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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Design Engineer
Rank 424 429 320
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -109
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 191 158 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.30% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.32% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 50 47
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£350 £348 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% -4.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £274 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £439 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 24 41
Average hourly rate £32.25 £30.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% -19.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.65 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.20 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £30.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%

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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 0 166 £360 +2.85% 106
South East +47 100 £375 +7.14% 22
Berkshire +32 67 £459 +22.33% 3
Surrey +3 18 £330 +5.60% 4
South West -37 15 £360 - 33
West Midlands -22 14 £330 -4.34% 14
London -11 12 £390 -3.10% 6
Reading +8 10 £488 +25.80%
Scotland -7 9 £325 - 6
East of England -29 9 £425 +51.11% 9
Cambridgeshire +9 8 £425 +54.54% 4
Yorkshire +8 8 £341 - 7
Hampshire -5 8 £375 -11.76% 5
Cambridge -1 7 £425 +54.54% 4
Telford -7 6 £330 +2.32% 3
Shropshire -11 6 £330 +3.12% 3
Devon - 6 £285 - 1
City of London +25 5 £440 +87.23% 2
West Yorkshire +10 5 £325 - 3
Leeds +5 5 £325 - 1
Dorset +2 4 £350 - 2
Buckinghamshire -2 4 - - 3
North West -4 4 £300 +20.00% 9
Lancashire -15 4 £300 -
Dundee - 2 - - 3
Birmingham -5 1 £330 -4.34% 3
Warwickshire -9 1 - - 1
Bristol -14 1 £313 - 18
Camberley - 1 £488 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 146 (38.93%) Telecoms
2 115 (30.67%) Cisco
3 103 (27.47%) Firewall
4 82 (21.87%) Cisco Certification
5 72 (19.20%) CheckPoint
5 72 (19.20%) Network Design
6 68 (18.13%) OSPF
7 63 (16.80%) Degree
8 58 (15.47%) CCIE
9 55 (14.67%) Juniper
10 53 (14.13%) MPLS
11 49 (13.07%) Security Cleared
12 42 (11.20%) LTE
12 42 (11.20%) BGP
12 42 (11.20%) CCNP
12 42 (11.20%) VPN
13 38 (10.13%) Microsoft
14 37 (9.87%) Ethernet
15 36 (9.60%) Nokia
15 36 (9.60%) 3G
16 34 (9.07%) Cisco ASA
17 33 (8.80%) SC Cleared
17 33 (8.80%) Network Management
18 31 (8.27%) DNS
18 31 (8.27%) C
19 30 (8.00%) Windows
20 29 (7.73%) IPsec
20 29 (7.73%) Validation
21 28 (7.47%) VoIP
21 28 (7.47%) Ericsson

Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 11 (2.93%) MS Exchange
2 10 (2.67%) Apache
3 8 (2.13%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.87%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (1.07%) Lync
5 4 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.53%) WordPress
8 1 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.27%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.27%) IIS
8 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.27%) GlassFish
Applications
1 19 (5.07%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.27%) MS Office
3 12 (3.20%) AutoCAD
4 7 (1.87%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 7 (1.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.33%) CATIA
6 1 (0.27%) Simulink
6 1 (0.27%) Windchill
6 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.27%) NASTRAN
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.27%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 103 (27.47%) Firewall
2 68 (18.13%) OSPF
3 53 (14.13%) MPLS
4 42 (11.20%) LTE
4 42 (11.20%) BGP
4 42 (11.20%) VPN
5 37 (9.87%) Ethernet
6 36 (9.60%) 3G
7 34 (9.07%) Cisco ASA
8 31 (8.27%) DNS
9 29 (7.73%) IPsec
10 28 (7.47%) VoIP
11 26 (6.93%) SNMP
12 25 (6.67%) Cisco PIX
13 20 (5.33%) Network Security
14 19 (5.07%) Radio Access Network
14 19 (5.07%) Internet
14 19 (5.07%) LAN
15 18 (4.80%) WAN
15 18 (4.80%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.53%) MySQL
2 1 (0.27%) PowerCenter
2 1 (0.27%) EDMS
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.27%) MS Access
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 10 (2.67%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (1.33%) ClearCase
2 5 (1.33%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.07%) NetBeans
3 4 (1.07%) Subversion
4 3 (0.80%) JIRA
5 1 (0.27%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.27%) ERwin
General
1 146 (38.93%) Telecoms
2 19 (5.07%) Electronics
3 15 (4.00%) Finance
4 14 (3.73%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.93%) Military
6 10 (2.67%) Automotive
7 7 (1.87%) Avionics
8 6 (1.60%) Legal
9 5 (1.33%) Marketing
10 3 (0.80%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.53%) Advertising
11 2 (0.53%) Retail
11 2 (0.53%) Billing
12 1 (0.27%) Law
12 1 (0.27%) Banking
12 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.87%) J2EE
1 7 (1.87%) J2SE
2 4 (1.07%) Java SE
2 4 (1.07%) CSS
2 4 (1.07%) Swing
2 4 (1.07%) JNI
3 3 (0.80%) JSP
3 3 (0.80%) Web Services
3 3 (0.80%) ODBC
4 2 (0.53%) HTML5
4 2 (0.53%) CSS3
4 2 (0.53%) HTML
4 2 (0.53%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.53%) .NET
4 2 (0.53%) Middleware
5 1 (0.27%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.27%) COM+
5 1 (0.27%) XML
5 1 (0.27%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.47%) Mathematics
3 12 (3.20%) Physics
4 8 (2.13%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
4 8 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.87%) Clustering
5 7 (1.87%) Firmware
6 6 (1.60%) Human Factors
7 5 (1.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 4 (1.07%) Open Source
8 4 (1.07%) VHDL
8 4 (1.07%) Verilog
8 4 (1.07%) ASIC
9 3 (0.80%) DTV
9 3 (0.80%) MMIC
10 2 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.53%) GIS
11 1 (0.27%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.27%) STB
Operating Systems
1 30 (8.00%) Windows
2 19 (5.07%) Linux
3 17 (4.53%) UNIX
4 14 (3.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (3.20%) Windows 7
6 8 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (1.87%) Solaris
7 7 (1.87%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (1.33%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.53%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.27%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (19.20%) Network Design
2 33 (8.80%) Network Management
3 29 (7.73%) Validation
4 23 (6.13%) CAD
5 21 (5.60%) Load Balancing
6 20 (5.33%) Network Architecture
7 18 (4.80%) Project Management
8 12 (3.20%) Network Planning
8 12 (3.20%) Risk Assessment
9 11 (2.93%) ITIL
9 11 (2.93%) Capacity Management
9 11 (2.93%) Mentoring
9 11 (2.93%) Unit Testing
10 10 (2.67%) Capacity Planning
10 10 (2.67%) UML
11 9 (2.40%) OO
11 9 (2.40%) Change Control
11 9 (2.40%) Kalman Filter
11 9 (2.40%) Requirements Management
11 9 (2.40%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (8.27%) C
2 18 (4.80%) SQL
3 16 (4.27%) Java
4 15 (4.00%) PowerShell
5 14 (3.73%) VBScript
6 13 (3.47%) Perl
7 9 (2.40%) C++
8 5 (1.33%) PHP
9 3 (0.80%) Python
10 2 (0.53%) PHP5
10 2 (0.53%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.53%) C#
10 2 (0.53%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.27%) Lisp
11 1 (0.27%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 82 (21.87%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (16.80%) Degree
3 58 (15.47%) CCIE
4 49 (13.07%) Security Cleared
5 42 (11.20%) CCNP
6 33 (8.80%) SC Cleared
7 19 (5.07%) CCSP
7 19 (5.07%) CISSP
8 17 (4.53%) CCDP
9 13 (3.47%) CCNA
9 13 (3.47%) Check Point Certification
10 12 (3.20%) DV Cleared
11 8 (2.13%) HND
12 6 (1.60%) Chartered Engineer
13 5 (1.33%) JNCIP
13 5 (1.33%) JNCIE
14 2 (0.53%) CCDE
14 2 (0.53%) CCIP
14 2 (0.53%) CCA
15 1 (0.27%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.47%) PCI DSS
2 12 (3.20%) SLA
3 9 (2.40%) QA
4 3 (0.80%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.80%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.53%) DO-254
5 2 (0.53%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 13 (3.47%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.87%) VMware ESX
4 6 (1.60%) XenApp
4 6 (1.60%) Forefront TMG
4 6 (1.60%) vSphere
5 4 (1.07%) ProxySG
6 3 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.80%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.80%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (2.13%) FortiGate
2 7 (1.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (1.33%) SCCM
4 4 (1.07%) SCOM
5 2 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.27%) OPNET
6 1 (0.27%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 115 (30.67%) Cisco
2 72 (19.20%) CheckPoint
3 55 (14.67%) Juniper
4 38 (10.13%) Microsoft
5 36 (9.60%) Nokia
6 28 (7.47%) Ericsson
7 25 (6.67%) F5
8 23 (6.13%) Huawei
9 17 (4.53%) SolidWorks
10 16 (4.27%) Redback
11 15 (4.00%) VMware
12 14 (3.73%) Radware
13 13 (3.47%) BT
13 13 (3.47%) Oracle
14 11 (2.93%) NEC
15 10 (2.67%) HP
16 9 (2.40%) EMC
16 9 (2.40%) Citrix
17 8 (2.13%) Blue Coat
18 7 (1.87%) McAfee
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Rate: £25 - £30 per hour + competitive
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West Midlands
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Manchester
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Rate: competitive
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Dorset
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Rate: £20 - £25 per hour + competitive
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Rate: £20 - £25 per hour + competitive
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Staffordshire
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Rate: £25 - £28 per hour
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Newport
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Rate: £25 - £30 per hour + competitive
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Rate: Up to £500 per day
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Rate: £20 - £25 per annum + competitive
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