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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Design Engineer
Rank 483 441 405
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 130 148 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.28% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.30% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 39 29
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£388 £335 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.67% +6.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £255 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 28 12
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.30 £33.23 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £42.85 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +22.95%

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
50953 48768 42881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.48% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31537 30266 24598
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 £250 £230 £240
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 1993 1997 2122
Average hourly rate £16.54 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 27 May 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
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 27 May 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 -35 118 £425 +25.92% 99
South East -40 53 £336 -1.10% 37
London +29 28 £460 +67.27% 5
Berkshire -13 27 £300 -14.28% 12
West Midlands -6 15 £425 - 14
Hampshire +1 11 £440 +27.53%
Birmingham - 11 £425 - 1
South West +4 7 - - 10
Surrey -4 7 £280 +3.70% 8
Yorkshire -13 7 £300 +44.57% 2
Leeds -5 6 £300 +44.57% 1
West Yorkshire -8 6 £300 +44.57% 2
Scotland -7 5 £450 +34.32% 4
East of England -11 5 - - 14
Reading -11 5 £275 -21.42% 4
Wiltshire +5 4 - - 4
Hook -4 4 £501 +17.94%
City of London +2 3 £430 +1.17% 1
Basingstoke +2 3 £425 +11.84%
Guildford -5 3 £255 -3.77% 5
Windsor -5 3 - -
Cambridgeshire -13 3 - - 9
Redhill - 3 £280 - 1
Buckinghamshire 0 2 - - 6
Erskine 0 2 £451 +34.54%
Renfrewshire 0 2 £451 +34.54%
Newbury -1 2 £300 - 5
Glasgow -3 2 - -
North West -21 2 - - 7
Oxfordshire - 2 £361 - 6

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 127 (42.19%) Telecoms
2 111 (36.88%) Cisco
3 84 (27.91%) Network Design
4 62 (20.60%) Cisco Certification
5 58 (19.27%) CheckPoint
6 56 (18.60%) Degree
7 51 (16.94%) Microsoft
8 49 (16.28%) Firewall
9 48 (15.95%) Security Cleared
10 45 (14.95%) OSPF
11 38 (12.62%) BGP
12 35 (11.63%) Juniper
13 32 (10.63%) Cisco ASA
14 31 (10.30%) Network Security
14 31 (10.30%) MS Excel
15 30 (9.97%) CCNP
16 29 (9.63%) CCIE
16 29 (9.63%) Windows
16 29 (9.63%) SC Cleared
17 28 (9.30%) LAN
17 28 (9.30%) VoIP
18 27 (8.97%) Data Centre
19 26 (8.64%) MS Office
19 26 (8.64%) Active Directory
20 25 (8.31%) Cisco Nexus
21 24 (7.97%) Wireless
22 23 (7.64%) Nokia
22 23 (7.64%) MPLS
22 23 (7.64%) VPN
23 22 (7.31%) 3G

Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 14 (4.65%) Lync
2 5 (1.66%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (1.33%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.66%) IIS
6 1 (0.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 31 (10.30%) MS Excel
2 26 (8.64%) MS Office
3 19 (6.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (4.98%) AutoCAD
5 5 (1.66%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.66%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (0.66%) CATIA
7 1 (0.33%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 1 (0.33%) MS Project
7 1 (0.33%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.66%) Office 365
2 3 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.33%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 49 (16.28%) Firewall
2 45 (14.95%) OSPF
3 38 (12.62%) BGP
4 32 (10.63%) Cisco ASA
5 31 (10.30%) Network Security
6 28 (9.30%) VoIP
6 28 (9.30%) LAN
7 25 (8.31%) Cisco Nexus
8 24 (7.97%) Wireless
9 23 (7.64%) VPN
9 23 (7.64%) MPLS
10 22 (7.31%) 3G
11 19 (6.31%) 4G
12 18 (5.98%) WLAN
12 18 (5.98%) WAN
12 18 (5.98%) Radio Access Network
13 15 (4.98%) IPsec
13 15 (4.98%) VLAN
14 14 (4.65%) LTE
14 14 (4.65%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.33%) MySQL
1 7 (2.33%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.33%) dBASE
3 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.33%) RequisitePro
2 3 (1.00%) StarTeam
2 3 (1.00%) JIRA
3 1 (0.33%) Selenium
3 1 (0.33%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.33%) Maven
3 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.33%) Eclipse
General
1 127 (42.19%) Telecoms
2 17 (5.65%) Electronics
3 15 (4.98%) Finance
4 9 (2.99%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.99%) Retail
6 4 (1.33%) Publishing
6 4 (1.33%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.00%) Advertising
7 3 (1.00%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.00%) Military
7 3 (1.00%) Banking
7 3 (1.00%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.00%) Billing
7 3 (1.00%) French Language
8 2 (0.66%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.66%) Automotive
9 1 (0.33%) Marketing
9 1 (0.33%) Games
9 1 (0.33%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.33%) Web Services
2 6 (1.99%) XMPP
3 3 (1.00%) JSON
3 3 (1.00%) REST
3 3 (1.00%) XML
3 3 (1.00%) JSP
3 3 (1.00%) SOAP
4 2 (0.66%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.97%) Data Centre
2 18 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.32%) Clustering
4 11 (3.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 7 (2.33%) IVR
6 6 (1.99%) CESG
6 6 (1.99%) SecurID
6 6 (1.99%) VHDL
7 5 (1.66%) Replication
7 5 (1.66%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (1.33%) PKI
8 4 (1.33%) IPTV
8 4 (1.33%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.00%) Verilog
9 3 (1.00%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.00%) PMI
10 2 (0.66%) CMDB
10 2 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.33%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 29 (9.63%) Windows
2 21 (6.98%) Linux
3 7 (2.33%) CentOS
3 7 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (1.66%) Android
5 4 (1.33%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.00%) Fedora
7 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.66%) UNIX
7 2 (0.66%) SUSE
8 1 (0.33%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.33%) ThreadX
8 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.33%) AIX
8 1 (0.33%) Solaris
8 1 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (27.91%) Network Design
2 20 (6.64%) ITIL
3 18 (5.98%) Load Balancing
4 14 (4.65%) Migration
5 13 (4.32%) Risk Assessment
6 11 (3.65%) Network Planning
6 11 (3.65%) Performance Monitoring
7 9 (2.99%) Software Engineering
7 9 (2.99%) Network Management
8 7 (2.33%) ITIL V3
8 7 (2.33%) Validation
8 7 (2.33%) UML
8 7 (2.33%) Change Management
9 6 (1.99%) CAD
9 6 (1.99%) Service Delivery
9 6 (1.99%) eTOM
9 6 (1.99%) Use Case
9 6 (1.99%) Requirements Management
9 6 (1.99%) V-Model
9 6 (1.99%) Demand Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 11 (3.65%) SQL
2 10 (3.32%) C
3 8 (2.66%) C++
4 6 (1.99%) Java
4 6 (1.99%) Lisp
5 5 (1.66%) C#
6 3 (1.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.00%) VB
6 3 (1.00%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.00%) VB6
7 2 (0.66%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.66%) VBA
7 2 (0.66%) Python
8 1 (0.33%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.33%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.33%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.33%) Ruby
8 1 (0.33%) Korn
8 1 (0.33%) C++/CLI
8 1 (0.33%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 62 (20.60%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (18.60%) Degree
3 48 (15.95%) Security Cleared
4 30 (9.97%) CCNP
5 29 (9.63%) CCIE
5 29 (9.63%) SC Cleared
6 17 (5.65%) CCDP
7 16 (5.32%) CISSP
8 15 (4.98%) CCNA
9 8 (2.66%) CCSA
9 8 (2.66%) CCSE
10 7 (2.33%) HND
11 6 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (1.66%) Check Point Certification
12 5 (1.66%) CCSP
13 4 (1.33%) MCSE
14 3 (1.00%) HNC
14 3 (1.00%) CCIP
14 3 (1.00%) PMI Certification
14 3 (1.00%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.32%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.00%) QA
2 3 (1.00%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.33%) SLA
4 1 (0.33%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 26 (8.64%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.32%) Firmware
3 6 (1.99%) vSphere
4 5 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.66%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.33%) iptables
6 3 (1.00%) NFS
6 3 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.66%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.33%) Xen
8 1 (0.33%) XenApp
8 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.33%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.33%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 12 (3.99%) Cisco CUCM
1 12 (3.99%) FortiGate
2 6 (1.99%) NSN NetAct
2 6 (1.99%) TrustSec
3 5 (1.66%) OPNET
4 4 (1.33%) HAProxy
5 3 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.66%) Puppet
6 2 (0.66%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (0.66%) Ansible
6 2 (0.66%) SCCM
6 2 (0.66%) SCOM
7 1 (0.33%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.33%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 111 (36.88%) Cisco
2 58 (19.27%) CheckPoint
3 51 (16.94%) Microsoft
4 35 (11.63%) Juniper
5 23 (7.64%) Nokia
6 21 (6.98%) HP
7 18 (5.98%) Fortinet
7 18 (5.98%) F5
8 17 (5.65%) Blue Coat
9 16 (5.32%) Tufin
10 15 (4.98%) VMware
11 14 (4.65%) TOWER Software
11 14 (4.65%) Citrix
12 12 (3.99%) SAP
12 12 (3.99%) Red Hat
13 10 (3.32%) EMC
13 10 (3.32%) Ericsson
14 9 (2.99%) Actix
15 8 (2.66%) Huawei
16 7 (2.33%) IBM
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