Period
to 16 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Software Optimisation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Optimisation over the 6 months to 16 January 2021 with a comparison to the 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.

Software Optimisation
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 528 721 856
Rank change year-on-year +193 +135 -10
Contract jobs citing Software Optimisation 1 4 9
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.003% 0.006% 0.010%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.003% 0.007% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 5
Median daily rate £450 £557 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.14% +23.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £425 £516 £363
90th Percentile £475 £585 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £557 £450
% change year-on-year -19.14% +23.67% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

Software Optimisation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 29,035 57,101 79,783
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.52% 85.82% 87.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,790 38,625 54,227
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £300 £288 £300
90th Percentile £663 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 959 1,694 1,874
Median hourly rate £26.79 £21.00 £21.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.57% -3.49% -1.09%
10th Percentile £11.87 £11.68 £11.25
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £27.00 £21.00 £21.90
% change year-on-year +28.57% -4.11% +1.86%

Software Optimisation
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Software Optimisation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Software Optimisation in England

Software Optimisation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Software Optimisation in England.

Daily rate trend for Software Optimisation in England

Software Optimisation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Software Optimisation in England.

Hourly rate trend for Software Optimisation in England

Software Optimisation
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Optimisation within the England region over the 6 months to 16 January 2021. 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
London +131 1 £450 -14.29%
Software Optimisation
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Software Optimisation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Software Optimisation.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) OOD
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Games
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Extreme Programming
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Kanban
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) Microservices
1 1 (100.00%) Data Structures
1 1 (100.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (100.00%) Spring Boot
1 1 (100.00%) SOLID
1 1 (100.00%) Complexity Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Spring Cloud
1 1 (100.00%) Java 8

Software Optimisation
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Games Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Java Games Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Games Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) Spring Boot
1 1 (100.00%) Spring Cloud
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (100.00%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Complexity Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Extreme Programming
1 1 (100.00%) Kanban
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (100.00%) Microservices
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) OOD
1 1 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) SOLID
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Java 8
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree