The table below looks at the statistics for the Design Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Design Engineer
Rank 151 130 124
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 3 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.078% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £450 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +5.63%
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 North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3566 2865 2466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.20% 93.81% 92.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2106 1564 1179
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £218 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 184 187
Average hourly rate £17.99 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.43% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.46 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

Design Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Design Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Design Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Design Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Design Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Design Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Design Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 28 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
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Last Year
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Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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Manchester - 3 £450 - 2
Design Engineer
England

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (40.00%) MPLS
1 2 (40.00%) BGP
1 2 (40.00%) VLAN
1 2 (40.00%) Juniper
1 2 (40.00%) JNCIP
1 2 (40.00%) Huawei
2 1 (20.00%) Brocade
2 1 (20.00%) JNCIE
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (20.00%) Firmware
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (20.00%) Renesas
2 1 (20.00%) VxWorks
2 1 (20.00%) ThreadX
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Network Design
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) HNC
2 1 (20.00%) HND
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) LAN

Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) MPLS
1 2 (40.00%) BGP
1 2 (40.00%) VLAN
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) VxWorks
1 1 (20.00%) ThreadX
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
1 1 (20.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) JNCIP
2 1 (20.00%) JNCIE
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) HNC
2 1 (20.00%) HND
2 1 (20.00%) CCNP
2 1 (20.00%) CCNA
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) NFS
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) Firmware
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Juniper
1 2 (40.00%) Huawei
2 1 (20.00%) Brocade
2 1 (20.00%) Renesas
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
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