The median contractor rate for a Design Engineer was £353 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 22 June 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
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 101 100
Rank change year-on-year +9 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 11 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.60% 0.80% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.86% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
Median daily rate £353 £460 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.41% +36.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £452 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £468 £382
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +15.06% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £37.75
% change year-on-year +8.10% -1.98%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1677 2209 2298
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 91.79% 92.74% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 816 1179 1166
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 95 89
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -27.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.05 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £25.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured Design Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Design Engineer in Berkshire

Design Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Design Engineer in Berkshire

Design Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Design Engineer in Berkshire over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Design Engineer in Berkshire

Design Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Design Engineer in Berkshire

Design Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 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
Reading +17 3 £425 -
Newbury - 2 £270 -
Slough +5 1 - -
Design Engineer
South East

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Berkshire region featuring Design Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (57.69%) Telecoms
2 9 (34.62%) 3G
2 9 (34.62%) LTE
2 9 (34.62%) 4G
3 8 (30.77%) VoLTE
3 8 (30.77%) Diameter Protocol
3 8 (30.77%) Cisco
3 8 (30.77%) Nokia
4 7 (26.92%) LDAP
5 6 (23.08%) SOAP
5 6 (23.08%) INAP
5 6 (23.08%) Degree
5 6 (23.08%) SIGTRAN
5 6 (23.08%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (23.08%) Unified Communications
5 6 (23.08%) Radio Access Network
5 6 (23.08%) Cisco UCCX
5 6 (23.08%) Cisco UCCE
5 6 (23.08%) SPML
6 5 (19.23%) Validation
6 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (19.23%) CCIE
6 5 (19.23%) CCNP
6 5 (19.23%) CCNA
7 4 (15.38%) VoIP
7 4 (15.38%) Network Design
7 4 (15.38%) Capacity Management
8 3 (11.54%) F5
8 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
8 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills

Design Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 1 (3.85%) CATIA
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) 3G
1 9 (34.62%) 4G
1 9 (34.62%) LTE
2 8 (30.77%) Diameter Protocol
2 8 (30.77%) VoLTE
3 7 (26.92%) LDAP
4 6 (23.08%) INAP
4 6 (23.08%) Radio Access Network
4 6 (23.08%) SIGTRAN
4 6 (23.08%) Unified Communications
5 4 (15.38%) VoIP
6 2 (7.69%) DNS
6 2 (7.69%) Firewall
6 2 (7.69%) GSM
6 2 (7.69%) HSPA
6 2 (7.69%) LAN
6 2 (7.69%) VPN
6 2 (7.69%) WCDMA
7 1 (3.85%) CTI
7 1 (3.85%) VoWiFi
General
1 15 (57.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.85%) Avionics
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) SOAP
1 6 (23.08%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Machine to Machine
2 2 (7.69%) Smart Meter
2 2 (7.69%) Virtual Team
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Handset
3 1 (3.85%) IVR
3 1 (3.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Unix
3 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Validation
2 4 (15.38%) Capacity Management
2 4 (15.38%) Network Design
3 3 (11.54%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (11.54%) Data Management
3 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
3 3 (11.54%) Migration
4 2 (7.69%) Service Design
5 1 (3.85%) CAD
5 1 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.85%) High Availability
5 1 (3.85%) Line Management
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Engineering
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.85%) Project Management
5 1 (3.85%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Degree
2 5 (19.23%) CCIE
2 5 (19.23%) CCNA
2 5 (19.23%) CCNP
2 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.85%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) Cisco CUCM
1 6 (23.08%) Cisco UCCE
1 6 (23.08%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (7.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Cisco
1 8 (30.77%) Nokia
2 3 (11.54%) F5
3 2 (7.69%) Fortinet
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.69%) Nokia Networks
4 1 (3.85%) EMC
4 1 (3.85%) HP
4 1 (3.85%) Samsung
4 1 (3.85%) VMware