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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Design Engineer
Rank 108 51 103
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +52
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 18 75 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.68% 3.05% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 3.34% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 7
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£395 £459 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.89% +22.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £500 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £50.00 £30.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +62.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £33.25 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+8.27% -
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
2352 2245 2318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.06% 91.19% 91.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1354 1124 1018
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
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 104 69 90
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.07 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.16% +3.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.09 £40.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Design Engineer across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Design Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 September 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 -1 3 - -
Reading -20 3 £423 -14.21% 2
Bracknell -10 2 - -
Design Engineer
South East

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 31 (72.09%) Telecoms
2 17 (39.53%) Cisco
3 13 (30.23%) Network Design
4 12 (27.91%) 3G
5 11 (25.58%) OSPF
6 10 (23.26%) Firewall
6 10 (23.26%) CheckPoint
6 10 (23.26%) 4G
7 9 (20.93%) LTE
8 8 (18.60%) BGP
8 8 (18.60%) CCIE
8 8 (18.60%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
10 6 (13.95%) Juniper
10 6 (13.95%) Network Security
10 6 (13.95%) MPLS
10 6 (13.95%) Huawei
11 5 (11.63%) Degree
11 5 (11.63%) MS PowerPoint
11 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (11.63%) TOWER Software
11 5 (11.63%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (11.63%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (11.63%) MS Office
11 5 (11.63%) SAP
11 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
12 4 (9.30%) 2G
12 4 (9.30%) SLA
12 4 (9.30%) AutoCAD
12 4 (9.30%) Change Control

Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 1 (2.33%) JBoss
1 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.33%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Office
1 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
1 5 (11.63%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (9.30%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.91%) 3G
2 11 (25.58%) OSPF
3 10 (23.26%) Firewall
3 10 (23.26%) 4G
4 9 (20.93%) LTE
5 8 (18.60%) BGP
6 6 (13.95%) Network Security
6 6 (13.95%) MPLS
7 5 (11.63%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (11.63%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (9.30%) VoLTE
8 4 (9.30%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (9.30%) 2G
9 3 (6.98%) Internet
9 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
9 3 (6.98%) SMS
9 3 (6.98%) VoIP
10 2 (4.65%) Ethernet
10 2 (4.65%) 3GPP
10 2 (4.65%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.33%) Maven
General
1 31 (72.09%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.30%) Electronics
3 1 (2.33%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Automotive
3 1 (2.33%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Handset
2 1 (2.33%) SecurID
2 1 (2.33%) CMDB
2 1 (2.33%) Raspberry Pi
2 1 (2.33%) BeagleBone
2 1 (2.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.33%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Linux
2 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.23%) Network Design
2 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (9.30%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (9.30%) Change Control
3 4 (9.30%) Migration
4 3 (6.98%) Configuration Management
4 3 (6.98%) PRINCE2
4 3 (6.98%) Capacity Management
4 3 (6.98%) Demand Forecasting
5 2 (4.65%) Network Management
5 2 (4.65%) Project Management
5 2 (4.65%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.65%) Time Management
6 1 (2.33%) Reverse Engineering
6 1 (2.33%) Open Source
6 1 (2.33%) Network Architecture
6 1 (2.33%) Network Planning
6 1 (2.33%) eTOM
6 1 (2.33%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (2.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.98%) C++
2 2 (4.65%) Java
3 1 (2.33%) C++/CLI
3 1 (2.33%) C
3 1 (2.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (18.60%) CCIE
1 8 (18.60%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (11.63%) Degree
3 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.65%) CISSP
4 2 (4.65%) CCVP
4 2 (4.65%) CCNP
4 2 (4.65%) CCNA
5 1 (2.33%) CCDP
5 1 (2.33%) CCSP
5 1 (2.33%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.65%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (2.33%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (2.33%) OPNET
Vendors
1 17 (39.53%) Cisco
2 10 (23.26%) CheckPoint
3 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
4 6 (13.95%) Juniper
4 6 (13.95%) Huawei
5 5 (11.63%) TOWER Software
5 5 (11.63%) SAP
6 4 (9.30%) Fortinet
7 2 (4.65%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 2 (4.65%) F5
7 2 (4.65%) NEC
7 2 (4.65%) Ericsson
7 2 (4.65%) Nokia
8 1 (2.33%) Citrix
8 1 (2.33%) Radware
8 1 (2.33%) Ciena
8 1 (2.33%) Redback
8 1 (2.33%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.33%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.33%) Infoblox
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