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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Applications Engineer
Rank 513 455 502
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +47
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 127 182 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.33% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.34% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 124 55
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £220 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 7
Average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.21% -49.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.37 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £20.00 £38.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -49.73%

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
53034 52811 51540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.93% 94.73% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34546 32021 31371
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1532 2104 2098
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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
England -67 119 £400 +6.66% 51
London -42 55 £400 -20.00% 18
South East -10 30 £400 +33.33% 12
East of England +9 10 £348 +18.80% 6
City of London +29 9 £436 +45.41% 5
Surrey -7 9 £425 +70.00% 2
Berkshire +12 8 £400 -4.07% 4
West Sussex -6 8 £438 - 1
South West -3 7 £385 -18.51% 3
Reading -3 6 £375 -10.07% 3
East Midlands +10 5 £550 +46.66%
Nottinghamshire +1 5 £550 +46.66%
Nottingham -4 5 £550 +46.66%
West Midlands -14 5 £360 +5.10% 3
Crawley - 5 £450 - 1
North West -9 4 - - 6
Scotland -18 4 £275 -17.91% 4
Cambridgeshire +6 3 - - 3
Essex +3 3 £348 +124.19% 1
Oxfordshire +3 3 £375 +25.00% 1
Cambridge -4 3 - - 2
Cheshire -5 3 - - 3
Coventry -7 3 - - 1
Somerset - 3 £400 - 1
Chester - 3 - - 1
Leatherhead - 3 £450 -
Oxford +5 2 £400 +33.33%
Gloucestershire +2 2 £385 -18.51%
Bristol -1 2 £363 -19.44% 1
Woking -4 2 £425 +70.00%

Applications Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 112 (45.16%) Windows
2 92 (37.10%) SQL
3 73 (29.44%) Windows Server
4 67 (27.02%) SQL Server
5 66 (26.61%) Linux
6 53 (21.37%) Microsoft
7 47 (18.95%) ITIL
8 45 (18.15%) Java
9 44 (17.74%) .NET
10 39 (15.73%) Oracle
10 39 (15.73%) Active Directory
10 39 (15.73%) Agile Software Development
11 36 (14.52%) Finance
11 36 (14.52%) VMware
12 35 (14.11%) Perl
12 35 (14.11%) Puppet
13 34 (13.71%) MS Excel
14 33 (13.31%) DevOps
15 32 (12.90%) Python
16 31 (12.50%) Security Cleared
17 30 (12.10%) IIS
17 30 (12.10%) MS Office
17 30 (12.10%) Migration
18 29 (11.69%) PowerShell
18 29 (11.69%) Amazon AWS
19 28 (11.29%) Unix
20 27 (10.89%) Tomcat
20 27 (10.89%) Mobile App
21 26 (10.48%) Ansible
21 26 (10.48%) Apache

Applications Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 30 (12.10%) IIS
2 27 (10.89%) Tomcat
3 26 (10.48%) Apache
4 16 (6.45%) SharePoint
5 12 (4.84%) WebSphere
6 10 (4.03%) WebLogic
7 9 (3.63%) JBoss
7 9 (3.63%) MS Exchange
7 9 (3.63%) OpenStack
8 7 (2.82%) nginx
9 6 (2.42%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (2.02%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (1.61%) Confluence
11 4 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (1.21%) GlassFish
12 3 (1.21%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 34 (13.71%) MS Excel
2 30 (12.10%) MS Office
3 11 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (2.82%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.40%) HipChat
5 1 (0.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.81%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.40%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 29 (11.69%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (5.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.03%) IaaS
4 8 (3.23%) PaaS
5 4 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.81%) GitHub
