The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Applications Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Applications Engineer
Rank 89 79 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.27% 0.20% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -49.73%
Applications Engineer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1026 955 756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.85% 95.60% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 579 373
Average daily rate £420 £420 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £289 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 56 59
Average hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

Applications Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Applications Engineer in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Applications Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Applications Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Applications Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Applications Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Applications Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Engineer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 3 - - 1
Applications Engineer
North West

Applications Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Applications Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Engineer in their job title.

1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Contactless
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (40.00%) System Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Android
3 2 (40.00%) Web Operations
3 2 (40.00%) AppSense
3 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Demand Management
3 2 (40.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Internet
3 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 2 (40.00%) Change Management
3 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Validation

Applications Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Applications Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) IIS
1 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Contactless
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Android
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Migration
3 2 (40.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (40.00%) Change Management
3 2 (40.00%) Demand Management
3 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 2 (40.00%) System Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Validation
3 2 (40.00%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) PHP
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) AppSense
2 2 (40.00%) VMware