Period
to 28 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Design Engineer was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 28 July 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
UK > England
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 610 661 584
Rank change year-on-year +51 -77 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 202 196 285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.19% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.20% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 80 134
England median daily rate £420 £423 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.59% +12.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £305 £280 £277
90th Percentile £513 £526 £512
UK median daily rate £402 £415 £375
% change year-on-year -3.25% +10.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 24 22
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.67% +6.43%
10th Percentile £34.75 £29.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £44.68 £42.85 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 83964 96517 97431
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.84% 95.11% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 54856 63568 61512
England median daily rate £443 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.12% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £258 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2652 2830 3808
England median hourly rate £18.10 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.74% +8.57% +1.74%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.53 £44.75
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.52%

Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Design Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Design Engineer in England

Design Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Design Engineer in England

Design Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Design Engineer in England over the 6 months to 28 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Design Engineer in England

Design Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Design Engineer in England

Design Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Design Engineer in England over the 6 months to 28 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Design Engineer in England

Design Engineer
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 28 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +37 70 £410 +5.81% 7
London +2 36 £500 +11.11% 2
North of England +83 33 £430 +7.50% 17
Midlands +39 29 £398 +4.61% 9
North West +45 24 £475 +18.75% 8
South West +15 24 £344 +18.53% 5
East Midlands +13 18 £375 - 4
West Midlands +22 11 £425 +11.84% 5
East of England +2 11 £403 - 6
North East - 5 £400 - 3
Yorkshire +25 4 - - 6
Design Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 England region featuring Design Engineer in the job title.

1 59 (29.21%) Cisco
2 58 (28.71%) Security Cleared
3 57 (28.22%) Network Design
4 53 (26.24%) SC Cleared
5 45 (22.28%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (19.31%) Firewall
6 39 (19.31%) Telecoms
7 34 (16.83%) CCNP
8 32 (15.84%) Linux
9 30 (14.85%) Wireless
10 29 (14.36%) CCIE
11 28 (13.86%) WAN
11 28 (13.86%) Oracle
11 28 (13.86%) Degree
12 27 (13.37%) Fortinet
13 26 (12.87%) Juniper
14 23 (11.39%) CheckPoint
14 23 (11.39%) LAN
15 22 (10.89%) Unix
15 22 (10.89%) MPLS
16 21 (10.40%) VPN
17 20 (9.90%) FortiGate
17 20 (9.90%) Data Centre
18 18 (8.91%) Solaris
18 18 (8.91%) Disaster Recovery
19 17 (8.42%) C
20 16 (7.92%) SAP
20 16 (7.92%) ITIL
20 16 (7.92%) Python
20 16 (7.92%) Sun

Design Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (2.48%) TPMS
2 3 (1.49%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (0.99%) JBoss
3 2 (0.99%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.99%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.99%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.50%) Apache
4 1 (0.50%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (0.50%) iPlanet
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.50%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (4.46%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.97%) AutoCAD
3 5 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.98%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.99%) EPLAN
5 2 (0.99%) OrCAD
5 2 (0.99%) Solid Edge
5 2 (0.99%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.50%) CATIA
6 1 (0.50%) InVision
6 1 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.50%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (0.50%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.50%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 15 (7.43%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.93%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.50%) G Suite
3 1 (0.50%) IaaS
3 1 (0.50%) PaaS
3 1 (0.50%) SaaS
3 1 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (19.31%) Firewall
2 30 (14.85%) Wireless
3 28 (13.86%) WAN
4 23 (11.39%) LAN
5 22 (10.89%) MPLS
6 21 (10.40%) VPN
7 16 (7.92%) BGP
7 16 (7.92%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (7.43%) 3G
9 14 (6.93%) 4G
9 14 (6.93%) LTE
10 13 (6.44%) OSPF
11 11 (5.45%) Network Security
11 11 (5.45%) Radio Access Network
12 9 (4.46%) Diameter Protocol
12 9 (4.46%) VoLTE
13 8 (3.96%) BIG-IP
13 8 (3.96%) Ethernet
13 8 (3.96%) LDAP
14 7 (3.47%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.98%) Blockchain
2 2 (0.99%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.50%) Big Data
3 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.50%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.50%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.50%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (0.50%) Rational Statemate
2 1 (0.50%) Subversion
2 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 39 (19.31%) Telecoms
2 16 (7.92%) Finance
3 11 (5.45%) Banking
4 9 (4.46%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.47%) Electronics
6 2 (0.99%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.99%) Automotive
6 2 (0.99%) Billing
6 2 (0.99%) Law
6 2 (0.99%) Retail
7 1 (0.50%) Avionics
7 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.50%) Games
7 1 (0.50%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.47%) SOAP
1 7 (3.47%) SPML
2 3 (1.49%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.50%) .NET
3 1 (0.50%) CSS
3 1 (0.50%) HTML
3 1 (0.50%) HTML5
3 1 (0.50%) J2EE
3 1 (0.50%) Java EE
3 1 (0.50%) Middleware
3 1 (0.50%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.90%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 6 (2.97%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.48%) PKI
6 4 (1.98%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.98%) VHDL
7 3 (1.49%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.99%) Machine to Machine
8 2 (0.99%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.99%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.50%) BYOD
9 1 (0.50%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.50%) Contactless
9 1 (0.50%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.50%) Infotainment
9 1 (0.50%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.50%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.50%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (15.84%) Linux
2 22 (10.89%) Unix
3 18 (8.91%) Solaris
4 13 (6.44%) Windows
5 4 (1.98%) zOS
6 3 (1.49%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.49%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.99%) AIX
7 2 (0.99%) Android
7 2 (0.99%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (28.22%) Network Design
2 18 (8.91%) Disaster Recovery
3 16 (7.92%) ITIL
4 15 (7.43%) ERP
5 14 (6.93%) CAD
6 12 (5.94%) Migration
6 12 (5.94%) Service Management
7 9 (4.46%) Network Architecture
8 8 (3.96%) WAN Optimisation
9 7 (3.47%) ITSM
9 7 (3.47%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (2.97%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (2.97%) Customer Requirements
10 6 (2.97%) High Availability
10 6 (2.97%) Mentoring
10 6 (2.97%) Programme Management
10 6 (2.97%) Schematic Capture
10 6 (2.97%) Service Design
11 5 (2.48%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (2.48%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.42%) C
2 16 (7.92%) Python
3 15 (7.43%) Perl
4 14 (6.93%) Korn
5 6 (2.97%) Embedded C
6 4 (1.98%) Assembly Language
7 3 (1.49%) C++
7 3 (1.49%) MATLAB
8 2 (0.99%) Java
8 2 (0.99%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.50%) C#
9 1 (0.50%) C++/CLI
9 1 (0.50%) Lisp
9 1 (0.50%) SQL
9 1 (0.50%) Tcl
9 1 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 58 (28.71%) Security Cleared
2 53 (26.24%) SC Cleared
3 45 (22.28%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (16.83%) CCNP
5 29 (14.36%) CCIE
6 28 (13.86%) Degree
7 16 (7.92%) JNCIE
8 11 (5.45%) CCDP
9 10 (4.95%) CCNA
10 9 (4.46%) JNCIA
10 9 (4.46%) JNCIP
11 8 (3.96%) CCIP
11 8 (3.96%) CCSA
12 7 (3.47%) CCSE
13 6 (2.97%) CCIE Service Provider
13 6 (2.97%) DV Cleared
14 5 (2.48%) CCSP
14 5 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
14 5 (2.48%) HP ASE
14 5 (2.48%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.98%) QA
2 3 (1.49%) SLA
3 1 (0.50%) DO-254
3 1 (0.50%) ECSS
3 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (7.92%) Virtual Machines
2 15 (7.43%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 8 (3.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.98%) Firmware
5 2 (0.99%) XenApp
5 2 (0.99%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.50%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.50%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.50%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (9.90%) FortiGate
2 7 (3.47%) Cisco UCCX
3 6 (2.97%) Cisco UCCE
4 5 (2.48%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.99%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (0.99%) Puppet
5 2 (0.99%) SCCM
5 2 (0.99%) Stealthwatch
5 2 (0.99%) WSUS
6 1 (0.50%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.50%) Ansible
6 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 59 (29.21%) Cisco
2 28 (13.86%) Oracle
3 27 (13.37%) Fortinet
4 26 (12.87%) Juniper
5 23 (11.39%) CheckPoint
6 16 (7.92%) F5
6 16 (7.92%) SAP
6 16 (7.92%) Sun
6 16 (7.92%) Veritas
7 15 (7.43%) Nokia
8 11 (5.45%) HP
9 10 (4.95%) Aruba
9 10 (4.95%) VMware
10 9 (4.46%) Microsoft
10 9 (4.46%) Riverbed
11 5 (2.48%) McAfee
12 4 (1.98%) Blue Coat
12 4 (1.98%) Citrix
12 4 (1.98%) EMC
13 3 (1.49%) Huawei
South West England
Huxley
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £28 - £32 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
England
Huxley
Rate: £30 - £34 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 16 days ago
Liverpool
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 10 days ago
West Sussex
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 25 days ago