Period
to 14 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 621 607 637
Rank change year-on-year -14 +30 +33
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 240 264 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.28% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.29% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 188 169
England median daily rate £425 £444 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.23% +18.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £228 £250 £211
90th Percentile £625 £588 £525
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +8.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 3
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.43% -4.12% +34.92%
10th Percentile £20.20 £20.80 £29.25
90th Percentile £127.00 £64.13 £52.75
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +50.94% -15.87%

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 90,389 89,873 93,056
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.88% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,431 59,815 61,210
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,800 2,665 3,015
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +3.52% +1.46%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.89 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.78 £48.05 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -43 118 £525 +10.53% 38
South East +22 57 £338 -15.63% 50
North of England -8 28 £350 +3.70% 26
North West -1 24 £340 -2.79% 14
Midlands -11 20 £300 -31.43% 54
West Midlands -32 16 £300 -33.33% 29
South West -27 9 £350 +40.00% 18
East of England +2 8 £394 +8.62% 21
East Midlands +15 4 £313 -26.47% 25
Yorkshire -14 3 £358 +14.40% 10
North East -6 1 - - 2
Applications Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 90 (37.50%) Windows
2 81 (33.75%) SQL
3 56 (23.33%) ITIL
4 54 (22.50%) Python
5 52 (21.67%) Microsoft
6 46 (19.17%) Linux
7 43 (17.92%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (16.67%) Tomcat
9 39 (16.25%) Apache
9 39 (16.25%) Java
10 38 (15.83%) IIS
11 37 (15.42%) Change Management
12 34 (14.17%) PowerShell
13 33 (13.75%) Project Management
14 32 (13.33%) Finance
14 32 (13.33%) SCCM
14 32 (13.33%) Windows Server
15 29 (12.08%) Software Engineering
16 28 (11.67%) SQL Server
17 27 (11.25%) Problem Management
17 27 (11.25%) Application Packaging
18 26 (10.83%) JIRA
18 26 (10.83%) .NET
19 24 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
19 24 (10.00%) DevOps
20 22 (9.17%) Identity Management
21 21 (8.75%) Migration
21 21 (8.75%) C#
21 21 (8.75%) Active Directory
21 21 (8.75%) ServiceNow

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 40 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 39 (16.25%) Apache
3 38 (15.83%) IIS
4 11 (4.58%) WebSphere
5 7 (2.92%) JBoss
6 4 (1.67%) Confluence
6 4 (1.67%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.67%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.67%) WildFly
7 2 (0.83%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.83%) CMS
7 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.83%) Jetty
7 2 (0.83%) LiveLink
7 2 (0.83%) Mongrel
7 2 (0.83%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.83%) nginx
7 2 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 20 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 20 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 20 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.08%) Simulink
4 1 (0.42%) HipChat
4 1 (0.42%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (2.08%) ION MarketView
2 4 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.67%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.42%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 24 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.00%) Office 365
3 10 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.25%) IaaS
5 3 (1.25%) SaaS
6 2 (0.83%) G Suite
6 2 (0.83%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.83%) PaaS
6 2 (0.83%) Serverless
6 2 (0.83%) Slack
7 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.42%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.42%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.42%) Google Play
7 1 (0.42%) npm
7 1 (0.42%) TestFlight
7 1 (0.42%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.50%) Firewall
2 9 (3.75%) Multicast
3 8 (3.33%) HTTP
3 8 (3.33%) Internet
4 7 (2.92%) SSL
5 6 (2.50%) DNS
5 6 (2.50%) Intranet
6 5 (2.08%) FTP
6 5 (2.08%) RS-232
6 5 (2.08%) SSH
7 4 (1.67%) Network Security
7 4 (1.67%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.25%) DHCP
8 3 (1.25%) VPN
9 2 (0.83%) DMZ
9 2 (0.83%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.83%) ICMP
9 2 (0.83%) SAN
9 2 (0.83%) SMS
9 2 (0.83%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.83%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (5.00%) MySQL
4 8 (3.33%) NoSQL
4 8 (3.33%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.92%) Power BI
6 6 (2.50%) Big Data
6 6 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.50%) Neo4j
6 6 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.08%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.08%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.25%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.83%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.83%) Redis
9 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.42%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 26 (10.83%) JIRA
2 11 (4.58%) Git (software)
3 10 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 10 (4.17%) MSI
4 7 (2.92%) Subversion
4 7 (2.92%) TeamCity
4 7 (2.92%) Visual Studio
5 6 (2.50%) RStudio
6 5 (2.08%) Appium
6 5 (2.08%) JMeter
6 5 (2.08%) Mercurial
6 5 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (1.67%) MSBuild
7 4 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.25%) Burp Suite
8 3 (1.25%) GitLab
8 3 (1.25%) InstallShield
8 3 (1.25%) Metasploit
