Period
to 14 December 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Engineer was £480 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 14 December 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
England > London
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 481 513 521
Rank change year-on-year +32 +8 -49
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 151 103 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.32% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.24% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 78 67
London median daily rate £480 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.32% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £263 £197 £223
90th Percentile £600 £496 £560
England median daily rate £450 £375 £351
% change year-on-year +20.00% +6.76% -12.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
London median hourly rate - - £18.50
England median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year +3.23% +23.02% -12.24%

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 45083 42327 44112
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.89% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 32730 30061 31121
London median daily rate £500 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £298 £269
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 552 569 675
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.03 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.10% - +8.74%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.31 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 14 December 2017.

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 14 December 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
Central London -40 26 £450 +18.42% 5
East London - 3 £213 -
South London -35 1 £425 +30.77%
North London - 1 £275 -
Applications Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 London region featuring Applications Engineer in the job title.

1 70 (46.36%) Windows
2 57 (37.75%) Finance
3 48 (31.79%) Java
4 44 (29.14%) Linux
5 41 (27.15%) Python
6 40 (26.49%) DevOps
7 37 (24.50%) SQL
8 34 (22.52%) PowerShell
9 33 (21.85%) Agile Software Development
9 33 (21.85%) Microsoft
10 32 (21.19%) Banking
11 31 (20.53%) IIS
12 30 (19.87%) .NET
13 29 (19.21%) Unix
13 29 (19.21%) Windows Server
14 27 (17.88%) SQL Server
15 25 (16.56%) Docker
16 23 (15.23%) Ansible
16 23 (15.23%) Tomcat
16 23 (15.23%) Migration
16 23 (15.23%) Puppet
17 22 (14.57%) Continuous Integration
18 21 (13.91%) VMware
19 20 (13.25%) Microsoft App-V
20 19 (12.58%) Apache
20 19 (12.58%) Perl
20 19 (12.58%) SCCM
20 19 (12.58%) JIRA
20 19 (12.58%) TeamCity
20 19 (12.58%) Octopus Deploy

