The table below looks at the statistics for the Design Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Design Engineer
Rank 459 407 307
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -100
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 143 171 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.33% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.36% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 63 64
Average daily rate
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£328 £333 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.50% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £354 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 27 34
Average hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -25.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.60 £22.00 £27.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.76 £40.00 £42.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.33%

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
51630 48043 48724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.70% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 32647 29076 27348
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2103 2088 2596
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £38.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

Design Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Design Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 25 November 2014.

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 25 November 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Design Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 November 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
England -59 134 £328 -5.07% 93
South East -11 74 £383 +13.33% 21
Berkshire +18 52 £425 +6.25% 3
West Midlands -5 15 £353 +41.00% 14
London -15 13 £310 -11.42% 7
Shropshire +1 8 £353 +48.42% 3
Yorkshire -3 8 £325 +22.64% 2
Surrey -5 8 £321 +16.81% 6
Reading +8 7 £463 +15.62% 1
Telford 0 7 £330 +32.00% 2
East of England -22 7 £363 +20.63% 7
Guildford -8 6 £368 +47.00%
North West -8 5 £400 +15.94% 14
South West -41 5 £369 +13.46% 18
Scotland -16 4 - - 10
Buckinghamshire -16 4 - - 3
Hampshire -18 4 £425 +13.33% 3
Cheshire +9 3 £400 +15.94% 5
Runcorn +6 3 £400 -11.11% 1
Dundee - 3 - - 8
City of London +18 2 £393 +14.59% 1
Dorset +3 2 £313 -
Oxfordshire -24 2 £390 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 5
Hemel Hempstead -5 1 £300 -
Slough -7 1 £325 - 2
Wiltshire -18 1 £500 +53.84% 3
Devon -20 1 £425 +34.92% 2
Hertfordshire -21 1 £300 -9.09% 2
Bristol -21 1 £313 -10.71% 7

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 147 (41.29%) Telecoms
2 137 (38.48%) Cisco
3 121 (33.99%) Firewall
4 97 (27.25%) Cisco Certification
5 87 (24.44%) OSPF
6 86 (24.16%) Network Design
6 86 (24.16%) CheckPoint
7 58 (16.29%) BGP
8 51 (14.33%) CCNP
9 50 (14.04%) CCIE
9 50 (14.04%) Juniper
10 48 (13.48%) VPN
10 48 (13.48%) MPLS
11 47 (13.20%) Degree
12 43 (12.08%) Security Cleared
13 36 (10.11%) SC Cleared
14 35 (9.83%) Network Security
15 34 (9.55%) Cisco ASA
15 34 (9.55%) Nokia
16 33 (9.27%) Microsoft
16 33 (9.27%) LTE
17 30 (8.43%) Load Balancing
17 30 (8.43%) Network Management
17 30 (8.43%) F5
17 30 (8.43%) DNS
18 27 (7.58%) RIP
18 27 (7.58%) CCDP
19 26 (7.30%) IPsec
20 25 (7.02%) 3G
20 25 (7.02%) Windows

Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 8 (2.25%) Tomcat
2 7 (1.97%) MS Exchange
2 7 (1.97%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.12%) Lync
4 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.56%) WordPress
6 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.28%) JBoss
6 1 (0.28%) Apache
6 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.28%) Documentum
6 1 (0.28%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (5.06%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.53%) MS Office
3 8 (2.25%) AutoCAD
3 8 (2.25%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 4 (1.12%) CATIA
5 3 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.28%) MicroStation
7 1 (0.28%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.28%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 121 (33.99%) Firewall
2 87 (24.44%) OSPF
3 58 (16.29%) BGP
4 48 (13.48%) VPN
4 48 (13.48%) MPLS
5 35 (9.83%) Network Security
6 34 (9.55%) Cisco ASA
7 33 (9.27%) LTE
8 30 (8.43%) DNS
9 27 (7.58%) RIP
10 26 (7.30%) IPsec
11 25 (7.02%) 3G
12 23 (6.46%) Internet
13 22 (6.18%) LAN
14 20 (5.62%) Ethernet
14 20 (5.62%) 4G
15 19 (5.34%) WAN
16 18 (5.06%) SNMP
17 16 (4.49%) VoIP
17 16 (4.49%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.56%) MySQL
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.28%) MS Access
2 1 (0.28%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.28%) PowerCenter
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 5 (1.40%) Git (software)
1 5 (1.40%) Subversion
2 4 (1.12%) NetBeans
3 3 (0.84%) JIRA
3 3 (0.84%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.28%) Selenium
4 1 (0.28%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.28%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.28%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.28%) Gradle
4 1 (0.28%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.28%) JMeter
4 1 (0.28%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.28%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.28%) ERwin
General
1 147 (41.29%) Telecoms
2 19 (5.34%) Finance
3 11 (3.09%) Electronics
4 10 (2.81%) Legal
5 9 (2.53%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.97%) Retail
7 6 (1.69%) Military
8 5 (1.40%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.12%) Automotive
9 4 (1.12%) Marketing
10 3 (0.84%) Avionics
11 2 (0.56%) Billing
11 2 (0.56%) Advertising
12 1 (0.28%) Law
12 1 (0.28%) Publishing
12 1 (0.28%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.97%) J2SE
1 7 (1.97%) J2EE
2 6 (1.69%) CSS
3 5 (1.40%) Java SE
4 4 (1.12%) HTML
4 4 (1.12%) Swing
4 4 (1.12%) HTML5
4 4 (1.12%) JNI
5 3 (0.84%) CSS3
5 3 (0.84%) .NET
5 3 (0.84%) ODBC
5 3 (0.84%) Web Services
5 3 (0.84%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.56%) Middleware
6 2 (0.56%) RESTful
7 1 (0.28%) jQuery
7 1 (0.28%) Spring MVC
7 1 (0.28%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.28%) JSON
7 1 (0.28%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.25%) Clustering
2 8 (2.25%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (1.97%) SecurID
4 6 (1.69%) Algorithms
4 6 (1.69%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.40%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 5 (1.40%) Mathematics
5 5 (1.40%) Open Source
6 4 (1.12%) VHDL
6 4 (1.12%) Verilog
6 4 (1.12%) ASIC
6 4 (1.12%) Physics
7 3 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (0.84%) MMIC
7 3 (0.84%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.56%) GIS
9 1 (0.28%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.28%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.28%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 25 (7.02%) Windows
2 22 (6.18%) Linux
3 12 (3.37%) UNIX
3 12 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (2.25%) Windows 7
5 7 (1.97%) Oracle Linux
5 7 (1.97%) Solaris
6 6 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.12%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.56%) AIX
9 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.28%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (24.16%) Network Design
2 30 (8.43%) Load Balancing
2 30 (8.43%) Network Management
3 22 (6.18%) Validation
4 19 (5.34%) Risk Assessment
5 17 (4.78%) Network Architecture
6 16 (4.49%) ITIL
7 15 (4.21%) Capacity Management
7 15 (4.21%) CAD
8 11 (3.09%) eTOM
8 11 (3.09%) Change Control
8 11 (3.09%) Project Management
9 9 (2.53%) Performance Testing
9 9 (2.53%) Test Strategy
9 9 (2.53%) UML
10 8 (2.25%) OO
10 8 (2.25%) Demand Forecasting
11 7 (1.97%) Unit Testing
11 7 (1.97%) Multithreading
11 7 (1.97%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 22 (6.18%) C
2 17 (4.78%) Java
3 16 (4.49%) SQL
4 10 (2.81%) Perl
5 6 (1.69%) C++
6 5 (1.40%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.40%) VBScript
6 5 (1.40%) Lisp
7 3 (0.84%) C#
7 3 (0.84%) PHP
7 3 (0.84%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.56%) Assembly Language
8 2 (0.56%) Python
8 2 (0.56%) PHP5
9 1 (0.28%) Korn
9 1 (0.28%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.28%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 97 (27.25%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (14.33%) CCNP
3 50 (14.04%) CCIE
4 47 (13.20%) Degree
5 43 (12.08%) Security Cleared
6 36 (10.11%) SC Cleared
7 27 (7.58%) CCDP
8 22 (6.18%) CCNA
9 21 (5.90%) CISSP
10 14 (3.93%) CCSP
11 7 (1.97%) Chartered Engineer
11 7 (1.97%) HND
12 6 (1.69%) Check Point Certification
13 5 (1.40%) JNCIP
13 5 (1.40%) JNCIE
14 4 (1.12%) DV Cleared
15 3 (0.84%) HNC
16 2 (0.56%) JNCIA
17 1 (0.28%) JNCIS
17 1 (0.28%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.21%) QA
2 14 (3.93%) PCI DSS
3 10 (2.81%) SLA
4 2 (0.56%) ISO 9002
5 1 (0.28%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (3.65%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.97%) VMware ESX
3 7 (1.97%) Firmware
4 6 (1.69%) vSphere
4 6 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.12%) ProxySG
5 4 (1.12%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.84%) XenApp
6 3 (0.84%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.28%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 5 (1.40%) Cisco CUCM
1 5 (1.40%) CiscoWorks
2 4 (1.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (1.12%) OPNET
2 4 (1.12%) SCCM
2 4 (1.12%) SCOM
3 2 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.28%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (0.28%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 137 (38.48%) Cisco
2 86 (24.16%) CheckPoint
3 50 (14.04%) Juniper
4 34 (9.55%) Nokia
5 33 (9.27%) Microsoft
6 30 (8.43%) F5
7 18 (5.06%) HP
8 16 (4.49%) VMware
8 16 (4.49%) Redback
9 15 (4.21%) Radware
10 14 (3.93%) Oracle
11 12 (3.37%) Ericsson
12 11 (3.09%) BT
12 11 (3.09%) BMC
13 10 (2.81%) Huawei
13 10 (2.81%) Fortinet
13 10 (2.81%) TippingPoint
14 9 (2.53%) SolidWorks
14 9 (2.53%) Blue Coat
14 9 (2.53%) Citrix
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour + competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
South West England
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £20 - £26 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
South Wales
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour + competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £25 - £31 per hour + competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: 19 hours ago
Swindon
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 hours ago
South West England
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 hours ago
Oldham
Orgtel
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Cumbria
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £266.74 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £25 - £31 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £45 - £47 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
South Wales
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £20 - £30 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
X4 Group
Rate: £35 - 45 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago