Period
to 20 October 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Engineer was £433 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 554 632 627
Rank change year-on-year +78 -5 -54
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 277 247 238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.25% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.26% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 178 164
England median daily rate £433 £378 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.77% +11.03% -15.00%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £210
90th Percentile £588 £525 £513
UK median daily rate £425 £375 £330
% change year-on-year +13.33% +13.72% -12.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 12
England median hourly rate £32.25 £40.75 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.86% +117.33% -50.40%
10th Percentile £15.63 £29.13 £15.16
90th Percentile £44.50 £52.18 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £31.50 £20.75 £18.75
% change year-on-year +51.81% +10.67% -50.40%

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 86582 93337 99026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.82% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 57441 61446 64059
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £590
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2545 2986 3836
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £17.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +3.41% +8.42%
10th Percentile £10.87 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.50 £43.92
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.72% +0.17% +8.70%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +69 166 £475 +18.75% 22
South East -11 33 £380 +2.70% 7
North of England +70 28 £325 - 3
Midlands +47 22 £400 +33.33% 2
East of England -20 18 £363 -14.71% 2
North West +31 16 £338 +3.85% 2
West Midlands +29 16 £463 +54.17% 2
South West +9 9 £250 -33.33% 4
North East +68 7 £319 +2.82%
East Midlands - 6 £360 -
Yorkshire +25 5 £313 -20.63% 1
Applications Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 113 (40.79%) Windows
2 72 (25.99%) SQL
3 64 (23.10%) Microsoft
4 60 (21.66%) Linux
5 59 (21.30%) Finance
6 54 (19.49%) Java
7 48 (17.33%) PowerShell
8 44 (15.88%) Agile Software Development
9 43 (15.52%) Oracle
10 42 (15.16%) SQL Server
11 41 (14.80%) Migration
12 38 (13.72%) SCCM
13 36 (13.00%) Security Cleared
14 34 (12.27%) Microsoft App-V
15 33 (11.91%) VMware
15 33 (11.91%) .NET
15 33 (11.91%) DevOps
16 32 (11.55%) Microsoft Office
16 32 (11.55%) Unix
16 32 (11.55%) Python
17 30 (10.83%) Banking
18 29 (10.47%) Windows Server
19 28 (10.11%) ITIL
19 28 (10.11%) Performance Management
20 26 (9.39%) Windows 10
21 24 (8.66%) Application Packaging
22 23 (8.30%) QA
22 23 (8.30%) IIS
22 23 (8.30%) Active Directory
22 23 (8.30%) Ansible

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 (8.30%) IIS
2 16 (5.78%) Tomcat
3 15 (5.42%) Apache
4 14 (5.05%) WebLogic
5 11 (3.97%) WebSphere
6 8 (2.89%) JBoss
7 6 (2.17%) CMS
7 6 (2.17%) nginx
8 5 (1.81%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (1.08%) Drupal
10 3 (1.08%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.72%) Confluence
11 2 (0.72%) SAS
12 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.36%) WildFly
Applications
1 32 (11.55%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.44%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.08%) Simulink
5 2 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.72%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 8 (2.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.08%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.36%) SAP EWM
3 1 (0.36%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 18 (6.50%) Office 365
2 12 (4.33%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (2.53%) G Suite
5 5 (1.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (1.44%) GitHub
6 4 (1.44%) OneDrive
6 4 (1.44%) PaaS
7 2 (0.72%) IaaS
8 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.36%) Google Play
8 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.78%) DNS
2 12 (4.33%) Firewall
3 10 (3.61%) DHCP
4 7 (2.53%) BIG-IP
4 7 (2.53%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.17%) Remote Desktop
5 6 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (1.81%) Kerberos
6 5 (1.81%) LDAP
6 5 (1.81%) SSL
7 4 (1.44%) FlexRay
7 4 (1.44%) LAN
8 3 (1.08%) HTTP
8 3 (1.08%) Skype
8 3 (1.08%) WAN
9 2 (0.72%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.72%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (0.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (0.72%) Multicast
10 1 (0.36%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (15.16%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.42%) MySQL
3 13 (4.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (3.25%) NoSQL
4 9 (3.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (2.17%) IDOL
7 5 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.08%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.08%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.08%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.72%) Big Data
10 2 (0.72%) Geospatial Data
11 1 (0.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.36%) MarkLogic
11 1 (0.36%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.36%) Redis
Development Applications
1 15 (5.42%) MSI
2 13 (4.69%) Visual Studio
3 10 (3.61%) JIRA
4 9 (3.25%) Git (software)
4 9 (3.25%) Octopus Deploy
4 9 (3.25%) TeamCity
5 8 (2.89%) Jenkins
5 8 (2.89%) JMeter
6 7 (2.53%) MSBuild
6 7 (2.53%) NUnit
6 7 (2.53%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 5 (1.81%) Cucumber
7 5 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (1.44%) Hudson
9 3 (1.08%) Appium
9 3 (1.08%) Calabash
9 3 (1.08%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.08%) InstallShield
9 3 (1.08%) Selenium
General
1 59 (21.30%) Finance
2 30 (10.83%) Banking
3 17 (6.14%) Financial Institution
4 12 (4.33%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.17%) Automotive
6 5 (1.81%) Legal
7 3 (1.08%) Law
7 3 (1.08%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.08%) Military
7 3 (1.08%) Publishing
8 2 (0.72%) Electronics
8 2 (0.72%) Front Office
8 2 (0.72%) Retail
9 1 (0.36%) Billing
9 1 (0.36%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.36%) French Language
9 1 (0.36%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.36%) Marketing
9 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.36%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (11.91%) .NET
2 12 (4.33%) Rendezvous
3 10 (3.61%) Middleware
3 10 (3.61%) REST
3 10 (3.61%) Web Services
3 10 (3.61%) WSH
4 8 (2.89%) WebSphere MQ
5 7 (2.53%) HTML
5 7 (2.53%) MSMQ
5 7 (2.53%) SOAP
5 7 (2.53%) WF
6 6 (2.17%) .NET Framework
6 6 (2.17%) XML
7 4 (1.44%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (1.44%) J2ME
7 4 (1.44%) Java EE
7 4 (1.44%) Kafka
7 4 (1.44%) Node.js
8 3 (1.08%) RESTful
8 3 (1.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.42%) Mobile App
2 14 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.81%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.81%) Data Centre
4 5 (1.81%) User Experience
5 4 (1.44%) Animation
5 4 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.44%) Online Banking
5 4 (1.44%) Spread Betting
6 3 (1.08%) Clustering
6 3 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.08%) Video on Demand
7 2 (0.72%) CMDB
7 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.72%) Fintech
7 2 (0.72%) FMCG
7 2 (0.72%) Replication
7 2 (0.72%) STB
8 1 (0.36%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 113 (40.79%) Windows
2 60 (21.66%) Linux
3 32 (11.55%) Unix
4 29 (10.47%) Windows Server
5 26 (9.39%) Windows 10
6 20 (7.22%) Windows 7
7 13 (4.69%) Android
7 13 (4.69%) Apple iOS
8 12 (4.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (3.97%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.44%) Mac OS
11 4 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.72%) OpenVMS
12 2 (0.72%) Solaris
12 2 (0.72%) VMS
12 2 (0.72%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (15.88%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (14.80%) Migration
3 33 (11.91%) DevOps
4 28 (10.11%) ITIL
4 28 (10.11%) Performance Management
5 24 (8.66%) Application Packaging
6 22 (7.94%) Release Management
7 18 (6.50%) Analytics
7 18 (6.50%) Scrum
7 18 (6.50%) Software Engineering
8 17 (6.14%) Performance Monitoring
9 16 (5.78%) Application Performance Management
10 15 (5.42%) Application Performance Monitoring
10 15 (5.42%) Problem Management
10 15 (5.42%) Service Delivery
11 14 (5.05%) Configuration Management
11 14 (5.05%) Project Management
11 14 (5.05%) Task Automation
12 13 (4.69%) Change Management
12 13 (4.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 72 (25.99%) SQL
2 54 (19.49%) Java
3 48 (17.33%) PowerShell
4 32 (11.55%) Python
5 17 (6.14%) C#
6 16 (5.78%) C++
6 16 (5.78%) VBA
7 15 (5.42%) Perl
8 14 (5.05%) Shell Script
9 12 (4.33%) Ruby
10 10 (3.61%) PL/SQL
10 10 (3.61%) VBScript
11 9 (3.25%) JavaScript
12 7 (2.53%) PHP
13 6 (2.17%) C
14 5 (1.81%) Embedded C
14 5 (1.81%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.08%) Assembly Language
15 3 (1.08%) MATLAB
16 2 (0.72%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 36 (13.00%) Security Cleared
2 20 (7.22%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.42%) DV Cleared
4 11 (3.97%) Degree
5 4 (1.44%) MCSE
5 4 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.08%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (1.08%) MCSA
6 3 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.72%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.72%) MCP
8 1 (0.36%) ISEB
8 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.30%) QA
2 7 (2.53%) SLA
3 4 (1.44%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.72%) ISO 26262
4 2 (0.72%) MISRA
5 1 (0.36%) HL7
5 1 (0.36%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.36%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (12.27%) Microsoft App-V
2 23 (8.30%) Active Directory
2 23 (8.30%) Docker
3 19 (6.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (2.17%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.17%) XenApp
6 4 (1.44%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.08%) vSphere
8 2 (0.72%) XenServer
9 1 (0.36%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.36%) KVM
9 1 (0.36%) Xen
Systems Management
1 38 (13.72%) SCCM
2 23 (8.30%) Ansible
3 18 (6.50%) Puppet
4 12 (4.33%) WMI
5 9 (3.25%) Rancher
5 9 (3.25%) Terraform
6 8 (2.89%) ITRS Geneos
6 8 (2.89%) SCOM
7 6 (2.17%) Kubernetes
7 6 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.08%) AirWatch
8 3 (1.08%) BladeLogic
8 3 (1.08%) HP SiteScope
8 3 (1.08%) Nagios
8 3 (1.08%) TIBCO Hawk
9 2 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.72%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.36%) Packer
10 1 (0.36%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 64 (23.10%) Microsoft
2 43 (15.52%) Oracle
3 33 (11.91%) VMware
4 16 (5.78%) Citrix
5 14 (5.05%) AppDynamics
5 14 (5.05%) New Relic
6 12 (4.33%) TIBCO
7 11 (3.97%) F5
8 8 (2.89%) Dynatrace
8 8 (2.89%) Google
8 8 (2.89%) iManage
9 7 (2.53%) Apple
9 7 (2.53%) Red Hat
9 7 (2.53%) Splunk
10 6 (2.17%) Cisco
11 4 (1.44%) Interwoven
11 4 (1.44%) ION Trading
11 4 (1.44%) Reuters
12 3 (1.08%) BMC
12 3 (1.08%) CA