The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Applications Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Applications Engineer
Rank 533 514 500
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -14
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 94 123 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.24% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 77 103
Median daily rate £380 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £228 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £339 £360
% change year-on-year
+9.22% -5.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 8
Median hourly rate £48.75 £41.80 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.62% +111.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £17.75 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £45.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.75 £45.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +104.54%

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
47494 51855 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31084 33012 33811
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2028 2194
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

Applications Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Applications Engineer in the job title.

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 5 December 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

Applications Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Applications 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 Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -20 91 £380 +4.82% 43
London -5 44 £380 -15.55% 18
South East -8 19 £370 +4.22% 9
City of London -1 9 £388 -22.50% 3
West Sussex -1 9 £370 +5.33% 1
Yorkshire +16 6 £448 +37.69%
East of England +11 6 £450 +87.30% 5
Surrey +21 5 £419 +26.89% 2
South West +12 5 £300 +100.00% 7
Crawley +7 5 £370 +13.84% 1
Hampshire +17 4 £388 -10.40%
West Midlands -21 4 £375 -9.09%
West Yorkshire +11 3 - -
Scotland +7 3 £369 +25.53%
Birmingham -9 3 £375 +108.33%
North East -33 3 £315 +18.86%
Tyne and Wear -37 3 £315 +18.86%
Newcastle upon Tyne -38 3 £315 +18.86%
Gloucestershire - 3 - - 2
Bedfordshire - 3 £450 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £325 -
Edinburgh +20 2 £369 -
Manchester -1 2 £353 +28.18% 1
North West -3 2 £353 +21.13% 1
South Yorkshire - 2 £474 -
East Midlands - 2 £314 - 3
Somerset - 2 £300 - 1
Bedford - 2 £450 -
Winchester - 2 £388 -
Cirencester - 2 - -

Applications Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, Applications 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 96 (39.34%) Windows
2 67 (27.46%) SQL
3 57 (23.36%) Linux
4 55 (22.54%) Microsoft
5 54 (22.13%) Java
6 48 (19.67%) Active Directory
7 44 (18.03%) Perl
8 43 (17.62%) Unix
9 42 (17.21%) SQL Server
9 42 (17.21%) ITIL
10 41 (16.80%) Oracle
10 41 (16.80%) .NET
11 37 (15.16%) Finance
12 35 (14.34%) Security Cleared
13 34 (13.93%) Agile Software Development
13 34 (13.93%) E-Commerce
14 33 (13.52%) JavaScript
15 32 (13.11%) PowerShell
16 31 (12.70%) Migration
17 30 (12.30%) Citrix
18 29 (11.89%) C#
18 29 (11.89%) MS Excel
19 28 (11.48%) VMware
19 28 (11.48%) SCCM
20 27 (11.07%) High Availability
20 27 (11.07%) MS Office
21 25 (10.25%) Windows 7
21 25 (10.25%) Windows Server
22 24 (9.84%) DevOps
22 24 (9.84%) Microsoft App-V

Applications Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 21 (8.61%) IIS
1 21 (8.61%) WebLogic
2 20 (8.20%) Tomcat
3 18 (7.38%) Apache
4 12 (4.92%) Confluence
5 8 (3.28%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.46%) WebSphere
7 5 (2.05%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (2.05%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.64%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.64%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.23%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.82%) Alfresco
10 2 (0.82%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.82%) SAS
10 2 (0.82%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (0.82%) WebSphere Portal
11 1 (0.41%) JBoss
11 1 (0.41%) MQSeries
Applications
1 29 (11.89%) MS Excel
2 27 (11.07%) MS Office
3 9 (3.69%) MS Visio
4 8 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.23%) HipChat
6 1 (0.41%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) ENOVIA
1 2 (0.82%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.41%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
2 1 (0.41%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.41%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.41%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (3.28%) G Suite
2 7 (2.87%) Office 365
3 6 (2.46%) SaaS
4 4 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.23%) GitHub
6 2 (0.82%) IaaS
6 2 (0.82%) PaaS
7 1 (0.41%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.41%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.41%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.20%) DNS
2 17 (6.97%) TCP/IP
3 15 (6.15%) Internet
4 14 (5.74%) DHCP
5 12 (4.92%) LDAP
6 11 (4.51%) Firewall
7 10 (4.10%) SSL
8 7 (2.87%) SSH
9 4 (1.64%) OpenVPN
9 4 (1.64%) VPN
10 3 (1.23%) BIG-IP
10 3 (1.23%) FTP
10 3 (1.23%) Intranet
11 2 (0.82%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (0.82%) IPv6
11 2 (0.82%) SMTP
12 1 (0.41%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.41%) HTTP
12 1 (0.41%) LAN
12 1 (0.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (17.21%) SQL Server
2 20 (8.20%) Relational Database
3 14 (5.74%) Oracle Database
4 7 (2.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.05%) MySQL
5 5 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.64%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.64%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.23%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.82%) MS Access
8 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.82%) SQLPlus
8 2 (0.82%) SSDT
9 1 (0.41%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (5.74%) JIRA
2 11 (4.51%) Jenkins
3 10 (4.10%) Git (software)
4 8 (3.28%) MSI
5 5 (2.05%) TeamCity
5 5 (2.05%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.23%) AdminStudio
7 3 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.82%) Appium
8 2 (0.82%) Calabash
8 2 (0.82%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.82%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.82%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.82%) WiX
9 1 (0.41%) NuGet
9 1 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.41%) Vagrant
General
1 37 (15.16%) Finance
2 11 (4.51%) Banking
3 8 (3.28%) Retail
4 5 (2.05%) Front Office
5 4 (1.64%) Automotive
5 4 (1.64%) Back Office
5 4 (1.64%) Law
6 3 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.82%) Advertising
7 2 (0.82%) Billing
7 2 (0.82%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.82%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.82%) Legal
7 2 (0.82%) Marketing
7 2 (0.82%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.41%) Electronics
8 1 (0.41%) Games
8 1 (0.41%) German Language
8 1 (0.41%) Local Government
8 1 (0.41%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (16.80%) .NET
2 23 (9.43%) Middleware
3 15 (6.15%) WebCenter
4 14 (5.74%) J2EE
5 10 (4.10%) Regular Expression
6 9 (3.69%) HTML
6 9 (3.69%) jQuery
7 8 (3.28%) REST
8 7 (2.87%) XML
9 6 (2.46%) CSS
10 5 (2.05%) AngularJS
10 5 (2.05%) ASP.NET
10 5 (2.05%) Node.js
10 5 (2.05%) Spring
11 4 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (1.23%) .NET Framework
12 3 (1.23%) HTML5
12 3 (1.23%) Web Services
13 2 (0.82%) COM+
13 2 (0.82%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.33%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (4.10%) Cryptography
3 10 (4.10%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.69%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.87%) User Experience
6 6 (2.46%) PKI
7 5 (2.05%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.64%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.23%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.82%) DataPower
10 2 (0.82%) EFT
10 2 (0.82%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.82%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (0.82%) Freedom of Information Act
11 1 (0.41%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.41%) Online Banking
11 1 (0.41%) SCADA
11 1 (0.41%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.41%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 96 (39.34%) Windows
2 57 (23.36%) Linux
3 43 (17.62%) Unix
4 25 (10.25%) Windows 7
4 25 (10.25%) Windows Server
5 22 (9.02%) Windows 10
6 20 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (7.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (4.10%) Android
8 10 (4.10%) Apple iOS
9 9 (3.69%) Mac OS
9 9 (3.69%) Solaris
9 9 (3.69%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.64%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.23%) SUSE
13 2 (0.82%) VMS
13 2 (0.82%) zOS
14 1 (0.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (17.21%) ITIL
2 34 (13.93%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (13.93%) E-Commerce
3 31 (12.70%) Migration
4 27 (11.07%) High Availability
5 24 (9.84%) DevOps
6 19 (7.79%) Application Packaging
6 19 (7.79%) Open Source
6 19 (7.79%) Service Management
7 17 (6.97%) Release Management
8 15 (6.15%) Application Discovery
8 15 (6.15%) Software Engineering
9 13 (5.33%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (5.33%) Software Delivery
10 12 (4.92%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (4.92%) Mentoring
10 12 (4.92%) Scrum
11 11 (4.51%) BDD
11 11 (4.51%) Configuration Management
11 11 (4.51%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 67 (27.46%) SQL
2 54 (22.13%) Java
3 44 (18.03%) Perl
4 33 (13.52%) JavaScript
5 32 (13.11%) PowerShell
6 29 (11.89%) C#
7 23 (9.43%) Python
8 20 (8.20%) Shell Script
9 14 (5.74%) T-SQL
10 11 (4.51%) Bash Shell
10 11 (4.51%) C++
11 10 (4.10%) VB
12 7 (2.87%) Ruby
12 7 (2.87%) VB.NET
12 7 (2.87%) VBA
13 6 (2.46%) VB6
14 4 (1.64%) C
14 4 (1.64%) Scala
15 2 (0.82%) Jython
15 2 (0.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (14.34%) Security Cleared
2 23 (9.43%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.51%) Degree
4 8 (3.28%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (3.28%) DV Cleared
4 8 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.05%) MCP
5 5 (2.05%) MCSE
6 4 (1.64%) MCSA
7 2 (0.82%) MCAD
7 2 (0.82%) MCSD
8 1 (0.41%) CISSP
8 1 (0.41%) CLAS
8 1 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.41%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.41%) HND
8 1 (0.41%) ISEB
8 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.92%) QA
2 4 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.64%) SLA
3 2 (0.82%) SDET
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 48 (19.67%) Active Directory
2 24 (9.84%) Microsoft App-V
3 23 (9.43%) XenApp
4 18 (7.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (5.33%) XenDesktop
6 12 (4.92%) Hyper-V
7 10 (4.10%) VMware ESX
8 6 (2.46%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (2.05%) NFS
9 5 (2.05%) Samba
10 1 (0.41%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.41%) Docker
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.41%) vCloud
10 1 (0.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 28 (11.48%) SCCM
2 7 (2.87%) Puppet
3 6 (2.46%) SCOM
4 5 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.64%) WMI
6 3 (1.23%) Nagios
6 3 (1.23%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.23%) OSSEC
7 2 (0.82%) Ansible
7 2 (0.82%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (0.82%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.82%) WSUS
7 2 (0.82%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.41%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.41%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.41%) Opsview
8 1 (0.41%) ThinApp
8 1 (0.41%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 55 (22.54%) Microsoft
2 41 (16.80%) Oracle
3 30 (12.30%) Citrix
4 28 (11.48%) VMware
5 10 (4.10%) Google
6 8 (3.28%) AppSense
6 8 (3.28%) IBM
6 8 (3.28%) Red Hat
7 7 (2.87%) SAP
8 6 (2.46%) F5
9 5 (2.05%) ILOG
9 5 (2.05%) iManage
10 4 (1.64%) Splunk
11 3 (1.23%) AppDynamics
11 3 (1.23%) Atlassian
11 3 (1.23%) Dell
11 3 (1.23%) FatWire
11 3 (1.23%) HP
11 3 (1.23%) Veritas
12 2 (0.82%) WorldPay
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