Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Design Engineer was £417 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 18 November 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 200 244 200
Rank change year-on-year +44 -44 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 42 24 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.52% 0.24% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.26% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 6 6
Midlands median daily rate £417 £430 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.14% +17.01% +14.84%
10th Percentile £329 £345 £283
90th Percentile £488 £494 £474
England median daily rate £400 £440 £386
% change year-on-year -9.09% +13.92% +10.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 14
Midlands median hourly rate £31.75 £40.75 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.09% +19.85% -2.86%
10th Percentile £26.13 £39.78 £11.25
90th Percentile £37.58 £42.93 £43.75
England median hourly rate £38.75 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +7.64% -1.37% +4.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Contract vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 7709 9360 8108
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 95.32% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4815 5684 4688
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £217 £231 £215
90th Percentile £550 £550 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 370 454
Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.18 £10.00 £10.20
90th Percentile £45.00 £39.50 £37.50
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Design Engineer in the Midlands

Design Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Design Engineer in the Midlands

Design Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Design Engineer in the Midlands over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Design Engineer in the Midlands

Design Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Design Engineer in the Midlands

Design Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
West Midlands +43 24 £425 -1.16% 2
East Midlands +18 18 £375 - 3
Design Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Midlands region featuring Design Engineer in the job title.

1 32 (76.19%) Oracle
2 22 (52.38%) Network Design
3 18 (42.86%) Firewall
3 18 (42.86%) Cisco
3 18 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 17 (40.48%) CheckPoint
4 17 (40.48%) Solaris
4 17 (40.48%) Linux
4 17 (40.48%) Unix
4 17 (40.48%) WAN
4 17 (40.48%) Fortinet
5 16 (38.10%) SC Cleared
5 16 (38.10%) SAP
5 16 (38.10%) Sun
5 16 (38.10%) WAN Optimisation
5 16 (38.10%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (38.10%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (38.10%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (35.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 15 (35.71%) Perl
6 15 (35.71%) Veritas
6 15 (35.71%) ERP
6 15 (35.71%) SAP ERP
6 15 (35.71%) Korn
6 15 (35.71%) Disaster Recovery
7 14 (33.33%) Wireless
7 14 (33.33%) Python
8 12 (28.57%) VPN
8 12 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (28.57%) Data Centre

Design Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 3 (7.14%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.38%) Apache
2 1 (2.38%) iPlanet
2 1 (2.38%) JBoss
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) AutoCAD
1 1 (2.38%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 15 (35.71%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 16 (38.10%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (38.10%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (42.86%) Firewall
2 17 (40.48%) WAN
3 14 (33.33%) Wireless
4 12 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (28.57%) VPN
5 5 (11.90%) Network Security
6 3 (7.14%) LAN
7 1 (2.38%) DNS
7 1 (2.38%) FCoE
7 1 (2.38%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.38%) SAN
7 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) LabVIEW
General
1 3 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.38%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (40.48%) Linux
1 17 (40.48%) Solaris
1 17 (40.48%) Unix
2 1 (2.38%) AIX
2 1 (2.38%) HPUX
2 1 (2.38%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (52.38%) Network Design
2 16 (38.10%) WAN Optimisation
3 15 (35.71%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (35.71%) ERP
4 8 (19.05%) Workflow
5 6 (14.29%) Load Balancing
6 5 (11.90%) Network Management
7 4 (9.52%) CRM
7 4 (9.52%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (2.38%) CAD
9 1 (2.38%) ITIL
9 1 (2.38%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (35.71%) Korn
1 15 (35.71%) Perl
2 14 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.38%) C-shell
3 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 16 (38.10%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) JNCIA
System Software
1 16 (38.10%) Virtual Machines
2 15 (35.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (2.38%) Samba
Systems Management
1 11 (26.19%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 32 (76.19%) Oracle
2 18 (42.86%) Cisco
3 17 (40.48%) CheckPoint
3 17 (40.48%) Fortinet
4 16 (38.10%) SAP
4 16 (38.10%) Sun
5 15 (35.71%) Veritas
6 11 (26.19%) McAfee
6 11 (26.19%) Nokia
7 8 (19.05%) Aruba
8 5 (11.90%) Juniper
9 1 (2.38%) F5
9 1 (2.38%) Red Hat