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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Design Engineer
Rank 418 411 312
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -99
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 165 141 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.29% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.32% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 53 57
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£340 £345 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £448 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.23% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 25
Average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -25.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.95 £29.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.05 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -25.67%
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
47542 44396 47499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.64% 92.88% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30198 27395 27354
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1944 1931 2369
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 +11 85 £390 +15.55% 22
West Midlands -8 19 £330 -4.34% 7
Yorkshire +10 16 £325 +22.64% 1
South West -32 12 £340 +6.25% 13
East of England -26 11 £425 +41.43% 7
London -4 10 £415 +9.21% 8
North West -12 3 £300 -14.28% 6
East Midlands - - - - 4
North East - - - -
Design Engineer
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Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 120 (38.83%) Telecoms
2 114 (36.89%) Cisco
3 97 (31.39%) Firewall
4 80 (25.89%) Cisco Certification
5 79 (25.57%) Network Design
6 68 (22.01%) CheckPoint
6 68 (22.01%) OSPF
7 50 (16.18%) BGP
8 47 (15.21%) CCIE
9 45 (14.56%) Juniper
10 44 (14.24%) MPLS
11 40 (12.94%) CCNP
12 35 (11.33%) VPN
13 34 (11.00%) Cisco ASA
13 34 (11.00%) Degree
14 30 (9.71%) Security Cleared
14 30 (9.71%) Network Management
14 30 (9.71%) Nokia
15 29 (9.39%) LTE
16 28 (9.06%) DNS
17 25 (8.09%) Load Balancing
18 24 (7.77%) F5
18 24 (7.77%) 3G
19 22 (7.12%) CCDP
20 21 (6.80%) Microsoft
20 21 (6.80%) C
20 21 (6.80%) Network Security
21 20 (6.47%) SC Cleared
21 20 (6.47%) Validation
21 20 (6.47%) IPsec

Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 7 (2.27%) WebLogic
1 7 (2.27%) Tomcat
2 6 (1.94%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.29%) Apache
3 4 (1.29%) Lync
4 3 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.65%) WordPress
6 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.32%) Documentum
6 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.32%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (2.91%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.59%) MS Office
2 8 (2.59%) AutoCAD
3 3 (0.97%) CATIA
4 2 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.65%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (0.32%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.32%) ProjectWise
5 1 (0.32%) NASTRAN
5 1 (0.32%) Simulink
5 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 97 (31.39%) Firewall
2 68 (22.01%) OSPF
3 50 (16.18%) BGP
4 44 (14.24%) MPLS
5 35 (11.33%) VPN
6 34 (11.00%) Cisco ASA
7 29 (9.39%) LTE
8 28 (9.06%) DNS
9 24 (7.77%) 3G
10 21 (6.80%) Network Security
11 20 (6.47%) IPsec
12 19 (6.15%) Ethernet
12 19 (6.15%) SNMP
13 18 (5.83%) VoIP
13 18 (5.83%) 4G
13 18 (5.83%) Cisco PIX
14 17 (5.50%) WAN
15 16 (5.18%) Internet
15 16 (5.18%) LAN
16 14 (4.53%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.65%) MySQL
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.32%) EDMS
2 1 (0.32%) PowerCenter
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.32%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (1.62%) Rational DOORS
1 5 (1.62%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.29%) NetBeans
2 4 (1.29%) Subversion
3 3 (0.97%) ClearCase
4 2 (0.65%) JIRA
5 1 (0.32%) ERwin
General
1 120 (38.83%) Telecoms
2 16 (5.18%) Finance
3 13 (4.21%) Electronics
4 9 (2.91%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.94%) Retail
6 5 (1.62%) Marketing
6 5 (1.62%) Military
6 5 (1.62%) Legal
7 4 (1.29%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.29%) Automotive
8 2 (0.65%) Advertising
8 2 (0.65%) Billing
8 2 (0.65%) Avionics
9 1 (0.32%) Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Publishing
9 1 (0.32%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.27%) J2EE
1 7 (2.27%) J2SE
2 4 (1.29%) CSS
2 4 (1.29%) Swing
2 4 (1.29%) JNI
2 4 (1.29%) Java SE
3 3 (0.97%) Web Services
3 3 (0.97%) ODBC
4 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.65%) .NET
4 2 (0.65%) HTML
4 2 (0.65%) Middleware
4 2 (0.65%) CSS3
4 2 (0.65%) HTML5
5 1 (0.32%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.32%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.32%) OLE
5 1 (0.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.59%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (2.59%) Mathematics
3 7 (2.27%) Clustering
4 6 (1.94%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 5 (1.62%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.62%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.29%) Physics
6 4 (1.29%) Human Factors
6 4 (1.29%) Open Source
7 3 (0.97%) MMIC
7 3 (0.97%) VHDL
7 3 (0.97%) Verilog
7 3 (0.97%) ASIC
8 2 (0.65%) GIS
8 2 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.32%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.32%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.32%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.83%) Windows
2 16 (5.18%) Linux
3 11 (3.56%) UNIX
4 10 (3.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.27%) Oracle Linux
5 7 (2.27%) Solaris
6 6 (1.94%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (25.57%) Network Design
2 30 (9.71%) Network Management
3 25 (8.09%) Load Balancing
4 20 (6.47%) Validation
5 18 (5.83%) Network Architecture
6 17 (5.50%) CAD
7 12 (3.88%) Capacity Management
8 10 (3.24%) Project Management
9 9 (2.91%) Performance Testing
9 9 (2.91%) Unit Testing
9 9 (2.91%) ITIL
10 8 (2.59%) UML
10 8 (2.59%) OO
10 8 (2.59%) Change Control
10 8 (2.59%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (2.27%) Multithreading
11 7 (2.27%) Requirements Management
11 7 (2.27%) Kalman Filter
11 7 (2.27%) Service Delivery
11 7 (2.27%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 21 (6.80%) C
2 16 (5.18%) Java
2 16 (5.18%) SQL
3 10 (3.24%) VBScript
3 10 (3.24%) PowerShell
4 7 (2.27%) Perl
5 5 (1.62%) Lisp
5 5 (1.62%) C++
6 2 (0.65%) C#
6 2 (0.65%) PHP
6 2 (0.65%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.65%) MATLAB
6 2 (0.65%) PHP5
7 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.32%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 80 (25.89%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (15.21%) CCIE
3 40 (12.94%) CCNP
4 34 (11.00%) Degree
5 30 (9.71%) Security Cleared
6 22 (7.12%) CCDP
7 20 (6.47%) SC Cleared
8 17 (5.50%) CCNA
9 13 (4.21%) CISSP
10 12 (3.88%) CCSP
11 9 (2.91%) DV Cleared
12 7 (2.27%) Check Point Certification
12 7 (2.27%) HND
13 5 (1.62%) JNCIP
13 5 (1.62%) JNCIE
14 4 (1.29%) Chartered Engineer
15 1 (0.32%) CCSE
15 1 (0.32%) CCSA
15 1 (0.32%) Citrix Certification
15 1 (0.32%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.53%) QA
2 12 (3.88%) SLA
3 8 (2.59%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.97%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.97%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.65%) ISO 9002
5 2 (0.65%) DO-254
System Software
1 10 (3.24%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.94%) Firmware
4 4 (1.29%) ProxySG
4 4 (1.29%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.97%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.97%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.65%) XenApp
6 2 (0.65%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 4 (1.29%) OPNET
1 4 (1.29%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (0.97%) SCCM
2 3 (0.97%) SCOM
2 3 (0.97%) FortiGate
2 3 (0.97%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (0.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.32%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 114 (36.89%) Cisco
2 68 (22.01%) CheckPoint
3 45 (14.56%) Juniper
4 30 (9.71%) Nokia
5 24 (7.77%) F5
6 21 (6.80%) Microsoft
7 15 (4.85%) Redback
7 15 (4.85%) HP
8 14 (4.53%) Oracle
8 14 (4.53%) Radware
9 13 (4.21%) SolidWorks
10 11 (3.56%) Blue Coat
11 10 (3.24%) BMC
11 10 (3.24%) Ericsson
11 10 (3.24%) VMware
11 10 (3.24%) TippingPoint
12 9 (2.91%) Huawei
12 9 (2.91%) BT
13 7 (2.27%) Atlassian
13 7 (2.27%) Sun
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