Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Design Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 November 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
England > London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 601 557 572
Rank change year-on-year -44 +15 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 28 63 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.059% 0.14% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.15% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 28 30
London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +42.86%
10th Percentile £292 £409 £349
90th Percentile £608 £502 £575
England median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.39% +87.80% -36.92%
10th Percentile £39.00 £36.75 £18.75
90th Percentile £46.00 £40.25 £22.25
England median hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £36.50
% change year-on-year +2.04% +0.68% +5.04%

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 44654 42830 44617
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.96% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32346 30451 31444
London median daily rate £495 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.03% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £269
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 562 687
London median hourly rate £20.22 £19.23 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +1.21% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.41 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.64
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 -6 5 £411 -6.53%
West London - 3 - -
Design Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 London region featuring Design Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 7 (25.00%) Banking
3 6 (21.43%) Telecoms
3 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
3 6 (21.43%) Network Design
4 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
4 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (14.29%) C
5 4 (14.29%) Windows
5 4 (14.29%) Linux
5 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
5 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (14.29%) Embedded C
5 4 (14.29%) CCIE
5 4 (14.29%) Service Design
6 3 (10.71%) DV Cleared
6 3 (10.71%) Network Security
6 3 (10.71%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (10.71%) CCNP
6 3 (10.71%) Assembly Language
6 3 (10.71%) CAD
6 3 (10.71%) Cisco
6 3 (10.71%) Electronics
6 3 (10.71%) Scrum
6 3 (10.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (7.14%) Huawei
7 2 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (7.14%) Law
7 2 (7.14%) Legal

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 (3.57%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) AutoCAD
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) Network Security
1 3 (10.71%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (7.14%) DWDM
2 2 (7.14%) Firewall
2 2 (7.14%) Internet
2 2 (7.14%) LAN
2 2 (7.14%) SDH
2 2 (7.14%) WAN
2 2 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.57%) 2G
3 1 (3.57%) 3G
3 1 (3.57%) BGP
3 1 (3.57%) Bluetooth
3 1 (3.57%) Broadband
3 1 (3.57%) EIGRP
3 1 (3.57%) MPLS
3 1 (3.57%) SAN
3 1 (3.57%) SNMP
3 1 (3.57%) Wireless
3 1 (3.57%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Blockchain
2 1 (3.57%) Apache Hive
2 1 (3.57%) Big Data
2 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.57%) Sqoop
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 7 (25.00%) Banking
3 6 (21.43%) Telecoms
4 3 (10.71%) Electronics
5 2 (7.14%) Law
5 2 (7.14%) Legal
6 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Linux
1 4 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) zOS
3 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Network Design
2 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (14.29%) Service Design
3 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (10.71%) CAD
4 3 (10.71%) Scrum
5 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (7.14%) Cryptography
5 2 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (7.14%) Data Protection
5 2 (7.14%) ITIL
5 2 (7.14%) ITIL V3
5 2 (7.14%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.14%) Process Improvement
5 2 (7.14%) Project Management
5 2 (7.14%) Service Management
5 2 (7.14%) SIEM
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) C
1 4 (14.29%) Embedded C
2 3 (10.71%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
3 4 (14.29%) CCIE
3 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (10.71%) CCNP
4 3 (10.71%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) Degree
5 1 (3.57%) VCAP
5 1 (3.57%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Apache Flume
2 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Ambari
1 1 (3.57%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (3.57%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Cisco
2 2 (7.14%) Ciena
2 2 (7.14%) Huawei
2 2 (7.14%) Juniper
3 1 (3.57%) Blue Coat
3 1 (3.57%) BMC
3 1 (3.57%) NVIDIA
3 1 (3.57%) Riverbed
3 1 (3.57%) Sandvine
3 1 (3.57%) Symantec
3 1 (3.57%) VMware