Period
to 18 July 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Engineer was £290 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 324 329 329
Rank change year-on-year +5 0 +6
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 55 33 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.32% 0.21% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.22% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 23 53
South East median daily rate £290 £310 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.45% -11.43% +15.70%
10th Percentile £166 £250 £152
90th Percentile £397 £442 £488
England median daily rate £374 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.50% +6.67% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £23.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
England median hourly rate £29.27 £31.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -7.08% +80.00% -12.50%

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 16,140 15,128 17,746
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.61% 94.60% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,547 8,724 10,723
South East median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £243 £231
90th Percentile £585 £550 £545
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 693 736 781
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.29
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +15 34 £283 +7.62% 24
Oxfordshire +19 22 £260 +1.46% 14
Berkshire -12 11 £373 +6.57% 7
Hampshire -9 9 £250 -17.36% 8
Surrey -24 9 £366 +14.45% 7
Middlesex +4 1 £325 +18.18%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £450 - 3
Applications Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 26 (47.27%) Windows
2 20 (36.36%) SQL
3 18 (32.73%) Windows Server
4 16 (29.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (25.45%) C#
6 13 (23.64%) C++
7 12 (21.82%) Microsoft
7 12 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (21.82%) PowerShell
8 11 (20.00%) Software Engineering
8 11 (20.00%) Active Directory
9 10 (18.18%) SQL Server
9 10 (18.18%) Web Services
10 9 (16.36%) DNS
10 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (14.55%) Problem Management
11 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Azure
11 8 (14.55%) Test Automation
11 8 (14.55%) User Experience
11 8 (14.55%) Windows 10
11 8 (14.55%) MATLAB
11 8 (14.55%) C
11 8 (14.55%) .NET
11 8 (14.55%) Migration
11 8 (14.55%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (12.73%) GDPR
12 7 (12.73%) Runbook
12 7 (12.73%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (12.73%) Subversion
12 7 (12.73%) Application Packaging

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 (5.45%) IIS
2 2 (3.64%) JBoss
2 2 (3.64%) WildFly
3 1 (1.82%) Apache
3 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (9.09%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (12.73%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (12.73%) Office 365
3 1 (1.82%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.36%) DNS
2 7 (12.73%) DHCP
2 7 (12.73%) Remote Desktop
3 5 (9.09%) RS-232
4 3 (5.45%) WAN
4 3 (5.45%) Wireless
5 2 (3.64%) BGP
5 2 (3.64%) Internet
5 2 (3.64%) OSPF
5 2 (3.64%) SMTP
5 2 (3.64%) SSH
6 1 (1.82%) DVB
6 1 (1.82%) HTTP
6 1 (1.82%) LAN
6 1 (1.82%) RTP
6 1 (1.82%) SNMP
6 1 (1.82%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.73%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Git (software)
1 7 (12.73%) Subversion
2 5 (9.09%) Mercurial
2 5 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.64%) Selenium
3 2 (3.64%) SoapUI
3 2 (3.64%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.82%) Appium
4 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.82%) JIRA
4 1 (1.82%) JMeter
4 1 (1.82%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (10.91%) Finance
1 6 (10.91%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.09%) Automotive
3 3 (5.45%) Electronics
4 2 (3.64%) Banking
4 2 (3.64%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.82%) Front Office
5 1 (1.82%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.18%) Web Services
2 8 (14.55%) .NET
3 5 (9.09%) WPF
4 3 (5.45%) SOAP
5 2 (3.64%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.64%) HTML
5 2 (3.64%) LDAP
5 2 (3.64%) Middleware
5 2 (3.64%) Node.js
5 2 (3.64%) REST
5 2 (3.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.82%) .NET Core
6 1 (1.82%) Ajax
6 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.82%) CSS
6 1 (1.82%) JSON
6 1 (1.82%) React
6 1 (1.82%) Spring
6 1 (1.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) User Experience
2 6 (10.91%) Computer Science
2 6 (10.91%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.45%) Algorithms
5 3 (5.45%) Arduino
5 3 (5.45%) Raspberry Pi
6 2 (3.64%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.64%) Life Science
6 2 (3.64%) STB
7 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.82%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (47.27%) Windows
2 18 (32.73%) Windows Server
3 16 (29.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (14.55%) Windows 10
6 7 (12.73%) Apple iOS
6 7 (12.73%) Linux
6 7 (12.73%) Mac OS
7 3 (5.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 8 (14.55%) Migration
3 8 (14.55%) Problem Management
3 8 (14.55%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (14.55%) Test Automation
4 7 (12.73%) Application Packaging
4 7 (12.73%) Data Protection
4 7 (12.73%) Mobile Device Management
4 7 (12.73%) Runbook
4 7 (12.73%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (10.91%) Mathematics
5 6 (10.91%) Proactive Monitoring
5 6 (10.91%) UX Design
6 5 (9.09%) FMEA
6 5 (9.09%) OO
6 5 (9.09%) Software Architecture
6 5 (9.09%) SOLID
6 5 (9.09%) Test Planning
7 4 (7.27%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 20 (36.36%) SQL
2 14 (25.45%) C#
3 13 (23.64%) C++
4 12 (21.82%) PowerShell
5 8 (14.55%) C
5 8 (14.55%) MATLAB
6 7 (12.73%) Python
7 5 (9.09%) Assembly Language
7 5 (9.09%) Embedded C
7 5 (9.09%) Embedded C++
8 4 (7.27%) Java
8 4 (7.27%) VBScript
9 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
9 2 (3.64%) PL/SQL
9 2 (3.64%) T-SQL
9 2 (3.64%) VB
10 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.82%) Go
10 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) CCNA
1 3 (5.45%) CCNP
1 3 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (5.45%) Degree
1 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.64%) JNCIA
3 1 (1.82%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.73%) GDPR
2 5 (9.09%) MISRA
2 5 (9.09%) MISRA C
3 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 11 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.73%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (12.73%) Microsoft Intune
1 7 (12.73%) SCCM
2 2 (3.64%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.82%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.82%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.82%) SCOM
3 1 (1.82%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 12 (21.82%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.73%) Apple
3 3 (5.45%) Oracle
3 3 (5.45%) VMware
4 2 (3.64%) Citrix
4 2 (3.64%) McAfee
4 2 (3.64%) Symantec
4 2 (3.64%) Veritas
5 1 (1.82%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.82%) BMC
5 1 (1.82%) CA
5 1 (1.82%) Capita
5 1 (1.82%) Cisco
5 1 (1.82%) comScore
5 1 (1.82%) Dell
5 1 (1.82%) Google
5 1 (1.82%) IBM
5 1 (1.82%) Remedy
5 1 (1.82%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (1.82%) SolarWinds