The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Design Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Design Engineer
Rank 120 108 104
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 14 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.59% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.63% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 0
Median daily rate £359 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-4.28% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 11
Median hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Design Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2733 2387 2167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.86% 94.50% 93.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1573 1449 1113
Median daily rate £390 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 147 173
Median hourly rate £15.21 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.11% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.00 £8.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.15 £33.00 £35.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Design Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Design Engineer in the job title.

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 27 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Design Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
Shropshire -33 6 £358 +30.00%
Birmingham -4 3 £338 -20.58%
Solihull -12 3 - -
Worcestershire -10 1 £400 -21.56% 2
Warwickshire - 1 - - 1
Design Engineer
England

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Design Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 15 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (55.00%) Network Design
3 9 (45.00%) BGP
4 8 (40.00%) Cisco
5 7 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (30.00%) CCDP
6 6 (30.00%) Cisco Prime
6 6 (30.00%) LAN
6 6 (30.00%) Nokia
6 6 (30.00%) CheckPoint
6 6 (30.00%) OSPF
6 6 (30.00%) Firewall
6 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
7 5 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (25.00%) F5
7 5 (25.00%) Electronics
7 5 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (25.00%) BIG-IP
7 5 (25.00%) Aerospace
7 5 (25.00%) Migration
7 5 (25.00%) WAN
7 5 (25.00%) CCNP
7 5 (25.00%) VPN
8 4 (20.00%) UML
8 4 (20.00%) Firmware
8 4 (20.00%) SysML
8 4 (20.00%) Fortinet
8 4 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (20.00%) Structured Cabling

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.00%) AutoCAD
2 1 (5.00%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 9 (45.00%) BGP
2 6 (30.00%) Firewall
2 6 (30.00%) LAN
2 6 (30.00%) OSPF
3 5 (25.00%) BIG-IP
3 5 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 5 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (25.00%) VPN
3 5 (25.00%) WAN
4 4 (20.00%) Structured Cabling
5 3 (15.00%) NetScaler
6 2 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (10.00%) PBX
6 2 (10.00%) X.21
7 1 (5.00%) DHCP
7 1 (5.00%) DNS
7 1 (5.00%) PPP
7 1 (5.00%) SSL
7 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
7 1 (5.00%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (25.00%) Aerospace
1 5 (25.00%) Electronics
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Network Design
2 5 (25.00%) Migration
3 4 (20.00%) SysML
3 4 (20.00%) UML
4 3 (15.00%) Change Management
5 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (10.00%) Network Management
6 1 (5.00%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 15 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 15 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (30.00%) CCDP
4 5 (25.00%) CCNP
5 2 (10.00%) CCNA
5 2 (10.00%) JNCIA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Firmware
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (5.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Cisco
2 6 (30.00%) CheckPoint
2 6 (30.00%) Nokia
3 5 (25.00%) F5
4 4 (20.00%) Fortinet
5 2 (10.00%) BT
5 2 (10.00%) Fujitsu
5 2 (10.00%) Juniper
6 1 (5.00%) Citrix
6 1 (5.00%) Siemens
6 1 (5.00%) VMware