The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire region that had Design Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Design Engineer
Rank 64 - 66
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.40% - 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% - 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £520 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £36.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+13.19% +12.50%
Design Engineer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
682 1028 794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.04% 95.54% 94.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 659 431
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 44 67
Median hourly rate £14.86 £16.16 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.04% +5.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.54 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.05 £33.00 £35.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Design Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Design Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Design Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Design Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Design Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Design Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Design Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
Chester - 3 £520 - 1
Design Engineer
North West

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 Cheshire region featuring Design Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (75.00%) MS Visio
1 3 (75.00%) MS Project
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
1 3 (75.00%) Service Management
1 3 (75.00%) Validation
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
1 3 (75.00%) Network Design
1 3 (75.00%) ITSM
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
1 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (50.00%) F5
2 2 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (50.00%) BIG-IP
3 1 (25.00%) JNCIA
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) IVR
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) PBX
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (75.00%) MS Project
1 3 (75.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) BIG-IP
1 2 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 2 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (25.00%) BGP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) IGRP
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security
2 1 (25.00%) OSPF
2 1 (25.00%) PBX
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) VoIP
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
General
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) IVR
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) ITSM
1 3 (75.00%) Network Design
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
1 3 (75.00%) Service Management
1 3 (75.00%) Validation
2 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (25.00%) Security Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) JNCIA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper
2 1 (25.00%) Nortel