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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Applications Engineer
Rank 513 556 501
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -55
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 139 117 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.20% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.21% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 79 73
Median daily rate £375 £351 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.76% -6.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 11
Median hourly rate £40.75 £19.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.47% -49.73%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £20.75 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+96.38% -45.10%

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
50426 54977 54154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.99% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32986 35136 33089
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1704 2093 2157
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +25 136 £375 +6.00% 45
London +21 53 £400 -4.76% 11
South East +16 34 £370 +4.96% 6
East of England +14 14 £285 -1.72% 13
West Sussex +5 12 £370 +4.22%
Berkshire +6 11 £513 +32.42% 1
Cambridgeshire +30 10 £185 - 12
South West +20 9 £363 +3.57% 2
City of London +9 9 £270 -46.00% 2
Cambridge - 9 £185 - 10
North West +16 7 £325 +41.30% 7
Crawley +13 7 £370 +4.22%
North East -13 7 £310 -11.42%
Tyne and Wear -18 7 £310 -11.42%
Yorkshire +15 6 £340 +13.33% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 6 £263 -25.00%
Hampshire +16 5 £325 -2.98% 1
West Midlands -27 5 £375 -11.76% 3
Surrey +13 4 £475 +26.75% 3
Manchester - 4 £325 - 4
Wiltshire - 4 £425 -
Leatherhead +17 3 £475 +18.89%
Scotland +12 3 £345 +15.00%
Hertfordshire +6 3 £348 - 1
Bristol -4 3 £350 - 2
Croydon -9 3 - -
Bracknell - 3 £519 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £340 -
South Yorkshire -2 2 £500 +66.66% 2
Birmingham -9 2 £444 +4.41% 1

Applications Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 96 (35.96%) Windows
2 76 (28.46%) SQL
3 62 (23.22%) Java
4 61 (22.85%) Microsoft
5 57 (21.35%) ITIL
6 55 (20.60%) Active Directory
7 51 (19.10%) Linux
7 51 (19.10%) SQL Server
8 47 (17.60%) .NET
9 44 (16.48%) Oracle
10 43 (16.10%) Perl
11 41 (15.36%) Unix
11 41 (15.36%) Security Cleared
12 39 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
12 39 (14.61%) Citrix
13 38 (14.23%) MS Excel
13 38 (14.23%) MS Office
14 35 (13.11%) PowerShell
14 35 (13.11%) JavaScript
15 34 (12.73%) VMware
15 34 (12.73%) Finance
15 34 (12.73%) DevOps
15 34 (12.73%) Windows Server
16 32 (11.99%) E-Commerce
17 30 (11.24%) C#
17 30 (11.24%) Migration
17 30 (11.24%) SC Cleared
18 29 (10.86%) SCCM
19 26 (9.74%) High Availability
20 25 (9.36%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (7.87%) Apache
2 19 (7.12%) Tomcat
3 16 (5.99%) IIS
4 14 (5.24%) WebLogic
5 13 (4.87%) Confluence
6 8 (3.00%) SharePoint
7 7 (2.62%) WebSphere
8 6 (2.25%) MS Exchange
8 6 (2.25%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (1.87%) OpenStack
10 4 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (1.12%) GlassFish
11 3 (1.12%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.75%) Alfresco
12 2 (0.75%) Drupal
12 2 (0.75%) Joomla!
12 2 (0.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (0.75%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 38 (14.23%) MS Excel
1 38 (14.23%) MS Office
2 12 (4.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (3.75%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.50%) HipChat
5 1 (0.37%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.75%) ENOVIA
1 2 (0.75%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.37%) DELMIA
2 1 (0.37%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
2 1 (0.37%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.37%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.37%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.99%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (5.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.37%) Google Apps
4 8 (3.00%) IaaS
4 8 (3.00%) Office 365
4 8 (3.00%) PaaS
5 6 (2.25%) SaaS
6 2 (0.75%) GitHub
7 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.37%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.12%) Firewall
2 16 (5.99%) Internet
3 15 (5.62%) TCP/IP
4 14 (5.24%) DNS
5 10 (3.75%) DHCP
5 10 (3.75%) LDAP
6 8 (3.00%) HTTP
6 8 (3.00%) SSL
7 7 (2.62%) SSH
8 4 (1.50%) FTP
8 4 (1.50%) HTTPS
8 4 (1.50%) IPv6
8 4 (1.50%) LAN
8 4 (1.50%) OpenVPN
8 4 (1.50%) VPN
8 4 (1.50%) Wireshark
9 3 (1.12%) Intranet
9 3 (1.12%) OpenLDAP
9 3 (1.12%) WAN
10 2 (0.75%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (19.10%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.37%) Relational Database
3 12 (4.49%) MySQL
3 12 (4.49%) Oracle Database
4 7 (2.62%) RDBMS
4 7 (2.62%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.87%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.50%) SQLPlus
8 3 (1.12%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.12%) MS Access
8 3 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.75%) Big Data
9 2 (0.75%) Biml
9 2 (0.75%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.75%) Power BI
9 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.75%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 17 (6.37%) Jenkins
2 12 (4.49%) JIRA
3 11 (4.12%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.25%) Eclipse
4 6 (2.25%) MSI
5 5 (1.87%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.50%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.12%) AdminStudio
7 3 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.12%) IntelliJ
7 3 (1.12%) JUnit
7 3 (1.12%) Maven
7 3 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (1.12%) Subversion
7 3 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.75%) Hudson
8 2 (0.75%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.75%) RSpec
8 2 (0.75%) WiX
9 1 (0.37%) Cucumber
General
1 34 (12.73%) Finance
2 12 (4.49%) Banking
3 11 (4.12%) Retail
4 9 (3.37%) Law
5 6 (2.25%) Automotive
5 6 (2.25%) Front Office
5 6 (2.25%) Legal
6 5 (1.87%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.87%) Marketing
7 4 (1.50%) Back Office
7 4 (1.50%) Billing
7 4 (1.50%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.12%) Local Government
9 2 (0.75%) Advertising
9 2 (0.75%) German Language
9 2 (0.75%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.75%) Military
10 1 (0.37%) Electronics
10 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (17.60%) .NET
2 19 (7.12%) HTML
2 19 (7.12%) Middleware
3 13 (4.87%) CSS
3 13 (4.87%) XML
4 12 (4.49%) J2EE
4 12 (4.49%) REST
5 10 (3.75%) ASP.NET
5 10 (3.75%) Web Services
5 10 (3.75%) WebCenter
6 9 (3.37%) jQuery
7 6 (2.25%) HTML5
7 6 (2.25%) LAMP
7 6 (2.25%) Node.js
8 5 (1.87%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (1.50%) .NET Framework
9 4 (1.50%) ActiveMQ
9 4 (1.50%) Regular Expression
9 4 (1.50%) Spring
10 3 (1.12%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.61%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (5.24%) Mobile App
3 13 (4.87%) Computer Science
3 13 (4.87%) Cryptography
3 13 (4.87%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.37%) PKI
6 8 (3.00%) User Experience
7 4 (1.50%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.50%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.12%) Clustering
8 3 (1.12%) Fintech
8 3 (1.12%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (1.12%) Freedom of Information Act
