Period
to 27 May 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Engineer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 686 587 625
Rank change year-on-year -99 +38 -69
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 166 233 239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.28% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.29% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 155 164
England median daily rate £388 £380 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.97% +2.70% +2.00%
10th Percentile £248 £205 £235
90th Percentile £588 £562 £525
UK median daily rate £375 £394 £375
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 10
England median hourly rate £25.00 £31.50 £29.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.63% +6.28% +31.73%
10th Percentile £22.00 £16.25 £15.45
90th Percentile £33.17 £42.10 £59.18
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £31.50 £23.69
% change year-on-year -28.57% +32.95% +5.30%

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 87,320 79,861 92,735
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.91% 95.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,796 52,144 60,918
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £272 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £623 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,735 2,655 2,886
England median hourly rate £18.51 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.61% -2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.84 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.46% -5.80% +14.29%

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 27 May 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
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 27 May 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 -99 87 £475 +11.76% 33
South East -14 33 £290 -9.38% 66
Midlands -14 19 £280 -21.68% 41
North of England -18 17 £340 -9.33% 32
West Midlands -9 15 £250 +25.00% 26
South West +11 10 £250 -28.57% 15
North West -15 10 £339 +4.23% 15
East Midlands -9 6 £250 -31.51% 15
Yorkshire -10 5 £358 -28.50% 13
East of England -20 3 - - 21
North East 0 2 £525 +40.00% 4
Applications Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 74 (44.58%) Windows
2 48 (28.92%) Linux
3 47 (28.31%) SQL
4 43 (25.90%) Finance
5 36 (21.69%) Windows Server
6 35 (21.08%) Microsoft
7 31 (18.67%) Java
7 31 (18.67%) Python
7 31 (18.67%) PowerShell
7 31 (18.67%) DevOps
8 30 (18.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (16.87%) Unix
10 27 (16.27%) .NET
10 27 (16.27%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (15.06%) SQL Server
11 25 (15.06%) Amazon AWS
12 24 (14.46%) IIS
13 23 (13.86%) Active Directory
13 23 (13.86%) Banking
13 23 (13.86%) Windows Server 2008
14 20 (12.05%) Migration
15 19 (11.45%) VMware
16 18 (10.84%) Microsoft Azure
17 17 (10.24%) DNS
17 17 (10.24%) Oracle
18 16 (9.64%) Perl
18 16 (9.64%) ITIL
18 16 (9.64%) Configuration Management
18 16 (9.64%) Ansible
18 16 (9.64%) Docker

