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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Design Engineer
Rank 404 452 304
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -148
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 211 123 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.23% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.25% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 39 45
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £428 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 45
Average hourly rate £33.25 £35.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.33% -5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.25 £26.00 £28.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.75 £43.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £35.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year
-6.33% -5.96%

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
51265 49491 54504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31026 29372 30573
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2145 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 2014. 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 +41 183 £360 +2.85% 81
South East +54 107 £383 +6.25% 16
Berkshire +51 74 £459 +22.33% 2
Surrey +6 16 £288 -17.85% 4
London -15 16 £390 -8.23% 6
South West -23 16 £360 -15.29% 23
Reading +11 14 £493 +48.67% 2
West Midlands -10 12 £330 +2.32% 3
East of England -21 12 £425 +50.44% 8
Cambridgeshire +5 10 £425 +54.54% 2
Hampshire -1 10 £324 -23.82% 3
Yorkshire - 10 £350 - 9
Cambridge -3 8 £425 +54.54% 2
Scotland - 8 £325 - 1
City of London +26 7 £440 - 4
West Yorkshire - 7 £350 - 6
Leeds - 7 £350 - 1
Guildford +10 6 £330 -
North West -2 6 £300 -18.36% 10
Shropshire -4 5 £330 +3.12% 1
Telford -7 5 £330 +2.32% 1
Devon - 5 £285 - 1
Dorset +1 4 £350 -
Woking - 4 - - 1
Lancashire -8 3 £300 - 1
Cheshire +1 2 - - 2
Gloucestershire -22 2 £648 - 10
Buckinghamshire - 2 - - 4
Cheltenham - 2 £648 - 2
Leicestershire +4 1 £410 - 1

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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.

1 140 (38.78%) Telecoms
2 110 (30.47%) Cisco
3 99 (27.42%) Firewall
4 78 (21.61%) Cisco Certification
5 70 (19.39%) Network Design
6 68 (18.84%) CheckPoint
7 67 (18.56%) OSPF
8 59 (16.34%) Degree
9 55 (15.24%) CCIE
10 53 (14.68%) Juniper
11 52 (14.40%) Security Cleared
12 47 (13.02%) MPLS
13 40 (11.08%) CCNP
13 40 (11.08%) VPN
14 39 (10.80%) LTE
15 38 (10.53%) Microsoft
15 38 (10.53%) BGP
16 35 (9.70%) SC Cleared
17 34 (9.42%) Ethernet
18 33 (9.14%) Cisco ASA
19 32 (8.86%) 3G
20 31 (8.59%) Windows
21 29 (8.03%) Nokia
21 29 (8.03%) DNS
22 28 (7.76%) C
23 27 (7.48%) VoIP
23 27 (7.48%) Network Management
24 26 (7.20%) IPsec
24 26 (7.20%) Validation
25 25 (6.93%) Ericsson

Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 10 (2.77%) Apache
1 10 (2.77%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.22%) Tomcat
3 7 (1.94%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (1.11%) Lync
5 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.55%) IIS
6 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.55%) WordPress
7 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.28%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (4.71%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.43%) MS Office
3 12 (3.32%) AutoCAD
4 7 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.66%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 5 (1.39%) CATIA
7 1 (0.28%) Windchill
7 1 (0.28%) Simulink
7 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.28%) NASTRAN
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.28%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 99 (27.42%) Firewall
2 67 (18.56%) OSPF
3 47 (13.02%) MPLS
4 40 (11.08%) VPN
5 39 (10.80%) LTE
6 38 (10.53%) BGP
7 34 (9.42%) Ethernet
8 33 (9.14%) Cisco ASA
9 32 (8.86%) 3G
10 29 (8.03%) DNS
11 27 (7.48%) VoIP
12 26 (7.20%) IPsec
13 23 (6.37%) Cisco PIX
14 22 (6.09%) SNMP
15 20 (5.54%) Radio Access Network
16 19 (5.26%) Network Security
17 17 (4.71%) LAN
18 16 (4.43%) WAN
18 16 (4.43%) Internet
19 15 (4.16%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.55%) MySQL
2 1 (0.28%) MS Access
2 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (0.28%) PowerCenter
2 1 (0.28%) EDMS
2 1 (0.28%) QlikView
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (2.77%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (1.39%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.39%) ClearCase
3 4 (1.11%) NetBeans
3 4 (1.11%) Subversion
4 3 (0.83%) JIRA
5 2 (0.55%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.28%) ERwin
6 1 (0.28%) ClearQuest
General
1 140 (38.78%) Telecoms
2 20 (5.54%) Electronics
3 15 (4.16%) Manufacturing
4 13 (3.60%) Military
5 12 (3.32%) Finance
6 10 (2.77%) Automotive
7 7 (1.94%) Avionics
8 6 (1.66%) Legal
9 2 (0.55%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.55%) Retail
9 2 (0.55%) Billing
9 2 (0.55%) Marketing
9 2 (0.55%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.94%) J2EE
1 7 (1.94%) J2SE
2 4 (1.11%) Swing
2 4 (1.11%) JNI
2 4 (1.11%) Java SE
2 4 (1.11%) CSS
3 3 (0.83%) JSP
3 3 (0.83%) Web Services
4 2 (0.55%) XML
4 2 (0.55%) ODBC
4 2 (0.55%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.55%) HTML
4 2 (0.55%) .NET
4 2 (0.55%) HTML5
4 2 (0.55%) CSS3
4 2 (0.55%) Middleware
5 1 (0.28%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.28%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.28%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.60%) Mathematics
2 12 (3.32%) Physics
3 7 (1.94%) Firmware
3 7 (1.94%) Management Information System
3 7 (1.94%) Clustering
3 7 (1.94%) Embedded Systems
4 6 (1.66%) Human Factors
4 6 (1.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 5 (1.39%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.11%) VHDL
6 4 (1.11%) Verilog
6 4 (1.11%) ASIC
6 4 (1.11%) Open Source
7 3 (0.83%) MMIC
7 3 (0.83%) DTV
7 3 (0.83%) GIS
8 2 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.28%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.28%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.28%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 31 (8.59%) Windows
2 19 (5.26%) Linux
3 18 (4.99%) UNIX
4 14 (3.88%) Windows 7
5 13 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (2.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (2.22%) Windows XP
8 7 (1.94%) Solaris
8 7 (1.94%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.55%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.55%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.28%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (19.39%) Network Design
2 27 (7.48%) Network Management
3 26 (7.20%) Validation
4 22 (6.09%) CAD
5 18 (4.99%) Load Balancing
5 18 (4.99%) Network Architecture
6 15 (4.16%) Project Management
7 12 (3.32%) Risk Assessment
7 12 (3.32%) Network Planning
8 11 (3.05%) Unit Testing
8 11 (3.05%) Capacity Planning
9 10 (2.77%) Integration Testing
9 10 (2.77%) ITIL
9 10 (2.77%) UML
10 9 (2.49%) OO
10 9 (2.49%) Requirements Management
10 9 (2.49%) Performance Testing
11 8 (2.22%) Capacity Management
11 8 (2.22%) Kalman Filter
11 8 (2.22%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (7.76%) C
2 17 (4.71%) SQL
3 16 (4.43%) PowerShell
4 15 (4.16%) VBScript
4 15 (4.16%) Java
5 13 (3.60%) Perl
6 9 (2.49%) C++
7 5 (1.39%) PHP
8 3 (0.83%) Python
9 2 (0.55%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.55%) C#
9 2 (0.55%) PHP5
10 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.28%) Lisp
10 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.28%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 78 (21.61%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (16.34%) Degree
3 55 (15.24%) CCIE
4 52 (14.40%) Security Cleared
5 40 (11.08%) CCNP
6 35 (9.70%) SC Cleared
7 19 (5.26%) CISSP
8 18 (4.99%) CCSP
9 16 (4.43%) CCDP
10 13 (3.60%) DV Cleared
11 12 (3.32%) Check Point Certification
12 11 (3.05%) CCNA
13 8 (2.22%) HND
14 6 (1.66%) Chartered Engineer
15 5 (1.39%) JNCIP
15 5 (1.39%) JNCIE
16 2 (0.55%) CCDE
16 2 (0.55%) PhD
16 2 (0.55%) CCIP
16 2 (0.55%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.60%) PCI DSS
2 8 (2.22%) SLA
3 5 (1.39%) QA
4 3 (0.83%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.83%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.55%) ISO 9002
5 2 (0.55%) DO-254
System Software
1 12 (3.32%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.94%) VMware ESX
3 7 (1.94%) Forefront TMG
4 6 (1.66%) XenApp
4 6 (1.66%) vSphere
5 4 (1.11%) ProxySG
6 3 (0.83%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.83%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (2.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (2.22%) FortiGate
3 5 (1.39%) SCCM
4 4 (1.11%) SCOM
5 2 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.28%) OPNET
6 1 (0.28%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 110 (30.47%) Cisco
2 68 (18.84%) CheckPoint
3 53 (14.68%) Juniper
4 38 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 29 (8.03%) Nokia
6 25 (6.93%) Ericsson
7 24 (6.65%) F5
8 21 (5.82%) Huawei
9 17 (4.71%) SolidWorks
10 14 (3.88%) VMware
10 14 (3.88%) Redback
11 12 (3.32%) Radware
11 12 (3.32%) Oracle
12 11 (3.05%) HP
12 11 (3.05%) BT
12 11 (3.05%) NEC
13 10 (2.77%) EMC
13 10 (2.77%) Citrix
14 8 (2.22%) Blue Coat
15 7 (1.94%) Atlassian
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Posted: 17 hours ago
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Posted: 17 hours ago
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Posted: 23 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £45 - £55 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
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Rate: £300 - £330 per day
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Gloucestershire
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Posted: 4 days ago
South West
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Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
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Posted: 4 days ago
Suffolk
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per month + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Huxley Associates
Rate: £25 - £26 per hour + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
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Midlands
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £225 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicestershire
Roc Search
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
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Rate: negotiable on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
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Rate: Excellent Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
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Rate: Excellent Market Rates
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