The first table below looks at the demand for the Design Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Design Engineer
Rank 132 113 116
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 12 10 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.36% 0.43% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.46% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 8
Average daily rate - - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 5
Average hourly rate £32.50 £36.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% +12.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £36.00 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £39.45 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £32.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3057 2195 3363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 92.30% 94.37% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1849 1307 1959
Average daily rate £350 £340 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 147 243
Average hourly rate £19.66 £15.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.75 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Design Engineer
England

Design Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Design Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Design Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Design Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Design Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Design Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Design Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Design Engineer across the South West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Design Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Design Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
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Wiltshire -14 5 - - 2
Dorset -3 3 - -
Devon -9 1 - -
Bristol -13 1 - - 6
Design Engineer
England

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 9 (28.13%) Telecoms
1 9 (28.13%) LTE
2 7 (21.88%) Degree
2 7 (21.88%) CDMA
2 7 (21.88%) WCDMA
3 6 (18.75%) PhD
4 5 (15.63%) Cisco
4 5 (15.63%) Military
4 5 (15.63%) Network Design
5 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 4 (12.50%) SolidWorks
5 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 4 (12.50%) HND
5 4 (12.50%) CAD
6 3 (9.38%) AutoCAD
6 3 (9.38%) Internet
6 3 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (9.38%) CCNP
6 3 (9.38%) EMC
6 3 (9.38%) Nortel
6 3 (9.38%) MATLAB
6 3 (9.38%) Aerospace
6 3 (9.38%) Manufacturing
6 3 (9.38%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
7 2 (6.25%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (6.25%) UAG
7 2 (6.25%) Avionics
7 2 (6.25%) Lync
7 2 (6.25%) Performance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 2 (6.25%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) AutoCAD
1 3 (9.38%) Pro/ENGINEER
2 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.13%) Revit
2 1 (3.13%) Solid Edge
Communications & Networking
1 9 (28.13%) LTE
2 7 (21.88%) CDMA
2 7 (21.88%) WCDMA
3 3 (9.38%) Internet
4 2 (6.25%) TETRA
4 2 (6.25%) Firewall
4 2 (6.25%) GSM
4 2 (6.25%) VoIP
4 2 (6.25%) WAN
5 1 (3.13%) VPN
5 1 (3.13%) Broadband
5 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.13%) Wireless
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) LabVIEW
2 1 (3.13%) ClearCase
2 1 (3.13%) Rational DOORS
General
1 9 (28.13%) Telecoms
2 5 (15.63%) Military
3 3 (9.38%) Aerospace
3 3 (9.38%) Manufacturing
4 2 (6.25%) Avionics
4 2 (6.25%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
1 1 (3.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (3.13%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) Network Design
2 4 (12.50%) CAD
3 2 (6.25%) Performance Testing
3 2 (6.25%) Validation
3 2 (6.25%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.13%) Project Management
4 1 (3.13%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) MATLAB
2 1 (3.13%) VBScript
2 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) Degree
2 6 (18.75%) PhD
3 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 4 (12.50%) HND
4 3 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (9.38%) CCNP
4 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
5 2 (6.25%) EMC Certification
5 2 (6.25%) CCDP
6 1 (3.13%) CCNA
6 1 (3.13%) CCDA
6 1 (3.13%) HNC
6 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Forefront TMG
1 2 (6.25%) UAG
2 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.13%) XenApp
2 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Cisco
2 4 (12.50%) SolidWorks
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.38%) EMC
3 3 (9.38%) Nortel
4 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
4 2 (6.25%) Avaya
4 2 (6.25%) Autodesk
5 1 (3.13%) Symantec
5 1 (3.13%) McAfee
5 1 (3.13%) Sophos
5 1 (3.13%) Juniper
5 1 (3.13%) Citrix
5 1 (3.13%) VMware
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