The median contractor rate for a Applications Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Applications Engineer
UK
Rank 507 516 483
Rank change year-on-year +9 -33  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 102 125 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.23% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.25% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 86 100
Median daily rate £400 £363 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -15.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +22.22% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 3
Median hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.71% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £17.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +114.49% -13.75%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42399 50658 50465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.80% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27502 32772 30486
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1497 1585 2011
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.44 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Applications Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Applications Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Applications Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Engineer in the UK

Applications Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +11 94 £380 +4.82% 50
London +11 39 £380 +1.33% 24
East of England +7 19 £445 +48.33% 5
Bedfordshire +10 12 £450 +200.00%
South East +2 11 £288 -13.85% 10
East Midlands +6 9 £375 -31.81% 1
Northamptonshire - 9 £375 -
Surrey +13 8 £294 +78.03% 1
Wales +15 7 £475 -
Northampton - 7 £375 -
Bedford - 6 £450 -
West Wales - 6 £500 -
Swansea - 6 £500 -
North West +28 4 £325 -13.33% 3
South West +4 4 £325 -13.33% 2
West Midlands +11 3 £313 -24.24% 3
Bristol +6 3 £400 +6.66% 1
Woking 0 3 £275 -35.29%
Manchester +17 2 £375 - 2
Yorkshire +16 2 £500 - 2
Hampshire +11 2 £300 +3.44% 3
Colchester +3 2 £375 +7.91%
Norfolk 0 2 £333 +14.65%
Essex -6 2 £375 +7.91%
City of London -6 2 £513 +15.49% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -8 2 £400 +45.45%
North East -11 2 £400 +45.45%
Tyne and Wear -12 2 £400 +45.45%
West End of London - 2 £98 - 2
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 1

Applications Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 81 (39.71%) Windows
2 63 (30.88%) SQL
3 47 (23.04%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (22.55%) Java
4 46 (22.55%) Linux
5 44 (21.57%) Microsoft
6 41 (20.10%) Finance
7 40 (19.61%) Python
8 33 (16.18%) Unix
9 29 (14.22%) Oracle
10 28 (13.73%) PowerShell
11 27 (13.24%) .NET
12 26 (12.75%) SQL Server
12 26 (12.75%) ITIL
13 25 (12.25%) Perl
13 25 (12.25%) Active Directory
13 25 (12.25%) Shell Script
13 25 (12.25%) Security Cleared
14 24 (11.76%) IIS
15 22 (10.78%) JavaScript
15 22 (10.78%) C#
15 22 (10.78%) Windows 7
16 21 (10.29%) Mobile App
16 21 (10.29%) Problem Management
16 21 (10.29%) Windows Server
17 20 (9.80%) SC Cleared
17 20 (9.80%) Ruby
18 18 (8.82%) Citrix
18 18 (8.82%) Software Engineering
18 18 (8.82%) QA