8 3 (1.12%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.12%) Smart Meter
8 3 (1.12%) VCE vBlock
9 2 (0.75%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.75%) DataPower
9 2 (0.75%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 96 (35.96%) Windows
2 51 (19.10%) Linux
3 41 (15.36%) Unix
4 34 (12.73%) Windows Server
5 19 (7.12%) Windows 7
5 19 (7.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (6.74%) Windows 10
6 18 (6.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (5.99%) Android
7 16 (5.99%) Apple iOS
8 12 (4.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (3.75%) Solaris
10 9 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (2.25%) Windows XP
12 5 (1.87%) Mac OS
13 4 (1.50%) SUSE
13 4 (1.50%) VMS
14 2 (0.75%) AIX
14 2 (0.75%) CentOS
14 2 (0.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (21.35%) ITIL
2 39 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (12.73%) DevOps
4 32 (11.99%) E-Commerce
5 30 (11.24%) Migration
6 26 (9.74%) High Availability
7 22 (8.24%) Open Source
8 20 (7.49%) Application Packaging
9 18 (6.74%) Scrum
10 17 (6.37%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (6.37%) Release Management
10 17 (6.37%) Service Management
11 16 (5.99%) Software Delivery
12 14 (5.24%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (5.24%) Project Management
12 14 (5.24%) Service Delivery
12 14 (5.24%) TDD
13 13 (4.87%) BDD
13 13 (4.87%) ITIL V3
14 12 (4.49%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 76 (28.46%) SQL
2 62 (23.22%) Java
3 43 (16.10%) Perl
4 35 (13.11%) JavaScript
4 35 (13.11%) PowerShell
5 30 (11.24%) C#
6 20 (7.49%) Python
7 17 (6.37%) T-SQL
8 15 (5.62%) Shell Script
9 12 (4.49%) PHP
10 11 (4.12%) C++
10 11 (4.12%) VB
11 10 (3.75%) VB.NET
11 10 (3.75%) VBA
12 9 (3.37%) Bash Shell
13 7 (2.62%) Ruby
13 7 (2.62%) VB6
14 5 (1.87%) C
15 4 (1.50%) Scala
15 4 (1.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (15.36%) Security Cleared
2 30 (11.24%) SC Cleared
3 24 (8.99%) Degree
4 15 (5.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (3.75%) MCP
5 10 (3.75%) MCSE
6 9 (3.37%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (3.37%) MCSA
7 7 (2.62%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.37%) CCA
8 1 (0.37%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.37%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.37%) MCAD
8 1 (0.37%) MCITP
8 1 (0.37%) MCSD
8 1 (0.37%) MOS
8 1 (0.37%) VCP5
8 1 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.74%) QA
2 5 (1.87%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (1.87%) SLA
3 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.37%) SDET
System Software
1 55 (20.60%) Active Directory
2 25 (9.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (8.99%) Microsoft App-V
4 21 (7.87%) XenApp
5 13 (4.87%) Hyper-V
6 10 (3.75%) XenDesktop
7 9 (3.37%) Docker
8 8 (3.00%) vCloud
9 4 (1.50%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (1.50%) VMware ESX
10 3 (1.12%) Squid
11 2 (0.75%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.75%) XenServer
12 1 (0.37%) NFS
12 1 (0.37%) Samba
12 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.37%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (10.86%) SCCM
2 12 (4.49%) Ansible
3 11 (4.12%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (3.37%) WMI
5 7 (2.62%) Kubernetes
5 7 (2.62%) Mesos
5 7 (2.62%) Puppet
6 5 (1.87%) SCOM
7 4 (1.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (1.50%) WSUS
8 3 (1.12%) ITRS Geneos
8 3 (1.12%) Nagios
8 3 (1.12%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.12%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (1.12%) OSSEC
8 3 (1.12%) yum
8 3 (1.12%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.75%) Control-M
9 2 (0.75%) Zenoss
10 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 61 (22.85%) Microsoft
2 44 (16.48%) Oracle
3 39 (14.61%) Citrix
4 34 (12.73%) VMware
5 13 (4.87%) AppSense
6 12 (4.49%) iManage
7 11 (4.12%) Google
8 8 (3.00%) IBM
8 8 (3.00%) Red Hat
8 8 (3.00%) SAP
9 7 (2.62%) Cisco
9 7 (2.62%) HP
10 5 (1.87%) F5
10 5 (1.87%) ILOG
11 4 (1.50%) Dell
11 4 (1.50%) Sun
11 4 (1.50%) Veritas
12 3 (1.12%) Lotus
12 3 (1.12%) NetApp
12 3 (1.12%) Symantec
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