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 5 May 2015 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Design Engineer
Rank 435 425 378
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -47
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 158 143 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.29% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.31% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 37 31
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£373 £340 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.55% +7.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £233 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 26 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +19.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.30 £28.75 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £41.50 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% +34.61%
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
46799 45973 39698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.31% 92.47% 92.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 28978 28720 23273
Average daily rate £400 £393 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% -1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1854 1876 2044
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 2015. 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 -26 82 £350 +2.18% 32
London +23 28 £460 +59.35% 4
West Midlands -13 15 £425 +8.97% 11
Yorkshire -8 11 £300 +44.57% 2
South West +3 10 - - 17
East Midlands -7 6 £388 - 10
East of England +12 4 £310 - 6
North West -14 2 - - 4
Design Engineer
UK

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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.

1 137 (44.63%) Telecoms
2 115 (37.46%) Cisco
3 85 (27.69%) Network Design
4 66 (21.50%) CheckPoint
5 63 (20.52%) Cisco Certification
6 60 (19.54%) Degree
7 59 (19.22%) OSPF
7 59 (19.22%) Firewall
8 48 (15.64%) Security Cleared
9 47 (15.31%) Microsoft
10 38 (12.38%) Network Security
10 38 (12.38%) BGP
11 34 (11.07%) CCNP
12 33 (10.75%) Juniper
13 32 (10.42%) VPN
13 32 (10.42%) SC Cleared
14 29 (9.45%) MS Excel
15 28 (9.12%) VoIP
16 27 (8.79%) Windows
16 27 (8.79%) Linux
16 27 (8.79%) Wireless
16 27 (8.79%) Cisco ASA
16 27 (8.79%) Cisco Nexus
17 26 (8.47%) 3G
18 25 (8.14%) MPLS
18 25 (8.14%) CCIE
18 25 (8.14%) LAN
18 25 (8.14%) RIP
19 23 (7.49%) Risk Assessment
19 23 (7.49%) Analytical Skills

Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 14 (4.56%) Lync
2 5 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (1.63%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.30%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.98%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.65%) IIS
6 1 (0.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 29 (9.45%) MS Excel
2 21 (6.84%) MS Office
3 18 (5.86%) AutoCAD
4 16 (5.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.30%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.98%) SOLIDWORKS
7 2 (0.65%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.33%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.63%) Office 365
2 3 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.33%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 59 (19.22%) OSPF
1 59 (19.22%) Firewall
2 38 (12.38%) Network Security
2 38 (12.38%) BGP
3 32 (10.42%) VPN
4 28 (9.12%) VoIP
5 27 (8.79%) Wireless
5 27 (8.79%) Cisco ASA
5 27 (8.79%) Cisco Nexus
6 26 (8.47%) 3G
7 25 (8.14%) MPLS
7 25 (8.14%) LAN
7 25 (8.14%) RIP
8 23 (7.49%) 4G
9 22 (7.17%) WLAN
10 21 (6.84%) Radio Access Network
11 20 (6.51%) IPsec
12 18 (5.86%) LTE
13 17 (5.54%) WAN
14 16 (5.21%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.61%) MongoDB
2 7 (2.28%) MySQL
3 3 (0.98%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.33%) dBASE
4 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (1.30%) RequisitePro
2 3 (0.98%) JIRA
2 3 (0.98%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.33%) Selenium
3 1 (0.33%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.33%) Maven
General
1 137 (44.63%) Telecoms
2 18 (5.86%) Finance
3 16 (5.21%) Electronics
4 9 (2.93%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.95%) Retail
6 4 (1.30%) Publishing
7 3 (0.98%) French Language
7 3 (0.98%) Advertising
7 3 (0.98%) Military
7 3 (0.98%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.98%) Legal
7 3 (0.98%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.98%) Banking
7 3 (0.98%) Billing
7 3 (0.98%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.65%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.33%) German Language
9 1 (0.33%) Marketing
9 1 (0.33%) Games
9 1 (0.33%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.28%) Web Services
2 6 (1.95%) XMPP
3 4 (1.30%) JSON
4 3 (0.98%) REST
4 3 (0.98%) XML
4 3 (0.98%) JSP
4 3 (0.98%) SOAP
5 1 (0.33%) RESTful
5 1 (0.33%) HTML5
5 1 (0.33%) Backbone.js
5 1 (0.33%) Laravel
5 1 (0.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.33%) .NET
5 1 (0.33%) HTML
5 1 (0.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.21%) Clustering
3 11 (3.58%) SecurID
4 10 (3.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 7 (2.28%) IVR
6 4 (1.30%) PKI
6 4 (1.30%) IPTV
6 4 (1.30%) VHDL
6 4 (1.30%) Replication
6 4 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (1.30%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (0.98%) PMI
7 3 (0.98%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.65%) CESG
8 2 (0.65%) Verilog
8 2 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.33%) CMDB
9 1 (0.33%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 27 (8.79%) Windows
1 27 (8.79%) Linux
2 7 (2.28%) CentOS
3 5 (1.63%) Android
4 4 (1.30%) Fedora
4 4 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.98%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.98%) AIX
6 2 (0.65%) UNIX
6 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.65%) SUSE
6 2 (0.65%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.33%) ThreadX
7 1 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.33%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (27.69%) Network Design
2 23 (7.49%) Risk Assessment
3 21 (6.84%) ITIL
4 15 (4.89%) Load Balancing
5 14 (4.56%) Migration
6 12 (3.91%) Validation
6 12 (3.91%) Demand Forecasting
7 11 (3.58%) eTOM
7 11 (3.58%) Network Planning
8 10 (3.26%) Software Engineering
8 10 (3.26%) Performance Monitoring
8 10 (3.26%) Network Management
9 8 (2.61%) Test Strategy
10 7 (2.28%) V-Model
10 7 (2.28%) Requirements Management
10 7 (2.28%) Use Case
10 7 (2.28%) Change Control
10 7 (2.28%) Project Management
10 7 (2.28%) UML
11 6 (1.95%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (3.58%) SQL
2 8 (2.61%) C
3 6 (1.95%) C++
3 6 (1.95%) Lisp
4 5 (1.63%) Java
5 4 (1.30%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.30%) C#
6 3 (0.98%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.98%) VB6
6 3 (0.98%) VB
7 2 (0.65%) VBA
7 2 (0.65%) Korn
7 2 (0.65%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.33%) Python
8 1 (0.33%) PHP
8 1 (0.33%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 63 (20.52%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (19.54%) Degree
3 48 (15.64%) Security Cleared
4 34 (11.07%) CCNP
5 32 (10.42%) SC Cleared
6 25 (8.14%) CCIE
7 22 (7.17%) CISSP
8 20 (6.51%) CCDP
9 15 (4.89%) CCNA
10 7 (2.28%) HND
11 5 (1.63%) Check Point Certification
11 5 (1.63%) CCSP
12 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.98%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.98%) JNCIA
13 3 (0.98%) JNCIS
13 3 (0.98%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.98%) CCIP
14 2 (0.65%) HNC
14 2 (0.65%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.89%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.98%) JSP 440
2 3 (0.98%) QA
3 1 (0.33%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.33%) SLA
3 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (6.84%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.93%) Firmware
3 7 (2.28%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (1.95%) vSphere
4 6 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.63%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.30%) iptables
6 4 (1.30%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.98%) NFS
8 2 (0.65%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.33%) Xen
9 1 (0.33%) XenApp
9 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.33%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 11 (3.58%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (2.28%) FortiGate
3 6 (1.95%) NSN NetAct
4 5 (1.63%) OPNET
4 5 (1.63%) CiscoWorks
5 4 (1.30%) HAProxy
6 3 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.65%) Ansible
7 2 (0.65%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.65%) Puppet
7 2 (0.65%) SCCM
7 2 (0.65%) SCOM
8 1 (0.33%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 115 (37.46%) Cisco
2 66 (21.50%) CheckPoint
3 47 (15.31%) Microsoft
4 33 (10.75%) Juniper
5 23 (7.49%) F5
6 20 (6.51%) Nokia
7 18 (5.86%) Fortinet
8 16 (5.21%) Tufin
9 15 (4.89%) VMware
9 15 (4.89%) TOWER Software
10 14 (4.56%) SAP
11 13 (4.23%) Ericsson
11 13 (4.23%) Red Hat
12 12 (3.91%) HP
12 12 (3.91%) Citrix
13 11 (3.58%) EMC
14 10 (3.26%) Blue Coat
14 10 (3.26%) AlgoSec
15 9 (2.93%) Actix
15 9 (2.93%) IBM
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