Period
to 21 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 643 562 618
Rank change year-on-year -81 +56 -29
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 199 276 256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.31% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.33% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 195 183
England median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £234 £250 £205
90th Percentile £613 £583 £535
UK median daily rate £373 £433 £375
% change year-on-year -13.91% +15.53% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 2
England median hourly rate £25.00 £31.50 £32.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.63% -2.33% +72.00%
10th Percentile £22.00 £18.55 £18.58
90th Percentile £43.00 £43.75 £45.73
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £31.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -24.60% +110.00% -20.00%

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 88,400 83,933 95,422
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.99% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,456 54,900 62,972
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,840 2,542 2,824
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.92%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.31
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £17.87 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.47% -1.58% +6.38%

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 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -87 93 £525 +8.25% 27
South East +4 61 £283 -19.29% 48
North of England -22 24 £335 -1.03% 31
North West -13 18 £320 -24.65% 19
Midlands -24 12 £250 -34.21% 48
South West -13 8 £250 -16.67% 26
East Midlands -12 7 £250 -33.33% 13
West Midlands -30 7 £250 -45.95% 35
East of England -15 5 £500 +29.03% 35
Yorkshire -15 5 £358 -12.00% 10
North East -7 1 £500 +48.15% 2
Applications Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 87 (43.72%) Windows
2 67 (33.67%) SQL
3 54 (27.14%) Linux
4 45 (22.61%) Python
5 43 (21.61%) Microsoft
6 38 (19.10%) Finance
7 35 (17.59%) PowerShell
8 34 (17.09%) ITIL
8 34 (17.09%) Windows Server
9 30 (15.08%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (14.07%) Java
10 28 (14.07%) Active Directory
11 27 (13.57%) SCCM
12 25 (12.56%) Amazon AWS
13 24 (12.06%) Windows Server 2012
13 24 (12.06%) Software Engineering
14 23 (11.56%) Microsoft App-V
14 23 (11.56%) VMware
14 23 (11.56%) SQL Server
15 22 (11.06%) C#
15 22 (11.06%) Tomcat
15 22 (11.06%) Application Packaging
15 22 (11.06%) Problem Management
16 21 (10.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 21 (10.55%) Project Management
16 21 (10.55%) Apache
16 21 (10.55%) Windows 10
17 20 (10.05%) .NET
17 20 (10.05%) IIS
17 20 (10.05%) DNS

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 22 (11.06%) Tomcat
2 21 (10.55%) Apache
3 20 (10.05%) IIS
4 6 (3.02%) JBoss
5 5 (2.51%) Apache Spark
5 5 (2.51%) CMS
5 5 (2.51%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (2.51%) MS Exchange
5 5 (2.51%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.01%) nginx
6 4 (2.01%) WildFly
7 3 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.51%) Jetty
7 3 (1.51%) Mongrel
8 2 (1.01%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.01%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.50%) Confluence
9 1 (0.50%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (6.03%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (4.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 8 (4.02%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (2.51%) Simulink
4 1 (0.50%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 7 (3.52%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.50%) Concordance
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.50%) Relativity
2 1 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (12.56%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (8.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (6.03%) Office 365
4 6 (3.02%) Serverless
5 5 (2.51%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (2.01%) G Suite
6 4 (2.01%) Slack
7 3 (1.51%) Google App Engine
7 3 (1.51%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (1.01%) Datadog
9 1 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.50%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.50%) GitHub
9 1 (0.50%) IaaS
9 1 (0.50%) PaaS
9 1 (0.50%) SaaS
9 1 (0.50%) Sumo Logic
9 1 (0.50%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.05%) DNS
1 20 (10.05%) Firewall
2 13 (6.53%) Multicast
3 11 (5.53%) HTTP
3 11 (5.53%) Internet
3 11 (5.53%) Remote Desktop
4 10 (5.03%) DHCP
5 8 (4.02%) SAN
6 6 (3.02%) FTP
6 6 (3.02%) SSH
7 5 (2.51%) RS-232
7 5 (2.51%) SMTP
7 5 (2.51%) SSL
8 4 (2.01%) SNMP
8 4 (2.01%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.51%) DDNS
9 3 (1.51%) IPsec
9 3 (1.51%) NAS
9 3 (1.51%) Wireless
10 2 (1.01%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.56%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.03%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (4.52%) MySQL
4 8 (4.02%) MongoDB
5 7 (3.52%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (3.02%) Big Data
6 6 (3.02%) DB2
6 6 (3.02%) NoSQL
6 6 (3.02%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.51%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.01%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.01%) Redis
9 3 (1.51%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.51%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.01%) Neo4j
10 2 (1.01%) Power BI
10 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.50%) Apache Accumulo
11 1 (0.50%) Apache Kudu
11 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (5.53%) JIRA
2 10 (5.03%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.02%) MSI
4 7 (3.52%) Subversion
5 6 (3.02%) Mercurial
6 5 (2.51%) Jenkins
6 5 (2.51%) TeamCity
6 5 (2.51%) Visual Studio
7 4 (2.01%) Maven
8 3 (1.51%) webpack
9 2 (1.01%) AdminStudio
9 2 (1.01%) Ant
9 2 (1.01%) InstallShield
9 2 (1.01%) JMeter
9 2 (1.01%) RStudio
9 2 (1.01%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.50%) Introscope
10 1 (0.50%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
General
1 38 (19.10%) Finance
2 19 (9.55%) Banking
3 8 (4.02%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.02%) Automotive
5 4 (2.01%) Electronics
5 4 (2.01%) Legal
5 4 (2.01%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.01%) Law
6 2 (1.01%) Marketing
6 2 (1.01%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.50%) Back Office
7 1 (0.50%) French Language
7 1 (0.50%) Front Office
7 1 (0.50%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.50%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.50%) Military
7 1 (0.50%) Publishing
7 1 (0.50%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.05%) .NET
2 15 (7.54%) Web Services
3 13 (6.53%) Rendezvous
4 8 (4.02%) SailPoint
4 8 (4.02%) WPF
5 7 (3.52%) J2EE
5 7 (3.52%) Kafka
6 6 (3.02%) Node.js
6 6 (3.02%) OAuth
6 6 (3.02%) SAML
7 5 (2.51%) ASP.NET
7 5 (2.51%) Middleware
7 5 (2.51%) React
7 5 (2.51%) XML
8 4 (2.01%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (2.01%) LDAP
9 3 (1.51%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.51%) Celery
9 3 (1.51%) REST
9 3 (1.51%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.54%) User Experience
2 13 (6.53%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (6.03%) Computer Science
4 11 (5.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 10 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.02%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.02%) Online Banking
7 5 (2.51%) Algorithms
7 5 (2.51%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (2.51%) Replication
8 4 (2.01%) Data Centre
8 4 (2.01%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.51%) Arduino
9 3 (1.51%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.51%) Clustering
9 3 (1.51%) Life Science
9 3 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.51%) Raspberry Pi
10 2 (1.01%) Fixed Income
10 2 (1.01%) STB
Operating Systems
1 87 (43.72%) Windows
2 54 (27.14%) Linux
3 34 (17.09%) Windows Server
4 24 (12.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (10.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (10.55%) Windows 10
6 19 (9.55%) Unix
7 18 (9.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (5.53%) Windows 7
9 10 (5.03%) Apple iOS
10 8 (4.02%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.01%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.50%) AIX
12 1 (0.50%) Android
12 1 (0.50%) DC/OS
12 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (17.09%) ITIL
2 30 (15.08%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (12.06%) Software Engineering
4 22 (11.06%) Application Packaging
4 22 (11.06%) Problem Management
5 21 (10.55%) Project Management
6 20 (10.05%) DevOps
7 19 (9.55%) Change Management
8 16 (8.04%) Migration
9 15 (7.54%) Capacity Management
9 15 (7.54%) Test Automation
10 14 (7.04%) Configuration Management
11 13 (6.53%) Electronic Trading
11 13 (6.53%) OO
11 13 (6.53%) UX Design
12 11 (5.53%) ITIL V3
12 11 (5.53%) Problem-Solving
13 10 (5.03%) High Availability
13 10 (5.03%) Identity Management
13 10 (5.03%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 67 (33.67%) SQL
2 45 (22.61%) Python
3 35 (17.59%) PowerShell
4 28 (14.07%) Java
5 22 (11.06%) C#
6 17 (8.54%) C++
7 12 (6.03%) JavaScript
8 10 (5.03%) Bash Shell
9 8 (4.02%) C
9 8 (4.02%) MATLAB
9 8 (4.02%) Perl
10 5 (2.51%) Assembly Language
10 5 (2.51%) Embedded C
10 5 (2.51%) Embedded C++
10 5 (2.51%) VBScript
11 3 (1.51%) Scala
11 3 (1.51%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.01%) Groovy
12 2 (1.01%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.01%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (9.05%) Security Cleared
2 11 (5.53%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.52%) Degree
4 5 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.01%) CCNA
5 4 (2.01%) CCNP
6 2 (1.01%) GISP
6 2 (1.01%) JNCIA
6 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (0.50%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.50%) CCSA
7 1 (0.50%) CISA
7 1 (0.50%) CISM
7 1 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.50%) GIAC
7 1 (0.50%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.50%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.03%) SLA
2 7 (3.52%) GDPR
3 6 (3.02%) QA
4 5 (2.51%) MISRA
4 5 (2.51%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.50%) FIPS 140-2
5 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (14.07%) Active Directory
2 23 (11.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 11 (5.53%) Docker
4 9 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (3.02%) XenApp
5 6 (3.02%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.51%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.51%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.51%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.51%) Xen
8 2 (1.01%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.50%) HDFS
9 1 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.50%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (13.57%) SCCM
2 12 (6.03%) Ansible
2 12 (6.03%) Puppet
3 8 (4.02%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (4.02%) Single Sign-On
4 7 (3.52%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (3.02%) Kubernetes
6 4 (2.01%) ITRS Geneos
7 3 (1.51%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.01%) Nagios
8 2 (1.01%) Pingdom
8 2 (1.01%) Terraform
9 1 (0.50%) ArcSight ESM
9 1 (0.50%) CSIRT
9 1 (0.50%) Kibana
9 1 (0.50%) logstash
9 1 (0.50%) Mesos
9 1 (0.50%) Rancher
9 1 (0.50%) RSA Archer
9 1 (0.50%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 43 (21.61%) Microsoft
2 23 (11.56%) VMware
3 19 (9.55%) Red Hat
4 18 (9.05%) Oracle
5 17 (8.54%) Citrix
6 13 (6.53%) TIBCO
7 11 (5.53%) Bloomberg
7 11 (5.53%) Reuters
7 11 (5.53%) Sun
8 10 (5.03%) Currenex
9 9 (4.52%) ION Trading
10 8 (4.02%) Apple
10 8 (4.02%) ServiceNow
11 7 (3.52%) Ivanti
12 6 (3.02%) Remedy
12 6 (3.02%) Splunk
13 5 (2.51%) Capita
13 5 (2.51%) Google
13 5 (2.51%) McAfee
13 5 (2.51%) Salesforce.com