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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Design Engineer
Rank 440 349 270
Rank change year-on-year
-91 -79
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 150 154 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.36% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.39% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 31 54
Average daily rate £350 £315 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 22 47
Average hourly rate £34.50 £32.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% +3.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 £26.00 £23.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.30 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £32.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47408 39975 51632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29341 23493 29070
Average daily rate £396 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1940 2055 2466
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Design Engineer
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East -39 84 £353 +11.90% 21
London -16 22 £350 -12.50% 6
West Midlands -7 17 £350 - 26
South West -19 12 - - 19
East of England -22 8 - - 13
East Midlands -6 3 - - 8
Yorkshire -20 1 £208 - 6
North West - 1 - - 8
North East - - - - 6
Design Engineer
UK

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 101 (37.27%) Telecoms
2 74 (27.31%) Network Design
3 52 (19.19%) Cisco
4 49 (18.08%) LTE
5 48 (17.71%) 3G
6 41 (15.13%) Cisco Certification
6 41 (15.13%) Degree
7 40 (14.76%) Firewall
8 39 (14.39%) OSPF
9 38 (14.02%) MPLS
9 38 (14.02%) Ethernet
10 33 (12.18%) Security Cleared
11 31 (11.44%) Ericsson
11 31 (11.44%) Microsoft
11 31 (11.44%) Huawei
12 30 (11.07%) Radio Access Network
13 27 (9.96%) BGP
13 27 (9.96%) CAD
14 26 (9.59%) SDH
14 26 (9.59%) Project Management
14 26 (9.59%) 2G
15 24 (8.86%) CCNP
15 24 (8.86%) SC Cleared
16 23 (8.49%) VPN
16 23 (8.49%) CheckPoint
16 23 (8.49%) MS Excel
17 22 (8.12%) SQL
17 22 (8.12%) Electronics
18 21 (7.75%) C
18 21 (7.75%) DWDM

Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (1.85%) Apache
1 5 (1.85%) IIS
2 3 (1.11%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.74%) Lync
3 2 (0.74%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.74%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.37%) GlassFish
Applications
1 23 (8.49%) MS Excel
2 20 (7.38%) MS Office
3 13 (4.80%) AutoCAD
4 9 (3.32%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 5 (1.85%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.48%) Solid Edge
6 4 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.74%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.37%) ZBrush
8 1 (0.37%) NASTRAN
8 1 (0.37%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (1.11%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.37%) IaaS
3 1 (0.37%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (18.08%) LTE
2 48 (17.71%) 3G
3 40 (14.76%) Firewall
4 39 (14.39%) OSPF
5 38 (14.02%) MPLS
5 38 (14.02%) Ethernet
6 30 (11.07%) Radio Access Network
7 27 (9.96%) BGP
8 26 (9.59%) SDH
8 26 (9.59%) 2G
9 23 (8.49%) VPN
10 21 (7.75%) DWDM
11 20 (7.38%) ATM
12 19 (7.01%) WAN
13 18 (6.64%) LAN
14 14 (5.17%) BIG-IP
15 13 (4.80%) RSVP
15 13 (4.80%) VRRP
15 13 (4.80%) DNS
15 13 (4.80%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.58%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.21%) MS Access
3 5 (1.85%) Big Data
4 3 (1.11%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.74%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.37%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (1.85%) Visual Studio
1 5 (1.85%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (1.11%) Subversion
3 2 (0.74%) WebLOAD
3 2 (0.74%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.37%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.37%) Ant
General
1 101 (37.27%) Telecoms
2 22 (8.12%) Electronics
3 14 (5.17%) Military
4 12 (4.43%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.58%) Games
5 7 (2.58%) Finance
6 6 (2.21%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.48%) Billing
8 3 (1.11%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.11%) Automotive
8 3 (1.11%) Avionics
9 2 (0.74%) Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.48%) JSP
1 4 (1.48%) HTML
2 3 (1.11%) XML
3 2 (0.74%) WCF
4 1 (0.37%) Web Services
4 1 (0.37%) COM+
4 1 (0.37%) HTML5
4 1 (0.37%) REST
4 1 (0.37%) Silverlight
4 1 (0.37%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (2.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 7 (2.58%) Management Information System
2 6 (2.21%) Computer Science
3 5 (1.85%) Statistics
3 5 (1.85%) Firmware
3 5 (1.85%) Mathematics
3 5 (1.85%) Physics
4 4 (1.48%) VHDL
5 3 (1.11%) ASIC
5 3 (1.11%) Human Factors
6 2 (0.74%) Machine Learning
6 2 (0.74%) Visualisation
6 2 (0.74%) GIS
6 2 (0.74%) DTV
7 1 (0.37%) PKI
7 1 (0.37%) Verilog
7 1 (0.37%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.37%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.37%) Arduino
7 1 (0.37%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 17 (6.27%) Windows
2 9 (3.32%) UNIX
3 8 (2.95%) Linux
4 6 (2.21%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.48%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.11%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.37%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (27.31%) Network Design
2 27 (9.96%) CAD
3 26 (9.59%) Project Management
4 17 (6.27%) Network Management
5 14 (5.17%) Capacity Management
6 12 (4.43%) Network Planning
7 11 (4.06%) Configuration Management
8 10 (3.69%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (3.32%) Business Development
9 9 (3.32%) Validation
10 7 (2.58%) Scrum
10 7 (2.58%) Time Management
11 6 (2.21%) Load Balancing
12 5 (1.85%) Test Strategy
12 5 (1.85%) Network Monitoring
12 5 (1.85%) Load Testing
12 5 (1.85%) Integration Testing
12 5 (1.85%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (1.85%) Test Automation
13 4 (1.48%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 22 (8.12%) SQL
2 21 (7.75%) C
3 13 (4.80%) C#
4 12 (4.43%) VB
5 11 (4.06%) PowerShell
6 9 (3.32%) VBScript
7 8 (2.95%) C++
8 6 (2.21%) Perl
9 4 (1.48%) MATLAB
10 3 (1.11%) Java
10 3 (1.11%) PHP
11 2 (0.74%) Python
12 1 (0.37%) XAML
12 1 (0.37%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (15.13%) Cisco Certification
1 41 (15.13%) Degree
2 33 (12.18%) Security Cleared
3 24 (8.86%) CCNP
3 24 (8.86%) SC Cleared
4 20 (7.38%) CCIE
5 14 (5.17%) CCNA
6 11 (4.06%) CCDP
7 9 (3.32%) CISSP
8 8 (2.95%) HND
9 6 (2.21%) PhD
10 5 (1.85%) CCSP
10 5 (1.85%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.48%) Check Point Certification
11 4 (1.48%) HNC
12 2 (0.74%) CCDE
12 2 (0.74%) CCA
12 2 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.74%) EMC Certification
13 1 (0.37%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.48%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.74%) JSP 440
2 2 (0.74%) DO-254
3 1 (0.37%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (3.32%) Forefront TMG
2 3 (1.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.11%) XenApp
3 2 (0.74%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.74%) vSphere
3 2 (0.74%) UAG
3 2 (0.74%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.37%) Samba
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (2.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (1.48%) FortiGate
2 4 (1.48%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.37%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 52 (19.19%) Cisco
2 31 (11.44%) Ericsson
2 31 (11.44%) Microsoft
2 31 (11.44%) Huawei
3 23 (8.49%) CheckPoint
4 17 (6.27%) Nokia
5 14 (5.17%) F5
6 13 (4.80%) BT
6 13 (4.80%) EMC
6 13 (4.80%) Nortel
7 11 (4.06%) NEC
8 10 (3.69%) Juniper
8 10 (3.69%) SolidWorks
9 7 (2.58%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 6 (2.21%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 6 (2.21%) Clearswift
11 5 (1.85%) VMware
11 5 (1.85%) OPNET
11 5 (1.85%) Business Objects
11 5 (1.85%) Citrix
Shropshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 30-40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 35-40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Huxley Associates
Rate: £24 - £25 per hour + Long Term Contract
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis IT
Rate: £250.00 - £304.69 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham
Huxley Associates
Rate: £22 - £27 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Huxley Associates
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Engineering
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 8 days ago
Slough
Huxley Associates
Rate: £21 - £24 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £25.00 - £27.00 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
Bath
Huxley Associates
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
Watford
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago