Period
to 22 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Design Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 597 593 550
Rank change year-on-year -4 -43 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 45 25 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.099% 0.056% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.059% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 13 32
London median daily rate £575 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £400 £281 £363
90th Percentile £638 £698 £539
England median daily rate £513 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +28.13% -5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
London median hourly rate - £42.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.39% -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -

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 43,019 42,105 42,682
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.62% 94.99% 95.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,101 30,251 30,626
London median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £305 £285
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 598 524 514
London median hourly rate £19.25 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +10.53% -
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.59 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +6.92%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 London - 3 £570 - 1
North London - 2 £600 - 3
Central London -27 1 £385 +37.50% 4
Design Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 22 (48.89%) Finance
2 16 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (28.89%) Banking
4 11 (24.44%) Continuous Improvement
4 11 (24.44%) Network Security
5 10 (22.22%) Network Design
5 10 (22.22%) Migration
5 10 (22.22%) Linux
5 10 (22.22%) Resource Management
6 9 (20.00%) Unix
6 9 (20.00%) Cisco
6 9 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (20.00%) Cryptography
7 8 (17.78%) Firewall
7 8 (17.78%) CCIE
8 7 (15.56%) WAN
8 7 (15.56%) Data Centre
9 6 (13.33%) Wireless
9 6 (13.33%) Windows
9 6 (13.33%) Java
9 6 (13.33%) CCNP
9 6 (13.33%) BGP
9 6 (13.33%) Selenium
9 6 (13.33%) Test Automation
10 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (11.11%) SDET
10 5 (11.11%) Jenkins
11 4 (8.89%) Protractor
11 4 (8.89%) Maven
11 4 (8.89%) Degree

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 2 (4.44%) IIS
2 1 (2.22%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.67%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (4.44%) GitHub
4 2 (4.44%) Office 365
5 1 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.22%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.22%) BrowserStack
5 1 (2.22%) PaaS
5 1 (2.22%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 11 (24.44%) Network Security
2 8 (17.78%) Firewall
3 7 (15.56%) WAN
4 6 (13.33%) BGP
4 6 (13.33%) Wireless
5 3 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (6.67%) MPLS
5 3 (6.67%) OSPF
5 3 (6.67%) Wireshark
6 2 (4.44%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (4.44%) EIGRP
6 2 (4.44%) Ethernet
6 2 (4.44%) Junos
6 2 (4.44%) SNMP
6 2 (4.44%) VoIP
6 2 (4.44%) VXLAN
7 1 (2.22%) DHCP
7 1 (2.22%) LAN
7 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) GIS
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2014
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Selenium
2 5 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 4 (8.89%) Maven
3 4 (8.89%) Protractor
4 2 (4.44%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (4.44%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.22%) Jasmine
5 1 (2.22%) JIRA
5 1 (2.22%) MSTest
5 1 (2.22%) NUnit
5 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (48.89%) Finance
2 13 (28.89%) Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.22%) Law
4 1 (2.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) JSON
1 2 (4.44%) Spring
1 2 (4.44%) Swagger
2 1 (2.22%) Middleware
2 1 (2.22%) Node.js
2 1 (2.22%) RESTful
2 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.67%) Smart Meter
3 2 (4.44%) Private Cloud
3 2 (4.44%) Replication
4 1 (2.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.22%) PKI
4 1 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.22%) Linux
2 9 (20.00%) Unix
3 6 (13.33%) Windows
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (24.44%) Continuous Improvement
3 10 (22.22%) Migration
3 10 (22.22%) Network Design
3 10 (22.22%) Resource Management
4 9 (20.00%) Cryptography
5 6 (13.33%) Test Automation
6 5 (11.11%) SDET
7 3 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (6.67%) Deployment Automation
7 3 (6.67%) Test Strategy
8 2 (4.44%) Application Packaging
8 2 (4.44%) Application Virtualisation
8 2 (4.44%) Defect Management
8 2 (4.44%) DevOps
8 2 (4.44%) Manual Testing
8 2 (4.44%) Secure Coding
8 2 (4.44%) Service Design
8 2 (4.44%) Test Scripting
8 2 (4.44%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) Java
2 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (17.78%) CCIE
3 6 (13.33%) CCNP
4 4 (8.89%) Degree
5 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.22%) CCDP
6 1 (2.22%) CCIE Data Center
6 1 (2.22%) CCIE Service Provider
6 1 (2.22%) CCNA
6 1 (2.22%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) COBIT
2 1 (2.22%) HIPAA
2 1 (2.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (4.44%) XenApp
1 2 (4.44%) XenDesktop
2 1 (2.22%) Docker
2 1 (2.22%) VMware NSX
2 1 (2.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) EdgeSight
1 2 (4.44%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.44%) Terraform
2 1 (2.22%) SCCM
2 1 (2.22%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 9 (20.00%) Cisco
2 3 (6.67%) Cypress Semiconductor
3 2 (4.44%) Citrix
3 2 (4.44%) Juniper
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.44%) Riverbed
3 2 (4.44%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.22%) Bloomberg
4 1 (2.22%) Blue Coat
4 1 (2.22%) F5
4 1 (2.22%) Google
4 1 (2.22%) Ivanti
4 1 (2.22%) Palo Alto
4 1 (2.22%) Reuters
4 1 (2.22%) Telstra
4 1 (2.22%) VMware