The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Software Designer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Designer
Rank 643 642 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Designer 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.004% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.004% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £469 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £469 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
51265 53978 50296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33271 34120 30516
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1545 2017 2055
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.94 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

Software Designer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 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 -25 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -

Software Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, Software Designer 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 Designer in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) CSS3
2 2 (50.00%) User Stories
2 2 (50.00%) Open Source
2 2 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) Software Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) HTML5
2 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (50.00%) Service Design
2 2 (50.00%) Prototyping
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Ajax
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Kanban
2 2 (50.00%) JSON
3 1 (25.00%) WCF
3 1 (25.00%) WPF
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (25.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) JBoss
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) CRM

Software Designer 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 (25.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) Ajax
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) CSS3
2 2 (50.00%) HTML5
2 2 (50.00%) JSON
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) Middleware
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (25.00%) WCF
3 1 (25.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (50.00%) Kanban
2 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (50.00%) Open Source
2 2 (50.00%) Prototyping
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) Service Design
2 2 (50.00%) Software Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Re-Platforming
3 1 (25.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Red Hat