Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Design Engineer was £473 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 645 619 646
Rank change year-on-year -26 +27 -94
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 184 208 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.24% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 99 70
England median daily rate £473 £425 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.18% +8.28% +9.41%
10th Percentile £339 £296 £288
90th Percentile £566 £554 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +5.88% +9.68% +8.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 42
England median hourly rate £38.25 £36.00 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -2.04% -0.68%
10th Percentile £27.70 £33.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £46.75 £43.10 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +11.11%

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 87,421 85,327 94,319
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.78% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,646 56,201 61,003
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,544 2,910 3,601
England median hourly rate £18.10 £18.39 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.55% -0.61% +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £18.36 £18.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year +2.01% -3.64% +13.21%

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 19 January 2018.

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 19 January 2018.

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 19 January 2018. 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 -64 45 £400 -5.88% 41
East of England +16 33 £495 +41.43% 26
London -39 33 £463 +2.78% 10
Midlands +17 31 £485 +19.26% 17
West Midlands +19 28 £485 +19.38% 12
North of England +27 26 £405 -16.49% 14
North West -6 16 £525 +0.96% 8
South West +8 14 £506 +35.00% 21
Yorkshire +11 6 £525 +65.35% 6
North East +53 4 £400 -
East Midlands 0 3 £348 - 5
Design Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 58 (31.52%) Network Design
2 46 (25.00%) Cisco
3 39 (21.20%) Firewall
4 36 (19.57%) Telecoms
4 36 (19.57%) Security Cleared
5 30 (16.30%) Degree
5 30 (16.30%) Juniper
6 27 (14.67%) Finance
6 27 (14.67%) SC Cleared
7 26 (14.13%) Oracle
8 25 (13.59%) CAD
9 23 (12.50%) Wireless
10 22 (11.96%) Windows
10 22 (11.96%) Cisco Certification
10 22 (11.96%) VPN
11 21 (11.41%) Data Centre
12 19 (10.33%) Amazon AWS
12 19 (10.33%) WAN
12 19 (10.33%) Nokia
12 19 (10.33%) Cisco ASA
13 18 (9.78%) McAfee
13 18 (9.78%) Active Directory
14 17 (9.24%) WAN Optimisation
14 17 (9.24%) Microsoft Azure
14 17 (9.24%) Project Management
14 17 (9.24%) CheckPoint
14 17 (9.24%) Fortinet
14 17 (9.24%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (8.70%) Physics
16 15 (8.15%) Network Security

