The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Design Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Design Engineer
UK
Rank 461 523 464
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -59
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 122 104 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.20% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.22% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 38 49
Median daily rate £425 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £492 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £350 £391
% change year-on-year
+16.07% -10.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 22 16
Median hourly rate £36.75 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.12% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.30 £32.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.42 £42.95 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-8.12% +6.66%

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
41727 48141 48107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.74% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27140 30642 30268
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1738 1911
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Design Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Design Engineer in the job title.

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 21 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Design Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +37 110 £425 +14.86% 38
South East +21 59 £425 +3.65% 6
Berkshire +19 21 £400 +23.07%
Hampshire +9 19 £425 - 2
North West +42 16 £175 -50.00% 4
London +15 15 £450 +20.00% 4
Manchester +34 13 - - 3
Reading +17 8 £450 -
South West +12 7 £313 - 4
West Midlands +5 6 £425 - 5
Telford - 6 £425 -
Shropshire - 6 £425 -
West Sussex +10 5 £325 - 1
Bracknell +4 5 - -
Northern Ireland -14 4 £313 -
Belfast - 4 £313 -
County Antrim - 4 £313 -
Wiltshire - 4 - -
Yorkshire +16 3 £320 - 2
Milton Keynes +12 3 £425 -
Surrey +11 3 £375 +17.18% 2
Southampton +10 3 £425 -
Buckinghamshire +9 3 £425 -
Hook -2 3 £425 -10.52%
Swindon - 3 - -
Gatwick - 3 - -
Fareham - 3 £475 - 1
Middlesex - 3 £435 -
South Wales +16 2 - -
Crawley +14 2 £325 -

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, Design Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Design Engineer in the job title.

1 75 (34.25%) Cisco
2 69 (31.51%) Network Design
3 66 (30.14%) Cisco Certification
4 45 (20.55%) Telecoms
5 40 (18.26%) Security Cleared
6 39 (17.81%) CCNP
7 37 (16.89%) Firewall
8 36 (16.44%) Degree
9 32 (14.61%) CCNA
10 31 (14.16%) CCIE
11 29 (13.24%) SC Cleared
11 29 (13.24%) Data Centre
12 27 (12.33%) Finance
12 27 (12.33%) Manufacturing
13 25 (11.42%) Microsoft
14 24 (10.96%) Network Security
14 24 (10.96%) LAN
15 23 (10.50%) Electronics
16 22 (10.05%) Windows
17 21 (9.59%) Migration
18 19 (8.68%) WAN
18 19 (8.68%) EMC
19 18 (8.22%) Active Directory
19 18 (8.22%) HP
19 18 (8.22%) ITIL
20 17 (7.76%) Fortinet
20 17 (7.76%) Banking
20 17 (7.76%) F5
20 17 (7.76%) Schematic Capture
21 16 (7.31%) Cisco ASA

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (0.91%) SharePoint
1 2 (0.91%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.46%) SAS
2 1 (0.46%) TPMS
Applications
1 15 (6.85%) OrCAD
2 11 (5.02%) MS Office
2 11 (5.02%) MS Visio
3 9 (4.11%) MS Excel
4 7 (3.20%) SOLIDWORKS
5 5 (2.28%) MS Project
6 3 (1.37%) PTC Creo
7 2 (0.91%) CATIA
7 2 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.91%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 2 (0.91%) Solid Edge
8 1 (0.46%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (2.74%) G Suite
2 4 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.91%) IaaS
3 2 (0.91%) PaaS
4 1 (0.46%) GitHub
4 1 (0.46%) Office 365
4 1 (0.46%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 37 (16.89%) Firewall
2 24 (10.96%) LAN
2 24 (10.96%) Network Security
3 19 (8.68%) WAN
4 16 (7.31%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (6.85%) Cisco Nexus
5 15 (6.85%) MPLS
5 15 (6.85%) RFID
6 14 (6.39%) Ethernet
6 14 (6.39%) OSPF
6 14 (6.39%) Unified Communications
6 14 (6.39%) VoIP
7 13 (5.94%) BGP
8 10 (4.57%) RS-232
9 9 (4.11%) Wireless
10 8 (3.65%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (3.65%) SNMP
11 7 (3.20%) EIGRP
11 7 (3.20%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 7 (3.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.83%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.37%) Big Data
3 2 (0.91%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (2.28%) Rational DOORS
1 5 (2.28%) StarTeam
2 3 (1.37%) MSI
3 2 (0.91%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.46%) JIRA
4 1 (0.46%) PVCS
4 1 (0.46%) Subversion
General
1 45 (20.55%) Telecoms
2 27 (12.33%) Finance
2 27 (12.33%) Manufacturing
3 23 (10.50%) Electronics
4 17 (7.76%) Banking
5 8 (3.65%) Retail
6 4 (1.83%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.83%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.37%) Automotive
8 2 (0.91%) Legal
8 2 (0.91%) Military
9 1 (0.46%) Avionics
9 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.46%) Marketing
9 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 29 (13.24%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.39%) Contactless
3 10 (4.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 9 (4.11%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.65%) Smartcard
5 8 (3.65%) VHDL
6 7 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.74%) Cloud Native
8 5 (2.28%) Blockchain
8 5 (2.28%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.28%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.83%) MPEG
9 4 (1.83%) Verilog
10 3 (1.37%) CCTV
10 3 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.91%) Machine to Machine
11 2 (0.91%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.91%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.46%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 22 (10.05%) Windows
2 14 (6.39%) Linux
3 9 (4.11%) Windows 10
3 9 (4.11%) Windows 7
4 8 (3.65%) Ubuntu
5 7 (3.20%) Android
5 7 (3.20%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.20%) Mac OS X
6 5 (2.28%) zOS
7 4 (1.83%) Unix
8 3 (1.37%) Windows Server
8 3 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.91%) AIX
9 2 (0.91%) Solaris
9 2 (0.91%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (31.51%) Network Design
2 21 (9.59%) Migration
3 18 (8.22%) ITIL
4 17 (7.76%) Schematic Capture
5 14 (6.39%) Validation
6 13 (5.94%) Load Balancing
6 13 (5.94%) Project Management
7 11 (5.02%) Mentoring
8 9 (4.11%) Network Management
9 8 (3.65%) Service Management
9 8 (3.65%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (3.20%) Infrastructure Management
10 7 (3.20%) Patch Management
10 7 (3.20%) Software Engineering
10 7 (3.20%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 6 (2.74%) FPGA Design
11 6 (2.74%) Requirements Management
11 6 (2.74%) Software Distribution
11 6 (2.74%) Translating Business Requirements
11 6 (2.74%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.94%) C
2 11 (5.02%) Python
3 10 (4.57%) PowerShell
4 7 (3.20%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.37%) C++
6 2 (0.91%) SQL
6 2 (0.91%) VBScript
7 1 (0.46%) Ada
7 1 (0.46%) Ada 83
7 1 (0.46%) Ada 95
7 1 (0.46%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.46%) C#
7 1 (0.46%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.46%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.46%) Java
7 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.46%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.46%) PHP
7 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 66 (30.14%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (18.26%) Security Cleared
3 39 (17.81%) CCNP
4 36 (16.44%) Degree
5 32 (14.61%) CCNA
6 31 (14.16%) CCIE
7 29 (13.24%) SC Cleared
8 10 (4.57%) Chartered Engineer
9 9 (4.11%) CCDP
9 9 (4.11%) CCSP
9 9 (4.11%) DV Cleared
10 5 (2.28%) HND
11 4 (1.83%) HNC
12 3 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.91%) CCDA
13 2 (0.91%) CISSP
13 2 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.91%) MCSA
14 1 (0.46%) MCSE
14 1 (0.46%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.20%) QA
2 5 (2.28%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.91%) JTAG
4 2 (0.91%) SLA
5 1 (0.46%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.46%) DO-254
5 1 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.46%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.46%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.46%) RMADS
System Software
1 18 (8.22%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.57%) Firmware
3 7 (3.20%) BitLocker
3 7 (3.20%) Xen
3 7 (3.20%) XenApp
3 7 (3.20%) XenDesktop
4 5 (2.28%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.37%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.91%) vSphere
7 1 (0.46%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (5.02%) Cisco UCCX
2 10 (4.57%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (4.57%) Cisco UCCE
3 9 (4.11%) FortiGate
4 8 (3.65%) SCCM
5 7 (3.20%) WSUS
6 2 (0.91%) Ansible
6 2 (0.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.91%) OPNET
7 1 (0.46%) Casper Suite
7 1 (0.46%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.46%) Control-M
7 1 (0.46%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (0.46%) Puppet
7 1 (0.46%) Sysprep
7 1 (0.46%) vMotion
Vendors
1 75 (34.25%) Cisco
2 25 (11.42%) Microsoft
3 19 (8.68%) EMC
4 18 (8.22%) HP
5 17 (7.76%) F5
5 17 (7.76%) Fortinet
6 16 (7.31%) CheckPoint
6 16 (7.31%) Juniper
7 11 (5.02%) VMware
8 10 (4.57%) Citrix
8 10 (4.57%) Dell
9 9 (4.11%) Huawei
10 7 (3.20%) Apple
10 7 (3.20%) Google
10 7 (3.20%) Oracle
10 7 (3.20%) Symantec
11 6 (2.74%) Blue Coat
11 6 (2.74%) ServiceNow
12 5 (2.28%) Altera
12 5 (2.28%) Palo Alto
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