The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Applications Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Applications Engineer
Rank 476 476 450
Rank change year-on-year
0 -26
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 120 118 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.25% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.27% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 82 53
Average daily rate £338 £425 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +11.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £227 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 21
Average hourly rate £24.96 £22.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.91% -33.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £18.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.40 £34.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £22.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -33.82%
Applications Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44626 44477 42797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.57% 94.45% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29076 28059 25830
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1591 1795 1920
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Applications Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Applications Engineer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Applications Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Applications Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Applications Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Applications Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Applications Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Applications Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Applications Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Applications Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Applications Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +1 50 £369 -18.05% 25
South East +23 42 £338 -19.06% 17
North West -7 13 £322 +3.12% 5
West Midlands -11 6 £413 - 3
South West +6 5 £383 -4.37% 7
East of England -4 4 £280 +9.80% 3
Applications Engineer
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Applications Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Applications Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Engineer in their job title.

1 114 (48.51%) Windows
2 100 (42.55%) SQL
3 74 (31.49%) SQL Server
4 73 (31.06%) Windows Server
5 69 (29.36%) Microsoft
6 68 (28.94%) Linux
7 43 (18.30%) IIS
8 41 (17.45%) .NET
9 40 (17.02%) Windows Server 2012
10 38 (16.17%) PowerShell
11 37 (15.74%) ITIL
12 36 (15.32%) Perl
12 36 (15.32%) Windows Server 2008
13 35 (14.89%) Android
14 34 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
15 33 (14.04%) Java
15 33 (14.04%) Finance
16 32 (13.62%) DNS
17 29 (12.34%) Banking
18 28 (11.91%) Security Cleared
18 28 (11.91%) Apple iOS
19 27 (11.49%) Oracle
20 26 (11.06%) Windows Server 2003
20 26 (11.06%) Mobile App
21 25 (10.64%) Puppet
21 25 (10.64%) SQL Server 2008
21 25 (10.64%) Nagios
21 25 (10.64%) VMware
21 25 (10.64%) Python
21 25 (10.64%) TCP/IP

Applications Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Applications Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 43 (18.30%) IIS
2 23 (9.79%) Tomcat
3 20 (8.51%) Apache
4 12 (5.11%) WebLogic
4 12 (5.11%) WebSphere
5 11 (4.68%) JBoss
6 9 (3.83%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (3.83%) SharePoint
7 8 (3.40%) OpenStack
8 7 (2.98%) MS Exchange
8 7 (2.98%) nginx
9 6 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (2.55%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (2.13%) Skype for Business
11 4 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (1.28%) WebSphere Process Server
13 2 (0.85%) CICS
13 2 (0.85%) Confluence
14 1 (0.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 1 (0.43%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 23 (9.79%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.11%) MS Office
3 3 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.85%) MS Project
4 2 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.43%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 5 (2.13%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.85%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.43%) assyst
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.81%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.70%) Google Apps
4 3 (1.28%) IaaS
5 2 (0.85%) GitHub
5 2 (0.85%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.85%) Office 365
6 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.43%) CloudBees
6 1 (0.43%) PaaS
6 1 (0.43%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 32 (13.62%) DNS
2 25 (10.64%) TCP/IP
3 17 (7.23%) Firewall
4 14 (5.96%) LDAP
5 12 (5.11%) SSL
6 10 (4.26%) HTTP
7 8 (3.40%) Internet
7 8 (3.40%) SMTP
8 6 (2.55%) FTP
8 6 (2.55%) iSCSI
9 5 (2.13%) DHCP
10 4 (1.70%) VPN
11 3 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (1.28%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (1.28%) HTTPS
11 3 (1.28%) Network Security
11 3 (1.28%) SAN
11 3 (1.28%) SSH
12 2 (0.85%) Multicast
12 2 (0.85%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (31.49%) SQL Server
2 25 (10.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (8.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (5.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (3.83%) MySQL
5 9 (3.83%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (3.40%) Oracle Database
6 8 (3.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (2.55%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.70%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (1.70%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.28%) Big Data
9 3 (1.28%) SSDT
10 2 (0.85%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.85%) Easytrieve
10 2 (0.85%) MS Access
10 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.43%) Informix
11 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.43%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 13 (5.53%) Visual Studio
2 11 (4.68%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.83%) JIRA
3 9 (3.83%) TeamCity
4 7 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (2.55%) MSBuild
5 6 (2.55%) Selenium
5 6 (2.55%) Subversion
6 5 (2.13%) Jenkins
