The median contractor rate for a Software Design Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Design Engineer
England / South West
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 135 145
Contract jobs requiring a Software Design Engineer 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.034% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.035% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £315 £325
% change year-on-year -3.17% -3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - -6.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2544 2841 2989
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.53% 96.24% 96.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1622 1819 1853
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 187 172
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.85% +73.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

Software Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West that featured Software Design Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Design Engineer in the South West

Software Design Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Design Engineer in the South West

Software Design Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Design Engineer in the South West