The median contractor rate for a Design Engineer was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 June 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
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 517 532 518
Rank change year-on-year +15 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 97 117 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.23% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 49 61
UK median daily rate £420 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.17% +13.33%  
10th Percentile £320 £299 £280
90th Percentile £550 £490 £479
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 9
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.10% -1.33%  
10th Percentile £30.38 £27.15 £33.40
90th Percentile £44.63 £41.45 £42.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +8.10% -1.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44648 50928 53153
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.82% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98440 117183 122955
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4470 5127 7601
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.00 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Design Engineer in the UK

Design Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Design Engineer in the UK

Design Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Design Engineer over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Design Engineer in the UK

Design Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Design Engineer in the UK

Design Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Design Engineer over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Design Engineer in the UK

Design Engineer
Top 9 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 29 June 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
England +14 93 £420 -1.17% 28
UK excluding London +69 79 £400 +2.56% 28
South East +9 31 £413 +10.00% 6
Midlands +21 18 £400 +2.56% 8
North of England +70 17 £425 +2.96% 4
London -19 16 £531 +18.05% 3
South West +3 6 £400 +37.93% 3
East of England -7 5 £463 - 4
Scotland +32 2 £363 -12.65% 3

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 featuring Design Engineer in the job title.

1 69 (32.70%) Cisco
2 65 (30.81%) Network Design
3 53 (25.12%) Security Cleared
4 52 (24.64%) Cisco Certification
5 47 (22.27%) SC Cleared
6 45 (21.33%) Firewall
7 39 (18.48%) Telecoms
8 37 (17.54%) CCNP
9 31 (14.69%) Juniper
10 30 (14.22%) Degree
11 28 (13.27%) Fortinet
12 27 (12.80%) WAN
12 27 (12.80%) Linux
13 26 (12.32%) Wireless
14 25 (11.85%) LAN
14 25 (11.85%) CCIE
15 24 (11.37%) Oracle
15 24 (11.37%) MPLS
15 24 (11.37%) Data Centre
16 23 (10.90%) BGP
17 22 (10.43%) Finance
18 21 (9.95%) FortiGate
19 20 (9.48%) Network Security
19 20 (9.48%) OSPF
19 20 (9.48%) CheckPoint
19 20 (9.48%) C
19 20 (9.48%) Unix
20 18 (8.53%) Banking
21 16 (7.58%) Solaris
22 15 (7.11%) Windows

Design Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 6 (2.84%) TPMS
2 2 (0.95%) JBoss
2 2 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (0.95%) Tomcat
2 2 (0.95%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.47%) Apache
3 1 (0.47%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (0.47%) iPlanet
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (6.16%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (4.27%) MS Visio
3 8 (3.79%) AutoCAD
4 5 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (1.42%) CATIA
6 2 (0.95%) EPLAN
6 2 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.95%) OrCAD
6 2 (0.95%) Solid Edge
7 1 (0.47%) InVision
7 1 (0.47%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 1 (0.47%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.47%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 11 (5.21%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.16%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.47%) G Suite
4 1 (0.47%) IaaS
4 1 (0.47%) PaaS
4 1 (0.47%) SaaS
4 1 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 45 (21.33%) Firewall
2 27 (12.80%) WAN
3 26 (12.32%) Wireless
4 25 (11.85%) LAN
5 24 (11.37%) MPLS
6 23 (10.90%) BGP
7 20 (9.48%) Network Security
7 20 (9.48%) OSPF
8 15 (7.11%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (7.11%) LTE
8 15 (7.11%) VPN
9 14 (6.64%) 3G
10 13 (6.16%) 4G
11 11 (5.21%) Radio Access Network
12 9 (4.27%) Diameter Protocol
12 9 (4.27%) EIGRP
12 9 (4.27%) VoLTE
13 8 (3.79%) LDAP
14 7 (3.32%) INAP
14 7 (3.32%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.90%) Blockchain
1 4 (1.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.42%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.95%) Big Data
4 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.90%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (0.95%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.47%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.47%) MSI
3 1 (0.47%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.47%) Rational Statemate
3 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 39 (18.48%) Telecoms
2 22 (10.43%) Finance
3 18 (8.53%) Banking
4 10 (4.74%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.79%) Retail
6 7 (3.32%) Electronics
7 6 (2.84%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.42%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.42%) Automotive
8 3 (1.42%) Avionics
9 2 (0.95%) Law
10 1 (0.47%) Billing
10 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.47%) Games
10 1 (0.47%) German Language
10 1 (0.47%) Marketing
10 1 (0.47%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.32%) SOAP
1 7 (3.32%) SPML
2 3 (1.42%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.47%) .NET
3 1 (0.47%) CSS
3 1 (0.47%) HTML
3 1 (0.47%) HTML5
3 1 (0.47%) J2EE
3 1 (0.47%) Java EE
3 1 (0.47%) Middleware
3 1 (0.47%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.37%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.84%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 5 (2.37%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.37%) PKI
5 4 (1.90%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.42%) Machine to Machine
6 3 (1.42%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.42%) VHDL
7 2 (0.95%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.95%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.47%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.47%) Contactless
8 1 (0.47%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.47%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.47%) Infotainment
8 1 (0.47%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.47%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.47%) User Experience
8 1 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 27 (12.80%) Linux
2 20 (9.48%) Unix
3 16 (7.58%) Solaris
4 15 (7.11%) Windows
5 5 (2.37%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.90%) AIX
6 4 (1.90%) zOS
7 3 (1.42%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.95%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.47%) Android
9 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (30.81%) Network Design
2 15 (7.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 15 (7.11%) ITIL
3 14 (6.64%) CAD
4 11 (5.21%) ERP
4 11 (5.21%) Migration
5 9 (4.27%) Customer Requirements
5 9 (4.27%) Network Architecture
5 9 (4.27%) Service Management
6 8 (3.79%) Programme Management
6 8 (3.79%) Project Management
7 7 (3.32%) High Availability
7 7 (3.32%) Mentoring
7 7 (3.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (3.32%) Validation
8 6 (2.84%) Requirements Analysis
8 6 (2.84%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (2.37%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (2.37%) ITSM
9 5 (2.37%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.48%) C
2 11 (5.21%) Python
3 10 (4.74%) Korn
3 10 (4.74%) Perl
4 5 (2.37%) Embedded C
5 4 (1.90%) Assembly Language
6 3 (1.42%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.42%) SQL
7 2 (0.95%) C++
7 2 (0.95%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.47%) C#
8 1 (0.47%) C++/CLI
8 1 (0.47%) Java
8 1 (0.47%) Lisp
8 1 (0.47%) VBA
8 1 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 53 (25.12%) Security Cleared
2 52 (24.64%) Cisco Certification
3 47 (22.27%) SC Cleared
4 37 (17.54%) CCNP
5 30 (14.22%) Degree
6 25 (11.85%) CCIE
7 14 (6.64%) JNCIE
8 11 (5.21%) CCNA
8 11 (5.21%) CCSP
9 9 (4.27%) CCDP
9 9 (4.27%) JNCIP
10 7 (3.32%) DV Cleared
10 7 (3.32%) JNCIA
11 6 (2.84%) CCIE Service Provider
11 6 (2.84%) CCSA
12 5 (2.37%) CCIP
12 5 (2.37%) CCSE
12 5 (2.37%) HND
13 4 (1.90%) HNC
13 4 (1.90%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.32%) QA
2 4 (1.90%) SLA
3 1 (0.47%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.47%) ECSS
3 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (7.11%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.69%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (5.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 7 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.42%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.95%) Firmware
7 1 (0.47%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.47%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.47%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.47%) Xen
7 1 (0.47%) XenApp
7 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (9.95%) FortiGate
2 8 (3.79%) Cisco UCCX
3 7 (3.32%) Cisco UCCE
4 6 (2.84%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.95%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (0.95%) SCCM
5 2 (0.95%) Stealthwatch
5 2 (0.95%) WSUS
6 1 (0.47%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 69 (32.70%) Cisco
2 31 (14.69%) Juniper
3 28 (13.27%) Fortinet
4 24 (11.37%) Oracle
5 20 (9.48%) CheckPoint
6 15 (7.11%) Nokia
7 14 (6.64%) F5
7 14 (6.64%) HP
8 12 (5.69%) Microsoft
8 12 (5.69%) SAP
8 12 (5.69%) Sun
8 12 (5.69%) Veritas
9 8 (3.79%) Aruba
10 7 (3.32%) Arista
10 7 (3.32%) Riverbed
10 7 (3.32%) VMware
11 5 (2.37%) Blue Coat
11 5 (2.37%) Citrix
11 5 (2.37%) Dell
11 5 (2.37%) IBM
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