Period
to 28 November 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 28 November 2020 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
6 months to
28 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank - 783 889
Contract jobs citing Software Optimisation 0 7 8
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK - 0.009% 0.008%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.010% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Median daily rate - £525 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +37.25% -17.30%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £525 £383
% change year-on-year - +37.25% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 31,465 70,705 90,661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.95% 86.13% 87.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,653 46,184 60,002
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £296 £291 £300
90th Percentile £656 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £435 £425
% change year-on-year -1.15% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,195 2,296 2,363
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.94 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.20% +8.82% -4.35%
10th Percentile £12.43 £12.00 £11.18
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.75 £50.45
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £20.62
% change year-on-year +22.22% +9.10% -10.48%

Software Optimisation
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Software Optimisation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Software Optimisation in the UK

Software Optimisation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Software Optimisation.

Daily rate trend for Software Optimisation in the UK