Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 188 169
Rank change year-on-year +21 -19 -16
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 19 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.40% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.17% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 8
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £300 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +13.21% -11.67%
10th Percentile £143 £175 £180
90th Percentile £338 £440 £419
England median daily rate £435 £378 £350
% change year-on-year +15.23% +7.86% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £101.50 - -
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 West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4,469 5,203 4,631
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.70% 94.53% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,814 3,115 2,596
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £210 £220 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 231 235
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £15.85 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.10% -6.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £10.32 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.28 £37.25 £37.00
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 West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Engineer in the West Midlands

Applications Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Engineer in the West Midlands

Applications Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Engineer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Engineer in the West Midlands

Applications Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Engineer in the West Midlands

Applications Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Engineer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Applications Engineer in the West Midlands

Applications Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands 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
Shropshire +21 10 - - 3
Worcestershire - 4 £325 - 3
Coventry +13 2 £170 -43.33% 7
Warwickshire - 2 - - 5
Birmingham -1 1 £125 -67.21% 4
Applications Engineer
England

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

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 West Midlands region featuring Applications Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 14 (73.68%) Migration
2 14 (73.68%) Application Discovery
3 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
3 12 (63.16%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (57.89%) Release Management
5 10 (52.63%) SCCM
5 10 (52.63%) Application Packaging
5 10 (52.63%) QA
5 10 (52.63%) WMI
5 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (52.63%) PowerShell
5 10 (52.63%) Windows 7
5 10 (52.63%) Windows 10
5 10 (52.63%) VBScript
5 10 (52.63%) WSH
5 10 (52.63%) MSI
5 10 (52.63%) VMware
5 10 (52.63%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (31.58%) Windows Server
7 4 (21.05%) Change Control
7 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (21.05%) IIS
7 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
8 2 (10.53%) Capita
8 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (10.53%) SQL
9 1 (5.26%) Java
9 1 (5.26%) XML

Applications Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (21.05%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Bluetooth
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
1 1 (5.26%) Network Security
1 1 (5.26%) SSL
1 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 10 (52.63%) MSI
2 1 (5.26%) Android Studio
2 1 (5.26%) Gradle
General
1 1 (5.26%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (52.63%) WSH
2 1 (5.26%) JSON
2 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Windows 10
2 10 (52.63%) Windows 7
3 6 (31.58%) Windows Server
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.26%) Android
6 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Application Discovery
1 14 (73.68%) Migration
2 11 (57.89%) Release Management
3 10 (52.63%) Application Packaging
4 4 (21.05%) Change Control
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.26%) Analytics
5 1 (5.26%) Android Development
5 1 (5.26%) BDD
5 1 (5.26%) Change Management
5 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.26%) iOS Development
5 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Scrum
5 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.26%) Speech Recognition
5 1 (5.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) PowerShell
1 10 (52.63%) VBScript
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (52.63%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft App-V
1 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (52.63%) SCCM
1 10 (52.63%) WMI
2 1 (5.26%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 10 (52.63%) VMware
3 2 (10.53%) Capita
4 1 (5.26%) ArcSight
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco