Period
to 21 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Design Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 675 613 663
Rank change year-on-year -62 +50 -88
Contract jobs requiring a Design Engineer 200 235 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.24% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.26% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 116 83
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £349 £304 £263
90th Percentile £553 £534 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £413 £350
% change year-on-year +15.15% +17.86% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 40
UK median hourly rate £38.26 £38.46 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.53% +2.56% +1.35%
10th Percentile £24.20 £33.50 £23.78
90th Percentile £45.18 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.26 £38.23 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.08% +1.95% -

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 96,268 90,980 101,049
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.77% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,959 59,313 64,684
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.71% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,851 3,247 3,676
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.17 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.12%

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 21 February 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 21 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Design Engineer in the UK

Design Engineer
Top 17 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 21 February 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 -41 190 £475 +11.76% 131
UK excluding London -38 162 £475 +15.15% 132
Midlands +30 43 £485 +19.38% 28
West Midlands +30 41 £485 +19.38% 25
South East -73 40 £413 -2.94% 28
East of England +17 34 £495 +46.67% 31
London -20 33 £463 +2.78% 9
North of England +14 19 £400 -11.11% 21
South West +7 19 £500 +42.86% 14
North West -4 12 - - 11
North East +45 4 £400 - 2
Yorkshire -2 3 £525 +64.06% 8
Channel Islands - 3 - -
East Midlands +11 2 £375 - 3
Scotland -22 2 £290 -42.00% 8
Wales -2 1 £460 +60.00% 2
Northern Ireland -15 1 - -

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 69 (34.50%) Network Design
2 57 (28.50%) Cisco
3 52 (26.00%) Firewall
4 45 (22.50%) Security Cleared
5 38 (19.00%) SC Cleared
6 36 (18.00%) Oracle
7 35 (17.50%) Telecoms
8 32 (16.00%) Wireless
9 30 (15.00%) Juniper
10 28 (14.00%) Amazon AWS
10 28 (14.00%) VPN
10 28 (14.00%) WAN
10 28 (14.00%) Data Centre
11 27 (13.50%) Nokia
11 27 (13.50%) CheckPoint
11 27 (13.50%) Microsoft Azure
11 27 (13.50%) Fortinet
12 26 (13.00%) Cisco ASA
12 26 (13.00%) CAD
13 25 (12.50%) McAfee
13 25 (12.50%) Finance
14 24 (12.00%) Windows
14 24 (12.00%) Degree
14 24 (12.00%) WAN Optimisation
14 24 (12.00%) Aruba
15 23 (11.50%) Cisco Certification
16 21 (10.50%) FortiGate
17 18 (9.00%) Project Management
17 18 (9.00%) Physics
18 17 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management

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 2 (1.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.50%) SAS
2 1 (0.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (3.50%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (3.50%) SOLIDWORKS
2 5 (2.50%) AutoCAD
3 4 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.50%) CATIA
4 3 (1.50%) PTC Creo
5 2 (1.00%) Autodesk Inventor
5 2 (1.00%) EPLAN
5 2 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.00%) Siemens NX
5 2 (1.00%) Windchill
6 1 (0.50%) GNU Octave
6 1 (0.50%) OrCAD
6 1 (0.50%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.50%) LabWindows
1 3 (1.50%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.50%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 28 (14.00%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (13.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.00%) Office 365
4 9 (4.50%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (3.50%) SaaS
6 3 (1.50%) IaaS
6 3 (1.50%) PaaS
7 1 (0.50%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 52 (26.00%) Firewall
2 32 (16.00%) Wireless
3 28 (14.00%) VPN
3 28 (14.00%) WAN
4 26 (13.00%) Cisco ASA
5 16 (8.00%) Ethernet
6 15 (7.50%) Network Security
7 13 (6.50%) VoLTE
7 13 (6.50%) VoWiFi
8 11 (5.50%) LAN
9 10 (5.00%) MPLS
10 9 (4.50%) BGP
10 9 (4.50%) LTE
11 8 (4.00%) GSM
11 8 (4.00%) HSPA
11 8 (4.00%) WCDMA
12 7 (3.50%) Broadband
12 7 (3.50%) VLAN
13 6 (3.00%) Radio Access Network
14 5 (2.50%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.50%) Blockchain
1 3 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.00%) Apache Hive
2 2 (1.00%) Big Data
2 2 (1.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.00%) Sqoop
3 1 (0.50%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.50%) GIS
3 1 (0.50%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 7 (3.50%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (2.00%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (1.50%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.50%) LabVIEW
4 2 (1.00%) Subversion
5 1 (0.50%) JIRA
5 1 (0.50%) MSI
General
1 35 (17.50%) Telecoms
2 25 (12.50%) Finance
3 14 (7.00%) Electronics
4 12 (6.00%) Banking
5 7 (3.50%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.50%) Automotive
7 4 (2.00%) Billing
7 4 (2.00%) Military
8 3 (1.50%) Legal
9 2 (1.00%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.50%) Law
10 1 (0.50%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.50%) SAML
2 3 (1.50%) REST
2 3 (1.50%) SOAP
3 2 (1.00%) WAP
4 1 (0.50%) HTML
4 1 (0.50%) Qt
4 1 (0.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.00%) Data Centre
2 15 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.00%) Handset
4 5 (2.50%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (2.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (2.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.50%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.00%) PKI
8 1 (0.50%) Clustering
8 1 (0.50%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.50%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.50%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.50%) IVR
8 1 (0.50%) Replication
8 1 (0.50%) RIA
8 1 (0.50%) User Experience
8 1 (0.50%) Verilog
8 1 (0.50%) VHDL
8 1 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (12.00%) Windows
2 13 (6.50%) Linux
3 9 (4.50%) Unix
4 5 (2.50%) Windows 10
4 5 (2.50%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.00%) Solaris
5 4 (2.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.50%) zOS
7 2 (1.00%) Android
8 1 (0.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (34.50%) Network Design
2 26 (13.00%) CAD
3 24 (12.00%) WAN Optimisation
4 18 (9.00%) Physics
4 18 (9.00%) Project Management
5 17 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (8.00%) SIEM
7 14 (7.00%) Cybersecurity
7 14 (7.00%) Validation
8 11 (5.50%) Service Design
9 10 (5.00%) Coaching
9 10 (5.00%) Customer Requirements
10 9 (4.50%) Mentoring
10 9 (4.50%) Problem Management
10 9 (4.50%) Software Engineering
11 8 (4.00%) Customer-Centricity
11 8 (4.00%) Load Balancing
11 8 (4.00%) Workflow
12 7 (3.50%) Network Management
12 7 (3.50%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.00%) SQL
2 8 (4.00%) C
3 5 (2.50%) MATLAB
4 4 (2.00%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.00%) Python
5 3 (1.50%) C++
5 3 (1.50%) Korn
5 3 (1.50%) Perl
6 2 (1.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (22.50%) Security Cleared
2 38 (19.00%) SC Cleared
3 24 (12.00%) Degree
4 23 (11.50%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (5.00%) CCIE
5 10 (5.00%) CCNP
6 8 (4.00%) CCNA
6 8 (4.00%) Numerate Degree
7 7 (3.50%) DV Cleared
7 7 (3.50%) HNC
8 6 (3.00%) JNCIE
8 6 (3.00%) JNCIP
9 5 (2.50%) CCDP
10 4 (2.00%) CISM
10 4 (2.00%) CISSP
10 4 (2.00%) CompTIA Security+
11 3 (1.50%) HND
12 2 (1.00%) JNCIA
13 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.50%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 11 (5.50%) QA
2 2 (1.00%) SLA
3 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (8.50%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.00%) Firmware
3 3 (1.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.50%) vSphere
3 3 (1.50%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.00%) Apache Flume
4 2 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.00%) XenApp
5 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.50%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (10.50%) FortiGate
2 8 (4.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 7 (3.50%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (1.50%) Ansible
4 3 (1.50%) Puppet
5 2 (1.00%) Ambari
5 2 (1.00%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (1.00%) SCCM
5 2 (1.00%) WSUS
6 1 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.50%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.50%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.50%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (0.50%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.50%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 57 (28.50%) Cisco
2 36 (18.00%) Oracle
3 30 (15.00%) Juniper
4 27 (13.50%) CheckPoint
4 27 (13.50%) Fortinet
4 27 (13.50%) Nokia
5 25 (12.50%) McAfee
6 24 (12.00%) Aruba
7 13 (6.50%) Microsoft
8 10 (5.00%) EMC
9 8 (4.00%) Huawei
10 6 (3.00%) BT
10 6 (3.00%) Citrix
11 5 (2.50%) Fujitsu
11 5 (2.50%) SAP
12 4 (2.00%) HP
12 4 (2.00%) Tekelec
12 4 (2.00%) VMware
13 3 (1.50%) Ciena
13 3 (1.50%) F5