Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Designer was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 870 860 879
Rank change year-on-year -10 +19 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Software Designer 5 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.002% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.002% 0.003%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
UK median daily rate £275 - £475
10th Percentile £263 - £463
90th Percentile £288 - £488
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 95,070 91,512 101,809
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.75% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,231 59,759 64,878
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £254 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,781 3,213 3,853
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -2.70% +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.20% -2.97% +9.09%

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 4 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 16 January 2018. 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
England -8 5 £275 - 3
London - 4 £275 -
UK excluding London +3 1 - - 3
South East - 1 - -

Software Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) B2B
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (60.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (20.00%) User Experience
3 1 (20.00%) Skype
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Material Design
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Identity Management
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) CSS

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 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) Material Design
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) B2B
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum
1 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (60.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft