Period
to 20 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Design Engineer was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

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
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 711 706 670
Rank change year-on-year -5 -36 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 184 183 227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.19% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 83 101
UK median daily rate £513 £400 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.13% -9.09% +17.33%
10th Percentile £363 £312 £298
90th Percentile £625 £530 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +28.13% -5.88% +30.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 17
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +4.17% -4.00%
10th Percentile £21.18 £28.30 £33.50
90th Percentile £48.90 £51.25 £41.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +4.17% -4.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 98,581 97,095 98,647
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.93% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,074 64,004 64,347
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £260 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,064 2,905 3,280
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.93 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 6 months to 20 November 2018.

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 6 months to 20 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Design Engineer in the UK

Design Engineer
Top 13 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 6 months to 20 November 2018. 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
England -16 159 £513 +28.13% 315
UK excluding London -50 130 £513 +28.13% 320
London +24 49 £575 +48.39% 30
South East -28 29 £360 -4.00% 86
South West -7 28 £513 +21.30% 55
Midlands -15 28 £509 +22.15% 60
West Midlands -14 27 £509 +19.71% 38
East of England -4 16 £444 -10.35% 48
Scotland -6 12 £513 +41.38% 23
Wales - 10 £438 - 11
North West -19 7 £525 - 20
North of England -45 7 £525 +29.63% 36
East Midlands -8 1 - - 22

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, 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 featuring Design Engineer in the job title.

1 55 (29.89%) Finance
2 49 (26.63%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (23.37%) Network Security
4 41 (22.28%) Continuous Improvement
5 40 (21.74%) Security Cleared
6 39 (21.20%) Resource Management
7 38 (20.65%) Cryptography
7 38 (20.65%) Network Design
8 35 (19.02%) Cisco
9 30 (16.30%) Banking
9 30 (16.30%) SC Cleared
10 26 (14.13%) Telecoms
11 24 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
11 24 (13.04%) WAN
12 21 (11.41%) Data Centre
13 20 (10.87%) Firewall
13 20 (10.87%) Manufacturing
13 20 (10.87%) CAD
14 19 (10.33%) Wireless
15 18 (9.78%) CCNP
16 17 (9.24%) Validation
16 17 (9.24%) Microsoft Azure
17 16 (8.70%) Migration
17 16 (8.70%) Project Management
17 16 (8.70%) Microsoft
17 16 (8.70%) C
18 15 (8.15%) BGP
19 14 (7.61%) CCIE
19 14 (7.61%) Electronics
19 14 (7.61%) Amazon AWS

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 9 (4.89%) Mule
2 2 (1.09%) IIS
2 2 (1.09%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.54%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (5.98%) Siemens NX
2 8 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (3.26%) AutoCAD
3 6 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.09%) Solid Edge
5 1 (0.54%) CATIA
5 1 (0.54%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.54%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.17%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 17 (9.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (7.61%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.80%) Office 365
4 4 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.09%) GitHub
7 1 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.54%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.54%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.54%) IaaS
7 1 (0.54%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.54%) PaaS
7 1 (0.54%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 43 (23.37%) Network Security
2 24 (13.04%) WAN
3 20 (10.87%) Firewall
4 19 (10.33%) Wireless
5 15 (8.15%) BGP
6 14 (7.61%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (7.07%) OSPF
8 11 (5.98%) VPN
9 9 (4.89%) LAN
10 8 (4.35%) MPLS
10 8 (4.35%) VoIP
11 7 (3.80%) Ethernet
12 6 (3.26%) EIGRP
12 6 (3.26%) IPsec
13 5 (2.72%) 3G
13 5 (2.72%) 4G
13 5 (2.72%) Diameter Protocol
13 5 (2.72%) Junos
14 4 (2.17%) DMVPN
14 4 (2.17%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.09%) GIS
3 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (3.26%) LabVIEW
1 6 (3.26%) Selenium
2 5 (2.72%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.72%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (2.17%) Maven
3 4 (2.17%) Protractor
4 2 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (1.09%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.54%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.54%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.54%) JIRA
5 1 (0.54%) MSTest
5 1 (0.54%) NUnit
5 1 (0.54%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.54%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 55 (29.89%) Finance
2 30 (16.30%) Banking
3 26 (14.13%) Telecoms
4 20 (10.87%) Manufacturing
5 14 (7.61%) Electronics
6 12 (6.52%) Automotive
7 7 (3.80%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.09%) Marketing
8 2 (1.09%) Military
9 1 (0.54%) Avionics
9 1 (0.54%) Law
9 1 (0.54%) Legal
9 1 (0.54%) Publishing
9 1 (0.54%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.72%) LDAP
2 3 (1.63%) Flash
3 2 (1.09%) JSON
3 2 (1.09%) Spring
3 2 (1.09%) WAP
4 1 (0.54%) .NET
4 1 (0.54%) CSS
4 1 (0.54%) jQuery
4 1 (0.54%) Node.js
4 1 (0.54%) RESTful
4 1 (0.54%) SAML
4 1 (0.54%) Scilab
4 1 (0.54%) SOAP
4 1 (0.54%) SPML
4 1 (0.54%) Swagger
4 1 (0.54%) Web Services
4 1 (0.54%) XML
4 1 (0.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.41%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.98%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 7 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.72%) PKI
5 3 (1.63%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.63%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.63%) VHDL
6 2 (1.09%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.09%) Robotics
6 2 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.09%) Video\Live Streaming
6 2 (1.09%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.54%) Biotechnology
7 1 (0.54%) Clustering
7 1 (0.54%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.54%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.54%) MMIC
7 1 (0.54%) Replication
7 1 (0.54%) User Experience
7 1 (0.54%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.07%) Linux
2 12 (6.52%) Windows
3 10 (5.43%) Unix
4 4 (2.17%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.54%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (26.63%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (22.28%) Continuous Improvement
3 39 (21.20%) Resource Management
4 38 (20.65%) Cryptography
4 38 (20.65%) Network Design
5 20 (10.87%) CAD
6 17 (9.24%) Validation
7 16 (8.70%) Migration
7 16 (8.70%) Project Management
8 12 (6.52%) Manufacturing Engineering
8 12 (6.52%) Supplier Management
9 11 (5.98%) CAE
10 10 (5.43%) WAN Optimisation
11 8 (4.35%) Software Engineering
12 7 (3.80%) Physics
13 6 (3.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 6 (3.26%) Test Automation
14 5 (2.72%) Customer Requirements
14 5 (2.72%) Kalman Filter
14 5 (2.72%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.70%) C
2 6 (3.26%) Java
3 5 (2.72%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.17%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.17%) MATLAB
4 4 (2.17%) Python
5 2 (1.09%) C++
6 1 (0.54%) Ada
6 1 (0.54%) C#
6 1 (0.54%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 30 (16.30%) SC Cleared
3 24 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (9.78%) CCNP
5 14 (7.61%) CCIE
6 9 (4.89%) Degree
7 8 (4.35%) DV Cleared
8 5 (2.72%) CCNA
9 4 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.63%) CCDP
11 2 (1.09%) MCSE
11 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.54%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.54%) CCDA
12 1 (0.54%) CCIE Service Provider
12 1 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
12 1 (0.54%) HNC
12 1 (0.54%) JNCIP
12 1 (0.54%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.35%) QA
2 5 (2.72%) DO-254
3 1 (0.54%) COBIT
3 1 (0.54%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.54%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.54%) ISO 13485
3 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.17%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.63%) Docker
3 2 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.54%) XenApp
4 1 (0.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (5.98%) FortiGate
2 3 (1.63%) SCCM
3 2 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.09%) Terraform
4 1 (0.54%) EdgeSight
4 1 (0.54%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 35 (19.02%) Cisco
2 16 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 13 (7.07%) Nokia
4 10 (5.43%) Oracle
5 9 (4.89%) Aruba
6 8 (4.35%) CheckPoint
6 8 (4.35%) Fortinet
6 8 (4.35%) McAfee
7 6 (3.26%) HP
7 6 (3.26%) Juniper
8 5 (2.72%) EMC
9 4 (2.17%) VMware
10 3 (1.63%) Cypress Semiconductor
10 3 (1.63%) Forcepoint
10 3 (1.63%) Xilinx
11 2 (1.09%) Huawei
11 2 (1.09%) Riverbed
11 2 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.09%) SAP
12 1 (0.54%) Alcatel-Lucent