Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Design Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 22 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 87 100
Rank change year-on-year +1 +13 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 1 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.078% 0.81% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.89% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 3
Reading median daily rate £450 £500 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +26.58% -16.84%
10th Percentile £425 £372 £288
90th Percentile £475 £547 £461
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £438 £325
% change year-on-year -5.71% +34.62% -28.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 1199 1343 1797
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.31% 90.44% 94.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 715 718 1073
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £233 £220
90th Percentile £575 £571 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 78 124
Reading median hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.08% -31.55% +23.14%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.75 £43.28 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year -3.45% -32.71% +23.14%

Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

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 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 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 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 Reading region featuring Design Engineer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) PBX
1 1 (100.00%) PSTN
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Avaya
1 1 (100.00%) CTI
1 1 (100.00%) SCCP
1 1 (100.00%) QSIG
1 1 (100.00%) H.323
1 1 (100.00%) IVR
1 1 (100.00%) RIA
1 1 (100.00%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (100.00%) Skype for Business
1 1 (100.00%) Unified Communications
1 1 (100.00%) Acme Packet
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Sonus
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco CUCM

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) CTI
1 1 (100.00%) H.323
1 1 (100.00%) PBX
1 1 (100.00%) PSTN
1 1 (100.00%) QSIG
1 1 (100.00%) SCCP
1 1 (100.00%) Unified Communications
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) IVR
1 1 (100.00%) RIA
1 1 (100.00%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Acme Packet
1 1 (100.00%) Avaya
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Sonus