The median contractor rate for a Design Engineer was £344 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 26 April 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 West
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 126 131
Rank change year-on-year +8 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 18 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.68% 0.34% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.35% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £344 £290 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.53% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £369 £350
% change year-on-year +15.25% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -11.24%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year +6.66% -9.09%  

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 West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2511 2864 3064
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.51% 96.14% 96.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1601 1842 1906
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 185 166
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.85% +73.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Design Engineer in the South West

Design Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Design Engineer in the South West

Design Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Design Engineer in the South West

Design Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 26 April 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
Devon - 13 - - 3
Bristol +3 5 £344 - 1
Design Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 West region featuring Design Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (36.00%) Wireless
2 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (12.00%) Firmware
4 3 (12.00%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (8.00%) FPGA Design
5 2 (8.00%) 3G
5 2 (8.00%) C
5 2 (8.00%) C++
5 2 (8.00%) Linux
5 2 (8.00%) 2G
5 2 (8.00%) VHDL
5 2 (8.00%) Network Design
5 2 (8.00%) Altera
5 2 (8.00%) Electronics
5 2 (8.00%) Open Source
5 2 (8.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (8.00%) Degree
6 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
6 1 (4.00%) QA
6 1 (4.00%) ISMS
6 1 (4.00%) RMADS
6 1 (4.00%) Huawei
6 1 (4.00%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (4.00%) Xilinx
6 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
6 1 (4.00%) IPsec
6 1 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.00%) Puppet

Design Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (4.00%) AutoCAD
1 1 (4.00%) EPLAN
1 1 (4.00%) Pro/ENGINEER
1 1 (4.00%) PTC Creo
Communications & Networking
1 9 (36.00%) Wireless
2 3 (12.00%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (8.00%) 2G
3 2 (8.00%) 3G
4 1 (4.00%) 3GPP
4 1 (4.00%) 4G
4 1 (4.00%) 5G
4 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (4.00%) IPsec
4 1 (4.00%) LTE
4 1 (4.00%) SCTP
4 1 (4.00%) VoLTE
General
1 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Electronics
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 2 (8.00%) VHDL
2 1 (4.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) CESG
2 1 (4.00%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (4.00%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (8.00%) FPGA Design
1 2 (8.00%) Network Design
1 2 (8.00%) Open Source
2 1 (4.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (4.00%) CAD
2 1 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (4.00%) Compliance Audit
2 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (4.00%) Image Processing
2 1 (4.00%) ISMS
2 1 (4.00%) ITIL
2 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (4.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (4.00%) SDLC
2 1 (4.00%) Service Management
2 1 (4.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) C
1 2 (8.00%) C++
2 1 (4.00%) Assembly Language
2 1 (4.00%) C#
2 1 (4.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (4.00%) Embedded C++
2 1 (4.00%) MATLAB
2 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) CLAS
3 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
1 1 (4.00%) RMADS
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Ansible
1 1 (4.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Altera
2 1 (4.00%) Allen-Bradley
2 1 (4.00%) EMC
2 1 (4.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (4.00%) Huawei
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Nokia
2 1 (4.00%) Rockwell
2 1 (4.00%) VMware
2 1 (4.00%) Xilinx
Plymouth
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
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Wiltshire
CPS Group Limited
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