The median contractor rate for a Applications Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 483 506 475
Rank change year-on-year +23 -31  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 94 120 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.24% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.25% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 84 98
Median daily rate £375 £363 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -19.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £250 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £465 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £339 £325
% change year-on-year +18.08% +4.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 3
Median hourly rate £32.50 £23.57 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.88% +17.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £17.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +94.20% -13.75%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39575 47323 46031
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.28% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25800 31094 28258
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1459 1862
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Applications Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Applications Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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
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 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 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
London +13 39 £380 +1.33% 31
East of England +4 16 £435 +45.00% 6
South East -1 14 £294 -10.98% 9
East Midlands 0 9 £375 -31.81%
North West +29 4 £325 -13.33% 4
South West -5 4 £325 -13.33% 2
West Midlands +12 3 £313 -24.24% 2
Yorkshire +18 2 £500 - 2
North East -6 2 £400 +45.45%
Applications Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 across the England region featuring Applications Engineer in the job title.

1 72 (38.30%) Windows
2 58 (30.85%) SQL
3 44 (23.40%) Linux
4 39 (20.74%) Java
4 39 (20.74%) Microsoft
4 39 (20.74%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (20.74%) Finance
5 38 (20.21%) Python
6 30 (15.96%) Oracle
7 29 (15.43%) Unix
8 26 (13.83%) SQL Server
8 26 (13.83%) .NET
9 24 (12.77%) PowerShell
10 23 (12.23%) IIS
10 23 (12.23%) Perl
10 23 (12.23%) Shell Script
11 22 (11.70%) JavaScript
11 22 (11.70%) ITIL
12 21 (11.17%) C#
13 20 (10.64%) Active Directory
13 20 (10.64%) Security Cleared
13 20 (10.64%) Windows 7
13 20 (10.64%) Ruby
13 20 (10.64%) QA
13 20 (10.64%) Mobile App
13 20 (10.64%) Windows Server
14 18 (9.57%) JIRA
15 17 (9.04%) DevOps
16 16 (8.51%) Calabash
16 16 (8.51%) Cucumber

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 23 (12.23%) IIS
2 15 (7.98%) WebLogic
3 13 (6.91%) WebSphere
4 12 (6.38%) Tomcat
5 11 (5.85%) Apache
6 6 (3.19%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (3.19%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.13%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.60%) Confluence
9 2 (1.06%) Documentum
9 2 (1.06%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.53%) Drupal
10 1 (0.53%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.53%) JBoss
10 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.53%) nginx
10 1 (0.53%) SAS
10 1 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.53%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 13 (6.91%) MS Excel
1 13 (6.91%) MS Office
2 3 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (1.60%) Simulink
3 2 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.53%) HipChat
4 1 (0.53%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (0.53%) PTC Creo
4 1 (0.53%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (3.19%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (3.19%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.53%) OPENContractor
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.32%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.19%) PaaS
3 6 (3.19%) SaaS
4 5 (2.66%) G Suite
4 5 (2.66%) IaaS
5 3 (1.60%) Mimecast
6 2 (1.06%) GitHub
6 2 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.53%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.53%) Office 365
7 1 (0.53%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.38%) DNS
1 12 (6.38%) SSL
2 8 (4.26%) Internet
2 8 (4.26%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.19%) LDAP
3 6 (3.19%) VPN
4 5 (2.66%) Firewall
5 4 (2.13%) DHCP
5 4 (2.13%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (1.60%) FlexRay
6 3 (1.60%) FTP
6 3 (1.60%) SSH
7 2 (1.06%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.06%) PuTTY
7 2 (1.06%) SMTP
7 2 (1.06%) VLAN
7 2 (1.06%) WinSCP
8 1 (0.53%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.53%) Network Security
8 1 (0.53%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.83%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.32%) Oracle Database
3 9 (4.79%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (2.66%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.13%) Big Data
5 4 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.06%) EDRMS
6 2 (1.06%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.06%) MS Access
6 2 (1.06%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.06%) Redis
6 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.53%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.53%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.53%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (0.53%) GIS
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 18 (9.57%) JIRA
2 16 (8.51%) Calabash
2 16 (8.51%) Cucumber
3 11 (5.85%) Selenium
4 10 (5.32%) Capybara
5 9 (4.79%) SoapUI
5 9 (4.79%) Visual Studio
6 8 (4.26%) Jenkins
7 7 (3.72%) Appium
7 7 (3.72%) MSBuild
7 7 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (3.19%) Git (software)
9 4 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (2.13%) Hudson
9 4 (2.13%) MSI
9 4 (2.13%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.60%) Eclipse
10 3 (1.60%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (1.60%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (1.06%) Gradle
General
1 39 (20.74%) Finance
2 10 (5.32%) Banking
3 7 (3.72%) Billing
3 7 (3.72%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.13%) Advertising
5 3 (1.60%) Automotive
5 3 (1.60%) Electronics
5 3 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.60%) Publishing
6 2 (1.06%) Back Office
6 2 (1.06%) Games
6 2 (1.06%) Retail
6 2 (1.06%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.53%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (13.83%) .NET
2 12 (6.38%) Middleware
3 11 (5.85%) Regular Expression
4 6 (3.19%) .NET Framework
4 6 (3.19%) AngularJS
4 6 (3.19%) HTML
4 6 (3.19%) J2EE
4 6 (3.19%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (3.19%) XML
5 5 (2.66%) Gherkin
5 5 (2.66%) WebCenter
6 4 (2.13%) ASP.NET
6 4 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (2.13%) MSMQ
6 4 (2.13%) Web Services
7 3 (1.60%) IBM Integration Bus
7 3 (1.60%) Kendo UI
7 3 (1.60%) React
7 3 (1.60%) RESTful
8 2 (1.06%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.64%) Mobile App
2 8 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.66%) Hedge funds
4 4 (2.13%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.13%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.13%) PKI
5 3 (1.60%) User Experience
6 2 (1.06%) EFT
6 2 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.06%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.06%) Wiki
7 1 (0.53%) CESG
7 1 (0.53%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.53%) Infotainment
7 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.53%) NHS
7 1 (0.53%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 72 (38.30%) Windows
2 44 (23.40%) Linux
3 29 (15.43%) Unix
4 20 (10.64%) Windows 7
4 20 (10.64%) Windows Server
5 14 (7.45%) Android
6 13 (6.91%) Apple iOS
6 13 (6.91%) Windows 10
6 13 (6.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (4.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (3.72%) Solaris
9 5 (2.66%) Mac OS
9 5 (2.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.66%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.60%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.06%) AIX
12 1 (0.53%) MVS
12 1 (0.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.53%) VMS
12 1 (0.53%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (20.74%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (11.70%) ITIL
3 17 (9.04%) DevOps
4 15 (7.98%) Software Engineering
5 14 (7.45%) API Testing
5 14 (7.45%) E-Commerce
6 13 (6.91%) BDD
6 13 (6.91%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (6.91%) Migration
6 13 (6.91%) Problem Management
6 13 (6.91%) Scrum
7 12 (6.38%) Configuration Management
8 11 (5.85%) Knowledge Management
9 10 (5.32%) Change Management
9 10 (5.32%) High Availability
9 10 (5.32%) Open Source
9 10 (5.32%) Service Management
9 10 (5.32%) Test Automation
10 9 (4.79%) Application Packaging
10 9 (4.79%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 58 (30.85%) SQL
2 39 (20.74%) Java
3 38 (20.21%) Python
4 24 (12.77%) PowerShell
5 23 (12.23%) Perl
5 23 (12.23%) Shell Script
6 22 (11.70%) JavaScript
7 21 (11.17%) C#
8 20 (10.64%) Ruby
9 13 (6.91%) C++
10 7 (3.72%) Bash Shell
10 7 (3.72%) C
11 6 (3.19%) T-SQL
12 4 (2.13%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.60%) Assembly Language
13 3 (1.60%) Embedded C
13 3 (1.60%) MATLAB
13 3 (1.60%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.60%) VBA
14 2 (1.06%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (10.64%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.51%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.19%) Degree
4 5 (2.66%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.13%) ISEB
6 3 (1.60%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.06%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.53%) CISSP
8 1 (0.53%) CLAS
8 1 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.53%) MCAD
8 1 (0.53%) MCITP
8 1 (0.53%) MCSD
8 1 (0.53%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.64%) QA
2 7 (3.72%) SDET
3 3 (1.60%) IEC 61508
3 3 (1.60%) ISO26262
3 3 (1.60%) SLA
4 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (10.64%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.85%) XenApp
3 8 (4.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (4.26%) Virtual Desktop
4 7 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.72%) XenDesktop
5 6 (3.19%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.60%) Docker
6 3 (1.60%) NFS
6 3 (1.60%) Samba
7 2 (1.06%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.53%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.53%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.53%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (7.98%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (7.45%) Puppet
3 13 (6.91%) SCCM
4 6 (3.19%) Ansible
5 3 (1.60%) Nagios
6 2 (1.06%) BladeLogic
6 2 (1.06%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.06%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (1.06%) SCOM
7 1 (0.53%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.53%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (0.53%) Kibana
7 1 (0.53%) logstash
7 1 (0.53%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.53%) OSSEC
7 1 (0.53%) Rancher
7 1 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.53%) Webmin
7 1 (0.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (20.74%) Microsoft
2 30 (15.96%) Oracle
3 13 (6.91%) Citrix
4 11 (5.85%) VMware
5 10 (5.32%) Splunk
6 7 (3.72%) Red Hat
7 6 (3.19%) WorldPay
7 6 (3.19%) Xamarin
8 5 (2.66%) AppDynamics
8 5 (2.66%) Google
8 5 (2.66%) IBM
9 4 (2.13%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.60%) CA
10 3 (1.60%) LANDesk
11 2 (1.06%) Apple
11 2 (1.06%) Avaya
11 2 (1.06%) BEA
11 2 (1.06%) Epicor
11 2 (1.06%) F5
11 2 (1.06%) Remedy
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