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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Design Engineer
Rank 542 497 468
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 114 130 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.24% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.25% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 64 37
Median daily rate £400 £386 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% +15.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-4.28% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 7 29
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £35.30 £33.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £43.30 £42.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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
51683 51537 49827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.72% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33740 31811 30809
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 2054 2097
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 27 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Design Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

Design Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 May 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 -40 101 £400 -3.03% 46
South East -31 36 £325 -6.47% 8
London -9 26 £438 -4.89% 3
Berkshire -17 17 £375 +15.38% 1
Hampshire 0 14 £300 -31.81%
West Midlands -12 14 £359 -15.58% 10
South West -6 9 £290 - 4
East of England +9 6 - - 11
Scotland -14 6 £365 -18.88% 2
Telford -32 6 £358 +30.00%
Shropshire -33 6 £358 +30.00%
Yorkshire +6 4 £425 +41.66% 3
Leeds -2 4 £425 +41.66% 2
West Yorkshire -2 4 £425 +41.66% 3
North West -10 4 £316 - 5
Northern Ireland - 4 £311 -
County Antrim - 4 £311 -
Belfast - 4 £311 -
Birmingham -4 3 £338 -20.58%
Solihull -12 3 - -
Bristol - 3 - - 1
Dorset - 3 - -
Portsmouth - 3 - -
Oxfordshire +8 2 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +8 2 - - 9
Gloucestershire +2 2 - -
Essex 0 2 - - 2
Winchester -5 2 £392 +1.16%
Surrey -12 2 £280 - 5
Basingstoke -14 2 £300 -29.41%

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 80 (39.60%) Cisco
2 79 (39.11%) Network Design
3 60 (29.70%) Cisco Certification
4 51 (25.25%) Telecoms
5 48 (23.76%) CCNP
6 47 (23.27%) Security Cleared
7 46 (22.77%) SC Cleared
8 41 (20.30%) Firewall
9 35 (17.33%) WAN
10 34 (16.83%) BGP
11 31 (15.35%) LAN
12 30 (14.85%) Degree
13 29 (14.36%) Data Centre
13 29 (14.36%) Finance
14 27 (13.37%) C
15 26 (12.87%) OSPF
16 25 (12.38%) Wireless
17 23 (11.39%) F5
18 20 (9.90%) Rational DOORS
18 20 (9.90%) CCNA
18 20 (9.90%) Windows
18 20 (9.90%) VPN
19 19 (9.41%) Electronics
20 17 (8.42%) Migration
20 17 (8.42%) CheckPoint
21 16 (7.92%) Active Directory
21 16 (7.92%) CCIE
22 15 (7.43%) SNMP
23 14 (6.93%) Juniper
23 14 (6.93%) Requirements Management

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 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (0.99%) MS Exchange
1 2 (0.99%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.50%) Resin
Applications
1 10 (4.95%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.96%) MS Office
3 4 (1.98%) AutoCAD
3 4 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.98%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.98%) PTC Creo
3 4 (1.98%) Simulink
3 4 (1.98%) SOLIDWORKS
4 3 (1.49%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 2 (0.99%) OrCAD
6 1 (0.50%) CATIA
6 1 (0.50%) MODO
6 1 (0.50%) MS Project
6 1 (0.50%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.50%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.99%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.50%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.97%) Office 365
2 4 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (20.30%) Firewall
2 35 (17.33%) WAN
3 34 (16.83%) BGP
4 31 (15.35%) LAN
5 26 (12.87%) OSPF
6 25 (12.38%) Wireless
7 20 (9.90%) VPN
8 15 (7.43%) SNMP
9 14 (6.93%) Network Security
10 13 (6.44%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (6.44%) DNS
10 13 (6.44%) VoIP
11 11 (5.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 11 (5.45%) FTP
12 10 (4.95%) Cisco Wireless
12 10 (4.95%) HSRP
12 10 (4.95%) MPLS
13 9 (4.46%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (4.46%) EIGRP
14 8 (3.96%) DOCSIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (9.90%) Rational DOORS
2 11 (5.45%) StarTeam
3 3 (1.49%) LabVIEW
4 2 (0.99%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.50%) Subversion
5 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 51 (25.25%) Telecoms
2 29 (14.36%) Finance
3 19 (9.41%) Electronics
4 11 (5.45%) Aerospace
5 8 (3.96%) Banking
5 8 (3.96%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.96%) Retail
6 6 (2.97%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.98%) Automotive
7 4 (1.98%) Avionics
7 4 (1.98%) Local Government
8 3 (1.49%) Marketing
8 3 (1.49%) Military
9 2 (0.99%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.99%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.50%) Billing
10 1 (0.50%) Front Office
10 1 (0.50%) Legal
10 1 (0.50%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.49%) Middleware
1 3 (1.49%) XML
2 2 (0.99%) .NET
2 2 (0.99%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.50%) Django
3 1 (0.50%) Leaflet
3 1 (0.50%) MFC
3 1 (0.50%) REST
3 1 (0.50%) SOAP
3 1 (0.50%) STL
3 1 (0.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.36%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.46%) Embedded Systems
3 8 (3.96%) VHDL
4 7 (3.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 6 (2.97%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.98%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.98%) PKI
7 3 (1.49%) CAN bus
7 3 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.99%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.99%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.50%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.50%) Equities
9 1 (0.50%) Handset
9 1 (0.50%) IVR
9 1 (0.50%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (0.50%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.50%) Replication
9 1 (0.50%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.50%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 20 (9.90%) Windows
2 9 (4.46%) Linux
3 5 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (2.48%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.98%) Unix
5 3 (1.49%) Solaris
6 2 (0.99%) Android
6 2 (0.99%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.50%) AIX
7 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.50%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (39.11%) Network Design
2 17 (8.42%) Migration
3 14 (6.93%) Requirements Management
4 13 (6.44%) Configuration Management
5 10 (4.95%) Validation
6 8 (3.96%) Network Management
6 8 (3.96%) UML
7 7 (3.47%) CAD
7 7 (3.47%) Schematic Capture
8 6 (2.97%) Capacity Management
8 6 (2.97%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (2.97%) ITIL
9 5 (2.48%) Change Control
9 5 (2.48%) Change Management
9 5 (2.48%) Data Management
9 5 (2.48%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (2.48%) Project Management
9 5 (2.48%) Service Delivery
9 5 (2.48%) WAN Optimisation
10 4 (1.98%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (13.37%) C
2 7 (3.47%) C++
3 6 (2.97%) MATLAB
4 3 (1.49%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.49%) SQL
5 2 (0.99%) C#
5 2 (0.99%) Java
5 2 (0.99%) Python
6 1 (0.50%) Ada
6 1 (0.50%) Assembly Language
6 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.50%) Perl
6 1 (0.50%) PHP
6 1 (0.50%) Tcl
6 1 (0.50%) VB
6 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 60 (29.70%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (23.76%) CCNP
3 47 (23.27%) Security Cleared
4 46 (22.77%) SC Cleared
5 30 (14.85%) Degree
6 20 (9.90%) CCNA
7 16 (7.92%) CCIE
8 11 (5.45%) CCDP
9 9 (4.46%) HND
10 4 (1.98%) HNC
11 3 (1.49%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.49%) JNCIA
11 3 (1.49%) JNCIE
11 3 (1.49%) JNCIP
12 2 (0.99%) CCIP
13 1 (0.50%) CWNA
13 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.50%) JNCIS
13 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.94%) QA
2 7 (3.47%) SLA
3 2 (0.99%) DO-254
4 1 (0.50%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.50%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.50%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.50%) JTAG
4 1 (0.50%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 16 (7.92%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.47%) Firmware
4 3 (1.49%) DFS Replication
4 3 (1.49%) Terminal Services
4 3 (1.49%) Xen
4 3 (1.49%) XenServer
5 1 (0.50%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.50%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (3.47%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (2.97%) FortiGate
3 5 (2.48%) SCCM
4 3 (1.49%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (1.49%) OPNET
4 3 (1.49%) WSUS
5 2 (0.99%) Amdocs OSS
5 2 (0.99%) TrustSec
6 1 (0.50%) HP UCMDB
6 1 (0.50%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 80 (39.60%) Cisco
2 23 (11.39%) F5
3 17 (8.42%) CheckPoint
4 14 (6.93%) Juniper
5 13 (6.44%) VMware
6 11 (5.45%) Citrix
6 11 (5.45%) Microsoft
7 9 (4.46%) HP
7 9 (4.46%) Red Hat
8 8 (3.96%) Riverbed
9 7 (3.47%) Nokia
10 6 (2.97%) Palo Alto
11 5 (2.48%) Fortinet
12 4 (1.98%) Aruba
12 4 (1.98%) BMC
12 4 (1.98%) Huawei
13 3 (1.49%) Apple
13 3 (1.49%) Blue Coat
13 3 (1.49%) BT
13 3 (1.49%) EMC
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
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