The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Design Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Design Engineer
Rank 551 536 437
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -99
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 96 123 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.21% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.23% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 54 71
Median daily rate £450 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £472 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.18% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 18 18
Median hourly rate £39.25 £36.00 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.02% +8.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £12.50 £29.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.05 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £36.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+13.19% +8.27%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51191 54614 52615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.69% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33346 34728 31784
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2049 2054
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

Design Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Design Engineer in the job title.

Design Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Design Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Design Engineer within the UK.

Design Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Design Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Design Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

Design Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Design Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Design Engineer within the UK.

Design Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Design Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Design Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -13 94 £450 +13.92% 41
London -1 37 £450 - 4
South East +6 23 £450 +41.73% 12
Berkshire -4 11 £450 +13.92%
North West +15 8 £420 - 4
Hampshire +7 8 £488 +57.25% 3
Leeds +4 8 £283 -5.83% 1
West Yorkshire +3 8 £283 -5.83% 2
Yorkshire -4 8 £283 -7.37% 3
West Midlands -39 7 £486 +38.92% 6
City of London +24 5 £458 -1.61% 1
Surrey +3 4 £280 +9.80% 3
East Midlands -2 4 - - 5
East of England +10 3 £350 +9.37% 3
South West -1 3 - - 3
Cheshire - 3 £520 - 1
Merseyside - 3 £400 - 1
Liverpool - 3 £400 - 1
Chester - 3 £520 - 1
Leicestershire +13 2 - - 1
Southampton +12 2 £488 - 1
Gloucestershire +4 2 - -
Derbyshire +2 2 - - 1
Newbury - 2 - -
Slough - 2 £471 -
Derby - 2 - -
Glasgow +12 1 £450 -
Reading +10 1 - -
Guildford +7 1 - - 1
Scotland +6 1 £450 +3.44%

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, Design Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Design Engineer in the job title.

1 72 (34.45%) Cisco
1 72 (34.45%) Network Design
2 45 (21.53%) Cisco Certification
3 42 (20.10%) Windows
3 42 (20.10%) Firewall
3 42 (20.10%) Telecoms
4 39 (18.66%) Security Cleared
5 38 (18.18%) SC Cleared
6 36 (17.22%) Active Directory
7 34 (16.27%) Data Centre
8 31 (14.83%) CCNP
9 28 (13.40%) Degree
10 27 (12.92%) BGP
11 26 (12.44%) Finance
12 25 (11.96%) Migration
12 25 (11.96%) WAN
13 24 (11.48%) Citrix
14 22 (10.53%) HP
14 22 (10.53%) LAN
14 22 (10.53%) Wireless
15 21 (10.05%) OSPF
16 20 (9.57%) CheckPoint
16 20 (9.57%) Microsoft
16 20 (9.57%) SCCM
16 20 (9.57%) Palo Alto
17 19 (9.09%) Juniper
17 19 (9.09%) Project Management
18 18 (8.61%) Cisco Nexus
18 18 (8.61%) F5
19 17 (8.13%) Electronics

