Period
to 17 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 525 463 505
Rank change year-on-year -62 +42 +12
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 106 165 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.23% 0.37% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.39% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 123 87
London median daily rate £500 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +18.75% -
10th Percentile £325 £325 £213
90th Percentile £694 £600 £545
England median daily rate £425 £425 £378
% change year-on-year - +12.58% +11.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
London median hourly rate - £31.50 -
England median hourly rate £45.50 £31.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year +44.44% -33.68% +153.33%

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 43,743 42,706 42,620
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.94% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,599 30,786 30,444
London median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £285
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 598 519 543
London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.32% +7.72% +0.16%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £52.20
England median hourly rate £18.30 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -2.14% +1.08% +4.11%

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 October 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 October 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 -29 21 £400 -15.79% 11
East London -15 5 £475 +123.53%
South London - 5 £425 - 1
Applications Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 45 (42.45%) SQL
2 43 (40.57%) Python
3 42 (39.62%) Windows
4 34 (32.08%) Linux
5 28 (26.42%) Microsoft
6 27 (25.47%) Project Management
7 25 (23.58%) Change Management
8 24 (22.64%) Finance
8 24 (22.64%) Tomcat
9 23 (21.70%) Apache
9 23 (21.70%) ITIL
10 22 (20.75%) IIS
11 20 (18.87%) Firewall
12 19 (17.92%) Java
12 19 (17.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 18 (16.98%) JIRA
13 18 (16.98%) Problem Management
14 17 (16.04%) Identity Management
14 17 (16.04%) ServiceNow
15 16 (15.09%) Service Desk Management
15 16 (15.09%) ITIL V2
15 16 (15.09%) Change Control
15 16 (15.09%) SailPoint
15 16 (15.09%) Remediation Plan
15 16 (15.09%) Single Sign-On
15 16 (15.09%) Quality Management
15 16 (15.09%) Red Hat
15 16 (15.09%) Microsoft Project
15 16 (15.09%) Microsoft Excel
15 16 (15.09%) Agile Software Development

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 24 (22.64%) Tomcat
2 23 (21.70%) Apache
3 22 (20.75%) IIS
4 3 (2.83%) CMS
4 3 (2.83%) JBoss
4 3 (2.83%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.83%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.89%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.94%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.94%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.94%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.94%) WildFly
Applications
1 16 (15.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 16 (15.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 16 (15.09%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (6.60%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.94%) Concordance
2 1 (0.94%) Relativity
2 1 (0.94%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.94%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.26%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.77%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (3.77%) Serverless
4 3 (2.83%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (2.83%) G Suite
4 3 (2.83%) Slack
5 2 (1.89%) Office 365
6 1 (0.94%) Akamai
6 1 (0.94%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.94%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.94%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.94%) GitHub
6 1 (0.94%) Google Play
6 1 (0.94%) IaaS
6 1 (0.94%) SaaS
6 1 (0.94%) TestFlight
6 1 (0.94%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 20 (18.87%) Firewall
2 13 (12.26%) Multicast
3 9 (8.49%) Internet
4 5 (4.72%) HTTP
5 4 (3.77%) DNS
5 4 (3.77%) SAN
6 3 (2.83%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.89%) DMZ
7 2 (1.89%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.89%) ICMP
7 2 (1.89%) SMS
7 2 (1.89%) SMTP
7 2 (1.89%) SNMP
7 2 (1.89%) SSH
7 2 (1.89%) SSL
7 2 (1.89%) VPN
7 2 (1.89%) WebEx
8 1 (0.94%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.94%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.66%) PostgreSQL
1 6 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.77%) DB2
2 4 (3.77%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.83%) Big Data
3 3 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.89%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.89%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.89%) MySQL
4 2 (1.89%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.94%) Apache Accumulo
5 1 (0.94%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.94%) Azkaban
5 1 (0.94%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.94%) Redis
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (16.98%) JIRA
2 6 (5.66%) Appium
3 4 (3.77%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.77%) TeamCity
4 3 (2.83%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.89%) AdminStudio
5 2 (1.89%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.89%) gulp
5 2 (1.89%) Jasmine
5 2 (1.89%) JMeter
5 2 (1.89%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (1.89%) Mocha
5 2 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (1.89%) webpack
6 1 (0.94%) Introscope
6 1 (0.94%) Maven
6 1 (0.94%) MSI
6 1 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 24 (22.64%) Finance
2 11 (10.38%) Banking
3 3 (2.83%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.89%) Electronics
4 2 (1.89%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.94%) French Language
5 1 (0.94%) Law
5 1 (0.94%) Legal
5 1 (0.94%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (0.94%) Publishing
5 1 (0.94%) Retail
5 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.09%) SailPoint
2 13 (12.26%) Rendezvous
3 6 (5.66%) .NET
4 5 (4.72%) Web Services
5 3 (2.83%) CSS
5 3 (2.83%) J2EE
5 3 (2.83%) Kafka
5 3 (2.83%) Middleware
5 3 (2.83%) React Native
6 2 (1.89%) Chai
6 2 (1.89%) CSS3
6 2 (1.89%) D3.js
6 2 (1.89%) GraphQL
6 2 (1.89%) LESS
6 2 (1.89%) Node.js
6 2 (1.89%) Redux
6 2 (1.89%) REST
6 2 (1.89%) RxJS
6 2 (1.89%) Sass
6 2 (1.89%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (6.60%) Mobile App
3 6 (5.66%) Replication
4 5 (4.72%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.83%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.83%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.83%) Online Banking
6 2 (1.89%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.89%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.89%) Internet of Things
6 2 (1.89%) User Experience
6 2 (1.89%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.94%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.94%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.94%) Fintech
7 1 (0.94%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.94%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.94%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 42 (39.62%) Windows
2 34 (32.08%) Linux
3 19 (17.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (11.32%) Windows Server
5 8 (7.55%) Unix
6 7 (6.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (5.66%) Windows 10
8 5 (4.72%) Android
8 5 (4.72%) Windows 7
9 4 (3.77%) Apple iOS
9 4 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.89%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.89%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.94%) AIX
11 1 (0.94%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.47%) Project Management
2 25 (23.58%) Change Management
3 23 (21.70%) ITIL
4 18 (16.98%) Problem Management
5 17 (16.04%) Identity Management
6 16 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (15.09%) Change Control
6 16 (15.09%) ITIL V2
6 16 (15.09%) Quality Management
6 16 (15.09%) Remediation Plan
6 16 (15.09%) Service Desk Management
7 14 (13.21%) Electronic Trading
8 13 (12.26%) Capacity Management
9 11 (10.38%) DevOps
10 10 (9.43%) High Availability
11 9 (8.49%) E-Commerce
11 9 (8.49%) Low Latency
11 9 (8.49%) Scrum
11 9 (8.49%) Software Engineering
12 8 (7.55%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 45 (42.45%) SQL
2 43 (40.57%) Python
3 19 (17.92%) Java
4 11 (10.38%) PowerShell
5 9 (8.49%) Bash Shell
6 7 (6.60%) Perl
7 6 (5.66%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.83%) C++
8 3 (2.83%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.83%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.89%) C#
9 2 (1.89%) ES6
9 2 (1.89%) ES7
9 2 (1.89%) Java 8
9 2 (1.89%) Ruby
9 2 (1.89%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.89%) VB
10 1 (0.94%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.94%) Scala
10 1 (0.94%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 4 (3.77%) Degree
1 4 (3.77%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.94%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 1 (0.94%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.94%) CCNA
3 1 (0.94%) CCNP
3 1 (0.94%) CCSA
3 1 (0.94%) CCSE
3 1 (0.94%) CCSP
3 1 (0.94%) CISA
3 1 (0.94%) CISM
3 1 (0.94%) CISSP
3 1 (0.94%) GCIH
3 1 (0.94%) GIAC
3 1 (0.94%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.94%) MCSA
3 1 (0.94%) MCSE
3 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.43%) QA
2 7 (6.60%) SLA
3 1 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (8.49%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (6.60%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.60%) Docker
2 7 (6.60%) XenApp
2 7 (6.60%) XenDesktop
3 3 (2.83%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.89%) vSphere
5 1 (0.94%) HDFS
5 1 (0.94%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.94%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 16 (15.09%) Single Sign-On
2 9 (8.49%) Ansible
2 9 (8.49%) SCCM
3 8 (7.55%) Puppet
4 5 (4.72%) ITRS Geneos
5 4 (3.77%) Kubernetes
5 4 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.94%) ArcSight ESM
6 1 (0.94%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.94%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.94%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.94%) Mesos
6 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.94%) Nagios
6 1 (0.94%) Rancher
6 1 (0.94%) RSA Archer
6 1 (0.94%) RSA Security Analytics
6 1 (0.94%) Terraform
6 1 (0.94%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 28 (26.42%) Microsoft
2 17 (16.04%) ServiceNow
3 16 (15.09%) Red Hat
4 13 (12.26%) TIBCO
5 11 (10.38%) Bloomberg
5 11 (10.38%) Reuters
5 11 (10.38%) Sun
6 10 (9.43%) Currenex
6 10 (9.43%) VMware
7 9 (8.49%) Citrix
7 9 (8.49%) ION Trading
8 6 (5.66%) Ivanti
9 5 (4.72%) Oracle
10 4 (3.77%) Remedy
10 4 (3.77%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (3.77%) SaltStack
10 4 (3.77%) Splunk
11 3 (2.83%) Dynatrace
11 3 (2.83%) F5
11 3 (2.83%) Tableau