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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Design Engineer
Rank 367 379 362
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 26 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.094% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.10% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 3
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£450 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £336 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.64% +11.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 6
Average hourly rate - £33.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +4.61%
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
20605 21672 19774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.64% 92.94% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 14256 14887 13479
Average daily rate £448 £425 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.29% -3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 408 406
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +17 3 £400 +90.47% 1
Canary Wharf - 2 £500 -
Sidcup - - - -
Design Engineer
England

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 15 (35.71%) Cisco
2 13 (30.95%) Windows
3 12 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (26.19%) Finance
4 11 (26.19%) Network Design
5 10 (23.81%) Telecoms
5 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
5 10 (23.81%) Active Directory
6 8 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (19.05%) Juniper
7 6 (14.29%) Wireless
7 6 (14.29%) VMware
7 6 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (11.90%) V-Model
8 5 (11.90%) Change Control
8 5 (11.90%) Lync
8 5 (11.90%) Software Engineering
8 5 (11.90%) Requirements Management
8 5 (11.90%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (11.90%) Use Case
8 5 (11.90%) SAN
8 5 (11.90%) Citrix
8 5 (11.90%) Red Hat
8 5 (11.90%) Firmware
8 5 (11.90%) Firewall
8 5 (11.90%) CCIE
8 5 (11.90%) IBM
8 5 (11.90%) LAN
8 5 (11.90%) WLAN

Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 5 (11.90%) Lync
2 2 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.76%) AutoCAD
3 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) Wireless
1 6 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (11.90%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (11.90%) SAN
2 5 (11.90%) Firewall
2 5 (11.90%) LAN
2 5 (11.90%) WLAN
3 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.14%) Multicast
4 3 (7.14%) MPLS
4 3 (7.14%) Internet
4 3 (7.14%) WAN
5 2 (4.76%) Ethernet
5 2 (4.76%) H.323
5 2 (4.76%) OSPF
5 2 (4.76%) BGP
5 2 (4.76%) VRRP
5 2 (4.76%) IGMP
5 2 (4.76%) Gigabit Ethernet
5 2 (4.76%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) MongoDB
1 3 (7.14%) MySQL
2 1 (2.38%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) RequisitePro
2 3 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 11 (26.19%) Finance
2 10 (23.81%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.14%) Advertising
3 3 (7.14%) French Language
4 2 (4.76%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.76%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.76%) Banking
4 2 (4.76%) Military
5 1 (2.38%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) REST
1 3 (7.14%) JSON
1 3 (7.14%) XMPP
1 3 (7.14%) SOAP
1 3 (7.14%) Web Services
1 3 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) IPTV
3 2 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (4.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (2.38%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.38%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.38%) Eurex
4 1 (2.38%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.95%) Windows
2 5 (11.90%) Linux
3 3 (7.14%) CentOS
3 3 (7.14%) Android
3 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.76%) SUSE
4 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) Network Design
2 5 (11.90%) V-Model
2 5 (11.90%) Change Control
2 5 (11.90%) Software Engineering
2 5 (11.90%) Requirements Management
2 5 (11.90%) Use Case
2 5 (11.90%) UML
3 4 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (9.52%) Performance Testing
3 4 (9.52%) Test Strategy
3 4 (9.52%) Low Latency
3 4 (9.52%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 3 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.38%) Cyber Security
6 1 (2.38%) SIEM
6 1 (2.38%) Network Management
6 1 (2.38%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) SQL
2 3 (7.14%) Bash Shell
2 3 (7.14%) VB6
2 3 (7.14%) VB
2 3 (7.14%) C#
2 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (11.90%) CCIE
3 4 (9.52%) Degree
4 3 (7.14%) JNCIA
4 3 (7.14%) JNCIS
4 3 (7.14%) CCNP
4 3 (7.14%) CCNA
5 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.38%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) ISO 14001
2 1 (2.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 6 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (11.90%) Firmware
4 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (9.52%) VMware ESX
5 3 (7.14%) NFS
6 2 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) FortiGate
1 1 (2.38%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.38%) WebInspect
1 1 (2.38%) SCCM
1 1 (2.38%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 15 (35.71%) Cisco
2 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 8 (19.05%) Juniper
4 6 (14.29%) VMware
5 5 (11.90%) Citrix
5 5 (11.90%) Red Hat
5 5 (11.90%) IBM
6 4 (9.52%) Oracle
6 4 (9.52%) Avaya
6 4 (9.52%) EMC
7 3 (7.14%) SevOne
7 3 (7.14%) Brocade
8 2 (4.76%) Dell
8 2 (4.76%) NetApp
8 2 (4.76%) Polycom
8 2 (4.76%) Tandberg
9 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.38%) Infoblox
9 1 (2.38%) Tufin
9 1 (2.38%) Blue Coat