The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Applications Engineer
Rank 64 68 75
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 12 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.22% 0.46% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 0.48% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 2
Average daily rate £338 £421 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.83% -11.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £63.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £22.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -33.82%
Applications Engineer
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
927 834 924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 94.11% 95.21% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 447 440
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £550 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 22 33
Average hourly rate £45.00 £19.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.76% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £42.50 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Applications Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Applications Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Applications Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Applications Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Applications Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Applications Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Applications Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 14 (66.67%) DNS
2 11 (52.38%) Perl
2 11 (52.38%) Linux
2 11 (52.38%) Python
3 10 (47.62%) VMware
4 9 (42.86%) Configuration Management
4 9 (42.86%) Windows
4 9 (42.86%) Puppet
5 7 (33.33%) High Availability
5 7 (33.33%) Splunk
5 7 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (33.33%) nginx
5 7 (33.33%) ZABBIX
5 7 (33.33%) Cacti
5 7 (33.33%) Ganglia
5 7 (33.33%) qmail
5 7 (33.33%) OpenStack
5 7 (33.33%) MCollective
5 7 (33.33%) collectd
5 7 (33.33%) logstash
5 7 (33.33%) Graphite
5 7 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 7 (33.33%) LEMP Stack
5 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 7 (33.33%) SSL
5 7 (33.33%) SMTP
5 7 (33.33%) HTTP
5 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 7 (33.33%) LDAP
5 7 (33.33%) Apache

Applications Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 7 (33.33%) Apache
1 7 (33.33%) JBoss
1 7 (33.33%) nginx
1 7 (33.33%) OpenStack
1 7 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 7 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 6 (28.57%) IIS
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 7 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (66.67%) DNS
2 7 (33.33%) HTTP
2 7 (33.33%) LDAP
2 7 (33.33%) SMTP
2 7 (33.33%) SSL
2 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 6 (28.57%) iSCSI
4 1 (4.76%) DHCP
4 1 (4.76%) Firewall
4 1 (4.76%) IPv4
4 1 (4.76%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) MySQL
1 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Appcelerator Titanium
1 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) LAMP
1 7 (33.33%) LEMP Stack
1 7 (33.33%) MCollective
1 7 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Fat Client
2 2 (9.52%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.76%) Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.76%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Linux
2 9 (42.86%) Windows
3 7 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 4 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (9.52%) Android
5 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Configuration Management
2 7 (33.33%) High Availability
3 4 (19.05%) Incident Management
3 4 (19.05%) ITIL
4 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
4 2 (9.52%) Time Management
4 2 (9.52%) Workflow
5 1 (4.76%) Android Development
5 1 (4.76%) iOS Development
5 1 (4.76%) OO
5 1 (4.76%) OOP
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.76%) SDLC
5 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) Perl
1 11 (52.38%) Python
2 7 (33.33%) SQL
3 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
4 4 (19.05%) AWK
4 4 (19.05%) Bash Shell
4 4 (19.05%) sed
4 4 (19.05%) Shell Script
5 2 (9.52%) Java
6 1 (4.76%) Apple Swift
6 1 (4.76%) C++
6 1 (4.76%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) CCNA
1 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (9.52%) HNC
1 2 (9.52%) MCSE
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (9.52%) RHCSA
2 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) qmail
1 7 (33.33%) Squid
2 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.52%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (9.52%) XenServer
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (4.76%) vSphere
4 1 (4.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (42.86%) Puppet
2 7 (33.33%) Cacti
2 7 (33.33%) collectd
2 7 (33.33%) Ganglia
2 7 (33.33%) Graphite
2 7 (33.33%) logstash
2 7 (33.33%) Nagios
2 7 (33.33%) ZABBIX
3 2 (9.52%) SCCM
4 1 (4.76%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (4.76%) HP SIM
4 1 (4.76%) SCOM
4 1 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) VMware
2 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (33.33%) Splunk
3 4 (19.05%) Red Hat
3 4 (19.05%) Remedy
4 2 (9.52%) IBM
5 1 (4.76%) ArcSight
5 1 (4.76%) Citrix
5 1 (4.76%) EMC
5 1 (4.76%) HP
5 1 (4.76%) Lumension
5 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds