Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 353 326 325
Rank change year-on-year -27 -1 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 22 33 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.13% 0.21% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.22% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 63
South East median daily rate £325 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +3.70% -12.05%
10th Percentile £163 £263 £175
90th Percentile £473 £500 £450
England median daily rate £425 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +13.33% +3.45% -9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £54.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -44.44% +170.00%
10th Percentile £21.25 £19.63 £44.55
90th Percentile £23.75 £40.38 £61.45
England median hourly rate £36.77 £32.50 £36.65
% change year-on-year +13.14% -11.32% +62.89%

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 15,863 14,689 17,215
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 93.79% 95.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,306 8,425 10,355
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £258 £231 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £541
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 611 743 808
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.41% +10.65%
10th Percentile £10.59 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% - +11.76%

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 20 April 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
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 20 April 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 -5 11 £260 -20.00% 28
Oxfordshire +4 10 £260 -0.95% 6
Surrey -35 6 £396 +9.14% 9
Hampshire -2 5 £425 +30.77% 11
Berkshire -8 1 £550 +10.00% 10
Applications Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 11 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) Windows Server
3 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (31.82%) SQL
3 7 (31.82%) DNS
3 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
3 7 (31.82%) Migration
4 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
4 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
4 6 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (27.27%) Windows 10
5 5 (22.73%) Remote Desktop
5 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (22.73%) GDPR
5 5 (22.73%) Runbook
5 5 (22.73%) Office 365
5 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (22.73%) Mac OS
5 5 (22.73%) Apple iOS
5 5 (22.73%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (22.73%) Mobile Device Management
5 5 (22.73%) Data Protection
5 5 (22.73%) Problem Management
5 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (22.73%) SCCM
5 5 (22.73%) Application Packaging
5 5 (22.73%) DHCP
5 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (22.73%) Linux
5 5 (22.73%) Web Services

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 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (22.73%) Office 365
3 1 (4.55%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) DNS
2 5 (22.73%) DHCP
2 5 (22.73%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (13.64%) WAN
4 2 (9.09%) BGP
4 2 (9.09%) Internet
4 2 (9.09%) OSPF
4 2 (9.09%) SMTP
5 1 (4.55%) LAN
5 1 (4.55%) SNMP
5 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 2 (9.09%) Selenium
1 2 (9.09%) Subversion
1 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
2 1 (4.55%) Appium
2 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Electronics
2 1 (4.55%) Front Office
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) Web Services
2 3 (13.64%) .NET
3 2 (9.09%) SOAP
4 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.55%) JSON
4 1 (4.55%) REST
4 1 (4.55%) Spring
4 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
1 2 (9.09%) User Experience
2 1 (4.55%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Arduino
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Life Science
2 1 (4.55%) Market Risk
2 1 (4.55%) Raspberry Pi
2 1 (4.55%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 11 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) Windows Server
3 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (27.27%) Windows 10
5 5 (22.73%) Apple iOS
5 5 (22.73%) Linux
5 5 (22.73%) Mac OS
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Migration
2 5 (22.73%) Application Packaging
2 5 (22.73%) Data Protection
2 5 (22.73%) Mobile Device Management
2 5 (22.73%) Problem Management
2 5 (22.73%) Runbook
2 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
3 4 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (18.18%) Task Automation
4 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
5 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (9.09%) DevOps
5 2 (9.09%) Proactive Monitoring
6 1 (4.55%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (4.55%) Defect Management
6 1 (4.55%) Microservices
6 1 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (4.55%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) SQL
2 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
3 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
3 2 (9.09%) C#
3 2 (9.09%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) Python
4 1 (4.55%) C
4 1 (4.55%) C++
4 1 (4.55%) Go
4 1 (4.55%) MATLAB
4 1 (4.55%) Ruby
4 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) CCNA
1 2 (9.09%) CCNP
1 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (9.09%) JNCIA
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 5 (22.73%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (4.55%) Docker
3 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Intune
1 5 (22.73%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) Ansible
2 1 (4.55%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.55%) Puppet
2 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) Apple
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (4.55%) Atlassian
4 1 (4.55%) BMC
4 1 (4.55%) CA
4 1 (4.55%) Capita
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco
4 1 (4.55%) Google
4 1 (4.55%) IBM
4 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.55%) Remedy
4 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds
4 1 (4.55%) VMware