The median contractor rate for a Applications Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 30 April 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
England / South West
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 132 136
Rank change year-on-year +2 +4  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 5 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.19% 0.24% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.25% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 7
Median daily rate £350 £385 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -18.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £360 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £400 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £300
% change year-on-year -6.25% +33.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £17.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year +73.91% -9.21%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2490 2826 2974
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.59% 96.32% 95.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1585 1803 1836
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.13% +5.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 189 173
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.85% +74.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Applications Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West that featured Applications Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Engineer in the South West

Applications Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Engineer in the South West

Applications Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Engineer in the South West over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Engineer in the South West

Applications Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Engineer in the South West

Applications Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +5 4 £350 -3.44% 1
Gloucestershire +5 1 £173 -55.19%
Applications Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 South West region featuring Applications Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
2 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (25.00%) InfoPath
3 2 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) Unix
3 2 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (25.00%) .NET
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (12.50%) SOAP
4 1 (12.50%) Web Services
4 1 (12.50%) XML
4 1 (12.50%) XSLT
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) IBM
4 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
4 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003

Applications Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (37.50%) SharePoint
1 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) InfoPath
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 2 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (12.50%) Middleware
2 1 (12.50%) Node.js
2 1 (12.50%) REST
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) WCF
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Unix
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) AIX
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Solaris
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
1 1 (12.50%) CRM
1 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) ITSM
1 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
1 1 (12.50%) Microservices
1 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
1 1 (12.50%) Project Management
1 1 (12.50%) Service Management
1 1 (12.50%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
3 2 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) IFS
2 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com