The first table below looks at the demand for the Design Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Design Engineer
Rank 104 87 97
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 11 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.86% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.94% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 2
Average daily rate
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- £321 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £321 £316
% change year-on-year
+8.94% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.12% -30.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2212 1802 2054
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.73% 91.52% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1134 873 966
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 128 134
Average hourly rate £16.20 £16.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.00 £36.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Design Engineer
England

Design Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Design Engineer in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Design Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Design Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Design Engineer across the West Midlands region.

Design Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Design Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Design Engineer across the West Midlands region.

Design Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Design Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Design Engineer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Design Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Design Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 July 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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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
Warwickshire -2 1 - - 8
Worcestershire - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
Design Engineer
England

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 11 (45.83%) Degree
2 10 (41.67%) Validation
3 8 (33.33%) Network Design
4 7 (29.17%) Change Management
4 7 (29.17%) Requirements Management
4 7 (29.17%) Mathematics
4 7 (29.17%) Physics
4 7 (29.17%) Rational DOORS
5 6 (25.00%) Human Factors
5 6 (25.00%) Cisco
5 6 (25.00%) Automotive
5 6 (25.00%) Management Information System
6 5 (20.83%) Firewall
6 5 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (20.83%) CheckPoint
7 4 (16.67%) F5
7 4 (16.67%) Avionics
7 4 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
7 4 (16.67%) Mentor Graphics
7 4 (16.67%) MPLS
7 4 (16.67%) OSPF
7 4 (16.67%) LAN
7 4 (16.67%) WAN
7 4 (16.67%) Ethernet
7 4 (16.67%) CCNP
7 4 (16.67%) CCNA
7 4 (16.67%) EMC
7 4 (16.67%) Electronics
7 4 (16.67%) BIG-IP
8 3 (12.50%) Telecoms

Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Pro/ENGINEER
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) Firewall
2 4 (16.67%) MPLS
2 4 (16.67%) OSPF
2 4 (16.67%) LAN
2 4 (16.67%) WAN
2 4 (16.67%) Ethernet
2 4 (16.67%) BIG-IP
3 2 (8.33%) Network Security
3 2 (8.33%) BT 21CN
3 2 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (4.17%) 4G
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (4.17%) 3G
4 1 (4.17%) BGP
4 1 (4.17%) 2G
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (25.00%) Automotive
2 4 (16.67%) Electronics
2 4 (16.67%) Avionics
3 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Mathematics
1 7 (29.17%) Physics
2 6 (25.00%) Human Factors
2 6 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Validation
2 8 (33.33%) Network Design
3 7 (29.17%) Requirements Management
3 7 (29.17%) Change Management
4 4 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
5 2 (8.33%) Network Management
6 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) Degree
2 5 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (16.67%) CCNP
3 4 (16.67%) CCNA
4 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.17%) CCDP
6 1 (4.17%) CCIE
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Cisco
2 5 (20.83%) CheckPoint
3 4 (16.67%) EMC
3 4 (16.67%) Mentor Graphics
3 4 (16.67%) F5
4 3 (12.50%) BT
5 2 (8.33%) Nokia
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