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 23 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Design Engineer
Rank 421 370 262
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -108
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 152 156 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.36% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.38% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 29 57
Average daily rate £350 £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £269 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.82% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 19 43
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.25 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% +2.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £26.00 £22.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.35 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -7.81%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47289 40554 51511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.32% 92.75% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 29337 23812 29012
Average daily rate £395 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £240 £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 1917 2075 2421
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
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 23 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 23 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 23 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 -43 85 £353 +11.90% 4
London -8 24 £300 -25.00% 3
West Midlands -14 18 £350 - 7
South West -14 11 - - 3
East of England -34 7 - - 6
East Midlands -8 3 - - 4
Yorkshire -21 1 £208 -
North West - 1 - - 2
North East - - - - 1
Design Engineer
UK

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 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 (36.86%) Telecoms
2 72 (26.28%) Network Design
3 50 (18.25%) Cisco
4 49 (17.88%) LTE
5 48 (17.52%) 3G
6 44 (16.06%) Degree
7 40 (14.60%) Cisco Certification
8 39 (14.23%) OSPF
8 39 (14.23%) Ethernet
9 38 (13.87%) MPLS
9 38 (13.87%) Firewall
10 33 (12.04%) Microsoft
10 33 (12.04%) Security Cleared
11 31 (11.31%) Ericsson
11 31 (11.31%) Huawei
12 30 (10.95%) Radio Access Network
13 27 (9.85%) BGP
13 27 (9.85%) CAD
14 26 (9.49%) SDH
14 26 (9.49%) 2G
14 26 (9.49%) Project Management
15 24 (8.76%) SC Cleared
16 23 (8.39%) Electronics
16 23 (8.39%) MS Excel
16 23 (8.39%) CheckPoint
16 23 (8.39%) CCNP
17 22 (8.03%) VPN
17 22 (8.03%) SQL
18 21 (7.66%) C
18 21 (7.66%) DWDM

Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 (1.82%) Apache
1 5 (1.82%) IIS
2 3 (1.09%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.73%) Lync
3 2 (0.73%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.73%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.36%) GlassFish
Applications
1 23 (8.39%) MS Excel
2 20 (7.30%) MS Office
3 13 (4.74%) AutoCAD
4 9 (3.28%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 5 (1.82%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.46%) Solid Edge
6 4 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.73%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.36%) NASTRAN
8 1 (0.36%) Revit
8 1 (0.36%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 3 (1.09%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.36%) IaaS
3 1 (0.36%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (17.88%) LTE
2 48 (17.52%) 3G
3 39 (14.23%) OSPF
3 39 (14.23%) Ethernet
4 38 (13.87%) MPLS
4 38 (13.87%) Firewall
5 30 (10.95%) Radio Access Network
6 27 (9.85%) BGP
7 26 (9.49%) SDH
7 26 (9.49%) 2G
8 22 (8.03%) VPN
9 21 (7.66%) DWDM
10 20 (7.30%) ATM
11 19 (6.93%) WAN
12 18 (6.57%) LAN
13 14 (5.11%) BIG-IP
14 13 (4.74%) RSVP
14 13 (4.74%) VRRP
14 13 (4.74%) DNS
14 13 (4.74%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.55%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.19%) MS Access
3 5 (1.82%) Big Data
4 3 (1.09%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.73%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.36%) QlikView
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (2.55%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (1.82%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.09%) Subversion
4 2 (0.73%) WebLOAD
4 2 (0.73%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.36%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.36%) Ant
General
1 101 (36.86%) Telecoms
2 23 (8.39%) Electronics
3 14 (5.11%) Military
4 12 (4.38%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.55%) Games
5 7 (2.55%) Finance
6 6 (2.19%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.46%) Avionics
7 4 (1.46%) Automotive
7 4 (1.46%) Billing
8 3 (1.09%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.73%) Banking
10 1 (0.36%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.46%) JSP
1 4 (1.46%) HTML
2 3 (1.09%) XML
3 2 (0.73%) WCF
4 1 (0.36%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.36%) Web Services
4 1 (0.36%) COM+
4 1 (0.36%) Silverlight
4 1 (0.36%) HTML5
4 1 (0.36%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (2.92%) Management Information System
2 7 (2.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 6 (2.19%) Mathematics
3 6 (2.19%) Physics
3 6 (2.19%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.82%) Statistics
4 5 (1.82%) Firmware
5 4 (1.46%) Human Factors
5 4 (1.46%) VHDL
6 3 (1.09%) ASIC
7 2 (0.73%) Machine Learning
7 2 (0.73%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.73%) DTV
7 2 (0.73%) GIS
8 1 (0.36%) PKI
8 1 (0.36%) Verilog
8 1 (0.36%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.36%) Ergonomics
8 1 (0.36%) Mechatronics
8 1 (0.36%) Arduino
Operating Systems
1 19 (6.93%) Windows
2 9 (3.28%) UNIX
3 8 (2.92%) Windows 7
3 8 (2.92%) Linux
4 5 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.46%) Windows XP
5 4 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.09%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.73%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.36%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (26.28%) Network Design
2 27 (9.85%) CAD
3 26 (9.49%) Project Management
4 17 (6.20%) Network Management
5 14 (5.11%) Capacity Management
6 12 (4.38%) Validation
6 12 (4.38%) Network Planning
7 11 (4.01%) Configuration Management
8 10 (3.65%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (3.28%) Business Development
10 7 (2.55%) Scrum
10 7 (2.55%) Time Management
11 6 (2.19%) Load Balancing
12 5 (1.82%) Requirements Management
12 5 (1.82%) Risk Assessment
12 5 (1.82%) Integration Testing
12 5 (1.82%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (1.82%) Load Testing
12 5 (1.82%) Test Automation
12 5 (1.82%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 22 (8.03%) SQL
2 21 (7.66%) C
3 13 (4.74%) C#
4 12 (4.38%) VB
5 11 (4.01%) PowerShell
6 9 (3.28%) VBScript
7 8 (2.92%) C++
8 6 (2.19%) Perl
9 4 (1.46%) MATLAB
10 3 (1.09%) Java
10 3 (1.09%) PHP
11 2 (0.73%) Python
12 1 (0.36%) XAML
12 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 44 (16.06%) Degree
2 40 (14.60%) Cisco Certification
3 33 (12.04%) Security Cleared
4 24 (8.76%) SC Cleared
5 23 (8.39%) CCNP
6 20 (7.30%) CCIE
7 13 (4.74%) CCNA
8 11 (4.01%) CCDP
9 9 (3.28%) CISSP
10 8 (2.92%) HND
11 6 (2.19%) PhD
12 5 (1.82%) CCSP
12 5 (1.82%) DV Cleared
13 4 (1.46%) HNC
13 4 (1.46%) Check Point Certification
14 2 (0.73%) CCDE
14 2 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.73%) EMC Certification
14 2 (0.73%) CCA
15 1 (0.36%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.46%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.73%) DO-254
2 2 (0.73%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (3.28%) Forefront TMG
2 3 (1.09%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.09%) XenApp
3 2 (0.73%) vSphere
3 2 (0.73%) UAG
3 2 (0.73%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.73%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.36%) Samba
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.36%) XenServer
4 1 (0.36%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 6 (2.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (1.46%) FortiGate
2 4 (1.46%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (0.73%) SCCM
3 2 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.36%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 50 (18.25%) Cisco
2 33 (12.04%) Microsoft
3 31 (11.31%) Ericsson
3 31 (11.31%) Huawei
4 23 (8.39%) CheckPoint
5 17 (6.20%) Nokia
6 14 (5.11%) F5
6 14 (5.11%) EMC
7 13 (4.74%) BT
7 13 (4.74%) Nortel
8 11 (4.01%) NEC
9 10 (3.65%) Juniper
9 10 (3.65%) SolidWorks
10 7 (2.55%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 6 (2.19%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 6 (2.19%) Clearswift
12 5 (1.82%) VMware
12 5 (1.82%) OPNET
12 5 (1.82%) Citrix
12 5 (1.82%) Business Objects
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Posted: 19 hours ago
Shropshire
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 30-40 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 35-40 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Huxley Associates
Rate: £24 - £25 per hour + Long Term Contract
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham
Huxley Associates
Rate: £22 - £27 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Oxfordshire
Huxley Associates
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 11 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 11 days ago
Slough
Huxley Associates
Rate: £21 - £24 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £25.00 - £27.00 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
Bath
Huxley Associates
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
Watford
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
Basingstoke
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £23 - £26 per hour + Long Term Contract
Posted: 14 days ago
Swindon
Huxley Associates
Rate: £22 - £26 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago