Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Design Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Design Engineer
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 - 55
Rank change year-on-year - +55 -
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 2 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.29% - 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% - 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Bedfordshire median daily rate - - £313
East of England median daily rate £495 £350 £320
% change year-on-year +41.43% +9.38% -24.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £37.50
East of England median hourly rate £100.00 - £37.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies in Bedfordshire with a recognized job title 651 580 628
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.45% 94.46% 94.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 374 417
Bedfordshire median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £197 £200 £211
90th Percentile £575 £584 £575
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 47
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -64.00% +123.88%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.60 £12.50
90th Percentile £44.89 £42.05 £50.68
East of England median hourly rate £17.75 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year -18.86% +4.17% +5.00%

Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings that featured Design Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Design Engineer in Bedfordshire

Design Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Design Engineer in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Design Engineer in Bedfordshire

Design Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Design Engineer in Bedfordshire

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 Bedfordshire region featuring Design Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (100.00%) Tcl
1 2 (100.00%) Firmware
1 2 (100.00%) MATLAB
1 2 (100.00%) Simulink
1 2 (100.00%) VHDL
1 2 (100.00%) Verilog
1 2 (100.00%) Subversion
1 2 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (100.00%) DO-254
1 2 (100.00%) Digital Signal Processing
1 2 (100.00%) Signal Processing
1 2 (100.00%) FPGA Design

Design Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 (100.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (100.00%) Subversion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 2 (100.00%) Verilog
1 2 (100.00%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Digital Signal Processing
1 2 (100.00%) FPGA Design
1 2 (100.00%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) MATLAB
1 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) Tcl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) DO-254
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Firmware