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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Applications Engineer
Rank 528 455 492
Rank change year-on-year
-73 +37
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 128 173 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.32% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.34% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 112 55
Median daily rate £400 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £520 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £300 £371
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -19.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 10
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.84 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.97% -55.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.91 £34.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.35 £17.77 £38.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.84 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-4.97% -55.45%

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
51683 51537 49827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.72% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33740 31811 30809
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 2054 2097
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 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 -69 119 £400 +23.07% 52
London -18 56 £406 -4.41% 23
South East -20 28 £400 +33.33% 13
Surrey +1 10 £425 +70.00% 2
East of England +7 9 £348 -7.33% 4
City of London +26 8 £425 +70.00% 7
West Midlands -10 8 £324 -5.47% 1
South West -13 7 £368 -18.33% 2
Berkshire -7 6 £450 - 5
Scotland -11 6 £275 +61.76% 1
West Sussex -27 5 £300 -4.00%
East Midlands +15 4 £550 - 1
Nottinghamshire +2 4 £550 -
Nottingham +2 4 £550 -
Reading 0 4 £425 - 4
Essex 0 4 £348 +6.92% 1
Hampshire -12 4 £400 +5.96% 1
Birmingham - 4 £324 -
Oxfordshire +8 3 £375 +70.45% 4
Coventry -3 3 - -
Yorkshire -18 3 £238 -20.83% 4
Leatherhead - 3 £450 -
Somerset +12 2 £400 +77.77%
Wales +11 2 - -
Bristol 0 2 £350 -22.22%
Leeds 0 2 - - 4
Woking -1 2 £425 +70.00%
West Yorkshire -4 2 - - 4
North West -14 2 - - 3
Worthing -37 2 £300 -

Applications Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 107 (42.13%) Windows
2 88 (34.65%) SQL
3 66 (25.98%) Windows Server
4 65 (25.59%) SQL Server
5 63 (24.80%) Linux
6 58 (22.83%) Microsoft
7 56 (22.05%) ITIL
8 48 (18.90%) Java
9 46 (18.11%) Active Directory
10 44 (17.32%) .NET
11 42 (16.54%) Oracle
12 41 (16.14%) VMware
13 39 (15.35%) Finance
13 39 (15.35%) MS Excel
14 37 (14.57%) Perl
15 36 (14.17%) DevOps
16 35 (13.78%) Agile Software Development
16 35 (13.78%) Puppet
17 33 (12.99%) Security Cleared
18 32 (12.60%) PowerShell
18 32 (12.60%) IIS
18 32 (12.60%) MS Office
18 32 (12.60%) Python
19 30 (11.81%) Amazon AWS
19 30 (11.81%) Ansible
20 29 (11.42%) PHP
21 27 (10.63%) Web Services
21 27 (10.63%) Unix
21 27 (10.63%) Migration
21 27 (10.63%) 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 32 (12.60%) IIS
2 26 (10.24%) Apache
3 25 (9.84%) Tomcat
4 17 (6.69%) SharePoint
5 11 (4.33%) WebSphere
6 10 (3.94%) MS Exchange
7 9 (3.54%) JBoss
7 9 (3.54%) WebLogic
8 8 (3.15%) OpenStack
9 7 (2.76%) nginx
10 6 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (1.97%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (1.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (1.57%) Confluence
12 4 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (1.57%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (1.57%) Skype for Business
13 3 (1.18%) GlassFish
13 3 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 39 (15.35%) MS Excel
2 32 (12.60%) MS Office
3 14 (5.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (3.15%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.39%) HipChat
5 1 (0.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.39%) DELMIA
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.39%) ENOVIA
