The table below looks at the statistics for the Design Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Design Engineer
Rank 88 - 82
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.28% - 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% - 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£288 - £210
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.05%
Design Engineer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester 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
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1314 1062 1087
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.59% 92.91% 90.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 793 553 580
Average daily rate £330 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 67 83
Average hourly rate £13.50 £21.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.93% +11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.28 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Design Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Design Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Design Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Design Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Design Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Design Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Design Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Stockport - 1 - -
Design Engineer
North West

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) XMPP
3 1 (25.00%) Polycom
3 1 (25.00%) Tandberg
3 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) xDSL
3 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Lync
3 1 (25.00%) Modbus
3 1 (25.00%) Profibus
3 1 (25.00%) CAN bus
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) ISDN
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) EMC
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Avaya
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (25.00%) DWDM
3 1 (25.00%) MPLS
3 1 (25.00%) OSPF
3 1 (25.00%) BGP
3 1 (25.00%) CAD

Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 1 (25.00%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) ISDN
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) DWDM
1 1 (25.00%) MPLS
1 1 (25.00%) OSPF
1 1 (25.00%) BGP
1 1 (25.00%) H.323
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
1 1 (25.00%) xDSL
1 1 (25.00%) Modbus
1 1 (25.00%) Profibus
General
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (25.00%) CAN bus
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) CAD
1 1 (25.00%) Network Design
1 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) Avaya
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper
2 1 (25.00%) Polycom
2 1 (25.00%) Tandberg