Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 628 638 687
Rank change year-on-year +10 +49 -104
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 270 252 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.24% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.25% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 181 143
UK median daily rate £425 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +8.85% -13.88%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £211
90th Percentile £588 £525 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £361 £325
% change year-on-year -4.50% +11.15% -11.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 20
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £34.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.94% +9.52% -16.67%
10th Percentile £15.13 £18.38 £16.23
90th Percentile £51.25 £51.63 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +21.43% -7.41%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

Applications Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Engineer in the UK

Applications Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Engineer in the UK

Applications Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Engineer over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Engineer in the UK

Applications Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Engineer in the UK

Applications Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Engineer over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Applications Engineer in the UK

Applications Engineer
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 18 November 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
England +63 260 £438 +16.67% 47
London +47 157 £475 +22.58% 14
UK excluding London -2 112 £345 -4.50% 34
South East -19 28 £400 +8.11% 13
North of England +63 24 £338 +3.85% 5
Midlands +35 22 £438 +36.72% 6
West Midlands +44 19 £450 +33.33% 4
East of England -19 19 £363 -9.38% 4
North West +32 14 £350 +7.69% 3
Scotland -3 10 £300 -3.23%
South West +5 9 £250 -31.03% 5
North East +65 5 £338 +8.87%
Yorkshire +17 5 £313 -20.63% 2
East Midlands +7 3 £425 +35.46% 2

Applications Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 featuring Applications Engineer in the job title.

1 127 (47.04%) Windows
2 74 (27.41%) SQL
3 70 (25.93%) Linux
4 62 (22.96%) Java
4 62 (22.96%) Finance
5 60 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 60 (22.22%) PowerShell
6 51 (18.89%) Migration
7 46 (17.04%) Agile Software Development
7 46 (17.04%) SCCM
8 45 (16.67%) Oracle
8 45 (16.67%) Windows Server
9 43 (15.93%) DevOps
10 42 (15.56%) Microsoft App-V
11 41 (15.19%) VMware
11 41 (15.19%) SQL Server
11 41 (15.19%) Python
12 38 (14.07%) IIS
12 38 (14.07%) .NET
13 37 (13.70%) Banking
14 35 (12.96%) Unix
15 32 (11.85%) Windows 10
16 31 (11.48%) ITIL
17 28 (10.37%) Docker
18 27 (10.00%) Ansible
18 27 (10.00%) Puppet
18 27 (10.00%) Windows 7
18 27 (10.00%) Security Cleared
18 27 (10.00%) Active Directory
19 26 (9.63%) Release Management

