The median contractor rate for a Software Design Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 640 637
Contract jobs requiring a Software Design Engineer 0 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.006% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.006% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £395 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £415 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £45.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44357 51050 53273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28704 33277 33414
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1368 1510 2064
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Software Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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

Software Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Software Design Engineer 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 Design Engineer in the job title.

1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) C++/CLI
1 1 (50.00%) Avionics
1 1 (50.00%) DO-178B
1 1 (50.00%) Internal Audit
1 1 (50.00%) Infotainment
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) UML
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) OOD
1 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (50.00%) Automotive
1 1 (50.00%) Validation

Software Design Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (50.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (50.00%) Automotive
1 1 (50.00%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Internal Audit
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) OOD
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) UML
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) C++/CLI
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft