Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 786 760 774
Rank change year-on-year -26 +14 -20
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Engineer 76 95 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.080% 0.097% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.10% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 72 60
England median daily rate £400 £370 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +8.82% -6.85%
10th Percentile £167 £213 £220
90th Percentile £600 £438 £476
UK median daily rate £375 £370 £330
% change year-on-year +1.35% +12.12% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 9
England median hourly rate £25.00 - £19.00
10th Percentile £13.60 - £15.75
90th Percentile £133.95 - £40.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 - £19.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89838 92421 99413
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.75% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59916 60828 64292
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2650 3012 3838
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.85 £46.94 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%

Applications Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Applications Support Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 24 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support Engineer in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -9 36 £425 +12.58% 12
East of England -1 9 £170 -8.11% 3
South East -15 9 £350 -5.41% 8
North of England +55 8 £329 -3.31% 4
Midlands +37 7 £258 -24.26% 3
South West -6 7 £250 -35.48% 6
West Midlands - 5 £148 - 3
Yorkshire +24 4 £313 -2.34% 2
North East +64 2 £338 -
North West +28 2 £320 -13.51% 2
East Midlands 0 2 £385 +13.24%
Applications Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 32 (42.11%) SQL
2 30 (39.47%) Windows
3 22 (28.95%) Oracle
4 20 (26.32%) Microsoft
5 19 (25.00%) Linux
6 16 (21.05%) Finance
7 15 (19.74%) Java
8 14 (18.42%) SQL Server
9 13 (17.11%) ITIL
9 13 (17.11%) Unix
9 13 (17.11%) Windows Server
10 11 (14.47%) Service Delivery
10 11 (14.47%) Security Cleared
11 10 (13.16%) VMware
11 10 (13.16%) PL/SQL
11 10 (13.16%) TIBCO
11 10 (13.16%) Rendezvous
12 9 (11.84%) WebLogic
12 9 (11.84%) Incident Management
13 8 (10.53%) REST
13 8 (10.53%) Web Services
13 8 (10.53%) JBoss
13 8 (10.53%) Middleware
13 8 (10.53%) Shell Script
14 6 (7.89%) Root Cause Analysis
14 6 (7.89%) ITIL V3
14 6 (7.89%) SC Cleared
14 6 (7.89%) Windows 7
14 6 (7.89%) SLA
14 6 (7.89%) Tomcat

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 9 (11.84%) WebLogic
2 8 (10.53%) JBoss
3 6 (7.89%) IIS
3 6 (7.89%) Tomcat
4 5 (6.58%) Apache
5 2 (2.63%) Drupal
5 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.32%) Confluence
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.32%) SAS
6 1 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.32%) WildFly
Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.32%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.26%) Office 365
2 3 (3.95%) GitHub
3 2 (2.63%) G Suite
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) Internet
1 4 (5.26%) LAN
1 4 (5.26%) VPN
2 3 (3.95%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.63%) Firewall
4 1 (1.32%) DVB
4 1 (1.32%) Network Security
4 1 (1.32%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.58%) MySQL
3 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.95%) Data Mining
4 3 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.95%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.95%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.63%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.32%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.95%) JIRA
3 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.32%) MSI
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.32%) Subversion
General
1 16 (21.05%) Finance
2 6 (7.89%) Banking
3 4 (5.26%) Back Office
4 3 (3.95%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.95%) Publishing
5 2 (2.63%) Military
6 1 (1.32%) Front Office
6 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.16%) Rendezvous
2 8 (10.53%) Middleware
2 8 (10.53%) REST
2 8 (10.53%) Web Services
3 6 (7.89%) SOAP
4 5 (6.58%) .NET
5 3 (3.95%) HTML
5 3 (3.95%) J2EE
6 2 (2.63%) Java EE
7 1 (1.32%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.32%) Apache Camel
7 1 (1.32%) JAX-RS
7 1 (1.32%) JTS
7 1 (1.32%) Node.js
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (1.32%) RESTful
7 1 (1.32%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (1.32%) WSH
7 1 (1.32%) XML
7 1 (1.32%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.95%) Video on Demand
3 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.32%) Clustering
4 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.32%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.32%) Equities
4 1 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.32%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.32%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.32%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.32%) STB
Operating Systems
1 30 (39.47%) Windows
2 19 (25.00%) Linux
3 13 (17.11%) Unix
3 13 (17.11%) Windows Server
4 6 (7.89%) Windows 7
5 5 (6.58%) Windows 10
6 4 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.32%) Android
8 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.32%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.32%) OpenVMS
8 1 (1.32%) Solaris
8 1 (1.32%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.32%) VMS
8 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.11%) ITIL
2 11 (14.47%) Service Delivery
3 9 (11.84%) Incident Management
4 6 (7.89%) ITIL V3
4 6 (7.89%) Migration
4 6 (7.89%) Project Management
4 6 (7.89%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (6.58%) DevOps
5 5 (6.58%) Problem Management
6 4 (5.26%) Change Management
6 4 (5.26%) CRM
6 4 (5.26%) Microservices
6 4 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (5.26%) Software Engineering
6 4 (5.26%) Validation
7 3 (3.95%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (3.95%) DRM
7 3 (3.95%) Identity Management
7 3 (3.95%) ITSM
7 3 (3.95%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (42.11%) SQL
2 15 (19.74%) Java
3 10 (13.16%) PL/SQL
4 8 (10.53%) Shell Script
5 5 (6.58%) PowerShell
6 4 (5.26%) PHP
7 3 (3.95%) Perl
7 3 (3.95%) Python
8 2 (2.63%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.63%) VBA
9 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.32%) C
9 1 (1.32%) C#
9 1 (1.32%) C++
9 1 (1.32%) Ruby
9 1 (1.32%) VB
9 1 (1.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (14.47%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.58%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.32%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.89%) SLA
2 4 (5.26%) QA
3 1 (1.32%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.95%) Docker
1 3 (3.95%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.32%) KVM
3 1 (1.32%) Xen
3 1 (1.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (6.58%) SCCM
2 3 (3.95%) Puppet
2 3 (3.95%) TIBCO Hawk
3 2 (2.63%) Nagios
4 1 (1.32%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.32%) Ansible
4 1 (1.32%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.32%) Stealthwatch
4 1 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.32%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.32%) WMI
4 1 (1.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (28.95%) Oracle
2 20 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 10 (13.16%) TIBCO
3 10 (13.16%) VMware
4 4 (5.26%) Cisco
5 3 (3.95%) CA
5 3 (3.95%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.63%) Capita
6 2 (2.63%) Citrix
6 2 (2.63%) Google
7 1 (1.32%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.32%) BT
7 1 (1.32%) Civica
7 1 (1.32%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.32%) HP
7 1 (1.32%) NetMotion Wireless
7 1 (1.32%) OpenLink
7 1 (1.32%) Sybase