The median contractor rate for a Design Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 24 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 69 65
Rank change year-on-year +15 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 3 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.52% 0.35% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.37% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Median daily rate £425 - £335
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 - £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 - £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +10.52% +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 Reading. 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
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 524 807 805
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 91.29% 93.29% 93.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 471 394
Median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 36 50
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.65 £25.00 £30.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Design Engineer in Reading

Design Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Design Engineer in Reading

Design Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Design Engineer in Reading over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Design Engineer in Reading

Design Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Design Engineer in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 Reading region featuring Design Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco UCCE
1 6 (50.00%) Unified Communications
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco UCCX
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (41.67%) Diameter Protocol
2 5 (41.67%) 4G
2 5 (41.67%) 3G
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) CCIE
2 5 (41.67%) CCNP
2 5 (41.67%) CCNA
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (41.67%) Nokia
3 4 (33.33%) SOAP
3 4 (33.33%) LDAP
3 4 (33.33%) INAP
3 4 (33.33%) SPML
3 4 (33.33%) SIGTRAN
3 4 (33.33%) VoIP
4 3 (25.00%) LTE
4 3 (25.00%) VoLTE
4 3 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (25.00%) Validation
4 3 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (16.67%) Data Management
5 2 (16.67%) Network Design
5 2 (16.67%) Degree
5 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 2 (16.67%) Capacity Management

Design Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 5 (41.67%) 3G
2 5 (41.67%) 4G
2 5 (41.67%) Diameter Protocol
3 4 (33.33%) INAP
3 4 (33.33%) LDAP
3 4 (33.33%) SIGTRAN
3 4 (33.33%) VoIP
4 3 (25.00%) LTE
4 3 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (25.00%) VoLTE
5 1 (8.33%) CTI
5 1 (8.33%) PBX
5 1 (8.33%) PSTN
5 1 (8.33%) RANAP
General
1 6 (50.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) SOAP
1 4 (33.33%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) IVR
1 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Migration
1 3 (25.00%) Validation
2 2 (16.67%) Capacity Management
2 2 (16.67%) Data Management
2 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (16.67%) Network Design
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (8.33%) High Availability
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Engineering
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Use Case
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) CCIE
1 5 (41.67%) CCNA
1 5 (41.67%) CCNP
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco UCCE
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco
1 5 (41.67%) Nokia
2 1 (8.33%) Nokia Networks
2 1 (8.33%) Samsung