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 31 (20.53%) IIS
2 23 (15.23%) Tomcat
3 19 (12.58%) Apache
4 15 (9.93%) Confluence
5 10 (6.62%) WebSphere
6 7 (4.64%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (3.97%) nginx
8 2 (1.32%) CMS
8 2 (1.32%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.66%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.66%) WildFly
Applications
1 7 (4.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (3.97%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (2.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.92%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (9.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.30%) Office 365
4 6 (3.97%) GitHub
5 5 (3.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (1.99%) G Suite
6 3 (1.99%) Google Play
7 2 (1.32%) PaaS
8 1 (0.66%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.93%) DNS
2 14 (9.27%) BIG-IP
3 11 (7.28%) Firewall
4 9 (5.96%) DHCP
4 9 (5.96%) LAN
5 7 (4.64%) Internet
6 5 (3.31%) WAN
7 4 (2.65%) VPN
8 2 (1.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (1.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (1.32%) HTTP
8 2 (1.32%) NetScaler
8 2 (1.32%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.32%) SSL
8 2 (1.32%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.66%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (17.88%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.95%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.31%) MySQL
4 4 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (1.99%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (1.99%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.99%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.99%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.99%) Neo4j
5 3 (1.99%) Redis
5 3 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.66%) Big Data
6 1 (0.66%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.66%) MarkLogic
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (12.58%) JIRA
1 19 (12.58%) Octopus Deploy
1 19 (12.58%) TeamCity
2 15 (9.93%) Jenkins
3 10 (6.62%) Git (software)
3 10 (6.62%) MSBuild
4 9 (5.96%) JMeter
5 5 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (2.65%) Hudson
6 4 (2.65%) MSI
7 3 (1.99%) Appium
7 3 (1.99%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.99%) Selenium
8 2 (1.32%) InstallShield
8 2 (1.32%) Introscope
8 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.66%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.66%) sqlmap
General
1 57 (37.75%) Finance
2 32 (21.19%) Banking
3 7 (4.64%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.65%) Back Office
4 4 (2.65%) Publishing
5 2 (1.32%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.66%) Front Office
6 1 (0.66%) Retail
6 1 (0.66%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (19.87%) .NET
2 11 (7.28%) Node.js
3 10 (6.62%) MSMQ
3 10 (6.62%) Rendezvous
3 10 (6.62%) WebSphere MQ
4 8 (5.30%) Middleware
5 7 (4.64%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (2.65%) Android SDK
6 4 (2.65%) iOS SDK
6 4 (2.65%) J2ME
6 4 (2.65%) RESTful
6 4 (2.65%) Spring
6 4 (2.65%) Web Services
7 3 (1.99%) gRPC
7 3 (1.99%) Java EE
7 3 (1.99%) Kafka
7 3 (1.99%) React
7 3 (1.99%) React Native
7 3 (1.99%) Spring Boot
7 3 (1.99%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.28%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.64%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.97%) Online Banking
5 4 (2.65%) Animation
5 4 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.65%) Spread Betting
6 3 (1.99%) Fintech
7 2 (1.32%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.66%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.66%) Equities
8 1 (0.66%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.66%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.66%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.66%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.66%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 70 (46.36%) Windows
2 44 (29.14%) Linux
3 29 (19.21%) Unix
3 29 (19.21%) Windows Server
4 13 (8.61%) Windows 10
4 13 (8.61%) Windows 7
4 13 (8.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (7.95%) Apple iOS
6 11 (7.28%) Android
7 9 (5.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (3.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.32%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.66%) Solaris
10 1 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.66%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (26.49%) DevOps
2 33 (21.85%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (15.23%) Migration
4 22 (14.57%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (11.92%) Task Automation
6 17 (11.26%) ITIL
7 16 (10.60%) Scrum
8 14 (9.27%) Load Balancing
8 14 (9.27%) Service Delivery
9 13 (8.61%) Configuration Management
9 13 (8.61%) Problem Management
10 12 (7.95%) Release Management
11 11 (7.28%) E-Commerce
11 11 (7.28%) Performance Management
12 9 (5.96%) Application Performance Management
12 9 (5.96%) Load Testing
12 9 (5.96%) Risk Management
13 8 (5.30%) Project Management
14 7 (4.64%) Application Packaging
14 7 (4.64%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 48 (31.79%) Java
2 41 (27.15%) Python
3 37 (24.50%) SQL
4 34 (22.52%) PowerShell
5 19 (12.58%) Perl
6 16 (10.60%) Ruby
7 11 (7.28%) C++
8 9 (5.96%) C#
9 5 (3.31%) JavaScript
10 4 (2.65%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.65%) Objective-C
10 4 (2.65%) VBA
11 3 (1.99%) Bourne shell
11 3 (1.99%) ES6
11 3 (1.99%) GraphQL
11 3 (1.99%) Korn
11 3 (1.99%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.99%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.32%) PHP
12 2 (1.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (3.31%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.99%) Degree
2 3 (1.99%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.32%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.61%) QA
2 2 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.66%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (16.56%) Docker
2 20 (13.25%) Microsoft App-V
3 15 (9.93%) Active Directory
4 11 (7.28%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (5.30%) XenApp
6 6 (3.97%) XenDesktop
7 5 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (2.65%) vSphere
9 1 (0.66%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.66%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.66%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (15.23%) Ansible
1 23 (15.23%) Puppet
2 19 (12.58%) SCCM
3 15 (9.93%) ITRS Geneos
4 9 (5.96%) Nagios
4 9 (5.96%) Rancher
4 9 (5.96%) Terraform
5 7 (4.64%) Icinga
6 6 (3.97%) BladeLogic
6 6 (3.97%) Kubernetes
7 4 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.99%) HP SiteScope
8 3 (1.99%) SCOM
8 3 (1.99%) TIBCO Hawk
9 2 (1.32%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.66%) Consul
10 1 (0.66%) HP Fortify
10 1 (0.66%) Packer
10 1 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.66%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 33 (21.85%) Microsoft
2 21 (13.91%) VMware
3 17 (11.26%) Oracle
4 16 (10.60%) F5
5 15 (9.93%) AppDynamics
5 15 (9.93%) New Relic
6 14 (9.27%) Atlassian
7 11 (7.28%) Citrix
7 11 (7.28%) Dynatrace
8 10 (6.62%) Red Hat
8 10 (6.62%) TIBCO
9 6 (3.97%) Google
9 6 (3.97%) RedGate
9 6 (3.97%) Splunk
10 4 (2.65%) Apple
11 3 (1.99%) HP
11 3 (1.99%) Nimsoft
12 2 (1.32%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.32%) SolarWinds
13 1 (0.66%) Sitecore