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 2 (1.09%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.54%) Apache
2 1 (0.54%) iPlanet
2 1 (0.54%) JBoss
2 1 (0.54%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (0.54%) SAS
2 1 (0.54%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.54%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (5.43%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.80%) AutoCAD
3 6 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.26%) PTC Creo
3 6 (3.26%) SOLIDWORKS
4 4 (2.17%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 2 (1.09%) CATIA
5 2 (1.09%) Siemens NX
5 2 (1.09%) Simulink
6 1 (0.54%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (0.54%) EPLAN
6 1 (0.54%) GNU Octave
6 1 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.54%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (1.63%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.09%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.54%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.33%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (9.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.89%) Office 365
4 8 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (3.80%) SaaS
6 3 (1.63%) IaaS
6 3 (1.63%) PaaS
7 1 (0.54%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 39 (21.20%) Firewall
2 23 (12.50%) Wireless
3 22 (11.96%) VPN
4 19 (10.33%) Cisco ASA
4 19 (10.33%) WAN
5 15 (8.15%) Network Security
6 14 (7.61%) Ethernet
7 13 (7.07%) VoWiFi
8 11 (5.98%) LTE
8 11 (5.98%) MPLS
8 11 (5.98%) VoLTE
9 10 (5.43%) BGP
10 8 (4.35%) GSM
10 8 (4.35%) HSPA
10 8 (4.35%) LAN
10 8 (4.35%) WCDMA
11 7 (3.80%) Broadband
11 7 (3.80%) VLAN
12 5 (2.72%) 4G
12 5 (2.72%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.17%) GIS
2 3 (1.63%) Blockchain
3 2 (1.09%) Apache Hive
3 2 (1.09%) Big Data
3 2 (1.09%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.09%) Sqoop
4 1 (0.54%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.54%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 4 (2.17%) Rational DOORS
1 4 (2.17%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (1.63%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.63%) LabVIEW
3 2 (1.09%) Subversion
4 1 (0.54%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.54%) JIRA
4 1 (0.54%) MSI
General
1 36 (19.57%) Telecoms
2 27 (14.67%) Finance
3 13 (7.07%) Banking
3 13 (7.07%) Electronics
4 8 (4.35%) Automotive
5 6 (3.26%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.17%) Billing
7 3 (1.63%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.63%) Legal
8 2 (1.09%) Military
9 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.54%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.80%) SAML
2 3 (1.63%) REST
2 3 (1.63%) SOAP
3 1 (0.54%) HTML
3 1 (0.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.41%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 6 (3.26%) Handset
4 5 (2.72%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (2.17%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.63%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.63%) VHDL
7 2 (1.09%) Verilog
8 1 (0.54%) BYOD
8 1 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.54%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.54%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.54%) IVR
8 1 (0.54%) PKI
8 1 (0.54%) Replication
8 1 (0.54%) RIA
8 1 (0.54%) User Experience
8 1 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.96%) Windows
2 14 (7.61%) Linux
3 9 (4.89%) Unix
4 4 (2.17%) Solaris
5 3 (1.63%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.63%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.63%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.63%) zOS
6 2 (1.09%) Android
6 2 (1.09%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.54%) AIX
7 1 (0.54%) HPUX
7 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.54%) SUSE
7 1 (0.54%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (31.52%) Network Design
2 25 (13.59%) CAD
3 17 (9.24%) Project Management
3 17 (9.24%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (9.24%) WAN Optimisation
4 16 (8.70%) Physics
5 15 (8.15%) SIEM
6 14 (7.61%) Cybersecurity
7 12 (6.52%) Validation
8 10 (5.43%) Coaching
8 10 (5.43%) Customer Requirements
8 10 (5.43%) Service Design
9 9 (4.89%) Load Balancing
9 9 (4.89%) Problem Management
10 8 (4.35%) Mentoring
10 8 (4.35%) Workflow
11 7 (3.80%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (3.80%) Customer-Centricity
11 7 (3.80%) Data Security
11 7 (3.80%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.43%) SQL
2 7 (3.80%) C
3 5 (2.72%) Perl
4 4 (2.17%) Korn
4 4 (2.17%) MATLAB
4 4 (2.17%) Python
5 3 (1.63%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.09%) C++
7 1 (0.54%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.54%) C-shell
7 1 (0.54%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.54%) Java
7 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.54%) Tcl
7 1 (0.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (19.57%) Security Cleared
2 30 (16.30%) Degree
3 27 (14.67%) SC Cleared
4 22 (11.96%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (5.43%) CCIE
5 10 (5.43%) CCNP
6 8 (4.35%) DV Cleared
6 8 (4.35%) Numerate Degree
7 7 (3.80%) CCNA
8 6 (3.26%) CCDP
8 6 (3.26%) JNCIE
8 6 (3.26%) JNCIP
9 5 (2.72%) HNC
9 5 (2.72%) HND
10 4 (2.17%) CISM
10 4 (2.17%) CISSP
10 4 (2.17%) CompTIA Security+
11 2 (1.09%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.54%) Chartered Engineer
12 1 (0.54%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (4.89%) QA
3 2 (1.09%) SLA
4 1 (0.54%) DO-254
System Software
1 18 (9.78%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.80%) Firmware
3 3 (1.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.63%) vSphere
3 3 (1.63%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.09%) Apache Flume
4 2 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.09%) XenApp
5 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.54%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.54%) Samba
Systems Management
1 14 (7.61%) FortiGate
2 8 (4.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 7 (3.80%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 4 (2.17%) Puppet
5 3 (1.63%) Ansible
6 2 (1.09%) Ambari
6 2 (1.09%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.54%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.54%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.54%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.54%) EMC VPLEX
7 1 (0.54%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.54%) SCCM
7 1 (0.54%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.54%) WSUS
Vendors
1 46 (25.00%) Cisco
2 30 (16.30%) Juniper
3 26 (14.13%) Oracle
4 19 (10.33%) Nokia
5 18 (9.78%) McAfee
6 17 (9.24%) CheckPoint
6 17 (9.24%) Fortinet
7 15 (8.15%) Aruba
7 15 (8.15%) Microsoft
8 8 (4.35%) EMC
9 7 (3.80%) Huawei
9 7 (3.80%) VMware
10 6 (3.26%) BT
10 6 (3.26%) Citrix
10 6 (3.26%) Fujitsu
11 4 (2.17%) Ericsson
11 4 (2.17%) F5
11 4 (2.17%) SAP
11 4 (2.17%) Sun
11 4 (2.17%) Tekelec