The median contractor rate for a Design Engineer was £344 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 3 months to 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Design Engineer
South West / Bristol
Rank 61 67 -
Rank change year-on-year +6 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 5 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.62% 0.55% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.57% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £344 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -6.45% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
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 Bristol. 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
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 772 874 798
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 95.43% 96.57% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 609 551
Median daily rate £375 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% -2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 43 27
Median hourly rate £20.18 £37.50 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.18% +170.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.69 £50.00 £95.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Design Engineer in Bristol

Design Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Design Engineer in Bristol

Design Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Design Engineer in Bristol

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 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 Bristol region featuring Design Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) Radio Access Network
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) 2G
2 2 (40.00%) 3G
2 2 (40.00%) Network Design
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) LTE
3 1 (20.00%) SCTP
3 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (20.00%) 4G
3 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) CAD
3 1 (20.00%) AutoCAD
3 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (20.00%) IPsec
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) 3GPP
3 1 (20.00%) Firmware
3 1 (20.00%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (20.00%) Allen-Bradley
3 1 (20.00%) EPLAN
3 1 (20.00%) VoLTE
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) PTC Creo
3 1 (20.00%) Rockwell
3 1 (20.00%) Compliance Audit
3 1 (20.00%) 5G

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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 (20.00%) AutoCAD
1 1 (20.00%) EPLAN
1 1 (20.00%) Pro/ENGINEER
1 1 (20.00%) PTC Creo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (40.00%) 2G
2 2 (40.00%) 3G
3 1 (20.00%) 3GPP
3 1 (20.00%) 4G
3 1 (20.00%) 5G
3 1 (20.00%) IPsec
3 1 (20.00%) LTE
3 1 (20.00%) SCTP
3 1 (20.00%) VoLTE
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Network Design
2 1 (20.00%) CAD
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Compliance Audit
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Allen-Bradley
1 1 (20.00%) Rockwell