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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Design Engineer
Rank 417 417 306
Rank change year-on-year
0 -111
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 166 152 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.32% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.34% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 49 46
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£360 £350 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -8.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £440 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 37
Average hourly rate £31.50 £30.25 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.13% -18.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.65 £25.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.20 £41.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £30.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
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
47557 44759 49184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.01% 92.80% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29593 27372 28112
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1907 1958 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +47 100 £375 +7.14% 22
South West -37 15 £360 - 33
West Midlands -22 14 £330 -4.34% 14
London -11 12 £390 -3.10% 6
East of England -29 9 £425 +51.11% 9
Yorkshire +8 8 £341 - 7
North West -4 4 £300 +20.00% 9
East Midlands - - - - 2
North East - - - - 4
Design Engineer
UK

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 134 (40.36%) Telecoms
2 109 (32.83%) Cisco
3 99 (29.82%) Firewall
4 77 (23.19%) Cisco Certification
5 71 (21.39%) Network Design
6 68 (20.48%) CheckPoint
7 65 (19.58%) OSPF
8 55 (16.57%) CCIE
9 51 (15.36%) Juniper
10 50 (15.06%) MPLS
11 48 (14.46%) Degree
12 40 (12.05%) BGP
12 40 (12.05%) LTE
13 38 (11.45%) Security Cleared
13 38 (11.45%) CCNP
13 38 (11.45%) VPN
14 35 (10.54%) 3G
15 34 (10.24%) Nokia
15 34 (10.24%) Ethernet
16 32 (9.64%) Microsoft
17 31 (9.34%) Cisco ASA
18 30 (9.04%) Network Management
18 30 (9.04%) DNS
19 29 (8.73%) C
20 26 (7.83%) VoIP
21 25 (7.53%) Ericsson
21 25 (7.53%) IPsec
21 25 (7.53%) Validation
22 23 (6.93%) Windows
22 23 (6.93%) SC Cleared

Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 9 (2.71%) Apache
2 8 (2.41%) Tomcat
2 8 (2.41%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.11%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (0.90%) Lync
4 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.60%) WordPress
5 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.30%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.30%) IIS
6 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (4.52%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.22%) MS Office
3 11 (3.31%) AutoCAD
4 6 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.51%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 2 (0.60%) CATIA
7 1 (0.30%) NASTRAN
7 1 (0.30%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.30%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 99 (29.82%) Firewall
2 65 (19.58%) OSPF
3 50 (15.06%) MPLS
4 40 (12.05%) BGP
4 40 (12.05%) LTE
5 38 (11.45%) VPN
6 35 (10.54%) 3G
7 34 (10.24%) Ethernet
8 31 (9.34%) Cisco ASA
9 30 (9.04%) DNS
10 26 (7.83%) VoIP
11 25 (7.53%) IPsec
12 22 (6.63%) Cisco PIX
12 22 (6.63%) SNMP
13 20 (6.02%) Network Security
14 19 (5.72%) Internet
15 17 (5.12%) WAN
15 17 (5.12%) 4G
16 16 (4.82%) LAN
17 14 (4.22%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.60%) MySQL
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (0.30%) EDMS
2 1 (0.30%) PowerCenter
2 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.30%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (3.01%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (1.51%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.20%) NetBeans
3 4 (1.20%) Subversion
3 4 (1.20%) ClearCase
4 2 (0.60%) JIRA
5 1 (0.30%) ERwin
General
1 134 (40.36%) Telecoms
2 19 (5.72%) Electronics
3 15 (4.52%) Finance
4 11 (3.31%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.11%) Automotive
5 7 (2.11%) Military
6 5 (1.51%) Marketing
7 4 (1.20%) Legal
7 4 (1.20%) Avionics
8 2 (0.60%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.60%) Advertising
8 2 (0.60%) Retail
8 2 (0.60%) Billing
9 1 (0.30%) Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Publishing
9 1 (0.30%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.11%) J2EE
1 7 (2.11%) J2SE
2 4 (1.20%) JNI
2 4 (1.20%) Swing
2 4 (1.20%) CSS
2 4 (1.20%) Java SE
3 3 (0.90%) Web Services
3 3 (0.90%) ODBC
4 2 (0.60%) HTML
4 2 (0.60%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.60%) .NET
4 2 (0.60%) Middleware
4 2 (0.60%) CSS3
4 2 (0.60%) HTML5
5 1 (0.30%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.30%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.30%) COM+
5 1 (0.30%) XML
5 1 (0.30%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.92%) Mathematics
3 9 (2.71%) Physics
4 8 (2.41%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.11%) Embedded Systems
5 7 (2.11%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.11%) Clustering
6 6 (1.81%) Firmware
6 6 (1.81%) Human Factors
7 5 (1.51%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 4 (1.20%) Open Source
9 3 (0.90%) MMIC
9 3 (0.90%) VHDL
9 3 (0.90%) Verilog
9 3 (0.90%) ASIC
9 3 (0.90%) DTV
10 2 (0.60%) GIS
10 2 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.30%) User Experience
11 1 (0.30%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 23 (6.93%) Windows
2 19 (5.72%) Linux
3 15 (4.52%) UNIX
4 10 (3.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (2.71%) Windows 7
6 7 (2.11%) Oracle Linux
6 7 (2.11%) Solaris
7 5 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.60%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.30%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (21.39%) Network Design
2 30 (9.04%) Network Management
3 25 (7.53%) Validation
4 20 (6.02%) CAD
5 19 (5.72%) Load Balancing
5 19 (5.72%) Network Architecture
6 18 (5.42%) Project Management
7 12 (3.61%) Network Planning
8 10 (3.01%) ITIL
8 10 (3.01%) UML
8 10 (3.01%) Capacity Planning
8 10 (3.01%) Unit Testing
8 10 (3.01%) Capacity Management
9 9 (2.71%) Change Control
9 9 (2.71%) Kalman Filter
9 9 (2.71%) Requirements Management
9 9 (2.71%) Performance Testing
9 9 (2.71%) OO
9 9 (2.71%) Risk Assessment
10 8 (2.41%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (8.73%) C
2 18 (5.42%) SQL
3 16 (4.82%) Java
4 13 (3.92%) PowerShell
5 12 (3.61%) VBScript
6 10 (3.01%) Perl
7 8 (2.41%) C++
8 5 (1.51%) PHP
9 2 (0.60%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.60%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.60%) C#
9 2 (0.60%) PHP5
10 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.30%) Lisp
10 1 (0.30%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.30%) Python
Qualifications
1 77 (23.19%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (16.57%) CCIE
3 48 (14.46%) Degree
4 38 (11.45%) Security Cleared
4 38 (11.45%) CCNP
5 23 (6.93%) SC Cleared
6 18 (5.42%) CISSP
7 16 (4.82%) CCSP
8 15 (4.52%) CCDP
9 13 (3.92%) CCNA
10 12 (3.61%) DV Cleared
11 11 (3.31%) Check Point Certification
12 7 (2.11%) HND
13 5 (1.51%) JNCIP
13 5 (1.51%) JNCIE
14 3 (0.90%) Chartered Engineer
15 2 (0.60%) CCA
15 2 (0.60%) CCIP
15 2 (0.60%) CCDE
16 1 (0.30%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.61%) PCI DSS
1 12 (3.61%) SLA
2 8 (2.41%) QA
3 3 (0.90%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.90%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.60%) ISO 9002
4 2 (0.60%) DO-254
System Software
1 11 (3.31%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.81%) Forefront TMG
4 5 (1.51%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.20%) ProxySG
5 4 (1.20%) XenApp
6 3 (0.90%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.90%) vSphere
6 3 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.90%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (2.11%) FortiGate
2 6 (1.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (1.20%) SCCM
4 3 (0.90%) SCOM
5 2 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.30%) OPNET
Vendors
1 109 (32.83%) Cisco
2 68 (20.48%) CheckPoint
3 51 (15.36%) Juniper
4 34 (10.24%) Nokia
5 32 (9.64%) Microsoft
6 25 (7.53%) Ericsson
7 23 (6.93%) F5
8 20 (6.02%) Huawei
9 15 (4.52%) SolidWorks
10 14 (4.22%) Redback
11 13 (3.92%) Oracle
11 13 (3.92%) BT
12 12 (3.61%) VMware
12 12 (3.61%) Radware
13 11 (3.31%) NEC
14 8 (2.41%) Blue Coat
14 8 (2.41%) HP
15 7 (2.11%) Atlassian
15 7 (2.11%) Citrix
15 7 (2.11%) Sun
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