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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Design Engineer
Rank 497 414 472
Rank change year-on-year
-83 +58
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 128 213 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.38% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.41% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 71 39
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £488 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 21
Average hourly rate £36.00 £33.25 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.27% -6.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £29.25 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £33.25 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+8.27% -

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
55081 52161 48911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.78% 92.21% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 35197 31609 29039
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2038 2020 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -74 118 £400 +11.11% 89
South East -99 30 £318 -16.99% 34
London +9 27 £456 +16.98% 7
Berkshire -57 18 £395 -13.89% 3
South West -5 16 £400 +11.11% 18
West Midlands +7 14 £350 +6.06% 8
East of England +6 12 £320 -24.70% 10
Norfolk - 9 £320 -
City of London +5 8 £465 +5.68%
Yorkshire -32 8 £305 -12.85% 2
Scotland -7 7 £435 +33.84% 2
Bristol - 7 £400 - 2
Birmingham +10 6 £325 -1.51%
East Midlands -6 5 £258 -37.19% 3
Surrey -19 5 £255 -11.30% 4
Wiltshire -4 4 - - 6
Shropshire -10 4 £385 +16.66%
Telford -10 4 £385 +16.66%
Oxfordshire -19 4 £338 - 13
North West -22 4 £420 +40.00% 6
Leeds -28 4 £300 -14.28% 1
West Yorkshire -28 4 £300 -14.28% 1
Windsor -1 3 - -
Guildford -2 3 £255 -22.72% 3
Hampshire -5 3 £310 -4.24% 4
Reading -20 3 £423 -14.21% 2
Manchester - 3 £420 - 2
Erskine +10 2 £435 +33.84%
Renfrewshire +8 2 £435 +33.84%
Hertfordshire +1 2 - - 1

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 94 (37.01%) Cisco
2 77 (30.31%) Network Design
3 63 (24.80%) Telecoms
4 59 (23.23%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (21.65%) Security Cleared
6 51 (20.08%) CheckPoint
7 46 (18.11%) Microsoft
8 45 (17.72%) Firewall
9 41 (16.14%) LAN
10 38 (14.96%) WAN
10 38 (14.96%) BGP
11 37 (14.57%) OSPF
12 36 (14.17%) Juniper
12 36 (14.17%) MPLS
13 35 (13.78%) Windows
14 33 (12.99%) Active Directory
15 32 (12.60%) CCIE
15 32 (12.60%) CCNP
16 30 (11.81%) Cisco ASA
16 30 (11.81%) Degree
17 29 (11.42%) SC Cleared
18 28 (11.02%) Migration
19 27 (10.63%) Network Security
20 26 (10.24%) Cisco Nexus
21 25 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification
22 24 (9.45%) Wireless
23 22 (8.66%) VMware
23 22 (8.66%) 3G
23 22 (8.66%) VPN
24 21 (8.27%) F5

Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 13 (5.12%) Lync
2 9 (3.54%) MS Exchange
2 9 (3.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (2.36%) IIS
3 6 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.79%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.39%) JBoss
Applications
1 15 (5.91%) MS Office
1 15 (5.91%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.36%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (2.36%) AutoCAD
3 4 (1.57%) SOLIDWORKS
4 2 (0.79%) CATIA
4 2 (0.79%) Siemens NX
5 1 (0.39%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.39%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (0.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Metrica
1 1 (0.39%) Teamcenter
1 1 (0.39%) LabWindows
1 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.39%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.30%) Office 365
2 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (17.72%) Firewall
2 41 (16.14%) LAN
3 38 (14.96%) WAN
3 38 (14.96%) BGP
4 37 (14.57%) OSPF
5 36 (14.17%) MPLS
6 30 (11.81%) Cisco ASA
7 27 (10.63%) Network Security
8 26 (10.24%) Cisco Nexus
9 24 (9.45%) Wireless
10 22 (8.66%) 3G
10 22 (8.66%) VPN
11 20 (7.87%) TCP/IP
12 16 (6.30%) VoIP
12 16 (6.30%) VLAN
13 15 (5.91%) 4G
14 14 (5.51%) EIGRP
15 13 (5.12%) LTE
15 13 (5.12%) SSL
16 12 (4.72%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.18%) MySQL
1 3 (1.18%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.39%) MS Access
2 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (1.57%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (1.18%) JIRA
3 2 (0.79%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.39%) Maven
4 1 (0.39%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.39%) SoapUI
General
1 63 (24.80%) Telecoms
2 21 (8.27%) Finance
3 20 (7.87%) Electronics
4 10 (3.94%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.54%) Aerospace
6 5 (1.97%) Banking
7 3 (1.18%) French Language
7 3 (1.18%) Advertising
8 2 (0.79%) Publishing
8 2 (0.79%) Military
8 2 (0.79%) Automotive
8 2 (0.79%) Marketing
9 1 (0.39%) Retail
9 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.39%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.57%) SOAP
1 4 (1.57%) XML
1 4 (1.57%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.18%) Web Services
2 3 (1.18%) JSON
2 3 (1.18%) REST
3 2 (0.79%) .NET
3 2 (0.79%) XMPP
4 1 (0.39%) Middleware
4 1 (0.39%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.27%) Data Centre
2 15 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.33%) Clustering
4 9 (3.54%) Replication
4 9 (3.54%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 9 (3.54%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (3.15%) VHDL
6 7 (2.76%) PKI
7 6 (2.36%) CESG
8 4 (1.57%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.57%) CMDB
9 3 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.18%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.18%) PMI
9 3 (1.18%) Handset
9 3 (1.18%) IVR
9 3 (1.18%) IPTV
10 2 (0.79%) Verilog
10 2 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 35 (13.78%) Windows
2 12 (4.72%) Linux
3 11 (4.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (3.15%) SUSE
5 5 (1.97%) Android
5 5 (1.97%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.18%) UNIX
6 3 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.18%) CentOS
7 2 (0.79%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.39%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.39%) ThreadX
8 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.39%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (30.31%) Network Design
2 28 (11.02%) Migration
3 17 (6.69%) Load Balancing
4 15 (5.91%) ITIL
5 13 (5.12%) Service Delivery
6 12 (4.72%) Project Management
7 9 (3.54%) CAD
7 9 (3.54%) Mobile Device Management
8 8 (3.15%) Change Management
8 8 (3.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (2.76%) Configuration Management
10 6 (2.36%) Low Latency
10 6 (2.36%) Network Management
11 5 (1.97%) Load Testing
11 5 (1.97%) Ultra-Low Latency
11 5 (1.97%) Validation
11 5 (1.97%) UML
12 4 (1.57%) PRINCE2
12 4 (1.57%) Risk Assessment
12 4 (1.57%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (6.30%) C
2 11 (4.33%) C++
3 6 (2.36%) Assembly Language
4 5 (1.97%) C#
4 5 (1.97%) SQL
4 5 (1.97%) MATLAB
4 5 (1.97%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.18%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.18%) Erlang
5 3 (1.18%) VB
5 3 (1.18%) Java
5 3 (1.18%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.18%) Python
5 3 (1.18%) Embedded C
5 3 (1.18%) VB6
5 3 (1.18%) Ruby
6 2 (0.79%) Perl
7 1 (0.39%) PHP
7 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.39%) Korn
Qualifications
1 59 (23.23%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (21.65%) Security Cleared
3 32 (12.60%) CCIE
3 32 (12.60%) CCNP
4 30 (11.81%) Degree
5 29 (11.42%) SC Cleared
6 25 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (6.30%) MCSE
8 15 (5.91%) CCNA
9 9 (3.54%) CCSA
9 9 (3.54%) CCSE
10 8 (3.15%) CCDP
11 7 (2.76%) CISSP
12 5 (1.97%) CCVP
13 4 (1.57%) JNCIA
13 4 (1.57%) JNCIS
13 4 (1.57%) HNC
13 4 (1.57%) HND
14 3 (1.18%) JNCIP
14 3 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.57%) SLA
3 2 (0.79%) QA
4 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.39%) JTAG
4 1 (0.39%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.39%) DO-254
4 1 (0.39%) DO-160
4 1 (0.39%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 33 (12.99%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.94%) Firmware
3 9 (3.54%) vSphere
4 8 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.57%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.57%) NFS
5 4 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.79%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.39%) Xen
7 1 (0.39%) XenApp
7 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.39%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.39%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 10 (3.94%) FortiGate
2 6 (2.36%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (1.18%) OPNET
4 2 (0.79%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (0.79%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.39%) Cacti
5 1 (0.39%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.39%) Nagios
5 1 (0.39%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.39%) Cisco LMS
5 1 (0.39%) Icinga
Vendors
1 94 (37.01%) Cisco
2 51 (20.08%) CheckPoint
3 46 (18.11%) Microsoft
4 36 (14.17%) Juniper
5 22 (8.66%) VMware
6 21 (8.27%) F5
7 18 (7.09%) Fortinet
8 17 (6.69%) HP
9 14 (5.51%) Citrix
9 14 (5.51%) Blue Coat
9 14 (5.51%) Nokia
10 13 (5.12%) EMC
11 12 (4.72%) Huawei
12 10 (3.94%) Red Hat
13 9 (3.54%) Tufin
14 7 (2.76%) IronPort
14 7 (2.76%) Ericsson
15 6 (2.36%) Oracle
15 6 (2.36%) SAP
15 6 (2.36%) Brocade
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Connectus
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Posted: 17 hours ago
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London
Cititec
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
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Berkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £20 - 25 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorset
LA International
Rate: £40 - £43 per hour
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Portsmouth
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £25 - £28 per annum + doe
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Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £470 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Malvern
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
Salisbury
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £25 - £26 per annum + doe
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Southampton
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £28 per annum
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Gloucestershire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £25 - £26 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago
West Sussex
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £30 - £38 per hour + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Ulverston
Real Staffing
Rate: £25 - £27.50 per hour + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
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Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £20.00 - £22.00 per hour + competitive
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Y Rhyl
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Amoria Bond - UK
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