The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Software Design Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Design Engineer
Rank 650 624 614
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Software Design Engineer 6 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.006% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.006% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Median daily rate £395 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51683 51537 49827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.72% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33740 31811 30809
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 2054 2097
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Software Design Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Software Design Engineer in the job title.

Software Design Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Design Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Software Design Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Software Design Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Design Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

Software Design Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Software Design Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Software Design Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Software 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 Software Design Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -23 3 £450 -
Scotland - 2 £365 -
London - 2 £450 -
South West -8 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £315 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £415 -
Erskine - 1 £415 -
Bristol - 1 - -

Software Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, Software 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 Software Design Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) C++
1 6 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) C
3 2 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) UML
3 2 (25.00%) OO
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Embedded C
4 1 (12.50%) Embedded C++
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 1 (12.50%) Firmware
4 1 (12.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 1 (12.50%) HTML
4 1 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) .NET
4 1 (12.50%) MFC
4 1 (12.50%) MS Office
4 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 1 (12.50%) EJB
4 1 (12.50%) CSS
4 1 (12.50%) STL
4 1 (12.50%) Web Services
4 1 (12.50%) Ada

Software Design Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (12.50%) Bitbucket
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (12.50%) LabVIEW
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
1 1 (12.50%) Avionics
1 1 (12.50%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) CSS3
1 1 (12.50%) EJB
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) HTML5
1 1 (12.50%) Java EE
1 1 (12.50%) JSF
1 1 (12.50%) MFC
1 1 (12.50%) Spring
1 1 (12.50%) STL
1 1 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Android
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) OO
3 2 (25.00%) UML
4 1 (12.50%) Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) OOD
4 1 (12.50%) Rapid Prototyping
4 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Service Design
4 1 (12.50%) Software Distribution
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) Use Case
4 1 (12.50%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C++
2 3 (37.50%) C
3 2 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) Ada
4 1 (12.50%) Embedded C
4 1 (12.50%) Embedded C++
4 1 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 1 (12.50%) Ruby
4 1 (12.50%) Scala
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Firmware
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat