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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Development Engineer
UK
Rank 555 605 599
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 27 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.043% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.046% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 4
Median daily rate £388 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £326 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £419 £436
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £343 £313
% change year-on-year
-1.45% +9.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%

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
41727 48141 48107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.74% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27140 30642 30268
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 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1738 1911
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +29 24 £405 +4.18% 14
London +20 14 £413 +3.12% 6
Scotland +26 3 £310 -9.48% 1
Erskine +26 3 £310 -9.48%
Renfrewshire +26 3 £310 -9.48%
East Midlands +3 3 £338 -
Leicestershire - 3 £338 -
South East +14 2 - - 1
East of England -2 2 £544 +67.30% 5
City of London -6 2 £425 +2.10% 2
Leicester - 2 £338 -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
South West - 1 £466 -
Yorkshire - 1 £410 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £410 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £700 -
Devon - 1 £466 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £388 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £700 -
Leeds - 1 £410 -
Exeter - 1 £466 -

Software Development Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 (62.26%) Java
2 30 (56.60%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (43.40%) BDD
4 16 (30.19%) Cucumber
5 15 (28.30%) Software Engineering
6 14 (26.42%) TDD
6 14 (26.42%) C#
7 13 (24.53%) JavaScript
7 13 (24.53%) Selenium
7 13 (24.53%) Unit Testing
7 13 (24.53%) SDET
8 12 (22.64%) Web Services
8 12 (22.64%) Pair Programming
9 11 (20.75%) SQL
10 10 (18.87%) Jenkins
10 10 (18.87%) HTML
11 9 (16.98%) .NET
11 9 (16.98%) OO
11 9 (16.98%) Maven
11 9 (16.98%) JIRA
11 9 (16.98%) Continuous Delivery
12 8 (15.09%) Degree
12 8 (15.09%) Refactoring
12 8 (15.09%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (15.09%) Git (software)
12 8 (15.09%) Scrum
12 8 (15.09%) SOAP
13 7 (13.21%) E-Commerce
13 7 (13.21%) Ant
13 7 (13.21%) SC Cleared

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 (9.43%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.66%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (5.66%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.77%) IIS
3 2 (3.77%) JBoss
4 1 (1.89%) Apache
4 1 (1.89%) Confluence
4 1 (1.89%) Jetty
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.89%) Simulink
2 1 (1.89%) Stateflow
2 1 (1.89%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) GitHub
2 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.89%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.89%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.89%) IaaS
3 1 (1.89%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.89%) PaaS
3 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) HTTP
1 4 (7.55%) MQTT
2 2 (3.77%) Internet
3 1 (1.89%) DVB
3 1 (1.89%) Intranet
3 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.43%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.55%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.77%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.89%) Big Data
6 1 (1.89%) GIS
6 1 (1.89%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (30.19%) Cucumber
2 13 (24.53%) Selenium
3 10 (18.87%) Jenkins
4 9 (16.98%) JIRA
4 9 (16.98%) Maven
5 8 (15.09%) Git (software)
6 7 (13.21%) Ant
6 7 (13.21%) SoapUI
7 6 (11.32%) Visual Studio
7 6 (11.32%) WebDriver
8 5 (9.43%) GitLab
8 5 (9.43%) TeamCity
9 4 (7.55%) JUnit
9 4 (7.55%) Mockito
10 3 (5.66%) Concordion
10 3 (5.66%) SonarQube
10 3 (5.66%) Vagrant
11 2 (3.77%) Bitbucket
11 2 (3.77%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (9.43%) Retail
2 3 (5.66%) Electronics
2 3 (5.66%) Finance
3 2 (3.77%) Advertising
3 2 (3.77%) Automotive
3 2 (3.77%) Banking
3 2 (3.77%) Games
4 1 (1.89%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.89%) Avionics
4 1 (1.89%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.89%) French Language
4 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.89%) Military
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.64%) Web Services
2 10 (18.87%) HTML
3 9 (16.98%) .NET
4 8 (15.09%) SOAP
5 6 (11.32%) CSS
5 6 (11.32%) RESTful
6 5 (9.43%) ASP.NET
7 4 (7.55%) Gherkin
7 4 (7.55%) Java EE
7 4 (7.55%) Kafka
7 4 (7.55%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (7.55%) Spring
7 4 (7.55%) XML
8 3 (5.66%) Guice
8 3 (5.66%) Node.js
9 2 (3.77%) .NET Framework
9 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (3.77%) HTML5
9 2 (3.77%) jQuery
9 2 (3.77%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.66%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.89%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.89%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.89%) Digital TV
4 1 (1.89%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.89%) IVR
4 1 (1.89%) MPEG
4 1 (1.89%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.89%) STB
4 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.32%) Linux
2 4 (7.55%) Unix
2 4 (7.55%) Windows
3 2 (3.77%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (56.60%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (43.40%) BDD
3 15 (28.30%) Software Engineering
4 14 (26.42%) TDD
5 13 (24.53%) Unit Testing
6 12 (22.64%) Pair Programming
7 9 (16.98%) Continuous Delivery
7 9 (16.98%) OO
8 8 (15.09%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (15.09%) Refactoring
8 8 (15.09%) Scrum
9 7 (13.21%) E-Commerce
9 7 (13.21%) Microservices
9 7 (13.21%) Test Strategy
10 6 (11.32%) DevOps
11 5 (9.43%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (9.43%) SDLC
11 5 (9.43%) User Stories
11 5 (9.43%) Web Development
12 4 (7.55%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 33 (62.26%) Java
2 14 (26.42%) C#
3 13 (24.53%) JavaScript
4 11 (20.75%) SQL
5 6 (11.32%) C
5 6 (11.32%) Python
6 3 (5.66%) AspectJ
6 3 (5.66%) C++
6 3 (5.66%) Groovy
6 3 (5.66%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.77%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.77%) Embedded C
7 2 (3.77%) Perl
7 2 (3.77%) PHP
7 2 (3.77%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.89%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.89%) Clojure
8 1 (1.89%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.89%) Scala
8 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (15.09%) Degree
2 7 (13.21%) SC Cleared
2 7 (13.21%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.77%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (24.53%) SDET
2 4 (7.55%) QA
3 2 (3.77%) ISO 9001
3 2 (3.77%) TickIT
4 1 (1.89%) DO-178B
4 1 (1.89%) ISO26262
4 1 (1.89%) MISRA
4 1 (1.89%) MISRA C
System Software
1 5 (9.43%) Docker
2 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.77%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (9.43%) Puppet
2 1 (1.89%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.55%) Oracle
3 3 (5.66%) Google
3 3 (5.66%) IBM
4 2 (3.77%) VMware
5 1 (1.89%) Avaya
5 1 (1.89%) Luciad
5 1 (1.89%) MicroStrategy
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