The median contractor rate for an Applications Engineer was £423 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 435 529 480
Rank change year-on-year +94 -49  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 147 103 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.21% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.22% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 73 91
Median daily rate £423 £400 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.62% +31.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £236 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £545 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £386 £300
% change year-on-year -10.67% +28.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
Median hourly rate £30.75 £47.50 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.26% +182.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £47.50 £15.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £47.50 £17.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £15.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year +58.33% -10.91%  

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 40228 46925 48391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.04% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26246 30992 30918
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1370 1877
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 +51 90 £500 +25.00% 25
South East +30 23 £323 -19.37% 9
North West +29 10 £519 - 5
East Midlands 0 7 £358 -35.00%
North East +73 5 £338 - 1
South West +2 5 £350 -9.09% 5
East of England -6 4 £375 -11.76% 4
West Midlands +23 3 £465 +43.62% 7
Applications Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 75 (31.12%) Windows
2 74 (30.71%) SQL
3 58 (24.07%) Finance
4 49 (20.33%) Linux
5 44 (18.26%) Microsoft
6 39 (16.18%) Oracle
6 39 (16.18%) SQL Server
7 37 (15.35%) Java
8 36 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
9 35 (14.52%) .NET
9 35 (14.52%) Security Cleared
10 32 (13.28%) Python
11 30 (12.45%) C#
12 28 (11.62%) Performance Management
13 26 (10.79%) PowerShell
14 25 (10.37%) Unix
14 25 (10.37%) Financial Institution
15 24 (9.96%) DevOps
16 22 (9.13%) JavaScript
16 22 (9.13%) Shell Script
16 22 (9.13%) Analytics
17 21 (8.71%) Software Engineering
18 20 (8.30%) Test Automation
18 20 (8.30%) Windows Server
19 19 (7.88%) Mobile App
19 19 (7.88%) SC Cleared
19 19 (7.88%) DV Cleared
20 18 (7.47%) Microsoft Office
20 18 (7.47%) Visual Studio
20 18 (7.47%) Scrum

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 17 (7.05%) IIS
2 14 (5.81%) Apache
3 11 (4.56%) WebSphere
4 10 (4.15%) Tomcat
4 10 (4.15%) WebLogic
5 9 (3.73%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.07%) nginx
7 4 (1.66%) Drupal
8 3 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.24%) CMS
8 3 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.24%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.83%) Confluence
9 2 (0.83%) Documentum
9 2 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.41%) JBoss
10 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 18 (7.47%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.90%) Simulink
3 5 (2.07%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.24%) TargetLink
5 2 (0.83%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.41%) HipChat
6 1 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.41%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (0.41%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.41%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 8 (3.32%) Oracle EBS R12
1 8 (3.32%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.41%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.90%) Office 365
4 6 (2.49%) G Suite
5 3 (1.24%) OneDrive
5 3 (1.24%) PaaS
6 2 (0.83%) IaaS
7 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.41%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.73%) Firewall
2 8 (3.32%) FlexRay
3 7 (2.90%) DNS
3 7 (2.90%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.07%) SSL
5 4 (1.66%) Internet
5 4 (1.66%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (1.24%) HTTP
6 3 (1.24%) Skype
7 2 (0.83%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.83%) Multicast
7 2 (0.83%) PuTTY
7 2 (0.83%) VLAN
7 2 (0.83%) WinSCP
8 1 (0.41%) FTP
8 1 (0.41%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.41%) LDAP
8 1 (0.41%) OpenVPN
8 1 (0.41%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (16.18%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (4.98%) MySQL
3 12 (4.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (3.73%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (2.07%) IDOL
5 5 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.66%) Big Data
6 4 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.66%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.66%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.24%) Geospatial Data
7 3 (1.24%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.24%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.83%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.83%) EDRMS
8 2 (0.83%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.83%) Redis
Development Applications
1 18 (7.47%) Visual Studio
2 16 (6.64%) Calabash
2 16 (6.64%) Cucumber
3 15 (6.22%) JIRA
4 11 (4.56%) Selenium
5 10 (4.15%) Capybara
6 9 (3.73%) NUnit
6 9 (3.73%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 8 (3.32%) Git (software)
7 8 (3.32%) SoapUI
8 7 (2.90%) Eclipse
9 5 (2.07%) Appium
9 5 (2.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (2.07%) Jenkins
10 4 (1.66%) MSBuild
10 4 (1.66%) MSI
10 4 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.24%) Hudson
11 3 (1.24%) JMeter
11 3 (1.24%) TeamCity
