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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Design Engineer
Rank 560 551 460
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -91
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 97 110 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.19% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.20% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 40 61
Median daily rate £433 £416 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.90% +22.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £324 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £339
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +10.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 15
Median hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £12.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+8.66% +15.38%

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
50649 54325 53290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33107 34727 32509
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1691 2060 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 September 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 27 September 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 +23 95 £425 +6.25% 58
London -4 27 £440 -2.22% 5
South East +19 24 £463 +45.66% 20
North West +26 12 £450 +12.50% 5
Berkshire +4 10 £350 -22.22% 1
West Midlands -28 10 £475 +46.15% 6
Hampshire +22 8 £575 - 1
Leeds +13 8 £283 -5.83% 1
West Yorkshire +10 8 £283 -5.83% 3
Yorkshire +10 8 £283 -7.37% 3
East of England 0 7 £350 -6.66% 7
City of London +11 5 £440 +6.66% 1
Manchester +1 5 £450 +12.50% 1
East Midlands -8 4 - - 1
Surrey +7 3 £280 +9.80% 8
Scotland +4 3 £450 +3.44%
Hertfordshire 0 3 £325 - 2
South West -1 3 - - 8
Shropshire -24 3 £375 -
Telford -27 3 £375 -
Chester - 3 £520 - 2
West Sussex - 3 £315 - 4
Liverpool - 3 £400 -
Cheshire - 3 £520 - 3
Merseyside - 3 £400 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £350 - 4
Leicestershire +1 2 - -
Derbyshire -1 2 - -
Birmingham -11 2 £488 +50.00% 2
Edinburgh - 2 £500 -

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 79 (36.24%) Cisco
2 76 (34.86%) Network Design
3 48 (22.02%) Cisco Certification
4 45 (20.64%) Firewall
5 42 (19.27%) Telecoms
5 42 (19.27%) Windows
5 42 (19.27%) Security Cleared
6 39 (17.89%) SC Cleared
7 37 (16.97%) Active Directory
8 35 (16.06%) Data Centre
9 33 (15.14%) Degree
10 32 (14.68%) CCNP
11 31 (14.22%) Finance
12 27 (12.39%) BGP
13 24 (11.01%) Citrix
13 24 (11.01%) Migration
13 24 (11.01%) Wireless
14 23 (10.55%) Juniper
14 23 (10.55%) WAN
14 23 (10.55%) Cisco Nexus
15 22 (10.09%) OSPF
16 21 (9.63%) HP
16 21 (9.63%) LAN
16 21 (9.63%) Electronics
17 20 (9.17%) F5
17 20 (9.17%) SCCM
18 19 (8.72%) Palo Alto
18 19 (8.72%) Microsoft
18 19 (8.72%) CheckPoint
18 19 (8.72%) Project 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 4 (1.83%) SAS
2 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (0.92%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.92%) Resin
3 1 (0.46%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (5.05%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.21%) SOLIDWORKS
3 6 (2.75%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.29%) MS Office
5 4 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.83%) OrCAD
6 3 (1.38%) MS Project
7 1 (0.46%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.46%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 1 (0.46%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.46%) Simulink
7 1 (0.46%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Eikon
1 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.46%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.59%) Office 365
2 7 (3.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.38%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.92%) IaaS
5 1 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 45 (20.64%) Firewall
2 27 (12.39%) BGP
3 24 (11.01%) Wireless
4 23 (10.55%) Cisco Nexus
4 23 (10.55%) WAN
5 22 (10.09%) OSPF
6 21 (9.63%) LAN
7 15 (6.88%) DNS
8 13 (5.96%) Network Security
9 12 (5.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 12 (5.50%) MPLS
9 12 (5.50%) VPN
10 11 (5.05%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (4.59%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (4.13%) EIGRP
12 9 (4.13%) NetScaler
12 9 (4.13%) SNMP
13 8 (3.67%) BIG-IP
13 8 (3.67%) DHCP
13 8 (3.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.21%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.46%) Big Data
3 1 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (3.21%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (2.29%) StarTeam
3 4 (1.83%) LabVIEW
3 4 (1.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (1.38%) Subversion
5 2 (0.92%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.92%) PVCS
6 1 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 42 (19.27%) Telecoms
2 31 (14.22%) Finance
3 21 (9.63%) Electronics
4 14 (6.42%) Banking
5 8 (3.67%) Manufacturing
6 7 (3.21%) Financial Institution
6 7 (3.21%) Retail
7 4 (1.83%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.92%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.92%) Marketing
8 2 (0.92%) Publishing
8 2 (0.92%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.46%) Automotive
9 1 (0.46%) Avionics
9 1 (0.46%) Front Office
9 1 (0.46%) Legal
9 1 (0.46%) Local Government
