Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Engineer was £444 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 594 636 661
Rank change year-on-year +42 +25 -90
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 265 238 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.24% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.26% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 173 142
England median daily rate £444 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.33% +7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £222 £213 £211
90th Percentile £588 £525 £511
UK median daily rate £425 £375 £345
% change year-on-year +13.33% +8.85% -13.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 20
England median hourly rate £40.75 £42.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.12% +34.92% -16.67%
10th Percentile £20.80 £29.25 £16.23
90th Percentile £64.13 £52.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £34.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year +15.94% +9.52% -16.67%

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 89873 92200 98570
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.76% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59900 60696 63752
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2662 2972 3818
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%

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 21 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Engineer in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 +38 161 £475 +22.58% 30
South East -34 27 £400 +8.11% 17
North of England +51 24 £338 +3.85% 5
Midlands +32 23 £425 +32.81% 7
East of England -4 20 £306 -23.44% 6
West Midlands +32 19 £450 +33.33% 6
North West +28 14 £350 +7.69% 3
South West -14 9 £250 -31.03% 7
North East +63 5 £338 +8.87%
Yorkshire +18 5 £313 -20.63% 2
East Midlands +2 4 £385 +22.71% 1
Applications Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 123 (46.42%) Windows
2 69 (26.04%) SQL
3 67 (25.28%) Linux
4 65 (24.53%) Java
4 65 (24.53%) Finance
5 61 (23.02%) Microsoft
6 60 (22.64%) PowerShell
7 51 (19.25%) Migration
8 47 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
9 46 (17.36%) SCCM
10 45 (16.98%) DevOps
11 44 (16.60%) Windows Server
12 43 (16.23%) Python
13 42 (15.85%) SQL Server
13 42 (15.85%) VMware
13 42 (15.85%) Microsoft App-V
14 40 (15.09%) Oracle
15 38 (14.34%) .NET
15 38 (14.34%) Banking
16 37 (13.96%) IIS
16 37 (13.96%) Unix
17 33 (12.45%) Windows 10
18 31 (11.70%) ITIL
19 29 (10.94%) Docker
20 27 (10.19%) Ansible
20 27 (10.19%) Puppet
20 27 (10.19%) Active Directory
21 26 (9.81%) Windows 7
21 26 (9.81%) Release Management
22 25 (9.43%) Application Packaging

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 37 (13.96%) IIS
2 25 (9.43%) Apache
2 25 (9.43%) Tomcat
3 15 (5.66%) Confluence
4 14 (5.28%) WebLogic
5 11 (4.15%) WebSphere
6 9 (3.40%) JBoss
7 8 (3.02%) nginx
8 5 (1.89%) CMS
8 5 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.13%) Drupal
9 3 (1.13%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.38%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.38%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.38%) SAS
10 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 22 (8.30%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.13%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.38%) SAP EWM
3 1 (0.38%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 22 (8.30%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (7.55%) Office 365
3 18 (6.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (3.40%) GitHub
5 5 (1.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (1.51%) G Suite
6 4 (1.51%) PaaS
7 3 (1.13%) Google Play
7 3 (1.13%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.75%) IaaS
9 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.38%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.92%) DNS
2 14 (5.28%) DHCP
3 12 (4.53%) Firewall
4 11 (4.15%) BIG-IP
5 9 (3.40%) LAN
6 5 (1.89%) Internet
6 5 (1.89%) Kerberos
6 5 (1.89%) LDAP
6 5 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
6 5 (1.89%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.89%) WAN
6 5 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (1.51%) VPN
8 3 (1.13%) SSL
9 2 (0.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (0.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (0.75%) HTTP
9 2 (0.75%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.38%) Multicast
10 1 (0.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (15.85%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.04%) MySQL
3 13 (4.91%) NoSQL
4 8 (3.02%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.51%) IDOL
6 4 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.13%) Data Mining
7 3 (1.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.13%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.13%) Neo4j
7 3 (1.13%) Redis
7 3 (1.13%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.75%) Geospatial Data
8 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 22 (8.30%) JIRA
2 20 (7.55%) Jenkins
3 18 (6.79%) Octopus Deploy
3 18 (6.79%) TeamCity
4 15 (5.66%) MSI
5 11 (4.15%) Git (software)
6 10 (3.77%) JMeter
7 9 (3.40%) MSBuild
8 5 (1.89%) Appium
8 5 (1.89%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (1.89%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (1.51%) Hudson
9 4 (1.51%) Selenium
10 3 (1.13%) InstallShield
11 2 (0.75%) Gradle
11 2 (0.75%) Introscope
11 2 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.38%) Capybara
General
1 65 (24.53%) Finance
2 38 (14.34%) Banking
3 10 (3.77%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.26%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.51%) Back Office
6 3 (1.13%) Legal
6 3 (1.13%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.13%) Military
6 3 (1.13%) Publishing
7 2 (0.75%) Automotive
7 2 (0.75%) Law
7 2 (0.75%) Retail
8 1 (0.38%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.38%) Electronics
8 1 (0.38%) French Language
8 1 (0.38%) Front Office
8 1 (0.38%) Marketing
8 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.38%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (14.34%) .NET
2 12 (4.53%) Node.js
2 12 (4.53%) Web Services
3 11 (4.15%) Rendezvous
4 10 (3.77%) WebSphere MQ
4 10 (3.77%) WSH
5 9 (3.40%) Middleware
5 9 (3.40%) MSMQ
5 9 (3.40%) REST
6 8 (3.02%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (2.26%) Kafka
7 6 (2.26%) SOAP
8 4 (1.51%) Android SDK
8 4 (1.51%) HTML
8 4 (1.51%) iOS SDK
8 4 (1.51%) J2ME
8 4 (1.51%) Java EE
8 4 (1.51%) RESTful
8 4 (1.51%) Spring
8 4 (1.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.66%) Mobile App
3 14 (5.28%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.26%) Online Banking
5 5 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.89%) User Experience
6 4 (1.51%) Animation
6 4 (1.51%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.51%) Spread Betting
7 3 (1.13%) Clustering
7 3 (1.13%) Fintech
7 3 (1.13%) Video on Demand
8 2 (0.75%) CMDB
8 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.75%) FMCG
8 2 (0.75%) Replication
8 2 (0.75%) STB
9 1 (0.38%) iPhone
9 1 (0.38%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 123 (46.42%) Windows
2 67 (25.28%) Linux
3 44 (16.60%) Windows Server
4 37 (13.96%) Unix
5 33 (12.45%) Windows 10
6 26 (9.81%) Windows 7
7 19 (7.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (6.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (5.66%) Apple iOS
10 14 (5.28%) Android
11 9 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (1.13%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.75%) OpenVMS
14 2 (0.75%) Solaris
14 2 (0.75%) VMS
14 2 (0.75%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (19.25%) Migration
2 47 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (16.98%) DevOps
4 31 (11.70%) ITIL
5 26 (9.81%) Release Management
6 25 (9.43%) Application Packaging
7 24 (9.06%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (7.55%) Task Automation
9 19 (7.17%) Performance Management
9 19 (7.17%) Scrum
10 18 (6.79%) Problem Management
11 15 (5.66%) Load Balancing
11 15 (5.66%) Service Delivery
12 14 (5.28%) Application Discovery
12 14 (5.28%) Configuration Management
13 13 (4.91%) E-Commerce
13 13 (4.91%) Root Cause Analysis
13 13 (4.91%) Software Engineering
14 12 (4.53%) Incident Management
15 11 (4.15%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 69 (26.04%) SQL
2 65 (24.53%) Java
3 60 (22.64%) PowerShell
4 43 (16.23%) Python
5 19 (7.17%) Perl
6 17 (6.42%) Ruby
7 16 (6.04%) C++
8 14 (5.28%) C#
9 11 (4.15%) PL/SQL
10 10 (3.77%) Shell Script
10 10 (3.77%) VBScript
11 8 (3.02%) JavaScript
11 8 (3.02%) PHP
12 5 (1.89%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.89%) C
12 5 (1.89%) VBA
13 4 (1.51%) Objective-C
14 3 (1.13%) Bourne shell
14 3 (1.13%) Korn
14 3 (1.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (9.43%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.66%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.02%) Degree
4 6 (2.26%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.13%) MCSA
5 3 (1.13%) MCSE
5 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.75%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.75%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.75%) MCP
7 1 (0.38%) ISEB
7 1 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.68%) QA
2 8 (3.02%) SLA
3 4 (1.51%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.38%) HL7
4 1 (0.38%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 42 (15.85%) Microsoft App-V
2 29 (10.94%) Docker
3 27 (10.19%) Active Directory
4 21 (7.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (4.91%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (4.15%) XenApp
7 7 (2.64%) XenDesktop
8 6 (2.26%) Hyper-V
9 5 (1.89%) vSphere
10 2 (0.75%) XenServer
11 1 (0.38%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.38%) KVM
11 1 (0.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 46 (17.36%) SCCM
2 27 (10.19%) Ansible
2 27 (10.19%) Puppet
3 12 (4.53%) ITRS Geneos
3 12 (4.53%) WMI
4 10 (3.77%) Nagios
4 10 (3.77%) Rancher
4 10 (3.77%) SCOM
5 9 (3.40%) Terraform
6 8 (3.02%) Icinga
7 6 (2.26%) BladeLogic
7 6 (2.26%) Kubernetes
7 6 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.13%) AirWatch
8 3 (1.13%) HP SiteScope
8 3 (1.13%) TIBCO Hawk
9 2 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.75%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.38%) WSUS
10 1 (0.38%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 61 (23.02%) Microsoft
2 42 (15.85%) VMware
3 40 (15.09%) Oracle
4 22 (8.30%) Citrix
5 17 (6.42%) New Relic
6 16 (6.04%) AppDynamics
7 13 (4.91%) Atlassian
7 13 (4.91%) F5
8 12 (4.53%) Red Hat
9 11 (4.15%) TIBCO
10 10 (3.77%) Dynatrace
11 8 (3.02%) Splunk
12 7 (2.64%) Apple
12 7 (2.64%) Cisco
12 7 (2.64%) Google
13 6 (2.26%) iManage
14 5 (1.89%) RedGate
15 4 (1.51%) HP
16 3 (1.13%) BMC
16 3 (1.13%) Interwoven