The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Design Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Design Engineer
Rank 528 519 451
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -68
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 96 104 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.20% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.21% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 38 57
Median daily rate £425 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £321 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
+12.66% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 12
Median hourly rate £38.50 £36.75 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +11.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £12.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
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
46856 50029 49209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.61% 95.03% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 30915 32483 30579
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1539 1928 1999
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Design Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

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 30 September 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
London +15 24 £440 -2.22% 6
South East +15 23 £463 +77.88% 18
North West +26 14 £520 +30.00% 3
West Midlands -32 12 £431 +32.69% 1
Yorkshire +16 8 £283 -7.37% 2
East of England -1 7 £350 -6.66% 3
South West +6 4 £500 +26.58% 4
East Midlands -11 4 - - 1
Design Engineer
UK

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 England region featuring Design Engineer in the job title.

1 73 (35.61%) Network Design
2 72 (35.12%) Cisco
3 44 (21.46%) Cisco Certification
4 41 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 37 (18.05%) Windows
6 35 (17.07%) Firewall
6 35 (17.07%) Security Cleared
7 33 (16.10%) Degree
8 32 (15.61%) SC Cleared
9 31 (15.12%) Active Directory
10 30 (14.63%) Data Centre
11 27 (13.17%) CCNP
12 25 (12.20%) Finance
13 24 (11.71%) Citrix
13 24 (11.71%) Cisco Nexus
14 23 (11.22%) Wireless
15 22 (10.73%) WAN
15 22 (10.73%) LAN
16 21 (10.24%) Juniper
16 21 (10.24%) Project Management
16 21 (10.24%) BGP
17 20 (9.76%) HP
17 20 (9.76%) Electronics
18 19 (9.27%) CCNA
18 19 (9.27%) Microsoft
18 19 (9.27%) F5
18 19 (9.27%) Palo Alto
19 18 (8.78%) CCIE
19 18 (8.78%) Migration
20 17 (8.29%) SCCM

