The median contractor rate for a Design Engineer was £465 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 29 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
England > North West
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 162 147
Rank change year-on-year +34 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 10 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.34% 0.053% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.056% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
North West median daily rate £465 £363 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.18% -19.38%  
10th Percentile £423 £321 £424
90th Percentile £504 £394 £478
England median daily rate £420 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -1.17% +21.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England 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 the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2769 3567 3515
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.67% 94.89% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 5318 7977 7306
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
10th Percentile £231 £250 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £528
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 456 407 629
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -6.25%  
10th Percentile £11.04 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.00 £44.09
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  

Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Design Engineer in the North West

Design Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Design Engineer in the North West

Design Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Design Engineer in the North West

Design Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +22 8 £500 +24.84% 1
Lancashire - 2 £430 - 1
Design Engineer
England

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

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

1 17 (58.62%) Cisco Certification
1 17 (58.62%) MPLS
2 12 (41.38%) Network Security
2 12 (41.38%) Firewall
3 11 (37.93%) Network Design
4 10 (34.48%) Fortinet
4 10 (34.48%) FortiGate
4 10 (34.48%) CCSP
5 8 (27.59%) Juniper
5 8 (27.59%) Cisco
6 7 (24.14%) CCNP
6 7 (24.14%) CCIE
6 7 (24.14%) Finance
6 7 (24.14%) JNCIP
6 7 (24.14%) JNCIE
7 6 (20.69%) Network Architecture
7 6 (20.69%) CCIE Service Provider
8 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
9 3 (10.34%) Banking
9 3 (10.34%) Mobile App
9 3 (10.34%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (10.34%) Windows
9 3 (10.34%) zOS
9 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (10.34%) Manufacturing
9 3 (10.34%) Blockchain
10 2 (6.90%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 2 (6.90%) Privileged Access Management
10 2 (6.90%) Programme Management
10 2 (6.90%) BGP

Design Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (3.45%) CATIA
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 17 (58.62%) MPLS
2 12 (41.38%) Firewall
2 12 (41.38%) Network Security
3 2 (6.90%) BGP
3 2 (6.90%) VLAN
3 2 (6.90%) VPN
4 1 (3.45%) HSRP
4 1 (3.45%) LAN
4 1 (3.45%) OSPF
4 1 (3.45%) VRRP
4 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (3.45%) Rational Statemate
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Banking
2 3 (10.34%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Automotive
3 1 (3.45%) Avionics
3 1 (3.45%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.90%) PKI
3 1 (3.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (3.45%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
1 3 (10.34%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Network Design
2 6 (20.69%) Network Architecture
3 3 (10.34%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.90%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 2 (6.90%) Privileged Access Management
4 2 (6.90%) Programme Management
4 2 (6.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (3.45%) Migration
5 1 (3.45%) Network Planning
5 1 (3.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) C
2 1 (3.45%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 17 (58.62%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (34.48%) CCSP
3 7 (24.14%) CCIE
3 7 (24.14%) CCNP
3 7 (24.14%) JNCIE
3 7 (24.14%) JNCIP
4 6 (20.69%) CCIE Service Provider
5 1 (3.45%) CCDP
5 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (34.48%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) Fortinet
2 8 (27.59%) Cisco
2 8 (27.59%) Juniper
3 1 (3.45%) Altera
3 1 (3.45%) Ericsson
3 1 (3.45%) ZyXEL
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