Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Design Engineer was £344 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 25 July 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
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 197 186
Rank change year-on-year +18 -11 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 24 12 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.44% 0.20% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.21% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
South West median daily rate £344 £290 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.53% -27.50% -11.11%
England median daily rate £420 £420 £375
% change year-on-year - +12.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 9
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +4.83%
10th Percentile £39.00 £35.75 £35.50
90th Percentile £42.00 £41.50 £43.05
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year +6.67% -0.66% +7.86%

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 5241 5758 6185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.55% 95.52% 95.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3287 3725 3898
South West median daily rate £385 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £219 £230 £225
90th Percentile £531 £550 £525
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 274 316 370
South West median hourly rate £38.00 £33.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +57.14% +10.53%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £45.33
England median hourly rate £18.10 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.74% +8.57% +2.94%

Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 6 months to 25 July 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
Devon - 15 £300 -
Bristol +11 8 £363 -
Wiltshire +10 1 - - 2
Design Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (37.50%) Wireless
2 8 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 3 (12.50%) Linux
3 3 (12.50%) Network Design
3 3 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.33%) QA
4 2 (8.33%) Degree
4 2 (8.33%) High Availability
4 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco
4 2 (8.33%) 2G
4 2 (8.33%) 3G
5 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.17%) Firewall
5 1 (4.17%) CAD
5 1 (4.17%) AutoCAD
5 1 (4.17%) IPsec
5 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.17%) Billing
5 1 (4.17%) Aerospace
5 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
5 1 (4.17%) VMware
5 1 (4.17%) Clustering
5 1 (4.17%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.17%) Sun
5 1 (4.17%) CCNA
5 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) Apache
1 1 (4.17%) iPlanet
1 1 (4.17%) JBoss
1 1 (4.17%) OpenStack
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
1 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) AutoCAD
1 1 (4.17%) EPLAN
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.17%) Pro/ENGINEER
1 1 (4.17%) PTC Creo
Communications & Networking
1 9 (37.50%) Wireless
2 3 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (8.33%) 2G
3 2 (8.33%) 3G
4 1 (4.17%) 3GPP
4 1 (4.17%) 4G
4 1 (4.17%) 5G
4 1 (4.17%) Firewall
4 1 (4.17%) IPsec
4 1 (4.17%) iSCSI
4 1 (4.17%) LTE
4 1 (4.17%) SCTP
4 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.17%) VoLTE
General
1 8 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.17%) Billing
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Solaris
2 1 (4.17%) Unix
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.50%) Network Design
2 2 (8.33%) High Availability
3 1 (4.17%) Business Development
3 1 (4.17%) CAD
3 1 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (4.17%) Compliance Audit
3 1 (4.17%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
3 1 (4.17%) Network Planning
3 1 (4.17%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (4.17%) Process Improvement
3 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
3 1 (4.17%) Service Design
3 1 (4.17%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) CCNA
2 1 (4.17%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) Firmware
1 1 (4.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.17%) XenApp
1 1 (4.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Ansible
1 1 (4.17%) Puppet
1 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (4.17%) Allen-Bradley
2 1 (4.17%) Citrix
2 1 (4.17%) F5
2 1 (4.17%) Juniper
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.17%) Rockwell
2 1 (4.17%) Sun
2 1 (4.17%) Veritas
2 1 (4.17%) VMware
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