The first table below looks at the demand 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 9 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
9 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Design Engineer
Rank 396 440 286
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -154
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 188 123 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.25% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.27% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 33 57
Average daily rate
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£338 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £273 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £424 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
- +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 19 47
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.40 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +5.18%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48880 46358 52194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.48% 92.58% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 29825 26970 28985
Average daily rate £393 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.87% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1978 2143 2595
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-7.26% -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 9 July 2014.

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 9 July 2014.

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 9 July 2014. 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 +16 161 £340 -2.85% 73
South East +24 95 £338 -8.78% 5
Berkshire +20 59 £431 +54.01% 1
East of England -9 18 £350 +25.00% 8
Hampshire 0 17 £325 -22.61% 2
London +7 16 £275 -17.60% 6
Cambridgeshire +5 15 £350 +23.89% 4
Reading -7 15 £450 +60.71%
South West -21 13 £450 +5.88% 25
Cambridge -1 12 £350 +20.68% 4
West Midlands -15 12 - - 12
Surrey +12 11 £275 -17.91% 1
Scotland - 11 £335 - 5
Coventry -4 10 - -
Bracknell - 7 £350 -
Guildford +6 5 - -
City of London +12 4 £440 -
North West -1 3 - - 5
Buckinghamshire -9 3 - -
Cheltenham - 3 £648 - 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £648 - 4
Dorset +7 2 - - 1
Cheshire +2 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire +2 2 - - 2
Bristol -20 2 - - 9
Yorkshire - 2 £350 - 4
Leicestershire -4 1 £410 - 2
East Midlands -7 1 £410 +9.33% 7
Devon - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 July 2014, 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.

1 137 (39.83%) Telecoms
2 91 (26.45%) Cisco
3 80 (23.26%) Network Design
4 78 (22.67%) Firewall
5 69 (20.06%) Cisco Certification
6 66 (19.19%) Degree
7 61 (17.73%) OSPF
8 51 (14.83%) CheckPoint
9 47 (13.66%) Security Cleared
10 46 (13.37%) MPLS
11 45 (13.08%) LTE
12 44 (12.79%) CCIE
13 42 (12.21%) 3G
14 39 (11.34%) Microsoft
15 36 (10.47%) CCNP
15 36 (10.47%) Ethernet
16 35 (10.17%) BGP
17 34 (9.88%) Juniper
17 34 (9.88%) VPN
18 32 (9.30%) Huawei
18 32 (9.30%) SC Cleared
19 31 (9.01%) Windows
20 30 (8.72%) CAD
21 29 (8.43%) Ericsson
21 29 (8.43%) Network Management
21 29 (8.43%) Radio Access Network
22 27 (7.85%) Cisco ASA
22 27 (7.85%) Nokia
22 27 (7.85%) MS Excel
23 26 (7.56%) MS Office

Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 July 2014, 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 9 (2.62%) Apache
2 8 (2.33%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.16%) IIS
3 4 (1.16%) Lync
4 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.58%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.29%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 27 (7.85%) MS Excel
2 26 (7.56%) MS Office
3 15 (4.36%) AutoCAD
4 10 (2.91%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 7 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (1.45%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.45%) CATIA
7 1 (0.29%) NASTRAN
7 1 (0.29%) Solid Edge
7 1 (0.29%) MicroStation
7 1 (0.29%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.58%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.29%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 78 (22.67%) Firewall
2 61 (17.73%) OSPF
3 46 (13.37%) MPLS
4 45 (13.08%) LTE
5 42 (12.21%) 3G
6 36 (10.47%) Ethernet
7 35 (10.17%) BGP
8 34 (9.88%) VPN
9 29 (8.43%) Radio Access Network
10 27 (7.85%) Cisco ASA
11 25 (7.27%) SDH
12 23 (6.69%) 2G
13 22 (6.40%) DWDM
14 21 (6.10%) IPsec
14 21 (6.10%) VoIP
15 20 (5.81%) Cisco PIX
16 19 (5.52%) DNS
16 19 (5.52%) LAN
16 19 (5.52%) ATM
17 18 (5.23%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.74%) MS Access
2 3 (0.87%) Big Data
2 3 (0.87%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.29%) QlikView
3 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.29%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.29%) EDMS
3 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (3.20%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (1.45%) ClearCase
3 3 (0.87%) JIRA
4 2 (0.58%) Subversion
4 2 (0.58%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.58%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.29%) WebLOAD
5 1 (0.29%) ClearQuest
General
1 137 (39.83%) Telecoms
2 25 (7.27%) Electronics
3 18 (5.23%) Manufacturing
4 16 (4.65%) Military
5 10 (2.91%) Automotive
6 9 (2.62%) Finance
7 6 (1.74%) Legal
7 6 (1.74%) Billing
7 6 (1.74%) Avionics
8 3 (0.87%) Marketing
8 3 (0.87%) Games
9 2 (0.58%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.58%) Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.74%) JSP
2 3 (0.87%) XML
3 2 (0.58%) Middleware
3 2 (0.58%) CSS
3 2 (0.58%) Web Services
3 2 (0.58%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.29%) COM+
4 1 (0.29%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.49%) Management Information System
1 12 (3.49%) Physics
2 9 (2.62%) Mathematics
3 7 (2.03%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.03%) Firmware
3 7 (2.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 6 (1.74%) Human Factors
5 4 (1.16%) VHDL
5 4 (1.16%) ASIC
6 3 (0.87%) Statistics
6 3 (0.87%) DTV
6 3 (0.87%) GIS
6 3 (0.87%) Verilog
6 3 (0.87%) Clustering
7 2 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.58%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.58%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.29%) SystemC
8 1 (0.29%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.29%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 31 (9.01%) Windows
2 12 (3.49%) Windows 7
3 10 (2.91%) UNIX
3 10 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (2.62%) Linux
4 9 (2.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (2.33%) Windows XP
6 3 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.58%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.29%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (23.26%) Network Design
2 30 (8.72%) CAD
3 29 (8.43%) Network Management
4 26 (7.56%) Project Management
5 24 (6.98%) Validation
6 14 (4.07%) Load Balancing
7 13 (3.78%) Network Architecture
7 13 (3.78%) Risk Assessment
8 12 (3.49%) Capacity Management
9 11 (3.20%) Integration Testing
9 11 (3.20%) Configuration Management
10 10 (2.91%) ITIL
10 10 (2.91%) Business Development
10 10 (2.91%) Requirements Management
11 9 (2.62%) Network Planning
12 8 (2.33%) Change Management
12 8 (2.33%) Capacity Planning
12 8 (2.33%) Time Management
13 7 (2.03%) Unit Testing
13 7 (2.03%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 23 (6.69%) C
2 18 (5.23%) PowerShell
3 17 (4.94%) SQL
4 16 (4.65%) VBScript
5 8 (2.33%) Perl
6 7 (2.03%) VB
7 6 (1.74%) C#
7 6 (1.74%) C++
8 4 (1.16%) Java
8 4 (1.16%) Python
9 3 (0.87%) PHP
10 1 (0.29%) Erlang
10 1 (0.29%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.29%) Ruby
10 1 (0.29%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 69 (20.06%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (19.19%) Degree
3 47 (13.66%) Security Cleared
4 44 (12.79%) CCIE
5 36 (10.47%) CCNP
6 32 (9.30%) SC Cleared
7 20 (5.81%) CISSP
8 15 (4.36%) CCSP
8 15 (4.36%) CCDP
9 14 (4.07%) CCNA
10 12 (3.49%) DV Cleared
11 11 (3.20%) Check Point Certification
12 9 (2.62%) HND
13 4 (1.16%) PhD
14 2 (0.58%) CCA
14 2 (0.58%) HNC
14 2 (0.58%) CCDE
14 2 (0.58%) Chartered Engineer
15 1 (0.29%) MCP
15 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.20%) PCI DSS
2 6 (1.74%) SLA
3 3 (0.87%) DO-254
3 3 (0.87%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.87%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.58%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.29%) QA
System Software
1 9 (2.62%) Forefront TMG
2 8 (2.33%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.74%) XenApp
3 6 (1.74%) vSphere
4 5 (1.45%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.16%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.87%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.58%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.29%) RHEV
8 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.29%) XenServer
8 1 (0.29%) Samba
Systems Management
1 11 (3.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (2.33%) FortiGate
3 5 (1.45%) SCCM
3 5 (1.45%) OPNET
4 4 (1.16%) CiscoWorks
4 4 (1.16%) SCOM
5 2 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.29%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.29%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 91 (26.45%) Cisco
2 51 (14.83%) CheckPoint
3 39 (11.34%) Microsoft
4 34 (9.88%) Juniper
5 32 (9.30%) Huawei
6 29 (8.43%) Ericsson
7 27 (7.85%) Nokia
8 21 (6.10%) F5
9 18 (5.23%) SolidWorks
10 15 (4.36%) BT
11 13 (3.78%) EMC
12 12 (3.49%) NEC
13 10 (2.91%) VMware
13 10 (2.91%) Redback
13 10 (2.91%) Nortel
14 9 (2.62%) Citrix
14 9 (2.62%) HP
15 8 (2.33%) Clearswift
15 8 (2.33%) Radware
15 8 (2.33%) Blue Coat
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