The median contractor rate for a Design Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Middlesex during the 3 months to 29 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.

Design Engineer
South East / Middlesex
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 - 22
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 0.80% - 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% - 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £450 - £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £381 £375
% change year-on-year +2.95% +1.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +6.66% -11.76%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Middlesex. 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
Middlesex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 119 151 152
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 95.20% 96.18% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 104 90
Median daily rate £420 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £230 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £543 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 3
Median hourly rate - £44.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +95.55%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Middlesex

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

Job vacancy trend for Design Engineer in Middlesex

Design Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Design Engineer in Middlesex

Design Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Design Engineer in Middlesex

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 29 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 Middlesex region featuring Design Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) SLA
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
1 2 (66.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
1 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security
1 2 (66.67%) PCI DSS
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (66.67%) F5
1 2 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 2 (66.67%) Software Licensing
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) PTC Creo
2 1 (33.33%) PTC
2 1 (33.33%) Windchill
2 1 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft

Design Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Middlesex 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 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) PTC Creo
1 1 (33.33%) Windchill
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 2 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
1 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
1 2 (66.67%) Software Licensing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) PCI DSS
1 2 (66.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (66.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) PTC