Period
to 27 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 27 July 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 > UK excluding London
6 months to
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank - - 637
Contract jobs citing Software Optimisation 0 0 3
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK excluding London - - 0.006%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) - - £557
UK median daily rate - - £557

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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 23,499 16,159 42,609
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 86.55% 84.23% 86.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,913 10,389 26,704
10th Percentile £258 £263 £263
25th Percentile £363 £363 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £438
Median % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
75th Percentile £538 £538 £525
90th Percentile £613 £619 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,268 686 1,716
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.63 £11.26
25th Percentile £13.50 £15.00 £14.16
Median hourly rate £20.87 £21.57 £22.92
Median % change year-on-year -3.27% -5.90% +20.64%
75th Percentile £44.55 £45.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £57.75 £53.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £23.45 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.29% +6.67% +12.50%

Software Optimisation
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Software Optimisation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Software Optimisation in the UK excluding London

Software Optimisation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Software Optimisation in the UK excluding London.

Daily rate trend for Software Optimisation in the UK excluding London