Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Design Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 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
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 880 900
Contract jobs requiring a Software Design Engineer 0 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.006% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.006% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 0
UK median daily rate - £445 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £445 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
UK median hourly rate - £42.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.18% +41.67%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -1.18% +41.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

Software Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Software Design Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Software Design Engineer in the UK

Software Design Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Design Engineer in the UK

Software Design Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Design Engineer in the UK