Period
to 17 July 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 July 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
England > London
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 545 440 508
Rank change year-on-year -105 +68 -20
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 88 142 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.19% 0.34% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.36% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 100 89
London median daily rate £525 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +12.50% -12.33%
10th Percentile £288 £294 £217
90th Percentile £625 £589 £545
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
London median hourly rate £33.54 £32.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.81% - -
England median hourly rate £29.27 £31.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -7.08% +80.00% -12.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 43,884 39,736 43,283
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 95.09% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,768 28,294 31,146
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £303 £285
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 648 511 511
London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.40 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.47% +12.63% -4.03%
10th Percentile £13.09 £12.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.72 £50.00 £46.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%

Applications Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Applications Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Engineer in London

Applications Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Applications Engineer in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Engineer in London

Applications Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Engineer in London over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Engineer in London

Applications Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Engineer in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Engineer in London

Applications Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 17 July 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
Central London -40 13 £463 -3.65% 6
East London -17 6 £475 - 1
South London - 3 £500 - 2
West London -35 1 £200 -63.64% 7
Applications Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 London region featuring Applications Engineer in the job title.

1 32 (36.36%) Windows
1 32 (36.36%) Linux
1 32 (36.36%) Python
2 31 (35.23%) Finance
3 25 (28.41%) SQL
4 18 (20.45%) Banking
5 17 (19.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (18.18%) Red Hat
7 15 (17.05%) Unix
7 15 (17.05%) Firewall
7 15 (17.05%) Java
8 14 (15.91%) DevOps
9 13 (14.77%) Project Management
9 13 (14.77%) Amazon AWS
10 12 (13.64%) Change Management
10 12 (13.64%) Microsoft
10 12 (13.64%) Capacity Management
11 11 (12.50%) Multicast
11 11 (12.50%) JavaScript
11 11 (12.50%) Perl
11 11 (12.50%) TIBCO
11 11 (12.50%) Rendezvous
11 11 (12.50%) Electronic Trading
12 10 (11.36%) PowerShell
12 10 (11.36%) Reuters
12 10 (11.36%) Docker
12 10 (11.36%) Windows Server
13 9 (10.23%) Ansible
13 9 (10.23%) Bloomberg
13 9 (10.23%) Configuration Management

Applications Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 9 (10.23%) Apache
1 9 (10.23%) IIS
2 8 (9.09%) Tomcat
3 6 (6.82%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (5.68%) CMS
5 4 (4.55%) Apache Spark
5 4 (4.55%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.27%) JBoss
6 2 (2.27%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.14%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.14%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.14%) nginx
7 1 (1.14%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.14%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 5 (5.68%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.14%) Concordance
2 1 (1.14%) Elite 3E
2 1 (1.14%) Relativity
2 1 (1.14%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.77%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.68%) AWS Lambda
3 5 (5.68%) G Suite
3 5 (5.68%) Serverless
4 4 (4.55%) Slack
5 3 (3.41%) GitHub
6 2 (2.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (2.27%) Datadog
6 2 (2.27%) Office 365
7 1 (1.14%) Akamai
7 1 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.14%) IaaS
7 1 (1.14%) Sumo Logic
7 1 (1.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.05%) Firewall
2 11 (12.50%) Multicast
3 8 (9.09%) Internet
4 7 (7.95%) HTTP
5 5 (5.68%) SAN
6 4 (4.55%) BIG-IP
6 4 (4.55%) DNS
7 3 (3.41%) NetScaler
7 3 (3.41%) SMTP
7 3 (3.41%) SNMP
7 3 (3.41%) SSH
8 2 (2.27%) DMZ
8 2 (2.27%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.27%) WebEx
9 1 (1.14%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.14%) ICMP
9 1 (1.14%) SSL
9 1 (1.14%) VoIP
9 1 (1.14%) VPN
9 1 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.23%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.09%) MongoDB
3 6 (6.82%) DB2
4 5 (5.68%) MySQL
5 4 (4.55%) Big Data
5 4 (4.55%) Hadoop
5 4 (4.55%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (4.55%) Redis
6 3 (3.41%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.27%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.14%) Apache Kudu
8 1 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.14%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (1.14%) Pentaho
8 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (7.95%) JIRA
2 4 (4.55%) TeamCity
3 3 (3.41%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.41%) webpack
4 2 (2.27%) AdminStudio
4 2 (2.27%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.14%) Appium
5 1 (1.14%) Gerrit
5 1 (1.14%) GitLab
5 1 (1.14%) Introscope
5 1 (1.14%) JMeter
5 1 (1.14%) Maven
5 1 (1.14%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.14%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.14%) Selenium
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.14%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (35.23%) Finance
2 18 (20.45%) Banking
3 2 (2.27%) Back Office
3 2 (2.27%) Law
3 2 (2.27%) Legal
4 1 (1.14%) French Language
4 1 (1.14%) Front Office
4 1 (1.14%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.14%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (1.14%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.14%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.50%) Rendezvous
2 7 (7.95%) .NET
2 7 (7.95%) OAuth
3 6 (6.82%) SAML
4 5 (5.68%) Node.js
5 4 (4.55%) HTML
5 4 (4.55%) J2EE
5 4 (4.55%) Kafka
5 4 (4.55%) React
5 4 (4.55%) SailPoint
5 4 (4.55%) Web Services
6 3 (3.41%) AngularJS
6 3 (3.41%) Celery
6 3 (3.41%) Java EE
6 3 (3.41%) REST
7 2 (2.27%) CSS
7 2 (2.27%) Middleware
8 1 (1.14%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.14%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (1.14%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (7.95%) Online Banking
3 5 (5.68%) Replication
4 4 (4.55%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.41%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.41%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.41%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (3.41%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.27%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.27%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.27%) PKI
6 2 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.14%) Cyberattack
7 1 (1.14%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.14%) Derivative
7 1 (1.14%) Fintech
7 1 (1.14%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 32 (36.36%) Linux
1 32 (36.36%) Windows
2 17 (19.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (17.05%) Unix
4 10 (11.36%) Windows Server
5 6 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (5.68%) Apple iOS
7 4 (4.55%) Windows 10
7 4 (4.55%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.27%) Android
9 2 (2.27%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.14%) AIX
10 1 (1.14%) DC/OS
10 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.91%) DevOps
2 13 (14.77%) Project Management
3 12 (13.64%) Capacity Management
3 12 (13.64%) Change Management
4 11 (12.50%) Electronic Trading
5 9 (10.23%) Configuration Management
6 8 (9.09%) Cryptography
6 8 (9.09%) Deployment Automation
6 8 (9.09%) High Availability
6 8 (9.09%) ITIL
6 8 (9.09%) OWASP
7 7 (7.95%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (7.95%) Information Security
7 7 (7.95%) Low Latency
7 7 (7.95%) Problem Management
8 6 (6.82%) Change Control
8 6 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (6.82%) Security Architecture
8 6 (6.82%) Threat Modelling
8 6 (6.82%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 32 (36.36%) Python
2 25 (28.41%) SQL
3 15 (17.05%) Java
4 11 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 11 (12.50%) Perl
5 10 (11.36%) PowerShell
6 8 (9.09%) Bash Shell
7 6 (6.82%) C#
8 5 (5.68%) Ruby
9 3 (3.41%) Scala
10 2 (2.27%) C++
11 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (5.68%) Degree
1 5 (5.68%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.27%) MCSA
2 2 (2.27%) MCSE
2 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.14%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 1 (1.14%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.14%) CCSP
3 1 (1.14%) CISA
3 1 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.14%) CISM
3 1 (1.14%) CISSP
3 1 (1.14%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.14%) GCIH
3 1 (1.14%) GIAC
3 1 (1.14%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.14%) MCP
3 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.68%) SLA
2 4 (4.55%) QA
3 1 (1.14%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (11.36%) Docker
2 6 (6.82%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.82%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (4.55%) XenApp
3 4 (4.55%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.27%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.14%) HDFS
5 1 (1.14%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (10.23%) Ansible
2 8 (9.09%) Puppet
3 7 (7.95%) ITRS Geneos
4 6 (6.82%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (6.82%) SCCM
5 5 (5.68%) Kubernetes
6 4 (4.55%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (3.41%) Nagios
8 2 (2.27%) logstash
8 2 (2.27%) Pingdom
9 1 (1.14%) BladeLogic
9 1 (1.14%) CSIRT
9 1 (1.14%) Dollar Universe
9 1 (1.14%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (1.14%) Kibana
9 1 (1.14%) Mesos
9 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (1.14%) Rancher
9 1 (1.14%) RSA Archer
9 1 (1.14%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 16 (18.18%) Red Hat
2 12 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 11 (12.50%) TIBCO
4 10 (11.36%) Reuters
5 9 (10.23%) Bloomberg
5 9 (10.23%) Sun
6 8 (9.09%) Currenex
6 8 (9.09%) VMware
7 7 (7.95%) ION Trading
7 7 (7.95%) Splunk
8 6 (6.82%) Citrix
8 6 (6.82%) Oracle
9 5 (5.68%) F5
9 5 (5.68%) Ivanti
9 5 (5.68%) Remedy
9 5 (5.68%) SaltStack
9 5 (5.68%) ServiceNow
10 4 (4.55%) Okta
10 4 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (3.41%) Dynatrace