6 5 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (1.28%) Maven
7 3 (1.28%) MSI
8 2 (0.85%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.85%) Bugzilla
8 2 (0.85%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.85%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.85%) JUnit
8 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.85%) Trac
8 2 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 33 (14.04%) Finance
2 29 (12.34%) Banking
3 6 (2.55%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.13%) Law
5 4 (1.70%) Front Office
5 4 (1.70%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.28%) Billing
6 3 (1.28%) Games
7 2 (0.85%) Automotive
7 2 (0.85%) Local Government
7 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.85%) Publishing
7 2 (0.85%) Retail
8 1 (0.43%) Advertising
8 1 (0.43%) Back Office
8 1 (0.43%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.43%) Legal
8 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (17.45%) .NET
2 23 (9.79%) Web Services
3 16 (6.81%) XML
4 13 (5.53%) Middleware
5 11 (4.68%) ASP.NET
5 11 (4.68%) J2EE
6 9 (3.83%) LAMP
7 8 (3.40%) CSS
8 7 (2.98%) HTML
8 7 (2.98%) LEMP Stack
8 7 (2.98%) MCollective
9 6 (2.55%) MSMQ
9 6 (2.55%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (1.70%) EDI
10 4 (1.70%) ELK Stack
11 3 (1.28%) jQuery
11 3 (1.28%) Rendezvous
11 3 (1.28%) SAML
11 3 (1.28%) WebCenter
11 3 (1.28%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.06%) Mobile App
2 17 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.98%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.55%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.55%) User Experience
5 5 (2.13%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.13%) NHS
6 4 (1.70%) Clustering
6 4 (1.70%) Contactless
6 4 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.28%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.85%) Cryptography
8 2 (0.85%) e-Health
8 2 (0.85%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.85%) PKI
8 2 (0.85%) Statistics
8 2 (0.85%) Streaming Video
8 2 (0.85%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.85%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 114 (48.51%) Windows
2 73 (31.06%) Windows Server
3 68 (28.94%) Linux
4 40 (17.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (15.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (14.89%) Android
7 28 (11.91%) Apple iOS
8 26 (11.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (9.36%) Unix
10 19 (8.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (5.11%) Windows 7
12 6 (2.55%) Solaris
13 5 (2.13%) CentOS
14 4 (1.70%) AIX
14 4 (1.70%) Windows 2000
14 4 (1.70%) Windows 8
15 3 (1.28%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.85%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.85%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.85%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (15.74%) ITIL
2 34 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (9.79%) Migration
4 18 (7.66%) DevOps
5 17 (7.23%) Open Source
5 17 (7.23%) Scrum
6 15 (6.38%) Incident Management
6 15 (6.38%) Service Management
7 14 (5.96%) Configuration Management
7 14 (5.96%) Regression Testing
8 13 (5.53%) Change Management
8 13 (5.53%) High Availability
8 13 (5.53%) Release Management
9 12 (5.11%) Automated Testing
10 11 (4.68%) Black-Box Testing
10 11 (4.68%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (4.68%) Problem Management
11 10 (4.26%) E-Commerce
11 10 (4.26%) Software Engineering
12 9 (3.83%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 100 (42.55%) SQL
2 38 (16.17%) PowerShell
3 36 (15.32%) Perl
4 33 (14.04%) Java
5 25 (10.64%) Python
6 16 (6.81%) JavaScript
7 13 (5.53%) Shell Script
7 13 (5.53%) VB
8 11 (4.68%) C++
9 10 (4.26%) PHP
10 9 (3.83%) Bash Shell
10 9 (3.83%) C#
11 7 (2.98%) T-SQL
12 6 (2.55%) C
12 6 (2.55%) Ruby
13 5 (2.13%) VBA
14 4 (1.70%) AWK
14 4 (1.70%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.70%) sed
15 3 (1.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (11.91%) Security Cleared
2 18 (7.66%) Degree
3 16 (6.81%) SC Cleared
4 14 (5.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (5.53%) MCSE
6 8 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (3.40%) DV Cleared
6 8 (3.40%) MCP
6 8 (3.40%) MCSA
7 5 (2.13%) CCNA
7 5 (2.13%) CISSP
7 5 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (1.28%) CCNP
8 3 (1.28%) CISM
8 3 (1.28%) GSEC
9 2 (0.85%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.85%) HNC
9 2 (0.85%) MCDST
9 2 (0.85%) MCITP
9 2 (0.85%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.94%) QA
2 12 (5.11%) SLA
3 3 (1.28%) COBIT
3 3 (1.28%) ISO27002
4 2 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.43%) JTAG
System Software
1 24 (10.21%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.68%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (2.98%) qmail
3 7 (2.98%) Squid
4 6 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.55%) XenApp
5 3 (1.28%) Samba
5 3 (1.28%) vSphere
6 2 (0.85%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.85%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.85%) Time Sharing Option
6 2 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.85%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.85%) XenServer
7 1 (0.43%) Docker
7 1 (0.43%) NFS
Systems Management
1 25 (10.64%) Nagios
1 25 (10.64%) Puppet
2 14 (5.96%) ZABBIX
3 13 (5.53%) SCCM
4 12 (5.11%) Cacti
5 10 (4.26%) WSUS
6 7 (2.98%) collectd
6 7 (2.98%) Ganglia
6 7 (2.98%) Graphite
6 7 (2.98%) logstash
6 7 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (2.13%) Ansible
8 4 (1.70%) AppDNA
8 4 (1.70%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.70%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.70%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.70%) SCOM
9 3 (1.28%) Foglight
10 2 (0.85%) CiscoWorks
10 2 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 69 (29.36%) Microsoft
2 27 (11.49%) Oracle
3 25 (10.64%) VMware
4 18 (7.66%) Red Hat
5 17 (7.23%) IBM
6 14 (5.96%) Cisco
7 12 (5.11%) Citrix
7 12 (5.11%) Splunk
8 8 (3.40%) CA
9 7 (2.98%) EMC
9 7 (2.98%) Remedy
10 5 (2.13%) Intel Security
10 5 (2.13%) ION Trading
10 5 (2.13%) Rackspace
11 4 (1.70%) AppSense
11 4 (1.70%) CommVault
11 4 (1.70%) F5
11 4 (1.70%) Google
11 4 (1.70%) New Relic
11 4 (1.70%) Symantec
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