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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Design Engineer
Rank 206 172 147
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 45 76 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.50% 0.85% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.92% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 20
Average daily rate
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£336 £340 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.10% -2.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £445 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
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
8314 8244 7570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.89% 91.80% 92.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4710 4537 3853
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 424 589
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.22 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -13 24 £300 -21.31% 14
Hampshire -6 10 £458 +34.55% 1
Surrey +3 5 £280 +3.70% 8
Home Counties - 2 - -
Middlesex - 2 £296 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £361 - 6
Design Engineer
England

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 96 (61.15%) Telecoms
2 53 (33.76%) Cisco
3 46 (29.30%) Network Design
4 40 (25.48%) Degree
5 37 (23.57%) CheckPoint
6 34 (21.66%) OSPF
6 34 (21.66%) Firewall
7 30 (19.11%) Microsoft
8 27 (17.20%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (17.20%) VoIP
9 21 (13.38%) VPN
10 19 (12.10%) MS Excel
10 19 (12.10%) BGP
10 19 (12.10%) Security Cleared
11 18 (11.46%) Radio Access Network
12 17 (10.83%) Cisco ASA
12 17 (10.83%) Juniper
13 16 (10.19%) MPLS
14 15 (9.55%) 3G
14 15 (9.55%) CCIE
14 15 (9.55%) SC Cleared
15 14 (8.92%) RIP
15 14 (8.92%) Nokia
15 14 (8.92%) CISSP
15 14 (8.92%) MS Office
15 14 (8.92%) TOWER Software
16 13 (8.28%) Risk Assessment
16 13 (8.28%) Wireless
16 13 (8.28%) MS PowerPoint
16 13 (8.28%) 4G

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (5.10%) Lync
2 3 (1.91%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.64%) JBoss
Applications
1 19 (12.10%) MS Excel
2 14 (8.92%) MS Office
3 13 (8.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (7.01%) AutoCAD
5 2 (1.27%) CATIA
6 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.64%) MS Project
6 1 (0.64%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.64%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 34 (21.66%) OSPF
1 34 (21.66%) Firewall
2 27 (17.20%) VoIP
3 21 (13.38%) VPN
4 19 (12.10%) BGP
5 18 (11.46%) Radio Access Network
6 17 (10.83%) Cisco ASA
7 16 (10.19%) MPLS
8 15 (9.55%) 3G
9 14 (8.92%) RIP
10 13 (8.28%) Wireless
10 13 (8.28%) 4G
11 12 (7.64%) IPsec
12 11 (7.01%) LTE
12 11 (7.01%) Network Security
13 10 (6.37%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (6.37%) LAN
14 9 (5.73%) 2G
15 8 (5.10%) VLAN
15 8 (5.10%) DOCSIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.64%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.91%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.64%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.64%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.64%) SpecFlow
2 1 (0.64%) Maven
2 1 (0.64%) Selenium
General
1 96 (61.15%) Telecoms
2 6 (3.82%) Electronics
2 6 (3.82%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.91%) Publishing
3 3 (1.91%) Aerospace
3 3 (1.91%) Multimedia
3 3 (1.91%) Billing
4 1 (0.64%) Automotive
4 1 (0.64%) Finance
4 1 (0.64%) Games
4 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.64%) Marketing
4 1 (0.64%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.28%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.82%) SecurID
4 5 (3.18%) IVR
5 4 (2.55%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (2.55%) Replication
6 3 (1.91%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.91%) PKI
7 1 (0.64%) Clustering
7 1 (0.64%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.64%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.64%) Raspberry Pi
7 1 (0.64%) BeagleBone
7 1 (0.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.64%) IPTV
7 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.64%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.64%) Linux
2 9 (5.73%) Windows
3 3 (1.91%) Fedora
4 2 (1.27%) UNIX
5 1 (0.64%) AIX
5 1 (0.64%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (29.30%) Network Design
2 13 (8.28%) Risk Assessment
3 11 (7.01%) Migration
4 10 (6.37%) Network Planning
4 10 (6.37%) Performance Monitoring
5 9 (5.73%) Load Balancing
6 7 (4.46%) ITIL
6 7 (4.46%) Network Management
7 6 (3.82%) eTOM
7 6 (3.82%) Demand Forecasting
7 6 (3.82%) Validation
8 5 (3.18%) Change Management
8 5 (3.18%) Benchmarking
8 5 (3.18%) Reverse Engineering
8 5 (3.18%) Technical Analysis
9 4 (2.55%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (2.55%) Software Engineering
9 4 (2.55%) Test Strategy
9 4 (2.55%) Network Architecture
9 4 (2.55%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.82%) SQL
2 3 (1.91%) C++
3 2 (1.27%) Java
3 2 (1.27%) C
3 2 (1.27%) C#
3 2 (1.27%) VBA
4 1 (0.64%) Korn
4 1 (0.64%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 40 (25.48%) Degree
2 27 (17.20%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (12.10%) Security Cleared
4 15 (9.55%) CCIE
4 15 (9.55%) SC Cleared
5 14 (8.92%) CISSP
6 12 (7.64%) CCNP
7 7 (4.46%) CCDP
7 7 (4.46%) HND
8 5 (3.18%) Check Point Certification
8 5 (3.18%) CCSP
9 4 (2.55%) CCNA
10 3 (1.91%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.27%) CCSE
11 2 (1.27%) CCSA
11 2 (1.27%) CCIP
11 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.64%) HNC
12 1 (0.64%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.37%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.64%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (5.10%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.55%) Hyper-V
2 4 (2.55%) vSphere
3 1 (0.64%) Firmware
3 1 (0.64%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.64%) PowerHA
3 1 (0.64%) GPFS
3 1 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (3.82%) NSN NetAct
1 6 (3.82%) TrustSec
2 5 (3.18%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (2.55%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.91%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 53 (33.76%) Cisco
2 37 (23.57%) CheckPoint
3 30 (19.11%) Microsoft
4 17 (10.83%) Juniper
5 14 (8.92%) Nokia
5 14 (8.92%) TOWER Software
6 12 (7.64%) SAP
7 10 (6.37%) Fortinet
7 10 (6.37%) F5
8 9 (5.73%) Ericsson
8 9 (5.73%) Tufin
9 8 (5.10%) Actix
9 8 (5.10%) VMware
10 7 (4.46%) Huawei
11 6 (3.82%) CA
12 5 (3.18%) AlgoSec
12 5 (3.18%) Citrix
12 5 (3.18%) Radware
12 5 (3.18%) Redback
13 4 (2.55%) SolarWinds
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