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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Design Engineer
Rank 54 104 34
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -70
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 73 24 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.82% 0.91% 4.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.15% 1.01% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 9
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£400 £425 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +37.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £366 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £33.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -11.33%
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
2314 2379 1972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.31% 90.42% 91.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1171 1194 830
Average daily rate £400 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 104 114
Average hourly rate £17.13 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +18 14 £450 +21.68% 3
Slough - 3 £405 - 1
Newbury - 3 £393 -
Design Engineer
South East

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 94 (75.20%) Telecoms
2 72 (57.60%) Cisco
3 63 (50.40%) CheckPoint
4 61 (48.80%) OSPF
5 57 (45.60%) Firewall
6 38 (30.40%) Network Design
7 36 (28.80%) Cisco Certification
8 33 (26.40%) VPN
8 33 (26.40%) Degree
9 28 (22.40%) RIP
10 26 (20.80%) BGP
11 23 (18.40%) CISSP
11 23 (18.40%) Risk Assessment
12 21 (16.80%) Network Security
12 21 (16.80%) Juniper
12 21 (16.80%) Internet
13 20 (16.00%) Microsoft
14 19 (15.20%) CCIE
14 19 (15.20%) LTE
15 18 (14.40%) Security Cleared
15 18 (14.40%) Cisco ASA
15 18 (14.40%) IPsec
15 18 (14.40%) CCNP
15 18 (14.40%) DNS
16 17 (13.60%) 3G
16 17 (13.60%) Validation
16 17 (13.60%) SC Cleared
17 16 (12.80%) 4G
17 16 (12.80%) ITIL
18 15 (12.00%) Tufin

Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 2 (1.60%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.40%) MS Office
3 7 (5.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.20%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 61 (48.80%) OSPF
2 57 (45.60%) Firewall
3 33 (26.40%) VPN
4 28 (22.40%) RIP
5 26 (20.80%) BGP
6 21 (16.80%) Network Security
6 21 (16.80%) Internet
7 19 (15.20%) LTE
8 18 (14.40%) Cisco ASA
8 18 (14.40%) IPsec
8 18 (14.40%) DNS
9 17 (13.60%) 3G
10 16 (12.80%) 4G
11 15 (12.00%) VLAN
12 11 (8.80%) SSL
12 11 (8.80%) Wireless
12 11 (8.80%) MPLS
13 10 (8.00%) LAN
13 10 (8.00%) WLAN
14 8 (6.40%) Radio Access Network
General
1 94 (75.20%) Telecoms
2 8 (6.40%) Finance
3 3 (2.40%) Legal
3 3 (2.40%) Marketing
4 1 (0.80%) Electronics
4 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.60%) SecurID
2 3 (2.40%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.80%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.80%) CMDB
3 1 (0.80%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (0.80%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.40%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (30.40%) Network Design
2 23 (18.40%) Risk Assessment
3 17 (13.60%) Validation
4 16 (12.80%) ITIL
5 13 (10.40%) Demand Forecasting
6 12 (9.60%) Capacity Management
6 12 (9.60%) eTOM
7 9 (7.20%) Project Management
8 7 (5.60%) Network Management
9 6 (4.80%) Network Architecture
9 6 (4.80%) Reverse Engineering
9 6 (4.80%) Load Balancing
10 5 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (4.00%) Network Planning
10 5 (4.00%) PRINCE2
11 4 (3.20%) Change Management
11 4 (3.20%) Configuration Management
12 3 (2.40%) Change Control
12 3 (2.40%) CAD
13 2 (1.60%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (28.80%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (26.40%) Degree
3 23 (18.40%) CISSP
4 19 (15.20%) CCIE
5 18 (14.40%) Security Cleared
5 18 (14.40%) CCNP
6 17 (13.60%) SC Cleared
7 5 (4.00%) CCSP
7 5 (4.00%) CCDP
8 3 (2.40%) Chartered Engineer
8 3 (2.40%) CCNA
8 3 (2.40%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (1.60%) CCIP
10 1 (0.80%) HNC
10 1 (0.80%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.20%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.20%) SLA
3 2 (1.60%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.60%) NSN NetAct
1 2 (1.60%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.80%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 72 (57.60%) Cisco
2 63 (50.40%) CheckPoint
3 21 (16.80%) Juniper
4 20 (16.00%) Microsoft
5 15 (12.00%) Tufin
6 13 (10.40%) Fortinet
6 13 (10.40%) F5
7 11 (8.80%) AlgoSec
8 9 (7.20%) Nokia
9 8 (6.40%) CA
10 6 (4.80%) SAP
10 6 (4.80%) TOWER Software
11 5 (4.00%) Redback
11 5 (4.00%) Radware
12 4 (3.20%) Ericsson
12 4 (3.20%) Citrix
12 4 (3.20%) SolarWinds
12 4 (3.20%) Infoblox
12 4 (3.20%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 3 (2.40%) Blue Coat
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