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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Design Engineer
Rank 482 527 505
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 132 122 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.22% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.23% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 43 52
Median daily rate £425 £348 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.30% +6.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £441 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £320 £340
% change year-on-year
+32.81% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 26 16
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.35%

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
46857 52091 52770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.54% 94.71% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 30652 33213 33381
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1649 2008 2171
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +41 128 £425 +20.56% 34
South East +32 65 £425 +37.09% 10
Berkshire +17 26 £425 +30.76%
London +19 23 £450 +19.20% 3
Hampshire +14 14 £425 +33.85% 4
West Sussex +20 13 £325 - 1
North West +7 10 £520 +48.57% 4
West Midlands -14 10 £388 -8.82% 2
Reading +9 9 £500 -
South West +2 8 £500 +26.58% 2
Shropshire - 8 £388 -
Telford - 8 £388 -
Gatwick - 7 - -
Bracknell +8 6 £419 -
Manchester +5 6 £500 +42.85% 1
Crawley +20 5 £325 -
East of England -3 5 £350 -4.43% 5
Wiltshire - 5 - -
Swindon - 4 - -
Yorkshire +22 3 £375 +20.96% 3
Edinburgh +21 3 £500 +81.81% 1
Surrey +18 3 £375 +17.18% 2
Southampton +5 3 £425 -
Hook +2 3 £425 -4.49%
Hertfordshire 0 3 £350 -
Scotland -4 3 £500 +68.77% 1
City of London -11 3 £464 +25.33%
Chester - 3 £520 -
Cheshire - 3 £520 -
Buckinghamshire +20 2 £425 -

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 (35.11%) Cisco
2 75 (33.33%) Network Design
3 59 (26.22%) Cisco Certification
4 44 (19.56%) Security Cleared
5 39 (17.33%) Telecoms
6 37 (16.44%) Degree
7 36 (16.00%) SC Cleared
8 35 (15.56%) Firewall
8 35 (15.56%) CCNP
9 33 (14.67%) CCIE
10 32 (14.22%) Windows
10 32 (14.22%) Data Centre
11 31 (13.78%) Active Directory
12 29 (12.89%) Microsoft
13 28 (12.44%) CCNA
14 26 (11.56%) HP
15 25 (11.11%) Finance
15 25 (11.11%) Migration
16 24 (10.67%) LAN
17 23 (10.22%) WAN
17 23 (10.22%) ITIL
17 23 (10.22%) Manufacturing
17 23 (10.22%) Cisco Nexus
18 21 (9.33%) Electronics
19 20 (8.89%) CheckPoint
19 20 (8.89%) SCCM
20 18 (8.00%) EMC
20 18 (8.00%) Citrix
21 17 (7.56%) Python
21 17 (7.56%) Schematic Capture

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 (1.78%) SAS
2 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (6.67%) OrCAD
2 12 (5.33%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.11%) MS Office
3 7 (3.11%) MS Visio
3 7 (3.11%) SOLIDWORKS
4 5 (2.22%) MS Project
5 3 (1.33%) PTC Creo
6 2 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.89%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 2 (0.89%) Solid Edge
7 1 (0.44%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.56%) G Suite
2 7 (3.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.78%) Office 365
4 2 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.89%) IaaS
4 2 (0.89%) PaaS
5 1 (0.44%) GitHub
5 1 (0.44%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 35 (15.56%) Firewall
2 24 (10.67%) LAN
3 23 (10.22%) Cisco Nexus
3 23 (10.22%) WAN
4 15 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (6.67%) Network Security
4 15 (6.67%) RFID
5 13 (5.78%) Wireless
6 12 (5.33%) Ethernet
7 11 (4.89%) MPLS
7 11 (4.89%) Unified Communications
8 10 (4.44%) BGP
8 10 (4.44%) RS-232
8 10 (4.44%) VoIP
9 9 (4.00%) OSPF
10 8 (3.56%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (3.56%) DNS
11 7 (3.11%) SNMP
12 6 (2.67%) DHCP
12 6 (2.67%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.44%) Big Data
3 1 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (1.78%) Rational DOORS
1 4 (1.78%) StarTeam
2 3 (1.33%) LabVIEW
2 3 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.89%) PVCS
3 2 (0.89%) Subversion
4 1 (0.44%) JIRA
4 1 (0.44%) MSI
General
1 39 (17.33%) Telecoms
2 25 (11.11%) Finance
3 23 (10.22%) Manufacturing
4 21 (9.33%) Electronics
5 12 (5.33%) Banking
6 4 (1.78%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.78%) Retail
7 2 (0.89%) Automotive
7 2 (0.89%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.89%) Legal
8 1 (0.44%) Marketing
8 1 (0.44%) Military
8 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.44%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.89%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 32 (14.22%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.22%) Contactless
3 11 (4.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 10 (4.44%) Cloud Native
4 10 (4.44%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.56%) Smartcard
6 6 (2.67%) VHDL
7 5 (2.22%) Blockchain
7 5 (2.22%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.78%) Microsoft Licensing
8 4 (1.78%) MPEG
8 4 (1.78%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.78%) Verilog
8 4 (1.78%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.33%) CCTV
9 3 (1.33%) CMDB
9 3 (1.33%) PKI
10 2 (0.89%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 32 (14.22%) Windows
2 16 (7.11%) Linux
3 14 (6.22%) Windows 10
4 12 (5.33%) Mac OS X
5 10 (4.44%) Ubuntu
6 9 (4.00%) Android
6 9 (4.00%) Apple iOS
7 7 (3.11%) Windows 7
8 6 (2.67%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (2.22%) Windows XP
9 5 (2.22%) zOS
10 4 (1.78%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.89%) Unix
12 1 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (33.33%) Network Design
2 25 (11.11%) Migration
3 23 (10.22%) ITIL
4 17 (7.56%) Schematic Capture
5 16 (7.11%) Project Management
6 14 (6.22%) Load Balancing
7 13 (5.78%) Network Management
7 13 (5.78%) Validation
8 12 (5.33%) Infrastructure Management
8 12 (5.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 11 (4.89%) Patch Management
10 10 (4.44%) Software Distribution
10 10 (4.44%) Translating Business Requirements
10 10 (4.44%) Use Case
11 9 (4.00%) Mentoring
12 8 (3.56%) Service Management
12 8 (3.56%) Software Engineering
12 8 (3.56%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (3.11%) Change Management
13 7 (3.11%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 17 (7.56%) Python
2 14 (6.22%) PowerShell
3 12 (5.33%) Bash Shell
4 9 (4.00%) C
5 4 (1.78%) SQL
6 2 (0.89%) Ada
6 2 (0.89%) Ada 83
6 2 (0.89%) Ada 95
6 2 (0.89%) C++
6 2 (0.89%) Java
6 2 (0.89%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.89%) PHP
7 1 (0.44%) C#
7 1 (0.44%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.44%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 59 (26.22%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (19.56%) Security Cleared
3 37 (16.44%) Degree
4 36 (16.00%) SC Cleared
5 35 (15.56%) CCNP
6 33 (14.67%) CCIE
7 28 (12.44%) CCNA
8 13 (5.78%) CCDP
9 10 (4.44%) Chartered Engineer
10 5 (2.22%) CCA
10 5 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (2.22%) DV Cleared
10 5 (2.22%) HND
10 5 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.78%) ACMT
11 4 (1.78%) HNC
11 4 (1.78%) MCSE
11 4 (1.78%) MCTS
12 3 (1.33%) CCDA
12 3 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.67%) QA
2 4 (1.78%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.89%) DO-178B
3 2 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.89%) JTAG
4 1 (0.44%) DO-254
4 1 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.44%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.44%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.44%) RMADS
4 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (13.78%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.67%) Xen
3 13 (5.78%) BitLocker
4 12 (5.33%) XenApp
4 12 (5.33%) XenDesktop
5 9 (4.00%) Firmware
6 6 (2.67%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.89%) vCloud
7 2 (0.89%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.89%) vSphere
8 1 (0.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 20 (8.89%) SCCM
2 15 (6.67%) WSUS
3 9 (4.00%) Cisco UCCX
4 8 (3.56%) Cisco CUCM
4 8 (3.56%) Cisco UCCE
5 6 (2.67%) OPNET
6 4 (1.78%) Casper Suite
6 4 (1.78%) vMotion
7 2 (0.89%) Ansible
7 2 (0.89%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.89%) vRealize
8 1 (0.44%) Control-M
8 1 (0.44%) HP UCMDB
8 1 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.44%) Puppet
8 1 (0.44%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 79 (35.11%) Cisco
2 29 (12.89%) Microsoft
3 26 (11.56%) HP
4 20 (8.89%) CheckPoint
5 18 (8.00%) Citrix
5 18 (8.00%) EMC
6 17 (7.56%) F5
6 17 (7.56%) Palo Alto
7 16 (7.11%) Dell
7 16 (7.11%) Juniper
8 15 (6.67%) Apple
9 13 (5.78%) Symantec
10 12 (5.33%) VMware
11 11 (4.89%) Google
12 9 (4.00%) Fortinet
13 8 (3.56%) ServiceNow
14 7 (3.11%) Blue Coat
14 7 (3.11%) Riverbed
15 6 (2.67%) Brocade
15 6 (2.67%) Huawei
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