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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Applications Engineer
UK
Rank 499 498 495
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 103 129 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.25% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.26% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 82 94
Median daily rate £380 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% -14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £339 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -9.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Median hourly rate £18.00 £29.64 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.27% +31.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £17.05 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.60 £59.15 £34.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £45.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-60.00% +100.00%

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
42412 49394 49726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 27691 31806 30608
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1526 1648 1931
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.82 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +8 93 £375 +10.29% 40
London +7 38 £380 +3.40% 15
East of England +16 22 £425 +51.78% 8
Bedfordshire - 13 £450 -
South East -7 10 £281 -15.73% 8
East Midlands +16 8 £358 -35.00%
Northamptonshire - 8 £358 -
Bedford - 8 £450 -
Surrey +4 7 £288 -12.87%
Northampton - 7 £350 -
Wales +18 6 £500 +8.10%
Swansea - 5 £525 -
West Wales - 5 £525 -
North West +18 4 £325 -13.33% 4
West Midlands 0 4 £200 -51.51%
Colchester - 4 £325 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £375 - 1
Essex - 4 £325 -
North East - 4 £375 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 4 £375 - 1
City of London +2 3 £425 -3.95% 5
South West -1 3 £355 -5.33% 3
Hertfordshire - 3 £150 -
Woking - 3 £275 -
Scotland - 3 £400 - 2
Manchester +11 2 £375 +66.66% 1
Norfolk +6 2 £333 +18.75%
Bristol +3 2 £355 -5.33% 1
Hampshire +1 2 £300 - 3
Edinburgh - 2 £400 - 1

Applications Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 88 (44.44%) Windows
2 64 (32.32%) SQL
3 51 (25.76%) Linux
4 49 (24.75%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (23.74%) Microsoft
6 45 (22.73%) Java
7 42 (21.21%) Python
8 41 (20.71%) Finance
9 36 (18.18%) Unix
10 30 (15.15%) Perl
10 30 (15.15%) PowerShell
11 29 (14.65%) Oracle
11 29 (14.65%) SQL Server
12 28 (14.14%) Active Directory
13 27 (13.64%) ITIL
14 26 (13.13%) .NET
14 26 (13.13%) JavaScript
15 25 (12.63%) IIS
15 25 (12.63%) Security Cleared
16 24 (12.12%) Shell Script
17 22 (11.11%) Citrix
17 22 (11.11%) Mobile App
18 21 (10.61%) Windows 7
18 21 (10.61%) Problem Management
18 21 (10.61%) E-Commerce
18 21 (10.61%) Ruby
18 21 (10.61%) Windows Server
19 20 (10.10%) VMware
19 20 (10.10%) C#
20 19 (9.60%) SC Cleared

