The median contractor rate for a Applications Support Engineer was £368 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Support Engineer
UK / England
Rank 554 564 566
Rank change year-on-year +10 +2  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Engineer 29 53 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.069% 0.11% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.11% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 40 27
Median daily rate £368 £305 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.49% -35.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £150 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £437 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £297 £300
% change year-on-year +30.47% -1.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £43.00 £63.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.74% +215.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £63.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -31.74% +215.00%  

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 39640 46520 45346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25778 30491 27853
Median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1455 1828
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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
East Midlands - 6 £388 - 1
London +10 5 £380 +20.63% 13
South East +12 4 £281 -3.35% 7
South West 0 4 £325 - 1
East of England -5 4 £298 -0.83%
North West +30 2 £240 - 4
North East -12 2 £400 +45.45%
West Midlands +7 1 £200 -51.51% 1
Applications Support Engineer
UK

Applications Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 39 (45.88%) Windows
2 34 (40.00%) SQL
3 31 (36.47%) Linux
4 28 (32.94%) Unix
5 25 (29.41%) Oracle
6 21 (24.71%) Perl
7 19 (22.35%) Finance
8 18 (21.18%) Shell Script
9 17 (20.00%) Java
9 17 (20.00%) ITIL
9 17 (20.00%) Python
10 13 (15.29%) Knowledge Management
10 13 (15.29%) Problem Management
10 13 (15.29%) Regular Expression
11 12 (14.12%) Microsoft
12 11 (12.94%) SQL Server
12 11 (12.94%) .NET
13 10 (11.76%) Security Cleared
13 10 (11.76%) WebLogic
14 9 (10.59%) Windows Server
14 9 (10.59%) IIS
14 9 (10.59%) MS Excel
14 9 (10.59%) Oracle Reports
14 9 (10.59%) SSL
14 9 (10.59%) PowerShell
15 8 (9.41%) User Acceptance Testing
15 8 (9.41%) Windows 7
15 8 (9.41%) Splunk
15 8 (9.41%) Oracle Database
15 8 (9.41%) E-Commerce

Applications Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 10 (11.76%) WebLogic
2 9 (10.59%) IIS
3 7 (8.24%) SharePoint
3 7 (8.24%) Tomcat
4 5 (5.88%) WebSphere
5 3 (3.53%) Apache
6 2 (2.35%) Documentum
6 2 (2.35%) SAS
7 1 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.18%) Drupal
7 1 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.18%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (10.59%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.41%) MS Office
3 3 (3.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (7.06%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (7.06%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.18%) OPENContractor
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.71%) IaaS
1 4 (4.71%) PaaS
1 4 (4.71%) SaaS
2 2 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.18%) GitHub
3 1 (1.18%) Office 365
3 1 (1.18%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.59%) SSL
2 6 (7.06%) LDAP
2 6 (7.06%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.88%) DNS
3 5 (5.88%) Internet
3 5 (5.88%) VPN
4 3 (3.53%) FTP
4 3 (3.53%) SSH
5 2 (2.35%) PuTTY
5 2 (2.35%) WinSCP
6 1 (1.18%) DHCP
6 1 (1.18%) LAN
6 1 (1.18%) SMTP
6 1 (1.18%) VLAN
6 1 (1.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.94%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.59%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (9.41%) Oracle Database
4 7 (8.24%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.53%) MS Access
6 2 (2.35%) Big Data
6 2 (2.35%) EDRMS
6 2 (2.35%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.18%) Ingres
7 1 (1.18%) MySQL
7 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.18%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (1.18%) QlikView
7 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.53%) JIRA
2 2 (2.35%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (2.35%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.18%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 19 (22.35%) Finance
2 6 (7.06%) Billing
2 6 (7.06%) Financial Institution
3 4 (4.71%) Banking
4 2 (2.35%) Back Office
5 1 (1.18%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.18%) Publishing
5 1 (1.18%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.29%) Regular Expression
2 11 (12.94%) .NET
3 7 (8.24%) Middleware
4 5 (5.88%) WebCenter
4 5 (5.88%) XML
5 2 (2.35%) COM+
5 2 (2.35%) Hibernate
5 2 (2.35%) HTML
5 2 (2.35%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (2.35%) J2EE
5 2 (2.35%) Java EE
5 2 (2.35%) JSP
5 2 (2.35%) Spring
5 2 (2.35%) Web Services
5 2 (2.35%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (2.35%) XSL
5 2 (2.35%) XSLT
6 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.18%) MSMQ
6 1 (1.18%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.88%) Hedge funds
3 4 (4.71%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.53%) EFT
5 2 (2.35%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.35%) Wiki
6 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.18%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.18%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.18%) NHS
6 1 (1.18%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (1.18%) PKI
6 1 (1.18%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 39 (45.88%) Windows
2 31 (36.47%) Linux
3 28 (32.94%) Unix
4 9 (10.59%) Windows Server
5 8 (9.41%) Windows 7
6 6 (7.06%) Mac OS
6 6 (7.06%) Windows 10
7 4 (4.71%) Solaris
8 3 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.18%) AIX
9 1 (1.18%) CentOS
9 1 (1.18%) MVS
9 1 (1.18%) VME
9 1 (1.18%) VMS
9 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.00%) ITIL
2 13 (15.29%) Knowledge Management
2 13 (15.29%) Problem Management
3 8 (9.41%) Change Management
3 8 (9.41%) E-Commerce
3 8 (9.41%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (8.24%) DevOps
5 6 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (7.06%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 6 (7.06%) Regression Testing
6 5 (5.88%) Configuration Management
6 5 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (5.88%) High Availability
6 5 (5.88%) Open Source
6 5 (5.88%) PRINCE2
6 5 (5.88%) Service Management
7 4 (4.71%) CRM
7 4 (4.71%) Mentoring
7 4 (4.71%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 34 (40.00%) SQL
2 21 (24.71%) Perl
3 18 (21.18%) Shell Script
4 17 (20.00%) Java
4 17 (20.00%) Python
5 9 (10.59%) PowerShell
6 6 (7.06%) C#
7 4 (4.71%) Bash Shell
7 4 (4.71%) JavaScript
7 4 (4.71%) Ruby
7 4 (4.71%) VBA
8 3 (3.53%) C
8 3 (3.53%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.35%) C++
9 2 (2.35%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.18%) PHP
10 1 (1.18%) VB
10 1 (1.18%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.06%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.88%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.35%) Degree
4 2 (2.35%) MCAD
4 2 (2.35%) MCSD
4 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.53%) QA
1 3 (3.53%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (7.06%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.88%) XenApp
2 5 (5.88%) XenDesktop
3 3 (3.53%) NFS
3 3 (3.53%) Samba
3 3 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.35%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.18%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.18%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.35%) Puppet
2 2 (2.35%) SCCM
3 1 (1.18%) Ansible
3 1 (1.18%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 1 (1.18%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (1.18%) Kibana
3 1 (1.18%) logstash
3 1 (1.18%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.18%) SCOM
3 1 (1.18%) Webmin
Vendors
1 25 (29.41%) Oracle
2 12 (14.12%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.41%) Splunk
4 7 (8.24%) Citrix
5 6 (7.06%) WorldPay
6 4 (4.71%) Red Hat
6 4 (4.71%) VMware
7 3 (3.53%) IBM
8 2 (2.35%) Alterian
8 2 (2.35%) BEA
9 1 (1.18%) Avaya
9 1 (1.18%) CA
9 1 (1.18%) Capita
9 1 (1.18%) Civica
9 1 (1.18%) Cognos
9 1 (1.18%) Epicor
9 1 (1.18%) F5
9 1 (1.18%) Intel Security
9 1 (1.18%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.18%) Salesforce.com