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 24 (14.46%) IIS
2 11 (6.63%) Apache
2 11 (6.63%) WebSphere
3 10 (6.02%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (6.02%) Tomcat
4 6 (3.61%) nginx
5 5 (3.01%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.41%) CMS
6 4 (2.41%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.81%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.20%) JBoss
8 2 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.60%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.60%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.60%) SAS
9 1 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.60%) WildFly
Applications
1 12 (7.23%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.60%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.60%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.60%) Concordance
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.60%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.60%) Relativity
2 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.60%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 25 (15.06%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (10.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (6.63%) Office 365
4 5 (3.01%) AWS Lambda
4 5 (3.01%) G Suite
4 5 (3.01%) Serverless
5 3 (1.81%) Slack
6 2 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.20%) Datadog
6 2 (1.20%) GitHub
6 2 (1.20%) IaaS
7 1 (0.60%) Akamai
7 1 (0.60%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.60%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.60%) PaaS
7 1 (0.60%) SaaS
7 1 (0.60%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.24%) DNS
2 14 (8.43%) Firewall
3 12 (7.23%) Remote Desktop
4 9 (5.42%) BIG-IP
4 9 (5.42%) HTTP
4 9 (5.42%) Internet
5 8 (4.82%) DHCP
5 8 (4.82%) SAN
6 6 (3.61%) Multicast
7 5 (3.01%) SMTP
7 5 (3.01%) TCP/IP
8 4 (2.41%) SNMP
8 4 (2.41%) SSH
9 3 (1.81%) DDNS
9 3 (1.81%) NAS
9 3 (1.81%) WAN
10 2 (1.20%) BGP
10 2 (1.20%) NetScaler
10 2 (1.20%) Network Security
10 2 (1.20%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.06%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.82%) MongoDB
2 8 (4.82%) NoSQL
3 7 (4.22%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (3.61%) DB2
4 6 (3.61%) MySQL
4 6 (3.61%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.01%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.41%) Redis
6 4 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.81%) Big Data
7 3 (1.81%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.81%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.60%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 10 (6.02%) TeamCity
2 7 (4.22%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.61%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.61%) JMeter
4 5 (3.01%) JIRA
4 5 (3.01%) MSBuild
4 5 (3.01%) MSI
4 5 (3.01%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (1.81%) Maven
5 3 (1.81%) Selenium
5 3 (1.81%) webpack
6 2 (1.20%) Ant
6 2 (1.20%) Appium
6 2 (1.20%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.20%) InstallShield
6 2 (1.20%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.20%) Subversion
6 2 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.20%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.60%) GitLab
General
1 43 (25.90%) Finance
2 23 (13.86%) Banking
3 5 (3.01%) Legal
4 4 (2.41%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.81%) Back Office
5 3 (1.81%) Electronics
5 3 (1.81%) Law
5 3 (1.81%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.20%) Front Office
7 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.60%) French Language
7 1 (0.60%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.60%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.60%) Marketing
7 1 (0.60%) Publishing
7 1 (0.60%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (16.27%) .NET
2 15 (9.04%) Web Services
3 7 (4.22%) Elastic Stack
4 6 (3.61%) HTML
4 6 (3.61%) OAuth
4 6 (3.61%) Rendezvous
4 6 (3.61%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (3.01%) ASP.NET
5 5 (3.01%) Middleware
5 5 (3.01%) MSMQ
5 5 (3.01%) Node.js
5 5 (3.01%) SAML
6 4 (2.41%) AngularJS
6 4 (2.41%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (2.41%) Kafka
6 4 (2.41%) React
6 4 (2.41%) REST
7 3 (1.81%) Celery
7 3 (1.81%) J2EE
7 3 (1.81%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (6.63%) Online Banking
2 7 (4.22%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.22%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (3.01%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.01%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.01%) Replication
3 5 (3.01%) User Experience
4 4 (2.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (2.41%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.81%) Clustering
5 3 (1.81%) Fixed Income
5 3 (1.81%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.20%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.20%) Arduino
6 2 (1.20%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.20%) Life Science
6 2 (1.20%) Market Risk
6 2 (1.20%) PKI
6 2 (1.20%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 74 (44.58%) Windows
2 48 (28.92%) Linux
3 36 (21.69%) Windows Server
4 30 (18.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (16.87%) Unix
6 23 (13.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (8.43%) Windows 10
8 13 (7.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (7.23%) Apple iOS
10 9 (5.42%) Mac OS
11 7 (4.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (3.61%) Windows 7
13 3 (1.81%) Android
14 1 (0.60%) AIX
14 1 (0.60%) CentOS
14 1 (0.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (18.67%) DevOps
2 27 (16.27%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (12.05%) Migration
4 16 (9.64%) Configuration Management
4 16 (9.64%) ITIL
4 16 (9.64%) Problem Management
5 15 (9.04%) Application Packaging
6 14 (8.43%) Deployment Automation
6 14 (8.43%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (7.23%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (6.63%) Capacity Management
8 11 (6.63%) E-Commerce
8 11 (6.63%) Load Balancing
9 10 (6.02%) Change Control
9 10 (6.02%) Change Management
9 10 (6.02%) Task Automation
10 9 (5.42%) Project Management
10 9 (5.42%) Release Management
10 9 (5.42%) Software Engineering
10 9 (5.42%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 47 (28.31%) SQL
2 31 (18.67%) Java
2 31 (18.67%) PowerShell
2 31 (18.67%) Python
3 16 (9.64%) Perl
4 13 (7.83%) C#
5 12 (7.23%) Ruby
6 11 (6.63%) Bash Shell
7 10 (6.02%) JavaScript
8 5 (3.01%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.41%) C++
10 3 (1.81%) Scala
11 2 (1.20%) C
11 2 (1.20%) Groovy
11 2 (1.20%) MATLAB
11 2 (1.20%) PHP
12 1 (0.60%) COBOL
12 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (8.43%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.42%) Degree
3 7 (4.22%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.20%) CCNA
4 2 (1.20%) CCNP
4 2 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.20%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.20%) JNCIA
5 1 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.60%) MCP
5 1 (0.60%) MCSA
5 1 (0.60%) MCSE
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.42%) QA
1 9 (5.42%) SLA
2 7 (4.22%) GDPR
3 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.60%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (13.86%) Active Directory
2 16 (9.64%) Docker
3 12 (7.23%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (4.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (3.01%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.81%) XenApp
7 2 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.60%) Xen
8 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (9.64%) Ansible
2 15 (9.04%) Puppet
3 14 (8.43%) SCCM
4 13 (7.83%) ITRS Geneos
5 8 (4.82%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (4.22%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (3.01%) BladeLogic
7 5 (3.01%) Kubernetes
7 5 (3.01%) Rancher
8 3 (1.81%) Nagios
8 3 (1.81%) WSUS
9 2 (1.20%) logstash
9 2 (1.20%) Pingdom
10 1 (0.60%) Dollar Universe
10 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.60%) Kibana
10 1 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.60%) SCOM
10 1 (0.60%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.60%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 35 (21.08%) Microsoft
2 19 (11.45%) VMware
3 17 (10.24%) Oracle
4 15 (9.04%) Red Hat
5 11 (6.63%) F5
5 11 (6.63%) Splunk
6 9 (5.42%) Citrix
7 8 (4.82%) Apple
7 8 (4.82%) Dynatrace
7 8 (4.82%) Remedy
8 7 (4.22%) AppDynamics
9 6 (3.61%) Cisco
9 6 (3.61%) TIBCO
10 5 (3.01%) Google
10 5 (3.01%) New Relic
10 5 (3.01%) Reuters
10 5 (3.01%) SaltStack
10 5 (3.01%) Sun
11 4 (2.41%) Currenex
11 4 (2.41%) SolarWinds