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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Applications Engineer
Rank 584 556 564
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +8
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 29 21 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.040% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.043% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 8
Average daily rate
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£313 £285 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.64% -13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £206 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £355 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £353
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 6
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2125 2122 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 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
Top 30 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 24 October 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 -17 29 £313 +9.64% 14
South East -8 12 £325 -1.51% 2
West Midlands -18 10 £240 - 1
London -6 6 £275 -3.50% 4
Surrey - 2 - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Dundee - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Lichfield - - - -
South West - - - - 2
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 3
Luton - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Staines - - - - 1
Stevenage - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Teddington - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Woking - - - -
York - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2

Applications Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 31 (51.67%) Project Management
1 31 (51.67%) Manufacturing
1 31 (51.67%) Validation
2 28 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (45.00%) Requirements Management
4 25 (41.67%) Time Management
5 22 (36.67%) ENOVIA
6 16 (26.67%) Software Testing
6 16 (26.67%) PLM
7 15 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
8 13 (21.67%) Migration
9 12 (20.00%) PDM
9 12 (20.00%) CAD
9 12 (20.00%) Automotive
9 12 (20.00%) DELMIA
9 12 (20.00%) Data Architecture
10 11 (18.33%) Business Transformation
10 11 (18.33%) SAP
10 11 (18.33%) ClearCase
10 11 (18.33%) ClearQuest
11 10 (16.67%) Windows
12 9 (15.00%) Telecoms
12 9 (15.00%) Finance
13 8 (13.33%) ITIL
13 8 (13.33%) Linux
13 8 (13.33%) Java
13 8 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (13.33%) TCP/IP
13 8 (13.33%) Cisco
13 8 (13.33%) CCNA

Applications Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 5 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.33%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.67%) WordPress
3 1 (1.67%) Confluence
3 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.67%) Lync
3 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.33%) MS Project
3 1 (1.67%) MS Office
3 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (36.67%) ENOVIA
2 12 (20.00%) DELMIA
3 1 (1.67%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) SaaS
1 1 (1.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 6 (10.00%) LAN
2 6 (10.00%) PBX
2 6 (10.00%) VoIP
2 6 (10.00%) WAN
2 6 (10.00%) IP Telephony
3 3 (5.00%) Asterisk PBX
3 3 (5.00%) ISDN
4 2 (3.33%) NetScaler
4 2 (3.33%) HTTP
4 2 (3.33%) DNS
4 2 (3.33%) SSL
5 1 (1.67%) DMZ
5 1 (1.67%) Internet
5 1 (1.67%) SPDY
5 1 (1.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.67%) MySQL
4 1 (1.67%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 15 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
2 11 (18.33%) ClearCase
2 11 (18.33%) ClearQuest
3 1 (1.67%) Subversion
3 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
General
1 31 (51.67%) Manufacturing
2 12 (20.00%) Automotive
3 9 (15.00%) Telecoms
3 9 (15.00%) Finance
4 4 (6.67%) Banking
4 4 (6.67%) Legal
5 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Law
5 1 (1.67%) Front Office
5 1 (1.67%) Back Office
5 1 (1.67%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.67%) HTML
2 3 (5.00%) Application Packaging
3 2 (3.33%) SOAP
3 2 (3.33%) Web Services
4 1 (1.67%) XML
4 1 (1.67%) XSD
4 1 (1.67%) XSLT
4 1 (1.67%) Flash
4 1 (1.67%) CGI
4 1 (1.67%) LAMP
4 1 (1.67%) Apache Flex
4 1 (1.67%) HTML5
4 1 (1.67%) QuickFIX
4 1 (1.67%) .NET
4 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.00%) IVR
3 3 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.33%) iPad
5 1 (1.67%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.67%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.67%) Clustering
5 1 (1.67%) PKI
5 1 (1.67%) Derivative
5 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.67%) iPhone
5 1 (1.67%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.67%) Windows
2 8 (13.33%) Linux
2 8 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (5.00%) UNIX
6 2 (3.33%) Solaris
7 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.67%) Android
7 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.67%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (51.67%) Project Management
1 31 (51.67%) Validation
2 27 (45.00%) Requirements Management
3 25 (41.67%) Time Management
4 16 (26.67%) PLM
4 16 (26.67%) Software Testing
5 13 (21.67%) Migration
6 12 (20.00%) PDM
6 12 (20.00%) CAD
6 12 (20.00%) Data Architecture
7 11 (18.33%) Business Transformation
8 8 (13.33%) ITIL
9 6 (10.00%) Business Continuity
10 5 (8.33%) Telemarketing
11 4 (6.67%) Logistics
11 4 (6.67%) Change Management
11 4 (6.67%) Benchmarking
11 4 (6.67%) Test Planning
11 4 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (5.00%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.33%) Java
2 7 (11.67%) JavaScript
3 6 (10.00%) SQL
4 5 (8.33%) Perl
5 4 (6.67%) PowerShell
6 3 (5.00%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.33%) PHP
7 2 (3.33%) C
8 1 (1.67%) C#
8 1 (1.67%) VB
8 1 (1.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) CCNA
1 8 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (11.67%) Security Cleared
3 6 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (8.33%) Degree
5 2 (3.33%) RHCE
5 2 (3.33%) JNCIA
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (3.33%) NFS
2 2 (3.33%) XenApp
3 1 (1.67%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) SCCM
2 1 (1.67%) Puppet
2 1 (1.67%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.67%) XenMobile
2 1 (1.67%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.67%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (1.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11 (18.33%) SAP
2 8 (13.33%) Cisco
3 5 (8.33%) Citrix
4 4 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 3 (5.00%) Adobe
5 3 (5.00%) Sun
6 2 (3.33%) Juniper
6 2 (3.33%) AppSense
6 2 (3.33%) Redknee
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle
7 1 (1.67%) ION Trading
7 1 (1.67%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.67%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.67%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.67%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.67%) VMware
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