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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Design Engineer
Rank 55 60 21
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 12 17 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.35% 1.75% 5.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 1.91% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 7
Average daily rate
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£456 £331 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.73% +10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £274 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £425 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £316
% change year-on-year
- +10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £31.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +2.89%
Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
793 891 1074
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 89.10% 91.57% 89.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 387 383
Average daily rate £375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 43 42
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.00 £16.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.68% -1.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.52 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.95 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
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 23 July 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 23 July 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 14 (63.64%) Cisco
2 12 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (54.55%) Firewall
3 11 (50.00%) CCIE
3 11 (50.00%) Juniper
3 11 (50.00%) VoIP
4 9 (40.91%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (40.91%) Cisco PIX
4 9 (40.91%) VPN
4 9 (40.91%) CheckPoint
4 9 (40.91%) MPLS
4 9 (40.91%) OSPF
4 9 (40.91%) CCNP
4 9 (40.91%) IPsec
4 9 (40.91%) Telecoms
5 8 (36.36%) SNMP
5 8 (36.36%) Network Management
5 8 (36.36%) F5
6 7 (31.82%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (31.82%) FortiGate
6 7 (31.82%) Apache
6 7 (31.82%) Check Point Certification
6 7 (31.82%) CISSP
6 7 (31.82%) BGP
6 7 (31.82%) BIG-IP
7 6 (27.27%) Network Design
7 6 (27.27%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (27.27%) FWSM
8 5 (22.73%) PCI DSS
8 5 (22.73%) CCDP

Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (31.82%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (54.55%) Firewall
2 11 (50.00%) VoIP
3 9 (40.91%) VPN
3 9 (40.91%) MPLS
3 9 (40.91%) OSPF
3 9 (40.91%) IPsec
3 9 (40.91%) Cisco PIX
3 9 (40.91%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (36.36%) SNMP
5 7 (31.82%) BGP
5 7 (31.82%) BIG-IP
5 7 (31.82%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (27.27%) FWSM
7 5 (22.73%) DNS
8 4 (18.18%) LTE
9 3 (13.64%) Network Security
9 3 (13.64%) 3G
10 2 (9.09%) UMTS
11 1 (4.55%) Internet
11 1 (4.55%) RTP
General
1 9 (40.91%) Telecoms
2 3 (13.64%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) SecurID
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Network Management
2 6 (27.27%) Risk Assessment
2 6 (27.27%) Network Design
3 3 (13.64%) Demand Forecasting
4 2 (9.09%) Network Architecture
4 2 (9.09%) Capacity Management
4 2 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.55%) eTOM
5 1 (4.55%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL
5 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.55%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) Regression Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (50.00%) CCIE
3 9 (40.91%) CCNP
4 7 (31.82%) Check Point Certification
4 7 (31.82%) CISSP
5 5 (22.73%) CCDP
5 5 (22.73%) CCSP
6 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
6 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
7 1 (4.55%) CCNA
7 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) FortiGate
2 2 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) Cisco
2 11 (50.00%) Juniper
3 9 (40.91%) CheckPoint
4 8 (36.36%) F5
5 3 (13.64%) Radware
5 3 (13.64%) Redback
5 3 (13.64%) Blue Coat
5 3 (13.64%) Ericsson
5 3 (13.64%) Nokia
5 3 (13.64%) IBM
6 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 2 (9.09%) Huawei
7 1 (4.55%) Fortinet
7 1 (4.55%) Tufin
7 1 (4.55%) AlgoSec
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