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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Design Engineer
Rank 158 176 86
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -90
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 93 62 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.00% 0.71% 1.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 0.77% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 23
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £274 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 11
Average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -16.66%
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
8541 8077 9134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.54% 92.76% 91.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4717 4319 4217
Average daily rate £360 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 445 496 613
Average hourly rate £16.15 £16.20 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.30% -7.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
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 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 30 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Design Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Design Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 September 2014. 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 +29 61 £469 +17.18% 5
Surrey +5 17 £300 +9.09% 4
Hampshire -12 7 £423 -0.58% 5
Buckinghamshire +2 4 - - 4
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
West Sussex - - - - 1
Design Engineer
England

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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.

1 121 (62.37%) Telecoms
2 83 (42.78%) Cisco
3 76 (39.18%) Firewall
4 59 (30.41%) Cisco Certification
5 58 (29.90%) CheckPoint
6 56 (28.87%) OSPF
7 52 (26.80%) CCIE
8 49 (25.26%) Network Design
9 41 (21.13%) LTE
10 40 (20.62%) Juniper
11 37 (19.07%) VPN
12 36 (18.56%) 3G
12 36 (18.56%) MPLS
13 34 (17.53%) BGP
14 30 (15.46%) Nokia
15 26 (13.40%) Ethernet
16 25 (12.89%) IPsec
17 24 (12.37%) VoIP
17 24 (12.37%) Cisco ASA
18 23 (11.86%) Security Cleared
18 23 (11.86%) Ericsson
19 22 (11.34%) DNS
19 22 (11.34%) Network Management
20 21 (10.82%) Cisco PIX
20 21 (10.82%) SNMP
20 21 (10.82%) CCNP
21 19 (9.79%) C
21 19 (9.79%) Degree
21 19 (9.79%) Huawei
22 18 (9.28%) 4G

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 7 (3.61%) Apache
2 3 (1.55%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (1.03%) Lync
4 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.52%) Documentum
4 1 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.52%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (4.12%) MS Office
1 8 (4.12%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.61%) AutoCAD
3 5 (2.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.52%) Simulink
4 1 (0.52%) CATIA
Communications & Networking
1 76 (39.18%) Firewall
2 56 (28.87%) OSPF
3 41 (21.13%) LTE
4 37 (19.07%) VPN
5 36 (18.56%) 3G
5 36 (18.56%) MPLS
6 34 (17.53%) BGP
7 26 (13.40%) Ethernet
8 25 (12.89%) IPsec
9 24 (12.37%) Cisco ASA
9 24 (12.37%) VoIP
10 22 (11.34%) DNS
11 21 (10.82%) SNMP
11 21 (10.82%) Cisco PIX
12 18 (9.28%) 4G
13 15 (7.73%) Radio Access Network
14 14 (7.22%) FWSM
14 14 (7.22%) ATM
15 13 (6.70%) SDH
15 13 (6.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.52%) MS Access
1 1 (0.52%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 4 (2.06%) NetBeans
1 4 (2.06%) Subversion
2 2 (1.03%) Rational DOORS
General
1 121 (62.37%) Telecoms
2 6 (3.09%) Military
3 3 (1.55%) Marketing
3 3 (1.55%) Finance
3 3 (1.55%) Legal
4 2 (1.03%) Electronics
4 2 (1.03%) Billing
5 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.06%) Swing
1 4 (2.06%) JNI
1 4 (2.06%) Java SE
2 2 (1.03%) CSS
3 1 (0.52%) JSP
3 1 (0.52%) XML
3 1 (0.52%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.09%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.58%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.06%) Algorithms
4 3 (1.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (1.55%) Clustering
5 2 (1.03%) ASIC
6 1 (0.52%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.52%) GIS
6 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.52%) VHDL
6 1 (0.52%) Verilog
6 1 (0.52%) SecurID
6 1 (0.52%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.61%) UNIX
2 6 (3.09%) Linux
3 5 (2.58%) Windows
4 4 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (25.26%) Network Design
2 22 (11.34%) Network Management
3 16 (8.25%) Network Architecture
4 15 (7.73%) Load Balancing
5 14 (7.22%) Project Management
5 14 (7.22%) Validation
6 12 (6.19%) Network Planning
6 12 (6.19%) Capacity Management
7 9 (4.64%) Risk Assessment
8 8 (4.12%) ITIL
9 7 (3.61%) Integration Testing
10 6 (3.09%) Change Control
10 6 (3.09%) Mentoring
11 5 (2.58%) Kalman Filter
11 5 (2.58%) PRINCE2
12 4 (2.06%) OO
12 4 (2.06%) OOD
12 4 (2.06%) Service Delivery
12 4 (2.06%) Capacity Planning
12 4 (2.06%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 19 (9.79%) C
2 11 (5.67%) PowerShell
3 10 (5.15%) VBScript
4 4 (2.06%) C++
4 4 (2.06%) Java
5 3 (1.55%) Perl
5 3 (1.55%) PHP
6 2 (1.03%) SQL
7 1 (0.52%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 59 (30.41%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (26.80%) CCIE
3 23 (11.86%) Security Cleared
4 21 (10.82%) CCNP
5 19 (9.79%) Degree
6 16 (8.25%) CISSP
6 16 (8.25%) CCSP
7 12 (6.19%) SC Cleared
8 11 (5.67%) Check Point Certification
9 9 (4.64%) CCDP
10 8 (4.12%) DV Cleared
11 4 (2.06%) HND
11 4 (2.06%) CCNA
12 3 (1.55%) Chartered Engineer
13 2 (1.03%) CCDE
13 2 (1.03%) CCA
13 2 (1.03%) CCIP
14 1 (0.52%) HNC
14 1 (0.52%) CCSA
14 1 (0.52%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.67%) SLA
2 10 (5.15%) PCI DSS
3 6 (3.09%) QA
4 2 (1.03%) DO-254
System Software
1 6 (3.09%) Forefront TMG
2 3 (1.55%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.03%) Firmware
4 1 (0.52%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.52%) vSphere
4 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (3.61%) FortiGate
2 6 (3.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 83 (42.78%) Cisco
2 58 (29.90%) CheckPoint
3 40 (20.62%) Juniper
4 30 (15.46%) Nokia
5 23 (11.86%) Ericsson
6 19 (9.79%) Huawei
7 17 (8.76%) Microsoft
8 14 (7.22%) Redback
9 12 (6.19%) Radware
10 11 (5.67%) NEC
11 9 (4.64%) F5
12 8 (4.12%) BT
13 6 (3.09%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 6 (3.09%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 6 (3.09%) Clearswift
14 5 (2.58%) Ciena
14 5 (2.58%) TOWER Software
14 5 (2.58%) SAP
14 5 (2.58%) Nortel
15 4 (2.06%) Blue Coat
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