The median contractor rate for a Design Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 28 June 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 100 84
Rank change year-on-year +21 -16  
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 8 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.57% 0.056% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.059% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Median daily rate £500 £401 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.84% -11.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £400 £424
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £401 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £402 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +5.65% +8.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +8.10% -1.33%  

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 1311 1688 1428
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.64% 94.94% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2413 3655 3033
Median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £552 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 140 233
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.79 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.36% -7.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.27 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £30.25 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured Design Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Design Engineer in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Design Engineer in Manchester

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 17 (77.27%) Cisco Certification
1 17 (77.27%) MPLS
2 10 (45.45%) Firewall
2 10 (45.45%) CCSP
2 10 (45.45%) Fortinet
2 10 (45.45%) Network Security
2 10 (45.45%) FortiGate
3 8 (36.36%) Network Design
3 8 (36.36%) Juniper
3 8 (36.36%) Cisco
4 7 (31.82%) CCIE
4 7 (31.82%) CCNP
4 7 (31.82%) JNCIP
4 7 (31.82%) JNCIE
5 6 (27.27%) CCIE Service Provider
5 6 (27.27%) Network Architecture
6 3 (13.64%) Mobile App
6 3 (13.64%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (13.64%) Blockchain
6 3 (13.64%) Banking
6 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (13.64%) Windows
6 3 (13.64%) Finance
6 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
6 3 (13.64%) zOS
7 2 (9.09%) BGP
8 1 (4.55%) VRRP
8 1 (4.55%) CATIA
8 1 (4.55%) Network Planning
8 1 (4.55%) ZyXEL

Design Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (4.55%) CATIA
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 17 (77.27%) MPLS
2 10 (45.45%) Firewall
2 10 (45.45%) Network Security
3 2 (9.09%) BGP
4 1 (4.55%) HSRP
4 1 (4.55%) OSPF
4 1 (4.55%) VLAN
4 1 (4.55%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Blockchain
General
1 3 (13.64%) Banking
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Automotive
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
1 3 (13.64%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Network Design
2 6 (27.27%) Network Architecture
3 3 (13.64%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.55%) Network Planning
4 1 (4.55%) Validation
Qualifications
1 17 (77.27%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (45.45%) CCSP
3 7 (31.82%) CCIE
3 7 (31.82%) CCNP
3 7 (31.82%) JNCIE
3 7 (31.82%) JNCIP
4 6 (27.27%) CCIE Service Provider
5 1 (4.55%) CCDP
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (45.45%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Fortinet
2 8 (36.36%) Cisco
2 8 (36.36%) Juniper
3 1 (4.55%) Ericsson
3 1 (4.55%) ZyXEL
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