The median contractor rate for a Design Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Design Engineer
North West / Manchester
Rank 73 107 -
Rank change year-on-year +34 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 16 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.23% 0.056% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 0.060% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £500 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £394 £373
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.06 £37.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year +6.83% -14.28%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1233 1676 1531
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.77% 94.42% 95.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 774 968 811
Median daily rate £375 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 36 45
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.71 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.84% +12.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £13.50 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured Design Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Design Engineer in Manchester

Design Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Design Engineer in Manchester

Design Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Design Engineer in Manchester

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Manchester region featuring Design Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (66.67%) Firewall
1 14 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 14 (66.67%) MPLS
2 13 (61.90%) CCSP
2 13 (61.90%) Fortinet
2 13 (61.90%) FortiGate
2 13 (61.90%) Network Security
3 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
3 5 (23.81%) Windows
4 4 (19.05%) zOS
4 4 (19.05%) Finance
4 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (19.05%) Blockchain
4 4 (19.05%) Mobile App
5 3 (14.29%) Banking
5 3 (14.29%) Network Design
6 2 (9.52%) BGP
6 2 (9.52%) Juniper
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco
6 2 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (9.52%) VLAN
7 1 (4.76%) HSRP
7 1 (4.76%) JNCIP
7 1 (4.76%) JNCIE
7 1 (4.76%) ZyXEL
7 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
7 1 (4.76%) Server Building
7 1 (4.76%) CCIE

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Applications
1 1 (4.76%) CATIA
1 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 14 (66.67%) Firewall
1 14 (66.67%) MPLS
2 13 (61.90%) Network Security
3 2 (9.52%) BGP
3 2 (9.52%) VLAN
4 1 (4.76%) DHCP
4 1 (4.76%) DNS
4 1 (4.76%) HSRP
4 1 (4.76%) OSPF
4 1 (4.76%) SMTP
4 1 (4.76%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Blockchain
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Automotive
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (14.29%) Network Design
3 2 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (4.76%) Network Planning
4 1 (4.76%) Server Building
4 1 (4.76%) Validation
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (61.90%) CCSP
3 1 (4.76%) CCDP
3 1 (4.76%) CCIE
3 1 (4.76%) CCNP
3 1 (4.76%) JNCIE
3 1 (4.76%) JNCIP
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (61.90%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Fortinet
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco
2 2 (9.52%) Juniper
3 1 (4.76%) Ericsson
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) ZyXEL