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 July 2016 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Design Engineer
Rank 536 533 440
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -93
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 114 112 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.20% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.21% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 54 56
Median daily rate £450 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £298 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £465 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 21
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £32.40 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £42.30 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -

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
51163 53980 51056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33272 34147 30940
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1536 2015 2063
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 26 July 2016.

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 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Design Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -10 106 £450 +20.00% 42
London +21 45 £450 -1.36% 7
South East +16 29 £460 +44.96% 14
Berkshire +2 14 £460 +41.61%
Hampshire +9 11 £488 +39.78% 1
West Midlands -28 10 £380 -10.58% 7
West Yorkshire +6 7 £250 -25.92%
North West +5 7 £410 -8.88% 1
Leeds +1 7 £250 -25.92%
Yorkshire -6 7 £250 -19.35% 1
Northern Ireland - 4 £311 -
County Antrim - 4 £311 -
Belfast - 4 £311 -
City of London +39 3 £475 +2.15% 2
East of England +11 3 - - 7
Reading +9 3 - -
Scotland -3 3 £433 -0.57%
Surrey -4 3 £280 - 4
Shropshire -27 3 £380 -1.29%
Telford -30 3 £380 -1.29%
Portsmouth - 3 - -
Merseyside - 3 £400 -
Liverpool - 3 £400 -
Hertfordshire +16 2 - -
Southampton +10 2 £488 -
Hook +6 2 - -
East Midlands +1 2 - - 3
Gloucestershire -1 2 - -
Birmingham -15 2 £338 -20.58% 2
Renfrewshire -17 2 £415 -4.59%

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, 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 78 (37.50%) Network Design
2 76 (36.54%) Cisco
3 53 (25.48%) Cisco Certification
4 44 (21.15%) Security Cleared
5 43 (20.67%) SC Cleared
5 43 (20.67%) CCNP
6 42 (20.19%) Telecoms
7 41 (19.71%) Firewall
8 40 (19.23%) Windows
9 35 (16.83%) Active Directory
10 34 (16.35%) Data Centre
11 32 (15.38%) BGP
11 32 (15.38%) WAN
12 28 (13.46%) LAN
12 28 (13.46%) Degree
13 27 (12.98%) Finance
14 25 (12.02%) Migration
15 23 (11.06%) Citrix
16 22 (10.58%) HP
17 21 (10.10%) C
18 20 (9.62%) Microsoft
18 20 (9.62%) OSPF
18 20 (9.62%) Wireless
18 20 (9.62%) SCCM
19 19 (9.13%) Cisco Nexus
20 18 (8.65%) CheckPoint
20 18 (8.65%) Palo Alto
21 17 (8.17%) F5
21 17 (8.17%) Project Management
22 16 (7.69%) VMware

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 4 (1.92%) SAS
2 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (0.96%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.96%) Resin
3 1 (0.48%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (4.81%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.88%) MS Office
3 5 (2.40%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.92%) Simulink
4 4 (1.92%) SOLIDWORKS
5 2 (0.96%) MS Project
5 2 (0.96%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 2 (0.96%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.48%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.48%) CATIA
6 1 (0.48%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.48%) Eikon
2 1 (0.48%) ENOVIA
2 1 (0.48%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.81%) Office 365
2 7 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.44%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.96%) IaaS
5 1 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (19.71%) Firewall
2 32 (15.38%) BGP
2 32 (15.38%) WAN
3 28 (13.46%) LAN
4 20 (9.62%) OSPF
4 20 (9.62%) Wireless
5 19 (9.13%) Cisco Nexus
6 16 (7.69%) VPN
7 15 (7.21%) MPLS
8 14 (6.73%) DNS
9 13 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 13 (6.25%) Network Security
10 11 (5.29%) SNMP
11 10 (4.81%) Internet
12 9 (4.33%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (4.33%) VoIP
13 8 (3.85%) Cisco Wireless
13 8 (3.85%) EIGRP
13 8 (3.85%) NetScaler
13 8 (3.85%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.37%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (0.96%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.48%) Big Data
4 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (6.73%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (3.37%) StarTeam
3 4 (1.92%) LabVIEW
3 4 (1.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (1.44%) Subversion
5 2 (0.96%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.96%) PVCS
6 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio
General
1 42 (20.19%) Telecoms
2 27 (12.98%) Finance
3 15 (7.21%) Electronics
4 12 (5.77%) Banking
5 10 (4.81%) Aerospace
6 7 (3.37%) Financial Institution
6 7 (3.37%) Retail
7 6 (2.88%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.92%) Avionics
8 4 (1.92%) Marketing
9 3 (1.44%) Automotive
9 3 (1.44%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.44%) Local Government
10 2 (0.96%) Military
10 2 (0.96%) Publishing
10 2 (0.96%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.48%) Billing
11 1 (0.48%) Front Office
11 1 (0.48%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.92%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.44%) Middleware
3 2 (0.96%) .NET
4 1 (0.48%) MFC
4 1 (0.48%) REST
4 1 (0.48%) SOAP
4 1 (0.48%) STL
4 1 (0.48%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (0.48%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (16.35%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.81%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 7 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.37%) Embedded Systems
4 7 (3.37%) VHDL
5 6 (2.88%) Device Driver
6 5 (2.40%) Cloud Native
7 4 (1.92%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.92%) CMDB
7 4 (1.92%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.92%) Microsoft Licensing
7 4 (1.92%) PKI
8 3 (1.44%) CAN bus
8 3 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.44%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.44%) Verilog
9 2 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.96%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 40 (19.23%) Windows
2 14 (6.73%) Linux
3 9 (4.33%) Windows Server
4 8 (3.85%) Windows 10
5 6 (2.88%) Mac OS X
5 6 (2.88%) Windows 8
5 6 (2.88%) Windows XP
6 4 (1.92%) Android
6 4 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.92%) Unix
6 4 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.44%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.44%) Solaris
7 3 (1.44%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.96%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.48%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (37.50%) Network Design
2 25 (12.02%) Migration
3 17 (8.17%) Project Management
4 14 (6.73%) ITIL
5 10 (4.81%) Change Management
5 10 (4.81%) Validation
6 9 (4.33%) Configuration Management
6 9 (4.33%) Network Management
6 9 (4.33%) Requirements Management
7 8 (3.85%) Load Balancing
7 8 (3.85%) UML
8 7 (3.37%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (3.37%) CAD
8 7 (3.37%) Capacity Management
8 7 (3.37%) Network Architecture
8 7 (3.37%) Use Case
9 6 (2.88%) Change Control
9 6 (2.88%) Infrastructure Management
9 6 (2.88%) Software Distribution
9 6 (2.88%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 21 (10.10%) C
2 10 (4.81%) PowerShell
3 9 (4.33%) Python
4 7 (3.37%) SQL
5 6 (2.88%) Bash Shell
5 6 (2.88%) MATLAB
6 5 (2.40%) C++
6 5 (2.40%) Java
7 4 (1.92%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.92%) PHP
8 3 (1.44%) Ada
8 3 (1.44%) C#
9 2 (0.96%) Ada 83
9 2 (0.96%) Ada 95
10 1 (0.48%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.48%) Perl
10 1 (0.48%) Tcl
10 1 (0.48%) VB
10 1 (0.48%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 53 (25.48%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (21.15%) Security Cleared
3 43 (20.67%) CCNP
3 43 (20.67%) SC Cleared
4 28 (13.46%) Degree
5 16 (7.69%) CCIE
5 16 (7.69%) CCNA
6 14 (6.73%) CCDP
7 5 (2.40%) CCA
7 5 (2.40%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (1.92%) ACMT
8 4 (1.92%) HND
8 4 (1.92%) JNCIA
8 4 (1.92%) MCSE
8 4 (1.92%) MCTS
8 4 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.44%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.44%) JNCIE
9 3 (1.44%) JNCIP
10 2 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.33%) SLA
2 7 (3.37%) QA
3 2 (0.96%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.48%) DO-254
4 1 (0.48%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.48%) MiFID
4 1 (0.48%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 35 (16.83%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.73%) Xen
3 9 (4.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.37%) BitLocker
5 6 (2.88%) XenApp
5 6 (2.88%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.40%) Firmware
7 4 (1.92%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.92%) vCloud
7 4 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.44%) DFS Replication
8 3 (1.44%) Terminal Services
8 3 (1.44%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (1.44%) XenServer
9 1 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (9.62%) SCCM
2 14 (6.73%) WSUS
3 8 (3.85%) OPNET
4 7 (3.37%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (1.92%) Casper Suite
5 4 (1.92%) FortiGate
5 4 (1.92%) vMotion
6 2 (0.96%) Amdocs OSS
6 2 (0.96%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.96%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.96%) HP UCMDB
6 2 (0.96%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.96%) TrustSec
6 2 (0.96%) vRealize
7 1 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 76 (36.54%) Cisco
2 23 (11.06%) Citrix
3 22 (10.58%) HP
4 20 (9.62%) Microsoft
5 18 (8.65%) CheckPoint
5 18 (8.65%) Palo Alto
6 17 (8.17%) F5
7 16 (7.69%) Juniper
7 16 (7.69%) VMware
8 14 (6.73%) Apple
9 10 (4.81%) Dell
10 9 (4.33%) Riverbed
11 8 (3.85%) Nokia
12 7 (3.37%) Fortinet
12 7 (3.37%) Symantec
13 6 (2.88%) Google
13 6 (2.88%) Red Hat
13 6 (2.88%) Tufin
14 5 (2.40%) Aruba
14 5 (2.40%) SolarWinds
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