Period
to 20 October 2021

The median contractor rate for a Design Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 177 - 222
Rank change year-on-year - +222 +35
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 2 0 6
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.051% - 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% - 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 6
10th Percentile " " £300
25th Percentile £313 " £308
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £325 - £409
75th Percentile £338 " £536
90th Percentile " " £550
Central London median daily rate £325 £525 £409
% change year-on-year -38.10% +28.44% -10.16%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 3,607 1,653 5,567
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.77% 91.88% 93.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,728 1,254 4,413
10th Percentile £350 £306 £313
25th Percentile £461 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £511 £513
Median % change year-on-year +7.58% -0.24% +2.50%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £748 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £511 £500
% change year-on-year +7.58% +2.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 25 70
10th Percentile £13.88 £15.50 £11.70
25th Percentile £18.94 £20.00 £13.31
Median hourly rate £28.25 £35.50 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -20.42% +82.05% +4.28%
75th Percentile £37.75 £46.00 £23.69
90th Percentile £62.05 £47.75 £49.15
Central London median hourly rate £30.25 £33.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -9.70% +63.41% +9.63%

Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Design Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Design Engineer in the City of London

Design Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Design Engineer in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Design Engineer in the City of London

Design Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Design Engineer in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Design Engineer in the City of London

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, Design Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Design Engineer in the job title.

1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) CCIE
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Network Design
1 1 (50.00%) Music Industry
1 1 (50.00%) Fortinet
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) YAML
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon S3
1 1 (50.00%) AWS
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (50.00%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (50.00%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (50.00%) Network Virtualisation
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon Aurora
1 1 (50.00%) Serverless
1 1 (50.00%) AWS Step Functions

Design Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon S3
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (50.00%) AWS
1 1 (50.00%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (50.00%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (50.00%) AWS Step Functions
1 1 (50.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon Aurora
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
General
1 1 (50.00%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) YAML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Network Design
1 1 (50.00%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCIE
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Fortinet
1 1 (50.00%) Salesforce.com