The median contractor rate for a Applications Support Engineer was £380 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 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.

Application Support Engineer
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 569 594 584
Rank change year-on-year +25 -10  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Engineer 36 54 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.080% 0.10% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.11% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 39 26
Median daily rate £380 £300 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.66% -36.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £150 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £438 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £291 £263
% change year-on-year +33.16% +10.85%  
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1489 1590 2025
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Applications Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 29 March 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
Top 30 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 3 months to 29 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
England +26 29 £368 +22.50% 32
Wales +14 7 £475 -
Swansea - 6 £500 -
West Wales - 6 £500 -
East Midlands - 6 £388 - 1
Northamptonshire - 6 £388 -
London +13 5 £380 +20.63% 17
South East +4 4 £281 -1.31% 8
East of England -4 4 £298 -0.83% 1
South West -4 4 £325 -
Northampton - 4 £388 -
Surrey -1 3 £288 +74.24% 1
Bristol - 3 £400 -
North West +31 2 £240 - 4
North East -6 2 £400 +45.45%
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 2 £400 +45.45%
Tyne and Wear -9 2 £400 +45.45%
South Wales +15 1 £425 -
West Midlands +14 1 £200 -51.51%
Luton +9 1 £225 +50.00%
Cambridge +9 1 - -
Gloucestershire +5 1 £173 -
Cambridgeshire +3 1 - - 1
Norfolk -1 1 £370 +27.58%
Woking -1 1 £275 -35.29%
Bedfordshire -2 1 £225 +50.00%
Oxfordshire -6 1 £200 -32.65% 3
Oxford -7 1 £200 -32.65% 1
Chester - 1 £240 -
Hatfield - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 featuring Applications Support Engineer in the job title.

1 34 (40.00%) Windows
2 29 (34.12%) SQL
3 28 (32.94%) Linux
4 25 (29.41%) Oracle
5 24 (28.24%) Unix
6 23 (27.06%) Java
7 19 (22.35%) Perl
7 19 (22.35%) Problem Management
8 18 (21.18%) Finance
9 17 (20.00%) Security Cleared
10 16 (18.82%) Shell Script
11 15 (17.65%) Python
12 14 (16.47%) ITIL
13 13 (15.29%) SC Cleared
13 13 (15.29%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (12.94%) Regular Expression
14 11 (12.94%) Knowledge Management
14 11 (12.94%) SQL Server
14 11 (12.94%) Microsoft
15 10 (11.76%) WebLogic
16 9 (10.59%) IIS
16 9 (10.59%) SSL
16 9 (10.59%) Oracle Reports
17 8 (9.41%) MS Excel
17 8 (9.41%) E-Commerce
17 8 (9.41%) MS Office
17 8 (9.41%) .NET
17 8 (9.41%) Change Management
17 8 (9.41%) DV Cleared
17 8 (9.41%) User Acceptance Testing

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 10 (11.76%) WebLogic
2 9 (10.59%) IIS
3 7 (8.24%) Tomcat
4 5 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.88%) WebSphere
5 3 (3.53%) Apache
6 2 (2.35%) Documentum
6 2 (2.35%) MS Exchange
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%) SAS
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 8 (9.41%) MS Excel
1 8 (9.41%) MS Office
2 3 (3.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 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
2 2 (2.35%) Office 365
3 1 (1.18%) GitHub
3 1 (1.18%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.59%) SSL
2 6 (7.06%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.88%) DNS
3 5 (5.88%) VPN
4 4 (4.71%) Internet
4 4 (4.71%) LDAP
5 3 (3.53%) SSH
6 2 (2.35%) FTP
6 2 (2.35%) PuTTY
6 2 (2.35%) WinSCP
7 1 (1.18%) DHCP
7 1 (1.18%) SMTP
7 1 (1.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.94%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.59%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (9.41%) Oracle Database
4 5 (5.88%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.35%) Big Data
5 2 (2.35%) EDRMS
5 2 (2.35%) MS Access
5 2 (2.35%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.18%) Ingres
6 1 (1.18%) MySQL
6 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.18%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (1.18%) QlikView
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 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)
General
1 18 (21.18%) 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 11 (12.94%) Regular Expression
2 8 (9.41%) .NET
3 7 (8.24%) Middleware
4 5 (5.88%) WebCenter
4 5 (5.88%) XML
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%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.18%) COM+
6 1 (1.18%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.88%) Hedge funds
2 4 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.71%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.35%) EFT
3 2 (2.35%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.35%) Wiki
4 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.18%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.18%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.18%) NHS
4 1 (1.18%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (1.18%) PKI
4 1 (1.18%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 34 (40.00%) Windows
2 28 (32.94%) Linux
3 24 (28.24%) Unix
4 8 (9.41%) Windows 7
5 7 (8.24%) Windows Server
6 6 (7.06%) Windows 10
7 4 (4.71%) Mac OS
7 4 (4.71%) Solaris
8 3 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.18%) AIX
10 1 (1.18%) CentOS
10 1 (1.18%) MVS
10 1 (1.18%) VME
10 1 (1.18%) VMS
10 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.35%) Problem Management
2 14 (16.47%) ITIL
3 13 (15.29%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (12.94%) Knowledge Management
5 8 (9.41%) Change Management
5 8 (9.41%) E-Commerce
5 8 (9.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (8.24%) Mentoring
7 6 (7.06%) DevOps
7 6 (7.06%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 6 (7.06%) Regression Testing
8 5 (5.88%) Configuration Management
8 5 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
8 5 (5.88%) High Availability
8 5 (5.88%) Open Source
9 4 (4.71%) Automated Testing
9 4 (4.71%) CRM
9 4 (4.71%) PRINCE2
9 4 (4.71%) Service Management
9 4 (4.71%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 29 (34.12%) SQL
2 23 (27.06%) Java
3 19 (22.35%) Perl
4 16 (18.82%) Shell Script
5 15 (17.65%) Python
6 7 (8.24%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.71%) Bash Shell
7 4 (4.71%) C#
7 4 (4.71%) JavaScript
7 4 (4.71%) Ruby
8 3 (3.53%) C
8 3 (3.53%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.53%) VBA
9 1 (1.18%) C++
9 1 (1.18%) PHP
9 1 (1.18%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.18%) VB
9 1 (1.18%) VB6
Qualifications
1 17 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (15.29%) SC Cleared
3 8 (9.41%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.18%) MCAD
5 1 (1.18%) MCSA
5 1 (1.18%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) QA
1 2 (2.35%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 5 (5.88%) XenApp
1 5 (5.88%) XenDesktop
2 3 (3.53%) NFS
2 3 (3.53%) Samba
2 3 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.18%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.18%) VMware ESX
4 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 11 (12.94%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.41%) Splunk
4 6 (7.06%) Citrix
4 6 (7.06%) WorldPay
5 4 (4.71%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.71%) VMware
6 2 (2.35%) BEA
6 2 (2.35%) IBM
7 1 (1.18%) Alterian
7 1 (1.18%) Avaya
7 1 (1.18%) CA
7 1 (1.18%) Capita
7 1 (1.18%) Civica
7 1 (1.18%) Epicor
7 1 (1.18%) F5
7 1 (1.18%) IFS
7 1 (1.18%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.18%) Vignette
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