Period
to 20 March 2019

The median contractor rate for a Design Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 20 March 2019.

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
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 310 331 254
Rank change year-on-year +21 -77 +51
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 57 45 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.36% 0.27% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.29% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 19 60
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +9.68%
10th Percentile £278 £346 £297
90th Percentile £514 £502 £526
England median daily rate £475 £485 £425
% change year-on-year -1.96% +14.00% +12.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 11
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £39.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.21% +13.57% +12.00%
10th Percentile £40.75 £27.18 £33.50
90th Percentile £51.90 £48.35 £39.00
England median hourly rate £43.75 £40.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.70% +0.63% +6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 14,763 15,686 14,402
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.34% 94.20% 93.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,895 9,233 8,282
South East median daily rate £445 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.12% +2.69%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £225
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 600 610 770
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +4.51% -8.15%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.50 £48.75 £47.05
England median hourly rate £18.56 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.75% +1.08% -

Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 6 months to 20 March 2019.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 March 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley +33 26 £425 +18.88% 54
Berkshire +5 23 £425 +7.94% 28
Hampshire -19 23 £475 +14.11% 8
Surrey -5 5 £275 -41.49% 7
Isle of Wight - 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 - - 13
Oxfordshire +35 1 £475 +32.87% 13
West Sussex -6 1 - - 4
Design Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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 South East region featuring Design Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (33.33%) Network Design
2 17 (29.82%) Security Cleared
3 16 (28.07%) Cisco
4 14 (24.56%) Telecoms
5 12 (21.05%) Electronics
6 11 (19.30%) PKI
6 11 (19.30%) CCNP
6 11 (19.30%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (17.54%) Juniper
7 10 (17.54%) LAN
7 10 (17.54%) WAN
7 10 (17.54%) DV Cleared
8 7 (12.28%) Data Centre
8 7 (12.28%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (12.28%) 3GPP
8 7 (12.28%) Ericsson
8 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
8 7 (12.28%) Degree
8 7 (12.28%) Network Security
9 6 (10.53%) Xilinx
9 6 (10.53%) JNCIP
9 6 (10.53%) VHDL
9 6 (10.53%) Firewall
9 6 (10.53%) Linux
9 6 (10.53%) LTE
10 5 (8.77%) C
10 5 (8.77%) Python
10 5 (8.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 4 (7.02%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared

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 3 (5.26%) IIS
2 2 (3.51%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.75%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.75%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.75%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.54%) LAN
1 10 (17.54%) WAN
2 7 (12.28%) 3GPP
2 7 (12.28%) Network Security
3 6 (10.53%) Firewall
3 6 (10.53%) LTE
4 4 (7.02%) 3G
4 4 (7.02%) 4G
4 4 (7.02%) CDMA
4 4 (7.02%) Diameter Protocol
4 4 (7.02%) GSM
4 4 (7.02%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (7.02%) UMTS
5 3 (5.26%) VoIP
5 3 (5.26%) VPN
6 2 (3.51%) BGP
6 2 (3.51%) Ethernet
6 2 (3.51%) Junos
6 2 (3.51%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (3.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (1.75%) MariaDB
1 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.75%) MySQL
1 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Rational DOORS
General
1 14 (24.56%) Telecoms
2 12 (21.05%) Electronics
3 2 (3.51%) Law
4 1 (1.75%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.75%) Military
4 1 (1.75%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) LDAP
2 3 (5.26%) Flash
3 1 (1.75%) Node.js
3 1 (1.75%) SOAP
3 1 (1.75%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) PKI
2 7 (12.28%) Data Centre
2 7 (12.28%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (10.53%) VHDL
4 5 (8.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (7.02%) Verilog
6 3 (5.26%) CESG
6 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
6 3 (5.26%) Smartphone
7 2 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (3.51%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.75%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.75%) ASIC
8 1 (1.75%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.53%) Linux
2 1 (1.75%) Ubuntu
2 1 (1.75%) Unix
2 1 (1.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.33%) Network Design
2 4 (7.02%) FPGA Design
3 3 (5.26%) CAD
3 3 (5.26%) Ethical Hacking
3 3 (5.26%) Information Security
3 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (5.26%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 3 (5.26%) Operations Research
3 3 (5.26%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
3 3 (5.26%) Security Architecture
3 3 (5.26%) Security Management
3 3 (5.26%) Systems Engineering
3 3 (5.26%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 2 (3.51%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (3.51%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 2 (3.51%) Regression Testing
4 2 (3.51%) Test Automation
4 2 (3.51%) Video Processing
5 1 (1.75%) Coaching
5 1 (1.75%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.77%) C
1 5 (8.77%) Python
2 4 (7.02%) Embedded C
2 4 (7.02%) Tcl
3 3 (5.26%) SQL
4 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.75%) C++
4 1 (1.75%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.75%) Perl
4 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (29.82%) Security Cleared
2 11 (19.30%) CCNP
2 11 (19.30%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (17.54%) DV Cleared
4 7 (12.28%) Degree
5 6 (10.53%) JNCIP
6 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared
7 3 (5.26%) CEH
7 3 (5.26%) CHECK Team Member
7 3 (5.26%) CHFI
7 3 (5.26%) CISSP
7 3 (5.26%) ECSA
7 3 (5.26%) IISP
7 3 (5.26%) Tigerscheme
8 2 (3.51%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (3.51%) CCIE
9 1 (1.75%) HNC
9 1 (1.75%) HND
9 1 (1.75%) MCSE
9 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) DO-254
1 1 (1.75%) IEC 61508
1 1 (1.75%) JTAG
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.51%) Firmware
1 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.75%) BIND 9
2 1 (1.75%) KVM
2 1 (1.75%) NFS
2 1 (1.75%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (3.51%) Cisco UCCE
1 2 (3.51%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (1.75%) Ansible
2 1 (1.75%) Netcool
Vendors
1 16 (28.07%) Cisco
2 10 (17.54%) Juniper
3 7 (12.28%) Ericsson
3 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.53%) Xilinx
5 4 (7.02%) Nokia
6 3 (5.26%) Acme Packet
6 3 (5.26%) Oracle
6 3 (5.26%) Sonus
7 2 (3.51%) Avaya
7 2 (3.51%) VMware
8 1 (1.75%) BMC
8 1 (1.75%) Brocade
8 1 (1.75%) BT
8 1 (1.75%) Cadence
8 1 (1.75%) Dell
8 1 (1.75%) EMC
8 1 (1.75%) Huawei
8 1 (1.75%) Mentor Graphics
8 1 (1.75%) Red Hat