Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Engineer was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 351 299 310
Rank change year-on-year -52 +11 -7
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 22 47 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.13% 0.30% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.32% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 33 66
South East median daily rate £420 £370 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.51% +9.63% -10.00%
10th Percentile £253 £345 £220
90th Percentile £505 £498 £430
England median daily rate £435 £378 £350
% change year-on-year +15.23% +7.86% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
South East median hourly rate £26.25 £48.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.15% +8.33% +95.69%
10th Percentile £13.13 £42.63 £32.50
90th Percentile £40.38 £53.88 £59.90
England median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% +11.11% -7.33%

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 15,519 14,500 17,250
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.12% 93.75% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,293 8,571 10,198
South East median daily rate £423 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.75% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £240 £225 £231
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 563 740 892
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +18.75%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.31 £10.14
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.05 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.30 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.48% -0.61% +12.12%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -13 14 £420 -11.58% 18
Oxfordshire +2 9 £420 -6.67% 6
Berkshire -23 4 £500 - 8
Surrey -31 4 £444 -6.58% 11
Hampshire -2 3 £350 -9.68% 5
West Sussex -22 1 £233 -37.16%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £275 - 4
Applications Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 South East region featuring Applications Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (50.00%) Migration
2 9 (40.91%) Windows
3 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
3 6 (27.27%) SCCM
4 5 (22.73%) Office 365
4 5 (22.73%) Windows 10
4 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (22.73%) SCOM
4 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
4 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
4 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (22.73%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (22.73%) DNS
4 5 (22.73%) Linux
4 5 (22.73%) LDAP
4 5 (22.73%) DHCP
4 5 (22.73%) Kerberos
4 5 (22.73%) Java
4 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
5 4 (18.18%) Oracle
5 4 (18.18%) Application Packaging
5 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
5 4 (18.18%) Puppet
5 4 (18.18%) Docker
5 4 (18.18%) DevOps
6 3 (13.64%) GitHub
6 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (13.64%) Microservices
6 3 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (13.64%) REST

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 3 (13.64%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Office 365
2 3 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (13.64%) GitHub
3 1 (4.55%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) DHCP
1 5 (22.73%) DNS
1 5 (22.73%) Kerberos
1 5 (22.73%) LDAP
2 2 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 2 (9.09%) JIRA
3 1 (4.55%) Appium
3 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.55%) Subversion
3 1 (4.55%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (4.55%) Automotive
1 1 (4.55%) Electronics
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) REST
2 2 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Clustering
2 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.09%) Replication
3 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.55%) Optoelectronics
3 1 (4.55%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.55%) STB
3 1 (4.55%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Linux
2 5 (22.73%) Windows 10
2 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
2 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.55%) Unix
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Migration
2 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (18.18%) Application Packaging
3 4 (18.18%) DevOps
4 3 (13.64%) ITIL
4 3 (13.64%) Microservices
4 3 (13.64%) Service Design
4 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
4 3 (13.64%) Task Automation
5 2 (9.09%) Change Management
5 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.55%) Test Strategy
6 1 (4.55%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) Java
1 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.09%) Ruby
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.55%) C
3 1 (4.55%) C++
3 1 (4.55%) Python
3 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 5 (22.73%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (18.18%) Docker
4 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) SCCM
2 5 (22.73%) SCOM
3 4 (18.18%) Puppet
4 2 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (4.55%) Ansible
5 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (4.55%) Kubernetes
5 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle
3 3 (13.64%) VMware
4 2 (9.09%) McAfee
5 1 (4.55%) CA
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco
5 1 (4.55%) EMC
5 1 (4.55%) Red Hat