The table below looks at the statistics for the Design Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 390 440 305
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -135
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 183 114 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.36% 0.24% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.26% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 34 47
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£360 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £425 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +12.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 40
Average hourly rate £31.50 £35.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -2.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £26.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £44.25 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-9.85% -5.33%
Design Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47054 44428 49354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.49% 92.75% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29070 26959 28367
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1866 1936 2487
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.50
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 England

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

Design Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Design Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Design Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Design Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

Design Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Design Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Design Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Design Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

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

Design Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Design Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England 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
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
South East +73 107 £368 -0.67% 17
London -5 16 £390 -3.10% 7
South West -30 16 £360 -15.29% 18
East of England -21 13 £425 +51.11% 8
West Midlands -21 11 £330 +2.32% 7
Yorkshire - 10 £350 - 11
North West +4 6 £300 -18.36% 12
East Midlands -7 1 £410 +9.33% 5
North East - - - - 5
Design Engineer
UK

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 126 (39.25%) Telecoms
2 102 (31.78%) Cisco
3 93 (28.97%) Firewall
4 73 (22.74%) Cisco Certification
5 70 (21.81%) Network Design
6 63 (19.63%) CheckPoint
6 63 (19.63%) OSPF
7 52 (16.20%) CCIE
8 49 (15.26%) Juniper
9 48 (14.95%) Degree
10 43 (13.40%) MPLS
11 37 (11.53%) LTE
12 36 (11.21%) VPN
12 36 (11.21%) CCNP
12 36 (11.21%) Security Cleared
13 35 (10.90%) BGP
14 33 (10.28%) Microsoft
15 32 (9.97%) 3G
16 31 (9.66%) Ethernet
17 30 (9.35%) Cisco ASA
18 27 (8.41%) DNS
18 27 (8.41%) Nokia
19 25 (7.79%) C
19 25 (7.79%) VoIP
19 25 (7.79%) Validation
19 25 (7.79%) Network Management
20 22 (6.85%) Ericsson
20 22 (6.85%) CAD
20 22 (6.85%) IPsec
21 21 (6.54%) Electronics

Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 9 (2.80%) Apache
2 8 (2.49%) Tomcat
3 7 (2.18%) WebLogic
3 7 (2.18%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (0.93%) Lync
5 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.62%) WordPress
5 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.62%) IIS
6 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.31%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (4.98%) MS Office
2 13 (4.05%) MS Excel
3 11 (3.43%) AutoCAD
4 7 (2.18%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 6 (1.87%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.62%) CATIA
7 1 (0.31%) NASTRAN
7 1 (0.31%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.31%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 93 (28.97%) Firewall
2 63 (19.63%) OSPF
3 43 (13.40%) MPLS
4 37 (11.53%) LTE
5 36 (11.21%) VPN
6 35 (10.90%) BGP
7 32 (9.97%) 3G
8 31 (9.66%) Ethernet
9 30 (9.35%) Cisco ASA
10 27 (8.41%) DNS
11 25 (7.79%) VoIP
12 22 (6.85%) IPsec
13 20 (6.23%) Cisco PIX
14 19 (5.92%) Network Security
15 18 (5.61%) SNMP
16 15 (4.67%) Internet
16 15 (4.67%) WAN
16 15 (4.67%) Radio Access Network
17 14 (4.36%) 2G
17 14 (4.36%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.62%) MySQL
2 1 (0.31%) MS Access
2 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (0.31%) PowerCenter
2 1 (0.31%) EDMS
2 1 (0.31%) QlikView
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (3.12%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (1.56%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.25%) ClearCase
3 4 (1.25%) NetBeans
3 4 (1.25%) Subversion
4 2 (0.62%) JIRA
5 1 (0.31%) ERwin
General
1 126 (39.25%) Telecoms
2 21 (6.54%) Electronics
3 12 (3.74%) Manufacturing
3 12 (3.74%) Finance
4 9 (2.80%) Military
5 7 (2.18%) Automotive
6 4 (1.25%) Legal
6 4 (1.25%) Avionics
7 2 (0.62%) Advertising
7 2 (0.62%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.62%) Retail
7 2 (0.62%) Billing
7 2 (0.62%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.18%) J2EE
1 7 (2.18%) J2SE
2 4 (1.25%) Swing
2 4 (1.25%) JNI
2 4 (1.25%) Java SE
2 4 (1.25%) CSS
3 3 (0.93%) Web Services
3 3 (0.93%) XML
4 2 (0.62%) ODBC
4 2 (0.62%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.62%) HTML
4 2 (0.62%) .NET
4 2 (0.62%) HTML5
4 2 (0.62%) CSS3
4 2 (0.62%) Middleware
5 1 (0.31%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.31%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.31%) COM+
5 1 (0.31%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.05%) Mathematics
2 9 (2.80%) Physics
2 9 (2.80%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.18%) Clustering
4 6 (1.87%) Firmware
4 6 (1.87%) Human Factors
4 6 (1.87%) Embedded Systems
4 6 (1.87%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (1.25%) Open Source
5 4 (1.25%) Computer Science
6 3 (0.93%) MMIC
6 3 (0.93%) ASIC
6 3 (0.93%) DTV
6 3 (0.93%) GIS
6 3 (0.93%) VHDL
6 3 (0.93%) Verilog
7 2 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.31%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.31%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.31%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.23%) Windows
2 19 (5.92%) Linux
3 15 (4.67%) UNIX
4 8 (2.49%) Windows 7
4 8 (2.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.18%) Oracle Linux
5 7 (2.18%) Solaris
6 5 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.62%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.62%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.31%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (21.81%) Network Design
2 25 (7.79%) Validation
2 25 (7.79%) Network Management
3 22 (6.85%) CAD
4 18 (5.61%) Network Architecture
5 16 (4.98%) Project Management
5 16 (4.98%) Load Balancing
6 12 (3.74%) Network Planning
7 11 (3.43%) Risk Assessment
7 11 (3.43%) Capacity Planning
8 10 (3.12%) UML
8 10 (3.12%) Unit Testing
9 9 (2.80%) Requirements Management
9 9 (2.80%) OO
10 8 (2.49%) Configuration Management
10 8 (2.49%) Service Delivery
10 8 (2.49%) Performance Testing
10 8 (2.49%) Kalman Filter
11 7 (2.18%) Capacity Management
11 7 (2.18%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (7.79%) C
2 17 (5.30%) SQL
3 15 (4.67%) Java
4 14 (4.36%) PowerShell
5 12 (3.74%) VBScript
6 10 (3.12%) Perl
7 8 (2.49%) C++
8 5 (1.56%) PHP
9 2 (0.62%) PHP5
9 2 (0.62%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.62%) C#
10 1 (0.31%) Python
10 1 (0.31%) Lisp
10 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.31%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 73 (22.74%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (16.20%) CCIE
3 48 (14.95%) Degree
4 36 (11.21%) Security Cleared
4 36 (11.21%) CCNP
5 20 (6.23%) SC Cleared
6 19 (5.92%) CISSP
7 15 (4.67%) CCSP
8 14 (4.36%) DV Cleared
9 13 (4.05%) CCDP
10 11 (3.43%) CCNA
11 10 (3.12%) Check Point Certification
12 9 (2.80%) HND
13 5 (1.56%) JNCIP
13 5 (1.56%) JNCIE
14 3 (0.93%) HNC
15 2 (0.62%) CCIP
15 2 (0.62%) PhD
15 2 (0.62%) CCA
15 2 (0.62%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.74%) PCI DSS
2 8 (2.49%) SLA
3 5 (1.56%) QA
4 3 (0.93%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.93%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.62%) ISO 9002
5 2 (0.62%) DO-254
System Software
1 9 (2.80%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.18%) Forefront TMG
4 4 (1.25%) XenApp
4 4 (1.25%) VMware ESX
4 4 (1.25%) ProxySG
5 3 (0.93%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.93%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.93%) vSphere
6 2 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (2.18%) FortiGate
2 6 (1.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (1.25%) SCCM
4 3 (0.93%) SCOM
5 2 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.31%) OPNET
6 1 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 102 (31.78%) Cisco
2 63 (19.63%) CheckPoint
3 49 (15.26%) Juniper
4 33 (10.28%) Microsoft
5 27 (8.41%) Nokia
6 22 (6.85%) Ericsson
7 21 (6.54%) F5
8 18 (5.61%) Huawei
9 16 (4.98%) SolidWorks
10 12 (3.74%) Redback
10 12 (3.74%) Oracle
11 11 (3.43%) BT
11 11 (3.43%) NEC
12 10 (3.12%) Radware
12 10 (3.12%) VMware
13 8 (2.49%) Blue Coat
13 8 (2.49%) HP
14 7 (2.18%) Sun
14 7 (2.18%) McAfee
14 7 (2.18%) Atlassian
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