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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Design Engineer
Rank 530 443 453
Rank change year-on-year
-87 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 96 164 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.32% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.34% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 53 36
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 22
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £32.00 £27.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
- +15.94%

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
48768 48345 46356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.48% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31355 30091 27314
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1699 1902 2042
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 14 February 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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Design Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -72 90 £394 +5.00% 51
South East -41 51 £425 +6.25% 15
Hampshire +27 30 £435 -0.57% 2
London +4 15 £380 +16.92% 2
Hook +17 13 £492 +9.22% 1
Berkshire -57 13 £338 -15.62%
West Midlands -14 7 - - 6
East of England +1 5 £348 -0.71% 3
Birmingham - 5 - - 2
West Yorkshire -7 4 £320 -13.51% 4
Surrey -10 4 £350 +6.06% 6
Yorkshire -11 4 £320 -13.51% 5
Leeds -17 4 £320 -13.51% 3
Newbury +6 3 £325 -17.19%
South West -4 3 - - 8
Windsor -6 3 - -
Scotland -8 3 £275 - 2
Reading -16 3 - -
Bristol - 3 - -
Bedfordshire - 3 £365 -
City of London +46 2 £370 -13.19% 1
Slough +5 2 - -
Guildford +3 2 - -
Basingstoke +1 2 £355 +4.41%
North West -12 2 - - 6
West Sussex - 2 - - 2
Crawley - 2 - - 2
Solihull - 2 - -
Oxfordshire +2 1 - - 3
Croydon -11 1 - -

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 93 (43.26%) Network Design
2 91 (42.33%) Cisco
3 66 (30.70%) Cisco Certification
4 57 (26.51%) Telecoms
5 54 (25.12%) Security Cleared
6 53 (24.65%) Firewall
6 53 (24.65%) CCNP
7 50 (23.26%) WAN
8 46 (21.40%) LAN
9 43 (20.00%) SC Cleared
10 31 (14.42%) CCIE
10 31 (14.42%) CheckPoint
10 31 (14.42%) Degree
11 30 (13.95%) VPN
12 29 (13.49%) Data Centre
13 28 (13.02%) BGP
14 27 (12.56%) MPLS
14 27 (12.56%) OSPF
15 26 (12.09%) C
16 23 (10.70%) F5
16 23 (10.70%) Network Security
17 22 (10.23%) Microsoft
17 22 (10.23%) Juniper
18 21 (9.77%) Cisco Nexus
19 20 (9.30%) Wireless
19 20 (9.30%) 3G
19 20 (9.30%) Firmware
20 19 (8.84%) Configuration Management
20 19 (8.84%) Electronics
20 19 (8.84%) Finance

Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 1 (0.47%) Alfresco
1 1 (0.47%) CMS
1 1 (0.47%) Documentum
1 1 (0.47%) LiveLink
1 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.65%) MS Office
3 6 (2.79%) AutoCAD
3 6 (2.79%) PTC Creo
4 5 (2.33%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.86%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (1.40%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 3 (1.40%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.47%) MicroStation
7 1 (0.47%) MODO
7 1 (0.47%) MS Project
7 1 (0.47%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.47%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.47%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.47%) Simulink
7 1 (0.47%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.93%) SaaS
2 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 53 (24.65%) Firewall
2 50 (23.26%) WAN
3 46 (21.40%) LAN
4 30 (13.95%) VPN
5 28 (13.02%) BGP
6 27 (12.56%) MPLS
6 27 (12.56%) OSPF
7 23 (10.70%) Network Security
8 21 (9.77%) Cisco Nexus
9 20 (9.30%) 3G
9 20 (9.30%) Wireless
10 19 (8.84%) Cisco ASA
11 18 (8.37%) DNS
12 16 (7.44%) EIGRP
12 16 (7.44%) SNMP
13 15 (6.98%) 4G
13 15 (6.98%) LTE
13 15 (6.98%) SSL
13 15 (6.98%) TCP/IP
14 12 (5.58%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.47%) MS Access
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (6.98%) Rational DOORS
2 9 (4.19%) StarTeam
3 2 (0.93%) LabVIEW
3 2 (0.93%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.47%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 57 (26.51%) Telecoms
2 19 (8.84%) Electronics
2 19 (8.84%) Finance
3 10 (4.65%) Aerospace
4 9 (4.19%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.86%) Automotive
6 3 (1.40%) Military
7 2 (0.93%) Local Government
8 1 (0.47%) Back Office
8 1 (0.47%) French Language
8 1 (0.47%) Legal
8 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.47%) Publishing
8 1 (0.47%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.40%) Leaflet
1 3 (1.40%) XML
2 2 (0.93%) XMPP
3 1 (0.47%) .NET
3 1 (0.47%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.47%) Django
3 1 (0.47%) REST
3 1 (0.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (13.49%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 11 (5.12%) VHDL
4 9 (4.19%) PKI
5 6 (2.79%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (2.33%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.33%) Replication
7 4 (1.86%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.86%) Verilog
8 3 (1.40%) Handset
9 2 (0.93%) Physics
10 1 (0.47%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.47%) Life Science
10 1 (0.47%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.47%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.47%) Telematics
10 1 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.65%) Windows
2 6 (2.79%) Linux
3 4 (1.86%) Unix
3 4 (1.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.47%) AIX
6 1 (0.47%) Android
6 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.47%) SUSE
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (43.26%) Network Design
2 19 (8.84%) Configuration Management
3 15 (6.98%) Validation
4 13 (6.05%) Migration
5 10 (4.65%) Load Balancing
5 10 (4.65%) Requirements Management
6 9 (4.19%) High Availability
6 9 (4.19%) ITIL
6 9 (4.19%) Mentoring
7 8 (3.72%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (3.72%) WAN Optimisation
8 7 (3.26%) Capacity Management
8 7 (3.26%) Schematic Capture
9 6 (2.79%) Load Testing
9 6 (2.79%) Network Management
9 6 (2.79%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (2.79%) PRINCE2
9 6 (2.79%) Project Management
9 6 (2.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 6 (2.79%) UML
Programming Languages
1 26 (12.09%) C
2 8 (3.72%) C++
3 3 (1.40%) Assembly Language
3 3 (1.40%) C#
3 3 (1.40%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.40%) SQL
4 2 (0.93%) Embedded C
4 2 (0.93%) Embedded C++
4 2 (0.93%) Python
5 1 (0.47%) Java
5 1 (0.47%) MapBasic
5 1 (0.47%) MATLAB
5 1 (0.47%) Ruby
5 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 66 (30.70%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (25.12%) Security Cleared
3 53 (24.65%) CCNP
4 43 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 31 (14.42%) CCIE
5 31 (14.42%) Degree
6 18 (8.37%) CCNA
7 11 (5.12%) HNC
7 11 (5.12%) HND
8 8 (3.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (3.26%) CCDP
9 7 (3.26%) JNCIP
10 6 (2.79%) JNCIA
10 6 (2.79%) MCP
10 6 (2.79%) MCTS
11 5 (2.33%) CCSA
11 5 (2.33%) CCSE
11 5 (2.33%) JNCIE
11 5 (2.33%) JNCIS
12 3 (1.40%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.65%) QA
2 7 (3.26%) DO-254
3 6 (2.79%) SLA
4 5 (2.33%) IEC 61508
4 5 (2.33%) JTAG
5 3 (1.40%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.47%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.47%) NEBOSH
6 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (9.30%) Firmware
2 8 (3.72%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.47%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (2.79%) FortiGate
2 4 (1.86%) Cisco UCCE
2 4 (1.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (1.86%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (1.40%) OPNET
3 3 (1.40%) SCCM
4 2 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.47%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.47%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.47%) Cisco LMS
5 1 (0.47%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.47%) Nessus
5 1 (0.47%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.47%) vRealize
Vendors
1 91 (42.33%) Cisco
2 31 (14.42%) CheckPoint
3 23 (10.70%) F5
4 22 (10.23%) Juniper
4 22 (10.23%) Microsoft
5 14 (6.51%) HP
6 13 (6.05%) Riverbed
7 10 (4.65%) Citrix
7 10 (4.65%) Huawei
8 9 (4.19%) Blue Coat
8 9 (4.19%) EMC
8 9 (4.19%) Ericsson
9 7 (3.26%) Fortinet
9 7 (3.26%) SolarWinds
9 7 (3.26%) VMware
10 6 (2.79%) Meraki
10 6 (2.79%) Palo Alto
10 6 (2.79%) Tufin
11 5 (2.33%) IronPort
11 5 (2.33%) Red Hat
Preston, Lancashire
AAP3
Rate: £70 - £80 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
AAP3
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Premier Engineering
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
CPS Group Limited
Rate: negotiable hourly rate
Posted: 9 days ago
Aberdeenshire
G2 Recruitment
Rate: Market related
Posted: 11 days ago
Crawley
Revolution Technology
Rate: £0 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Nottingham
G2 Recruitment
Rate: Market related
Posted: 16 days ago
Hook
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £475.00 - £508.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Herefordshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 20 days ago
Surrey
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 26 days ago