Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support Engineer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 796 784 790
Rank change year-on-year -12 +6 +20
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Engineer 83 104 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.081% 0.100% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.11% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 79 59
UK median daily rate £388 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.73% +5.71% -5.73%
10th Percentile £206 £211 £220
90th Percentile £600 £439 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £366 £325
% change year-on-year -7.85% +12.69% -9.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 9
UK median hourly rate £24.00 - £19.00
10th Percentile £12.05 - £15.75
90th Percentile £118.60 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 - £20.75

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Applications Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support Engineer in the UK

Applications Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Support Engineer in the UK

Applications Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support Engineer over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Support Engineer in the UK

Applications Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Support Engineer in the UK

Applications Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support Engineer over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Applications Support Engineer in the UK

Applications Support Engineer
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 20 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
England +10 78 £400 +8.11% 45
UK excluding London +12 45 £338 -7.85% 32
London -12 38 £425 +12.58% 14
South East -13 10 £350 -5.41% 10
North of England +58 9 £338 -0.74% 4
East of England -17 8 £168 -9.05% 5
South West +6 7 £250 -33.33% 5
Midlands +25 6 £345 +1.47% 7
Scotland -17 5 £338 +16.38% 1
Yorkshire +13 4 £313 -2.34% 3
West Midlands - 4 £125 - 4
North East +64 3 £338 -
North West +20 2 £320 -13.51% 1
East Midlands +3 2 £385 +13.24% 3

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 featuring Applications Support Engineer in the job title.

1 37 (44.58%) SQL
2 34 (40.96%) Windows
3 26 (31.33%) Oracle
4 24 (28.92%) Linux
5 19 (22.89%) Microsoft
6 16 (19.28%) Finance
7 15 (18.07%) SQL Server
7 15 (18.07%) Security Cleared
8 14 (16.87%) Incident Management
8 14 (16.87%) Java
8 14 (16.87%) Unix
9 12 (14.46%) ITIL
9 12 (14.46%) Shell Script
9 12 (14.46%) Windows Server
10 11 (13.25%) Service Delivery
11 10 (12.05%) VMware
11 10 (12.05%) TIBCO
11 10 (12.05%) Rendezvous
11 10 (12.05%) MySQL
12 9 (10.84%) SC Cleared
12 9 (10.84%) PHP
12 9 (10.84%) PL/SQL
13 8 (9.64%) WebLogic
13 8 (9.64%) Middleware
13 8 (9.64%) DV Cleared
14 7 (8.43%) REST
14 7 (8.43%) DevOps
14 7 (8.43%) IIS
14 7 (8.43%) Web Services
14 7 (8.43%) JBoss

Applications Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 8 (9.64%) WebLogic
2 7 (8.43%) IIS
2 7 (8.43%) JBoss
2 7 (8.43%) Tomcat
3 5 (6.02%) Apache
4 3 (3.61%) Drupal
5 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.20%) Confluence
6 1 (1.20%) nginx
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.20%) SAS
6 1 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.20%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.20%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.82%) Office 365
2 3 (3.61%) GitHub
3 2 (2.41%) G Suite
4 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.82%) Internet
1 4 (4.82%) LAN
1 4 (4.82%) VPN
2 3 (3.61%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.41%) Firewall
4 1 (1.20%) DVB
4 1 (1.20%) Network Security
4 1 (1.20%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.07%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.05%) MySQL
3 5 (6.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.61%) Data Mining
5 3 (3.61%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.61%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.41%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.20%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.61%) JIRA
3 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.20%) MSI
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.20%) Subversion
General
1 16 (19.28%) Finance
2 7 (8.43%) Banking
3 4 (4.82%) Back Office
4 3 (3.61%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.61%) Publishing
5 2 (2.41%) Military
6 1 (1.20%) Front Office
6 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.05%) Rendezvous
2 8 (9.64%) Middleware
3 7 (8.43%) REST
3 7 (8.43%) Web Services
4 5 (6.02%) .NET
4 5 (6.02%) SOAP
5 4 (4.82%) HTML
6 3 (3.61%) J2EE
7 2 (2.41%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (2.41%) Java EE
8 1 (1.20%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.20%) Apache Camel
8 1 (1.20%) JAX-RS
8 1 (1.20%) JSF
8 1 (1.20%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (1.20%) Node.js
8 1 (1.20%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (1.20%) RESTful
8 1 (1.20%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (1.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.61%) Video on Demand
3 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.20%) Clustering
4 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.20%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.20%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.20%) Equities
4 1 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.20%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.20%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.20%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.20%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.20%) STB
Operating Systems
1 34 (40.96%) Windows
2 24 (28.92%) Linux
3 14 (16.87%) Unix
4 12 (14.46%) Windows Server
5 6 (7.23%) Windows 7
6 5 (6.02%) Windows 10
7 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.20%) Android
9 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.20%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.20%) OpenVMS
9 1 (1.20%) Solaris
9 1 (1.20%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.20%) VMS
9 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.87%) Incident Management
2 12 (14.46%) ITIL
3 11 (13.25%) Service Delivery
4 7 (8.43%) DevOps
5 6 (7.23%) Migration
5 6 (7.23%) Network Management
5 6 (7.23%) Project Management
5 6 (7.23%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (6.02%) ITIL V3
6 5 (6.02%) Problem Management
7 4 (4.82%) Change Management
7 4 (4.82%) CRM
7 4 (4.82%) Microservices
7 4 (4.82%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (4.82%) Software Engineering
7 4 (4.82%) Validation
8 3 (3.61%) Application Performance Management
8 3 (3.61%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (3.61%) E-Commerce
8 3 (3.61%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 37 (44.58%) SQL
2 14 (16.87%) Java
3 12 (14.46%) Shell Script
4 9 (10.84%) PHP
4 9 (10.84%) PL/SQL
5 7 (8.43%) Perl
6 5 (6.02%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.82%) Python
8 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.41%) VBA
9 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.20%) C
9 1 (1.20%) C#
9 1 (1.20%) C++
9 1 (1.20%) Ruby
9 1 (1.20%) VB
9 1 (1.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (18.07%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.84%) SC Cleared
3 8 (9.64%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.20%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.20%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.23%) SLA
2 4 (4.82%) QA
3 2 (2.41%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.20%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (3.61%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.61%) Docker
1 3 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.20%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.20%) KVM
3 1 (1.20%) Xen
3 1 (1.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (6.02%) SCCM
2 4 (4.82%) Puppet
3 3 (3.61%) TIBCO Hawk
4 2 (2.41%) Ansible
4 2 (2.41%) Nagios
5 1 (1.20%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.20%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.20%) Stealthwatch
5 1 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.20%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.20%) WMI
5 1 (1.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 26 (31.33%) Oracle
2 19 (22.89%) Microsoft
3 10 (12.05%) TIBCO
3 10 (12.05%) VMware
4 4 (4.82%) Cisco
5 3 (3.61%) CA
5 3 (3.61%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.41%) Citrix
6 2 (2.41%) Google
7 1 (1.20%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.20%) BT
7 1 (1.20%) Capita
7 1 (1.20%) Civica
7 1 (1.20%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.20%) HP
7 1 (1.20%) NetMotion Wireless
7 1 (1.20%) OpenLink
7 1 (1.20%) Splunk
7 1 (1.20%) Sybase