Applications Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 38 (14.07%) IIS
2 25 (9.26%) Tomcat
3 24 (8.89%) Apache
4 14 (5.19%) Confluence
5 13 (4.81%) WebLogic
6 11 (4.07%) WebSphere
7 8 (2.96%) JBoss
7 8 (2.96%) nginx
8 5 (1.85%) CMS
9 4 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (1.11%) Drupal
10 3 (1.11%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.37%) SAS
11 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 22 (8.15%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.37%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.11%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.37%) SAP EWM
3 1 (0.37%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.78%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (7.41%) Office 365
3 18 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (2.96%) GitHub
5 5 (1.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (1.48%) G Suite
6 4 (1.48%) PaaS
7 3 (1.11%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.74%) Google Play
8 2 (0.74%) IaaS
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.37%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.78%) DNS
2 14 (5.19%) DHCP
3 12 (4.44%) Firewall
4 10 (3.70%) BIG-IP
5 9 (3.33%) LAN
6 5 (1.85%) Internet
6 5 (1.85%) Kerberos
6 5 (1.85%) LDAP
6 5 (1.85%) Remote Desktop
6 5 (1.85%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.85%) WAN
6 5 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (1.48%) VPN
8 3 (1.11%) SSL
9 2 (0.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (0.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (0.74%) HTTP
9 2 (0.74%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.37%) Multicast
10 1 (0.37%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (15.19%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.04%) MySQL
3 12 (4.44%) NoSQL
4 7 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.48%) IDOL
6 4 (1.48%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.74%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.74%) Geospatial Data
8 2 (0.74%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.74%) Neo4j
8 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.74%) Redis
8 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.37%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 21 (7.78%) JIRA
2 19 (7.04%) Jenkins
3 18 (6.67%) Octopus Deploy
3 18 (6.67%) TeamCity
4 16 (5.93%) MSI
5 10 (3.70%) Git (software)
5 10 (3.70%) JMeter
6 9 (3.33%) MSBuild
7 5 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (1.85%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.48%) Appium
8 4 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (1.48%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.48%) Hudson
9 3 (1.11%) InstallShield
9 3 (1.11%) Selenium
10 2 (0.74%) Gradle
10 2 (0.74%) Introscope
10 2 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.37%) Capybara
General
1 62 (22.96%) Finance
2 37 (13.70%) Banking
3 10 (3.70%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.22%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.48%) Back Office
6 3 (1.11%) Automotive
6 3 (1.11%) Legal
6 3 (1.11%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.11%) Military
6 3 (1.11%) Publishing
7 2 (0.74%) Law
7 2 (0.74%) Retail
8 1 (0.37%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.37%) Electronics
8 1 (0.37%) French Language
8 1 (0.37%) Front Office
8 1 (0.37%) Marketing
8 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.37%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (14.07%) .NET
2 11 (4.07%) Rendezvous
2 11 (4.07%) Web Services
3 10 (3.70%) Node.js
3 10 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
3 10 (3.70%) WSH
4 9 (3.33%) Middleware
4 9 (3.33%) MSMQ
5 8 (2.96%) REST
6 7 (2.59%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (1.85%) Kafka
7 5 (1.85%) SOAP
8 4 (1.48%) HTML
8 4 (1.48%) J2ME
8 4 (1.48%) Java EE
8 4 (1.48%) XML
9 3 (1.11%) Android SDK
9 3 (1.11%) iOS SDK
9 3 (1.11%) J2EE
9 3 (1.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.30%) Data Centre
3 14 (5.19%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.22%) Online Banking
5 5 (1.85%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.85%) User Experience
6 4 (1.48%) Animation
6 4 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.48%) Private Cloud
6 4 (1.48%) Spread Betting
7 3 (1.11%) Clustering
7 3 (1.11%) Video on Demand
8 2 (0.74%) CMDB
8 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.74%) Fintech
8 2 (0.74%) FMCG
8 2 (0.74%) Replication
8 2 (0.74%) STB
9 1 (0.37%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 127 (47.04%) Windows
2 70 (25.93%) Linux
3 45 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 35 (12.96%) Unix
5 32 (11.85%) Windows 10
6 27 (10.00%) Windows 7
7 18 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (5.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (5.19%) Apple iOS
10 13 (4.81%) Android
11 8 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (1.11%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.74%) OpenVMS
14 2 (0.74%) Solaris
14 2 (0.74%) VMS
14 2 (0.74%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (18.89%) Migration
2 46 (17.04%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (15.93%) DevOps
4 31 (11.48%) ITIL
5 26 (9.63%) Release Management
6 25 (9.26%) Application Packaging
7 23 (8.52%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (7.41%) Task Automation
9 19 (7.04%) Performance Management
10 18 (6.67%) Problem Management
10 18 (6.67%) Scrum
11 15 (5.56%) Incident Management
11 15 (5.56%) Service Delivery
12 14 (5.19%) Application Discovery
12 14 (5.19%) Configuration Management
12 14 (5.19%) Load Balancing
13 13 (4.81%) E-Commerce
13 13 (4.81%) Root Cause Analysis
13 13 (4.81%) Software Engineering
14 12 (4.44%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (27.41%) SQL
2 62 (22.96%) Java
3 60 (22.22%) PowerShell
4 41 (15.19%) Python
5 21 (7.78%) Perl
6 16 (5.93%) C++
6 16 (5.93%) Ruby
7 14 (5.19%) C#
8 13 (4.81%) Shell Script
9 11 (4.07%) PHP
10 10 (3.70%) PL/SQL
10 10 (3.70%) VBScript
11 7 (2.59%) JavaScript
12 6 (2.22%) C
13 5 (1.85%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.85%) VBA
14 3 (1.11%) Bourne shell
14 3 (1.11%) Embedded C
14 3 (1.11%) Korn
14 3 (1.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.70%) Degree
4 9 (3.33%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.11%) MCSA
6 3 (1.11%) MCSE
6 3 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.74%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.74%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.74%) MCP
8 1 (0.37%) HND
8 1 (0.37%) ISEB
8 1 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.52%) QA
2 8 (2.96%) SLA
3 7 (2.59%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.37%) HL7
4 1 (0.37%) ISO 26262
4 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.37%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.37%) MISRA
4 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 42 (15.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 28 (10.37%) Docker
3 27 (10.00%) Active Directory
4 21 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (4.07%) XenApp
7 7 (2.59%) XenDesktop
8 6 (2.22%) Hyper-V
9 5 (1.85%) vSphere
10 2 (0.74%) XenServer
11 1 (0.37%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.37%) KVM
11 1 (0.37%) Xen
Systems Management
1 46 (17.04%) SCCM
2 27 (10.00%) Ansible
2 27 (10.00%) Puppet
3 12 (4.44%) WMI
4 11 (4.07%) ITRS Geneos
5 10 (3.70%) Nagios
5 10 (3.70%) Rancher
5 10 (3.70%) SCOM
6 9 (3.33%) Terraform
7 8 (2.96%) Icinga
8 6 (2.22%) BladeLogic
8 6 (2.22%) Kubernetes
8 6 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (1.11%) AirWatch
9 3 (1.11%) HP SiteScope
9 3 (1.11%) TIBCO Hawk
10 2 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.74%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.37%) WSUS
11 1 (0.37%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 60 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 45 (16.67%) Oracle
3 41 (15.19%) VMware
4 22 (8.15%) Citrix
5 16 (5.93%) New Relic
6 15 (5.56%) AppDynamics
7 12 (4.44%) Atlassian
7 12 (4.44%) F5
8 11 (4.07%) Red Hat
8 11 (4.07%) TIBCO
9 10 (3.70%) Dynatrace
10 8 (2.96%) Splunk
11 7 (2.59%) Cisco
12 6 (2.22%) Apple
12 6 (2.22%) Google
12 6 (2.22%) iManage
13 5 (1.85%) RedGate
14 4 (1.48%) HP
15 3 (1.11%) BMC
15 3 (1.11%) Interwoven