The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Applications Engineer
Rank 588 556 589
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +33
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 24 30 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.057% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.061% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 4
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£338 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 2
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 -

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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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
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 19 September 2014.

Applications Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Applications Engineer
Top 29 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 19 September 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -14 24 £338 +12.50% 12
West Midlands -14 17 £269 - 2
London +7 3 - -
South East +3 3 £375 +11.94% 3
City of London - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 5
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 1
Luton - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Aylesbury - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 4
Eastbourne - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Lichfield - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 5

Applications Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 34 (56.67%) Project Management
1 34 (56.67%) Manufacturing
1 34 (56.67%) Validation
2 32 (53.33%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (51.67%) Requirements Management
4 29 (48.33%) Time Management
5 25 (41.67%) ENOVIA
6 17 (28.33%) Software Testing
6 17 (28.33%) PLM
6 17 (28.33%) SAP
6 17 (28.33%) Rational DOORS
7 16 (26.67%) Migration
8 14 (23.33%) Automotive
8 14 (23.33%) DELMIA
8 14 (23.33%) CAD
8 14 (23.33%) PDM
8 14 (23.33%) Java
8 14 (23.33%) Data Architecture
9 13 (21.67%) ClearCase
9 13 (21.67%) ClearQuest
10 12 (20.00%) Business Transformation
11 10 (16.67%) Windows
12 9 (15.00%) SQL
12 9 (15.00%) Finance
13 7 (11.67%) Linux
14 6 (10.00%) OO
14 6 (10.00%) Oracle
15 5 (8.33%) Perl
15 5 (8.33%) JBoss
15 5 (8.33%) OOP

Applications Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.00%) Lync
3 2 (3.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.67%) WordPress
4 1 (1.67%) Confluence
4 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (41.67%) ENOVIA
2 14 (23.33%) DELMIA
3 5 (8.33%) SAP PM
3 5 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.67%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) SaaS
1 1 (1.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (5.00%) DNS
2 2 (3.33%) NetScaler
2 2 (3.33%) SSL
2 2 (3.33%) HTTP
2 2 (3.33%) SAN
3 1 (1.67%) DMZ
3 1 (1.67%) Internet
3 1 (1.67%) DHCP
3 1 (1.67%) SPDY
3 1 (1.67%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (1.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.67%) MySQL
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 17 (28.33%) Rational DOORS
2 13 (21.67%) ClearCase
2 13 (21.67%) ClearQuest
3 5 (8.33%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.67%) Subversion
4 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
General
1 34 (56.67%) Manufacturing
2 14 (23.33%) Automotive
3 9 (15.00%) Finance
4 3 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.00%) Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Legal
5 1 (1.67%) Front Office
5 1 (1.67%) Back Office
5 1 (1.67%) Electronics
5 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.33%) .NET
1 2 (3.33%) SOAP
1 2 (3.33%) Web Services
2 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.67%) CSS
2 1 (1.67%) Flash
2 1 (1.67%) XML
2 1 (1.67%) XSD
2 1 (1.67%) XSLT
2 1 (1.67%) HTML
2 1 (1.67%) CGI
2 1 (1.67%) LAMP
2 1 (1.67%) Apache Flex
2 1 (1.67%) QuickFIX
2 1 (1.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 32 (53.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (6.67%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.00%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.33%) iPad
5 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.33%) Replication
6 1 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.67%) Clustering
6 1 (1.67%) PKI
6 1 (1.67%) Derivative
6 1 (1.67%) Statistics
6 1 (1.67%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.67%) Open Source
6 1 (1.67%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.67%) Windows
2 7 (11.67%) Linux
3 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (5.00%) UNIX
3 3 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.33%) Android
4 2 (3.33%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.33%) Windows Phone
4 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (56.67%) Project Management
1 34 (56.67%) Validation
2 31 (51.67%) Requirements Management
3 29 (48.33%) Time Management
4 17 (28.33%) Software Testing
4 17 (28.33%) PLM
5 16 (26.67%) Migration
6 14 (23.33%) CAD
6 14 (23.33%) PDM
6 14 (23.33%) Data Architecture
7 12 (20.00%) Business Transformation
8 6 (10.00%) OO
9 5 (8.33%) OOP
10 4 (6.67%) Security Testing
10 4 (6.67%) Test Planning
11 3 (5.00%) Benchmarking
11 3 (5.00%) Change Management
11 3 (5.00%) Business Continuity
11 3 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (5.00%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.33%) Java
2 9 (15.00%) SQL
3 5 (8.33%) Perl
3 5 (8.33%) Groovy
4 4 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 4 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.00%) C
6 2 (3.33%) PHP
7 1 (1.67%) Python
7 1 (1.67%) VB
7 1 (1.67%) C#
7 1 (1.67%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (8.33%) Degree
2 2 (3.33%) JNCIA
2 2 (3.33%) RHCE
2 2 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.33%) CCNA
3 1 (1.67%) MCSE
3 1 (1.67%) MCSA
3 1 (1.67%) MCP
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.33%) NFS
2 2 (3.33%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.67%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) SCCM
2 1 (1.67%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.67%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (1.67%) Nagios
2 1 (1.67%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.67%) XenMobile
2 1 (1.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (28.33%) SAP
2 6 (10.00%) Oracle
3 5 (8.33%) JBoss
4 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.67%) Juniper
4 4 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 3 (5.00%) Sun
5 3 (5.00%) NetApp
5 3 (5.00%) Citrix
5 3 (5.00%) Cisco
5 3 (5.00%) VMware
6 2 (3.33%) Veeam
6 2 (3.33%) Redknee
7 1 (1.67%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.67%) McAfee
7 1 (1.67%) ION Trading
7 1 (1.67%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.67%) Brocade