2 1 (0.39%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 30 (11.81%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (7.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (5.12%) IaaS
4 11 (4.33%) PaaS
5 3 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.18%) Office 365
6 2 (0.79%) GitHub
6 2 (0.79%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.79%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.39%) CloudBees
7 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.87%) TCP/IP
2 18 (7.09%) HTTP
3 17 (6.69%) Firewall
4 14 (5.51%) DNS
5 13 (5.12%) Internet
6 10 (3.94%) LDAP
6 10 (3.94%) SSH
6 10 (3.94%) SSL
7 9 (3.54%) HTTPS
8 8 (3.15%) SMTP
8 8 (3.15%) Wireshark
9 4 (1.57%) DHCP
9 4 (1.57%) FTP
9 4 (1.57%) LAN
10 3 (1.18%) VPN
10 3 (1.18%) WAN
11 2 (0.79%) Intranet
11 2 (0.79%) IPv6
11 2 (0.79%) OpenLDAP
11 2 (0.79%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (25.59%) SQL Server
2 26 (10.24%) MySQL
3 14 (5.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (4.72%) Oracle Database
5 9 (3.54%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.97%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.97%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.18%) MS Access
9 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (1.18%) SQLPlus
9 3 (1.18%) SSDT
10 2 (0.79%) Big Data
10 2 (0.79%) Biml
10 2 (0.79%) MarkLogic
10 2 (0.79%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.79%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 22 (8.66%) Jenkins
2 16 (6.30%) Git (software)
3 12 (4.72%) Subversion
4 11 (4.33%) Maven
5 10 (3.94%) Eclipse
5 10 (3.94%) JUnit
5 10 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (3.54%) TeamCity
7 8 (3.15%) IntelliJ
7 8 (3.15%) Visual Studio
8 7 (2.76%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (1.97%) JIRA
10 3 (1.18%) MSBuild
10 3 (1.18%) Selenium
11 2 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.79%) Burp Suite
11 2 (0.79%) GitLab
11 2 (0.79%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.79%) Sinon.JS
11 2 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 39 (15.35%) Finance
2 24 (9.45%) Banking
3 10 (3.94%) Law
4 8 (3.15%) Legal
5 6 (2.36%) Automotive
6 5 (1.97%) Front Office
6 5 (1.97%) Marketing
6 5 (1.97%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.57%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.18%) Local Government
8 3 (1.18%) Publishing
8 3 (1.18%) Retail
9 2 (0.79%) Advertising
9 2 (0.79%) Back Office
9 2 (0.79%) Billing
9 2 (0.79%) Games
9 2 (0.79%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.79%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.39%) German Language
10 1 (0.39%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (17.32%) .NET
2 27 (10.63%) Web Services
3 22 (8.66%) XML
4 20 (7.87%) HTML
4 20 (7.87%) LAMP
5 18 (7.09%) CSS
6 11 (4.33%) ASP.NET
7 9 (3.54%) SAML
8 8 (3.15%) Java EE
9 7 (2.76%) HTML5
9 7 (2.76%) LEMP Stack
9 7 (2.76%) MCollective
9 7 (2.76%) REST
10 6 (2.36%) WCF
11 5 (1.97%) Classic ASP
11 5 (1.97%) J2EE
11 5 (1.97%) Middleware
12 4 (1.57%) .NET Framework
12 4 (1.57%) EDI
12 4 (1.57%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.27%) Mobile App
2 15 (5.91%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (4.33%) PKI
4 10 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.94%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.94%) Data Centre
5 9 (3.54%) Cryptography
6 7 (2.76%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.36%) User Experience
8 5 (1.97%) Clustering
8 5 (1.97%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.97%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.57%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.57%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.57%) Contactless
9 4 (1.57%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.18%) Fintech
10 3 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.79%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.79%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 107 (42.13%) Windows
2 66 (25.98%) Windows Server
3 63 (24.80%) Linux
4 27 (10.63%) Unix
5 23 (9.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (9.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (7.48%) Android
6 19 (7.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (6.69%) Apple iOS
8 14 (5.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (4.33%) Windows 7
10 7 (2.76%) Solaris
11 6 (2.36%) Windows 10
11 6 (2.36%) Windows XP
12 5 (1.97%) CentOS
13 4 (1.57%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (1.18%) Mac OS X
14 3 (1.18%) VMS
15 2 (0.79%) AIX
15 2 (0.79%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (22.05%) ITIL
2 36 (14.17%) DevOps
3 35 (13.78%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (10.63%) Migration
5 26 (10.24%) Service Delivery
6 24 (9.45%) Scrum
7 22 (8.66%) Problem Management
8 19 (7.48%) Incident Management
9 17 (6.69%) Configuration Management
9 17 (6.69%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (5.91%) Release Management
11 13 (5.12%) E-Commerce
11 13 (5.12%) ITIL V3
11 13 (5.12%) Open Source
11 13 (5.12%) Service Management
12 12 (4.72%) Change Management
12 12 (4.72%) Project Management
13 11 (4.33%) Document Management
13 11 (4.33%) High Availability
14 10 (3.94%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 88 (34.65%) SQL
2 48 (18.90%) Java
3 37 (14.57%) Perl
4 32 (12.60%) PowerShell
4 32 (12.60%) Python
5 29 (11.42%) PHP
6 21 (8.27%) JavaScript
7 19 (7.48%) Shell Script
8 17 (6.69%) T-SQL
9 13 (5.12%) C#
10 11 (4.33%) Bash Shell
11 9 (3.54%) PL/SQL
12 7 (2.76%) VB
13 6 (2.36%) AWK
13 6 (2.36%) C++
13 6 (2.36%) Ruby
13 6 (2.36%) sed
13 6 (2.36%) VBScript
14 5 (1.97%) VB.NET
15 3 (1.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (12.99%) Security Cleared
2 27 (10.63%) SC Cleared
3 26 (10.24%) Degree
4 16 (6.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (5.12%) MCSE
6 11 (4.33%) MCSA
7 9 (3.54%) MCP
8 4 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.57%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.18%) CCNA
10 2 (0.79%) CISSP
10 2 (0.79%) HNC
10 2 (0.79%) ISEB
10 2 (0.79%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.79%) MCITP
10 2 (0.79%) RHCSA
10 2 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.66%) SLA
2 21 (8.27%) QA
3 4 (1.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.39%) COBIT
4 1 (0.39%) ISO27002
4 1 (0.39%) JTAG
4 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (18.11%) Active Directory
2 22 (8.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.91%) Docker
4 10 (3.94%) Squid
4 10 (3.94%) vCloud
5 8 (3.15%) XenApp
6 7 (2.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (2.76%) qmail
7 4 (1.57%) Terminal Services
8 3 (1.18%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.18%) XenServer
9 2 (0.79%) Samba
9 2 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 35 (13.78%) Puppet
2 30 (11.81%) Ansible
3 21 (8.27%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (7.87%) SCCM
5 15 (5.91%) Nagios
6 12 (4.72%) Kubernetes
6 12 (4.72%) ZABBIX
7 10 (3.94%) Mesos
8 9 (3.54%) Cacti
8 9 (3.54%) logstash
9 8 (3.15%) yum
10 7 (2.76%) collectd
10 7 (2.76%) Ganglia
10 7 (2.76%) Graphite
10 7 (2.76%) WSUS
11 6 (2.36%) WMI
12 4 (1.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 3 (1.18%) NetBackup
13 3 (1.18%) SCOM
14 2 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 58 (22.83%) Microsoft
2 42 (16.54%) Oracle
3 41 (16.14%) VMware
4 26 (10.24%) Red Hat
5 24 (9.45%) Citrix
6 14 (5.51%) Cisco
7 13 (5.12%) IBM
8 10 (3.94%) iManage
9 9 (3.54%) Remedy
9 9 (3.54%) Splunk
10 8 (3.15%) HP
11 7 (2.76%) AppSense
12 4 (1.57%) Rackspace
12 4 (1.57%) Sun
12 4 (1.57%) ThinPrint
13 3 (1.18%) Apple
13 3 (1.18%) Dell
13 3 (1.18%) Perforce
13 3 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (1.18%) Veritas
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