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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Applications Engineer
Rank 506 559 467
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -92
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 156 103 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.18% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.19% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 64 74
Median daily rate £360 £320 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+18.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 17
Median hourly rate £20.75 £19.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% -49.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £17.55 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.35 £36.35 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £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
51653 55417 52511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.81% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 33657 35244 31733
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1646 2081 2055
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +3.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.02 £38.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +48 145 £360 +12.50% 49
London +27 64 £400 +16.11% 18
South East +31 38 £365 +46.00% 8
City of London +37 18 £300 -25.00% 4
East of England +20 14 £285 -1.72% 6
Berkshire +14 13 £525 +110.00% 3
Cambridgeshire +29 10 £185 - 5
Scotland +22 10 £290 -7.20% 1
West Sussex +9 10 £360 -15.78%
South West +16 9 £388 +16.54% 7
Cambridge - 9 £185 - 3
Renfrewshire +1 8 £290 -3.33%
Erskine -6 8 £290 -3.33%
North West +17 7 £325 +13.04% 4
Hampshire +2 7 £325 -19.75% 1
Surrey +10 6 £475 +18.89% 3
West Midlands -30 6 £300 -29.41% 1
Wiltshire - 6 £413 - 2
Crawley +9 5 £370 -13.45%
Coventry - 5 £300 -
Southampton +17 4 £236 - 1
Bracknell -1 4 £525 - 1
Yorkshire -5 4 £340 +13.33% 3
Manchester -7 4 £325 +18.18% 3
Leatherhead +19 3 £475 +18.89%
Bristol -1 3 £280 - 4
Swindon - 3 £375 - 2
Croydon - 3 - -
Essex +7 2 £425 +30.76% 1
Hertfordshire +6 2 £195 -

Applications Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 94 (34.06%) Windows
2 78 (28.26%) SQL
3 64 (23.19%) Java
4 62 (22.46%) Microsoft
5 60 (21.74%) ITIL
6 56 (20.29%) Active Directory
7 55 (19.93%) SQL Server
8 49 (17.75%) Linux
9 46 (16.67%) .NET
10 43 (15.58%) Oracle
10 43 (15.58%) DevOps
11 42 (15.22%) MS Office
11 42 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
12 40 (14.49%) MS Excel
13 39 (14.13%) Windows Server
14 38 (13.77%) Unix
15 37 (13.41%) Citrix
16 36 (13.04%) Migration
16 36 (13.04%) Security Cleared
17 35 (12.68%) Perl
18 33 (11.96%) JavaScript
18 33 (11.96%) VMware
19 32 (11.59%) PowerShell
19 32 (11.59%) Finance
20 29 (10.51%) SC Cleared
20 29 (10.51%) SCCM
21 28 (10.14%) Degree
22 25 (9.06%) C#
23 24 (8.70%) E-Commerce
23 24 (8.70%) Service Delivery

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 21 (7.61%) Apache
1 21 (7.61%) IIS
1 21 (7.61%) Tomcat
2 13 (4.71%) Confluence
2 13 (4.71%) SharePoint
3 11 (3.99%) WebLogic
3 11 (3.99%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.54%) MS Exchange
5 6 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.09%) GlassFish
7 3 (1.09%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.72%) Alfresco
8 2 (0.72%) JBoss
8 2 (0.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (0.72%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 42 (15.22%) MS Office
2 40 (14.49%) MS Excel
3 13 (4.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (3.62%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.45%) HipChat
6 1 (0.36%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 2 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.72%) ENOVIA
1 2 (0.72%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.36%) DELMIA
2 1 (0.36%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.36%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.36%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.25%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (5.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.62%) IaaS
3 10 (3.62%) PaaS
4 9 (3.26%) Google Apps
4 9 (3.26%) Office 365
5 5 (1.81%) SaaS
6 2 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.36%) GitHub
7 1 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.36%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.25%) Firewall
2 14 (5.07%) TCP/IP
3 12 (4.35%) Internet
4 11 (3.99%) DNS
5 10 (3.62%) HTTP
6 8 (2.90%) DHCP
7 7 (2.54%) SSH
8 6 (2.17%) LDAP
8 6 (2.17%) SSL
9 4 (1.45%) HTTPS
9 4 (1.45%) Intranet
9 4 (1.45%) IPv6
9 4 (1.45%) OpenVPN
9 4 (1.45%) VPN
9 4 (1.45%) Wireshark
10 3 (1.09%) LAN
10 3 (1.09%) OpenLDAP
11 2 (0.72%) FTP
11 2 (0.72%) WAN
11 2 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (19.93%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.52%) MySQL
3 15 (5.43%) Relational Database
4 11 (3.99%) Oracle Database
4 11 (3.99%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (2.54%) RDBMS
7 6 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.81%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.81%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.45%) SQLPlus
10 3 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.72%) Big Data
11 2 (0.72%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.72%) MarkLogic
11 2 (0.72%) MS Access
11 2 (0.72%) Power BI
11 2 (0.72%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 20 (7.25%) Jenkins
2 15 (5.43%) Git (software)
3 12 (4.35%) JIRA
4 8 (2.90%) TeamCity
5 6 (2.17%) Eclipse
5 6 (2.17%) Subversion
6 5 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (1.81%) JUnit
6 5 (1.81%) Maven
6 5 (1.81%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (1.81%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.45%) MSI
7 4 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.09%) AdminStudio
8 3 (1.09%) IntelliJ
9 2 (0.72%) Hudson
9 2 (0.72%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.72%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.72%) RSpec
9 2 (0.72%) WiX
General
1 32 (11.59%) Finance
2 12 (4.35%) Banking
3 11 (3.99%) Law
4 10 (3.62%) Retail
5 8 (2.90%) Legal
6 7 (2.54%) Automotive
6 7 (2.54%) Front Office
7 5 (1.81%) Back Office
7 5 (1.81%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.81%) Marketing
8 3 (1.09%) Billing
8 3 (1.09%) Local Government
8 3 (1.09%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.72%) Advertising
9 2 (0.72%) Games
9 2 (0.72%) German Language
9 2 (0.72%) Military
9 2 (0.72%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (16.67%) .NET
2 17 (6.16%) HTML
3 16 (5.80%) XML
4 14 (5.07%) J2EE
5 12 (4.35%) CSS
5 12 (4.35%) REST
6 11 (3.99%) Middleware
6 11 (3.99%) Web Services
7 10 (3.62%) ASP.NET
7 10 (3.62%) jQuery
8 8 (2.90%) LAMP
9 6 (2.17%) HTML5
9 6 (2.17%) Node.js
9 6 (2.17%) WebCenter
10 5 (1.81%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (1.81%) WCF
11 4 (1.45%) .NET Framework
11 4 (1.45%) ActiveMQ
11 4 (1.45%) Classic ASP
12 3 (1.09%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (5.07%) Mobile App
3 13 (4.71%) Computer Science
4 12 (4.35%) Cryptography
4 12 (4.35%) Data Centre
5 9 (3.26%) PKI
6 7 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.54%) User Experience
7 5 (1.81%) Clustering
7 5 (1.81%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.45%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.45%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.45%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.45%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.09%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.09%) Fintech
9 3 (1.09%) Smart Meter
9 3 (1.09%) VCE vBlock
10 2 (0.72%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (0.72%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 94 (34.06%) Windows
2 49 (17.75%) Linux
3 39 (14.13%) Windows Server
4 38 (13.77%) Unix
5 21 (7.61%) Windows 7
6 19 (6.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (6.52%) Windows 10
8 17 (6.16%) Apple iOS
8 17 (6.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (5.80%) Android
10 15 (5.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (4.71%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (3.99%) Solaris
13 8 (2.90%) Windows XP
14 4 (1.45%) CentOS
14 4 (1.45%) VMS
15 3 (1.09%) SUSE
16 2 (0.72%) AIX
16 2 (0.72%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (21.74%) ITIL
2 43 (15.58%) DevOps
3 42 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (13.04%) Migration
5 24 (8.70%) E-Commerce
5 24 (8.70%) Service Delivery
6 22 (7.97%) Scrum
7 20 (7.25%) High Availability
7 20 (7.25%) Open Source
8 19 (6.88%) Application Packaging
9 18 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (6.16%) Configuration Management
10 17 (6.16%) Continuous Improvement
10 17 (6.16%) ITIL V3
11 16 (5.80%) Project Management
11 16 (5.80%) Release Management
12 14 (5.07%) Problem Management
12 14 (5.07%) Service Management
12 14 (5.07%) Software Delivery
13 13 (4.71%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 78 (28.26%) SQL
2 64 (23.19%) Java
3 35 (12.68%) Perl
4 33 (11.96%) JavaScript
5 32 (11.59%) PowerShell
6 25 (9.06%) C#
7 20 (7.25%) T-SQL
8 17 (6.16%) PHP
9 15 (5.43%) Python
10 13 (4.71%) Shell Script
11 10 (3.62%) C++
11 10 (3.62%) VB
11 10 (3.62%) VB.NET
12 9 (3.26%) VBA
13 8 (2.90%) Ruby
14 7 (2.54%) Bash Shell
14 7 (2.54%) VB6
15 6 (2.17%) VBScript
16 5 (1.81%) C
17 4 (1.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 36 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 29 (10.51%) SC Cleared
3 28 (10.14%) Degree
4 14 (5.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (3.62%) MCP
5 10 (3.62%) MCSE
6 9 (3.26%) MCSA
7 6 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.45%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.72%) ISEB
9 2 (0.72%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.36%) CCA
10 1 (0.36%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.36%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.36%) MCITP
10 1 (0.36%) MOS
10 1 (0.36%) VCP5
10 1 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.52%) QA
2 9 (3.26%) SLA
3 5 (1.81%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 56 (20.29%) Active Directory
2 24 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (7.25%) XenApp
4 18 (6.52%) Microsoft App-V
5 15 (5.43%) Docker
6 12 (4.35%) Hyper-V
7 11 (3.99%) vCloud
8 9 (3.26%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.09%) Squid
9 3 (1.09%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (1.09%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.72%) XenServer
11 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.36%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (10.51%) SCCM
2 22 (7.97%) Ansible
3 19 (6.88%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (6.16%) Puppet
5 12 (4.35%) Kubernetes
6 10 (3.62%) Mesos
7 9 (3.26%) WMI
8 5 (1.81%) SCOM
9 4 (1.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (1.09%) Nagios
10 3 (1.09%) OSSEC
10 3 (1.09%) WSUS
10 3 (1.09%) yum
10 3 (1.09%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.72%) Consul
11 2 (0.72%) Grafana
11 2 (0.72%) ITRS Geneos
11 2 (0.72%) Kibana
11 2 (0.72%) logstash
Vendors
1 62 (22.46%) Microsoft
2 43 (15.58%) Oracle
3 37 (13.41%) Citrix
4 33 (11.96%) VMware
5 14 (5.07%) iManage
5 14 (5.07%) Red Hat
6 11 (3.99%) Google
7 10 (3.62%) AppSense
7 10 (3.62%) IBM
8 7 (2.54%) HP
8 7 (2.54%) SAP
9 6 (2.17%) Cisco
9 6 (2.17%) F5
10 5 (1.81%) ILOG
10 5 (1.81%) Veritas
11 4 (1.45%) Atlassian
11 4 (1.45%) Dell
11 4 (1.45%) Sun
12 3 (1.09%) FatWire
12 3 (1.09%) Lotus
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