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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Design Engineer
Rank 189 203 100
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -103
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 74 41 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.75% 0.48% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.52% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 31
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£395 £390 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.28% +14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 12
Average hourly rate £42.50 £31.25 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -13.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.05%
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
9027 7888 7714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.29% 91.97% 92.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5009 4185 3713
Average daily rate £375 £355 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £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 467 448 670
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 22 December 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
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 22 December 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 +34 57 £400 - 7
Hampshire -13 6 £425 +30.76% 3
Surrey -3 5 £293 +11.42% 1
Oxfordshire -19 2 £390 - 6
Middlesex - 2 £340 -
Buckinghamshire -11 1 - - 1
Kent - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Design Engineer
England

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 107 (64.85%) Telecoms
2 76 (46.06%) Cisco
3 72 (43.64%) Firewall
4 67 (40.61%) CheckPoint
5 63 (38.18%) OSPF
6 46 (27.88%) Cisco Certification
7 40 (24.24%) VPN
7 40 (24.24%) Network Design
8 34 (20.61%) CCIE
9 33 (20.00%) BGP
10 29 (17.58%) Juniper
11 26 (15.76%) LTE
12 25 (15.15%) RIP
13 23 (13.94%) MPLS
14 22 (13.33%) Degree
14 22 (13.33%) Security Cleared
15 21 (12.73%) 3G
15 21 (12.73%) IPsec
16 20 (12.12%) CISSP
17 19 (11.52%) DNS
17 19 (11.52%) Microsoft
17 19 (11.52%) Internet
17 19 (11.52%) Cisco ASA
18 18 (10.91%) Validation
18 18 (10.91%) Network Security
19 17 (10.30%) Nokia
19 17 (10.30%) Risk Assessment
19 17 (10.30%) SC Cleared
19 17 (10.30%) 4G
20 16 (9.70%) CCNP

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 1 (0.61%) IIS
1 1 (0.61%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.61%) Documentum
1 1 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (4.24%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.42%) AutoCAD
2 4 (2.42%) MS Office
3 3 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.61%) CATIA
Communications & Networking
1 72 (43.64%) Firewall
2 63 (38.18%) OSPF
3 40 (24.24%) VPN
4 33 (20.00%) BGP
5 26 (15.76%) LTE
6 25 (15.15%) RIP
7 23 (13.94%) MPLS
8 21 (12.73%) 3G
8 21 (12.73%) IPsec
9 19 (11.52%) Cisco ASA
9 19 (11.52%) Internet
9 19 (11.52%) DNS
10 18 (10.91%) Network Security
11 17 (10.30%) 4G
12 13 (7.88%) VLAN
13 11 (6.67%) SNMP
13 11 (6.67%) VoIP
13 11 (6.67%) Ethernet
14 10 (6.06%) Cisco PIX
15 9 (5.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (2.42%) NetBeans
1 4 (2.42%) Subversion
2 1 (0.61%) StarTeam
General
1 107 (64.85%) Telecoms
2 8 (4.85%) Finance
3 3 (1.82%) Legal
3 3 (1.82%) Publishing
3 3 (1.82%) Military
3 3 (1.82%) Marketing
4 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.61%) Electronics
4 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.42%) Swing
1 4 (2.42%) JNI
1 4 (2.42%) Java SE
2 2 (1.21%) CSS
3 1 (0.61%) XML
3 1 (0.61%) HTML
3 1 (0.61%) JSON
3 1 (0.61%) RESTful
3 1 (0.61%) HTML5
3 1 (0.61%) Laravel
3 1 (0.61%) Backbone.js
3 1 (0.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.85%) SecurID
2 7 (4.24%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.42%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.82%) PKI
5 3 (1.82%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.21%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.61%) CMDB
7 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.61%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.61%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.61%) Replication
7 1 (0.61%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.09%) Linux
2 5 (3.03%) Windows
3 4 (2.42%) UNIX
4 2 (1.21%) AIX
5 1 (0.61%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.61%) Fedora
5 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (24.24%) Network Design
2 18 (10.91%) Validation
3 17 (10.30%) Risk Assessment
4 14 (8.48%) ITIL
4 14 (8.48%) Load Balancing
4 14 (8.48%) Network Architecture
4 14 (8.48%) Capacity Management
5 13 (7.88%) Network Management
6 10 (6.06%) eTOM
7 9 (5.45%) Project Management
7 9 (5.45%) Demand Forecasting
8 6 (3.64%) Software Engineering
8 6 (3.64%) Change Control
9 5 (3.03%) Reverse Engineering
9 5 (3.03%) Configuration Management
9 5 (3.03%) PRINCE2
9 5 (3.03%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (2.42%) OO
10 4 (2.42%) OOD
10 4 (2.42%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.27%) C
2 4 (2.42%) C++
2 4 (2.42%) Java
3 3 (1.82%) VBScript
3 3 (1.82%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.61%) Korn
4 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.61%) PHP
4 1 (0.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (27.88%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (20.61%) CCIE
3 22 (13.33%) Degree
3 22 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 20 (12.12%) CISSP
5 17 (10.30%) SC Cleared
6 16 (9.70%) CCNP
7 7 (4.24%) CCSP
8 5 (3.03%) CCDP
9 4 (2.42%) Check Point Certification
10 3 (1.82%) Chartered Engineer
11 2 (1.21%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.21%) CCIP
11 2 (1.21%) CCNA
12 1 (0.61%) HNC
12 1 (0.61%) HND
12 1 (0.61%) CCSA
12 1 (0.61%) CCSE
12 1 (0.61%) JNCIP
12 1 (0.61%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.27%) PCI DSS
2 7 (4.24%) SLA
2 7 (4.24%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.82%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.82%) Firmware
1 3 (1.82%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.61%) PowerHA
2 1 (0.61%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (0.61%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.61%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 76 (46.06%) Cisco
2 67 (40.61%) CheckPoint
3 29 (17.58%) Juniper
4 19 (11.52%) Microsoft
5 17 (10.30%) Nokia
6 12 (7.27%) Tufin
7 10 (6.06%) Fortinet
7 10 (6.06%) F5
7 10 (6.06%) Redback
8 9 (5.45%) Ericsson
8 9 (5.45%) Radware
9 8 (4.85%) AlgoSec
10 6 (3.64%) Huawei
11 5 (3.03%) Citrix
12 4 (2.42%) CA
12 4 (2.42%) Infoblox
12 4 (2.42%) SolarWinds
12 4 (2.42%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 3 (1.82%) VMware
13 3 (1.82%) Blue Coat
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