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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Development Engineer
Rank 579 628 633
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 35 21 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.038% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.040% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 11
Median daily rate £400 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £316 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £482 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -

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
46857 52091 52770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.54% 94.71% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 30652 33213 33381
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1649 2008 2171
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 10 December 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 22 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 10 December 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 +32 32 £445 +1.53% 6
London +16 18 £453 -0.44% 1
South East +21 8 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 7 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 5 - - 1
Erskine +7 3 £310 -8.82%
Scotland +7 3 £310 -17.88%
Renfrewshire +3 3 £310 -8.82%
East Midlands +1 2 £338 -
Leicestershire - 2 £338 -
Leicester - 2 £338 -
East of England +2 1 £700 +115.38% 2
City of London -18 1 £425 -8.99%
Exeter - 1 £466 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £700 -
Surrey - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Devon - 1 £466 -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
South West - 1 £466 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £700 -

Software Development Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 33 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (53.70%) Java
3 22 (40.74%) BDD
4 18 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 14 (25.93%) Cucumber
6 13 (24.07%) TDD
7 12 (22.22%) Pair Programming
7 12 (22.22%) C#
7 12 (22.22%) Web Services
7 12 (22.22%) Unit Testing
7 12 (22.22%) Selenium
7 12 (22.22%) SDET
8 11 (20.37%) JavaScript
9 10 (18.52%) SQL
9 10 (18.52%) JIRA
9 10 (18.52%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (16.67%) Jenkins
10 9 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (16.67%) RESTful
10 9 (16.67%) OO
11 8 (14.81%) .NET
11 8 (14.81%) C
11 8 (14.81%) HTML
11 8 (14.81%) Python
11 8 (14.81%) Maven
11 8 (14.81%) Scrum
11 8 (14.81%) Git (software)
11 8 (14.81%) Refactoring
11 8 (14.81%) Degree
11 8 (14.81%) Computer Science

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 5 (9.26%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (5.56%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.70%) JBoss
3 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.85%) Apache
4 1 (1.85%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.85%) Confluence
4 1 (1.85%) IIS
4 1 (1.85%) Jetty
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.85%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.85%) Simulink
1 1 (1.85%) Stateflow
1 1 (1.85%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.85%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) GitHub
2 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.85%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.85%) IaaS
3 1 (1.85%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.85%) PaaS
3 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) HTTP
2 4 (7.41%) MQTT
3 2 (3.70%) Internet
3 2 (3.70%) Wireless
4 1 (1.85%) DVB
4 1 (1.85%) Intranet
4 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.41%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (3.70%) Big Data
4 2 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.70%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.85%) GIS
5 1 (1.85%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.85%) InfluxDB
5 1 (1.85%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (25.93%) Cucumber
2 12 (22.22%) Selenium
3 10 (18.52%) JIRA
4 9 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 8 (14.81%) Git (software)
5 8 (14.81%) Maven
6 7 (12.96%) Visual Studio
7 6 (11.11%) Ant
7 6 (11.11%) SoapUI
7 6 (11.11%) WebDriver
8 5 (9.26%) TeamCity
9 4 (7.41%) GitLab
9 4 (7.41%) JUnit
9 4 (7.41%) Mockito
10 3 (5.56%) Concordion
10 3 (5.56%) SonarQube
10 3 (5.56%) SpecFlow
10 3 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (5.56%) Vagrant
11 2 (3.70%) Moq
General
1 6 (11.11%) Retail
2 3 (5.56%) Electronics
3 2 (3.70%) Automotive
3 2 (3.70%) Banking
3 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.85%) Advertising
4 1 (1.85%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.85%) Avionics
4 1 (1.85%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.85%) Finance
4 1 (1.85%) French Language
4 1 (1.85%) Games
4 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.22%) Web Services
2 9 (16.67%) RESTful
3 8 (14.81%) .NET
3 8 (14.81%) HTML
4 7 (12.96%) SOAP
5 6 (11.11%) CSS
6 5 (9.26%) Gherkin
6 5 (9.26%) XML
7 4 (7.41%) Java EE
7 4 (7.41%) JSON
7 4 (7.41%) Kafka
7 4 (7.41%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (7.41%) Spring
8 3 (5.56%) .NET Framework
8 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET
8 3 (5.56%) Guice
8 3 (5.56%) Node.js
9 2 (3.70%) HTML5
9 2 (3.70%) jQuery
9 2 (3.70%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Computer Science
2 5 (9.26%) Algorithms
3 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.85%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.85%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.85%) Digital TV
5 1 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.85%) IVR
5 1 (1.85%) MPEG
5 1 (1.85%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.85%) Statistics
5 1 (1.85%) STB
5 1 (1.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.96%) Linux
2 5 (9.26%) Windows
3 4 (7.41%) Unix
4 3 (5.56%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.85%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (40.74%) BDD
3 18 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 13 (24.07%) TDD
5 12 (22.22%) Pair Programming
5 12 (22.22%) Unit Testing
6 10 (18.52%) Continuous Delivery
7 9 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (16.67%) OO
8 8 (14.81%) Refactoring
8 8 (14.81%) Scrum
9 7 (12.96%) E-Commerce
9 7 (12.96%) Microservices
9 7 (12.96%) Test Strategy
10 6 (11.11%) DevOps
10 6 (11.11%) Open Source
10 6 (11.11%) SDLC
11 5 (9.26%) User Stories
11 5 (9.26%) Waterfall
11 5 (9.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (53.70%) Java
2 12 (22.22%) C#
3 11 (20.37%) JavaScript
4 10 (18.52%) SQL
5 8 (14.81%) C
5 8 (14.81%) Python
6 3 (5.56%) AspectJ
6 3 (5.56%) C++
6 3 (5.56%) Embedded C
6 3 (5.56%) Groovy
6 3 (5.56%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.70%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.70%) MATLAB
7 2 (3.70%) Perl
7 2 (3.70%) PHP
7 2 (3.70%) R
7 2 (3.70%) Ruby
7 2 (3.70%) Scala
7 2 (3.70%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.85%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 8 (14.81%) Degree
2 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared
2 7 (12.96%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (22.22%) SDET
2 4 (7.41%) QA
3 2 (3.70%) ISO 9001
3 2 (3.70%) TickIT
4 1 (1.85%) DO-178B
4 1 (1.85%) ISO26262
4 1 (1.85%) MISRA
4 1 (1.85%) MISRA C
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) Docker
2 2 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (9.26%) Puppet
2 1 (1.85%) Ansible
2 1 (1.85%) Grafana
Vendors
1 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
1 4 (7.41%) Oracle
2 3 (5.56%) Google
2 3 (5.56%) IBM
3 2 (3.70%) VMware
4 1 (1.85%) Avaya
4 1 (1.85%) Luciad
4 1 (1.85%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (1.85%) Teradata