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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Design Engineer
Rank 132 128 104
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 15 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.49% 0.42% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.45% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £41.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +18.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +5.63%
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
2901 2680 1922
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.88% 92.89% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1852 1762 1150
Average daily rate £374 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 165 127
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +18.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.83 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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
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 6 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Wiltshire +3 4 - - 2
Bristol +2 4 £400 - 2
Gloucestershire -7 2 - -
Somerset +8 1 - - 4
Devon - 1 - - 4
Design Engineer
England

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 (36.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (32.00%) Network Design
3 5 (20.00%) 3G
4 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (16.00%) Electronics
4 4 (16.00%) Aerospace
5 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (12.00%) Degree
5 3 (12.00%) PMI
5 3 (12.00%) PMI Certification
5 3 (12.00%) C
5 3 (12.00%) LAN
5 3 (12.00%) WAN
6 2 (8.00%) VoIP
6 2 (8.00%) C++
6 2 (8.00%) 2G
6 2 (8.00%) VHDL
6 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
6 2 (8.00%) Migration
6 2 (8.00%) 4G
7 1 (4.00%) F5
7 1 (4.00%) SystemC
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (4.00%) HSRP
7 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
7 1 (4.00%) Digital Signal Processing
7 1 (4.00%) Signal Processing
7 1 (4.00%) Actix
7 1 (4.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (4.00%) VLAN

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SOLIDWORKS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) 3G
2 3 (12.00%) LAN
2 3 (12.00%) WAN
3 2 (8.00%) VoIP
3 2 (8.00%) 2G
3 2 (8.00%) 4G
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (4.00%) HSRP
4 1 (4.00%) VLAN
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (4.00%) VPN
4 1 (4.00%) MPLS
4 1 (4.00%) OSPF
4 1 (4.00%) BGP
4 1 (4.00%) VRRP
4 1 (4.00%) RFID
4 1 (4.00%) Firewall
4 1 (4.00%) Wireless
General
1 9 (36.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (16.00%) Aerospace
2 4 (16.00%) Electronics
3 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.00%) Retail
4 1 (4.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) PMI
1 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) VHDL
3 1 (4.00%) Verilog
3 1 (4.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (4.00%) FMCG
3 1 (4.00%) SystemC
3 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.00%) ASIC
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Network Design
2 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (8.00%) Migration
4 1 (4.00%) Workflow
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL
4 1 (4.00%) CAD
4 1 (4.00%) Network Planning
4 1 (4.00%) Electronic Design Automation
4 1 (4.00%) Digital Signal Processing
4 1 (4.00%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) C
2 2 (8.00%) C++
3 1 (4.00%) Assembly Language
3 1 (4.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) PMI Certification
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) Cisco
1 1 (4.00%) EMC
1 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (4.00%) Radware
1 1 (4.00%) Cadence
1 1 (4.00%) Actix
1 1 (4.00%) F5
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Posted: 18 days ago
Exeter
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Rate: £28 - £33 per hour + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Devon
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Devon
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 26 days ago