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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Applications Engineer
Rank 521 548 481
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -67
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 141 101 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.18% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.19% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 61 71
Median daily rate £350 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £371
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 18
Median hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% -51.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £26.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-43.39% -29.89%

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
51031 54127 51833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.79% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33206 34317 31392
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1549 2019 2086
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 29 July 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
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 29 July 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 +29 128 £360 +7.62% 65
London +21 59 £375 +2.73% 20
South East +9 30 £425 +13.33% 17
City of London +53 17 £300 -12.91% 3
South West 0 11 £375 +19.04% 6
Scotland +9 10 £300 -4.00%
Berkshire +5 10 £525 +228.12% 5
East of England +21 9 £195 -48.00% 6
West Midlands -20 8 £300 -40.00% 3
Wiltshire +5 6 £413 - 2
Hampshire -3 6 £363 -19.44% 7
Surrey -5 6 £475 +18.89%
Renfrewshire -13 6 £283 -5.83%
Erskine -17 6 £283 -5.83%
Cambridgeshire +21 5 £183 -57.05% 5
West Sussex -7 5 £300 -7.69% 1
Cambridge - 5 £183 - 4
North West -2 4 £360 +51.57% 8
Yorkshire -4 4 £238 -26.92% 1
Bracknell -5 4 £525 -
Birmingham -8 4 £338 -32.50%
Coventry - 4 £300 -
Leatherhead +14 3 £475 +18.89%
Bristol +7 3 £280 - 2
Swindon - 3 £375 - 1
Hertfordshire +15 2 £195 -
Southampton +10 2 £236 - 5
Essex +2 2 £425 +30.76% 1
North Yorkshire -1 2 £238 -26.92% 1
Manchester -2 2 £360 +51.57% 4

Applications Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 104 (38.81%) Windows
2 90 (33.58%) SQL
3 63 (23.51%) Microsoft
4 61 (22.76%) SQL Server
5 58 (21.64%) ITIL
5 58 (21.64%) Active Directory
6 56 (20.90%) Java
7 53 (19.78%) Linux
8 47 (17.54%) Windows Server
9 45 (16.79%) .NET
9 45 (16.79%) MS Office
10 44 (16.42%) MS Excel
11 43 (16.04%) Agile Software Development
12 42 (15.67%) Oracle
12 42 (15.67%) DevOps
13 38 (14.18%) Security Cleared
14 37 (13.81%) Migration
15 36 (13.43%) VMware
16 35 (13.06%) Unix
16 35 (13.06%) Citrix
17 32 (11.94%) PowerShell
18 31 (11.57%) SC Cleared
19 28 (10.45%) Degree
19 28 (10.45%) Service Delivery
20 27 (10.07%) Perl
21 26 (9.70%) Finance
21 26 (9.70%) SCCM
22 25 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
22 25 (9.33%) JavaScript
23 24 (8.96%) T-SQL

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 23 (8.58%) IIS
2 17 (6.34%) Tomcat
3 15 (5.60%) Apache
3 15 (5.60%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.99%) Confluence
4 8 (2.99%) MS Exchange
4 8 (2.99%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.12%) GlassFish
7 3 (1.12%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.12%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.75%) Drupal
8 2 (0.75%) JBoss
8 2 (0.75%) Joomla!
8 2 (0.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 45 (16.79%) MS Office
2 44 (16.42%) MS Excel
3 15 (5.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (4.10%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.12%) HipChat
6 1 (0.37%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.75%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.37%) DELMIA
3 1 (0.37%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 22 (8.21%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (6.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.10%) IaaS
3 11 (4.10%) PaaS
4 8 (2.99%) Office 365
5 6 (2.24%) Google Apps
6 4 (1.49%) SaaS
7 3 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.37%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.84%) Firewall
2 17 (6.34%) TCP/IP
3 11 (4.10%) Internet
4 10 (3.73%) DNS
4 10 (3.73%) HTTP
5 9 (3.36%) SSH
6 7 (2.61%) DHCP
7 6 (2.24%) SSL
8 5 (1.87%) HTTPS
8 5 (1.87%) Wireshark
9 4 (1.49%) Intranet
9 4 (1.49%) IPv6
9 4 (1.49%) LDAP
9 4 (1.49%) VPN
10 3 (1.12%) LAN
10 3 (1.12%) OpenLDAP
10 3 (1.12%) WAN
11 2 (0.75%) FTP
11 2 (0.75%) OpenVPN
12 1 (0.37%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (22.76%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.72%) MySQL
3 13 (4.85%) Relational Database
4 10 (3.73%) Oracle Database
4 10 (3.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (2.61%) MongoDB
6 7 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.87%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.87%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.49%) SQLPlus
9 2 (0.75%) Big Data
9 2 (0.75%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.75%) MarkLogic
9 2 (0.75%) MS Access
9 2 (0.75%) Power BI
9 2 (0.75%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 20 (7.46%) Jenkins
2 15 (5.60%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.99%) JIRA
3 8 (2.99%) Subversion
4 7 (2.61%) Maven
4 7 (2.61%) TeamCity
5 6 (2.24%) Eclipse
5 6 (2.24%) JUnit
6 5 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (1.87%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (1.49%) IntelliJ
7 4 (1.49%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.75%) Ant
8 2 (0.75%) Burp Suite
8 2 (0.75%) GitLab
8 2 (0.75%) GoCD
8 2 (0.75%) MSI
8 2 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.75%) Sinon.JS
General
1 26 (9.70%) Finance
2 13 (4.85%) Law
3 10 (3.73%) Banking
4 9 (3.36%) Front Office
4 9 (3.36%) Legal
5 7 (2.61%) Automotive
5 7 (2.61%) Retail
6 6 (2.24%) Back Office
6 6 (2.24%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.24%) Marketing
7 4 (1.49%) Billing
7 4 (1.49%) Local Government
8 2 (0.75%) Advertising
8 2 (0.75%) Games
8 2 (0.75%) Military
8 2 (0.75%) Online Betting
8 2 (0.75%) Publishing
8 2 (0.75%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.37%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (16.79%) .NET
2 19 (7.09%) HTML
3 16 (5.97%) XML
4 15 (5.60%) CSS
5 13 (4.85%) Web Services
6 11 (4.10%) REST
7 9 (3.36%) ASP.NET
7 9 (3.36%) LAMP
8 7 (2.61%) HTML5
9 6 (2.24%) J2EE
9 6 (2.24%) jQuery
9 6 (2.24%) WCF
10 5 (1.87%) Classic ASP
10 5 (1.87%) SAML
11 4 (1.49%) ActiveMQ
11 4 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (1.49%) Java EE
11 4 (1.49%) Middleware
11 4 (1.49%) Node.js
12 3 (1.12%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.09%) Enterprise Software
2 18 (6.72%) Mobile App
3 14 (5.22%) Computer Science
4 13 (4.85%) Data Centre
5 10 (3.73%) Cryptography
6 9 (3.36%) PKI
7 8 (2.99%) User Experience
8 5 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.87%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.87%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.87%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.49%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.49%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.49%) Clustering
9 4 (1.49%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.12%) Fintech
10 3 (1.12%) Smart Meter
10 3 (1.12%) VCE vBlock
11 2 (0.75%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.75%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 104 (38.81%) Windows
2 53 (19.78%) Linux
3 47 (17.54%) Windows Server
4 35 (13.06%) Unix
5 20 (7.46%) Windows 7
5 20 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (7.09%) Apple iOS
6 19 (7.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (6.72%) Android
8 17 (6.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (5.60%) Windows 10
10 13 (4.85%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (3.36%) Windows XP
12 8 (2.99%) Solaris
13 5 (1.87%) CentOS
14 4 (1.49%) VMS
14 4 (1.49%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (1.12%) SUSE
16 2 (0.75%) AIX
16 2 (0.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (21.64%) ITIL
2 43 (16.04%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (15.67%) DevOps
4 37 (13.81%) Migration
5 28 (10.45%) Service Delivery
6 23 (8.58%) Scrum
7 19 (7.09%) E-Commerce
8 17 (6.34%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (6.34%) Open Source
9 16 (5.97%) Configuration Management
9 16 (5.97%) Project Management
9 16 (5.97%) Release Management
10 15 (5.60%) Application Packaging
10 15 (5.60%) ITIL V3
10 15 (5.60%) Problem Management
11 13 (4.85%) Document Management
11 13 (4.85%) Mobile Application Development
12 12 (4.48%) Automated Testing
12 12 (4.48%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (4.48%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 90 (33.58%) SQL
2 56 (20.90%) Java
3 32 (11.94%) PowerShell
4 27 (10.07%) Perl
5 25 (9.33%) JavaScript
6 24 (8.96%) T-SQL
7 21 (7.84%) PHP
8 18 (6.72%) C#
9 17 (6.34%) Python
10 14 (5.22%) Shell Script
11 8 (2.99%) Bash Shell
11 8 (2.99%) C++
11 8 (2.99%) VB
11 8 (2.99%) VB.NET
12 7 (2.61%) Ruby
12 7 (2.61%) VBA
13 6 (2.24%) VBScript
14 5 (1.87%) C
14 5 (1.87%) VB6
15 4 (1.49%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (14.18%) Security Cleared
2 31 (11.57%) SC Cleared
3 28 (10.45%) Degree
4 16 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (4.48%) MCSE
6 11 (4.10%) MCSA
7 10 (3.73%) MCP
8 7 (2.61%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.49%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.75%) ISEB
10 2 (0.75%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.75%) VCP5
10 2 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.37%) CCA
11 1 (0.37%) CCNA
11 1 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.37%) CISSP
11 1 (0.37%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.37%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.58%) QA
2 11 (4.10%) SLA
3 5 (1.87%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 58 (21.64%) Active Directory
2 25 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.97%) Docker
3 16 (5.97%) XenApp
4 12 (4.48%) Hyper-V
4 12 (4.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (4.10%) vCloud
6 7 (2.61%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.49%) Terminal Services
8 3 (1.12%) Squid
8 3 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (1.12%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.75%) XenServer
10 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.37%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (9.70%) SCCM
2 24 (8.96%) Ansible
3 22 (8.21%) Puppet
4 21 (7.84%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (4.85%) Kubernetes
6 11 (4.10%) Mesos
7 9 (3.36%) WMI
8 5 (1.87%) SCOM
9 4 (1.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (1.49%) yum
10 3 (1.12%) Nagios
10 3 (1.12%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.75%) Consul
11 2 (0.75%) Kibana
11 2 (0.75%) logstash
11 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.75%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.75%) OSSEC
11 2 (0.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 63 (23.51%) Microsoft
2 42 (15.67%) Oracle
3 36 (13.43%) VMware
4 35 (13.06%) Citrix
5 19 (7.09%) Red Hat
6 14 (5.22%) iManage
7 10 (3.73%) Cisco
7 10 (3.73%) IBM
8 9 (3.36%) AppSense
8 9 (3.36%) Google
9 7 (2.61%) HP
10 6 (2.24%) Remedy
10 6 (2.24%) SAP
11 5 (1.87%) Dell
12 4 (1.49%) Sun
12 4 (1.49%) ThinPrint
12 4 (1.49%) Veritas
13 3 (1.12%) Altiris
13 3 (1.12%) F5
13 3 (1.12%) Splunk
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