%) Front Arena
5 1 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.29%) Google Apps
3 2 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.43%) BIG-IP
2 3 (4.29%) Intranet
2 3 (4.29%) Internet
2 3 (4.29%) Firewall
2 3 (4.29%) LDAP
2 3 (4.29%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.29%) DNS
3 2 (2.86%) Multicast
4 1 (1.43%) SSL
4 1 (1.43%) SAN
4 1 (1.43%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (5.71%) Oracle Database
4 4 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.86%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.86%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.86%) MySQL
6 2 (2.86%) MS Access
6 2 (2.86%) DTS
7 1 (1.43%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (11.43%) Introscope
1 8 (11.43%) JMeter
2 2 (2.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.43%) JIRA
General
1 13 (18.57%) Finance
2 3 (4.29%) Front Office
3 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.43%) Back Office
4 1 (1.43%) Electronics
4 1 (1.43%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.43%) Publishing
4 1 (1.43%) Military
4 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (34.29%) .NET
2 9 (12.86%) Middleware
3 8 (11.43%) Java EE
4 5 (7.14%) HTML
5 4 (5.71%) XML
6 3 (4.29%) SOAP
6 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.86%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (2.86%) Rendezvous
7 2 (2.86%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (1.43%) Software Packaging
8 1 (1.43%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (1.43%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.43%) Spring
8 1 (1.43%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.43%) COM
8 1 (1.43%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.29%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.86%) Statistics
4 2 (2.86%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.43%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.43%) Swaptions
5 1 (1.43%) NHS
5 1 (1.43%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.43%) DTV
5 1 (1.43%) GIS
5 1 (1.43%) Clustering
5 1 (1.43%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 43 (61.43%) Windows
2 19 (27.14%) Linux
3 14 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (18.57%) UNIX
5 11 (15.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (5.71%) Debian
8 3 (4.29%) Windows 7
8 3 (4.29%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (50.00%) ITIL
2 12 (17.14%) Project Management
3 11 (15.71%) Release Management
4 9 (12.86%) Problem Management
4 9 (12.86%) Capacity Management
5 8 (11.43%) Load Testing
5 8 (11.43%) Risk Management
5 8 (11.43%) Load Balancing
5 8 (11.43%) E-Commerce
6 5 (7.14%) Change Management
7 4 (5.71%) Regression Testing
7 4 (5.71%) Service Management
7 4 (5.71%) SOA
7 4 (5.71%) CRM
8 3 (4.29%) Migration
8 3 (4.29%) Change Control
9 2 (2.86%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 2 (2.86%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.86%) ITSM
9 2 (2.86%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 34 (48.57%) SQL
2 14 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 11 (15.71%) Java
4 10 (14.29%) C#
5 8 (11.43%) Python
6 5 (7.14%) Bash Shell
6 5 (7.14%) T-SQL
7 4 (5.71%) Perl
7 4 (5.71%) C++
7 4 (5.71%) VB
8 3 (4.29%) VBA
8 3 (4.29%) VB6
8 3 (4.29%) Delphi
9 2 (2.86%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.86%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 2 (2.86%) C
10 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.43%) Ruby
10 1 (1.43%) PHP
10 1 (1.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.71%) LPIC
3 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (4.29%) Degree
4 3 (4.29%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.86%) MCSA
6 1 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.43%) MCP
6 1 (1.43%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.43%) NFS
3 1 (1.43%) Samba
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (12.86%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.43%) Control-M
2 1 (1.43%) Nagios
2 1 (1.43%) WSUS
2 1 (1.43%) SCCM
2 1 (1.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (34.29%) Oracle
2 15 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 12 (17.14%) VMware
4 8 (11.43%) F5
5 5 (7.14%) Red Hat
6 4 (5.71%) IBM
6 4 (5.71%) Remedy
7 3 (4.29%) Citrix
7 3 (4.29%) Sun
8 2 (2.86%) Murex
8 2 (2.86%) SAP
8 2 (2.86%) TIBCO
8 2 (2.86%) Google
9 1 (1.43%) Sophis
9 1 (1.43%) Altiris
9 1 (1.43%) Reuters
9 1 (1.43%) Siemens
9 1 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.43%) Progress
9 1 (1.43%) Cisco
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