Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Applications Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 631 627 612
Rank change year-on-year -4 -15 -11
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 197 190 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.22% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.23% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 136 165
England median daily rate £425 £378 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.58% +6.34% -11.25%
10th Percentile £209 £225 £216
90th Percentile £588 £475 £499
UK median daily rate £410 £379 £355
% change year-on-year +8.25% +6.69% -11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 20
England median hourly rate £36.77 £35.00 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.06% +5.26% +47.78%
10th Percentile £20.93 £19.80 £16.25
90th Percentile £111.13 £50.50 £48.63
UK median hourly rate £33.54 £30.75 £33.25
% change year-on-year +9.07% -7.52% +47.78%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 87,570 82,997 94,323
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.73% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,756 54,500 61,256
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,594 2,910 3,485
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% - +12.12%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.60 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%

Applications Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Applications Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Engineer in England

Applications Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Applications Engineer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Engineer in England

Applications Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Engineer in England over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Engineer in England

Applications Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Engineer in England

Applications Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Engineer in England over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Applications Engineer in England

Applications Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 19 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -2 124 £475 +25.00% 45
Midlands +10 25 £325 -7.14% 70
West Midlands +21 20 £325 -13.33% 50
South East -27 17 £420 +15.86% 53
North of England +31 15 £313 -16.67% 26
North West +19 10 £313 -11.35% 8
East of England -32 10 £168 -61.32% 36
South West +8 5 £319 -8.93% 30
East Midlands -2 5 £280 -18.84% 20
Yorkshire -2 3 - - 17
North East +36 2 £413 +10.00% 1
Applications Engineer
UK

Applications Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, Applications Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Applications Engineer in the job title.

1 109 (55.33%) Windows
2 60 (30.46%) Java
2 60 (30.46%) Finance
3 52 (26.40%) DevOps
4 50 (25.38%) Windows Server
4 50 (25.38%) IIS
4 50 (25.38%) Linux
5 48 (24.37%) SQL
5 48 (24.37%) PowerShell
6 47 (23.86%) Microsoft
7 43 (21.83%) .NET
7 43 (21.83%) Migration
8 40 (20.30%) Agile Software Development
9 39 (19.80%) Python
10 34 (17.26%) Unix
11 33 (16.75%) Banking
12 32 (16.24%) Puppet
12 32 (16.24%) VMware
12 32 (16.24%) ITIL
13 30 (15.23%) Windows Server 2012
13 30 (15.23%) SQL Server
13 30 (15.23%) Continuous Integration
13 30 (15.23%) SCCM
14 29 (14.72%) Apache
15 27 (13.71%) Microsoft App-V
15 27 (13.71%) Windows Server 2008
15 27 (13.71%) Windows 10
16 26 (13.20%) Active Directory
17 25 (12.69%) Ansible
18 24 (12.18%) Tomcat

Applications Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 50 (25.38%) IIS
2 29 (14.72%) Apache
3 24 (12.18%) Tomcat
4 18 (9.14%) WebSphere
5 14 (7.11%) Confluence
6 11 (5.58%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (5.08%) WebLogic
8 9 (4.57%) nginx
9 7 (3.55%) JBoss
10 5 (2.54%) SharePoint
11 2 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.51%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.51%) SAS
12 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.51%) WildFly
Applications
1 15 (7.61%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.51%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Elite 3E
1 1 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.51%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.15%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (7.61%) Office 365
3 13 (6.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (5.08%) GitHub
5 5 (2.54%) G Suite
6 3 (1.52%) Google Play
7 2 (1.02%) IaaS
8 1 (0.51%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.51%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.51%) PaaS
8 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.63%) BIG-IP
2 15 (7.61%) DNS
3 11 (5.58%) DHCP
3 11 (5.58%) Firewall
4 10 (5.08%) LAN
5 7 (3.55%) Internet
5 7 (3.55%) Remote Desktop
5 7 (3.55%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (3.05%) TCP/IP
6 6 (3.05%) WAN
7 5 (2.54%) VPN
8 4 (2.03%) HTTP
8 4 (2.03%) Kerberos
9 3 (1.52%) NetScaler
9 3 (1.52%) Network Security
10 2 (1.02%) VLAN
11 1 (0.51%) Bluetooth
11 1 (0.51%) FTP
11 1 (0.51%) SSL
11 1 (0.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (15.23%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.09%) NoSQL
3 7 (3.55%) MySQL
4 6 (3.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.05%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.03%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.03%) Redis
6 3 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.52%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.52%) JanusGraph
6 3 (1.52%) Neo4j
7 2 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.02%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.51%) Big Data
8 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (11.68%) Octopus Deploy
1 23 (11.68%) TeamCity
2 22 (11.17%) JIRA
3 20 (10.15%) Jenkins
4 15 (7.61%) MSBuild
5 11 (5.58%) Git (software)
6 10 (5.08%) MSI
7 9 (4.57%) JMeter
8 6 (3.05%) Selenium
9 5 (2.54%) Appium
9 5 (2.54%) Cucumber
9 5 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (2.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (2.03%) Hudson
11 3 (1.52%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.02%) Introscope
12 2 (1.02%) Subversion
12 2 (1.02%) WebDriver
13 1 (0.51%) Gradle
13 1 (0.51%) SoapUI
General
1 60 (30.46%) Finance
2 33 (16.75%) Banking
3 6 (3.05%) Back Office
4 2 (1.02%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.02%) Publishing
5 1 (0.51%) Automotive
5 1 (0.51%) Front Office
5 1 (0.51%) Law
5 1 (0.51%) Legal
5 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (21.83%) .NET
2 15 (7.61%) MSMQ
2 15 (7.61%) WebSphere MQ
3 14 (7.11%) Web Services
4 11 (5.58%) Elastic Stack
4 11 (5.58%) Node.js
5 9 (4.57%) REST
6 7 (3.55%) SOAP
7 6 (3.05%) Middleware
8 5 (2.54%) WSH
9 4 (2.03%) Android SDK
9 4 (2.03%) HTML
9 4 (2.03%) iOS SDK
9 4 (2.03%) J2EE
9 4 (2.03%) LDAP
9 4 (2.03%) Rendezvous
9 4 (2.03%) RESTful
9 4 (2.03%) Spring
10 3 (1.52%) Kafka
10 3 (1.52%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (9.14%) Data Centre
3 12 (6.09%) Online Banking
4 8 (4.06%) Computer Science
4 8 (4.06%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.03%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.52%) Fintech
6 3 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.52%) User Experience
7 2 (1.02%) Clustering
7 2 (1.02%) Replication
7 2 (1.02%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.51%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.51%) Equities
8 1 (0.51%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.51%) Life Science
8 1 (0.51%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.51%) NHS
8 1 (0.51%) PKI
8 1 (0.51%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 109 (55.33%) Windows
2 50 (25.38%) Linux
2 50 (25.38%) Windows Server
3 34 (17.26%) Unix
4 30 (15.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (13.71%) Windows 10
5 27 (13.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (10.15%) Windows 7
7 13 (6.60%) Apple iOS
8 11 (5.58%) Android
9 10 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (4.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (2.54%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.52%) Solaris
13 1 (0.51%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (26.40%) DevOps
2 43 (21.83%) Migration
3 40 (20.30%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (16.24%) ITIL
5 30 (15.23%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (11.68%) Task Automation
7 20 (10.15%) Configuration Management
7 20 (10.15%) Release Management
7 20 (10.15%) Scrum
8 18 (9.14%) Load Balancing
8 18 (9.14%) Problem Management
9 17 (8.63%) Application Discovery
9 17 (8.63%) Application Packaging
10 15 (7.61%) Performance Management
11 14 (7.11%) Application Performance Management
12 12 (6.09%) Change Control
12 12 (6.09%) Change Management
13 11 (5.58%) Mentoring
13 11 (5.58%) Test Automation
14 10 (5.08%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 60 (30.46%) Java
2 48 (24.37%) PowerShell
2 48 (24.37%) SQL
3 39 (19.80%) Python
4 22 (11.17%) Perl
4 22 (11.17%) Ruby
5 14 (7.11%) C#
6 8 (4.06%) C++
7 7 (3.55%) Bash Shell
8 6 (3.05%) JavaScript
8 6 (3.05%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.54%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.54%) VBScript
10 4 (2.03%) Objective-C
11 3 (1.52%) Bourne shell
11 3 (1.52%) ES6
11 3 (1.52%) GraphQL
11 3 (1.52%) Korn
11 3 (1.52%) PHP
12 1 (0.51%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 18 (9.14%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.06%) Degree
2 8 (4.06%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.52%) CTC Cleared
4 3 (1.52%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.51%) MCP
5 1 (0.51%) MCSA
5 1 (0.51%) MCSE
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.15%) QA
2 11 (5.58%) SLA
3 3 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.51%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (13.71%) Microsoft App-V
2 26 (13.20%) Active Directory
3 19 (9.64%) Docker
4 15 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (6.60%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (5.58%) XenApp
7 5 (2.54%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.03%) vSphere
9 2 (1.02%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.51%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 32 (16.24%) Puppet
2 30 (15.23%) SCCM
3 25 (12.69%) Ansible
4 19 (9.64%) ITRS Geneos
5 11 (5.58%) BladeLogic
6 9 (4.57%) Nagios
6 9 (4.57%) Rancher
7 8 (4.06%) SCOM
8 7 (3.55%) Icinga
9 6 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (2.54%) WMI
11 4 (2.03%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (1.02%) Stealthwatch
12 2 (1.02%) WSUS
13 1 (0.51%) Consul
13 1 (0.51%) Dollar Universe
13 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 1 (0.51%) Terraform
13 1 (0.51%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 47 (23.86%) Microsoft
2 32 (16.24%) VMware
3 22 (11.17%) AppDynamics
4 19 (9.64%) F5
4 19 (9.64%) Oracle
5 18 (9.14%) New Relic
6 17 (8.63%) Dynatrace
7 14 (7.11%) Atlassian
7 14 (7.11%) Red Hat
8 13 (6.60%) Citrix
9 10 (5.08%) Splunk
10 9 (4.57%) Google
11 6 (3.05%) Apple
11 6 (3.05%) Cisco
11 6 (3.05%) RedGate
12 4 (2.03%) TIBCO
13 3 (1.52%) Capita
13 3 (1.52%) HP
13 3 (1.52%) Remedy
13 3 (1.52%) ServiceNow