Period
to 21 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Design Engineer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 585 565 563
Rank change year-on-year -20 -2 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 33 35 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.070% 0.085% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.089% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 21
London median daily rate £463 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +12.50% +25.98%
10th Percentile £325 £408 £350
90th Percentile £616 £519 £575
England median daily rate £475 £425 £386
% change year-on-year +11.76% +10.03% +10.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
London median hourly rate £39.50 £46.50 £46.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.05% -0.53% +43.85%
10th Percentile £37.25 £45.75 £21.15
90th Percentile £41.75 £47.25 £65.00
England median hourly rate £38.88 £38.46 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.09% +2.56% -

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 44,494 39,222 41,710
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.92% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,420 27,936 29,570
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 623 565 642
London median hourly rate £20.50 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.65% +13.16% +6.35%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.89 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.57 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.51
% change year-on-year +1.08% -0.05% +12.18%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 -28 9 £450 +2.27% 2
South London - 1 - -
Design Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 (42.42%) Network Design
2 10 (30.30%) Finance
3 7 (21.21%) Banking
4 6 (18.18%) Firewall
4 6 (18.18%) Windows
4 6 (18.18%) Cisco
5 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
5 5 (15.15%) Juniper
5 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
6 4 (12.12%) Wireless
6 4 (12.12%) Migration
6 4 (12.12%) Network Security
6 4 (12.12%) NetScaler
6 4 (12.12%) Data Centre
7 3 (9.09%) Ciena
7 3 (9.09%) Blockchain
7 3 (9.09%) Mobile App
7 3 (9.09%) F5
7 3 (9.09%) Huawei
7 3 (9.09%) Load Balancing
7 3 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (9.09%) DWDM
7 3 (9.09%) Citrix
7 3 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (9.09%) zOS
7 3 (9.09%) CCIE
7 3 (9.09%) SDH
7 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (9.09%) Cryptography

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 (6.06%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) PTC Creo
1 1 (3.03%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) Firewall
2 4 (12.12%) NetScaler
2 4 (12.12%) Network Security
2 4 (12.12%) Wireless
3 3 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (9.09%) DWDM
3 3 (9.09%) SDH
4 2 (6.06%) Internet
4 2 (6.06%) LAN
4 2 (6.06%) WAN
4 2 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.03%) 2G
5 1 (3.03%) 3G
5 1 (3.03%) Broadband
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (3.03%) EIGRP
5 1 (3.03%) MPLS
5 1 (3.03%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (3.03%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) Blockchain
2 2 (6.06%) Apache Hive
2 2 (6.06%) Big Data
2 2 (6.06%) Hadoop
2 2 (6.06%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 10 (30.30%) Finance
2 7 (21.21%) Banking
3 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.06%) Legal
4 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.03%) Aerospace
5 1 (3.03%) Electronics
5 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.03%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) SAML
1 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) zOS
3 1 (3.03%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Solaris
3 1 (3.03%) Unix
3 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) Network Design
2 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.12%) Migration
4 3 (9.09%) Cryptography
4 3 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.06%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (6.06%) Data Architecture
5 2 (6.06%) Data Engineering
5 2 (6.06%) Data Protection
5 2 (6.06%) Process Improvement
5 2 (6.06%) Project Management
5 2 (6.06%) Scrum
5 2 (6.06%) Service Design
5 2 (6.06%) SIEM
6 1 (3.03%) Analytical Thinking
6 1 (3.03%) CAD
6 1 (3.03%) Disk Encryption
6 1 (3.03%) Matrix Organization
6 1 (3.03%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) CCIE
1 3 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.06%) CCNP
3 1 (3.03%) AWS Certification
3 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) VCAP
3 1 (3.03%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) Apache Flume
3 1 (3.03%) vSphere
3 1 (3.03%) XenApp
3 1 (3.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Ambari
1 2 (6.06%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (3.03%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Cisco
2 5 (15.15%) Juniper
3 3 (9.09%) Ciena
3 3 (9.09%) Citrix
3 3 (9.09%) F5
3 3 (9.09%) Huawei
4 1 (3.03%) BMC
4 1 (3.03%) Ivanti
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.03%) NVIDIA
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle
4 1 (3.03%) Riverbed
4 1 (3.03%) Sandvine
4 1 (3.03%) VMware