The table below looks at the statistics for the Design Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Design Engineer
Rank 60 59 61
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 11 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.29% 0.40% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 0.42% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
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£425 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £275 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £281 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +12.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £34.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-9.85% -5.33%
Design Engineer
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
793 718 741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 93.08% 95.10% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 315 307
Average daily rate £350 £363 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +10.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 64 142
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -36.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

Design Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Design Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Design Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Design Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Design Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Design Engineer across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Design Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Design Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Design Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Design Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 21 August 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
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Last Year
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Average
Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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Cambridge -8 9 £425 +54.54% 2
Design Engineer
East of England

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 10 (38.46%) CAD
2 9 (34.62%) Degree
3 8 (30.77%) SolidWorks
4 7 (26.92%) Java
4 7 (26.92%) Perl
4 7 (26.92%) SQL
4 7 (26.92%) J2EE
4 7 (26.92%) Oracle
4 7 (26.92%) WebLogic
4 7 (26.92%) UNIX
4 7 (26.92%) Solaris
4 7 (26.92%) Linux
4 7 (26.92%) UML
4 7 (26.92%) Tomcat
4 7 (26.92%) J2SE
4 7 (26.92%) Sun
4 7 (26.92%) Finance
4 7 (26.92%) Atlassian
4 7 (26.92%) Performance Testing
4 7 (26.92%) Multithreading
4 7 (26.92%) Oracle Linux
5 5 (19.23%) Electronics
5 5 (19.23%) Scrum
5 5 (19.23%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (19.23%) Git (software)
5 5 (19.23%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (15.38%) OOA/OOD
6 4 (15.38%) OO
6 4 (15.38%) Internet
6 4 (15.38%) Clustering

Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 7 (26.92%) WebLogic
1 7 (26.92%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.85%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Pro/ENGINEER
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) Internet
2 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Electronics
3 3 (11.54%) Manufacturing
4 2 (7.69%) Advertising
5 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) J2EE
1 7 (26.92%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Clustering
1 4 (15.38%) Mathematics
1 4 (15.38%) Open Source
2 1 (3.85%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) UNIX
1 7 (26.92%) Solaris
1 7 (26.92%) Linux
1 7 (26.92%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) CAD
2 7 (26.92%) UML
2 7 (26.92%) Performance Testing
2 7 (26.92%) Multithreading
3 5 (19.23%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (19.23%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (19.23%) Scrum
4 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (15.38%) TDD
4 4 (15.38%) OOA/OOD
4 4 (15.38%) OO
4 4 (15.38%) Load Balancing
4 4 (15.38%) Unit Testing
4 4 (15.38%) Test Strategy
5 3 (11.54%) IC Design
6 1 (3.85%) Industrial Design
6 1 (3.85%) Validation
6 1 (3.85%) Stress Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) Java
1 7 (26.92%) Perl
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) ISO 9001
1 3 (11.54%) ISO 14001
2 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) SolidWorks
2 7 (26.92%) Oracle
2 7 (26.92%) Sun
2 7 (26.92%) Atlassian
3 3 (11.54%) Cadence
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