The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Design Engineer
Rank 143 102 108
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 4 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.12% 0.76% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.83% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Average daily rate
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£406 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £317 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £345 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 6
Average hourly rate £36.50 £23.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.31% -43.37%
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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3070 2161 2484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.97% 91.61% 93.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1999 1348 1407
Average daily rate £375 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 184 197
Average hourly rate £23.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.51% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £34.43 £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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Design Engineer across the South West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Design Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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
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 24 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
Dorset -1 1 £313 -
Wiltshire -19 1 £500 +53.84% 1
Bristol - - - - 9
Gloucestershire - - - - 4
Somerset - - - - 2
Design Engineer
England

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 6 (30.00%) TETRA
1 6 (30.00%) GSM
2 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (15.00%) Network Design
4 3 (15.00%) Firewall
4 3 (15.00%) Cisco
4 3 (15.00%) McAfee
4 3 (15.00%) MMIC
5 2 (10.00%) Network Management
5 2 (10.00%) F5
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (10.00%) Windows
5 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (10.00%) Juniper
5 2 (10.00%) Wireless
5 2 (10.00%) Electronics
5 2 (10.00%) Sourcefire
5 2 (10.00%) Blue Coat
5 2 (10.00%) ProxySG
5 2 (10.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (10.00%) IronPort
5 2 (10.00%) Network Security
6 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
6 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) GSM
1 6 (30.00%) TETRA
2 3 (15.00%) Firewall
3 2 (10.00%) Wireless
3 2 (10.00%) Network Security
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (5.00%) LAN
4 1 (5.00%) WAN
4 1 (5.00%) DHCP
4 1 (5.00%) FTP
4 1 (5.00%) SNMP
4 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.00%) DNS
4 1 (5.00%) MPLS
4 1 (5.00%) Telnet
General
1 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.00%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) MMIC
2 2 (10.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Network Design
2 2 (10.00%) Network Management
3 1 (5.00%) Project Management
3 1 (5.00%) Service Management
3 1 (5.00%) Migration
3 1 (5.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
1 1 (5.00%) Assembly Language
1 1 (5.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) HND
3 1 (5.00%) CCIE
3 1 (5.00%) CCNP
3 1 (5.00%) CISSP
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.00%) ProxySG
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Cisco
1 3 (15.00%) McAfee
2 2 (10.00%) Blue Coat
2 2 (10.00%) Sourcefire
2 2 (10.00%) IronPort
2 2 (10.00%) Juniper
2 2 (10.00%) F5
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) Altera
3 1 (5.00%) Sophos
3 1 (5.00%) SolidWorks
3 1 (5.00%) VMware
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) EMC
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £28 - £32 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
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Rate: £20 - £26 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol
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Rate: £27 - £32 per hour + Long Term Contract
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £25 - £31 per hour + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £24 - £32 per hour + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
South West England
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £20 - £26 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Bristol
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £30 - £60 per hour
Posted: 24 days ago
Somerset
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago