The median contractor rate for an Applications Support Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 562 606 602
Rank change year-on-year +44 -4  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Engineer 48 48 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.089% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.094% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 34 16
Median daily rate £350 £315 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +0.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £229 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £477
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £355 £325
% change year-on-year -4.22% +9.23%  
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. 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 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 27 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
England +26 45 £350 +4.47% 37
London +8 19 £390 +30.00% 17
South East +8 9 £306 -23.43% 7
South West +5 6 £350 +0.71% 1
North East - 5 £338 - 1
Oxfordshire -3 4 £250 -28.57%
East Midlands - 4 £380 -
Gloucestershire +13 2 - -
Bristol -1 2 £350 -
Wales -3 2 £500 -
City of London -5 2 £350 +16.66% 4
Oxford - 2 £256 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £378 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £275 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £275 -
West Wales - 2 £500 -
Swansea - 2 £500 -
Scotland +29 1 - -
Berkshire +22 1 £350 -6.66%
North West +20 1 £325 - 3
Manchester +15 1 £325 - 1
Glasgow +7 1 - -
Surrey +1 1 £495 +18.20% 2
Wiltshire 0 1 - -
East of England -1 1 £375 - 2
Dorset - 1 £250 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £375 - 1
Brentford - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £420 -
Kent - 1 £338 -

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 featuring Applications Support Engineer in the job title.

1 36 (42.86%) SQL
2 30 (35.71%) Security Cleared
3 28 (33.33%) Windows
4 26 (30.95%) Oracle
5 20 (23.81%) SQL Server
5 20 (23.81%) DV Cleared
6 19 (22.62%) Java
7 18 (21.43%) Linux
8 16 (19.05%) C#
8 16 (19.05%) SC Cleared
9 15 (17.86%) .NET
10 13 (15.48%) Unix
10 13 (15.48%) Shell Script
10 13 (15.48%) Finance
10 13 (15.48%) SQL Server 2008
10 13 (15.48%) Problem Management
11 12 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (14.29%) VBA
11 12 (14.29%) Microsoft
12 11 (13.10%) Workflow
13 10 (11.90%) XML
13 10 (11.90%) Microsoft Office
14 9 (10.71%) Visual Studio
14 9 (10.71%) HTML
14 9 (10.71%) Oracle Reports
14 9 (10.71%) SQL Server 2012
14 9 (10.71%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
14 9 (10.71%) TDD
14 9 (10.71%) NUnit
14 9 (10.71%) WF

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 6 (7.14%) WebLogic
2 5 (5.95%) IIS
2 5 (5.95%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.76%) Apache
3 4 (4.76%) Drupal
3 4 (4.76%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.57%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.38%) Documentum
5 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.38%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.19%) Confluence
6 1 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.19%) FileNet
6 1 (1.19%) JBoss
6 1 (1.19%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.19%) Mule ESB
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.19%) SAS
6 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (11.90%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.38%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (9.52%) Oracle EBS R12
1 8 (9.52%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.19%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.57%) DNS
3 2 (2.38%) Firewall
3 2 (2.38%) PuTTY
3 2 (2.38%) Skype
3 2 (2.38%) WinSCP
4 1 (1.19%) DVB
4 1 (1.19%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.19%) Internet
4 1 (1.19%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.19%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (1.19%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 13 (15.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (10.71%) Oracle Reports
3 9 (10.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (9.52%) MySQL
5 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.57%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.57%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (2.38%) Big Data
7 2 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.38%) EDRMS
7 2 (2.38%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.19%) MS Access
8 1 (1.19%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (10.71%) NUnit
1 9 (10.71%) Visual Studio
1 9 (10.71%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 3 (3.57%) JIRA
3 1 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.19%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.19%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.19%) Subversion
General
1 13 (15.48%) Finance
2 8 (9.52%) Billing
3 6 (7.14%) Banking
4 2 (2.38%) Military
5 1 (1.19%) Back Office
5 1 (1.19%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.19%) Front Office
5 1 (1.19%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.19%) Japanese Language
5 1 (1.19%) Publishing
5 1 (1.19%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.86%) .NET
2 10 (11.90%) XML
3 9 (10.71%) HTML
3 9 (10.71%) WF
4 8 (9.52%) .NET Framework
5 7 (8.33%) XSLT
6 5 (5.95%) Web Services
7 4 (4.76%) CSS
7 4 (4.76%) XHTML
8 3 (3.57%) ASP.NET
8 3 (3.57%) Middleware
8 3 (3.57%) SOAP
9 2 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (2.38%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (2.38%) Hibernate
9 2 (2.38%) Java EE
9 2 (2.38%) Regular Expression
9 2 (2.38%) REST
9 2 (2.38%) RESTful
10 1 (1.19%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.57%) Clustering
1 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
1 3 (3.57%) Video on Demand
2 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.19%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.19%) Derivative
3 1 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.19%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.19%) Market Risk
3 1 (1.19%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.19%) STB
3 1 (1.19%) Tandem
3 1 (1.19%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 28 (33.33%) Windows
2 18 (21.43%) Linux
3 13 (15.48%) Unix
4 8 (9.52%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.57%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.38%) CentOS
8 1 (1.19%) AIX
8 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.19%) Solaris
8 1 (1.19%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.48%) Problem Management
2 12 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (13.10%) Workflow
4 9 (10.71%) Incident Management
4 9 (10.71%) TDD
5 8 (9.52%) ITIL
5 8 (9.52%) Regression Testing
6 6 (7.14%) DevOps
6 6 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 5 (5.95%) Change Management
7 5 (5.95%) Mentoring
7 5 (5.95%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (5.95%) Software Delivery
7 5 (5.95%) Software Engineering
8 4 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (4.76%) Project Management
8 4 (4.76%) Records Management
9 3 (3.57%) Application Performance Management
9 3 (3.57%) CRM
9 3 (3.57%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 36 (42.86%) SQL
2 19 (22.62%) Java
3 16 (19.05%) C#
4 13 (15.48%) Shell Script
5 12 (14.29%) VBA
6 7 (8.33%) PHP
6 7 (8.33%) T-SQL
7 6 (7.14%) Perl
8 5 (5.95%) PowerShell
9 4 (4.76%) JavaScript
9 4 (4.76%) XPath
10 3 (3.57%) Python
11 2 (2.38%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.38%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.19%) C
12 1 (1.19%) C++
12 1 (1.19%) JCL
12 1 (1.19%) Ruby
12 1 (1.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 20 (23.81%) DV Cleared
3 16 (19.05%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) Degree
4 1 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.19%) MCSE
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.38%) XenServer
4 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.19%) KVM
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.19%) vSphere
4 1 (1.19%) Xen
4 1 (1.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) Puppet
2 2 (2.38%) Ansible
2 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (2.38%) SCCM
3 1 (1.19%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.19%) Kibana
3 1 (1.19%) logstash
3 1 (1.19%) Nagios
3 1 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.19%) SCOM
3 1 (1.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.19%) Webmin
3 1 (1.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 26 (30.95%) Oracle
2 12 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.95%) VMware
4 3 (3.57%) CA
4 3 (3.57%) Cisco
4 3 (3.57%) Citrix
4 3 (3.57%) Splunk
5 1 (1.19%) Altiris
5 1 (1.19%) Apple
5 1 (1.19%) Avaya
5 1 (1.19%) BEA
5 1 (1.19%) Dell
5 1 (1.19%) Epicor
5 1 (1.19%) Genesys
5 1 (1.19%) HP
5 1 (1.19%) IBM
5 1 (1.19%) Informatica
5 1 (1.19%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.19%) Sybase