The median contractor rate for an Applications Support Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Application Support Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 544 579 588
Rank change year-on-year +35 +9  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Engineer 44 41 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.083% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.087% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 30 15
Median daily rate £350 £349 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.35% +16.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £236 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £450 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -1.42% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £15.68

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40726 46972 48452
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.05% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26580 31013 30938
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1241 1367 1887
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Applications Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Applications Support Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support Engineer in England

Applications Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Applications Support Engineer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Support Engineer in England

Applications Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support Engineer in England over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Support Engineer in England

Applications Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Support Engineer in England

Applications Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +11 19 £390 +30.00% 20
South East +1 9 £306 -23.43% 8
South West +5 5 £350 +0.71% 1
North East - 5 £338 - 1
East Midlands - 4 £380 -
North West +23 1 £325 - 3
East of England -7 1 £375 +7.91% 1
Applications Support Engineer
UK

Applications Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Applications Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Applications Support Engineer in the job title.

1 36 (49.32%) SQL
2 26 (35.62%) Oracle
2 26 (35.62%) Windows
3 21 (28.77%) Security Cleared
4 20 (27.40%) SQL Server
5 18 (24.66%) Linux
6 16 (21.92%) C#
6 16 (21.92%) DV Cleared
7 15 (20.55%) .NET
8 13 (17.81%) Unix
8 13 (17.81%) Shell Script
8 13 (17.81%) Finance
8 13 (17.81%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (16.44%) VBA
9 12 (16.44%) Microsoft
10 11 (15.07%) Workflow
11 10 (13.70%) Java
11 10 (13.70%) XML
12 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Office
12 9 (12.33%) Visual Studio
12 9 (12.33%) HTML
12 9 (12.33%) Oracle Reports
12 9 (12.33%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 9 (12.33%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (12.33%) WF
12 9 (12.33%) TDD
12 9 (12.33%) NUnit
12 9 (12.33%) Incident Management
13 8 (10.96%) Billing
13 8 (10.96%) .NET Framework

Applications Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (8.22%) WebLogic
2 5 (6.85%) IIS
2 5 (6.85%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.48%) Apache
3 4 (5.48%) Drupal
3 4 (5.48%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.11%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.74%) Documentum
5 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.74%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.37%) Confluence
6 1 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.37%) FileNet
6 1 (1.37%) JBoss
6 1 (1.37%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.37%) Mule ESB
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.37%) SAS
6 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.74%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (10.96%) Oracle EBS R12
1 8 (10.96%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.37%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.48%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.11%) DNS
3 2 (2.74%) Firewall
3 2 (2.74%) PuTTY
3 2 (2.74%) Skype
3 2 (2.74%) WinSCP
4 1 (1.37%) DVB
4 1 (1.37%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.37%) Internet
4 1 (1.37%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.37%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (1.37%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (27.40%) SQL Server
2 13 (17.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (12.33%) Oracle Reports
3 9 (12.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (10.96%) MySQL
5 4 (5.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (4.11%) Oracle Database
6 3 (4.11%) Relational Database
6 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (2.74%) Big Data
7 2 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.74%) EDRMS
7 2 (2.74%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.37%) MS Access
8 1 (1.37%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (12.33%) NUnit
1 9 (12.33%) Visual Studio
1 9 (12.33%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 3 (4.11%) JIRA
3 1 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.37%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.37%) Subversion
General
1 13 (17.81%) Finance
2 8 (10.96%) Billing
3 6 (8.22%) Banking
4 2 (2.74%) Military
5 1 (1.37%) Back Office
5 1 (1.37%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.37%) Front Office
5 1 (1.37%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.37%) Japanese Language
5 1 (1.37%) Publishing
5 1 (1.37%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.55%) .NET
2 10 (13.70%) XML
3 9 (12.33%) HTML
3 9 (12.33%) WF
4 8 (10.96%) .NET Framework
5 7 (9.59%) XSLT
6 5 (6.85%) Web Services
7 4 (5.48%) CSS
7 4 (5.48%) XHTML
8 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET
8 3 (4.11%) Middleware
8 3 (4.11%) SOAP
9 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (2.74%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (2.74%) Hibernate
9 2 (2.74%) Java EE
9 2 (2.74%) Regular Expression
9 2 (2.74%) REST
9 2 (2.74%) RESTful
10 1 (1.37%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.11%) Clustering
1 3 (4.11%) Management Information System
1 3 (4.11%) Video on Demand
2 2 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.37%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.37%) Derivative
3 1 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.37%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.37%) Market Risk
3 1 (1.37%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.37%) STB
3 1 (1.37%) Tandem
3 1 (1.37%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 26 (35.62%) Windows
2 18 (24.66%) Linux
3 13 (17.81%) Unix
4 7 (9.59%) Windows Server
5 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.74%) CentOS
8 1 (1.37%) AIX
8 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.37%) Solaris
8 1 (1.37%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.07%) Workflow
2 9 (12.33%) Incident Management
2 9 (12.33%) TDD
3 8 (10.96%) ITIL
3 8 (10.96%) Regression Testing
4 6 (8.22%) DevOps
4 6 (8.22%) E-Commerce
5 5 (6.85%) Change Management
5 5 (6.85%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (5.48%) Problem Management
6 4 (5.48%) Project Management
6 4 (5.48%) Records Management
7 3 (4.11%) Application Performance Management
7 3 (4.11%) CRM
7 3 (4.11%) DRM
7 3 (4.11%) ETL
7 3 (4.11%) Performance Management
7 3 (4.11%) Statistics
7 3 (4.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (49.32%) SQL
2 16 (21.92%) C#
3 13 (17.81%) Shell Script
4 12 (16.44%) VBA
5 10 (13.70%) Java
6 7 (9.59%) PHP
6 7 (9.59%) T-SQL
7 6 (8.22%) Perl
8 4 (5.48%) JavaScript
8 4 (5.48%) PowerShell
8 4 (5.48%) XPath
9 3 (4.11%) Python
10 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.74%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.37%) C
11 1 (1.37%) C++
11 1 (1.37%) JCL
11 1 (1.37%) Ruby
11 1 (1.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (28.77%) Security Cleared
2 16 (21.92%) DV Cleared
3 7 (9.59%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.37%) Degree
4 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.37%) MCSE
4 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.85%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.74%) XenServer
4 1 (1.37%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.37%) KVM
4 1 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.37%) vSphere
4 1 (1.37%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (4.11%) Puppet
2 2 (2.74%) Ansible
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.37%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.37%) Kibana
3 1 (1.37%) logstash
3 1 (1.37%) Nagios
3 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.37%) SCCM
3 1 (1.37%) SCOM
3 1 (1.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.37%) Webmin
3 1 (1.37%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 26 (35.62%) Oracle
2 12 (16.44%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.85%) VMware
4 3 (4.11%) CA
4 3 (4.11%) Cisco
4 3 (4.11%) Splunk
5 2 (2.74%) Citrix
6 1 (1.37%) Altiris
6 1 (1.37%) Apple
6 1 (1.37%) Avaya
6 1 (1.37%) BEA
6 1 (1.37%) Dell
6 1 (1.37%) Epicor
6 1 (1.37%) Genesys
6 1 (1.37%) HP
6 1 (1.37%) IBM
6 1 (1.37%) Informatica
6 1 (1.37%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.37%) Sybase