Period
to 19 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Design Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 December 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
England > London
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 596 609 578
Rank change year-on-year +13 -31 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 50 26 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.055% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.058% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 15 20
London median daily rate £550 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £382 £325 £413
90th Percentile £638 £608 £513
England median daily rate £513 £417 £425
% change year-on-year +23.05% -2.00% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
London median hourly rate - £42.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.39% +87.80%
England median hourly rate £40.00 £39.75 £36.75
% change year-on-year +0.63% +8.16% -0.68%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44,231 45,102 42,214
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.69% 94.94% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,926 32,747 30,005
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £298
90th Percentile £675 £669 £638
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 596 562 565
London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.96% +3.07%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.40
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +3.89% -

Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Design Engineer in London

Design Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Design Engineer in London

Design Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Design Engineer in London over the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Design Engineer in London

Design Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Design Engineer in London

Design Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 19 December 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
Central London -18 3 £385 -30.32% 5
South London -10 1 £570 -
West London - 1 £410 - 6
Design Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, 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 London region featuring Design Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (42.00%) Finance
2 17 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (30.00%) Network Design
5 14 (28.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 13 (26.00%) Resource Management
6 13 (26.00%) Network Security
6 13 (26.00%) Cisco
7 12 (24.00%) Cryptography
8 11 (22.00%) CCNP
8 11 (22.00%) Wireless
9 10 (20.00%) Migration
9 10 (20.00%) BGP
9 10 (20.00%) CCIE
10 9 (18.00%) Banking
11 8 (16.00%) Linux
12 7 (14.00%) WAN
12 7 (14.00%) Firewall
12 7 (14.00%) Telecoms
12 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 6 (12.00%) Wireshark
13 6 (12.00%) Unix
14 5 (10.00%) Windows
14 5 (10.00%) VoIP
14 5 (10.00%) OSPF
14 5 (10.00%) Degree
14 5 (10.00%) Data Centre
14 5 (10.00%) Jenkins
15 4 (8.00%) Office 365
15 4 (8.00%) Selenium

Design Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 1 (2.00%) IIS
1 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.00%) Office 365
3 3 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (4.00%) GitHub
5 1 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.00%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.00%) BrowserStack
5 1 (2.00%) IaaS
5 1 (2.00%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.00%) Network Security
2 11 (22.00%) Wireless
3 10 (20.00%) BGP
4 7 (14.00%) Firewall
4 7 (14.00%) WAN
5 6 (12.00%) Wireshark
6 5 (10.00%) OSPF
6 5 (10.00%) VoIP
7 4 (8.00%) Ethernet
7 4 (8.00%) MPLS
8 3 (6.00%) LAN
8 3 (6.00%) VPN
9 2 (4.00%) 802.11
9 2 (4.00%) ADSL
9 2 (4.00%) Broadband
9 2 (4.00%) EIGRP
9 2 (4.00%) RTCP
9 2 (4.00%) SNMP
9 2 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (4.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) GIS
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (8.00%) Selenium
3 2 (4.00%) Maven
3 2 (4.00%) Protractor
3 2 (4.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (4.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.00%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.00%) JIRA
4 1 (2.00%) MSTest
4 1 (2.00%) NUnit
4 1 (2.00%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (42.00%) Finance
2 9 (18.00%) Banking
3 7 (14.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.00%) Legal
5 2 (4.00%) Advertising
6 1 (2.00%) Law
6 1 (2.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) 802.1X
1 2 (4.00%) JSON
2 1 (2.00%) Node.js
2 1 (2.00%) RESTful
2 1 (2.00%) Swagger
2 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.00%) CCTV
3 2 (4.00%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.00%) PKI
4 1 (2.00%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.00%) Replication
4 1 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.00%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.00%) Linux
2 6 (12.00%) Unix
3 5 (10.00%) Windows
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (30.00%) Network Design
3 14 (28.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 13 (26.00%) Resource Management
5 12 (24.00%) Cryptography
6 10 (20.00%) Migration
7 4 (8.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (6.00%) SDET
9 2 (4.00%) Collaborative Working
9 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
9 2 (4.00%) Customer Requirements
9 2 (4.00%) Defect Management
9 2 (4.00%) Deployment Automation
9 2 (4.00%) Line Management
9 2 (4.00%) Network Virtualisation
9 2 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (4.00%) Service Design
9 2 (4.00%) Test Scripting
9 2 (4.00%) Thought Leadership
9 2 (4.00%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.00%) Java
1 4 (8.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (22.00%) CCNP
3 10 (20.00%) CCIE
4 5 (10.00%) Degree
5 4 (8.00%) CCNA
5 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (4.00%) CWNA
6 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.00%) BC Cleared
7 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.00%) CCDA
7 1 (2.00%) CCDP
7 1 (2.00%) CCIE Service Provider
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Docker
2 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.00%) XenApp
2 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.00%) SCCM
1 2 (4.00%) Terraform
2 1 (2.00%) EdgeSight
2 1 (2.00%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 13 (26.00%) Cisco
2 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.00%) BT
3 2 (4.00%) Juniper
3 2 (4.00%) Nokia
3 2 (4.00%) Openreach
3 2 (4.00%) Palo Alto
3 2 (4.00%) Riverbed
3 2 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.00%) Aruba
4 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.00%) Citrix
4 1 (2.00%) Cypress Semiconductor
4 1 (2.00%) Fortinet
4 1 (2.00%) Google
4 1 (2.00%) Ivanti
4 1 (2.00%) Sandvine
4 1 (2.00%) Telstra
4 1 (2.00%) VMware