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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Design Engineer
Rank 505 424 472
Rank change year-on-year
-81 +48
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 117 182 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.33% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.36% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 61 30
Average daily rate
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£388 £350 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +8.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £488 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £321
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 22
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £29.50 £30.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.30 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -1.40%

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
52654 50519 47353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.44% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 33449 30575 27767
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1936 1988 2122
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015. 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 -62 109 £385 +9.21% 77
South East -82 30 £325 - 21
London +11 24 £456 +29.43% 3
South West -1 17 £400 -11.11% 13
Berkshire -44 16 £360 -20.87% 6
East of England -16 12 £320 -14.66% 8
City of London -7 11 £470 +6.81%
Yorkshire -21 9 £310 -11.42% 7
Norfolk - 9 £320 -
West Midlands +6 8 £385 - 8
Hampshire -12 6 £349 +9.41% 3
Bristol - 6 £400 - 1
Leeds -19 5 £338 -3.57%
West Yorkshire -22 5 £338 -3.57% 2
Wiltshire +1 4 - - 3
Scotland -7 4 £435 +27.00% 1
Oxfordshire -15 4 £375 - 7
Reading -15 4 £395 -17.27%
North West -26 4 £435 -3.33% 8
Birmingham - 4 £375 - 1
Manchester - 4 £435 - 1
Windsor -1 3 - -
East Midlands -3 3 £258 -37.19% 6
Surrey -9 3 £280 +1.81% 1
Erskine +8 2 £435 +27.00%
Renfrewshire +3 2 £435 +27.00%
Hertfordshire -5 2 - -
Gloucestershire -5 2 - - 2
Bracknell -10 2 - -
Paddington - 2 £450 -

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 96 (32.88%) Cisco
2 91 (31.16%) Telecoms
3 83 (28.42%) Network Design
4 61 (20.89%) Cisco Certification
5 57 (19.52%) Microsoft
6 51 (17.47%) Security Cleared
7 46 (15.75%) CheckPoint
8 42 (14.38%) Degree
9 39 (13.36%) Firewall
10 37 (12.67%) BGP
11 33 (11.30%) CCNP
11 33 (11.30%) Active Directory
11 33 (11.30%) Windows
11 33 (11.30%) LAN
12 32 (10.96%) OSPF
13 31 (10.62%) WAN
14 30 (10.27%) Juniper
15 27 (9.25%) CCIE
15 27 (9.25%) Migration
15 27 (9.25%) Cisco ASA
15 27 (9.25%) Network Security
16 26 (8.90%) Cisco Nexus
17 25 (8.56%) SC Cleared
17 25 (8.56%) Microsoft Certification
17 25 (8.56%) MPLS
17 25 (8.56%) MS Excel
18 24 (8.22%) VoIP
19 23 (7.88%) MS Office
19 23 (7.88%) Wireless
20 22 (7.53%) VMware

Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 19 (6.51%) Lync
2 9 (3.08%) MS Exchange
2 9 (3.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (2.05%) IIS
3 6 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.03%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.68%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.34%) JBoss
Applications
1 25 (8.56%) MS Excel
2 23 (7.88%) MS Office
3 13 (4.45%) AutoCAD
4 12 (4.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.37%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.03%) SOLIDWORKS
7 2 (0.68%) CATIA
7 2 (0.68%) MS Project
8 1 (0.34%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.34%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) LabWindows
1 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.34%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.14%) Office 365
2 3 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.34%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 39 (13.36%) Firewall
2 37 (12.67%) BGP
3 33 (11.30%) LAN
4 32 (10.96%) OSPF
5 31 (10.62%) WAN
6 27 (9.25%) Network Security
6 27 (9.25%) Cisco ASA
7 26 (8.90%) Cisco Nexus
8 25 (8.56%) MPLS
9 24 (8.22%) VoIP
10 23 (7.88%) Wireless
11 20 (6.85%) 3G
12 17 (5.82%) 4G
13 16 (5.48%) TCP/IP
13 16 (5.48%) VPN
14 15 (5.14%) VLAN
15 14 (4.79%) LTE
15 14 (4.79%) Radio Access Network
16 12 (4.11%) Cisco PIX
16 12 (4.11%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.71%) MySQL
1 5 (1.71%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.03%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.34%) dBASE
3 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.03%) JIRA
2 2 (0.68%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.34%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.34%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.34%) Selenium
3 1 (0.34%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.34%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.34%) Maven
3 1 (0.34%) StarTeam
General
1 91 (31.16%) Telecoms
2 21 (7.19%) Finance
3 20 (6.85%) Electronics
4 10 (3.42%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.08%) Aerospace
6 6 (2.05%) Banking
7 4 (1.37%) Retail
8 3 (1.03%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.03%) Billing
8 3 (1.03%) French Language
8 3 (1.03%) Advertising
9 2 (0.68%) Publishing
9 2 (0.68%) Automotive
9 2 (0.68%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.68%) Marketing
10 1 (0.34%) German Language
10 1 (0.34%) Games
10 1 (0.34%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.71%) Web Services
2 4 (1.37%) XML
2 4 (1.37%) SOAP
2 4 (1.37%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.03%) JSON
3 3 (1.03%) REST
4 2 (0.68%) XMPP
4 2 (0.68%) .NET
5 1 (0.34%) JSP
5 1 (0.34%) Middleware
5 1 (0.34%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.51%) Data Centre
2 18 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.79%) Clustering
4 9 (3.08%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (2.74%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 7 (2.40%) VHDL
6 7 (2.40%) Replication
7 6 (2.05%) CESG
8 5 (1.71%) PKI
9 4 (1.37%) IPTV
9 4 (1.37%) IVR
9 4 (1.37%) CMDB
10 3 (1.03%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (1.03%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.03%) PMI
11 2 (0.68%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.68%) Verilog
11 2 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.34%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 33 (11.30%) Windows
2 18 (6.16%) Linux
3 11 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (2.74%) SUSE
5 5 (1.71%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.71%) Android
5 5 (1.71%) CentOS
6 4 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.03%) Fedora
7 3 (1.03%) UNIX
7 3 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.34%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.34%) ThreadX
9 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.34%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (28.42%) Network Design
2 27 (9.25%) Migration
3 16 (5.48%) Load Balancing
4 13 (4.45%) ITIL
5 11 (3.77%) Service Delivery
5 11 (3.77%) Project Management
6 9 (3.08%) CAD
6 9 (3.08%) Mobile Device Management
7 8 (2.74%) Change Management
8 7 (2.40%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (2.05%) Network Planning
9 6 (2.05%) Network Management
10 5 (1.71%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (1.71%) Benchmarking
10 5 (1.71%) Low Latency
10 5 (1.71%) Ultra-Low Latency
11 4 (1.37%) Configuration Management
11 4 (1.37%) UML
11 4 (1.37%) Risk Assessment
11 4 (1.37%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (4.79%) C
2 11 (3.77%) C++
3 7 (2.40%) SQL
4 5 (1.71%) C#
4 5 (1.71%) Java
4 5 (1.71%) Assembly Language
4 5 (1.71%) Lisp
4 5 (1.71%) MATLAB
5 4 (1.37%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.03%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.03%) Erlang
6 3 (1.03%) VB6
6 3 (1.03%) Ruby
6 3 (1.03%) Python
6 3 (1.03%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.03%) VB
7 2 (0.68%) VBA
7 2 (0.68%) Perl
7 2 (0.68%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.34%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 61 (20.89%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (17.47%) Security Cleared
3 42 (14.38%) Degree
4 33 (11.30%) CCNP
5 27 (9.25%) CCIE
6 25 (8.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 25 (8.56%) SC Cleared
7 19 (6.51%) CCNA
8 15 (5.14%) CCDP
9 14 (4.79%) MCSE
10 8 (2.74%) CISSP
10 8 (2.74%) CCSA
10 8 (2.74%) CCSE
11 7 (2.40%) HND
12 5 (1.71%) CCVP
13 4 (1.37%) HNC
14 3 (1.03%) CCIP
14 3 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (1.03%) JNCIA
14 3 (1.03%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.03%) QA
3 2 (0.68%) SLA
3 2 (0.68%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.34%) DO-160
4 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.34%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.34%) JSP 440
System Software
1 33 (11.30%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.08%) Firmware
2 9 (3.08%) vSphere
3 8 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.37%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.37%) NFS
4 4 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.68%) iptables
5 2 (0.68%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.34%) Xen
6 1 (0.34%) XenApp
6 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.34%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.34%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 10 (3.42%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (3.08%) FortiGate
3 5 (1.71%) OPNET
4 4 (1.37%) NSN NetAct
5 2 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.68%) Puppet
5 2 (0.68%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (0.68%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (0.68%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.34%) Ansible
6 1 (0.34%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.34%) Cisco LMS
6 1 (0.34%) Icinga
6 1 (0.34%) Nagios
6 1 (0.34%) Cacti
Vendors
1 96 (32.88%) Cisco
2 57 (19.52%) Microsoft
3 46 (15.75%) CheckPoint
4 30 (10.27%) Juniper
5 22 (7.53%) VMware
6 20 (6.85%) HP
6 20 (6.85%) F5
7 19 (6.51%) Nokia
8 16 (5.48%) Blue Coat
8 16 (5.48%) Fortinet
9 15 (5.14%) Red Hat
10 13 (4.45%) Citrix
11 12 (4.11%) EMC
12 10 (3.42%) Huawei
13 9 (3.08%) SAP
13 9 (3.08%) TOWER Software
14 8 (2.74%) Tufin
15 7 (2.40%) Ericsson
15 7 (2.40%) Motorola
16 6 (2.05%) Brocade
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 4 days ago
South Yorkshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £28 - £32 per hour + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicestershire
Premier Engineering
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour + (dependent on experience)
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £28 - £32 per hour + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
England
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour + DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
South Yorkshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
East Midlands
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £35 - 40 per hour + negotiable on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £28 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
England
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £38 - £43 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
Cumbria
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Gloucestershire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £28 - £32 per hour + DOE
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Cumbria
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Somerset
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £26 - £30 per hour + DOE
Posted: 20 days ago
Somerset
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £26 - £30 per hour + DOE
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