The table below looks at the statistics for the Design Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Design Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Design Engineer
Rank 105 64 96
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 14 60 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.55% 2.40% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 2.67% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 6
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£325 £455 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +37.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £499 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
- +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -1.40%
Design Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2284 2243 2205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.01% 89.65% 91.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1247 1081 958
Average daily rate £385 £370 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.05% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 56 82
Average hourly rate £19.75 £17.07 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.70% -2.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £21.10 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Design Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Design Engineer in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Design Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Design Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Design Engineer across the Berkshire region.

Design Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Design Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Design Engineer across the Berkshire region.

Design Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Design Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Design Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Windsor -2 3 - -
Reading -12 3 £335 -27.56%
Bracknell -13 2 - -
Design Engineer
South East

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Design Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Design Engineer in their job title.

1 50 (81.97%) Telecoms
2 23 (37.70%) Network Design
3 21 (34.43%) Cisco
4 16 (26.23%) Microsoft
5 14 (22.95%) OSPF
6 12 (19.67%) LTE
6 12 (19.67%) Degree
6 12 (19.67%) MS Excel
6 12 (19.67%) 3G
7 11 (18.03%) BGP
7 11 (18.03%) CCIE
7 11 (18.03%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (16.39%) Firewall
9 9 (14.75%) 2G
9 9 (14.75%) TOWER Software
9 9 (14.75%) MS PowerPoint
9 9 (14.75%) MS Office
9 9 (14.75%) 4G
10 8 (13.11%) SAP
10 8 (13.11%) VoIP
10 8 (13.11%) Juniper
10 8 (13.11%) CheckPoint
11 7 (11.48%) MPLS
12 6 (9.84%) Network Planning
12 6 (9.84%) Actix
12 6 (9.84%) Lync
12 6 (9.84%) Radio Access Network
12 6 (9.84%) Diameter Protocol
13 5 (8.20%) Performance Monitoring
13 5 (8.20%) NSN NetAct

Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Design Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Design Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (9.84%) Lync
2 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.64%) JBoss
Applications
1 12 (19.67%) MS Excel
2 9 (14.75%) MS Office
2 9 (14.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (8.20%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.64%) MS Project
4 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.64%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.95%) OSPF
2 12 (19.67%) 3G
2 12 (19.67%) LTE
3 11 (18.03%) BGP
4 10 (16.39%) Firewall
5 9 (14.75%) 2G
5 9 (14.75%) 4G
6 8 (13.11%) VoIP
7 7 (11.48%) MPLS
8 6 (9.84%) Diameter Protocol
8 6 (9.84%) Radio Access Network
9 5 (8.20%) GSM
10 4 (6.56%) MGCP
10 4 (6.56%) RTP
10 4 (6.56%) Megaco
10 4 (6.56%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (4.92%) ISUP
11 3 (4.92%) SS7
11 3 (4.92%) SIGTRAN
11 3 (4.92%) MGW
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.64%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.64%) Maven
1 1 (1.64%) Axure RP
General
1 50 (81.97%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.20%) Electronics
3 3 (4.92%) Multimedia
3 3 (4.92%) Billing
4 1 (1.64%) German Language
4 1 (1.64%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.92%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.64%) Device Driver
2 1 (1.64%) IPTV
2 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.64%) Raspberry Pi
2 1 (1.64%) BeagleBone
2 1 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.92%) Linux
2 1 (1.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (37.70%) Network Design
2 6 (9.84%) Network Planning
3 5 (8.20%) Migration
3 5 (8.20%) Benchmarking
3 5 (8.20%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (4.92%) Test Strategy
4 3 (4.92%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (4.92%) Load Balancing
4 3 (4.92%) CRM
4 3 (4.92%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (3.28%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (3.28%) Business Analysis
5 2 (3.28%) ITIL
5 2 (3.28%) Reverse Engineering
5 2 (3.28%) Network Management
5 2 (3.28%) Target Operating Model
6 1 (1.64%) Demand Forecasting
6 1 (1.64%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (1.64%) Open Source
6 1 (1.64%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.92%) C++
2 2 (3.28%) Java
3 1 (1.64%) C++/CLI
3 1 (1.64%) C
3 1 (1.64%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (19.67%) Degree
2 11 (18.03%) CCIE
2 11 (18.03%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (6.56%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.56%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.92%) CCNA
4 3 (4.92%) CCDP
4 3 (4.92%) CISSP
4 3 (4.92%) CCNP
5 2 (3.28%) CCSP
5 2 (3.28%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (3.28%) CCVP
6 1 (1.64%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) SLA
1 2 (3.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (4.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (3.28%) Cisco UCCE
2 2 (3.28%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.64%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 21 (34.43%) Cisco
2 16 (26.23%) Microsoft
3 9 (14.75%) TOWER Software
4 8 (13.11%) Juniper
4 8 (13.11%) SAP
4 8 (13.11%) CheckPoint
5 6 (9.84%) Actix
6 5 (8.20%) Nokia
6 5 (8.20%) Huawei
7 4 (6.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 2 (3.28%) F5
8 2 (3.28%) Verint
8 2 (3.28%) Redback
8 2 (3.28%) Radware
9 1 (1.64%) NEC
9 1 (1.64%) Cramer
9 1 (1.64%) Google
9 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.64%) Ericsson
9 1 (1.64%) Fortinet