The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Software Development Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Development Engineer
Rank 625 612 624
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 22 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.037% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.039% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 3
Median daily rate £381 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £302 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £413 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £341 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +9.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 £32.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.92% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £32.75 -
% change year-on-year
+9.92% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50811 53185 51069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.71% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 33087 33473 31333
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1525 2016 2057
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Software Development Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Software Development Engineer in the job title.

Software Development Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Development Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Development Engineer within the UK.

Software Development Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Software Development Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Development Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 2016.

Software Development Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Software Development Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Software Development Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Software Development Engineer
Top 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Development Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +16 20 £381 +8.92% 11
South East +11 9 £361 +622.50% 3
London +14 6 £450 +28.57% 6
Hampshire +15 5 £343 - 1
Scotland -15 2 - -
West Midlands -19 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £375 -
North West - 2 - -
Eastleigh - 2 £326 -
Warrington - 2 - -
Staines - 2 £375 -
Cheshire - 2 - -
Berkshire - 1 £375 - 1
Middlesex - 1 £335 -
Dunfermline - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £425 -
Reading - 1 £375 -
Hertford - 1 - -
Stafford - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 2
Dundee - 1 - -
Fife - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

Software Development Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, Software Development 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 Development Engineer in the job title.

1 24 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (42.55%) Software Engineering
3 19 (40.43%) Java
4 18 (38.30%) C
4 18 (38.30%) Windows
5 17 (36.17%) C++
6 16 (34.04%) SQL
7 15 (31.91%) Linux
8 14 (29.79%) C#
9 13 (27.66%) Scrum
10 12 (25.53%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (21.28%) Open Source
11 10 (21.28%) TDD
12 9 (19.15%) Git (software)
12 9 (19.15%) REST
13 8 (17.02%) BDD
13 8 (17.02%) Degree
13 8 (17.02%) Web Services
14 7 (14.89%) XML
14 7 (14.89%) HTML
14 7 (14.89%) OO
14 7 (14.89%) Unix
14 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
14 7 (14.89%) STB
14 7 (14.89%) Digital TV
14 7 (14.89%) Computer Science
14 7 (14.89%) HTML5
14 7 (14.89%) User Stories
14 7 (14.89%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (12.77%) Jenkins

Software Development Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 3 (6.38%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.13%) Apache
2 1 (2.13%) Apache Pig
2 1 (2.13%) ArcGIS
2 1 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.13%) IIS
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.13%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Office
2 1 (2.13%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.13%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) SaaS
2 1 (2.13%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) HTTP
2 5 (10.64%) DVB
3 2 (4.26%) Ethernet
3 2 (4.26%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (4.26%) Multicast
3 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.13%) IPsec
4 1 (2.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.38%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.26%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (4.26%) Big Data
3 2 (4.26%) Redis
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.13%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.13%) GIS
4 1 (2.13%) HBase
4 1 (2.13%) InfluxDB
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.13%) Power BI
4 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (19.15%) Git (software)
2 6 (12.77%) Jenkins
3 5 (10.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (10.64%) Mockito
4 4 (8.51%) JUnit
4 4 (8.51%) Maven
4 4 (8.51%) MSI
5 3 (6.38%) Cucumber
5 3 (6.38%) Gradle
5 3 (6.38%) Selenium
5 3 (6.38%) TestNG
6 2 (4.26%) Eclipse
6 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.13%) Bitbucket
7 1 (2.13%) ClearCase
7 1 (2.13%) Fiddler
7 1 (2.13%) JIRA
7 1 (2.13%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (2.13%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (8.51%) Manufacturing
1 4 (8.51%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.38%) Finance
3 2 (4.26%) Advertising
3 2 (4.26%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Electronics
3 2 (4.26%) Games
3 2 (4.26%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Marketing
4 1 (2.13%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.13%) Publishing
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.15%) REST
2 8 (17.02%) Web Services
3 7 (14.89%) HTML
3 7 (14.89%) HTML5
3 7 (14.89%) XML
4 6 (12.77%) SOAP
5 5 (10.64%) Node.js
6 4 (8.51%) .NET
6 4 (8.51%) Hibernate
6 4 (8.51%) RESTful
6 4 (8.51%) Spring
6 4 (8.51%) WinForms
6 4 (8.51%) WPF
6 4 (8.51%) XSD
7 3 (6.38%) Dropwizard
7 3 (6.38%) JDBC
7 3 (6.38%) JSON
7 3 (6.38%) Kafka
8 2 (4.26%) Akka
8 2 (4.26%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Computer Science
1 7 (14.89%) Digital TV
1 7 (14.89%) Enterprise Software
1 7 (14.89%) STB
2 6 (12.77%) Algorithms
3 5 (10.64%) MPEG
4 3 (6.38%) Clustering
4 3 (6.38%) Data Structures
4 3 (6.38%) HACMP
5 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.26%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.13%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (2.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (2.13%) Streaming Video
6 1 (2.13%) User Experience
6 1 (2.13%) Video Editing
6 1 (2.13%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 18 (38.30%) Windows
2 15 (31.91%) Linux
3 7 (14.89%) Unix
4 6 (12.77%) Windows Server
5 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (6.38%) AIX
6 3 (6.38%) HPUX
6 3 (6.38%) NetWare
6 3 (6.38%) Solaris
7 2 (4.26%) VxWorks
8 1 (2.13%) CentOS
8 1 (2.13%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.13%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.13%) VMS
8 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (42.55%) Software Engineering
3 13 (27.66%) Scrum
4 12 (25.53%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (21.28%) Open Source
5 10 (21.28%) TDD
6 8 (17.02%) BDD
7 7 (14.89%) OO
7 7 (14.89%) User Stories
8 6 (12.77%) SOA
9 5 (10.64%) Configuration Management
10 4 (8.51%) SDLC
10 4 (8.51%) Software Architecture
10 4 (8.51%) Waterfall
10 4 (8.51%) Web Application Development
11 3 (6.38%) DevOps
11 3 (6.38%) Garbage Collection
11 3 (6.38%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (6.38%) Test Automation
11 3 (6.38%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (40.43%) Java
2 18 (38.30%) C
3 17 (36.17%) C++
4 16 (34.04%) SQL
5 14 (29.79%) C#
6 6 (12.77%) Bash Shell
6 6 (12.77%) Perl
6 6 (12.77%) Python
7 4 (8.51%) PowerShell
7 4 (8.51%) Shell Script
7 4 (8.51%) VBScript
8 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
8 3 (6.38%) Korn
8 3 (6.38%) Scala
9 2 (4.26%) MATLAB
9 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
9 2 (4.26%) Ruby
9 2 (4.26%) Tcl
10 1 (2.13%) AWK
10 1 (2.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) Degree
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) SDET
3 1 (2.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Apache Flume
1 3 (6.38%) Docker
1 3 (6.38%) GPFS
2 2 (4.26%) etcd
3 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.26%) Consul
3 1 (2.13%) Ansible
3 1 (2.13%) Grafana
3 1 (2.13%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.13%) Oozie
3 1 (2.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.51%) VMware
3 3 (6.38%) HP
3 3 (6.38%) Veritas
4 2 (4.26%) Compaq
4 2 (4.26%) EMC
4 2 (4.26%) Google
4 2 (4.26%) Hitachi
4 2 (4.26%) IBM
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle
5 1 (2.13%) Borland
5 1 (2.13%) ESRI
5 1 (2.13%) Fujitsu
5 1 (2.13%) Lumension
5 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.13%) SaltStack
5 1 (2.13%) Sophos
5 1 (2.13%) Teradata