Period
to 25 May 2020

The median contractor rate for a Design Engineer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

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
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 514 658 666
Rank change year-on-year +144 +8 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 74 167 196
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.20% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.21% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 124 98
Median daily rate £438 £481 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -0.77% +14.12%
10th Percentile £265 £330 £362
90th Percentile £671 £550 £577
UK median daily rate £431 £499 £475
% change year-on-year -13.53% +5.00% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 28
Median hourly rate £41.50 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.78% +9.76% +2.50%
10th Percentile £22.68 £31.65 £32.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.60 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £44.18 £41.00
% change year-on-year -6.07% +7.76% +2.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 40,134 79,284 87,983
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.82% 94.60% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,648 52,722 58,245
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £250 £277 £270
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £465 £473 £450
% change year-on-year -1.59% +5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,623 2,453 2,753
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.23 £18.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.20% +3.92% -2.61%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.85 £48.00
Median hourly rate £21.15 £18.78 £18.00
% change year-on-year +12.62% +4.31% -4.91%

Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Design Engineer in England

Design Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Design Engineer in England.

Daily rate trend for Design Engineer in England

Design Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Design Engineer in England over the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Design Engineer in England

Design Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Design Engineer in England.

Hourly rate trend for Design Engineer in England

Design Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Design Engineer in England over the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

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 25 May 2020. 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
London +150 22 £325 -36.59% 3
South East +79 18 £410 -3.53% 29
Midlands +77 15 £590 +17.41% 35
West Midlands +73 14 £590 +17.41% 24
South West +36 9 £425 -17.07% 18
East of England +62 8 £425 +54.55% 15
North of England +78 2 £450 -12.20% 13
North West +44 2 £450 -12.20% 4
East Midlands +42 1 - - 11
Design Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, 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 England region featuring Design Engineer in the job title.

1 29 (39.19%) Network Design
2 28 (37.84%) Cisco
3 25 (33.78%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (31.08%) Security Cleared
5 22 (29.73%) BGP
6 19 (25.68%) CCNP
7 17 (22.97%) Python
7 17 (22.97%) Firewall
8 16 (21.62%) Telecoms
8 16 (21.62%) CCDP
8 16 (21.62%) Juniper
9 15 (20.27%) OSPF
9 15 (20.27%) VPN
9 15 (20.27%) LAN
9 15 (20.27%) WAN
10 14 (18.92%) CCIE
11 13 (17.57%) MPLS
11 13 (17.57%) Nokia
12 12 (16.22%) 3G
12 12 (16.22%) VoIP
12 12 (16.22%) DV Cleared
12 12 (16.22%) 4G
13 11 (14.86%) Cisco Nexus
13 11 (14.86%) Microsoft Office
13 11 (14.86%) EIGRP
14 10 (13.51%) Microsoft
14 10 (13.51%) IPsec
14 10 (13.51%) Cisco ISE
14 10 (13.51%) Degree
15 9 (12.16%) LTE

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 8 (10.81%) Confluence
2 3 (4.05%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (14.86%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.41%) AutoCAD
3 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (4.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.70%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.70%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (1.35%) Revit
5 1 (1.35%) Siemens NX
5 1 (1.35%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) AWS
1 2 (2.70%) Azure
2 1 (1.35%) GitHub
2 1 (1.35%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (1.35%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 22 (29.73%) BGP
2 17 (22.97%) Firewall
3 15 (20.27%) LAN
3 15 (20.27%) OSPF
3 15 (20.27%) VPN
3 15 (20.27%) WAN
4 13 (17.57%) MPLS
5 12 (16.22%) 3G
5 12 (16.22%) 4G
5 12 (16.22%) VoIP
6 11 (14.86%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (14.86%) EIGRP
7 10 (13.51%) Cisco ISE
7 10 (13.51%) IPsec
8 9 (12.16%) DNS
8 9 (12.16%) LTE
9 8 (10.81%) 2G
9 8 (10.81%) DMVPN
9 8 (10.81%) SNMP
10 7 (9.46%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.70%) Big Data
1 2 (2.70%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (9.46%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.70%) JIRA
2 2 (2.70%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (2.70%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.35%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (21.62%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.76%) Public Sector
3 4 (5.41%) Law
4 3 (4.05%) Electronics
4 3 (4.05%) Finance
5 2 (2.70%) Military
6 1 (1.35%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.35%) Automotive
6 1 (1.35%) Avionics
6 1 (1.35%) Legal
6 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.35%) Marketing
6 1 (1.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.70%) Middleware
2 1 (1.35%) jBPM
2 1 (1.35%) JSON
2 1 (1.35%) JSON Schema
2 1 (1.35%) LDAP
2 1 (1.35%) REST
2 1 (1.35%) SOAP
2 1 (1.35%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.81%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.11%) User Experience
3 4 (5.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 4 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.70%) Verilog
5 2 (2.70%) VHDL
6 1 (1.35%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.35%) ASIC
6 1 (1.35%) CPLD
6 1 (1.35%) Fibre Optics
6 1 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.35%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (1.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.16%) Linux
2 3 (4.05%) Windows
3 2 (2.70%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.35%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (39.19%) Network Design
2 9 (12.16%) DevOps
3 7 (9.46%) Cryptography
3 7 (9.46%) Test Planning
4 6 (8.11%) Service Design
5 5 (6.76%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (6.76%) MODAF
5 5 (6.76%) Network Architecture
5 5 (6.76%) Performance Improvement
5 5 (6.76%) Project Delivery
5 5 (6.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (5.41%) Data Management
6 4 (5.41%) FPGA Design
6 4 (5.41%) Resilience Testing
7 3 (4.05%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (4.05%) Load Balancing
7 3 (4.05%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (4.05%) Security Monitoring
7 3 (4.05%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.97%) Python
2 3 (4.05%) SQL
3 2 (2.70%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.35%) C
4 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (33.78%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (31.08%) Security Cleared
3 19 (25.68%) CCNP
4 16 (21.62%) CCDP
5 14 (18.92%) CCIE
6 12 (16.22%) DV Cleared
7 10 (13.51%) Degree
8 8 (10.81%) SC Cleared
9 6 (8.11%) CCDA
9 6 (8.11%) CCNA
10 4 (5.41%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 4 (5.41%) CCIE Service Provider
11 2 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
12 1 (1.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 1 (1.35%) BC Cleared
12 1 (1.35%) CCSA
12 1 (1.35%) CCSE
12 1 (1.35%) CISSP
12 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) ISO 13485
2 1 (1.35%) ISO 26262
2 1 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) Ansible
1 2 (2.70%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.35%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.35%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.35%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 28 (37.84%) Cisco
2 16 (21.62%) Juniper
3 13 (17.57%) Nokia
4 10 (13.51%) Microsoft
5 9 (12.16%) Huawei
5 9 (12.16%) SolarWinds
6 8 (10.81%) Dell
6 8 (10.81%) Splunk
7 5 (6.76%) Oracle
8 4 (5.41%) CheckPoint
8 4 (5.41%) F5
9 3 (4.05%) Palo Alto
9 3 (4.05%) Redback
10 2 (2.70%) Ab Initio
10 2 (2.70%) Actix
10 2 (2.70%) Ericsson
10 2 (2.70%) HP
10 2 (2.70%) Radware
10 2 (2.70%) TIBCO
11 1 (1.35%) IBM