Period
to 18 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Design Engineer was £481 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

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
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 234 258 238
Rank change year-on-year +24 -20 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 8 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.12% 0.043% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.045% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 2
City of London median daily rate £481 £413 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +47.32% -32.12%
10th Percentile £396 £385 £270
90th Percentile £550 £430 £290
Central London median daily rate £481 £419 £280
% change year-on-year +14.93% +49.55% -41.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - £42.50

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 6,068 6,688 6,362
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.02% 94.99% 95.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,722 5,245 4,889
City of London median daily rate £515 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £681 £675
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £495
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01% +7.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 131 75
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +3.31% -4.74%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £58.60 £28.55 £30.45
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £18.69
% change year-on-year +12.30% +0.04% -1.62%

Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Design Engineer in the job title as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Design Engineer in the City of London

Design Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Design Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Design Engineer in the City of London

Design Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Design Engineer in the City of London

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, 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 7 (87.50%) WAN
1 7 (87.50%) Firewall
1 7 (87.50%) Network Design
2 6 (75.00%) Financial Institution
2 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 6 (75.00%) Hedge funds
2 6 (75.00%) LAN
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco
3 5 (62.50%) CheckPoint
4 4 (50.00%) Technology Roadmap
4 4 (50.00%) BGP
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (50.00%) MiFID
5 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
5 3 (37.50%) VPN
5 3 (37.50%) MPLS
5 3 (37.50%) CCNP
5 3 (37.50%) Palo Alto
6 2 (25.00%) Data-Flow Analysis
6 2 (25.00%) CCIE
6 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
6 2 (25.00%) OSPF
6 2 (25.00%) Internet
6 2 (25.00%) F5
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (25.00%) Degree
6 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (12.50%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing

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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) Firewall
1 7 (87.50%) WAN
2 6 (75.00%) LAN
3 4 (50.00%) BGP
4 3 (37.50%) MPLS
4 3 (37.50%) VPN
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
5 2 (25.00%) Internet
5 2 (25.00%) OSPF
6 1 (12.50%) BIG-IP
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (12.50%) DWDM
6 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
6 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (12.50%) Multicast
6 1 (12.50%) SONET
6 1 (12.50%) VPLS
6 1 (12.50%) Wireless
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
1 6 (75.00%) Financial Institution
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (12.50%) Advertising
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Hedge funds
2 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (12.50%) CCTV
3 1 (12.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Network Design
2 4 (50.00%) Technology Roadmap
3 2 (25.00%) Data-Flow Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
4 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Task-Oriented
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Leadership
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) CCNP
3 2 (25.00%) CCIE
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) BC Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (12.50%) CCDA
4 1 (12.50%) CCDP
4 1 (12.50%) CCNA
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
4 1 (12.50%) PMP
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) MiFID
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) CheckPoint
3 3 (37.50%) Palo Alto
4 2 (25.00%) F5
5 1 (12.50%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (12.50%) CA
5 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
5 1 (12.50%) Juniper
5 1 (12.50%) Radware