The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Applications Engineer
Rank 599 580 547
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -33
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 21 31 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.057% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.061% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 12
Average daily rate
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£428 £399 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.21% +30.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £257 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £518 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £269 £323
% change year-on-year
+67.44% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 15
Average hourly rate £39.50 £37.80 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.49% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+4.49% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Applications Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Applications Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Applications Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Applications Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Applications Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Applications Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Applications Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Applications Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Applications Engineer
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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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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
England -35 21 £428 +7.21% 5
London +2 10 £345 -32.78%
South East -4 7 £450 - 1
City of London -7 5 £345 -
Hampshire - 4 £495 - 1
Hook - 3 £515 -
Crawley - 3 £428 -
West Sussex - 3 £428 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £350 - 1
South West - 2 £350 - 2
West Midlands -19 1 £500 +86.04%
East of England - 1 - - 2
Birmingham - 1 £500 -
Gloucester - 1 - - 1
Havant - 1 £450 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1

Applications Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 19 (36.54%) SQL
1 19 (36.54%) Windows
2 18 (34.62%) Linux
2 18 (34.62%) Java
3 16 (30.77%) IIS
4 13 (25.00%) ITIL
5 10 (19.23%) PowerShell
6 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
6 9 (17.31%) SQL Server
6 9 (17.31%) HTML
6 9 (17.31%) JavaScript
7 8 (15.38%) Tomcat
7 8 (15.38%) Python
7 8 (15.38%) Migration
7 8 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (13.46%) Shell Script
8 7 (13.46%) Perl
8 7 (13.46%) Oracle
9 6 (11.54%) JBoss
9 6 (11.54%) Apache
9 6 (11.54%) Web Services
9 6 (11.54%) XML
9 6 (11.54%) Client/Server
9 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
9 6 (11.54%) Service Delivery
9 6 (11.54%) DevOps
9 6 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (11.54%) Puppet
9 6 (11.54%) Splunk
9 6 (11.54%) Git (software)

Applications Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 16 (30.77%) IIS
2 8 (15.38%) Tomcat
3 6 (11.54%) JBoss
3 6 (11.54%) Apache
4 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.77%) OpenStack
4 3 (5.77%) WildFly
5 2 (3.85%) CMS
5 2 (3.85%) Node.js
6 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (3.85%) RMDS
1 2 (3.85%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) LAN
1 4 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.77%) SSL
3 2 (3.85%) DNS
3 2 (3.85%) PBX
3 2 (3.85%) VoIP
3 2 (3.85%) WAN
3 2 (3.85%) IP Telephony
3 2 (3.85%) Network Security
4 1 (1.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.31%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.92%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 5 (9.62%) MSI
3 4 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.77%) StarTeam
5 2 (3.85%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (11.54%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.92%) Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.31%) HTML
2 6 (11.54%) Web Services
2 6 (11.54%) XML
3 5 (9.62%) .NET
4 4 (7.69%) CSS
5 3 (5.77%) CGI
5 3 (5.77%) Middleware
6 2 (3.85%) SAML
6 2 (3.85%) XHTML
6 2 (3.85%) SOAP
6 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.85%) Ajax
6 2 (3.85%) RESTful
6 2 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (3.85%) React
7 1 (1.92%) OAuth
7 1 (1.92%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (1.92%) DCOM
7 1 (1.92%) Classic ASP
7 1 (1.92%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Client/Server
2 4 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.85%) CMDB
3 2 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (3.85%) Fixed Income
3 2 (3.85%) Clustering
3 2 (3.85%) IVR
4 1 (1.92%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.92%) iPhone
4 1 (1.92%) iPad
4 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.92%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 19 (36.54%) Windows
2 18 (34.62%) Linux
3 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (7.69%) UNIX
4 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.92%) CentOS
5 1 (1.92%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.92%) OS/2
5 1 (1.92%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.00%) ITIL
2 8 (15.38%) Migration
3 6 (11.54%) Service Delivery
3 6 (11.54%) Release Management
3 6 (11.54%) DevOps
4 5 (9.62%) E-Commerce
4 5 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (9.62%) SDLC
5 4 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 4 (7.69%) Project Management
5 4 (7.69%) Line Management
5 4 (7.69%) Load Balancing
6 3 (5.77%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (5.77%) Web Development
6 3 (5.77%) Data Migration
6 3 (5.77%) Unit Testing
6 3 (5.77%) Workflow
7 2 (3.85%) ITSM
7 2 (3.85%) Business Continuity
7 2 (3.85%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (36.54%) SQL
2 18 (34.62%) Java
3 10 (19.23%) PowerShell
4 9 (17.31%) JavaScript
5 8 (15.38%) Python
6 7 (13.46%) Shell Script
6 7 (13.46%) Perl
7 5 (9.62%) C++
8 4 (7.69%) Bash Shell
8 4 (7.69%) Ruby
9 3 (5.77%) C
9 3 (5.77%) C#
10 2 (3.85%) T-SQL
10 2 (3.85%) PHP
11 1 (1.92%) X++
11 1 (1.92%) C-shell
11 1 (1.92%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.92%) Assembly Language
11 1 (1.92%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.62%) DV Cleared
4 3 (5.77%) RHCE
5 2 (3.85%) CCNA
5 2 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.85%) PMP
5 2 (3.85%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (11.54%) Puppet
3 4 (7.69%) SCOM
3 4 (7.69%) SCOrch
3 4 (7.69%) StatsD
3 4 (7.69%) Ansible
3 4 (7.69%) Graphite
4 3 (5.77%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (5.77%) Vagrant
4 3 (5.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.92%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 7 (13.46%) Oracle
2 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.54%) Splunk
3 5 (9.62%) VMware
3 5 (9.62%) HP
4 4 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.85%) Sybase
5 2 (3.85%) BMC
5 2 (3.85%) CA
5 2 (3.85%) ION Trading
5 2 (3.85%) F5
5 2 (3.85%) ServiceNow
5 2 (3.85%) Cisco
6 1 (1.92%) Siebel
6 1 (1.92%) Apple
6 1 (1.92%) OpenText