Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Design Engineer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 24 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
England > South East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 330 291 324
Rank change year-on-year -39 +33 -108
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 45 88 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.27% 0.53% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.56% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 40 23
South East median daily rate £388 £425 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +40.50% -19.33%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £211
90th Percentile £450 £581 £435
England median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 8
South East median hourly rate £41.25 £35.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.86% +21.74% -28.13%
10th Percentile £39.30 £33.50 £23.78
90th Percentile £54.25 £40.80 £39.13
England median hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £36.50
% change year-on-year +2.04% +0.68% +5.04%

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 15902 15635 18500
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 93.94% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9436 9281 10868
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 786 927
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +5.41% +15.63%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.25 £10.33
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 24 November 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 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Design Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 November 2017. 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 -26 21 £365 -14.12% 3
Berkshire -10 18 £413 -2.94%
Hampshire +2 16 £394 -14.86% 4
Surrey -7 4 £298 +6.25% 1
Oxfordshire +10 2 £358 - 3
East Sussex +1 2 £388 -
West Sussex -17 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -23 1 - -
Design Engineer
England

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

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

1 15 (33.33%) Network Design
2 13 (28.89%) Security Cleared
2 13 (28.89%) Cisco
3 11 (24.44%) SC Cleared
3 11 (24.44%) LTE
3 11 (24.44%) Degree
4 10 (22.22%) Telecoms
4 10 (22.22%) Juniper
5 8 (17.78%) Project Management
6 7 (15.56%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (15.56%) CCNP
7 6 (13.33%) GSM
7 6 (13.33%) WCDMA
7 6 (13.33%) MPLS
7 6 (13.33%) QA
7 6 (13.33%) HSPA
7 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (13.33%) VoWiFi
7 6 (13.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 6 (13.33%) Service Design
8 5 (11.11%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (11.11%) 4G
8 5 (11.11%) Problem Management
8 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (11.11%) Service Management
8 5 (11.11%) Firewall
8 5 (11.11%) Windows
8 5 (11.11%) SQL
8 5 (11.11%) ITIL
9 4 (8.89%) VoIP

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 1 (2.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Pro/ENGINEER
1 1 (2.22%) PTC Creo
1 1 (2.22%) Siemens NX
1 1 (2.22%) Simulink
1 1 (2.22%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.22%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (24.44%) LTE
2 6 (13.33%) GSM
2 6 (13.33%) HSPA
2 6 (13.33%) MPLS
2 6 (13.33%) VoWiFi
2 6 (13.33%) WCDMA
3 5 (11.11%) 4G
3 5 (11.11%) Firewall
4 4 (8.89%) Ethernet
4 4 (8.89%) VoIP
4 4 (8.89%) VoLTE
4 4 (8.89%) WAN
5 3 (6.67%) BIG-IP
5 3 (6.67%) DNS
5 3 (6.67%) GGSN
5 3 (6.67%) LAN
5 3 (6.67%) SGSN
5 3 (6.67%) Wireless
6 2 (4.44%) OSPF
7 1 (2.22%) 3G
General
1 10 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.89%) Finance
3 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.22%) Automotive
4 1 (2.22%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (6.67%) Handset
2 3 (6.67%) VHDL
3 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.22%) BYOD
4 1 (2.22%) IVR
4 1 (2.22%) RIA
4 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Linux
2 2 (4.44%) Windows 10
2 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
2 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.22%) Android
3 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (33.33%) Network Design
2 8 (17.78%) Project Management
3 6 (13.33%) Service Design
4 5 (11.11%) ITIL
4 5 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 5 (11.11%) Service Management
4 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (8.89%) Business Development
5 4 (8.89%) Coaching
5 4 (8.89%) Mentoring
6 3 (6.67%) CAD
6 3 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (6.67%) Schematic Capture
7 2 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.44%) FPGA Design
7 2 (4.44%) ITSM
8 1 (2.22%) High Availability
8 1 (2.22%) Matrix Organization
8 1 (2.22%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (2.22%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (4.44%) C
3 1 (2.22%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 13 (28.89%) Security Cleared
2 11 (24.44%) Degree
2 11 (24.44%) SC Cleared
3 7 (15.56%) CCNP
3 7 (15.56%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (11.11%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (8.89%) CCIE
6 3 (6.67%) CCDP
6 3 (6.67%) CCIP
6 3 (6.67%) HP ASE
7 2 (4.44%) CCNA
7 2 (4.44%) CCSA
7 2 (4.44%) CCSE
7 2 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (4.44%) DV Cleared
7 2 (4.44%) HNC
7 2 (4.44%) HND
7 2 (4.44%) HP MASE
7 2 (4.44%) JNCIA
7 2 (4.44%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.44%) Firmware
2 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.44%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.22%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (4.44%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.22%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 13 (28.89%) Cisco
2 10 (22.22%) Juniper
3 4 (8.89%) Ericsson
3 4 (8.89%) Huawei
4 3 (6.67%) Aruba
4 3 (6.67%) CheckPoint
4 3 (6.67%) F5
4 3 (6.67%) Fujitsu
4 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.67%) Riverbed
4 3 (6.67%) VMware
5 2 (4.44%) Citrix
5 2 (4.44%) Fortinet
5 2 (4.44%) HP
6 1 (2.22%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.22%) BMC
6 1 (2.22%) Capita
6 1 (2.22%) EMC
6 1 (2.22%) Intel
6 1 (2.22%) Xilinx