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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Design Engineer
Rank 71 101 34
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -67
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 55 27 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.08% 1.05% 4.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.33% 1.15% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 19
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£419 £400 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £250 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.07% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £30.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -21.05%
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
2359 2349 2242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.05% 91.15% 91.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1261 1179 903
Average daily rate £388 £375 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 85 133
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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
Reading +21 10 £450 +13.98% 1
Slough -7 1 £325 - 1
Design Engineer
South East

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 90 (73.77%) Telecoms
2 75 (61.48%) Cisco
3 65 (53.28%) CheckPoint
4 64 (52.46%) OSPF
5 63 (51.64%) Firewall
6 45 (36.89%) Cisco Certification
7 40 (32.79%) Network Design
8 34 (27.87%) CCIE
8 34 (27.87%) VPN
9 28 (22.95%) BGP
10 27 (22.13%) Juniper
10 27 (22.13%) RIP
11 22 (18.03%) LTE
11 22 (18.03%) CISSP
12 20 (16.39%) 3G
12 20 (16.39%) Degree
13 19 (15.57%) DNS
14 18 (14.75%) Internet
14 18 (14.75%) Network Security
15 17 (13.93%) 4G
16 16 (13.11%) Cisco ASA
16 16 (13.11%) Risk Assessment
16 16 (13.11%) MPLS
16 16 (13.11%) CCNP
17 15 (12.30%) ITIL
17 15 (12.30%) IPsec
18 14 (11.48%) VLAN
18 14 (11.48%) Capacity Management
19 13 (10.66%) Validation
19 13 (10.66%) Security Cleared

Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Applications
1 5 (4.10%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.46%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (2.46%) AutoCAD
2 3 (2.46%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 64 (52.46%) OSPF
2 63 (51.64%) Firewall
3 34 (27.87%) VPN
4 28 (22.95%) BGP
5 27 (22.13%) RIP
6 22 (18.03%) LTE
7 20 (16.39%) 3G
8 19 (15.57%) DNS
9 18 (14.75%) Internet
9 18 (14.75%) Network Security
10 17 (13.93%) 4G
11 16 (13.11%) Cisco ASA
11 16 (13.11%) MPLS
12 15 (12.30%) IPsec
13 14 (11.48%) VLAN
14 8 (6.56%) Radio Access Network
14 8 (6.56%) VoLTE
14 8 (6.56%) VoIP
14 8 (6.56%) SSL
14 8 (6.56%) Cisco PIX
General
1 90 (73.77%) Telecoms
2 8 (6.56%) Finance
3 3 (2.46%) Legal
3 3 (2.46%) Marketing
4 1 (0.82%) Billing
4 1 (0.82%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.82%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.56%) SecurID
2 3 (2.46%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.82%) Device Driver
4 1 (0.82%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.20%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (32.79%) Network Design
2 16 (13.11%) Risk Assessment
3 15 (12.30%) ITIL
4 14 (11.48%) Capacity Management
5 13 (10.66%) Validation
6 11 (9.02%) eTOM
7 10 (8.20%) Network Architecture
8 9 (7.38%) Project Management
8 9 (7.38%) Demand Forecasting
9 8 (6.56%) Load Balancing
9 8 (6.56%) Network Management
10 5 (4.10%) Reverse Engineering
10 5 (4.10%) PRINCE2
10 5 (4.10%) Kalman Filter
11 4 (3.28%) Configuration Management
11 4 (3.28%) Change Management
12 3 (2.46%) Network Planning
12 3 (2.46%) Change Control
13 2 (1.64%) Service Delivery
13 2 (1.64%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.10%) C
Qualifications
1 45 (36.89%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (27.87%) CCIE
3 22 (18.03%) CISSP
4 20 (16.39%) Degree
5 16 (13.11%) CCNP
6 13 (10.66%) Security Cleared
7 12 (9.84%) SC Cleared
8 5 (4.10%) CCSP
9 4 (3.28%) CCDP
10 3 (2.46%) Chartered Engineer
11 2 (1.64%) CCIP
11 2 (1.64%) CCNA
11 2 (1.64%) Check Point Certification
12 1 (0.82%) JNCIP
12 1 (0.82%) JNCIE
12 1 (0.82%) HNC
12 1 (0.82%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.66%) PCI DSS
2 7 (5.74%) SLA
3 3 (2.46%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.82%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (0.82%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 75 (61.48%) Cisco
2 65 (53.28%) CheckPoint
3 27 (22.13%) Juniper
4 12 (9.84%) Tufin
5 11 (9.02%) Microsoft
5 11 (9.02%) Nokia
6 9 (7.38%) F5
6 9 (7.38%) Fortinet
7 8 (6.56%) AlgoSec
7 8 (6.56%) Redback
8 7 (5.74%) Radware
9 4 (3.28%) Citrix
9 4 (3.28%) CA
9 4 (3.28%) Ericsson
9 4 (3.28%) SolarWinds
9 4 (3.28%) Infoblox
10 3 (2.46%) Blue Coat
10 3 (2.46%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 2 (1.64%) SAP
11 2 (1.64%) Oracle
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