9 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.38%) Middleware
2 2 (0.92%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.46%) .NET
3 1 (0.46%) REST
3 1 (0.46%) SOAP
3 1 (0.46%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (0.46%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 35 (16.06%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.59%) Computer Science
2 10 (4.59%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 6 (2.75%) Device Driver
4 5 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.29%) Cloud Native
4 5 (2.29%) VHDL
5 4 (1.83%) CMDB
5 4 (1.83%) Digital Media
5 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Licensing
5 4 (1.83%) PKI
6 3 (1.38%) Blockchain
6 3 (1.38%) CCTV
6 3 (1.38%) Contactless
6 3 (1.38%) FMCG
6 3 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.38%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.38%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.38%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.38%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 42 (19.27%) Windows
2 15 (6.88%) Linux
3 9 (4.13%) Windows Server
4 8 (3.67%) Windows 10
5 6 (2.75%) Mac OS X
5 6 (2.75%) Windows 8
5 6 (2.75%) Windows XP
6 4 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.83%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.83%) Unix
6 4 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.38%) Android
7 3 (1.38%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.38%) Solaris
7 3 (1.38%) zOS
8 2 (0.92%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (34.86%) Network Design
2 24 (11.01%) Migration
3 19 (8.72%) Project Management
4 14 (6.42%) ITIL
4 14 (6.42%) Load Balancing
4 14 (6.42%) Network Management
5 11 (5.05%) Change Management
6 9 (4.13%) Software Engineering
6 9 (4.13%) Validation
7 8 (3.67%) Network Architecture
7 8 (3.67%) Service Delivery
8 7 (3.21%) CAD
8 7 (3.21%) Requirements Management
9 6 (2.75%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (2.75%) Configuration Management
9 6 (2.75%) Infrastructure Management
9 6 (2.75%) Software Distribution
9 6 (2.75%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (2.75%) Translating Business Requirements
9 6 (2.75%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.50%) C
1 12 (5.50%) Python
2 10 (4.59%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.21%) SQL
4 6 (2.75%) Bash Shell
5 5 (2.29%) Java
6 4 (1.83%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.83%) PHP
7 3 (1.38%) MATLAB
8 2 (0.92%) Ada
8 2 (0.92%) Ada 83
8 2 (0.92%) Ada 95
8 2 (0.92%) C#
8 2 (0.92%) C++
9 1 (0.46%) Perl
9 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.46%) Tcl
9 1 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 48 (22.02%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (19.27%) Security Cleared
3 39 (17.89%) SC Cleared
4 33 (15.14%) Degree
5 32 (14.68%) CCNP
6 18 (8.26%) CCIE
6 18 (8.26%) CCNA
7 13 (5.96%) CCDP
8 7 (3.21%) HND
9 5 (2.29%) CCA
9 5 (2.29%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (2.29%) HNC
10 4 (1.83%) ACMT
10 4 (1.83%) MCSE
10 4 (1.83%) MCTS
10 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (1.38%) Chartered Engineer
11 3 (1.38%) CISSP
11 3 (1.38%) JNCIE
11 3 (1.38%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.13%) SLA
2 6 (2.75%) QA
3 2 (0.92%) DO-178B
3 2 (0.92%) DO-254
3 2 (0.92%) JTAG
4 1 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.46%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.46%) MiFID
4 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (16.97%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.42%) Xen
3 7 (3.21%) BitLocker
4 6 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.75%) XenApp
4 6 (2.75%) XenDesktop
5 5 (2.29%) Firmware
5 5 (2.29%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.83%) vCloud
7 3 (1.38%) DFS Replication
7 3 (1.38%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.38%) XenServer
8 2 (0.92%) vSphere
9 1 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.46%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (9.17%) SCCM
2 14 (6.42%) WSUS
3 9 (4.13%) OPNET
4 7 (3.21%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (1.83%) Casper Suite
5 4 (1.83%) vMotion
6 3 (1.38%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.92%) HP UCMDB
7 2 (0.92%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.92%) vRealize
8 1 (0.46%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 79 (36.24%) Cisco
2 24 (11.01%) Citrix
3 23 (10.55%) Juniper
4 21 (9.63%) HP
5 20 (9.17%) F5
6 19 (8.72%) CheckPoint
6 19 (8.72%) Microsoft
6 19 (8.72%) Palo Alto
7 14 (6.42%) Apple
7 14 (6.42%) VMware
8 11 (5.05%) Riverbed
9 10 (4.59%) Dell
10 9 (4.13%) Fortinet
11 8 (3.67%) Nokia
12 7 (3.21%) EMC
12 7 (3.21%) Symantec
13 6 (2.75%) Google
13 6 (2.75%) SolarWinds
13 6 (2.75%) Tufin
14 5 (2.29%) Aruba
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Rate: £35 - £37 per annum
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Rate: 250-400 Per Day + Benefits
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Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £540 per day
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South West England
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West Midlands
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South East England
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East Midlands
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