The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Design Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Design Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Design Engineer
Rank 587 551 574
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Software Design Engineer 3 22 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.043% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.047% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Average daily rate
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- £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £300 £313
% change year-on-year
- -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.49% +1.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.49% +1.42%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50446 47302 53477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.50% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30538 27736 29864
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2115 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Software Design Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Design Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Design Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -23 3 - -
South East -9 1 - -
East of England - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Slough - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -

Software Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Software Design Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Design Engineer in their job title.

1 3 (75.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) PHP
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) MySQL
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) PHP5
2 2 (50.00%) WordPress
2 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) HTML5
2 2 (50.00%) CSS3
2 2 (50.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Subversion
3 1 (25.00%) JNI
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Java SE
3 1 (25.00%) Games
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) NetBeans
3 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX

Software Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Software Design Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Design Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
1 1 (25.00%) NetBeans
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) HTML5
1 2 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (25.00%) JNI
2 1 (25.00%) Java SE
2 1 (25.00%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) DNA
2 1 (25.00%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) PHP
2 2 (50.00%) PHP5
2 2 (50.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) C++
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft