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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Design Engineer
Rank 403 425 362
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -63
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 177 152 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.30% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.32% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 35 31
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£370 £348 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.47% +9.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £230 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 38
Average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -4.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -2.77%

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
48562 47237 41574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.41% 92.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 29824 27903 23737
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1861 2009 2246
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 £11.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 2 March 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 -1 167 £370 +6.47% 95
South East +41 113 £375 +1.35% 28
Berkshire +34 74 £384 -1.60% 6
London -3 17 £325 +3.17% 7
Hampshire -12 17 £438 +10.06% 4
Reading +10 14 £451 +21.75%
Surrey +12 13 £258 -6.36% 3
Guildford +7 11 £255 -7.27% 2
East Midlands -4 10 £450 +12.50% 8
South West -22 8 - - 18
Newbury - 7 £393 - 3
Northamptonshire - 7 £450 - 1
Leeds - 6 £373 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £373 - 1
Yorkshire - 6 £373 - 4
Basingstoke -1 5 £425 - 1
West Midlands -22 5 £375 +11.64% 6
City of London +5 4 £426 +102.97% 3
Buckinghamshire -2 4 £300 - 3
Uxbridge - 4 £325 -
East of England +3 3 £330 - 15
North West -8 3 £288 -28.12% 1
Manchester - 3 £288 -
Cambridge +1 2 £350 - 9
Cambridgeshire -1 2 £350 - 9
Oxfordshire - 2 £383 - 8
Leicestershire +6 1 £325 - 1
Middlesex +5 1 £340 -
Hertfordshire +5 1 £310 - 1
Scotland -4 1 - - 3

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 145 (45.45%) Telecoms
2 115 (36.05%) Cisco
3 86 (26.96%) Network Design
4 73 (22.88%) Firewall
5 67 (21.00%) Cisco Certification
5 67 (21.00%) OSPF
6 66 (20.69%) CheckPoint
7 61 (19.12%) Degree
8 49 (15.36%) BGP
9 46 (14.42%) Microsoft
10 45 (14.11%) CCNP
11 40 (12.54%) Security Cleared
12 37 (11.60%) SC Cleared
13 36 (11.29%) VPN
14 34 (10.66%) Cisco ASA
15 33 (10.34%) MS Excel
16 32 (10.03%) Network Security
17 31 (9.72%) Nokia
18 29 (9.09%) CCDP
19 28 (8.78%) F5
20 27 (8.46%) Cisco Nexus
20 27 (8.46%) LTE
20 27 (8.46%) MPLS
20 27 (8.46%) RIP
21 26 (8.15%) 3G
22 25 (7.84%) ITIL
23 24 (7.52%) VoIP
23 24 (7.52%) CISSP
23 24 (7.52%) Risk Assessment
23 24 (7.52%) 4G

Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (4.08%) Lync
2 5 (1.57%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.31%) Documentum
4 1 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.31%) IIS
4 1 (0.31%) JBoss
Applications
1 33 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 23 (7.21%) MS Office
3 17 (5.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (4.39%) AutoCAD
5 6 (1.88%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.57%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 1 (0.31%) MS Project
7 1 (0.31%) CATIA
7 1 (0.31%) MicroStation
7 1 (0.31%) ProjectWise
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.31%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 73 (22.88%) Firewall
2 67 (21.00%) OSPF
3 49 (15.36%) BGP
4 36 (11.29%) VPN
5 34 (10.66%) Cisco ASA
6 32 (10.03%) Network Security
7 27 (8.46%) LTE
7 27 (8.46%) Cisco Nexus
7 27 (8.46%) MPLS
7 27 (8.46%) RIP
8 26 (8.15%) 3G
9 24 (7.52%) VoIP
9 24 (7.52%) 4G
10 22 (6.90%) IPsec
10 22 (6.90%) WLAN
10 22 (6.90%) LAN
11 20 (6.27%) Radio Access Network
12 18 (5.64%) Wireless
12 18 (5.64%) Internet
13 16 (5.02%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.57%) MongoDB
2 4 (1.25%) MySQL
3 3 (0.94%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.31%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.31%) dBASE
4 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (1.25%) RequisitePro
2 2 (0.63%) StarTeam
2 2 (0.63%) Selenium
3 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.31%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.31%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.31%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.31%) Gradle
3 1 (0.31%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.31%) JIRA
3 1 (0.31%) ReSharper
3 1 (0.31%) JMeter
3 1 (0.31%) Subversion
3 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.31%) Eclipse
General
1 145 (45.45%) Telecoms
2 14 (4.39%) Finance
2 14 (4.39%) Electronics
3 10 (3.13%) Retail
4 7 (2.19%) Aerospace
5 5 (1.57%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.25%) Legal
7 3 (0.94%) Marketing
7 3 (0.94%) Military
7 3 (0.94%) Banking
7 3 (0.94%) Multimedia
7 3 (0.94%) Billing
7 3 (0.94%) Publishing
7 3 (0.94%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.63%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Games
9 1 (0.31%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.57%) XMPP
2 4 (1.25%) Web Services
3 3 (0.94%) JSP
4 2 (0.63%) CSS
4 2 (0.63%) HTML
4 2 (0.63%) .NET
4 2 (0.63%) HTML5
4 2 (0.63%) RESTful
5 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.31%) CSS3
5 1 (0.31%) Laravel
5 1 (0.31%) Backbone.js
5 1 (0.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.31%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.31%) Java SE
5 1 (0.31%) JSON
5 1 (0.31%) Spring MVC
5 1 (0.31%) jQuery
5 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.31%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.76%) SecurID
3 9 (2.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 5 (1.57%) Clustering
5 4 (1.25%) IVR
5 4 (1.25%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (0.94%) Replication
6 3 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (0.94%) PKI
6 3 (0.94%) CESG
7 2 (0.63%) VHDL
7 2 (0.63%) Verilog
7 2 (0.63%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.63%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.31%) CAN bus
8 1 (0.31%) User Experience
8 1 (0.31%) ASIC
8 1 (0.31%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 22 (6.90%) Linux
2 16 (5.02%) Windows
3 4 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (1.25%) CentOS
3 4 (1.25%) Fedora
4 2 (0.63%) AIX
5 1 (0.31%) Solaris
5 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.31%) SUSE
5 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (26.96%) Network Design
2 25 (7.84%) ITIL
3 24 (7.52%) Risk Assessment
4 22 (6.90%) Load Balancing
5 21 (6.58%) Network Management
6 20 (6.27%) Validation
7 13 (4.08%) Demand Forecasting
8 12 (3.76%) eTOM
9 11 (3.45%) Software Engineering
9 11 (3.45%) Project Management
10 10 (3.13%) Change Control
10 10 (3.13%) Capacity Management
11 9 (2.82%) Requirements Management
11 9 (2.82%) CAD
12 8 (2.51%) Change Management
12 8 (2.51%) UML
12 8 (2.51%) Network Planning
12 8 (2.51%) Use Case
12 8 (2.51%) Performance Monitoring
12 8 (2.51%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.82%) SQL
1 9 (2.82%) Lisp
2 6 (1.88%) C
2 6 (1.88%) Java
3 2 (0.63%) VBA
3 2 (0.63%) Python
3 2 (0.63%) Embedded C
3 2 (0.63%) Assembly Language
3 2 (0.63%) C#
4 1 (0.31%) C++
4 1 (0.31%) MATLAB
4 1 (0.31%) Korn
4 1 (0.31%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.31%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.31%) Perl
4 1 (0.31%) PHP
Qualifications
1 67 (21.00%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (19.12%) Degree
3 45 (14.11%) CCNP
4 40 (12.54%) Security Cleared
5 37 (11.60%) SC Cleared
6 29 (9.09%) CCDP
7 24 (7.52%) CISSP
8 20 (6.27%) CCNA
9 18 (5.64%) CCIE
10 8 (2.51%) VCP4
11 7 (2.19%) HND
12 5 (1.57%) CCSP
12 5 (1.57%) Check Point Certification
13 4 (1.25%) HNC
14 2 (0.63%) CCIP
14 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.63%) DV Cleared
15 1 (0.31%) JNCIA
15 1 (0.31%) Chartered Engineer
15 1 (0.31%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.70%) PCI DSS
2 12 (3.76%) QA
3 5 (1.57%) SLA
4 3 (0.94%) JSP 440
System Software
1 13 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.82%) Firmware
3 6 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.57%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.25%) vSphere
6 3 (0.94%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.31%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 12 (3.76%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (2.51%) CiscoWorks
3 7 (2.19%) OPNET
4 6 (1.88%) NSN NetAct
5 4 (1.25%) HAProxy
6 3 (0.94%) FortiGate
6 3 (0.94%) SCCM
7 2 (0.63%) SCOM
7 2 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.63%) Puppet
7 2 (0.63%) Ansible
8 1 (0.31%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.31%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 115 (36.05%) Cisco
2 66 (20.69%) CheckPoint
3 46 (14.42%) Microsoft
4 31 (9.72%) Nokia
5 28 (8.78%) F5
6 22 (6.90%) Juniper
7 17 (5.33%) HP
8 16 (5.02%) Tufin
8 16 (5.02%) Fortinet
9 14 (4.39%) Ericsson
10 12 (3.76%) VMware
10 12 (3.76%) Blue Coat
10 12 (3.76%) TippingPoint
11 11 (3.45%) AlgoSec
11 11 (3.45%) BMC
12 10 (3.13%) Citrix
12 10 (3.13%) TOWER Software
13 9 (2.82%) Red Hat
13 9 (2.82%) SAP
14 8 (2.51%) IBM
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