The median contractor rate for an Applications Engineer was £428 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 461 524 496
Rank change year-on-year +63 -28  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 153 125 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.23% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.25% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 83 96
Median daily rate £428 £400 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.06% +32.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £218 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £355 £300
% change year-on-year -2.81% +18.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Median hourly rate £31.50 £15.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.00% -10.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £15.00 £15.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.15 £42.00 £17.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £47.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year -63.15% +182.10%  

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 44648 50928 53153
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.82% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98440 117183 122955
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4470 5127 7601
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £45.00 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Applications Engineer in the UK

Applications Engineer
Top 10 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 29 June 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 +66 149 £425 +6.25% 55
London +41 93 £500 +25.00% 19
UK excluding London +58 60 £345 -2.81% 36
South East +9 19 £325 -16.12% 10
North of England +71 15 £338 +42.10% 9
Midlands +16 11 £380 +26.66% 5
South West -1 6 £350 -9.09% 5
East of England -8 5 £313 -26.47% 7
Scotland +25 2 - -
Wales -2 2 £500 -

Applications Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 78 (30.59%) Windows
2 74 (29.02%) SQL
3 62 (24.31%) Finance
4 49 (19.22%) Linux
5 45 (17.65%) Java
5 45 (17.65%) Security Cleared
6 43 (16.86%) Microsoft
6 43 (16.86%) Agile Software Development
7 40 (15.69%) Oracle
8 39 (15.29%) SQL Server
9 34 (13.33%) .NET
10 31 (12.16%) Python
11 30 (11.76%) Performance Management
12 29 (11.37%) SC Cleared
12 29 (11.37%) C#
13 26 (10.20%) Unix
13 26 (10.20%) Financial Institution
14 25 (9.80%) PowerShell
14 25 (9.80%) Software Engineering
15 24 (9.41%) DevOps
16 23 (9.02%) Analytics
16 23 (9.02%) DV Cleared
17 22 (8.63%) Shell Script
18 21 (8.24%) JavaScript
19 20 (7.84%) Windows Server
20 19 (7.45%) Mobile App
20 19 (7.45%) Performance Monitoring
20 19 (7.45%) Microsoft Office
20 19 (7.45%) Test Automation
21 18 (7.06%) Banking

