Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Engineer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 23 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
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 50 85
Rank change year-on-year -7 +35 -
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 5 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.71% 1.43% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 1.50% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Cambridge median daily rate £363 £185 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +95.95% +2.78% -
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £170 £185 £180
% change year-on-year -8.11% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Cambridge median hourly rate £41.50 - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £41.50 - £39.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. 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
Cambridge
Contract vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 666 600 903
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.33% 95.09% 94.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 304 589
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.32% +5.92%
10th Percentile £200 £208 £244
90th Percentile £549 £550 £525
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £380
% change year-on-year - -1.32% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 63 62
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% +27.45%
10th Percentile £15.25 £13.93 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.50 £57.88
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +11.94% +63.41% -18.00%

Applications Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Engineer in Cambridge

Applications Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Engineer in Cambridge

Applications Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Engineer in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 across the Cambridge region featuring Applications Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 1 (20.00%) Component Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Test Management
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) WPF
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (20.00%) Linux

Applications Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Component Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 1 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Test Management
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification