The median contractor rate for a Design Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 28 March 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 / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 219 234 163
Rank change year-on-year +15 -71  
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 35 33 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.45% 0.36% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.37% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 39
Median daily rate £425 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £270 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £498 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -0.64% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £40.13 £35.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.64% -17.64%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.06 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +6.83% -11.76%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7373 8823 9388
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.09% 95.12% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4191 5395 5019
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 382 458
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.63 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Design Engineer in the South East

Design Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Design Engineer in the South East

Design Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Design Engineer in the South East over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Design Engineer in the South East

Design Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Design Engineer in the South East

Design Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Berkshire +30 14 £425 +17.24%
Hampshire +1 11 £425 -10.52% 2
Buckinghamshire - 4 £365 - 1
Surrey +15 2 £330 - 2
Middlesex - 1 £450 -
West Sussex - 1 £335 - 3
Design Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 South East region featuring Design Engineer in the job title.

1 46 (44.66%) Cisco
2 42 (40.78%) Cisco Certification
3 34 (33.01%) CCNP
4 33 (32.04%) Network Design
5 27 (26.21%) Telecoms
6 26 (25.24%) Security Cleared
7 25 (24.27%) CCNA
7 25 (24.27%) CCIE
8 20 (19.42%) Unified Communications
9 19 (18.45%) Manufacturing
10 18 (17.48%) Migration
10 18 (17.48%) VoIP
10 18 (17.48%) Degree
11 17 (16.50%) SC Cleared
12 16 (15.53%) Cisco UCCE
12 16 (15.53%) Cisco UCCX
12 16 (15.53%) Cisco CUCM
12 16 (15.53%) Firewall
13 15 (14.56%) LAN
13 15 (14.56%) EMC
13 15 (14.56%) Schematic Capture
14 13 (12.62%) OrCAD
14 13 (12.62%) RFID
15 11 (10.68%) Electronics
15 11 (10.68%) WAN
15 11 (10.68%) Contactless
16 10 (9.71%) 3G
17 9 (8.74%) CheckPoint
17 9 (8.74%) C
17 9 (8.74%) Data Centre

Design Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (1.94%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.94%) Skype for Business
1 2 (1.94%) TPMS
Applications
1 13 (12.62%) OrCAD
2 4 (3.88%) MS Office
3 2 (1.94%) CATIA
3 2 (1.94%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.94%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.97%) PTC Creo
4 1 (0.97%) Solid Edge
4 1 (0.97%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.94%) IaaS
1 2 (1.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (19.42%) Unified Communications
2 18 (17.48%) VoIP
3 16 (15.53%) Firewall
4 15 (14.56%) LAN
5 13 (12.62%) RFID
6 11 (10.68%) WAN
7 10 (9.71%) 3G
8 9 (8.74%) 4G
8 9 (8.74%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (7.77%) Ethernet
9 8 (7.77%) RS-232
9 8 (7.77%) SNMP
10 6 (5.83%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (5.83%) Diameter Protocol
10 6 (5.83%) FTP
10 6 (5.83%) Wireless
11 5 (4.85%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (4.85%) LTE
11 5 (4.85%) Network Security
11 5 (4.85%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.94%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (4.85%) Rational DOORS
1 5 (4.85%) StarTeam
2 2 (1.94%) MSI
3 1 (0.97%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.97%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (26.21%) Telecoms
2 19 (18.45%) Manufacturing
3 11 (10.68%) Electronics
4 4 (3.88%) Automotive
5 3 (2.91%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.91%) Finance
6 1 (0.97%) Avionics
6 1 (0.97%) Marketing
6 1 (0.97%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.88%) SOAP
1 4 (3.88%) SPML
2 1 (0.97%) .NET
2 1 (0.97%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.68%) Contactless
2 9 (8.74%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.83%) Smartcard
3 6 (5.83%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.94%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (1.94%) IVR
4 2 (1.94%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.94%) VHDL
5 1 (0.97%) Infotainment
5 1 (0.97%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (0.97%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.97%) PKI
5 1 (0.97%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.83%) Windows
2 3 (2.91%) Linux
3 2 (1.94%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.94%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.94%) Windows 8
3 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.97%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (32.04%) Network Design
2 18 (17.48%) Migration
3 15 (14.56%) Schematic Capture
4 9 (8.74%) Mentoring
5 7 (6.80%) Validation
6 6 (5.83%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (5.83%) Performance Engineering
7 5 (4.85%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (4.85%) Configuration Management
7 5 (4.85%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (4.85%) Load Balancing
8 4 (3.88%) Analytics
8 4 (3.88%) Feasibility Study
8 4 (3.88%) Requirements Management
9 3 (2.91%) CAD
9 3 (2.91%) Capacity Management
9 3 (2.91%) High Availability
9 3 (2.91%) ITIL
9 3 (2.91%) Knowledge Management
9 3 (2.91%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.74%) C
2 2 (1.94%) C++
2 2 (1.94%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.94%) VBScript
3 1 (0.97%) C#
3 1 (0.97%) C++/CLI
3 1 (0.97%) Java
Qualifications
1 42 (40.78%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (33.01%) CCNP
3 26 (25.24%) Security Cleared
4 25 (24.27%) CCIE
4 25 (24.27%) CCNA
5 18 (17.48%) Degree
6 17 (16.50%) SC Cleared
7 8 (7.77%) Chartered Engineer
7 8 (7.77%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.91%) CCDP
8 3 (2.91%) JNCIA
9 2 (1.94%) CCSA
9 2 (1.94%) JNCIS
9 2 (1.94%) MCSA
9 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.97%) CCIP
10 1 (0.97%) CCNP Voice
10 1 (0.97%) CCSE
10 1 (0.97%) HND
10 1 (0.97%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.83%) QA
2 3 (2.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (2.91%) SLA
3 2 (1.94%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.97%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (3.88%) Firmware
2 3 (2.91%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.94%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.97%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.97%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (15.53%) Cisco CUCM
1 16 (15.53%) Cisco UCCE
1 16 (15.53%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (1.94%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 46 (44.66%) Cisco
2 15 (14.56%) EMC
3 9 (8.74%) CheckPoint
4 8 (7.77%) Microsoft
5 7 (6.80%) F5
5 7 (6.80%) Juniper
5 7 (6.80%) Nokia
6 6 (5.83%) Fortinet
7 5 (4.85%) HP
8 3 (2.91%) Palo Alto
9 2 (1.94%) Samsung
9 2 (1.94%) VMware
10 1 (0.97%) Avaya
10 1 (0.97%) Cadence
10 1 (0.97%) Nokia Networks
10 1 (0.97%) PTC
10 1 (0.97%) Riverbed
10 1 (0.97%) SAP
10 1 (0.97%) Xilinx
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