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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Design Engineer
UK
Rank 481 539 445
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -94
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 116 90 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.17% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.18% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 33 60
Median daily rate £420 £388 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +4.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £322 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 7
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -16.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £36.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+11.56% -18.33%

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
42416 49363 49659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 95.02% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 27693 31769 30532
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 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1526 1656 1924
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 +42 100 £425 +9.67% 46
South East +11 41 £425 - 16
North West +36 24 £450 - 4
Manchester +27 19 £500 -
Berkshire +19 16 £413 +17.85%
London +18 15 £450 +18.42% 3
Hampshire -7 14 £425 -5.55% 3
Reading +31 11 £413 -
South West +13 10 £325 - 6
Northern Ireland -9 8 £313 -
County Antrim - 8 £313 -
Belfast - 8 £313 -
Devon - 7 £250 - 2
Exeter - 6 - -
West Midlands +4 5 £406 - 6
Shropshire - 5 £406 -
Telford - 5 £406 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £425 - 1
Southampton +9 3 £425 -
Surrey +3 3 £353 +0.71% 4
Milton Keynes - 3 £425 -
Yorkshire +17 2 £320 -11.72%
Cumbria +5 2 - -
East of England -5 2 £238 -31.65% 8
North East -6 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
South Wales - 2 £288 -
Wales - 2 £288 - 3
Cheshire - 2 £325 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 91 (37.30%) Cisco
2 78 (31.97%) Cisco Certification
2 78 (31.97%) Network Design
3 52 (21.31%) CCNP
4 51 (20.90%) Security Cleared
5 49 (20.08%) Firewall
5 49 (20.08%) Telecoms
6 39 (15.98%) SC Cleared
7 37 (15.16%) CCNA
8 35 (14.34%) CCIE
9 34 (13.93%) Degree
10 30 (12.30%) Finance
10 30 (12.30%) Network Security
10 30 (12.30%) Data Centre
11 29 (11.89%) LAN
12 28 (11.48%) Manufacturing
13 27 (11.07%) Fortinet
13 27 (11.07%) Microsoft
14 25 (10.25%) WAN
15 23 (9.43%) Windows
15 23 (9.43%) Migration
16 22 (9.02%) Active Directory
16 22 (9.02%) Electronics
17 21 (8.61%) CheckPoint
18 20 (8.20%) Juniper
18 20 (8.20%) VoIP
18 20 (8.20%) Unified Communications
19 19 (7.79%) HP
19 19 (7.79%) ITIL
19 19 (7.79%) OSPF

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 (0.82%) SharePoint
1 2 (0.82%) Skype for Business
1 2 (0.82%) TPMS
Applications
1 15 (6.15%) OrCAD
2 13 (5.33%) MS Office
3 11 (4.51%) MS Visio
4 8 (3.28%) MS Excel
5 6 (2.46%) SOLIDWORKS
6 3 (1.23%) CATIA
6 3 (1.23%) PTC Creo
6 3 (1.23%) Solid Edge
7 2 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.82%) MS Project
7 2 (0.82%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.41%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.41%) InVision
8 1 (0.41%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.87%) G Suite
3 6 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.82%) IaaS
5 2 (0.82%) PaaS
6 1 (0.41%) GitHub
6 1 (0.41%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 49 (20.08%) Firewall
2 30 (12.30%) Network Security
3 29 (11.89%) LAN
4 25 (10.25%) WAN
5 20 (8.20%) Unified Communications
5 20 (8.20%) VoIP
6 19 (7.79%) BGP
6 19 (7.79%) OSPF
7 18 (7.38%) Cisco ASA
7 18 (7.38%) MPLS
8 16 (6.56%) Cisco Nexus
9 15 (6.15%) RFID
10 13 (5.33%) Ethernet
10 13 (5.33%) Wireless
11 11 (4.51%) EIGRP
12 10 (4.10%) RS-232
13 9 (3.69%) SNMP
13 9 (3.69%) VPN
14 8 (3.28%) Cisco IOS
15 7 (2.87%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.46%) Blockchain
2 3 (1.23%) Big Data
2 3 (1.23%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.82%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (2.87%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (2.46%) StarTeam
3 3 (1.23%) MSI
4 1 (0.41%) JIRA
4 1 (0.41%) LabVIEW
General
1 49 (20.08%) Telecoms
2 30 (12.30%) Finance
3 28 (11.48%) Manufacturing
4 22 (9.02%) Electronics
5 18 (7.38%) Banking
6 10 (4.10%) Retail
7 7 (2.87%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.64%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.64%) Automotive
9 3 (1.23%) Avionics
10 2 (0.82%) Marketing
10 2 (0.82%) Military
11 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.41%) German Language
11 1 (0.41%) Legal
11 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.41%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.41%) CSS
1 1 (0.41%) HTML
1 1 (0.41%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.30%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.33%) Contactless
3 8 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 8 (3.28%) VHDL
4 7 (2.87%) Cloud Native
4 7 (2.87%) Smartcard
5 6 (2.46%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.46%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.46%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.64%) MPEG
6 4 (1.64%) PKI
7 3 (1.23%) Machine to Machine
7 3 (1.23%) Verilog
8 2 (0.82%) CESG
8 2 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.82%) IVR
8 2 (0.82%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.41%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 23 (9.43%) Windows
2 16 (6.56%) Linux
3 10 (4.10%) Windows 10
3 10 (4.10%) Windows 7
4 8 (3.28%) Android
4 8 (3.28%) Apple iOS
4 8 (3.28%) Mac OS X
4 8 (3.28%) Ubuntu
5 6 (2.46%) zOS
6 4 (1.64%) Unix
7 2 (0.82%) AIX
7 2 (0.82%) Solaris
7 2 (0.82%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.82%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (31.97%) Network Design
2 23 (9.43%) Migration
3 19 (7.79%) ITIL
4 18 (7.38%) Schematic Capture
5 17 (6.97%) Mentoring
6 13 (5.33%) Project Management
7 11 (4.51%) Validation
8 10 (4.10%) Load Balancing
9 9 (3.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (3.28%) Infrastructure Management
10 8 (3.28%) Patch Management
10 8 (3.28%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 7 (2.87%) Customer Requirements
11 7 (2.87%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (2.87%) Requirements Management
11 7 (2.87%) Software Distribution
11 7 (2.87%) Translating Business Requirements
11 7 (2.87%) Use Case
12 6 (2.46%) Configuration Management
12 6 (2.46%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.15%) C
2 11 (4.51%) PowerShell
3 9 (3.69%) Python
4 8 (3.28%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.64%) C++
6 2 (0.82%) MATLAB
6 2 (0.82%) SQL
6 2 (0.82%) VBScript
7 1 (0.41%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.41%) C#
7 1 (0.41%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.41%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 78 (31.97%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (21.31%) CCNP
3 51 (20.90%) Security Cleared
4 39 (15.98%) SC Cleared
5 37 (15.16%) CCNA
6 35 (14.34%) CCIE
7 34 (13.93%) Degree
8 13 (5.33%) CCSP
9 10 (4.10%) Chartered Engineer
9 10 (4.10%) DV Cleared
10 8 (3.28%) CCDP
11 4 (1.64%) HNC
11 4 (1.64%) HND
12 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.82%) BICSI RCDD
13 2 (0.82%) CCDA
13 2 (0.82%) CISSP
13 2 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.82%) MCSA
14 1 (0.41%) BICSI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.28%) QA
2 4 (1.64%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.23%) SLA
4 1 (0.41%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.41%) DO-254
4 1 (0.41%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.41%) JTAG
4 1 (0.41%) RMADS
System Software
1 22 (9.02%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.69%) Firmware
3 8 (3.28%) BitLocker
3 8 (3.28%) Xen
3 8 (3.28%) XenApp
3 8 (3.28%) XenDesktop
4 3 (1.23%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.82%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.41%) Docker
6 1 (0.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (7.38%) Cisco UCCX
2 16 (6.56%) Cisco CUCM
2 16 (6.56%) Cisco UCCE
3 14 (5.74%) FortiGate
4 9 (3.69%) SCCM
5 8 (3.28%) WSUS
6 2 (0.82%) Ansible
6 2 (0.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.41%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.41%) Control-M
7 1 (0.41%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.41%) Puppet
7 1 (0.41%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 91 (37.30%) Cisco
2 27 (11.07%) Fortinet
2 27 (11.07%) Microsoft
3 21 (8.61%) CheckPoint
4 20 (8.20%) Juniper
5 19 (7.79%) HP
6 18 (7.38%) EMC
7 17 (6.97%) F5
8 11 (4.51%) Huawei
9 10 (4.10%) Citrix
9 10 (4.10%) Dell
10 9 (3.69%) Oracle
10 9 (3.69%) VMware
11 8 (3.28%) Apple
11 8 (3.28%) Arista
11 8 (3.28%) Google
11 8 (3.28%) Symantec
12 7 (2.87%) Blue Coat
12 7 (2.87%) Nokia
12 7 (2.87%) ServiceNow
Watford, Hertfordshire
X4 Group
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Livingston
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 6 days ago
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
X4 Group
Rate: £40 - 50 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Billingshurst, West Sussex
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £35 - £40 Per Hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Sussex
GCS
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Huxley
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £45 - £50 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350.00 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £20.00 - £22.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Redhill
TRG
Rate: 35-40 Per Hour
Posted: 14 days ago
North West England
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 13 days ago
West Midlands
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 13 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago