The median contractor rate for a Design Engineer was £238 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Design Engineer
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 60 - 65
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.17% - 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% - 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £238 - £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £388 £373
% change year-on-year -8.06% +4.02%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.06 £37.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year +6.83% -14.28%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. 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
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 588 639 673
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 97.03% 94.81% 95.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 314 352
Median daily rate £450 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 50 43
Median hourly rate £30.00 £15.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.54% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £7.85 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £49.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Design Engineer in Hertfordshire

Design Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Design Engineer in Hertfordshire

Design Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Design Engineer in Hertfordshire

Design Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 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
St Albans - 1 £238 -
Design Engineer
East of England

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 Hertfordshire region featuring Design Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) CCIE
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (60.00%) Network Design
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) VHDL
2 1 (20.00%) Verilog
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (20.00%) Huawei
2 1 (20.00%) Electronic Design Automation
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (20.00%) Multicast
2 1 (20.00%) Machine to Machine
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (20.00%) Electronics
2 1 (20.00%) SDH
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) IPv6
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) BGP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (20.00%) DWDM
1 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) IPv6
1 1 (20.00%) MPLS
1 1 (20.00%) Multicast
1 1 (20.00%) OSPF
1 1 (20.00%) SDH
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
1 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Electronics
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Machine to Machine
1 1 (20.00%) Verilog
1 1 (20.00%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Network Design
2 1 (20.00%) Electronic Design Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CCIE
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) F5
1 1 (20.00%) Huawei
1 1 (20.00%) Juniper