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (1.91%) SAS
2 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (0.96%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.96%) Resin
3 1 (0.48%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.87%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.39%) MS Office
3 5 (2.39%) SOLIDWORKS
4 4 (1.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.44%) MS Project
5 3 (1.44%) Simulink
6 2 (0.96%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.48%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.48%) CATIA
7 1 (0.48%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 1 (0.48%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Eikon
1 1 (0.48%) ENOVIA
1 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.48%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.78%) Office 365
2 7 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.44%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.96%) IaaS
5 1 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 42 (20.10%) Firewall
2 27 (12.92%) BGP
3 25 (11.96%) WAN
4 22 (10.53%) LAN
4 22 (10.53%) Wireless
5 21 (10.05%) OSPF
6 18 (8.61%) Cisco Nexus
7 14 (6.70%) DNS
8 12 (5.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 12 (5.74%) VPN
9 11 (5.26%) MPLS
9 11 (5.26%) Network Security
10 10 (4.78%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (4.31%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (3.83%) BIG-IP
12 8 (3.83%) Cisco Wireless
12 8 (3.83%) EIGRP
12 8 (3.83%) Internet
12 8 (3.83%) NetScaler
12 8 (3.83%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (0.96%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.48%) Big Data
4 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (4.31%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (2.39%) LabVIEW
3 4 (1.91%) StarTeam
3 4 (1.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (1.44%) Subversion
5 2 (0.96%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.96%) PVCS
6 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 42 (20.10%) Telecoms
2 26 (12.44%) Finance
3 17 (8.13%) Electronics
4 13 (6.22%) Banking
5 8 (3.83%) Aerospace
6 7 (3.35%) Financial Institution
6 7 (3.35%) Retail
7 6 (2.87%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.44%) Avionics
8 3 (1.44%) Marketing
9 2 (0.96%) Automotive
9 2 (0.96%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.96%) Local Government
9 2 (0.96%) Publishing
9 2 (0.96%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.48%) Billing
10 1 (0.48%) Front Office
10 1 (0.48%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.44%) 802.1X
1 3 (1.44%) Middleware
2 2 (0.96%) .NET
3 1 (0.48%) MFC
3 1 (0.48%) REST
3 1 (0.48%) SOAP
3 1 (0.48%) STL
3 1 (0.48%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (0.48%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (16.27%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.78%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.31%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 7 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.87%) Device Driver
5 6 (2.87%) VHDL
6 5 (2.39%) Cloud Native
6 5 (2.39%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (1.91%) CMDB
7 4 (1.91%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.91%) Microsoft Licensing
7 4 (1.91%) PKI
8 3 (1.44%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.44%) CAN bus
8 3 (1.44%) CCTV
8 3 (1.44%) FMCG
8 3 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.44%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.44%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.44%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 42 (20.10%) Windows
2 16 (7.66%) Linux
3 9 (4.31%) Windows Server
4 8 (3.83%) Windows 10
5 6 (2.87%) Mac OS X
5 6 (2.87%) Windows 8
5 6 (2.87%) Windows XP
6 4 (1.91%) Android
6 4 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.91%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.91%) Unix
6 4 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.44%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.44%) Solaris
8 2 (0.96%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.96%) zOS
9 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (34.45%) Network Design
2 25 (11.96%) Migration
3 19 (9.09%) Project Management
4 15 (7.18%) ITIL
5 12 (5.74%) Network Management
5 12 (5.74%) Validation
6 11 (5.26%) Change Management
6 11 (5.26%) Load Balancing
7 8 (3.83%) CAD
7 8 (3.83%) Network Architecture
8 7 (3.35%) Requirements Management
8 7 (3.35%) Software Engineering
8 7 (3.35%) Use Case
9 6 (2.87%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (2.87%) Configuration Management
9 6 (2.87%) Infrastructure Management
9 6 (2.87%) Service Delivery
9 6 (2.87%) Software Distribution
9 6 (2.87%) Translating Business Requirements
9 6 (2.87%) UML
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.13%) C
2 11 (5.26%) Python
3 10 (4.78%) PowerShell
4 7 (3.35%) SQL
5 6 (2.87%) Bash Shell
6 5 (2.39%) Java
6 5 (2.39%) MATLAB
7 4 (1.91%) C++
7 4 (1.91%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.91%) PHP
8 3 (1.44%) C#
9 2 (0.96%) Ada
9 2 (0.96%) Ada 83
9 2 (0.96%) Ada 95
10 1 (0.48%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.48%) Perl
10 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.48%) Tcl
10 1 (0.48%) VB
10 1 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (21.53%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (18.66%) Security Cleared
3 38 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 31 (14.83%) CCNP
5 28 (13.40%) Degree
6 15 (7.18%) CCIE
7 14 (6.70%) CCNA
8 12 (5.74%) CCDP
9 5 (2.39%) CCA
9 5 (2.39%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (2.39%) HND
10 4 (1.91%) ACMT
10 4 (1.91%) MCSE
10 4 (1.91%) MCTS
10 4 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (1.44%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.44%) HNC
11 3 (1.44%) JNCIA
11 3 (1.44%) JNCIE
11 3 (1.44%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.31%) SLA
2 5 (2.39%) QA
3 2 (0.96%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.48%) DO-254
4 1 (0.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.48%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.48%) JTAG
4 1 (0.48%) MiFID
4 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (17.22%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.70%) Xen
3 7 (3.35%) BitLocker
3 7 (3.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.87%) XenApp
4 6 (2.87%) XenDesktop
5 5 (2.39%) Firmware
5 5 (2.39%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.91%) vCloud
7 3 (1.44%) DFS Replication
7 3 (1.44%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.44%) XenServer
8 2 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.96%) vSphere
9 1 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.48%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (9.57%) SCCM
2 14 (6.70%) WSUS
3 9 (4.31%) OPNET
4 7 (3.35%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (1.91%) Casper Suite
5 4 (1.91%) FortiGate
5 4 (1.91%) vMotion
6 2 (0.96%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.96%) HP UCMDB
6 2 (0.96%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.96%) vRealize
7 1 (0.48%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.48%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 72 (34.45%) Cisco
2 24 (11.48%) Citrix
3 22 (10.53%) HP
4 20 (9.57%) CheckPoint
4 20 (9.57%) Microsoft
4 20 (9.57%) Palo Alto
5 19 (9.09%) Juniper
6 18 (8.61%) F5
7 15 (7.18%) VMware
8 14 (6.70%) Apple
9 10 (4.78%) Dell
9 10 (4.78%) Riverbed
10 8 (3.83%) Fortinet
10 8 (3.83%) Nokia
11 7 (3.35%) Symantec
12 6 (2.87%) Google
12 6 (2.87%) SolarWinds
12 6 (2.87%) Tufin
13 5 (2.39%) Aruba
13 5 (2.39%) Red Hat
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