Period
to 27 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Designer was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 July 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 Designer
UK
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 842 903 883
Rank change year-on-year +61 -20 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Software Designer 7 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.004% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.004% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
UK median daily rate £488 £525 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £481 £525 £454
90th Percentile £494 £575 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £575 £469
% change year-on-year -15.22% +22.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 90422 104428 107002
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.01% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 58668 67939 66296
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £234
90th Percentile £620 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2875 3108 4133
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.43 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.80 £47.17 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -6.47% +11.76% +1.49%

Software Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Designer in the UK

Software Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Designer in the UK

Software Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Designer in the UK

Software Designer
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Designer within the UK over the 6 months to 27 July 2017. 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
UK excluding London +51 7 £488 -15.22% 2
England +58 6 £488 -7.14% 2
South East - 4 - -
East of England -5 2 £488 -15.22%
Wales - 1 - -

Software Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2017, Software Designer 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 Designer in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 4 (57.14%) Identity Management
3 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
3 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
3 4 (57.14%) Skype for Business
3 4 (57.14%) Skype
3 4 (57.14%) Identity Access Management
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 2 (28.57%) User Stories
4 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (28.57%) C
5 1 (14.29%) C#
5 1 (14.29%) Java
5 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) .NET
5 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 1 (14.29%) SOA
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) TDD
5 1 (14.29%) SOAP
5 1 (14.29%) Oozie
5 1 (14.29%) Low Latency

Software Designer 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
1 4 (57.14%) Skype for Business
2 1 (14.29%) Apache Spark
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Big Data
2 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (14.29%) REST
1 1 (14.29%) SOAP
1 1 (14.29%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Identity Access Management
1 4 (57.14%) Identity Management
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) User Stories
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) AOP
3 1 (14.29%) API Design
3 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) Low Latency
3 1 (14.29%) Microservices
3 1 (14.29%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) SOA
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
2 2 (28.57%) C
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Oozie
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft