The table below looks at the statistics for the Design Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Design Engineer
Rank 169 158 132
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 93 84 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.93% 0.90% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 0.98% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 20 21
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£350 £353 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.70% +11.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £263 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 10
Average hourly rate £43.75 £31.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% +21.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+17.85% +18.64%
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
9125 8569 7745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.48% 91.87% 92.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5036 4744 3880
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 437 448 606
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £11.63 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Design Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Design Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Design Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Design Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Design Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Design Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Design Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Design Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Design Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Design Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +8 51 £350 -8.19% 6
Hampshire -9 17 £433 +13.81% 9
Surrey -1 15 £260 -5.45% 3
Buckinghamshire -1 4 £300 - 5
Middlesex +9 2 £318 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £348 - 1
Home Counties - 1 - -
Design Engineer
England

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 115 (62.50%) Telecoms
2 69 (37.50%) Cisco
3 53 (28.80%) OSPF
4 52 (28.26%) CheckPoint
5 50 (27.17%) Degree
6 49 (26.63%) Network Design
6 49 (26.63%) Firewall
7 38 (20.65%) Microsoft
8 34 (18.48%) Cisco Certification
9 32 (17.39%) VPN
10 28 (15.22%) Security Cleared
11 27 (14.67%) VoIP
12 26 (14.13%) RIP
13 24 (13.04%) SC Cleared
13 24 (13.04%) CISSP
13 24 (13.04%) MS Excel
13 24 (13.04%) Risk Assessment
14 23 (12.50%) BGP
15 22 (11.96%) Network Security
16 21 (11.41%) Radio Access Network
16 21 (11.41%) Juniper
17 19 (10.33%) 3G
18 18 (9.78%) MPLS
18 18 (9.78%) IPsec
18 18 (9.78%) CCIE
18 18 (9.78%) Linux
18 18 (9.78%) Cisco ASA
19 17 (9.24%) 4G
19 17 (9.24%) F5
19 17 (9.24%) Fortinet

Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 8 (4.35%) Lync
2 3 (1.63%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.54%) JBoss
Applications
1 24 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 17 (9.24%) MS Office
3 16 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (7.61%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.54%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.54%) MS Project
5 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.54%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 53 (28.80%) OSPF
2 49 (26.63%) Firewall
3 32 (17.39%) VPN
4 27 (14.67%) VoIP
5 26 (14.13%) RIP
6 23 (12.50%) BGP
7 22 (11.96%) Network Security
8 21 (11.41%) Radio Access Network
9 19 (10.33%) 3G
10 18 (9.78%) MPLS
10 18 (9.78%) Cisco ASA
10 18 (9.78%) IPsec
11 17 (9.24%) 4G
12 15 (8.15%) LTE
12 15 (8.15%) Wireless
13 14 (7.61%) Internet
14 13 (7.07%) LAN
14 13 (7.07%) VLAN
15 11 (5.98%) SSL
16 9 (4.89%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.63%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.54%) Selenium
2 1 (0.54%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.54%) SpecFlow
2 1 (0.54%) Maven
General
1 115 (62.50%) Telecoms
2 6 (3.26%) Electronics
3 5 (2.72%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.17%) Publishing
4 4 (2.17%) Finance
5 3 (1.63%) Multimedia
5 3 (1.63%) Billing
5 3 (1.63%) Legal
6 2 (1.09%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.54%) Marketing
7 1 (0.54%) German Language
7 1 (0.54%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.54%) HTML
1 1 (0.54%) .NET
1 1 (0.54%) CSS
1 1 (0.54%) JSON
1 1 (0.54%) RESTful
1 1 (0.54%) HTML5
1 1 (0.54%) Laravel
1 1 (0.54%) Backbone.js
1 1 (0.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.52%) SecurID
2 9 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.72%) IVR
4 4 (2.17%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (2.17%) Replication
4 4 (2.17%) PKI
5 3 (1.63%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.09%) Clustering
6 2 (1.09%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.54%) Raspberry Pi
7 1 (0.54%) BeagleBone
7 1 (0.54%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.54%) IPTV
7 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.54%) CMDB
7 1 (0.54%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.78%) Linux
2 8 (4.35%) Windows
3 4 (2.17%) Fedora
4 3 (1.63%) AIX
5 1 (0.54%) UNIX
5 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.54%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (26.63%) Network Design
2 24 (13.04%) Risk Assessment
3 13 (7.07%) ITIL
3 13 (7.07%) Demand Forecasting
4 12 (6.52%) eTOM
5 11 (5.98%) Validation
6 10 (5.43%) Migration
6 10 (5.43%) Performance Monitoring
7 9 (4.89%) Network Planning
7 9 (4.89%) Load Balancing
8 7 (3.80%) Network Management
9 6 (3.26%) Reverse Engineering
9 6 (3.26%) Configuration Management
10 5 (2.72%) Benchmarking
10 5 (2.72%) Change Management
10 5 (2.72%) Requirements Analysis
10 5 (2.72%) Software Engineering
10 5 (2.72%) Technical Analysis
11 4 (2.17%) Test Strategy
11 4 (2.17%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.26%) SQL
2 2 (1.09%) VBA
2 2 (1.09%) Korn
2 2 (1.09%) C
2 2 (1.09%) C++
3 1 (0.54%) Java
3 1 (0.54%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.54%) PHP
3 1 (0.54%) C#
Qualifications
1 50 (27.17%) Degree
2 34 (18.48%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (15.22%) Security Cleared
4 24 (13.04%) SC Cleared
4 24 (13.04%) CISSP
5 18 (9.78%) CCIE
6 17 (9.24%) CCNP
7 7 (3.80%) CCDP
7 7 (3.80%) HND
8 5 (2.72%) CCSP
8 5 (2.72%) Check Point Certification
9 3 (1.63%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.63%) CCNA
10 2 (1.09%) CCIP
10 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.54%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.70%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.17%) Hyper-V
2 4 (2.17%) vSphere
3 2 (1.09%) PowerHA
3 2 (1.09%) Firmware
4 1 (0.54%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.54%) GPFS
4 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (3.26%) NSN NetAct
2 5 (2.72%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (1.63%) FortiGate
3 3 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.09%) Puppet
5 1 (0.54%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 69 (37.50%) Cisco
2 52 (28.26%) CheckPoint
3 38 (20.65%) Microsoft
4 21 (11.41%) Juniper
5 17 (9.24%) Fortinet
5 17 (9.24%) F5
6 15 (8.15%) Tufin
6 15 (8.15%) TOWER Software
7 14 (7.61%) Nokia
7 14 (7.61%) SAP
8 12 (6.52%) Ericsson
9 11 (5.98%) AlgoSec
10 8 (4.35%) Actix
10 8 (4.35%) VMware
10 8 (4.35%) CA
11 7 (3.80%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 7 (3.80%) Huawei
12 5 (2.72%) Redback
12 5 (2.72%) Radware
12 5 (2.72%) Citrix
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