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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support Engineer
Rank 561 580 541
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -39
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Engineer 63 36 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.070% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.074% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 21 27
Average daily rate £338 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
-20.58% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Average hourly rate £20.27 £21.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -29.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £63.00 £21.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+196.47% -29.16%

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
48652 48803 46653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.49% 94.48% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31297 30382 27621
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1739 1915 2049
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 9 February 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
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 9 February 2016.

Applications Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Applications Support Engineer
Top 27 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 9 February 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 -5 59 £330 -22.35% 29
South East +16 25 £330 -24.57% 7
London +11 25 £368 -8.12% 9
Berkshire +15 12 £338 -25.00% 3
Reading +3 12 £338 -20.58% 2
Surrey +4 10 £330 +46.66% 2
City of London +42 6 £450 +20.00% 3
West Midlands -8 5 £413 - 2
North West -9 3 £300 - 2
Wales - 3 £463 -
Coventry - 3 £413 - 1
Weybridge - 3 - - 1
Oxfordshire +7 2 £214 - 1
Birmingham -2 2 - -
South Wales - 2 £450 -
Cheshire - 2 £375 -
East of England -2 1 £280 +60.00% 1
Cardiff - 1 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £338 -
Manchester - 1 £225 - 2
Milton Keynes - 1 £338 -
Chester - 1 £375 -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £297 -
Thame - 1 £130 -
Leatherhead - 1 £475 -
Norfolk - 1 £280 -

Applications Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 59 (50.86%) Windows
2 47 (40.52%) Linux
3 44 (37.93%) SQL Server
3 44 (37.93%) SQL
4 40 (34.48%) Windows Server
5 35 (30.17%) Microsoft
6 30 (25.86%) Perl
7 29 (25.00%) IIS
8 27 (23.28%) TCP/IP
9 26 (22.41%) ITIL
10 25 (21.55%) DNS
10 25 (21.55%) PowerShell
11 24 (20.69%) Java
12 23 (19.83%) Apache
12 23 (19.83%) Windows Server 2012
13 22 (18.97%) Windows Server 2008
13 22 (18.97%) Web Services
13 22 (18.97%) VMware
14 21 (18.10%) Oracle
15 20 (17.24%) Python
16 19 (16.38%) Tomcat
16 19 (16.38%) SQL Server 2008
17 18 (15.52%) Puppet
17 18 (15.52%) .NET
17 18 (15.52%) Nagios
18 15 (12.93%) Active Directory
18 15 (12.93%) MS Excel
18 15 (12.93%) Security Cleared
19 14 (12.07%) Amazon AWS
20 13 (11.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Applications Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 29 (25.00%) IIS
2 23 (19.83%) Apache
3 19 (16.38%) Tomcat
4 11 (9.48%) WebLogic
5 7 (6.03%) JBoss
5 7 (6.03%) nginx
5 7 (6.03%) OpenStack
6 5 (4.31%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (4.31%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.72%) CICS
7 2 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.72%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.86%) CMS
8 1 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (12.93%) MS Excel
2 11 (9.48%) MS Office
3 6 (5.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (4.31%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.72%) MS Project
6 1 (0.86%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.07%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.72%) Google Apps
3 2 (1.72%) Office 365
4 1 (0.86%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 27 (23.28%) TCP/IP
2 25 (21.55%) DNS
3 13 (11.21%) LDAP
4 10 (8.62%) SSL
5 9 (7.76%) HTTP
6 7 (6.03%) SMTP
7 6 (5.17%) Firewall
7 6 (5.17%) iSCSI
7 6 (5.17%) SSH
8 5 (4.31%) FTP
8 5 (4.31%) HTTPS
8 5 (4.31%) Wireshark
9 4 (3.45%) Internet
10 2 (1.72%) DHCP
11 1 (0.86%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.86%) Intranet
11 1 (0.86%) LAN
11 1 (0.86%) SAN
11 1 (0.86%) VPN
11 1 (0.86%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (37.93%) SQL Server
2 19 (16.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (11.21%) MySQL
4 9 (7.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (6.90%) Oracle Database
5 8 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (5.17%) Relational Database
7 5 (4.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (3.45%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.72%) Easytrieve
9 2 (1.72%) MS Access
9 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.86%) Big Data
10 1 (0.86%) Informix
10 1 (0.86%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 6 (5.17%) Subversion
1 6 (5.17%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.31%) Eclipse
2 5 (4.31%) IntelliJ
2 5 (4.31%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.31%) JUnit
2 5 (4.31%) Maven
3 4 (3.45%) JIRA
4 2 (1.72%) Bugzilla
4 2 (1.72%) Trac
5 1 (0.86%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.86%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.86%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (10.34%) Finance
2 11 (9.48%) Banking
3 3 (2.59%) Front Office
3 3 (2.59%) Games
3 3 (2.59%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.72%) Automotive
4 2 (1.72%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.86%) Advertising
5 1 (0.86%) Back Office
5 1 (0.86%) Japanese Language
5 1 (0.86%) Law
5 1 (0.86%) Legal
5 1 (0.86%) Retail
5 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (18.97%) Web Services
2 18 (15.52%) .NET
3 12 (10.34%) LAMP
4 11 (9.48%) Middleware
4 11 (9.48%) XML
5 7 (6.03%) J2EE
5 7 (6.03%) LEMP Stack
5 7 (6.03%) MCollective
6 6 (5.17%) ASP.NET
6 6 (5.17%) CSS
6 6 (5.17%) HTML
6 6 (5.17%) Java EE
6 6 (5.17%) SAML
7 4 (3.45%) EDI
7 4 (3.45%) ELK Stack
8 3 (2.59%) REST
8 3 (2.59%) WebCenter
9 2 (1.72%) CSS3
9 2 (1.72%) HTML5
9 2 (1.72%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.31%) Cryptography
2 5 (4.31%) PKI
3 4 (3.45%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.59%) Contactless
4 3 (2.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (2.59%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.72%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.72%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.72%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.72%) VSAM
6 1 (0.86%) Clustering
6 1 (0.86%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.86%) e-Health
6 1 (0.86%) Equities
6 1 (0.86%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.86%) SCADA
6 1 (0.86%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 59 (50.86%) Windows
2 47 (40.52%) Linux
3 40 (34.48%) Windows Server
4 23 (19.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (18.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (11.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (11.21%) Unix
7 10 (8.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.45%) Android
8 4 (3.45%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.72%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.72%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.72%) Mac OS X Server
9 2 (1.72%) Solaris
10 1 (0.86%) CentOS
10 1 (0.86%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.86%) VMS
10 1 (0.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.41%) ITIL
2 11 (9.48%) Configuration Management
2 11 (9.48%) High Availability
3 10 (8.62%) Incident Management
3 10 (8.62%) Service Management
4 9 (7.76%) Open Source
5 8 (6.90%) Change Management
5 8 (6.90%) DevOps
6 6 (5.17%) Problem Management
6 6 (5.17%) Service Delivery
7 5 (4.31%) Change Control
8 4 (3.45%) Data Protection
8 4 (3.45%) Project Management
8 4 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (3.45%) Web Development
8 4 (3.45%) Web Operations
8 4 (3.45%) Workflow
9 3 (2.59%) Issue Tracking
9 3 (2.59%) Time Management
9 3 (2.59%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 44 (37.93%) SQL
2 30 (25.86%) Perl
3 25 (21.55%) PowerShell
4 24 (20.69%) Java
5 20 (17.24%) Python
6 13 (11.21%) Shell Script
7 12 (10.34%) PHP
8 10 (8.62%) JavaScript
9 7 (6.03%) Bash Shell
9 7 (6.03%) C#
9 7 (6.03%) PL/SQL
10 6 (5.17%) VB
11 4 (3.45%) AWK
11 4 (3.45%) sed
11 4 (3.45%) VBA
12 3 (2.59%) C++
12 3 (2.59%) Ruby
13 2 (1.72%) Assembly Language
13 2 (1.72%) COBOL
13 2 (1.72%) JCL
Qualifications
1 15 (12.93%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.34%) Degree
3 8 (6.90%) MCSE
3 8 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.17%) DV Cleared
4 6 (5.17%) MCSA
5 5 (4.31%) MCP
6 4 (3.45%) CCNA
6 4 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.72%) HNC
7 2 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.72%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.86%) CISSP
8 1 (0.86%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.76%) SLA
2 2 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (12.93%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.03%) qmail
3 7 (6.03%) Squid
4 3 (2.59%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.59%) Samba
5 2 (1.72%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (1.72%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (1.72%) XenServer
6 1 (0.86%) NFS
6 1 (0.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (15.52%) Nagios
1 18 (15.52%) Puppet
2 12 (10.34%) Cacti
3 8 (6.90%) WSUS
3 8 (6.90%) ZABBIX
4 7 (6.03%) collectd
4 7 (6.03%) Ganglia
4 7 (6.03%) Graphite
4 7 (6.03%) logstash
5 5 (4.31%) Ansible
5 5 (4.31%) SCCM
5 5 (4.31%) yum
6 4 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (3.45%) NetBackup
6 4 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (3.45%) SCOM
7 3 (2.59%) SCSM
8 1 (0.86%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.86%) Windows Intune
8 1 (0.86%) WMI
Vendors
1 35 (30.17%) Microsoft
2 22 (18.97%) VMware
3 21 (18.10%) Oracle
4 13 (11.21%) Red Hat
5 9 (7.76%) Cisco
6 8 (6.90%) Splunk
7 7 (6.03%) Remedy
8 5 (4.31%) Rackspace
9 4 (3.45%) CA
9 4 (3.45%) Citrix
9 4 (3.45%) CommVault
9 4 (3.45%) IBM
9 4 (3.45%) Intel Security
9 4 (3.45%) Symantec
10 3 (2.59%) F5
11 2 (1.72%) Apple
11 2 (1.72%) Google
11 2 (1.72%) Micro Focus
11 2 (1.72%) Northgate
11 2 (1.72%) Twitter
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