The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Design Engineer
Rank 58 66 17
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -49
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 10 17 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.15% 1.67% 8.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.83% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 14
Average daily rate
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£488 £388 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% +31.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £30.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
788 930 1205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.68% 91.45% 87.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 449 378
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 34 28
Average hourly rate £17.07 £13.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.83% -33.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.09 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £50.00 £22.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
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 19 September 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 16 (57.14%) Cisco
2 14 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (50.00%) Firewall
2 14 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 13 (46.43%) Juniper
3 13 (46.43%) CCIE
4 11 (39.29%) CheckPoint
4 11 (39.29%) VoIP
4 11 (39.29%) VPN
4 11 (39.29%) OSPF
5 9 (32.14%) MPLS
5 9 (32.14%) IPsec
5 9 (32.14%) CCNP
5 9 (32.14%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (32.14%) Cisco PIX
6 8 (28.57%) F5
6 8 (28.57%) Network Management
6 8 (28.57%) SNMP
7 7 (25.00%) Check Point Certification
7 7 (25.00%) Apache
7 7 (25.00%) BIG-IP
7 7 (25.00%) CISSP
7 7 (25.00%) BGP
7 7 (25.00%) LTE
7 7 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (25.00%) FortiGate
8 6 (21.43%) FWSM
8 6 (21.43%) Network Design
8 6 (21.43%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (17.86%) 3G

Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (50.00%) Firewall
2 11 (39.29%) VoIP
2 11 (39.29%) VPN
2 11 (39.29%) OSPF
3 9 (32.14%) MPLS
3 9 (32.14%) IPsec
3 9 (32.14%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (32.14%) Cisco PIX
4 8 (28.57%) SNMP
5 7 (25.00%) BIG-IP
5 7 (25.00%) BGP
5 7 (25.00%) LTE
5 7 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (21.43%) FWSM
7 5 (17.86%) 3G
7 5 (17.86%) DNS
8 3 (10.71%) Internet
8 3 (10.71%) UMTS
8 3 (10.71%) RIP
8 3 (10.71%) Network Security
General
1 14 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.71%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Clustering
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) SecurID
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Network Management
2 6 (21.43%) Network Design
2 6 (21.43%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (17.86%) Mentoring
4 3 (10.71%) Validation
4 3 (10.71%) Demand Forecasting
5 2 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (7.14%) Network Architecture
5 2 (7.14%) Capacity Management
5 2 (7.14%) Network Planning
5 2 (7.14%) Project Management
6 1 (3.57%) ITIL
6 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.57%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.57%) eTOM
6 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.57%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (46.43%) CCIE
3 9 (32.14%) CCNP
4 7 (25.00%) Check Point Certification
4 7 (25.00%) CISSP
5 5 (17.86%) CCDP
5 5 (17.86%) CCSP
6 2 (7.14%) Degree
6 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.57%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) PCI DSS
2 2 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) FortiGate
2 2 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) Cisco
2 13 (46.43%) Juniper
3 11 (39.29%) CheckPoint
4 8 (28.57%) F5
5 4 (14.29%) Ericsson
5 4 (14.29%) Nokia
6 3 (10.71%) IBM
6 3 (10.71%) Radware
6 3 (10.71%) Redback
6 3 (10.71%) Blue Coat
6 3 (10.71%) Huawei
7 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.57%) Siemens
8 1 (3.57%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (3.57%) Tufin
8 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
8 1 (3.57%) AlgoSec