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 16 (6.27%) IIS
2 14 (5.49%) Apache
3 11 (4.31%) WebSphere
4 10 (3.92%) Tomcat
5 9 (3.53%) SharePoint
5 9 (3.53%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.96%) nginx
7 4 (1.57%) Drupal
8 3 (1.18%) CMS
8 3 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.18%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.78%) Confluence
9 2 (0.78%) Documentum
9 2 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.39%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.39%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.39%) Mule
10 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.39%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 19 (7.45%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.75%) Simulink
3 5 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.18%) TargetLink
5 2 (0.78%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.39%) HipChat
6 1 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.39%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (0.39%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.39%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 8 (3.14%) Oracle EBS R12
1 8 (3.14%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.39%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.14%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.75%) Office 365
4 6 (2.35%) G Suite
5 3 (1.18%) OneDrive
5 3 (1.18%) PaaS
6 2 (0.78%) IaaS
7 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.39%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.39%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.53%) Firewall
2 8 (3.14%) FlexRay
3 7 (2.75%) DNS
3 7 (2.75%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.96%) SSL
5 4 (1.57%) Internet
5 4 (1.57%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (1.18%) HTTP
6 3 (1.18%) Skype
7 2 (0.78%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.78%) Multicast
7 2 (0.78%) PuTTY
7 2 (0.78%) VLAN
7 2 (0.78%) WinSCP
8 1 (0.39%) FTP
8 1 (0.39%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.39%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.39%) OpenVPN
8 1 (0.39%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.39%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (15.29%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (4.71%) MySQL
3 12 (4.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (3.53%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (1.96%) IDOL
5 5 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.57%) Big Data
6 4 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.57%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.57%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.18%) Geospatial Data
7 3 (1.18%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.78%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.78%) EDRMS
8 2 (0.78%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.78%) Redis
Development Applications
1 17 (6.67%) Visual Studio
2 14 (5.49%) Calabash
2 14 (5.49%) Cucumber
2 14 (5.49%) JIRA
3 11 (4.31%) Selenium
4 9 (3.53%) Capybara
4 9 (3.53%) NUnit
4 9 (3.53%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 8 (3.14%) Git (software)
6 7 (2.75%) Eclipse
6 7 (2.75%) SoapUI
7 5 (1.96%) Appium
7 5 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (1.96%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.96%) MSI
8 3 (1.18%) Hudson
8 3 (1.18%) MSBuild
8 3 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.18%) WebDriver
General
1 62 (24.31%) Finance
2 26 (10.20%) Financial Institution
3 18 (7.06%) Banking
4 8 (3.14%) Automotive
4 8 (3.14%) Billing
5 5 (1.96%) Electronics
5 5 (1.96%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.96%) Legal
6 4 (1.57%) Advertising
7 3 (1.18%) Military
7 3 (1.18%) Publishing
7 3 (1.18%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.78%) Back Office
8 2 (0.78%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.78%) Law
8 2 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.78%) Retail
9 1 (0.39%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.39%) Local Government
9 1 (0.39%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (13.33%) .NET
2 13 (5.10%) HTML
3 11 (4.31%) XML
4 10 (3.92%) .NET Framework
5 9 (3.53%) WF
6 7 (2.75%) RESTful
6 7 (2.75%) Web Services
6 7 (2.75%) XSLT
7 6 (2.35%) CSS
8 5 (1.96%) ASP.NET
8 5 (1.96%) Elastic Stack
8 5 (1.96%) Middleware
8 5 (1.96%) SOAP
9 4 (1.57%) AngularJS
9 4 (1.57%) React
9 4 (1.57%) REST
9 4 (1.57%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (1.57%) XHTML
10 3 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (1.18%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.45%) Mobile App
2 8 (3.14%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.75%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (1.96%) User Experience
6 3 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.18%) Clustering
6 3 (1.18%) Video on Demand
7 2 (0.78%) CMDB
7 2 (0.78%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.39%) Derivative
8 1 (0.39%) Fintech
8 1 (0.39%) Infotainment
8 1 (0.39%) Life Science
8 1 (0.39%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.39%) PDA
8 1 (0.39%) Spread Betting
8 1 (0.39%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 78 (30.59%) Windows
2 49 (19.22%) Linux
3 26 (10.20%) Unix
4 20 (7.84%) Windows Server
5 14 (5.49%) Android
6 12 (4.71%) Apple iOS
6 12 (4.71%) Windows 7
6 12 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (4.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.96%) Windows 10
11 4 (1.57%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.78%) AIX
12 2 (0.78%) CentOS
12 2 (0.78%) Solaris
13 1 (0.39%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.39%) SUSE
13 1 (0.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (16.86%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (11.76%) Performance Management
3 25 (9.80%) Software Engineering
4 24 (9.41%) DevOps
5 23 (9.02%) Analytics
6 19 (7.45%) Performance Monitoring
6 19 (7.45%) Test Automation
7 18 (7.06%) Application Performance Monitoring
7 18 (7.06%) Scrum
8 17 (6.67%) ITIL
9 16 (6.27%) Application Performance Management
9 16 (6.27%) Problem Management
10 14 (5.49%) TDD
10 14 (5.49%) Workflow
11 13 (5.10%) Migration
12 11 (4.31%) BDD
12 11 (4.31%) Change Management
12 11 (4.31%) Configuration Management
13 10 (3.92%) API Testing
14 9 (3.53%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 74 (29.02%) SQL
2 45 (17.65%) Java
3 31 (12.16%) Python
4 29 (11.37%) C#
5 25 (9.80%) PowerShell
6 22 (8.63%) Shell Script
7 21 (8.24%) JavaScript
8 16 (6.27%) C++
8 16 (6.27%) Ruby
9 15 (5.88%) VBA
10 11 (4.31%) Perl
11 9 (3.53%) Embedded C
11 9 (3.53%) PHP
12 8 (3.14%) T-SQL
13 7 (2.75%) Assembly Language
13 7 (2.75%) MATLAB
14 5 (1.96%) C
15 4 (1.57%) XPath
16 3 (1.18%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.78%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 45 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 29 (11.37%) SC Cleared
3 23 (9.02%) DV Cleared
4 13 (5.10%) Degree
5 5 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.57%) ISEB
6 4 (1.57%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.57%) MCSE
7 3 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.18%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (1.18%) MCSA
8 2 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.78%) MCP
8 2 (0.78%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.39%) MCITP
9 1 (0.39%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.67%) QA
2 5 (1.96%) ISO 26262
3 4 (1.57%) IEC 61508
4 2 (0.78%) MISRA
4 2 (0.78%) SLA
5 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.39%) JSP 440
System Software
1 15 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.31%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (2.35%) Docker
4 5 (1.96%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.78%) XenApp
5 2 (0.78%) XenServer
6 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.39%) KVM
6 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.39%) vSphere
6 1 (0.39%) Xen
6 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (5.88%) SCCM
2 9 (3.53%) Ansible
2 9 (3.53%) Puppet
3 6 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.96%) Rancher
5 4 (1.57%) Nagios
6 2 (0.78%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.78%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.78%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.78%) SCOM
6 2 (0.78%) WMI
7 1 (0.39%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.39%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.39%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.39%) Kibana
7 1 (0.39%) logstash
7 1 (0.39%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.39%) Webmin
7 1 (0.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 43 (16.86%) Microsoft
2 40 (15.69%) Oracle
3 12 (4.71%) AppDynamics
3 12 (4.71%) Citrix
3 12 (4.71%) New Relic
4 9 (3.53%) VMware
5 8 (3.14%) Apple
5 8 (3.14%) Red Hat
5 8 (3.14%) Splunk
6 7 (2.75%) iManage
7 6 (2.35%) Google
8 5 (1.96%) CA
8 5 (1.96%) Cisco
9 4 (1.57%) ION Trading
10 3 (1.18%) HP
10 3 (1.18%) Interwoven
10 3 (1.18%) Reuters
10 3 (1.18%) TIBCO
10 3 (1.18%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.78%) MobileIron
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago