Period
to 18 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Design Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 88 85
Rank change year-on-year -6 -3 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 3 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.20% 0.079% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.085% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 7
Reading median daily rate - £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.00% +26.58%
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £413 £438
% change year-on-year -21.21% -5.71% +21.53%
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 1,332 1,179 1,337
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.80% 93.35% 90.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 696 718
Reading median daily rate £425 £402 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.85% +0.38% -
10th Percentile £190 £253 £227
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 57 79
Reading median hourly rate £22.00 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.14% -3.45% -32.71%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £44.10 £40.75 £43.28
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year +40.35% -1.72% -32.71%

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 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, Design Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Reading region featuring Design Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (66.67%) CCIE
1 2 (66.67%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Nokia
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) CAD
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) BT
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Huawei
2 1 (33.33%) LTE
2 1 (33.33%) Acme Packet
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) Sonus
2 1 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Team

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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) BGP
1 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
1 1 (33.33%) LTE
1 1 (33.33%) OSPF
1 1 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (33.33%) VoIP
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) CAD
1 1 (33.33%) High Availability
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCIE
1 2 (66.67%) CCNP
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Acme Packet
1 1 (33.33%) BT
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Huawei
1 1 (33.33%) Nokia
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Sonus