The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Applications Engineer
Rank 586 522 561
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +39
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 17 30 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.062% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.067% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 12
Average daily rate £365 £303 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.51% -11.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £203 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £360 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+14.54% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 17 3
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £31.50
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53024 44938 56165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.25% 92.48% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 32160 25752 30878
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2112 2238 2624
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%

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 16 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -51 15 £365 +20.51% 18
London -36 6 £375 +7.14% 1
Essex -16 3 £225 +50.00% 1
East of England -30 3 £225 +50.00% 5
West Midlands -20 2 - -
North West -21 2 - - 3
South East -13 1 £400 +15.81% 4
Scotland - 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 £400 -
Manchester - 1 - - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 2
Uxbridge - - - -
Watford - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 2
Cambridgeshire - - - - 4
Bristol - - - - 2
Cambridge - - - - 4
Dunfermline - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 2
City of London - - - -
North East - - - - 2
Fife - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -

Applications Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 21 (48.84%) Windows
2 11 (25.58%) SQL
3 10 (23.26%) .NET
3 10 (23.26%) Project Management
4 9 (20.93%) Active Directory
5 8 (18.60%) SCCM
6 7 (16.28%) Time Management
6 7 (16.28%) Linux
7 6 (13.95%) UNIX
7 6 (13.95%) Java
7 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
7 6 (13.95%) ClearCase
7 6 (13.95%) E-Commerce
7 6 (13.95%) ClearQuest
7 6 (13.95%) Manufacturing
7 6 (13.95%) Validation
7 6 (13.95%) Finance
7 6 (13.95%) ENOVIA
7 6 (13.95%) Requirements Management
7 6 (13.95%) Rational DOORS
8 5 (11.63%) Windows 7
8 5 (11.63%) Load Balancing
8 5 (11.63%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (11.63%) Degree
8 5 (11.63%) VMware
8 5 (11.63%) TDD
8 5 (11.63%) Subversion
8 5 (11.63%) Scrum
8 5 (11.63%) Citrix
8 5 (11.63%) SQL Server

Applications Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 5 (11.63%) IIS
2 4 (9.30%) WebSphere
3 3 (6.98%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.98%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (4.65%) Tomcat
4 2 (4.65%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (4.65%) WorkSite
5 1 (2.33%) Lync
5 1 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.33%) Apache
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (13.95%) ENOVIA
2 3 (6.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (6.98%) SAP PM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) ATM
2 2 (4.65%) DHCP
2 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.65%) DNS
2 2 (4.65%) Firewall
2 2 (4.65%) SAN
2 2 (4.65%) BIG-IP
3 1 (2.33%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (2.33%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.33%) CouchDB
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (13.95%) ClearCase
1 6 (13.95%) ClearQuest
1 6 (13.95%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (11.63%) Subversion
3 4 (9.30%) Eclipse
4 3 (6.98%) JIRA
4 3 (6.98%) NUnit
5 2 (4.65%) MSI
5 2 (4.65%) PHPUnit
5 2 (4.65%) QUnit
5 2 (4.65%) Jasmine
5 2 (4.65%) Mocha
6 1 (2.33%) Firebug
6 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (2.33%) Calabash
6 1 (2.33%) InstallShield
6 1 (2.33%) Ant
General
1 6 (13.95%) Manufacturing
1 6 (13.95%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Marketing
2 3 (6.98%) Law
3 2 (4.65%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.26%) .NET
2 3 (6.98%) WPF
2 3 (6.98%) HTML
2 3 (6.98%) CSS
3 2 (4.65%) CSS3
3 2 (4.65%) Modernizr
3 2 (4.65%) Backbone.js
3 2 (4.65%) Ember.js
3 2 (4.65%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.65%) HTML5
3 2 (4.65%) jQuery
3 2 (4.65%) WCF
4 1 (2.33%) Symfony
4 1 (2.33%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (2.33%) YUI
4 1 (2.33%) Kohana
4 1 (2.33%) RESTful
4 1 (2.33%) Smarty
4 1 (2.33%) HTML5 Canvas
4 1 (2.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.65%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.65%) Statistics
2 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.33%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.33%) New Media
3 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.33%) IVR
3 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (48.84%) Windows
2 7 (16.28%) Linux
3 6 (13.95%) UNIX
4 5 (11.63%) Windows 7
5 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.65%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.33%) Android
8 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.33%) Windows Phone
8 1 (2.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) Project Management
2 7 (16.28%) Time Management
3 6 (13.95%) E-Commerce
3 6 (13.95%) Validation
3 6 (13.95%) Requirements Management
4 5 (11.63%) Load Balancing
4 5 (11.63%) TDD
4 5 (11.63%) Scrum
4 5 (11.63%) OO
5 4 (9.30%) OOP
5 4 (9.30%) Automated Testing
6 3 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (6.98%) Security Testing
6 3 (6.98%) User Stories
6 3 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.65%) ITIL
7 2 (4.65%) CRM
7 2 (4.65%) Migration
7 2 (4.65%) MVC
7 2 (4.65%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.58%) SQL
2 6 (13.95%) Java
3 4 (9.30%) C#
3 4 (9.30%) PowerShell
4 3 (6.98%) Groovy
4 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.98%) PHP
5 1 (2.33%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.33%) VC++
5 1 (2.33%) VBScript
5 1 (2.33%) VB
5 1 (2.33%) C
5 1 (2.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) MCP
2 2 (4.65%) MCSE
2 2 (4.65%) MCSA
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) CCNA
3 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 9 (20.93%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.98%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (4.65%) XenApp
4 1 (2.33%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) SCCM
2 1 (2.33%) SCOM
2 1 (2.33%) SCVMM
2 1 (2.33%) AppDNA
2 1 (2.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.63%) VMware
2 5 (11.63%) Citrix
3 4 (9.30%) Oracle
4 3 (6.98%) Zend
4 3 (6.98%) Interwoven
4 3 (6.98%) JBoss
4 3 (6.98%) SAP
5 2 (4.65%) Sun
5 2 (4.65%) Cisco
5 2 (4.65%) NetApp
5 2 (4.65%) McAfee
5 2 (4.65%) F5
6 1 (2.33%) Veeam
6 1 (2.33%) Altiris
6 1 (2.33%) AppSense
6 1 (2.33%) KANA
6 1 (2.33%) Brocade
6 1 (2.33%) Symantec
6 1 (2.33%) IBM