The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Designer 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 Designer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Designer
Rank 618 601 599
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Software Designer 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.004% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.004% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
52704 48932 53740
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.59% 92.69% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32323 29402 30051
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2063 2086 2672
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Software Designer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Software Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Designer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Software Designer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Software Designer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Software Designer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Software Designer
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 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
West Midlands -9 1 - -
England -19 1 - - 1
Altrincham - - - -
Camborne - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Cornwall - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - -
South West - - - -

Software Designer
Top 14 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Software Designer 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 Designer in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) Automotive
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management

Software Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Software Designer 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 Designer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 1 (50.00%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) jQuery
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
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