The first table below looks at the demand for the Design Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Reading region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Design Engineer
Rank 54 53 23
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 12 14 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.36% 1.51% 6.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 1.66% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 6
Average daily rate
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£478 £331 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.15% +13.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £425 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £321 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.94% +0.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £31.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
785 841 1088
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 88.70% 90.82% 88.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 363 388
Average daily rate £375 £385 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +6.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 39 36
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.68% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £31.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Design Engineer
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Design Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Design Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Design Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Design Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Design Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Design Engineer across the Reading region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Design Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Design Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Design Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (62.50%) Cisco
2 13 (54.17%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (54.17%) Firewall
3 12 (50.00%) CCIE
3 12 (50.00%) Juniper
4 11 (45.83%) VoIP
5 10 (41.67%) VPN
5 10 (41.67%) CheckPoint
5 10 (41.67%) Telecoms
5 10 (41.67%) OSPF
6 9 (37.50%) MPLS
6 9 (37.50%) IPsec
6 9 (37.50%) CCNP
6 9 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (37.50%) Cisco PIX
7 8 (33.33%) Network Management
7 8 (33.33%) F5
7 8 (33.33%) SNMP
8 7 (29.17%) Check Point Certification
8 7 (29.17%) CISSP
8 7 (29.17%) Apache
8 7 (29.17%) BIG-IP
8 7 (29.17%) BGP
8 7 (29.17%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (29.17%) FortiGate
9 6 (25.00%) FWSM
9 6 (25.00%) Network Design
9 6 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (20.83%) DNS
10 5 (20.83%) CCDP

Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 7 (29.17%) Apache
2 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (54.17%) Firewall
2 11 (45.83%) VoIP
3 10 (41.67%) VPN
3 10 (41.67%) OSPF
4 9 (37.50%) MPLS
4 9 (37.50%) IPsec
4 9 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (37.50%) Cisco PIX
5 8 (33.33%) SNMP
6 7 (29.17%) BIG-IP
6 7 (29.17%) BGP
6 7 (29.17%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (25.00%) FWSM
8 5 (20.83%) DNS
8 5 (20.83%) LTE
9 3 (12.50%) 3G
9 3 (12.50%) UMTS
9 3 (12.50%) Network Security
10 2 (8.33%) RIP
10 2 (8.33%) GSM
General
1 10 (41.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.50%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) SecurID
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Network Management
2 6 (25.00%) Network Design
2 6 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (12.50%) Demand Forecasting
4 2 (8.33%) Capacity Management
4 2 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (8.33%) Network Architecture
4 2 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (4.17%) Validation
5 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.17%) Regression Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL
5 1 (4.17%) eTOM
5 1 (4.17%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (54.17%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (50.00%) CCIE
3 9 (37.50%) CCNP
4 7 (29.17%) Check Point Certification
4 7 (29.17%) CISSP
5 5 (20.83%) CCDP
5 5 (20.83%) CCSP
6 2 (8.33%) Degree
6 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
7 1 (4.17%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) PCI DSS
2 2 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) FortiGate
2 2 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) Cisco
2 12 (50.00%) Juniper
3 10 (41.67%) CheckPoint
4 8 (33.33%) F5
5 4 (16.67%) Ericsson
5 4 (16.67%) Nokia
6 3 (12.50%) Redback
6 3 (12.50%) Blue Coat
6 3 (12.50%) Radware
6 3 (12.50%) IBM
6 3 (12.50%) Huawei
7 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
8 1 (4.17%) Siemens
8 1 (4.17%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (4.17%) Tufin
8 1 (4.17%) AlgoSec
8 1 (4.17%) Fortinet