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 25 (12.63%) IIS
2 14 (7.07%) WebLogic
3 12 (6.06%) Tomcat
4 10 (5.05%) Apache
4 10 (5.05%) WebSphere
5 8 (4.04%) SharePoint
6 7 (3.54%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (2.02%) Confluence
7 4 (2.02%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.01%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.01%) SAS
9 2 (1.01%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.51%) Drupal
10 1 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.51%) Mule
10 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (6.57%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.56%) MS Office
3 3 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.52%) Simulink
4 2 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.51%) HipChat
5 1 (0.51%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (0.51%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.51%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (2.02%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (2.02%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.51%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.51%) OPENContractor
2 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.54%) SaaS
4 6 (3.03%) IaaS
4 6 (3.03%) PaaS
5 4 (2.02%) G Suite
6 3 (1.52%) GitHub
6 3 (1.52%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.01%) Office 365
8 1 (0.51%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.51%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.08%) DNS
2 11 (5.56%) SSL
2 11 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 9 (4.55%) Internet
3 9 (4.55%) LDAP
4 8 (4.04%) DHCP
5 6 (3.03%) VPN
6 5 (2.53%) FTP
7 4 (2.02%) SSH
8 3 (1.52%) FlexRay
9 2 (1.01%) BIG-IP
9 2 (1.01%) Firewall
9 2 (1.01%) HTTP
9 2 (1.01%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (1.01%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.01%) SMTP
9 2 (1.01%) VLAN
10 1 (0.51%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.51%) Network Security
10 1 (0.51%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (14.65%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.05%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.55%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.52%) Big Data
7 2 (1.01%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.01%) MS Access
7 2 (1.01%) MySQL
7 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.01%) QlikView
8 1 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.51%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.51%) GIS
8 1 (0.51%) Ingres
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle OWB
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (9.09%) JIRA
2 17 (8.59%) Calabash
2 17 (8.59%) Cucumber
3 11 (5.56%) Selenium
4 10 (5.05%) Capybara
5 9 (4.55%) SoapUI
6 8 (4.04%) Appium
6 8 (4.04%) Jenkins
7 7 (3.54%) Git (software)
7 7 (3.54%) MSBuild
7 7 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (3.03%) Visual Studio
9 5 (2.53%) MSI
10 4 (2.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (2.02%) Hudson
10 4 (2.02%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (2.02%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (1.01%) NuGet
12 2 (1.01%) WebDriver
General
1 41 (20.71%) Finance
2 10 (5.05%) Banking
3 7 (3.54%) Financial Institution
4 6 (3.03%) Billing
5 3 (1.52%) Automotive
5 3 (1.52%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.01%) Advertising
6 2 (1.01%) Back Office
6 2 (1.01%) Electronics
6 2 (1.01%) Games
6 2 (1.01%) Retail
7 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.51%) Marketing
7 1 (0.51%) Publishing
7 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (13.13%) .NET
2 18 (9.09%) Middleware
3 15 (7.58%) Regular Expression
4 8 (4.04%) HTML
4 8 (4.04%) WebCenter
5 6 (3.03%) AngularJS
5 6 (3.03%) Gherkin
5 6 (3.03%) J2EE
5 6 (3.03%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (3.03%) XML
6 5 (2.53%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.02%) MSMQ
7 4 (2.02%) Web Services
8 3 (1.52%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (1.52%) CSS
8 3 (1.52%) IBM Integration Bus
8 3 (1.52%) Kendo UI
8 3 (1.52%) React
8 3 (1.52%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 9 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.04%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.53%) Hedge funds
4 5 (2.53%) User Experience
5 4 (2.02%) PKI
6 3 (1.52%) EFT
6 3 (1.52%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.01%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.01%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.01%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.01%) Wiki
8 1 (0.51%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.51%) Life Science
8 1 (0.51%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.51%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (0.51%) SCADA
8 1 (0.51%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 88 (44.44%) Windows
2 51 (25.76%) Linux
3 36 (18.18%) Unix
4 21 (10.61%) Windows 7
4 21 (10.61%) Windows Server
5 17 (8.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (7.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (7.07%) Android
7 14 (7.07%) Windows 10
8 13 (6.57%) Apple iOS
9 9 (4.55%) Mac OS
10 8 (4.04%) Solaris
11 6 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.01%) AIX
14 1 (0.51%) CentOS
14 1 (0.51%) MVS
14 1 (0.51%) SUSE
14 1 (0.51%) VMS
14 1 (0.51%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (24.75%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (13.64%) ITIL
3 21 (10.61%) E-Commerce
3 21 (10.61%) Problem Management
4 18 (9.09%) DevOps
5 16 (8.08%) Migration
6 15 (7.58%) API Testing
6 15 (7.58%) BDD
6 15 (7.58%) Knowledge Management
6 15 (7.58%) Software Engineering
7 14 (7.07%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (6.57%) Service Management
9 12 (6.06%) Application Packaging
9 12 (6.06%) Scrum
10 11 (5.56%) Change Management
10 11 (5.56%) High Availability
10 11 (5.56%) Test Automation
11 10 (5.05%) Application Discovery
11 10 (5.05%) Open Source
11 10 (5.05%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 64 (32.32%) SQL
2 45 (22.73%) Java
3 42 (21.21%) Python
4 30 (15.15%) Perl
4 30 (15.15%) PowerShell
5 26 (13.13%) JavaScript
6 24 (12.12%) Shell Script
7 21 (10.61%) Ruby
8 20 (10.10%) C#
9 10 (5.05%) C++
10 9 (4.55%) Bash Shell
11 7 (3.54%) C
11 7 (3.54%) T-SQL
12 4 (2.02%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.52%) MATLAB
13 3 (1.52%) VB
14 2 (1.01%) Objective-C
14 2 (1.01%) PHP
14 2 (1.01%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.01%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (12.63%) Security Cleared
2 19 (9.60%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.54%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.53%) Degree
5 4 (2.02%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (2.02%) ISEB
6 3 (1.52%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.01%) MCAD
7 2 (1.01%) MCSD
8 1 (0.51%) CISSP
8 1 (0.51%) CLAS
8 1 (0.51%) HND
8 1 (0.51%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.09%) QA
2 8 (4.04%) SDET
3 4 (2.02%) SLA
4 3 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.52%) IEC 61508
4 3 (1.52%) ISO26262
5 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (14.14%) Active Directory
2 17 (8.59%) XenApp
3 15 (7.58%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (5.56%) VMware ESX
5 11 (5.56%) XenDesktop
6 9 (4.55%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (2.02%) NFS
7 4 (2.02%) Samba
8 3 (1.52%) Docker
8 3 (1.52%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.51%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.51%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.51%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (9.09%) SCCM
2 14 (7.07%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (6.57%) Puppet
4 5 (2.53%) Ansible
5 4 (2.02%) SCOM
6 3 (1.52%) Nagios
7 2 (1.01%) BladeLogic
7 2 (1.01%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (1.01%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.01%) WSUS
8 1 (0.51%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.51%) Control-M
8 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 1 (0.51%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.51%) Kibana
8 1 (0.51%) logstash
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.51%) OSSEC
8 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.51%) Webmin
Vendors
1 47 (23.74%) Microsoft
2 29 (14.65%) Oracle
3 22 (11.11%) Citrix
4 20 (10.10%) VMware
5 9 (4.55%) Splunk
6 7 (3.54%) IBM
6 7 (3.54%) Red Hat
6 7 (3.54%) Xamarin
7 6 (3.03%) AppDynamics
7 6 (3.03%) WorldPay
8 4 (2.02%) Google
8 4 (2.02%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.52%) AppSense
9 3 (1.52%) F5
9 3 (1.52%) HP
10 2 (1.01%) Alterian
10 2 (1.01%) Avaya
10 2 (1.01%) BMC
10 2 (1.01%) Epicor
10 2 (1.01%) Remedy
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