Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Design Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Senior Design Engineer
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 857 855 863
Rank change year-on-year -2 +8 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Design Engineer 20 26 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.025% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.026% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 9
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £380 £408 £378
90th Percentile £615 £588 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £435
% change year-on-year -10.00% +14.94% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
UK median hourly rate £42.50 - £41.50
10th Percentile £32.75 - £40.23
90th Percentile £89.25 - £43.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £66.25 - £41.50

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 97749 99240 107788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64477 64699 68564
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2920 3284 4118
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Senior Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Design Engineer in the UK

Senior Design Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Design Engineer in the UK

Senior Design Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Design Engineer over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Design Engineer in the UK

Senior Design Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Design Engineer in the UK

Senior Design Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Design Engineer over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Senior Design Engineer in the UK

Senior Design Engineer
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Design Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 21 November 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
England +8 18 £450 +5.88% 7
UK excluding London +13 11 £450 -10.00% 7
East of England +2 8 - - 1
London -22 7 £519 +29.69%
South East -14 1 £450 -10.00% 2
North of England - 1 - - 4
South West - 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 3

Senior Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Senior 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 Senior Design Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (55.00%) CAD
2 7 (35.00%) Physics
3 6 (30.00%) Telecoms
4 5 (25.00%) Validation
4 5 (25.00%) C
4 5 (25.00%) Embedded C
5 4 (20.00%) Assembly Language
5 4 (20.00%) Linux
5 4 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (15.00%) Finance
6 3 (15.00%) Financial Institution
6 3 (15.00%) Cisco
6 3 (15.00%) Degree
7 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
7 2 (10.00%) Customer-Centricity
7 2 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
7 2 (10.00%) PSTN
7 2 (10.00%) VoIP
7 2 (10.00%) CCIE
7 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (10.00%) Project Management
7 2 (10.00%) SCCP
7 2 (10.00%) Firewall
7 2 (10.00%) Change Management
7 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
8 1 (5.00%) QA
8 1 (5.00%) RIA

Senior 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 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) EPLAN
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Firewall
1 2 (10.00%) PSTN
1 2 (10.00%) SCCP
1 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (10.00%) VoIP
2 1 (5.00%) 2G
2 1 (5.00%) 3G
2 1 (5.00%) BGP
2 1 (5.00%) CTI
2 1 (5.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (5.00%) Extranet
2 1 (5.00%) H.323
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) OSPF
2 1 (5.00%) QSIG
2 1 (5.00%) Softphone
2 1 (5.00%) VPN
2 1 (5.00%) WAN
2 1 (5.00%) Wireless
General
1 6 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.00%) Electronics
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.00%) IVR
3 1 (5.00%) RIA
3 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) CAD
2 7 (35.00%) Physics
3 5 (25.00%) Validation
4 2 (10.00%) Change Management
4 2 (10.00%) Customer-Centricity
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Business Development
5 1 (5.00%) Coaching
5 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (5.00%) High Availability
5 1 (5.00%) Information Security
5 1 (5.00%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) C
1 5 (25.00%) Embedded C
2 4 (20.00%) Assembly Language
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) Degree
3 2 (10.00%) CCIE
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.00%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Cisco
2 1 (5.00%) Acme Packet
2 1 (5.00%) Avaya
2 1 (5.00%) BMC
2 1 (5.00%) BT
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) NICE Systems
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) Sonus
2 1 (5.00%) Speakerbus