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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Design Engineer
Rank 409 436 386
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -50
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 196 169 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.30% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.33% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 39 31
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£370 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £234 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £308
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +13.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 24 23
Average hourly rate £41.25 £34.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% +6.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.85 £28.25 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.30 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £34.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+19.56% +7.81%

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
51719 51910 44155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.37% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 31426 31539 25286
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2027 2080 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%

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 21 April 2015.

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 21 April 2015.

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 21 April 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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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 +30 180 £375 +7.14% 94
South East +9 100 £350 -0.70% 32
Berkshire +2 56 £350 -8.19% 7
London +10 29 £450 +28.57% 4
Hampshire -10 20 £440 +15.78% 6
Surrey +4 15 £260 -5.45% 6
West Midlands -12 13 £425 +21.42% 10
Guildford +8 11 £255 -5.55% 3
South West +4 11 - - 21
East Midlands +6 10 £450 - 10
West Yorkshire +4 10 £300 +44.57% 3
Yorkshire -6 10 £300 +44.57% 3
Wiltshire +6 8 - - 3
Reading -3 8 - - 3
Birmingham - 8 £425 - 3
Newbury 0 7 £300 -
Northampton - 7 £450 - 2
Northamptonshire - 7 £450 - 3
Basingstoke +1 5 £425 +11.84% 5
Scotland -14 5 £395 +21.25% 1
East of England +7 4 £310 - 7
Buckinghamshire -3 4 £300 - 4
Cambridgeshire +2 3 - - 3
City of London +15 2 - -
Glasgow 0 2 - -
North West -14 2 - - 5
Canary Wharf - 2 £500 -
Cheshire - 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire +7 1 £310 -
Leicestershire +6 1 £325 - 2

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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.

1 150 (44.51%) Telecoms
2 126 (37.39%) Cisco
3 91 (27.00%) Network Design
4 71 (21.07%) Cisco Certification
5 70 (20.77%) CheckPoint
6 68 (20.18%) Firewall
7 67 (19.88%) OSPF
7 67 (19.88%) Degree
8 60 (17.80%) Microsoft
9 54 (16.02%) Security Cleared
10 43 (12.76%) BGP
11 42 (12.46%) Network Security
12 38 (11.28%) CCNP
12 38 (11.28%) MS Excel
12 38 (11.28%) SC Cleared
13 36 (10.68%) Juniper
14 33 (9.79%) VPN
15 30 (8.90%) Cisco ASA
16 29 (8.61%) LAN
16 29 (8.61%) MS Office
16 29 (8.61%) Windows
16 29 (8.61%) CCIE
17 28 (8.31%) VoIP
17 28 (8.31%) Cisco Nexus
18 27 (8.01%) RIP
18 27 (8.01%) Linux
19 26 (7.72%) Active Directory
20 25 (7.42%) Nokia
20 25 (7.42%) MPLS
20 25 (7.42%) ITIL

Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 16 (4.75%) Lync
2 5 (1.48%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (1.19%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.89%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.59%) IIS
6 1 (0.30%) JBoss
Applications
1 38 (11.28%) MS Excel
2 29 (8.61%) MS Office
3 22 (6.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (5.64%) AutoCAD
5 6 (1.78%) PTC Creo
5 6 (1.78%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.48%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 4 (1.19%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.48%) Office 365
2 3 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.30%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 68 (20.18%) Firewall
2 67 (19.88%) OSPF
3 43 (12.76%) BGP
4 42 (12.46%) Network Security
5 33 (9.79%) VPN
6 30 (8.90%) Cisco ASA
7 29 (8.61%) LAN
8 28 (8.31%) VoIP
8 28 (8.31%) Cisco Nexus
9 27 (8.01%) RIP
10 25 (7.42%) MPLS
10 25 (7.42%) Wireless
11 24 (7.12%) 3G
12 22 (6.53%) WLAN
12 22 (6.53%) 4G
13 21 (6.23%) IPsec
13 21 (6.23%) Radio Access Network
14 19 (5.64%) LTE
15 18 (5.34%) VLAN
16 17 (5.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.37%) MongoDB
2 7 (2.08%) MySQL
3 2 (0.59%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.30%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.30%) dBASE
4 1 (0.30%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.19%) RequisitePro
2 3 (0.89%) StarTeam
2 3 (0.89%) JIRA
3 1 (0.30%) Selenium
3 1 (0.30%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.30%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.30%) Maven
General
1 150 (44.51%) Telecoms
2 22 (6.53%) Electronics
3 19 (5.64%) Finance
4 9 (2.67%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.08%) Retail
6 4 (1.19%) Publishing
6 4 (1.19%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.89%) Advertising
7 3 (0.89%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.89%) Military
7 3 (0.89%) Multimedia
7 3 (0.89%) Billing
7 3 (0.89%) French Language
7 3 (0.89%) Legal
8 2 (0.59%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.59%) Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Games
9 1 (0.30%) Marketing
9 1 (0.30%) Automotive
9 1 (0.30%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.08%) XMPP
1 7 (2.08%) Web Services
2 4 (1.19%) JSON
3 3 (0.89%) JSP
3 3 (0.89%) SOAP
3 3 (0.89%) XML
3 3 (0.89%) REST
4 1 (0.30%) Laravel
4 1 (0.30%) Backbone.js
4 1 (0.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.30%) HTML
4 1 (0.30%) .NET
4 1 (0.30%) CSS
4 1 (0.30%) RESTful
4 1 (0.30%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.15%) Clustering
3 12 (3.56%) SecurID
4 11 (3.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 7 (2.08%) IVR
6 5 (1.48%) VHDL
6 5 (1.48%) Replication
7 4 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (1.19%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (1.19%) CESG
7 4 (1.19%) PKI
7 4 (1.19%) IPTV
8 3 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.89%) Verilog
8 3 (0.89%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.59%) PMI
9 2 (0.59%) ASIC
9 2 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.30%) CAN bus
10 1 (0.30%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 29 (8.61%) Windows
2 27 (8.01%) Linux
3 7 (2.08%) CentOS
4 5 (1.48%) Android
4 5 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.19%) Fedora
6 3 (0.89%) AIX
6 3 (0.89%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.59%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.59%) SUSE
7 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.30%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.30%) ThreadX
8 1 (0.30%) Solaris
8 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (27.00%) Network Design
2 25 (7.42%) ITIL
3 24 (7.12%) Risk Assessment
4 20 (5.93%) Load Balancing
5 13 (3.86%) Demand Forecasting
5 13 (3.86%) Validation
6 12 (3.56%) Migration
6 12 (3.56%) eTOM
7 11 (3.26%) Performance Monitoring
8 10 (2.97%) Network Management
8 10 (2.97%) Software Engineering
9 9 (2.67%) Network Planning
9 9 (2.67%) Change Management
10 8 (2.37%) Requirements Management
10 8 (2.37%) Test Strategy
11 7 (2.08%) Use Case
11 7 (2.08%) V-Model
11 7 (2.08%) Change Control
11 7 (2.08%) Configuration Management
11 7 (2.08%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.56%) SQL
2 10 (2.97%) C
3 7 (2.08%) C++
4 6 (1.78%) Lisp
5 5 (1.48%) Java
6 4 (1.19%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.19%) C#
7 3 (0.89%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.89%) VB6
7 3 (0.89%) VB
8 2 (0.59%) VBA
8 2 (0.59%) Python
8 2 (0.59%) Embedded C
8 2 (0.59%) Korn
8 2 (0.59%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.30%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.30%) Perl
9 1 (0.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 71 (21.07%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (19.88%) Degree
3 54 (16.02%) Security Cleared
4 38 (11.28%) SC Cleared
4 38 (11.28%) CCNP
5 29 (8.61%) CCIE
6 24 (7.12%) CISSP
7 21 (6.23%) CCDP
8 18 (5.34%) CCNA
9 7 (2.08%) HND
10 5 (1.48%) CCSP
10 5 (1.48%) HNC
10 5 (1.48%) Check Point Certification
11 4 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.19%) CCSA
11 4 (1.19%) CCSE
11 4 (1.19%) JNCIA
12 3 (0.89%) JNCIS
12 3 (0.89%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.59%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.75%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.89%) QA
2 3 (0.89%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.30%) SLA
3 1 (0.30%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 26 (7.72%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.67%) Firmware
3 8 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (1.78%) vSphere
4 6 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.48%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.48%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.19%) iptables
7 3 (0.89%) NFS
8 2 (0.59%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.30%) GPFS
9 1 (0.30%) Xen
9 1 (0.30%) XenApp
9 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (3.56%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (2.37%) FortiGate
3 6 (1.78%) NSN NetAct
4 5 (1.48%) CiscoWorks
4 5 (1.48%) OPNET
5 4 (1.19%) HAProxy
6 3 (0.89%) SCCM
6 3 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.59%) Puppet
7 2 (0.59%) SCOM
7 2 (0.59%) Ansible
8 1 (0.30%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.30%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 126 (37.39%) Cisco
2 70 (20.77%) CheckPoint
3 60 (17.80%) Microsoft
4 36 (10.68%) Juniper
5 25 (7.42%) Nokia
5 25 (7.42%) F5
6 22 (6.53%) Fortinet
7 20 (5.93%) Tufin
8 19 (5.64%) HP
9 16 (4.75%) VMware
10 15 (4.45%) TOWER Software
10 15 (4.45%) Blue Coat
10 15 (4.45%) Citrix
11 14 (4.15%) SAP
12 13 (3.86%) Ericsson
12 13 (3.86%) Red Hat
13 11 (3.26%) EMC
13 11 (3.26%) AlgoSec
14 9 (2.67%) Actix
14 9 (2.67%) IBM
Warrington, Cheshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hampshire
CPS Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Premier Engineering
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £18 - £22 per hour + DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
East Midlands
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £20 per hour + DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Connectus
Rate: £250 - £265 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West England
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
South West England
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £20 - £26 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
South West England
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
East Midlands
Next Ventures Limited
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £1 - £2 per hour + Contract hourly rate DOE
Posted: 13 days ago
Greater Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £35.00 - £45.00 per hour + dependent on experience
Posted: 13 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
South West England
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £25 - £33 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago