The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Design Engineer
Rank 411 437 285
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -152
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 143 109 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.24% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.25% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 30 52
Average daily rate
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£340 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £425 £511
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £306
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 45
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +4.41%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44352 42929 48944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.56% 92.62% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 27490 25712 27833
Average daily rate £400 £400 £397
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1800 1990 2512
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.22 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.44% -6.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Design Engineer
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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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +37 84 £325 -12.75% 17
East of England -8 20 £350 +25.00% 10
London +8 13 £250 -25.09% 9
South West -23 12 £450 +5.88% 21
West Midlands -20 7 - - 15
North West -7 4 £450 +22.44% 4
Yorkshire - 2 £350 - 9
East Midlands -15 1 £410 +9.33% 7
North East - - - - 3
South Coast - - - -
Design Engineer
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Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 124 (42.03%) Telecoms
2 84 (28.47%) Cisco
3 77 (26.10%) Firewall
4 76 (25.76%) Network Design
5 61 (20.68%) Cisco Certification
6 60 (20.34%) OSPF
7 53 (17.97%) Degree
8 48 (16.27%) CheckPoint
9 44 (14.92%) MPLS
10 42 (14.24%) CCIE
11 41 (13.90%) 3G
12 39 (13.22%) LTE
13 34 (11.53%) BGP
14 33 (11.19%) Ethernet
15 32 (10.85%) CCNP
15 32 (10.85%) Microsoft
15 32 (10.85%) Juniper
16 31 (10.51%) VPN
17 29 (9.83%) Security Cleared
18 28 (9.49%) Huawei
19 27 (9.15%) Network Management
20 26 (8.81%) Cisco ASA
21 25 (8.47%) Project Management
22 24 (8.14%) Electronics
22 24 (8.14%) Ericsson
22 24 (8.14%) Nokia
22 24 (8.14%) SDH
23 23 (7.80%) MS Excel
23 23 (7.80%) 2G
23 23 (7.80%) CAD

Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 8 (2.71%) Apache
2 5 (1.69%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.36%) IIS
4 3 (1.02%) Lync
5 2 (0.68%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.34%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.34%) WordPress
6 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 23 (7.80%) MS Excel
2 21 (7.12%) MS Office
3 12 (4.07%) AutoCAD
4 8 (2.71%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 6 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.68%) CATIA
7 1 (0.34%) NASTRAN
7 1 (0.34%) Solid Edge
7 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.34%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.34%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 77 (26.10%) Firewall
2 60 (20.34%) OSPF
3 44 (14.92%) MPLS
4 41 (13.90%) 3G
5 39 (13.22%) LTE
6 34 (11.53%) BGP
7 33 (11.19%) Ethernet
8 31 (10.51%) VPN
9 26 (8.81%) Cisco ASA
10 24 (8.14%) SDH
11 23 (7.80%) 2G
11 23 (7.80%) Radio Access Network
12 21 (7.12%) DWDM
13 19 (6.44%) VoIP
14 18 (6.10%) ATM
14 18 (6.10%) Cisco PIX
15 17 (5.76%) Network Security
15 17 (5.76%) IPsec
15 17 (5.76%) DNS
16 15 (5.08%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.03%) MS Access
2 3 (1.02%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.34%) QlikView
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.34%) MySQL
3 1 (0.34%) PowerCenter
3 1 (0.34%) EDMS
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 11 (3.73%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (1.36%) ClearCase
3 2 (0.68%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.68%) JIRA
4 1 (0.34%) WebLOAD
4 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.34%) ERwin
General
1 124 (42.03%) Telecoms
2 24 (8.14%) Electronics
3 14 (4.75%) Manufacturing
4 13 (4.41%) Military
5 10 (3.39%) Finance
6 7 (2.37%) Automotive
7 4 (1.36%) Legal
7 4 (1.36%) Avionics
8 3 (1.02%) Marketing
8 3 (1.02%) Games
8 3 (1.02%) Billing
9 2 (0.68%) Banking
9 2 (0.68%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.34%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.02%) CSS
1 3 (1.02%) Web Services
1 3 (1.02%) XML
2 2 (0.68%) Middleware
2 2 (0.68%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.34%) HTML5
3 1 (0.34%) CSS3
3 1 (0.34%) J2SE
3 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.34%) COM+
3 1 (0.34%) JSP
3 1 (0.34%) HTML
3 1 (0.34%) .NET
3 1 (0.34%) J2EE
3 1 (0.34%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.07%) Management Information System
2 10 (3.39%) Mathematics
3 9 (3.05%) Physics
4 8 (2.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 6 (2.03%) Firmware
5 6 (2.03%) Human Factors
5 6 (2.03%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.36%) Clustering
6 4 (1.36%) VHDL
7 3 (1.02%) GIS
7 3 (1.02%) DTV
7 3 (1.02%) ASIC
8 2 (0.68%) Verilog
8 2 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.68%) Open Source
8 2 (0.68%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.34%) SecurID
9 1 (0.34%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.34%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.34%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.78%) Windows
2 10 (3.39%) Linux
3 6 (2.03%) UNIX
3 6 (2.03%) Windows 7
4 5 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.68%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.68%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.34%) Solaris
8 1 (0.34%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (25.76%) Network Design
2 27 (9.15%) Network Management
3 25 (8.47%) Project Management
4 23 (7.80%) CAD
5 21 (7.12%) Validation
6 14 (4.75%) Load Balancing
7 13 (4.41%) Network Architecture
8 11 (3.73%) Risk Assessment
9 10 (3.39%) Requirements Management
9 10 (3.39%) Business Development
9 10 (3.39%) Capacity Management
10 9 (3.05%) Integration Testing
10 9 (3.05%) Configuration Management
10 9 (3.05%) Network Planning
11 8 (2.71%) Change Management
11 8 (2.71%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (2.71%) Time Management
12 7 (2.37%) Unit Testing
12 7 (2.37%) ITIL
12 7 (2.37%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.44%) C
2 16 (5.42%) PowerShell
3 14 (4.75%) SQL
3 14 (4.75%) VBScript
4 5 (1.69%) VB
4 5 (1.69%) C++
5 4 (1.36%) C#
5 4 (1.36%) Perl
5 4 (1.36%) PHP
6 3 (1.02%) Java
7 2 (0.68%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.68%) Python
8 1 (0.34%) PHP5
8 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.34%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 61 (20.68%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (17.97%) Degree
3 42 (14.24%) CCIE
4 32 (10.85%) CCNP
5 29 (9.83%) Security Cleared
6 19 (6.44%) CISSP
7 15 (5.08%) SC Cleared
8 13 (4.41%) CCDP
9 12 (4.07%) CCSP
9 12 (4.07%) DV Cleared
10 11 (3.73%) CCNA
11 9 (3.05%) Check Point Certification
12 8 (2.71%) HND
13 2 (0.68%) CCA
13 2 (0.68%) HNC
13 2 (0.68%) PhD
13 2 (0.68%) CCDE
14 1 (0.34%) RHCE
14 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.34%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.39%) PCI DSS
2 7 (2.37%) SLA
3 3 (1.02%) DO-254
3 3 (1.02%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.02%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 9 (3.05%) Forefront TMG
2 7 (2.37%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.36%) ProxySG
4 4 (1.36%) VMware ESX
4 4 (1.36%) XenApp
4 4 (1.36%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.02%) vSphere
6 2 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.68%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.34%) XenServer
7 1 (0.34%) RHEV
7 1 (0.34%) Samba
Systems Management
1 8 (2.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 7 (2.37%) FortiGate
3 5 (1.69%) OPNET
4 4 (1.36%) CiscoWorks
4 4 (1.36%) SCCM
5 3 (1.02%) SCOM
6 2 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.34%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 84 (28.47%) Cisco
2 48 (16.27%) CheckPoint
3 32 (10.85%) Microsoft
3 32 (10.85%) Juniper
4 28 (9.49%) Huawei
5 24 (8.14%) Ericsson
5 24 (8.14%) Nokia
6 20 (6.78%) F5
7 18 (6.10%) SolidWorks
8 15 (5.08%) BT
9 11 (3.73%) NEC
10 10 (3.39%) Nortel
11 9 (3.05%) EMC
11 9 (3.05%) Redback
12 8 (2.71%) Clearswift
12 8 (2.71%) VMware
13 7 (2.37%) Citrix
13 7 (2.37%) Radware
13 7 (2.37%) Blue Coat
14 6 (2.03%) McAfee
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