8 3 (1.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 32 (13.33%) Finance
2 18 (7.50%) Banking
3 8 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.92%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.50%) Automotive
5 6 (2.50%) Electronics
6 4 (1.67%) Retail
7 3 (1.25%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.25%) Marketing
7 3 (1.25%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.83%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.42%) Back Office
9 1 (0.42%) French Language
9 1 (0.42%) Local Government
9 1 (0.42%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.42%) Military
9 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (10.83%) .NET
2 20 (8.33%) SailPoint
3 12 (5.00%) Web Services
4 9 (3.75%) Rendezvous
4 9 (3.75%) WPF
5 8 (3.33%) Kafka
5 8 (3.33%) Middleware
6 6 (2.50%) CSS
6 6 (2.50%) HTML
6 6 (2.50%) XML
7 5 (2.08%) ASP.NET
7 5 (2.08%) J2EE
7 5 (2.08%) REST
8 4 (1.67%) LAMP
8 4 (1.67%) LDAP
8 4 (1.67%) MSMQ
8 4 (1.67%) Node.js
8 4 (1.67%) React Native
8 4 (1.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (1.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.83%) User Experience
2 13 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 11 (4.58%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (4.17%) Mobile App
6 9 (3.75%) Data Centre
6 9 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (3.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (3.75%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (2.50%) Online Banking
8 4 (1.67%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.25%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.25%) Replication
9 3 (1.25%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.83%) Arduino
10 2 (0.83%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.83%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.83%) Life Science
10 2 (0.83%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 90 (37.50%) Windows
2 46 (19.17%) Linux
3 32 (13.33%) Windows Server
4 21 (8.75%) Windows 10
5 18 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (7.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (6.67%) Unix
8 15 (6.25%) Windows 7
9 6 (2.50%) Android
9 6 (2.50%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.25%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.25%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.42%) AIX
11 1 (0.42%) CentOS
11 1 (0.42%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.42%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (23.33%) ITIL
2 43 (17.92%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (15.42%) Change Management
4 33 (13.75%) Project Management
5 29 (12.08%) Software Engineering
6 27 (11.25%) Application Packaging
6 27 (11.25%) Problem Management
7 24 (10.00%) DevOps
8 22 (9.17%) Identity Management
9 21 (8.75%) Migration
10 20 (8.33%) Change Control
10 20 (8.33%) ITIL V2
10 20 (8.33%) Quality Management
10 20 (8.33%) Remediation Plan
10 20 (8.33%) Service Desk Management
11 19 (7.92%) Test Automation
12 15 (6.25%) Capacity Management
12 15 (6.25%) Configuration Management
13 14 (5.83%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (5.83%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 81 (33.75%) SQL
2 54 (22.50%) Python
3 39 (16.25%) Java
4 34 (14.17%) PowerShell
5 21 (8.75%) C#
6 19 (7.92%) C++
7 16 (6.67%) JavaScript
8 10 (4.17%) Bash Shell
9 8 (3.33%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.92%) C
10 7 (2.92%) MATLAB
10 7 (2.92%) Perl
11 6 (2.50%) Assembly Language
11 6 (2.50%) VBScript
12 5 (2.08%) Embedded C
12 5 (2.08%) Embedded C++
12 5 (2.08%) PL/SQL
12 5 (2.08%) VB
13 4 (1.67%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.25%) R
Qualifications
1 21 (8.75%) Security Cleared
2 15 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.92%) Degree
4 3 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.25%) GISP
4 3 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.83%) CCNA
5 2 (0.83%) CCNP
5 2 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.83%) MCSA
5 2 (0.83%) MCSE
6 1 (0.42%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (0.42%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.42%) CCSE
6 1 (0.42%) CCSP
6 1 (0.42%) CISSP
6 1 (0.42%) GCIH
6 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.42%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.25%) QA
2 11 (4.58%) SLA
3 5 (2.08%) MISRA
3 5 (2.08%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.42%) FIPS 140-2
4 1 (0.42%) GDPR
4 1 (0.42%) GxP
4 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (8.75%) Active Directory
2 19 (7.92%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.92%) Docker
5 6 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (2.50%) XenApp
5 6 (2.50%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.83%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.83%) vSphere
7 2 (0.83%) Xen
8 1 (0.42%) HDFS
8 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.42%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 32 (13.33%) SCCM
2 20 (8.33%) Single Sign-On
3 12 (5.00%) Puppet
4 11 (4.58%) Ansible
5 5 (2.08%) ITRS Geneos
6 4 (1.67%) Kubernetes
6 4 (1.67%) Nagios
6 4 (1.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (1.67%) PTC Integrity
7 3 (1.25%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.25%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.42%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.42%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.42%) CSIRT
9 1 (0.42%) Rancher
9 1 (0.42%) SCOM
9 1 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 52 (21.67%) Microsoft
2 21 (8.75%) ServiceNow
3 20 (8.33%) Oracle
4 18 (7.50%) Citrix
5 17 (7.08%) VMware
6 13 (5.42%) Red Hat
7 10 (4.17%) Sun
8 9 (3.75%) Bloomberg
8 9 (3.75%) Dynatrace
8 9 (3.75%) Reuters
8 9 (3.75%) TIBCO
9 8 (3.33%) Currenex
9 8 (3.33%) Tableau
10 7 (2.92%) AppDynamics
10 7 (2.92%) ION Trading
11 6 (2.50%) New Relic
11 6 (2.50%) PlateSpin
12 5 (2.08%) Ivanti
12 5 (2.08%) Remedy
12 5 (2.08%) Splunk