The median contractor rate for a Design Engineer was £339 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Design Engineer
England / East of England
Rank 124 124 125
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.14% 0.081% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.084% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £339 £330 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.65% +6.45%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -6.45% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £16.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -48.43%  
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 the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2075 2368 2516
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 95.62% 96.38% 96.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1263 1381 1413
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 170 245
Median hourly rate £31.00 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.15% +2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.83 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Design Engineer in the East of England

Design Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Design Engineer in the East of England

Design Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Design Engineer in the East of England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Design Engineer in the East of England

Design Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Design Engineer in the East of England

Design Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 25 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
Hertfordshire - 2 £339 - 1
Essex -7 1 - - 1
Design Engineer
England

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 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 East of England region featuring Design Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
1 3 (37.50%) CCIE
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (37.50%) Network Design
2 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (25.00%) Electronics
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (12.50%) Prototyping
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) VHDL
3 1 (12.50%) Verilog
3 1 (12.50%) Cadence
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
3 1 (12.50%) IC Design
3 1 (12.50%) Content Management
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) MS Office
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) Linux

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (12.50%) BGP
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (12.50%) DWDM
2 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) IPv6
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) MPLS
2 1 (12.50%) Multicast
2 1 (12.50%) OSPF
2 1 (12.50%) SDH
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) Wireless
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (25.00%) Electronics
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Machine to Machine
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (12.50%) Verilog
1 1 (12.50%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Network Design
2 2 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (12.50%) Content Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (12.50%) Electronic Design Automation
3 1 (12.50%) IC Design
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Monte Carlo Method
3 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
3 1 (12.50%) Prototyping
3 1 (12.50%) Release Management
3 1 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
1 1 (12.50%) C++
1 1 (12.50%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CCIE
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) PhD
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Cadence
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco
1 1 (12.50%) F5
1 1 (12.50%) Huawei
1 1 (12.50%) Juniper
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Tec Partners
Rate: £27000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Norfolk
Tec Partners
Rate: £22.00 - £30.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
East of England
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 19 days ago