Applications Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 24 (11.76%) IIS
2 15 (7.35%) WebLogic
3 13 (6.37%) WebSphere
4 12 (5.88%) Tomcat
5 11 (5.39%) Apache
6 6 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (2.94%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.47%) Confluence
9 2 (0.98%) Documentum
9 2 (0.98%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.98%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.49%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.49%) JBoss
10 1 (0.49%) nginx
10 1 (0.49%) SAS
10 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.49%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 14 (6.86%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.88%) MS Office
3 3 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.47%) Simulink
4 2 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.49%) HipChat
5 1 (0.49%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (0.49%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.49%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (2.94%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (2.94%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.49%) OPENContractor
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.94%) PaaS
3 6 (2.94%) SaaS
4 5 (2.45%) G Suite
4 5 (2.45%) IaaS
5 3 (1.47%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.98%) GitHub
6 2 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.98%) Office 365
7 1 (0.49%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.49%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.35%) DNS
2 12 (5.88%) SSL
3 9 (4.41%) Internet
3 9 (4.41%) TCP/IP
4 8 (3.92%) LDAP
5 6 (2.94%) DHCP
5 6 (2.94%) VPN
6 5 (2.45%) Firewall
7 4 (1.96%) FTP
7 4 (1.96%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (1.96%) SSH
8 3 (1.47%) FlexRay
9 2 (0.98%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.98%) PuTTY
9 2 (0.98%) SMTP
9 2 (0.98%) VLAN
9 2 (0.98%) WinSCP
10 1 (0.49%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.49%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.49%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.75%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.90%) Oracle Database
3 9 (4.41%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (3.92%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.47%) Big Data
8 2 (0.98%) EDRMS
8 2 (0.98%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.98%) MS Access
8 2 (0.98%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.98%) Redis
8 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.49%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.49%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.49%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 17 (8.33%) JIRA
2 16 (7.84%) Calabash
2 16 (7.84%) Cucumber
3 12 (5.88%) Selenium
4 10 (4.90%) Capybara
5 9 (4.41%) SoapUI
5 9 (4.41%) Visual Studio
6 8 (3.92%) Appium
6 8 (3.92%) Jenkins
7 7 (3.43%) MSBuild
7 7 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (2.94%) Git (software)
9 5 (2.45%) MSI
10 4 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (1.96%) Hudson
10 4 (1.96%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.47%) Eclipse
11 3 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.98%) HP UFT
General
1 41 (20.10%) Finance
2 10 (4.90%) Banking
3 7 (3.43%) Billing
3 7 (3.43%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.96%) Advertising
5 3 (1.47%) Automotive
5 3 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.47%) Publishing
6 2 (0.98%) Back Office
6 2 (0.98%) Dutch Language
6 2 (0.98%) Electronics
6 2 (0.98%) Games
6 2 (0.98%) Retail
7 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.24%) .NET
2 13 (6.37%) Regular Expression
3 12 (5.88%) Middleware
4 6 (2.94%) .NET Framework
4 6 (2.94%) AngularJS
4 6 (2.94%) HTML
4 6 (2.94%) J2EE
4 6 (2.94%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (2.94%) XML
5 5 (2.45%) Gherkin
5 5 (2.45%) WebCenter
6 4 (1.96%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (1.96%) MSMQ
6 4 (1.96%) Web Services
7 3 (1.47%) IBM Integration Bus
7 3 (1.47%) Kendo UI
7 3 (1.47%) React
7 3 (1.47%) RESTful
8 2 (0.98%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.29%) Mobile App
2 8 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.45%) Hedge funds
4 4 (1.96%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.96%) Data Centre
4 4 (1.96%) PKI
4 4 (1.96%) User Experience
5 3 (1.47%) EFT
5 3 (1.47%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (0.98%) Public Cloud
6 2 (0.98%) Wiki
7 1 (0.49%) DataPower
7 1 (0.49%) Infotainment
7 1 (0.49%) Life Science
7 1 (0.49%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.49%) SCADA
7 1 (0.49%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 81 (39.71%) Windows
2 46 (22.55%) Linux
3 33 (16.18%) Unix
4 22 (10.78%) Windows 7
5 21 (10.29%) Windows Server
6 15 (7.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (7.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (6.86%) Android
8 13 (6.37%) Apple iOS
9 12 (5.88%) Windows 10
10 7 (3.43%) Mac OS
10 7 (3.43%) Solaris
11 5 (2.45%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.47%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.98%) AIX
15 1 (0.49%) MVS
15 1 (0.49%) SUSE
15 1 (0.49%) VMS
15 1 (0.49%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (23.04%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (12.75%) ITIL
3 21 (10.29%) Problem Management
4 18 (8.82%) Software Engineering
5 17 (8.33%) DevOps
5 17 (8.33%) Migration
6 14 (6.86%) API Testing
6 14 (6.86%) E-Commerce
7 13 (6.37%) BDD
7 13 (6.37%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (6.37%) Knowledge Management
7 13 (6.37%) Scrum
8 12 (5.88%) Application Packaging
9 11 (5.39%) High Availability
9 11 (5.39%) Service Management
9 11 (5.39%) Test Automation
10 10 (4.90%) Application Discovery
10 10 (4.90%) Change Management
10 10 (4.90%) Open Source
10 10 (4.90%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 63 (30.88%) SQL
2 46 (22.55%) Java
3 40 (19.61%) Python
4 28 (13.73%) PowerShell
5 25 (12.25%) Perl
5 25 (12.25%) Shell Script
6 22 (10.78%) C#
6 22 (10.78%) JavaScript
7 20 (9.80%) Ruby
8 13 (6.37%) C++
9 8 (3.92%) Bash Shell
10 7 (3.43%) C
11 6 (2.94%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.96%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.47%) Assembly Language
13 3 (1.47%) Embedded C
13 3 (1.47%) MATLAB
13 3 (1.47%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.47%) VBA
14 2 (0.98%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (12.25%) Security Cleared
2 20 (9.80%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.41%) DV Cleared
4 7 (3.43%) Degree
5 4 (1.96%) ISEB
6 3 (1.47%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.98%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.49%) CISSP
8 1 (0.49%) CLAS
8 1 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.49%) HND
8 1 (0.49%) MCAD
8 1 (0.49%) MCITP
8 1 (0.49%) MCSA
8 1 (0.49%) MCSD
8 1 (0.49%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.82%) QA
2 7 (3.43%) SDET
3 4 (1.96%) SLA
4 3 (1.47%) IEC 61508
4 3 (1.47%) ISO26262
5 2 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (12.25%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.35%) XenApp
3 12 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (4.90%) Virtual Desktop
4 10 (4.90%) VMware ESX
4 10 (4.90%) XenDesktop
5 9 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (1.96%) NFS
6 4 (1.96%) Samba
7 2 (0.98%) Docker
7 2 (0.98%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.49%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.49%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.49%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (8.82%) SCCM
2 15 (7.35%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (6.86%) Puppet
4 6 (2.94%) Ansible
5 4 (1.96%) SCOM
6 3 (1.47%) Nagios
7 2 (0.98%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.98%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.49%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 1 (0.49%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.49%) Kibana
8 1 (0.49%) logstash
8 1 (0.49%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.49%) OSSEC
8 1 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.49%) Webmin
8 1 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (21.57%) Microsoft
2 29 (14.22%) Oracle
3 18 (8.82%) Citrix
4 15 (7.35%) VMware
5 9 (4.41%) Splunk
6 6 (2.94%) AppDynamics
6 6 (2.94%) Red Hat
6 6 (2.94%) WorldPay
6 6 (2.94%) Xamarin
7 5 (2.45%) Google
7 5 (2.45%) IBM
8 4 (1.96%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.47%) CA
9 3 (1.47%) LANDesk
10 2 (0.98%) Apple
10 2 (0.98%) Avaya
10 2 (0.98%) BMC
10 2 (0.98%) Epicor
10 2 (0.98%) HP
10 2 (0.98%) Remedy
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