Period
to 27 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Design Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 606 552 558
Rank change year-on-year -54 +6 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 36 29 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.079% 0.073% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.077% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 23
London median daily rate £500 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.65% -
10th Percentile £414 £393 £335
90th Percentile £638 £700 £531
England median daily rate £485 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +14.12% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
London median hourly rate £39.50 £46.50 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.05% -28.46% -
England median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% -7.41%

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 43,231 37,764 41,318
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 95.01% 95.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,253 26,925 29,686
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £281
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 508 527
London median hourly rate £21.70 £22.42 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.20% +17.99% -1.76%
10th Percentile £12.88 £12.25 £10.70
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.51 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.61% -2.56% +11.43%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -29 10 £440 -39.31% 4
South London -46 3 £635 +15.45%
Design Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 14 (38.89%) Network Design
2 13 (36.11%) Finance
3 7 (19.44%) Banking
3 7 (19.44%) Firewall
3 7 (19.44%) Windows
3 7 (19.44%) Data Centre
4 6 (16.67%) Cisco
4 6 (16.67%) Citrix
4 6 (16.67%) Migration
5 5 (13.89%) Unix
6 4 (11.11%) Linux
6 4 (11.11%) Juniper
6 4 (11.11%) Wireless
6 4 (11.11%) Load Balancing
6 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
6 4 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (11.11%) F5
6 4 (11.11%) NetScaler
7 3 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
7 3 (8.33%) Network Security
7 3 (8.33%) XenApp
7 3 (8.33%) XenDesktop
7 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (8.33%) Resource Management
7 3 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (8.33%) CCIE
7 3 (8.33%) ITIL
7 3 (8.33%) Windows 10
8 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills

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 (2.78%) Apache Spark
1 1 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) PTC Creo
1 1 (2.78%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Office 365
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.78%) G Suite
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (19.44%) Firewall
2 4 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (11.11%) NetScaler
2 4 (11.11%) Wireless
3 3 (8.33%) Network Security
4 2 (5.56%) BGP
4 2 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (5.56%) Multicast
4 2 (5.56%) OSPF
4 2 (5.56%) VXLAN
4 2 (5.56%) WAN
5 1 (2.78%) DWDM
5 1 (2.78%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.78%) LAN
5 1 (2.78%) MPLS
5 1 (2.78%) NetScreen
5 1 (2.78%) NX-OS
5 1 (2.78%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (2.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) Apache Hive
1 1 (2.78%) Big Data
1 1 (2.78%) Blockchain
1 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (2.78%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 13 (36.11%) Finance
2 7 (19.44%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.78%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.78%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) JSON
1 1 (2.78%) Middleware
1 1 (2.78%) Swagger
1 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Clustering
3 1 (2.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.78%) Replication
3 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Windows
2 5 (13.89%) Unix
3 4 (11.11%) Linux
4 3 (8.33%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.78%) Android
5 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.78%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.78%) Solaris
5 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.78%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) Network Design
2 6 (16.67%) Migration
3 4 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (8.33%) ITIL
4 3 (8.33%) Resource Management
5 2 (5.56%) Analytical Thinking
5 2 (5.56%) Application Virtualisation
5 2 (5.56%) Cryptography
5 2 (5.56%) Deployment Automation
5 2 (5.56%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.78%) Data Engineering
6 1 (2.78%) DevOps
6 1 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.78%) Disk Encryption
6 1 (2.78%) FPGA Design
6 1 (2.78%) IT Strategy
6 1 (2.78%) Service Design
6 1 (2.78%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.78%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) CCIE
1 3 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) AWS Certification
3 1 (2.78%) CCIE Data Center
3 1 (2.78%) CCNA
3 1 (2.78%) CCNP
3 1 (2.78%) Degree
3 1 (2.78%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.33%) XenApp
2 3 (8.33%) XenDesktop
3 2 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.78%) Apache Flume
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.78%) VMware NSX
4 1 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Ambari
1 1 (2.78%) EdgeSight
1 1 (2.78%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (2.78%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (2.78%) SCCM
1 1 (2.78%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Cisco
1 6 (16.67%) Citrix
2 4 (11.11%) F5
2 4 (11.11%) Juniper
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.78%) Bloomberg
4 1 (2.78%) Blue Coat
4 1 (2.78%) Capita
4 1 (2.78%) Ciena
4 1 (2.78%) Huawei
4 1 (2.78%) Ivanti
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) Reuters
4 1 (2.78%) VMware