The median contractor rate for a Design Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 478 548 440
Rank change year-on-year +70 -108  
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 107 85 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.17% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.17% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 35 81
Median daily rate £425 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £294 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £497 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +17.24% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 7
Median hourly rate £40.06 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.83% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.80 £35.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £41.20 £44.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year +6.66% -9.09%  

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 41107 49028 48272
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.61% 95.21% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26821 32442 29747
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1373 1399 1938
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.64% +2.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.28 £16.70
% change year-on-year -4.24% +9.43%  

Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 23 April 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
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 3 months to 23 April 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
South East +24 42 £425 +11.47% 6
London +39 19 £500 +29.87% 3
North West +35 18 £440 +43.08%
South West +9 17 £344 +18.53% 5
East of England +5 5 £408 - 4
West Midlands +16 3 £450 +22.44% 3
North East +14 2 - -
Yorkshire +18 1 - - 1
East Midlands -14 1 £385 -
Design Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 73 (33.64%) Cisco
2 68 (31.34%) Network Design
3 67 (30.88%) Cisco Certification
4 50 (23.04%) Firewall
4 50 (23.04%) Security Cleared
5 45 (20.74%) CCNP
6 40 (18.43%) Telecoms
7 39 (17.97%) SC Cleared
8 31 (14.29%) Fortinet
8 31 (14.29%) Degree
9 30 (13.82%) CCIE
10 27 (12.44%) Network Security
11 26 (11.98%) LAN
12 25 (11.52%) Windows
12 25 (11.52%) Data Centre
13 24 (11.06%) WAN
13 24 (11.06%) CCNA
13 24 (11.06%) MPLS
14 23 (10.60%) Active Directory
14 23 (10.60%) CheckPoint
15 22 (10.14%) Microsoft
15 22 (10.14%) Migration
16 21 (9.68%) Wireless
16 21 (9.68%) HP
16 21 (9.68%) Cisco ASA
17 19 (8.76%) FortiGate
17 19 (8.76%) C
17 19 (8.76%) ITIL
18 18 (8.29%) Juniper
18 18 (8.29%) Finance

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 4 (1.84%) TPMS
2 2 (0.92%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.92%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.46%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (0.46%) JBoss
3 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.46%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (5.53%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.23%) OrCAD
3 6 (2.76%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.38%) CATIA
4 3 (1.38%) PTC Creo
4 3 (1.38%) SOLIDWORKS
5 2 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.92%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (0.46%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.46%) EPLAN
6 1 (0.46%) InVision
6 1 (0.46%) Solid Edge
6 1 (0.46%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.61%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.23%) G Suite
4 3 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.38%) IaaS
4 3 (1.38%) PaaS
5 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (23.04%) Firewall
2 27 (12.44%) Network Security
3 26 (11.98%) LAN
4 24 (11.06%) MPLS
4 24 (11.06%) WAN
5 21 (9.68%) Cisco ASA
5 21 (9.68%) Wireless
6 17 (7.83%) BGP
7 15 (6.91%) 3G
7 15 (6.91%) OSPF
7 15 (6.91%) VoIP
8 14 (6.45%) Unified Communications
9 13 (5.99%) 4G
10 10 (4.61%) LTE
10 10 (4.61%) VPN
11 9 (4.15%) Diameter Protocol
12 8 (3.69%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (3.69%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (3.69%) Radio Access Network
12 8 (3.69%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.30%) Blockchain
2 4 (1.84%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.38%) Big Data
4 2 (0.92%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.46%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.76%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (2.30%) StarTeam
3 3 (1.38%) MSI
4 1 (0.46%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio
General
1 40 (18.43%) Telecoms
2 18 (8.29%) Finance
2 18 (8.29%) Manufacturing
3 13 (5.99%) Electronics
4 5 (2.30%) Aerospace
4 5 (2.30%) Automotive
4 5 (2.30%) Banking
5 3 (1.38%) Avionics
6 2 (0.92%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.92%) Military
6 2 (0.92%) Retail
7 1 (0.46%) Games
7 1 (0.46%) Legal
7 1 (0.46%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.23%) SOAP
1 7 (3.23%) SPML
2 3 (1.38%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.46%) .NET
3 1 (0.46%) CSS
3 1 (0.46%) HTML
3 1 (0.46%) HTML5
3 1 (0.46%) Java EE
3 1 (0.46%) Middleware
3 1 (0.46%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.52%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.69%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.23%) Cloud Native
5 5 (2.30%) Contactless
5 5 (2.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 5 (2.30%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.30%) VHDL
6 4 (1.84%) PKI
6 4 (1.84%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.38%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.38%) Smartcard
8 2 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.92%) IVR
8 2 (0.92%) Machine to Machine
8 2 (0.92%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.92%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.46%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.46%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.46%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (11.52%) Windows
2 17 (7.83%) Linux
3 11 (5.07%) Windows 10
4 10 (4.61%) Windows 7
5 8 (3.69%) Android
5 8 (3.69%) Apple iOS
5 8 (3.69%) Mac OS X
5 8 (3.69%) Ubuntu
6 5 (2.30%) Unix
6 5 (2.30%) zOS
7 3 (1.38%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.92%) AIX
8 2 (0.92%) Solaris
8 2 (0.92%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (31.34%) Network Design
2 22 (10.14%) Migration
3 19 (8.76%) ITIL
4 15 (6.91%) Mentoring
5 11 (5.07%) Validation
6 9 (4.15%) Patch Management
6 9 (4.15%) Schematic Capture
7 8 (3.69%) CAD
7 8 (3.69%) Infrastructure Management
7 8 (3.69%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 7 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (3.23%) Load Balancing
8 7 (3.23%) Network Architecture
8 7 (3.23%) Service Management
8 7 (3.23%) Software Distribution
8 7 (3.23%) Translating Business Requirements
8 7 (3.23%) Use Case
9 6 (2.76%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (2.76%) Programme Management
9 6 (2.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (8.76%) C
2 12 (5.53%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.69%) Bash Shell
3 8 (3.69%) Python
4 5 (2.30%) C++
5 2 (0.92%) C#
5 2 (0.92%) Embedded C
5 2 (0.92%) MATLAB
5 2 (0.92%) SQL
5 2 (0.92%) VBScript
6 1 (0.46%) Assembly Language
6 1 (0.46%) C++/CLI
6 1 (0.46%) Embedded C++
6 1 (0.46%) Java
Qualifications
1 67 (30.88%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (23.04%) Security Cleared
3 45 (20.74%) CCNP
4 39 (17.97%) SC Cleared
5 31 (14.29%) Degree
6 30 (13.82%) CCIE
7 24 (11.06%) CCNA
8 14 (6.45%) CCSP
9 10 (4.61%) DV Cleared
9 10 (4.61%) JNCIE
10 7 (3.23%) CCDP
11 6 (2.76%) JNCIA
11 6 (2.76%) JNCIP
12 5 (2.30%) CCSA
12 5 (2.30%) Chartered Engineer
13 4 (1.84%) BICSI RCDD
13 4 (1.84%) CCIP
13 4 (1.84%) CCSE
14 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
15 2 (0.92%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.23%) QA
2 3 (1.38%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.38%) SLA
3 1 (0.46%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.46%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.46%) RMADS
System Software
1 23 (10.60%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.69%) BitLocker
2 8 (3.69%) Xen
2 8 (3.69%) XenApp
2 8 (3.69%) XenDesktop
3 7 (3.23%) Firmware
4 4 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.38%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.92%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.46%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (8.76%) FortiGate
2 13 (5.99%) Cisco UCCX
3 12 (5.53%) Cisco UCCE
4 11 (5.07%) Cisco CUCM
5 10 (4.61%) SCCM
6 8 (3.69%) WSUS
7 2 (0.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.92%) Stealthwatch
8 1 (0.46%) Ansible
8 1 (0.46%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.46%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.46%) Puppet
8 1 (0.46%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 73 (33.64%) Cisco
2 31 (14.29%) Fortinet
3 23 (10.60%) CheckPoint
4 22 (10.14%) Microsoft
5 21 (9.68%) HP
6 18 (8.29%) Juniper
7 14 (6.45%) F5
8 11 (5.07%) Nokia
8 11 (5.07%) Oracle
9 10 (4.61%) Aruba
9 10 (4.61%) Citrix
9 10 (4.61%) Dell
9 10 (4.61%) EMC
10 9 (4.15%) Symantec
10 9 (4.15%) VMware
11 8 (3.69%) Apple
11 8 (3.69%) Google
12 7 (3.23%) Blue Coat
12 7 (3.23%) ServiceNow
13 5 (2.30%) Huawei
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