The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Berkshire region that had Design Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Design Engineer
Rank 116 86 85
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 12 47 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.48% 1.64% 1.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 1.78% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 4
Median daily rate £363 £350 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -8.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £303 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £426 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £24.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £41.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +17.85%
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
2321 2647 2538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.33% 92.62% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1221 1379 1283
Median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 89 95
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £42.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

Design Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Berkshire region that featured Design Engineer in the job title.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Design Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough +10 1 £375 -14.28%
Maidenhead +3 1 - -
Windsor -2 1 - -
Reading -11 1 - - 1
Design Engineer
South East

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, Design 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 Berkshire region featuring Design Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 13 (46.43%) Cisco
3 11 (39.29%) Firewall
4 8 (28.57%) CheckPoint
4 8 (28.57%) OSPF
5 7 (25.00%) 3G
5 7 (25.00%) 4G
6 6 (21.43%) BGP
6 6 (21.43%) Juniper
7 5 (17.86%) Network Security
7 5 (17.86%) 2G
7 5 (17.86%) Network Design
7 5 (17.86%) F5
7 5 (17.86%) FortiGate
8 4 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (14.29%) SLA
8 4 (14.29%) CCIE
8 4 (14.29%) VPN
9 3 (10.71%) Linux
9 3 (10.71%) MPLS
9 3 (10.71%) LTE
9 3 (10.71%) VLAN
9 3 (10.71%) IPsec
9 3 (10.71%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (10.71%) VoLTE
10 2 (7.14%) HSRP
10 2 (7.14%) xDSL
10 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
10 2 (7.14%) Data Management

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.14%) MS Office
1 2 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 11 (39.29%) Firewall
2 8 (28.57%) OSPF
3 7 (25.00%) 3G
3 7 (25.00%) 4G
4 6 (21.43%) BGP
5 5 (17.86%) 2G
5 5 (17.86%) Network Security
6 4 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (14.29%) VPN
7 3 (10.71%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (10.71%) IPsec
7 3 (10.71%) LTE
7 3 (10.71%) MPLS
7 3 (10.71%) VLAN
7 3 (10.71%) VoLTE
8 2 (7.14%) RTCP
8 2 (7.14%) RTP
8 2 (7.14%) SCTP
8 2 (7.14%) VRRP
8 2 (7.14%) xDSL
General
1 21 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.57%) Billing
2 1 (3.57%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Network Design
2 2 (7.14%) Data Management
3 1 (3.57%) Capacity Management
3 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (3.57%) Data Modelling
3 1 (3.57%) ETL
3 1 (3.57%) Network Architecture
3 1 (3.57%) Network Management
3 1 (3.57%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (3.57%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) CCIE
1 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.14%) JNCIE
3 1 (3.57%) CCDP
3 1 (3.57%) CCIP
3 1 (3.57%) CCNA
3 1 (3.57%) CCNP
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) JNCIP
3 1 (3.57%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) ISO 14001
2 1 (3.57%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.57%) NEBOSH
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.57%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) Cisco
2 8 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 6 (21.43%) Juniper
4 5 (17.86%) F5
5 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.57%) BT
6 1 (3.57%) Cramer
6 1 (3.57%) Remedy
6 1 (3.57%) Virgin Media