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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Design Engineer
Rank 432 429 323
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -106
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 145 132 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.27% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.29% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 33 44
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£375 £332 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.03% +3.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £332 £310
% change year-on-year
+18.31% +7.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 23 36
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.20 £22.60 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.50 £46.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.90%

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
46929 45010 42193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.48% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 29475 26884 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1996 2455
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -11 137 £375 +13.03% 120
South East +34 91 £400 +8.10% 41
Berkshire +46 73 £400 -1.84% 7
London -3 18 £318 -0.78% 7
Reading +16 14 £450 +28.64% 4
West Midlands -7 11 £375 +50.00% 4
Hampshire -12 10 £438 +31.87% 10
North West -4 7 £400 +7.38% 8
Shropshire -5 6 £375 +30.43%
Telford -7 5 £325 -
Uxbridge - 5 £325 -
East of England -7 4 £350 +3.70% 7
Cambridgeshire -13 4 £350 - 4
Oxfordshire -17 4 £390 - 15
South West -40 4 £500 +90.47% 33
Manchester - 4 £288 - 4
Cheshire +2 3 £400 +7.38% 2
Surrey 0 3 £310 +24.00% 3
Scotland -8 3 - - 6
Newbury - 3 £393 -
City of London +7 2 £426 +102.97% 4
Cambridge -5 2 £350 - 4
Slough - 2 £381 - 1
East Midlands +2 1 - - 9
Guildford -4 1 - - 1
Devon -6 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - - 6
Staffordshire - 1 - - 1
Middlesex - 1 £340 -
Stafford - 1 - -

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 135 (42.72%) Telecoms
2 126 (39.87%) Cisco
3 104 (32.91%) Firewall
4 88 (27.85%) CheckPoint
5 85 (26.90%) OSPF
5 85 (26.90%) Network Design
6 78 (24.68%) Cisco Certification
7 53 (16.77%) BGP
8 50 (15.82%) Degree
9 49 (15.51%) CCNP
10 46 (14.56%) VPN
11 44 (13.92%) Security Cleared
12 40 (12.66%) Microsoft
12 40 (12.66%) MPLS
13 38 (12.03%) SC Cleared
14 36 (11.39%) Juniper
15 35 (11.08%) Network Security
16 32 (10.13%) Cisco ASA
16 32 (10.13%) F5
16 32 (10.13%) Nokia
17 29 (9.18%) LAN
18 28 (8.86%) RIP
18 28 (8.86%) Network Management
19 27 (8.54%) DNS
19 27 (8.54%) CCIE
20 26 (8.23%) CCDP
20 26 (8.23%) Validation
20 26 (8.23%) LTE
20 26 (8.23%) Load Balancing
21 25 (7.91%) IPsec

Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 6 (1.90%) Tomcat
1 6 (1.90%) Lync
2 5 (1.58%) WebLogic
3 3 (0.95%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.32%) Documentum
4 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.32%) IIS
4 1 (0.32%) JBoss
4 1 (0.32%) Apache
Applications
1 21 (6.65%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.43%) MS Office
3 9 (2.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (2.85%) AutoCAD
4 6 (1.90%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 3 (0.95%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.32%) CATIA
6 1 (0.32%) Windchill
6 1 (0.32%) MicroStation
6 1 (0.32%) ProjectWise
Communications & Networking
1 104 (32.91%) Firewall
2 85 (26.90%) OSPF
3 53 (16.77%) BGP
4 46 (14.56%) VPN
5 40 (12.66%) MPLS
6 35 (11.08%) Network Security
7 32 (10.13%) Cisco ASA
8 29 (9.18%) LAN
9 28 (8.86%) RIP
10 27 (8.54%) DNS
11 26 (8.23%) LTE
12 25 (7.91%) IPsec
12 25 (7.91%) Internet
13 23 (7.28%) Cisco Nexus
14 21 (6.65%) 3G
15 20 (6.33%) WLAN
15 20 (6.33%) WAN
15 20 (6.33%) Wireless
16 18 (5.70%) 4G
16 18 (5.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.32%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
1 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
1 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (1.58%) Subversion
2 4 (1.27%) RequisitePro
2 4 (1.27%) NetBeans
3 3 (0.95%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.63%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.32%) JIRA
5 1 (0.32%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.32%) Selenium
5 1 (0.32%) JMeter
5 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.32%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.32%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.32%) Gradle
5 1 (0.32%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
General
1 135 (42.72%) Telecoms
2 17 (5.38%) Finance
3 10 (3.16%) Electronics
4 6 (1.90%) Retail
5 5 (1.58%) Military
5 5 (1.58%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.27%) Legal
6 4 (1.27%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.95%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.95%) Marketing
7 3 (0.95%) Publishing
8 2 (0.63%) Advertising
9 1 (0.32%) Law
9 1 (0.32%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.58%) J2EE
1 5 (1.58%) J2SE
1 5 (1.58%) XMPP
1 5 (1.58%) Java SE
2 4 (1.27%) Swing
2 4 (1.27%) JNI
3 3 (0.95%) ODBC
4 2 (0.63%) CSS
4 2 (0.63%) JSP
4 2 (0.63%) HTML
4 2 (0.63%) RESTful
4 2 (0.63%) HTML5
5 1 (0.32%) CSS3
5 1 (0.32%) Laravel
5 1 (0.32%) Backbone.js
5 1 (0.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.32%) .NET
5 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.80%) SecurID
3 9 (2.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 8 (2.53%) Embedded Systems
5 6 (1.90%) Algorithms
6 3 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (0.95%) Open Source
6 3 (0.95%) MMIC
6 3 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (0.95%) PKI
6 3 (0.95%) CESG
6 3 (0.95%) Computer Science
6 3 (0.95%) Replication
6 3 (0.95%) Clustering
6 3 (0.95%) VHDL
6 3 (0.95%) Verilog
7 2 (0.63%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.63%) ASIC
7 2 (0.63%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.63%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 23 (7.28%) Linux
2 18 (5.70%) Windows
3 9 (2.85%) UNIX
4 6 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.58%) Oracle Linux
5 5 (1.58%) Solaris
6 4 (1.27%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.63%) AIX
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.32%) Fedora
8 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (26.90%) Network Design
2 28 (8.86%) Network Management
3 26 (8.23%) Validation
3 26 (8.23%) Load Balancing
4 24 (7.59%) Risk Assessment
5 19 (6.01%) ITIL
6 13 (4.11%) Network Architecture
6 13 (4.11%) Capacity Management
6 13 (4.11%) Demand Forecasting
7 12 (3.80%) UML
7 12 (3.80%) eTOM
8 11 (3.48%) Software Engineering
9 10 (3.16%) Project Management
9 10 (3.16%) Change Control
10 9 (2.85%) CAD
11 8 (2.53%) Change Management
11 8 (2.53%) Requirements Management
11 8 (2.53%) Test Strategy
11 8 (2.53%) Performance Testing
12 7 (2.22%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 18 (5.70%) C
2 13 (4.11%) Java
3 12 (3.80%) SQL
4 6 (1.90%) Perl
5 5 (1.58%) Lisp
5 5 (1.58%) C++
6 2 (0.63%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.63%) VBScript
6 2 (0.63%) Python
6 2 (0.63%) Embedded C
6 2 (0.63%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.32%) C#
7 1 (0.32%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.32%) Korn
7 1 (0.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 78 (24.68%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (15.82%) Degree
3 49 (15.51%) CCNP
4 44 (13.92%) Security Cleared
5 38 (12.03%) SC Cleared
6 27 (8.54%) CCIE
7 26 (8.23%) CCDP
8 24 (7.59%) CISSP
9 22 (6.96%) CCNA
10 8 (2.53%) CCSP
11 5 (1.58%) Check Point Certification
12 4 (1.27%) JNCIP
12 4 (1.27%) JNCIE
12 4 (1.27%) HNC
12 4 (1.27%) DV Cleared
12 4 (1.27%) Chartered Engineer
13 3 (0.95%) HND
14 2 (0.63%) CCIP
15 1 (0.32%) Citrix Certification
15 1 (0.32%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.75%) PCI DSS
2 14 (4.43%) QA
3 6 (1.90%) SLA
4 2 (0.63%) ISO 9002
4 2 (0.63%) JSP 440
System Software
1 13 (4.11%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.85%) Firmware
4 6 (1.90%) VMware ESX
4 6 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.27%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.95%) vSphere
7 2 (0.63%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.32%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (2.22%) CiscoWorks
1 7 (2.22%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (1.27%) OPNET
3 3 (0.95%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.63%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.32%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.32%) SCCM
5 1 (0.32%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 126 (39.87%) Cisco
2 88 (27.85%) CheckPoint
3 40 (12.66%) Microsoft
4 36 (11.39%) Juniper
5 32 (10.13%) Nokia
5 32 (10.13%) F5
6 16 (5.06%) Tufin
6 16 (5.06%) Fortinet
7 15 (4.75%) VMware
7 15 (4.75%) HP
8 12 (3.80%) Oracle
8 12 (3.80%) Citrix
9 11 (3.48%) Redback
9 11 (3.48%) Radware
9 11 (3.48%) AlgoSec
10 10 (3.16%) BT
10 10 (3.16%) Ericsson
11 9 (2.85%) Blue Coat
12 8 (2.53%) BMC
12 8 (2.53%) CA
West Midlands
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £Negotiable
Posted: 9 hours ago
Brighton
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £36 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £20 - £30 per month + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £30 - 36 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Scotland
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
South East England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 4 days ago
East Midlands
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £30 per hour, Benefits Roll on Contract
Posted: 5 days ago
Somerset
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £23 - £32 per hour + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: GOOD RATES
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Clear Edge Consulting
Rate: From £45 to £60 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
South East England
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £180.00 - £280.00 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
South Wales
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £24 - £28 per hour + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorset
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago