Period
to 27 January 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 27 January 2021 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 > Work from Home
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 312 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs citing Software Optimisation 1 0 0
As % of all contract jobs with a WFH option 0.009% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.010% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £450 - -
UK median daily rate £450 £525 £463
% change year-on-year -14.29% +13.51% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 WFH option and a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Work from Home
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9,883 1,593 1,673
As % of all contract jobs with a WFH option 86.98% 80.29% 82.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,922 1,105 1,118
Median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +7.14%
10th Percentile £311 £313 £290
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 26 22
Median hourly rate £40.00 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.81% +5.00% +53.85%
10th Percentile £14.19 £35.75 £12.15
90th Percentile £66.00 £78.75 £60.00
Median hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +30.95% -4.55% +1.01%

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Software Optimisation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Software Optimisation.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) OOD
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Games
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Extreme Programming
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Kanban
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) Microservices
1 1 (100.00%) Data Structures
1 1 (100.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (100.00%) Spring Boot
1 1 (100.00%) SOLID
1 1 (100.00%) Complexity Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Spring Cloud
1 1 (100.00%) Java 8

Software Optimisation
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Games Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Java Games Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Games Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) Spring Boot
1 1 (100.00%) Spring Cloud
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (100.00%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Complexity Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Extreme Programming
1 1 (100.00%) Kanban
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (100.00%) Microservices
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) OOD
1 1 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) SOLID
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Java 8
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree