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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Design Engineer
Rank 525 515 437
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -78
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 118 126 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.23% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.24% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 62 57
Median daily rate £425 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £461 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 31
Median hourly rate £37.00 £37.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.67% +6.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £34.80 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £41.70 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £37.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.67% -0.66%

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
50276 53000 51116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 32796 33319 31430
Median daily rate £425 £400 £397
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1494 2025 2060
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 +4 108 £425 +13.33% 29
South East +10 40 £375 +20.96% 5
London +26 38 £450 - 3
Berkshire -6 19 £460 +36.37%
Hampshire +10 16 £350 -9.38% 2
West Midlands -16 14 £380 -10.58% 5
East of England +13 6 - - 4
Telford -27 6 £358 +8.33%
Shropshire -28 6 £358 +8.33%
Scotland -9 5 £415 -7.92%
West Yorkshire +3 4 £425 +41.66%
Yorkshire -8 4 £425 +41.66% 1
Leeds -9 4 £425 +41.66%
Belfast - 4 £311 -
Northern Ireland - 4 £311 -
County Antrim - 4 £311 -
City of London +36 3 £413 -13.15%
Reading -2 3 - -
Birmingham -7 3 £338 -20.58% 1
South West -10 3 £290 -27.50% 2
Portsmouth - 3 - -
Southampton +18 2 £475 -
Oxfordshire +11 2 - - 1
Essex +7 2 - - 1
Hook +5 2 - -
Winchester +3 2 £392 +1.16%
Surrey -6 2 £280 - 2
Basingstoke -7 2 £300 -
North West -17 2 £363 -19.38% 8
Renfrewshire -38 2 £415 -7.92%

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 77 (39.29%) Network Design
2 74 (37.76%) Cisco
3 51 (26.02%) Cisco Certification
4 45 (22.96%) CCNP
5 43 (21.94%) SC Cleared
5 43 (21.94%) Security Cleared
6 42 (21.43%) Telecoms
7 37 (18.88%) Firewall
8 33 (16.84%) Data Centre
9 32 (16.33%) WAN
10 31 (15.82%) BGP
11 28 (14.29%) LAN
11 28 (14.29%) Finance
12 27 (13.78%) Windows
13 25 (12.76%) Degree
14 23 (11.73%) OSPF
15 22 (11.22%) Active Directory
16 21 (10.71%) C
16 21 (10.71%) Wireless
17 19 (9.69%) CCNA
17 19 (9.69%) CheckPoint
18 18 (9.18%) Rational DOORS
19 17 (8.67%) Citrix
19 17 (8.67%) VPN
19 17 (8.67%) Migration
20 16 (8.16%) Electronics
21 15 (7.65%) F5
22 14 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
22 14 (7.14%) SNMP
23 13 (6.63%) Juniper

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 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (1.02%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.02%) Resin
2 1 (0.51%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (4.59%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.57%) MS Office
3 5 (2.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.04%) Simulink
4 4 (2.04%) SOLIDWORKS
5 3 (1.53%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.53%) PTC Creo
6 2 (1.02%) AutoCAD
6 2 (1.02%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 1 (0.51%) CATIA
7 1 (0.51%) MS Project
7 1 (0.51%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.51%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.02%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.51%) Eikon
2 1 (0.51%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.06%) Office 365
2 5 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.02%) IaaS
4 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.51%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 37 (18.88%) Firewall
2 32 (16.33%) WAN
3 31 (15.82%) BGP
4 28 (14.29%) LAN
5 23 (11.73%) OSPF
6 21 (10.71%) Wireless
7 17 (8.67%) VPN
8 14 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
8 14 (7.14%) SNMP
9 12 (6.12%) DNS
10 11 (5.61%) Cisco Wireless
10 11 (5.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 11 (5.61%) Network Security
11 10 (5.10%) FTP
11 10 (5.10%) MPLS
11 10 (5.10%) VoIP
12 8 (4.08%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (4.08%) EIGRP
13 7 (3.57%) 3G
13 7 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.02%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.51%) Big Data
2 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 18 (9.18%) Rational DOORS
2 10 (5.10%) StarTeam
3 3 (1.53%) LabVIEW
4 2 (1.02%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.51%) Subversion
5 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 42 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 28 (14.29%) Finance
3 16 (8.16%) Electronics
4 10 (5.10%) Aerospace
5 9 (4.59%) Banking
6 8 (4.08%) Retail
7 7 (3.57%) Manufacturing
8 6 (3.06%) Financial Institution
9 4 (2.04%) Automotive
9 4 (2.04%) Avionics
9 4 (2.04%) Marketing
10 3 (1.53%) Investment Banking
10 3 (1.53%) Local Government
11 2 (1.02%) Military
11 2 (1.02%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.51%) Billing
12 1 (0.51%) Front Office
12 1 (0.51%) Legal
12 1 (0.51%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.51%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.53%) 802.1X
1 3 (1.53%) Middleware
2 2 (1.02%) .NET
2 2 (1.02%) REST
2 2 (1.02%) SOAP
2 2 (1.02%) XML
3 1 (0.51%) MFC
3 1 (0.51%) STL
3 1 (0.51%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (0.51%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (16.84%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.08%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (3.57%) VHDL
4 6 (3.06%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (2.04%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.53%) CAN bus
6 3 (1.53%) Cloud Native
6 3 (1.53%) CMDB
6 3 (1.53%) Device Driver
6 3 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.53%) PKI
6 3 (1.53%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.02%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.02%) FMCG
7 2 (1.02%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.02%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 27 (13.78%) Windows
2 11 (5.61%) Linux
3 5 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (2.55%) Unix
3 5 (2.55%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.04%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.53%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.53%) Solaris
5 3 (1.53%) Windows 8
5 3 (1.53%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.02%) Android
6 2 (1.02%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.51%) AIX
7 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (39.29%) Network Design
2 17 (8.67%) Migration
3 12 (6.12%) Configuration Management
3 12 (6.12%) Requirements Management
4 11 (5.61%) Project Management
5 9 (4.59%) ITIL
6 8 (4.08%) Change Management
6 8 (4.08%) Network Management
6 8 (4.08%) Validation
7 7 (3.57%) CAD
7 7 (3.57%) UML
8 6 (3.06%) Matrix Organization
8 6 (3.06%) Network Architecture
9 5 (2.55%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (2.55%) Capacity Management
9 5 (2.55%) Change Control
9 5 (2.55%) Data Management
9 5 (2.55%) Schematic Capture
9 5 (2.55%) Service Delivery
9 5 (2.55%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 21 (10.71%) C
2 6 (3.06%) MATLAB
2 6 (3.06%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.55%) C++
4 4 (2.04%) Python
4 4 (2.04%) SQL
5 3 (1.53%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.53%) Java
6 2 (1.02%) C#
6 2 (1.02%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.02%) PHP
7 1 (0.51%) Ada
7 1 (0.51%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.51%) Perl
7 1 (0.51%) Tcl
7 1 (0.51%) VB
7 1 (0.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 51 (26.02%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (22.96%) CCNP
3 43 (21.94%) SC Cleared
3 43 (21.94%) Security Cleared
4 25 (12.76%) Degree
5 19 (9.69%) CCNA
6 10 (5.10%) CCDP
6 10 (5.10%) CCIE
7 5 (2.55%) HND
8 3 (1.53%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.53%) JNCIA
8 3 (1.53%) JNCIE
9 2 (1.02%) ACMT
9 2 (1.02%) CCA
9 2 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.02%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.02%) MCSE
9 2 (1.02%) MCTS
9 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.10%) QA
2 9 (4.59%) SLA
3 1 (0.51%) DO-254
3 1 (0.51%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.51%) MiFID
3 1 (0.51%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 22 (11.22%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.10%) Xen
3 9 (4.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.04%) BitLocker
4 4 (2.04%) Firmware
4 4 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (1.53%) DFS Replication
5 3 (1.53%) Terminal Services
5 3 (1.53%) XenApp
5 3 (1.53%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.53%) XenServer
6 2 (1.02%) vCloud
7 1 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (6.63%) SCCM
2 10 (5.10%) WSUS
3 7 (3.57%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (3.57%) OPNET
4 5 (2.55%) FortiGate
5 3 (1.53%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (1.02%) Amdocs OSS
6 2 (1.02%) Casper Suite
6 2 (1.02%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (1.02%) TrustSec
7 1 (0.51%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (0.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 74 (37.76%) Cisco
2 19 (9.69%) CheckPoint
3 17 (8.67%) Citrix
4 15 (7.65%) F5
5 13 (6.63%) Juniper
5 13 (6.63%) VMware
6 11 (5.61%) Palo Alto
7 10 (5.10%) Apple
7 10 (5.10%) HP
7 10 (5.10%) Microsoft
8 9 (4.59%) Red Hat
9 8 (4.08%) Nokia
9 8 (4.08%) Riverbed
10 7 (3.57%) Fortinet
11 5 (2.55%) SolarWinds
12 4 (2.04%) BMC
13 3 (1.53%) Aruba
13 3 (1.53%) Dell
13 3 (1.53%) Symantec
13 3 (1.53%) Tufin
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