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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Design Engineer
Rank 479 410 447
Rank change year-on-year
-69 +37
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 117 184 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.36% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.39% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 64 41
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £341 £354 £348
% change year-on-year
-3.53% +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 21
Average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.07% -13.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £25.80 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £31.75 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+14.96% -4.51%
Design Engineer
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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
49196 47158 45233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.84% 92.18% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 32037 29170 27517
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
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 1828 1869 1981
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -86 28 £338 -10.00% 39
London +3 27 £464 +18.91% 7
South West -8 18 £400 +11.11% 18
West Midlands +6 12 £325 -1.51% 9
East of England +6 12 £320 -24.70% 9
Yorkshire -25 9 £305 -12.85% 2
East Midlands -9 5 £258 -37.19% 3
North West -31 4 £420 +40.00% 7
Design Engineer
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Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 81 (35.22%) Cisco
2 72 (31.30%) Network Design
3 53 (23.04%) Telecoms
4 51 (22.17%) Cisco Certification
5 46 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 44 (19.13%) CheckPoint
7 39 (16.96%) Firewall
8 38 (16.52%) WAN
9 36 (15.65%) LAN
10 35 (15.22%) Microsoft
11 34 (14.78%) MPLS
12 32 (13.91%) BGP
12 32 (13.91%) Windows
13 31 (13.48%) OSPF
13 31 (13.48%) CCNP
14 30 (13.04%) Juniper
15 26 (11.30%) Migration
15 26 (11.30%) Cisco Nexus
16 25 (10.87%) SC Cleared
16 25 (10.87%) Cisco ASA
16 25 (10.87%) Wireless
16 25 (10.87%) CCIE
17 23 (10.00%) Degree
18 22 (9.57%) Network Security
18 22 (9.57%) Active Directory
18 22 (9.57%) 3G
19 21 (9.13%) TCP/IP
19 21 (9.13%) VPN
19 21 (9.13%) Finance
19 21 (9.13%) Data Centre

Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 12 (5.22%) Lync
2 9 (3.91%) MS Exchange
2 9 (3.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (2.61%) IIS
3 6 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.43%) JBoss
Applications
1 14 (6.09%) MS Office
2 11 (4.78%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.61%) AutoCAD
3 6 (2.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.30%) SOLIDWORKS
5 2 (0.87%) CATIA
5 2 (0.87%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.43%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.43%) MS Project
6 1 (0.43%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Metrica
1 1 (0.43%) Teamcenter
1 1 (0.43%) LabWindows
1 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.43%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.52%) Office 365
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (16.96%) Firewall
2 38 (16.52%) WAN
3 36 (15.65%) LAN
4 34 (14.78%) MPLS
5 32 (13.91%) BGP
6 31 (13.48%) OSPF
7 26 (11.30%) Cisco Nexus
8 25 (10.87%) Wireless
8 25 (10.87%) Cisco ASA
9 22 (9.57%) Network Security
9 22 (9.57%) 3G
10 21 (9.13%) TCP/IP
10 21 (9.13%) VPN
11 15 (6.52%) 4G
12 14 (6.09%) VoIP
13 13 (5.65%) LTE
14 12 (5.22%) HSRP
15 11 (4.78%) IPsec
15 11 (4.78%) VRRP
15 11 (4.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.30%) MySQL
1 3 (1.30%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.43%) MS Access
2 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (1.74%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (1.30%) JIRA
3 2 (0.87%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.43%) Maven
4 1 (0.43%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.43%) SoapUI
General
1 53 (23.04%) Telecoms
2 21 (9.13%) Finance
3 20 (8.70%) Electronics
4 10 (4.35%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.91%) Aerospace
6 5 (2.17%) Banking
7 3 (1.30%) Advertising
7 3 (1.30%) French Language
8 2 (0.87%) Publishing
8 2 (0.87%) Automotive
9 1 (0.43%) Retail
9 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.43%) Marketing
9 1 (0.43%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.74%) SOAP
1 4 (1.74%) XML
2 3 (1.30%) Web Services
2 3 (1.30%) JSON
2 3 (1.30%) REST
3 2 (0.87%) .NET
3 2 (0.87%) XMPP
4 1 (0.43%) Middleware
4 1 (0.43%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.13%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.78%) Clustering
4 10 (4.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 9 (3.91%) VHDL
5 9 (3.91%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (2.17%) CESG
7 4 (1.74%) CMDB
8 3 (1.30%) Handset
8 3 (1.30%) PKI
8 3 (1.30%) IPTV
8 3 (1.30%) Verilog
8 3 (1.30%) IVR
8 3 (1.30%) PMI
8 3 (1.30%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.87%) Replication
9 2 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.43%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (13.91%) Windows
2 11 (4.78%) Linux
3 10 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (3.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (3.48%) SUSE
5 5 (2.17%) Android
5 5 (2.17%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.30%) UNIX
6 3 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.30%) CentOS
7 2 (0.87%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.43%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.43%) ThreadX
8 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.43%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (31.30%) Network Design
2 26 (11.30%) Migration
3 12 (5.22%) Project Management
4 11 (4.78%) Service Delivery
4 11 (4.78%) ITIL
5 9 (3.91%) CAD
5 9 (3.91%) Change Management
5 9 (3.91%) Load Balancing
5 9 (3.91%) Mobile Device Management
6 8 (3.48%) Configuration Management
6 8 (3.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (2.61%) Low Latency
7 6 (2.61%) Network Management
8 5 (2.17%) Ultra-Low Latency
8 5 (2.17%) Load Testing
8 5 (2.17%) Validation
8 5 (2.17%) UML
9 4 (1.74%) PRINCE2
9 4 (1.74%) Change Control
10 3 (1.30%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.09%) C
2 12 (5.22%) C++
3 5 (2.17%) C#
3 5 (2.17%) SQL
3 5 (2.17%) Assembly Language
3 5 (2.17%) MATLAB
4 4 (1.74%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.30%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.30%) Erlang
5 3 (1.30%) Python
5 3 (1.30%) VB6
5 3 (1.30%) Ruby
5 3 (1.30%) VB
5 3 (1.30%) Java
5 3 (1.30%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.87%) Perl
6 2 (0.87%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.43%) MapBasic
7 1 (0.43%) PHP
7 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 51 (22.17%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 31 (13.48%) CCNP
4 25 (10.87%) CCIE
4 25 (10.87%) SC Cleared
5 23 (10.00%) Degree
6 20 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (5.65%) CCNA
8 11 (4.78%) MCSE
9 8 (3.48%) CCDP
10 6 (2.61%) CISSP
11 4 (1.74%) HNC
11 4 (1.74%) HND
11 4 (1.74%) CCSA
11 4 (1.74%) CCVP
11 4 (1.74%) CCSE
11 4 (1.74%) JNCIA
11 4 (1.74%) JNCIS
12 3 (1.30%) JNCIP
12 3 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.74%) SLA
3 2 (0.87%) DO-254
3 2 (0.87%) QA
4 1 (0.43%) JTAG
4 1 (0.43%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.43%) DO-160
4 1 (0.43%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (9.57%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.78%) Firmware
3 8 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.48%) vSphere
4 4 (1.74%) NFS
5 3 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.87%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.87%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.43%) XenApp
7 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.43%) Xen
7 1 (0.43%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.43%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 5 (2.17%) FortiGate
2 4 (1.74%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (1.30%) OPNET
4 2 (0.87%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (0.87%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.43%) Cacti
5 1 (0.43%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.43%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.43%) Nagios
5 1 (0.43%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.43%) Cisco LMS
5 1 (0.43%) Icinga
Vendors
1 81 (35.22%) Cisco
2 44 (19.13%) CheckPoint
3 35 (15.22%) Microsoft
4 30 (13.04%) Juniper
5 20 (8.70%) VMware
5 20 (8.70%) F5
6 12 (5.22%) Huawei
7 11 (4.78%) Fortinet
7 11 (4.78%) EMC
8 10 (4.35%) Red Hat
9 9 (3.91%) Blue Coat
9 9 (3.91%) HP
9 9 (3.91%) Citrix
10 8 (3.48%) Nokia
11 7 (3.04%) Ericsson
12 6 (2.61%) Oracle
12 6 (2.61%) SAP
12 6 (2.61%) Brocade
12 6 (2.61%) SolarWinds
13 5 (2.17%) Tufin
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