General
1 58 (24.07%) Finance
2 25 (10.37%) Financial Institution
3 17 (7.05%) Banking
4 8 (3.32%) Automotive
4 8 (3.32%) Billing
5 5 (2.07%) Electronics
5 5 (2.07%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.07%) Legal
6 4 (1.66%) Advertising
7 3 (1.24%) Military
7 3 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.24%) Publishing
7 3 (1.24%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.83%) Back Office
8 2 (0.83%) Law
8 2 (0.83%) Retail
9 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.41%) Games
9 1 (0.41%) Local Government
9 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (14.52%) .NET
2 13 (5.39%) HTML
3 11 (4.56%) .NET Framework
3 11 (4.56%) XML
4 9 (3.73%) WF
5 7 (2.90%) RESTful
5 7 (2.90%) Web Services
5 7 (2.90%) XSLT
6 6 (2.49%) CSS
6 6 (2.49%) Middleware
7 5 (2.07%) ASP.NET
7 5 (2.07%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (2.07%) SOAP
8 4 (1.66%) AngularJS
8 4 (1.66%) React
8 4 (1.66%) REST
8 4 (1.66%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (1.66%) XHTML
9 3 (1.24%) J2EE
9 3 (1.24%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.88%) Mobile App
2 8 (3.32%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (2.90%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.66%) User Experience
5 3 (1.24%) Clustering
5 3 (1.24%) Video on Demand
6 2 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (0.83%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.41%) Derivative
7 1 (0.41%) Fintech
7 1 (0.41%) Infotainment
7 1 (0.41%) PDA
7 1 (0.41%) PKI
7 1 (0.41%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.41%) STB
7 1 (0.41%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.41%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 75 (31.12%) Windows
2 49 (20.33%) Linux
3 25 (10.37%) Unix
4 20 (8.30%) Windows Server
5 14 (5.81%) Android
6 13 (5.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (4.98%) Apple iOS
8 11 (4.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (3.73%) Windows 7
9 9 (3.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (2.49%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.66%) Windows 10
12 3 (1.24%) Solaris
12 3 (1.24%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.83%) AIX
13 2 (0.83%) CentOS
14 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.41%) SUSE
14 1 (0.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (11.62%) Performance Management
3 24 (9.96%) DevOps
4 22 (9.13%) Analytics
5 21 (8.71%) Software Engineering
6 20 (8.30%) Test Automation
7 18 (7.47%) Scrum
8 17 (7.05%) ITIL
8 17 (7.05%) Performance Monitoring
9 16 (6.64%) Application Performance Management
9 16 (6.64%) Application Performance Monitoring
10 14 (5.81%) TDD
10 14 (5.81%) Workflow
11 12 (4.98%) API Testing
11 12 (4.98%) BDD
11 12 (4.98%) Migration
12 11 (4.56%) Change Management
12 11 (4.56%) Configuration Management
13 10 (4.15%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (3.73%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (30.71%) SQL
2 37 (15.35%) Java
3 32 (13.28%) Python
4 30 (12.45%) C#
5 26 (10.79%) PowerShell
6 22 (9.13%) JavaScript
6 22 (9.13%) Shell Script
7 18 (7.47%) Ruby
8 16 (6.64%) C++
9 15 (6.22%) VBA
10 11 (4.56%) Perl
11 9 (3.73%) Embedded C
11 9 (3.73%) PHP
11 9 (3.73%) T-SQL
12 7 (2.90%) Assembly Language
12 7 (2.90%) MATLAB
13 6 (2.49%) C
14 4 (1.66%) XPath
15 2 (0.83%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.83%) Jython
Qualifications
1 35 (14.52%) Security Cleared
2 19 (7.88%) DV Cleared
2 19 (7.88%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.39%) Degree
4 5 (2.07%) ISEB
4 5 (2.07%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.66%) MCSE
6 3 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.24%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (1.24%) MCSA
7 2 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.83%) MCP
7 2 (0.83%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.41%) MCITP
8 1 (0.41%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.47%) QA
2 5 (2.07%) ISO 26262
3 4 (1.66%) IEC 61508
4 2 (0.83%) MISRA
5 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.41%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (5.39%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.15%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (2.90%) Docker
4 5 (2.07%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.83%) XenApp
5 2 (0.83%) XenServer
6 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.41%) KVM
6 1 (0.41%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.41%) vSphere
6 1 (0.41%) Xen
6 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (5.39%) SCCM
2 11 (4.56%) Puppet
3 9 (3.73%) Ansible
4 8 (3.32%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.07%) Rancher
6 4 (1.66%) Nagios
7 2 (0.83%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.83%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.83%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.83%) SCOM
7 2 (0.83%) WMI
8 1 (0.41%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.41%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.41%) Kibana
8 1 (0.41%) logstash
8 1 (0.41%) OSSEC
8 1 (0.41%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.41%) Webmin
8 1 (0.41%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 44 (18.26%) Microsoft
2 39 (16.18%) Oracle
3 12 (4.98%) AppDynamics
3 12 (4.98%) Citrix
4 11 (4.56%) New Relic
5 9 (3.73%) VMware
6 8 (3.32%) Apple
6 8 (3.32%) Red Hat
6 8 (3.32%) Splunk
7 7 (2.90%) iManage
8 6 (2.49%) Google
9 5 (2.07%) CA
10 4 (1.66%) Cisco
10 4 (1.66%) ION Trading
10 4 (1.66%) Xamarin
11 3 (1.24%) HP
11 3 (1.24%) Interwoven
11 3 (1.24%) Reuters
12 2 (0.83%) Avaya
12 2 (0.83%) Epicor
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