Period
to 19 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

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
England > South East
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 317 335 323
Rank change year-on-year +18 -12 0
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 58 33 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.35% 0.20% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.21% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 28 43
South East median daily rate £325 £380 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.47% +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £192 £240 £235
90th Percentile £450 £500 £525
England median daily rate £425 £428 £378
% change year-on-year -0.76% +13.44% +11.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -68.18% +57.14%
England median hourly rate £45.50 £32.25 £40.75
% change year-on-year +41.09% -20.86% +117.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,529 15,402 16,055
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.43% 94.67% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,308 9,154 9,623
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £242 £228
90th Percentile £580 £574 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 647 624 793
South East median hourly rate £20.17 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.06% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%

Applications Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Engineer in the South East

Applications Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Engineer in the South East

Applications Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Engineer in the South East

Applications Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Engineer in the South East

Applications Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Applications Engineer in the South East

Applications Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 19 October 2018. 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
Thames Valley +28 36 £325 -18.75% 21
Oxfordshire +15 19 £313 -23.78% 11
Berkshire +13 13 £332 -5.29% 8
Hampshire -10 12 £275 -21.43% 12
Surrey -19 6 £350 -21.13% 3
Buckinghamshire +21 4 £463 +68.18% 2
Middlesex +12 2 £325 +18.18% 1
Applications Engineer
England

Applications Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, Applications Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region featuring Applications Engineer in the job title.

1 24 (41.38%) Windows
2 22 (37.93%) SQL
3 16 (27.59%) C++
4 15 (25.86%) C#
5 14 (24.14%) Software Engineering
6 13 (22.41%) SQL Server
7 12 (20.69%) Active Directory
7 12 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (20.69%) Windows Server
8 11 (18.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (15.52%) User Experience
9 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
9 9 (15.52%) Python
9 9 (15.52%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (13.79%) Linux
10 8 (13.79%) OO
10 8 (13.79%) PowerShell
10 8 (13.79%) SCCM
10 8 (13.79%) WPF
10 8 (13.79%) Mathematics
10 8 (13.79%) Computer Science
10 8 (13.79%) UX Design
10 8 (13.79%) Test Automation
10 8 (13.79%) SOLID
11 7 (12.07%) Git (software)
11 7 (12.07%) Application Packaging
11 7 (12.07%) Web Services
11 7 (12.07%) C
11 7 (12.07%) MATLAB

Applications Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (6.90%) IIS
2 3 (5.17%) JBoss
2 3 (5.17%) WildFly
3 2 (3.45%) Confluence
3 2 (3.45%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.72%) Apache
4 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Simulink
2 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.45%) Office 365
3 1 (1.72%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (1.72%) Azure Functions
3 1 (1.72%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.72%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) RS-232
2 3 (5.17%) SSH
3 2 (3.45%) DHCP
3 2 (3.45%) DNS
3 2 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (3.45%) Wireless
4 1 (1.72%) DVB
4 1 (1.72%) HTTP
4 1 (1.72%) RTP
4 1 (1.72%) SNMP
4 1 (1.72%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.17%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.72%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.72%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.72%) MySQL
4 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.72%) NuoDB
4 1 (1.72%) Power BI
4 1 (1.72%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (1.72%) Redis
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (12.07%) Git (software)
2 6 (10.34%) Subversion
2 6 (10.34%) Visual Studio
3 5 (8.62%) Mercurial
4 3 (5.17%) JIRA
5 2 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.72%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.72%) JMeter
6 1 (1.72%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.72%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (8.62%) Automotive
1 5 (8.62%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.17%) Banking
2 3 (5.17%) Finance
3 2 (3.45%) Electronics
4 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.72%) Military
4 1 (1.72%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.79%) WPF
2 7 (12.07%) Web Services
3 6 (10.34%) .NET
4 3 (5.17%) LDAP
4 3 (5.17%) Middleware
5 2 (3.45%) HTML
5 2 (3.45%) Node.js
5 2 (3.45%) REST
5 2 (3.45%) SOAP
5 2 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.72%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.72%) CSS
6 1 (1.72%) JSON
6 1 (1.72%) RAML
6 1 (1.72%) React
6 1 (1.72%) RESTful
6 1 (1.72%) Swagger
6 1 (1.72%) XML
6 1 (1.72%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Self-Motivation
1 9 (15.52%) User Experience
2 8 (13.79%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.62%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (5.17%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.45%) Algorithms
6 2 (3.45%) Arduino
6 2 (3.45%) Raspberry Pi
6 2 (3.45%) STB
7 1 (1.72%) Clustering
7 1 (1.72%) Life Science
7 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (41.38%) Windows
2 12 (20.69%) Windows Server
3 11 (18.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (13.79%) Linux
6 6 (10.34%) Unix
7 3 (5.17%) Windows 10
8 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
8 2 (3.45%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.14%) Software Engineering
2 12 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (13.79%) Mathematics
3 8 (13.79%) OO
3 8 (13.79%) SOLID
3 8 (13.79%) Test Automation
3 8 (13.79%) UX Design
4 7 (12.07%) Application Packaging
5 6 (10.34%) Server Management
6 5 (8.62%) FMEA
6 5 (8.62%) Migration
6 5 (8.62%) Software Architecture
6 5 (8.62%) Test Planning
7 4 (6.90%) Application Discovery
7 4 (6.90%) Proactive Monitoring
7 4 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (6.90%) Project Management
7 4 (6.90%) Software Delivery
8 3 (5.17%) Capacity Management
8 3 (5.17%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 22 (37.93%) SQL
2 16 (27.59%) C++
3 15 (25.86%) C#
4 9 (15.52%) Python
5 8 (13.79%) PowerShell
6 7 (12.07%) C
6 7 (12.07%) MATLAB
7 5 (8.62%) Assembly Language
7 5 (8.62%) Embedded C
7 5 (8.62%) Embedded C++
8 4 (6.90%) VBScript
9 3 (5.17%) Java
10 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
10 2 (3.45%) PL/SQL
10 2 (3.45%) T-SQL
10 2 (3.45%) VB
11 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.72%) Ruby
11 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.17%) GISP
4 2 (3.45%) Degree
5 1 (1.72%) CCNA
5 1 (1.72%) CCNP
5 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.72%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) MISRA
1 5 (8.62%) MISRA C
2 2 (3.45%) GDPR
3 1 (1.72%) FIPS 140-2
3 1 (1.72%) GxP
3 1 (1.72%) QA
3 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (20.69%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.72%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 8 (13.79%) SCCM
2 4 (6.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (5.17%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.72%) Ansible
5 1 (1.72%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.72%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.72%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.72%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.72%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.90%) Symantec
2 4 (6.90%) VMware
3 3 (5.17%) CA
3 3 (5.17%) Citrix
3 3 (5.17%) McAfee
3 3 (5.17%) Oracle
3 3 (5.17%) Sony
3 3 (5.17%) Veritas
4 2 (3.45%) Apple
4 2 (3.45%) Cisco
5 1 (1.72%) AppDynamics
5 1 (1.72%) Becrypt
5 1 (1.72%) comScore
5 1 (1.72%) Dell
5 1 (1.72%) Dynatrace
5 1 (1.72%) IBM
5 1 (1.72%) NetApp
5 1 (1.72%) SOASTA, Inc