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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Design Engineer
Rank 158 183 113
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -70
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 110 55 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.12% 0.62% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 0.68% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 12 19
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£375 £370 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £296 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £450 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 17
Average hourly rate £42.50 £22.50 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.88% -34.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £15.30 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £29.70 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -2.77%
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
8976 8090 6997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.58% 91.36% 91.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4813 4261 3314
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 467 595
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -4.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 February 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
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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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 +28 71 £384 -1.60% 6
Hampshire -7 17 £438 +10.06% 5
Surrey +11 13 £258 -6.36% 3
Buckinghamshire -3 4 £300 - 3
Oxfordshire - 2 £383 - 8
Middlesex +4 1 £340 -
West Sussex - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - - 2
Design Engineer
England

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (63.89%) Telecoms
2 70 (38.89%) Cisco
3 58 (32.22%) CheckPoint
4 55 (30.56%) OSPF
4 55 (30.56%) Firewall
5 46 (25.56%) Degree
6 44 (24.44%) Network Design
7 36 (20.00%) VPN
8 33 (18.33%) Cisco Certification
9 30 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 27 (15.00%) BGP
10 27 (15.00%) RIP
11 24 (13.33%) VoIP
11 24 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
11 24 (13.33%) Security Cleared
12 23 (12.78%) LTE
12 23 (12.78%) 3G
12 23 (12.78%) CISSP
13 22 (12.22%) Nokia
13 22 (12.22%) IPsec
13 22 (12.22%) Network Security
14 21 (11.67%) SC Cleared
14 21 (11.67%) Cisco ASA
15 20 (11.11%) 4G
15 20 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
15 20 (11.11%) Juniper
16 19 (10.56%) MPLS
17 18 (10.00%) Internet
17 18 (10.00%) MS Excel
18 17 (9.44%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 7 (3.89%) Lync
2 2 (1.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.56%) Documentum
3 1 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 18 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.56%) MS Office
3 9 (5.00%) AutoCAD
3 9 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.56%) CATIA
4 1 (0.56%) MS Project
4 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.56%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 55 (30.56%) OSPF
1 55 (30.56%) Firewall
2 36 (20.00%) VPN
3 27 (15.00%) RIP
3 27 (15.00%) BGP
4 24 (13.33%) VoIP
5 23 (12.78%) 3G
5 23 (12.78%) LTE
6 22 (12.22%) Network Security
6 22 (12.22%) IPsec
7 21 (11.67%) Cisco ASA
8 20 (11.11%) 4G
8 20 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
9 19 (10.56%) MPLS
10 18 (10.00%) Internet
11 14 (7.78%) DNS
11 14 (7.78%) VLAN
12 13 (7.22%) Wireless
13 12 (6.67%) LAN
14 11 (6.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.11%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.56%) Selenium
2 1 (0.56%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 115 (63.89%) Telecoms
2 8 (4.44%) Finance
3 3 (1.67%) Electronics
3 3 (1.67%) Legal
3 3 (1.67%) Publishing
3 3 (1.67%) Multimedia
3 3 (1.67%) Billing
3 3 (1.67%) Marketing
4 2 (1.11%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.11%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.56%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.56%) HTML
1 1 (0.56%) .NET
1 1 (0.56%) CSS
1 1 (0.56%) JSON
1 1 (0.56%) RESTful
1 1 (0.56%) HTML5
1 1 (0.56%) Laravel
1 1 (0.56%) Backbone.js
1 1 (0.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.67%) SecurID
2 9 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.22%) IVR
3 4 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.67%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (1.67%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (1.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (1.67%) PKI
4 3 (1.67%) Replication
5 2 (1.11%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.56%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.56%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.56%) Clustering
6 1 (0.56%) IPTV
6 1 (0.56%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.44%) Linux
2 7 (3.89%) Windows
3 4 (2.22%) Fedora
4 2 (1.11%) AIX
5 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (24.44%) Network Design
2 24 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
3 17 (9.44%) Validation
4 16 (8.89%) ITIL
5 13 (7.22%) Load Balancing
5 13 (7.22%) Demand Forecasting
6 12 (6.67%) eTOM
7 11 (6.11%) Network Management
8 10 (5.56%) Capacity Management
9 9 (5.00%) Project Management
10 7 (3.89%) Migration
10 7 (3.89%) Network Planning
10 7 (3.89%) Performance Monitoring
11 6 (3.33%) Configuration Management
11 6 (3.33%) Software Engineering
11 6 (3.33%) Reverse Engineering
11 6 (3.33%) Network Architecture
12 5 (2.78%) Requirements Analysis
12 5 (2.78%) Logistics
12 5 (2.78%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.78%) SQL
2 2 (1.11%) VBA
3 1 (0.56%) Korn
3 1 (0.56%) C
3 1 (0.56%) C#
3 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 46 (25.56%) Degree
2 33 (18.33%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 23 (12.78%) CISSP
5 21 (11.67%) SC Cleared
6 17 (9.44%) CCIE
6 17 (9.44%) CCNP
7 7 (3.89%) CCDP
7 7 (3.89%) HND
8 6 (3.33%) VCP4
9 5 (2.78%) Check Point Certification
9 5 (2.78%) CCSP
10 3 (1.67%) CCNA
11 2 (1.11%) CCIP
11 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.11%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.56%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.33%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.78%) QA
3 4 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (3.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.67%) Firmware
2 3 (1.67%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.67%) vSphere
3 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.56%) PowerHA
3 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (3.33%) NSN NetAct
2 4 (2.22%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.11%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.11%) Puppet
4 1 (0.56%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 70 (38.89%) Cisco
2 58 (32.22%) CheckPoint
3 30 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 22 (12.22%) Nokia
5 20 (11.11%) Juniper
6 16 (8.89%) Fortinet
6 16 (8.89%) F5
7 15 (8.33%) Tufin
8 13 (7.22%) Ericsson
9 11 (6.11%) AlgoSec
10 8 (4.44%) Radware
10 8 (4.44%) CA
10 8 (4.44%) SAP
10 8 (4.44%) TOWER Software
10 8 (4.44%) Redback
11 7 (3.89%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 7 (3.89%) Actix
12 6 (3.33%) VMware
13 5 (2.78%) Citrix
14 4 (2.22%) Red Hat
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