6 2 (0.81%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.81%) Office 365
7 1 (0.40%) CloudBees
7 1 (0.40%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.40%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.27%) TCP/IP
2 20 (8.06%) DNS
3 19 (7.66%) HTTP
4 14 (5.65%) Firewall
5 12 (4.84%) Internet
6 11 (4.44%) LDAP
7 10 (4.03%) SSL
8 9 (3.63%) SSH
9 8 (3.23%) HTTPS
9 8 (3.23%) SMTP
10 7 (2.82%) Wireshark
11 4 (1.61%) DHCP
11 4 (1.61%) FTP
11 4 (1.61%) LAN
12 3 (1.21%) SAN
12 3 (1.21%) VPN
12 3 (1.21%) WAN
13 2 (0.81%) Intranet
13 2 (0.81%) NAS
14 1 (0.40%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (27.02%) SQL Server
2 25 (10.08%) MySQL
3 18 (7.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (4.84%) Oracle Database
5 9 (3.63%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (2.02%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.02%) RDBMS
7 5 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.21%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (1.21%) SSDT
10 2 (0.81%) Big Data
10 2 (0.81%) Biml
10 2 (0.81%) MarkLogic
10 2 (0.81%) MS Access
10 2 (0.81%) Power BI
10 2 (0.81%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 21 (8.47%) Jenkins
2 16 (6.45%) Git (software)
3 13 (5.24%) Subversion
4 12 (4.84%) Visual Studio
5 10 (4.03%) Maven
5 10 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (3.63%) Eclipse
6 9 (3.63%) JUnit
6 9 (3.63%) TeamCity
7 7 (2.82%) IntelliJ
7 7 (2.82%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (2.42%) JIRA
9 4 (1.61%) Selenium
10 3 (1.21%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.81%) Burp Suite
11 2 (0.81%) GitLab
11 2 (0.81%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.81%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.81%) Sinon.JS
11 2 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 36 (14.52%) Finance
2 24 (9.68%) Banking
3 8 (3.23%) Law
4 6 (2.42%) Front Office
4 6 (2.42%) Legal
5 4 (1.61%) Automotive
5 4 (1.61%) Marketing
5 4 (1.61%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.21%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.81%) Advertising
7 2 (0.81%) Back Office
7 2 (0.81%) Games
7 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.81%) Online Betting
7 2 (0.81%) Publishing
7 2 (0.81%) Retail
8 1 (0.40%) Billing
8 1 (0.40%) German Language
8 1 (0.40%) Military
8 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (17.74%) .NET
2 26 (10.48%) Web Services
3 24 (9.68%) XML
4 19 (7.66%) LAMP
5 16 (6.45%) HTML
6 14 (5.65%) CSS
7 13 (5.24%) ASP.NET
8 8 (3.23%) Java EE
8 8 (3.23%) Middleware
8 8 (3.23%) SAML
9 7 (2.82%) LEMP Stack
9 7 (2.82%) MCollective
10 6 (2.42%) WCF
11 5 (2.02%) HTML5
11 5 (2.02%) J2EE
11 5 (2.02%) REST
12 4 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (1.61%) ELK Stack
12 4 (1.61%) RabbitMQ
13 3 (1.21%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.89%) Mobile App
2 11 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.03%) PKI
4 9 (3.63%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (3.23%) Data Centre
5 8 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.82%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.82%) Cryptography
6 7 (2.82%) User Experience
7 6 (2.42%) Clustering
7 6 (2.42%) Driving Licence
8 5 (2.02%) NHS
8 5 (2.02%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.61%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.61%) Contactless
9 4 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.61%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.21%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.21%) Fintech
11 2 (0.81%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 112 (45.16%) Windows
2 73 (29.44%) Windows Server
3 66 (26.61%) Linux
4 28 (11.29%) Unix
5 26 (10.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (10.08%) Android
6 25 (10.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (9.27%) Apple iOS
7 23 (9.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (8.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (6.05%) Windows 7
10 9 (3.63%) Solaris
11 7 (2.82%) CentOS
12 6 (2.42%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.61%) Windows 10
13 4 (1.61%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (1.21%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.81%) AIX
15 2 (0.81%) Mac OS X Server
15 2 (0.81%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (18.95%) ITIL
2 39 (15.73%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (13.31%) DevOps
4 30 (12.10%) Migration
5 26 (10.48%) Service Delivery
6 22 (8.87%) Problem Management
6 22 (8.87%) Scrum
7 19 (7.66%) Incident Management
8 17 (6.85%) Configuration Management
8 17 (6.85%) Open Source
9 16 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (6.05%) Release Management
11 14 (5.65%) E-Commerce
12 13 (5.24%) Change Management
12 13 (5.24%) ITIL V3
13 12 (4.84%) Service Management
14 11 (4.44%) Continuous Delivery
14 11 (4.44%) High Availability
14 11 (4.44%) Mobile Application Development
14 11 (4.44%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (37.10%) SQL
2 45 (18.15%) Java
3 35 (14.11%) Perl
4 32 (12.90%) Python
5 29 (11.69%) PowerShell
6 25 (10.08%) PHP
7 20 (8.06%) Shell Script
8 17 (6.85%) JavaScript
9 15 (6.05%) T-SQL
10 11 (4.44%) Bash Shell
10 11 (4.44%) C#
11 9 (3.63%) VB
12 8 (3.23%) PL/SQL
13 6 (2.42%) AWK
13 6 (2.42%) C++
13 6 (2.42%) Ruby
13 6 (2.42%) sed
14 5 (2.02%) VBScript
15 4 (1.61%) VB.NET
16 3 (1.21%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 24 (9.68%) SC Cleared
3 22 (8.87%) Degree
4 15 (6.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (5.24%) MCSE
6 11 (4.44%) MCSA
7 9 (3.63%) MCP
8 5 (2.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.61%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.21%) CCNA
10 3 (1.21%) ISEB
10 3 (1.21%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.81%) CISSP
11 2 (0.81%) HNC
11 2 (0.81%) RHCSA
11 2 (0.81%) VCP5
11 2 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.40%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.48%) QA
2 22 (8.87%) SLA
3 4 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.40%) COBIT
4 1 (0.40%) ISO27002
4 1 (0.40%) JTAG
4 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (15.73%) Active Directory
2 19 (7.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (5.24%) Docker
4 10 (4.03%) Squid
5 7 (2.82%) qmail
5 7 (2.82%) vCloud
6 6 (2.42%) XenApp
7 4 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.61%) Terminal Services
8 3 (1.21%) Samba
8 3 (1.21%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.21%) XenServer
9 2 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.40%) NFS
10 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.40%) Xen
Systems Management
1 35 (14.11%) Puppet
2 26 (10.48%) Ansible
3 18 (7.26%) Nagios
4 16 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (5.65%) SCCM
6 13 (5.24%) ZABBIX
7 12 (4.84%) Cacti
8 9 (3.63%) Kubernetes
8 9 (3.63%) logstash
9 8 (3.23%) WSUS
10 7 (2.82%) collectd
10 7 (2.82%) Ganglia
10 7 (2.82%) Graphite
10 7 (2.82%) Mesos
10 7 (2.82%) yum
11 5 (2.02%) NetBackup
12 4 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (1.61%) WMI
13 2 (0.81%) SCOM
Vendors
1 53 (21.37%) Microsoft
2 39 (15.73%) Oracle
3 36 (14.52%) VMware
4 26 (10.48%) Red Hat
5 19 (7.66%) Citrix
6 14 (5.65%) IBM
7 13 (5.24%) Cisco
8 10 (4.03%) Splunk
9 8 (3.23%) iManage
10 7 (2.82%) AppSense
10 7 (2.82%) HP
10 7 (2.82%) Remedy
11 6 (2.42%) Rackspace
12 5 (2.02%) Sun
12 5 (2.02%) Symantec
13 4 (1.61%) CommVault
13 4 (1.61%) Intel Security
13 4 (1.61%) ThinPrint
14 3 (1.21%) F5
14 3 (1.21%) Perforce
South West
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South Wales
Stott & May
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
iKonnect Global Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago