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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Design Engineer
Rank 127 104 123
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 15 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.49% 0.33% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.35% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 3
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£450 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £321 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.94% +0.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2832 1998 2862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.13% 93.32% 93.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1851 1220 1726
Average daily rate £363 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 134 198
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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
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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +10 4 £340 - 2
Gloucestershire - 3 £648 - 1
Devon - 2 - - 1
Bristol - - - - 4
Design Engineer
England

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 7 (25.93%) Telecoms
2 6 (22.22%) TETRA
2 6 (22.22%) GSM
2 6 (22.22%) McAfee
3 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
4 4 (14.81%) DV Cleared
4 4 (14.81%) Degree
4 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
4 4 (14.81%) ClearCase
4 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
4 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
5 3 (11.11%) Firewall
5 3 (11.11%) Electronics
5 3 (11.11%) VMware
5 3 (11.11%) Sourcefire
5 3 (11.11%) Altiris
5 3 (11.11%) Blue Coat
5 3 (11.11%) ProxySG
5 3 (11.11%) Windows
5 3 (11.11%) Sophos
5 3 (11.11%) Cisco
5 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
5 3 (11.11%) Juniper
5 3 (11.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (11.11%) IronPort
5 3 (11.11%) Network Security
5 3 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (11.11%) F5
5 3 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Pro/ENGINEER
2 1 (3.70%) CATIA
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) AutoCAD
2 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.70%) Solid Edge
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) TETRA
1 6 (22.22%) GSM
2 3 (11.11%) Firewall
2 3 (11.11%) Network Security
2 3 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (7.41%) LTE
3 2 (7.41%) CDMA
3 2 (7.41%) WCDMA
3 2 (7.41%) Wireless
4 1 (3.70%) DHCP
4 1 (3.70%) DNS
4 1 (3.70%) Broadband
4 1 (3.70%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) ClearCase
2 1 (3.70%) Rational DOORS
General
1 7 (25.93%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.11%) Electronics
3 2 (7.41%) Military
3 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.70%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.70%) Automotive
4 1 (3.70%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (3.70%) VHDL
2 1 (3.70%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
1 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
1 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
2 2 (7.41%) CAD
2 2 (7.41%) Validation
3 1 (3.70%) Project Management
3 1 (3.70%) Migration
3 1 (3.70%) PLM
3 1 (3.70%) Network Design
3 1 (3.70%) Service Management
3 1 (3.70%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
1 2 (7.41%) SQL
1 2 (7.41%) VBScript
2 1 (3.70%) C
2 1 (3.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.81%) DV Cleared
2 4 (14.81%) Degree
3 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) PhD
4 1 (3.70%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) ProxySG
1 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) XenApp
2 2 (7.41%) XenDesktop
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (7.41%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 2 (7.41%) SCOM
1 2 (7.41%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) McAfee
2 3 (11.11%) VMware
2 3 (11.11%) Sourcefire
2 3 (11.11%) Altiris
2 3 (11.11%) Blue Coat
2 3 (11.11%) Sophos
2 3 (11.11%) Cisco
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) Juniper
2 3 (11.11%) IronPort
2 3 (11.11%) F5
3 2 (7.41%) Citrix
3 2 (7.41%) Symantec
3 2 (7.41%) SolidWorks
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle
4 1 (3.70%) HP
4 1 (3.70%) EMC
4 1 (3.70%) Altera
Wiltshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath
Huxley Associates
Rate: £25 - £31 per hour + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Devon
Roc Search
Rate: £35 - £55 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
South West England
Huxley Associates
Rate: £16 - £25 per hour + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Wiltshire
Huxley Associates
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £25 - £28 per hour + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago