The median contractor rate for a Design Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 111 71
Rank change year-on-year +30 -40  
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 14 10 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.77% 0.41% 2.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.44% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 19
Median daily rate £425 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £353 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £373 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -0.64% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.06 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +6.83% -11.76%  

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 1696 2282 2765
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 93.34% 92.69% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 1178 1419
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 75 85
Median hourly rate £15.70 £21.33 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.39% +21.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +24 9 £425 -
Slough +4 1 £350 -6.66%
Design Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 22 (52.38%) Cisco
1 22 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
1 22 (52.38%) Telecoms
2 21 (50.00%) CCIE
3 20 (47.62%) Unified Communications
4 17 (40.48%) CCNP
5 16 (38.10%) Cisco UCCE
5 16 (38.10%) Cisco UCCX
5 16 (38.10%) Cisco CUCM
6 15 (35.71%) CCNA
7 14 (33.33%) VoIP
8 13 (30.95%) Migration
9 11 (26.19%) Network Design
10 8 (19.05%) Mentoring
10 8 (19.05%) 3G
11 7 (16.67%) Validation
11 7 (16.67%) 4G
12 6 (14.29%) Performance Engineering
12 6 (14.29%) Virtual Team
12 6 (14.29%) Manufacturing
12 6 (14.29%) Electronics
13 5 (11.90%) Nokia
13 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
13 5 (11.90%) Diameter Protocol
13 5 (11.90%) LTE
14 4 (9.52%) Degree
14 4 (9.52%) Feasibility Study
14 4 (9.52%) Data Centre
14 4 (9.52%) LDAP
14 4 (9.52%) Firmware

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 2 (4.76%) MS Office
2 1 (2.38%) CATIA
2 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (47.62%) Unified Communications
2 14 (33.33%) VoIP
3 8 (19.05%) 3G
4 7 (16.67%) 4G
5 5 (11.90%) Diameter Protocol
5 5 (11.90%) LTE
6 4 (9.52%) LDAP
7 3 (7.14%) Firewall
7 3 (7.14%) INAP
7 3 (7.14%) LAN
7 3 (7.14%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (7.14%) SIGTRAN
7 3 (7.14%) VoLTE
8 2 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (4.76%) H.323
8 2 (4.76%) PBX
8 2 (4.76%) PSTN
8 2 (4.76%) QSIG
8 2 (4.76%) SCCP
8 2 (4.76%) WAN
General
1 22 (52.38%) Telecoms
2 6 (14.29%) Electronics
2 6 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.76%) Finance
4 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.38%) Avionics
4 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) SOAP
1 3 (7.14%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Virtual Team
2 4 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.76%) IVR
5 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.38%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (2.38%) PKI
5 1 (2.38%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (2.38%) Unix
2 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) Migration
2 11 (26.19%) Network Design
3 8 (19.05%) Mentoring
4 7 (16.67%) Validation
5 6 (14.29%) Performance Engineering
6 4 (9.52%) Feasibility Study
7 3 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (7.14%) High Availability
8 2 (4.76%) Capacity Management
8 2 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (4.76%) Data Management
8 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (2.38%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (2.38%) CAD
9 1 (2.38%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (2.38%) Knowledge Management
9 1 (2.38%) Programme Management
9 1 (2.38%) Project Management
9 1 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (50.00%) CCIE
3 17 (40.48%) CCNP
4 15 (35.71%) CCNA
5 4 (9.52%) Degree
6 2 (4.76%) CCDP
7 1 (2.38%) CCNP Voice
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Firmware
2 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.38%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (38.10%) Cisco CUCM
1 16 (38.10%) Cisco UCCE
1 16 (38.10%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 22 (52.38%) Cisco
2 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.90%) Nokia
3 3 (7.14%) F5
4 2 (4.76%) Palo Alto
4 2 (4.76%) VMware
5 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.38%) EMC
5 1 (2.38%) Fortinet
5 1 (2.38%) HP
5 1 (2.38%) Nokia Networks
5 1 (2.38%) Samsung
5 1 (2.38%) SAP