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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Design Engineer
Rank 68 37 12
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 10 32 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.94% 4.19% 8.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 4.56% 9.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 13
Average daily rate £413 £300 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% +19.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.31% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £32.25 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+6.97% +0.78%
Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
954 702 982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 89.24% 91.88% 90.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 298 350
Average daily rate £350 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 51 46
Average hourly rate £15.25 £18.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.56% +19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.87 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Design Engineer
Berkshire

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 17 April 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 8 (50.00%) Cisco
2 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (37.50%) MPLS
3 6 (37.50%) CCNP
3 6 (37.50%) CCIE
3 6 (37.50%) VoIP
3 6 (37.50%) Telecoms
3 6 (37.50%) LTE
4 5 (31.25%) Radio Access Network
4 5 (31.25%) IPsec
4 5 (31.25%) Network Design
4 5 (31.25%) VPN
4 5 (31.25%) DNS
5 4 (25.00%) SNMP
5 4 (25.00%) Apache
5 4 (25.00%) CCSP
5 4 (25.00%) CISSP
5 4 (25.00%) CCDP
5 4 (25.00%) OSPF
5 4 (25.00%) BGP
5 4 (25.00%) Check Point Certification
5 4 (25.00%) Juniper
5 4 (25.00%) Ericsson
5 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (25.00%) BIG-IP
5 4 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
5 4 (25.00%) PCI DSS
5 4 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (25.00%) Firewall
5 4 (25.00%) 3G

Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (25.00%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) VoIP
1 6 (37.50%) MPLS
1 6 (37.50%) LTE
2 5 (31.25%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (31.25%) IPsec
2 5 (31.25%) VPN
2 5 (31.25%) DNS
3 4 (25.00%) 3G
3 4 (25.00%) OSPF
3 4 (25.00%) BGP
3 4 (25.00%) SNMP
3 4 (25.00%) Firewall
3 4 (25.00%) BIG-IP
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (25.00%) FWSM
4 2 (12.50%) 4G
4 2 (12.50%) 3GPP
4 2 (12.50%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MS Access
General
1 6 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Network Design
2 4 (25.00%) Network Management
2 4 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (12.50%) Resource Management
3 2 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Validation
4 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
4 1 (6.25%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (37.50%) CCIE
2 6 (37.50%) CCNP
3 4 (25.00%) CCDP
3 4 (25.00%) CISSP
3 4 (25.00%) CCSP
3 4 (25.00%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) FortiGate
2 2 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (25.00%) Juniper
2 4 (25.00%) Ericsson
2 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (25.00%) F5
3 3 (18.75%) Huawei
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix
5 1 (6.25%) VMware