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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Development Engineer
Rank 639 633 616
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 22 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.028% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.030% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 10
Median daily rate £381 £363 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.94% +16.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £330 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £471 £437
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £352 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.75% +12.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 1
Median hourly rate £37.75 £32.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.26% -22.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.75 £32.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+15.26% -22.94%

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
51031 54127 51833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.79% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33206 34317 31392
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1549 2019 2086
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 29 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Development Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

Software Development Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Software Development Engineer
Top 27 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 29 July 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 +9 21 £381 -30.68% 2
South East +14 9 £361 -
London +2 4 £425 -22.72% 1
Hampshire +2 4 £343 -
East of England - 4 - -
Surrey - 3 £375 -
Staines - 3 £375 -
West Midlands -23 2 - - 1
North West - 2 - -
City of London - 2 £425 -
Cheshire - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 - -
Warrington - 2 - -
Eastleigh - 2 £326 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Scotland -2 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Dundee - 1 - -
Hertford - 1 - -
Stafford - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £375 -
Middlesex - 1 £335 -
Luton - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £375 -
Feltham - 1 £468 -
Staffordshire - 1 - -

Software Development Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (41.67%) Software Engineering
3 18 (37.50%) C
4 17 (35.42%) C++
4 17 (35.42%) Java
4 17 (35.42%) SQL
5 16 (33.33%) Windows
6 15 (31.25%) C#
7 14 (29.17%) Linux
7 14 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (25.00%) TDD
8 12 (25.00%) Scrum
9 9 (18.75%) Python
9 9 (18.75%) Git (software)
9 9 (18.75%) Open Source
9 9 (18.75%) BDD
10 8 (16.67%) Degree
10 8 (16.67%) REST
10 8 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (16.67%) OO
11 7 (14.58%) STB
11 7 (14.58%) Web Services
11 7 (14.58%) XML
11 7 (14.58%) Unix
11 7 (14.58%) HTTP
11 7 (14.58%) Digital TV
11 7 (14.58%) Computer Science
12 6 (12.50%) QA
12 6 (12.50%) HTML5
12 6 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo

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 (6.25%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.08%) Apache Pig
2 1 (2.08%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.08%) IIS
2 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) SaaS
2 1 (2.08%) AdWords
2 1 (2.08%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.58%) HTTP
2 5 (10.42%) DVB
3 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.17%) Ethernet
4 2 (4.17%) Multicast
5 1 (2.08%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (2.08%) IPsec
5 1 (2.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (4.17%) Big Data
2 2 (4.17%) Hadoop
2 2 (4.17%) Redis
2 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) InfluxDB
3 1 (2.08%) Power BI
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (18.75%) Git (software)
2 6 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 4 (8.33%) JUnit
3 4 (8.33%) Maven
3 4 (8.33%) MSI
3 4 (8.33%) Selenium
3 4 (8.33%) TestNG
4 3 (6.25%) Cucumber
4 3 (6.25%) Gradle
4 3 (6.25%) Mockito
5 2 (4.17%) SpecFlow
5 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.08%) Ant
6 1 (2.08%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.08%) Fiddler
6 1 (2.08%) JIRA
6 1 (2.08%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (2.08%) Subversion
6 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.25%) Electronics
3 3 (6.25%) Finance
4 2 (4.17%) Advertising
4 2 (4.17%) Banking
4 2 (4.17%) Games
4 2 (4.17%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.17%) Marketing
5 1 (2.08%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.08%) Publishing
5 1 (2.08%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) REST
2 7 (14.58%) Web Services
2 7 (14.58%) XML
3 6 (12.50%) HTML
3 6 (12.50%) HTML5
4 5 (10.42%) Node.js
4 5 (10.42%) SOAP
5 4 (8.33%) Hibernate
5 4 (8.33%) WinForms
5 4 (8.33%) WPF
5 4 (8.33%) XSD
6 3 (6.25%) .NET
6 3 (6.25%) Dropwizard
6 3 (6.25%) JDBC
6 3 (6.25%) Kafka
6 3 (6.25%) RESTful
7 2 (4.17%) Akka
7 2 (4.17%) JSON
7 2 (4.17%) Spring
8 1 (2.08%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (14.58%) Computer Science
2 7 (14.58%) Digital TV
2 7 (14.58%) STB
3 6 (12.50%) Algorithms
4 5 (10.42%) MPEG
5 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (6.25%) Data Structures
7 2 (4.17%) Clustering
7 2 (4.17%) HACMP
7 2 (4.17%) Mathematics
8 1 (2.08%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (2.08%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (2.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (2.08%) Statistics
8 1 (2.08%) Streaming Video
8 1 (2.08%) User Experience
8 1 (2.08%) Video Editing
8 1 (2.08%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 16 (33.33%) Windows
2 14 (29.17%) Linux
3 7 (14.58%) Unix
4 5 (10.42%) Windows Server
5 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.17%) AIX
6 2 (4.17%) HPUX
6 2 (4.17%) NetWare
6 2 (4.17%) Solaris
6 2 (4.17%) VxWorks
7 1 (2.08%) CentOS
7 1 (2.08%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.08%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.08%) VMS
7 1 (2.08%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (41.67%) Software Engineering
3 14 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (25.00%) Scrum
4 12 (25.00%) TDD
5 9 (18.75%) BDD
5 9 (18.75%) Open Source
6 8 (16.67%) OO
7 6 (12.50%) User Stories
8 5 (10.42%) SDLC
8 5 (10.42%) SOA
9 4 (8.33%) Configuration Management
9 4 (8.33%) Software Architecture
9 4 (8.33%) Test Automation
9 4 (8.33%) Waterfall
10 3 (6.25%) DevOps
10 3 (6.25%) Garbage Collection
10 3 (6.25%) Information Security
10 3 (6.25%) Software Testing
10 3 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (37.50%) C
2 17 (35.42%) C++
2 17 (35.42%) Java
2 17 (35.42%) SQL
3 15 (31.25%) C#
4 9 (18.75%) Python
5 6 (12.50%) Perl
6 4 (8.33%) Bash Shell
6 4 (8.33%) PowerShell
6 4 (8.33%) Scala
6 4 (8.33%) VBScript
7 3 (6.25%) Ruby
7 3 (6.25%) Shell Script
8 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
8 2 (4.17%) Korn
8 2 (4.17%) MATLAB
8 2 (4.17%) R
8 2 (4.17%) Tcl
9 1 (2.08%) Embedded C
9 1 (2.08%) Go
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) QA
2 3 (6.25%) SDET
3 1 (2.08%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Apache Flume
1 3 (6.25%) Docker
2 2 (4.17%) etcd
2 2 (4.17%) GPFS
3 1 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.17%) Consul
3 1 (2.08%) Ansible
3 1 (2.08%) Grafana
3 1 (2.08%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.25%) VMware
3 2 (4.17%) HP
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle
3 2 (4.17%) Veritas
4 1 (2.08%) Borland
4 1 (2.08%) Compaq
4 1 (2.08%) EMC
4 1 (2.08%) Google
4 1 (2.08%) Hitachi
4 1 (2.08%) IBM
4 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.08%) SaltStack
4 1 (2.08%) Teradata