The table below looks at the statistics for the Design Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Design Engineer
Rank 405 407 398
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 20 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.085% 0.068% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.073% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 3
Average daily rate
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£463 £315 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.82% +8.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £235 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
- +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -1.40%
Design Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21633 21832 22445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.16% 92.83% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15157 14952 15264
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 404 470
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Design Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Design Engineer in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Design Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Design Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Design Engineer across the London region.

Design Engineer Daily Rate Trend in London

Design Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Design Engineer across the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Design Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in London

Design Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Design Engineer across the London region.

Design Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in London

Design Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
City of London -5 10 £470 +6.81%
Paddington - 2 £450 -
Croydon - 1 £500 -
Design Engineer
England

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 19 (38.00%) Windows
2 17 (34.00%) Cisco
3 16 (32.00%) Finance
3 16 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 14 (28.00%) Network Design
6 13 (26.00%) Active Directory
6 13 (26.00%) Juniper
7 12 (24.00%) VMware
8 10 (20.00%) Wireless
8 10 (20.00%) CCIE
8 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (18.00%) LAN
10 8 (16.00%) Linux
10 8 (16.00%) MCSE
10 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (16.00%) Red Hat
10 8 (16.00%) Degree
11 7 (14.00%) CCNP
12 6 (12.00%) WLAN
12 6 (12.00%) WAN
12 6 (12.00%) SAN
12 6 (12.00%) TCP/IP
12 6 (12.00%) Project Management
12 6 (12.00%) BGP
12 6 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (12.00%) Data Centre
13 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (10.00%) Android
13 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared

Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 4 (8.00%) Lync
2 3 (6.00%) IIS
3 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.00%) Wireless
2 9 (18.00%) LAN
3 6 (12.00%) WLAN
3 6 (12.00%) WAN
3 6 (12.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (12.00%) SAN
3 6 (12.00%) BGP
4 5 (10.00%) MPLS
4 5 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (8.00%) Firewall
5 4 (8.00%) OSPF
5 4 (8.00%) Multicast
6 3 (6.00%) Network Security
6 3 (6.00%) Internet
6 3 (6.00%) VRRP
6 3 (6.00%) Ethernet
6 3 (6.00%) Bluetooth
6 3 (6.00%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (6.00%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) MySQL
1 3 (6.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) JIRA
General
1 16 (32.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.00%) Banking
3 3 (6.00%) Advertising
3 3 (6.00%) French Language
4 2 (4.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Electronics
5 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) SOAP
1 3 (6.00%) Web Services
1 3 (6.00%) XML
1 3 (6.00%) JSON
1 3 (6.00%) REST
2 2 (4.00%) XMPP
3 1 (2.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.00%) CESG
2 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (6.00%) IPTV
4 3 (6.00%) VHDL
4 3 (6.00%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (4.00%) IVR
6 1 (2.00%) Eurex
6 1 (2.00%) CCTV
6 1 (2.00%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 19 (38.00%) Windows
2 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (16.00%) Linux
4 5 (10.00%) SUSE
4 5 (10.00%) Android
5 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.00%) CentOS
5 3 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.00%) Network Design
2 6 (12.00%) Project Management
3 5 (10.00%) Low Latency
3 5 (10.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 3 (6.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (6.00%) CAD
4 3 (6.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (6.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (4.00%) Change Management
5 2 (4.00%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.00%) Service Management
6 1 (2.00%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.00%) Release Management
6 1 (2.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.00%) Unit Testing
6 1 (2.00%) Integration Testing
6 1 (2.00%) Product Management
6 1 (2.00%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.00%) C
1 3 (6.00%) C#
1 3 (6.00%) C++
1 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (6.00%) SQL
1 3 (6.00%) VB
1 3 (6.00%) Python
1 3 (6.00%) Assembly Language
1 3 (6.00%) MATLAB
1 3 (6.00%) VB6
1 3 (6.00%) Ruby
1 3 (6.00%) Erlang
1 3 (6.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (6.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 16 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (20.00%) CCIE
3 8 (16.00%) MCSE
3 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (16.00%) Degree
4 7 (14.00%) CCNP
5 5 (10.00%) CISSP
5 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (8.00%) CCNA
7 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (6.00%) JNCIA
7 3 (6.00%) JNCIS
8 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.00%) MCSA
8 1 (2.00%) CCSA
8 1 (2.00%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.00%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 13 (26.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.00%) vSphere
3 3 (6.00%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (6.00%) Firmware
3 3 (6.00%) NFS
4 2 (4.00%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.00%) Xen
5 1 (2.00%) XenApp
5 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (2.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (2.00%) Cisco LMS
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 17 (34.00%) Cisco
2 15 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (26.00%) Juniper
4 12 (24.00%) VMware
5 8 (16.00%) Red Hat
6 5 (10.00%) Oracle
7 4 (8.00%) Nokia
7 4 (8.00%) Citrix
8 3 (6.00%) Motorola
8 3 (6.00%) NetApp
8 3 (6.00%) HP
8 3 (6.00%) Dell
8 3 (6.00%) EMC
8 3 (6.00%) CheckPoint
8 3 (6.00%) Brocade
8 3 (6.00%) Fortinet
8 3 (6.00%) Panasonic
8 3 (6.00%) SevOne
9 2 (4.00%) Sonus
9 2 (4.00%) Polycom