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (1.95%) SAS
2 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (0.98%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.98%) Resin
3 1 (0.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (5.85%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.41%) MS Visio
2 7 (3.41%) SOLIDWORKS
3 5 (2.44%) MS Office
3 5 (2.44%) MS Project
4 4 (1.95%) OrCAD
5 3 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.98%) Solid Edge
7 1 (0.49%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.49%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 1 (0.49%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.49%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Eikon
1 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.41%) Office 365
2 3 (1.46%) Google Apps
2 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.98%) IaaS
4 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (17.07%) Firewall
2 24 (11.71%) Cisco Nexus
3 23 (11.22%) Wireless
4 22 (10.73%) LAN
4 22 (10.73%) WAN
5 21 (10.24%) BGP
6 16 (7.80%) OSPF
7 13 (6.34%) Network Security
8 12 (5.85%) DNS
8 12 (5.85%) VPN
9 11 (5.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 11 (5.37%) MPLS
10 10 (4.88%) Cisco IOS
11 9 (4.39%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (4.39%) NetScaler
12 8 (3.90%) DHCP
12 8 (3.90%) Internet
12 8 (3.90%) SNMP
13 7 (3.41%) Ethernet
13 7 (3.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.49%) Big Data
3 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.93%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (1.95%) LabVIEW
2 4 (1.95%) StarTeam
2 4 (1.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (1.46%) Subversion
4 2 (0.98%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.98%) PVCS
5 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 41 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 25 (12.20%) Finance
3 20 (9.76%) Electronics
4 14 (6.83%) Banking
5 8 (3.90%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.93%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.44%) Retail
8 4 (1.95%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.98%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.98%) Marketing
10 1 (0.49%) Avionics
10 1 (0.49%) Front Office
10 1 (0.49%) Legal
10 1 (0.49%) Local Government
10 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.46%) Middleware
2 2 (0.98%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.49%) .NET
3 1 (0.49%) REST
3 1 (0.49%) SOAP
3 1 (0.49%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (0.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.63%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.85%) Computer Science
3 10 (4.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 6 (2.93%) Device Driver
5 5 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.44%) Cloud Native
5 5 (2.44%) VHDL
6 4 (1.95%) CMDB
6 4 (1.95%) Digital Media
6 4 (1.95%) Microsoft Licensing
7 3 (1.46%) Blockchain
7 3 (1.46%) CCTV
7 3 (1.46%) Contactless
7 3 (1.46%) FMCG
7 3 (1.46%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.46%) MPEG
7 3 (1.46%) PKI
7 3 (1.46%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.46%) Verilog
8 2 (0.98%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 37 (18.05%) Windows
2 14 (6.83%) Linux
3 7 (3.41%) Windows 10
4 6 (2.93%) Mac OS X
4 6 (2.93%) Windows 8
4 6 (2.93%) Windows Server
4 6 (2.93%) Windows XP
5 5 (2.44%) Unix
6 4 (1.95%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.46%) Android
7 3 (1.46%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.46%) Solaris
7 3 (1.46%) zOS
8 2 (0.98%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (35.61%) Network Design
2 21 (10.24%) Project Management
3 18 (8.78%) Migration
4 16 (7.80%) Network Management
5 15 (7.32%) ITIL
5 15 (7.32%) Load Balancing
6 11 (5.37%) Validation
7 10 (4.88%) Change Management
8 9 (4.39%) Software Engineering
9 7 (3.41%) CAD
9 7 (3.41%) Network Architecture
10 6 (2.93%) Infrastructure Management
10 6 (2.93%) Schematic Capture
10 6 (2.93%) Service Delivery
10 6 (2.93%) Translating Business Requirements
10 6 (2.93%) Use Case
10 6 (2.93%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 5 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (2.44%) Configuration Management
11 5 (2.44%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.85%) Python
2 10 (4.88%) C
3 7 (3.41%) SQL
4 6 (2.93%) Bash Shell
4 6 (2.93%) PowerShell
5 5 (2.44%) Java
6 4 (1.95%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.95%) PHP
7 3 (1.46%) MATLAB
8 2 (0.98%) Ada
8 2 (0.98%) Ada 83
8 2 (0.98%) Ada 95
8 2 (0.98%) C++
9 1 (0.49%) C#
9 1 (0.49%) Perl
9 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.49%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 44 (21.46%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (17.07%) Security Cleared
3 33 (16.10%) Degree
4 32 (15.61%) SC Cleared
5 27 (13.17%) CCNP
6 19 (9.27%) CCNA
7 18 (8.78%) CCIE
8 13 (6.34%) CCDP
9 7 (3.41%) HND
10 5 (2.44%) CCA
10 5 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (2.44%) HNC
11 4 (1.95%) ACMT
11 4 (1.95%) MCSE
11 4 (1.95%) MCTS
11 4 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (1.46%) CCDA
12 3 (1.46%) Chartered Engineer
12 3 (1.46%) JNCIE
12 3 (1.46%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.39%) SLA
2 5 (2.44%) QA
3 2 (0.98%) DO-178B
3 2 (0.98%) DO-254
3 2 (0.98%) JTAG
4 1 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.49%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.49%) MiFID
4 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (15.12%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.83%) Xen
3 7 (3.41%) BitLocker
4 6 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.93%) XenApp
4 6 (2.93%) XenDesktop
5 5 (2.44%) Firmware
5 5 (2.44%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.95%) vCloud
7 3 (1.46%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.46%) XenServer
8 2 (0.98%) vSphere
9 1 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.49%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (8.29%) SCCM
2 14 (6.83%) WSUS
3 9 (4.39%) OPNET
4 4 (1.95%) Casper Suite
4 4 (1.95%) vMotion
5 3 (1.46%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (1.46%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.98%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.98%) HP UCMDB
6 2 (0.98%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.98%) vRealize
7 1 (0.49%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 72 (35.12%) Cisco
2 24 (11.71%) Citrix
3 21 (10.24%) Juniper
4 20 (9.76%) HP
5 19 (9.27%) F5
5 19 (9.27%) Microsoft
5 19 (9.27%) Palo Alto
6 16 (7.80%) CheckPoint
7 15 (7.32%) VMware
8 14 (6.83%) Apple
9 11 (5.37%) Riverbed
10 10 (4.88%) Dell
11 7 (3.41%) EMC
12 6 (2.93%) BT
12 6 (2.93%) Fortinet
12 6 (2.93%) Fujitsu
12 6 (2.93%) Google
12 6 (2.93%) SolarWinds
12 6 (2.93%) Symantec
12 6 (2.93%) Tufin
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