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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Development Engineer
Rank 620 618 613
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 27 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.032% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.034% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 5
Median daily rate £401 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.42% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £302 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £398 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £213 £415
% change year-on-year
+57.64% -48.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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
52732 52894 51448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.87% 94.71% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34355 32133 31426
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1512 2114 2112
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 4 May 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 20 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 4 May 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 -17 22 £415 +18.57% 6
London -7 11 £488 +39.28%
South East -2 9 £350 +64.70% 1
Scotland - 5 £284 -
Renfrewshire - 4 £284 -
Erskine - 4 £284 -
Staines - 3 - - 1
Hampshire - 3 £401 -
Surrey - 3 - - 1
South West +1 2 - - 1
West Sussex -19 1 £350 +600.00%
Somerset - 1 - -
Fife - 1 - -
East Grinstead - 1 £350 -
Middlesex - 1 £335 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Yeovil - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £415 -
Dunfermline - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 - -

Software Development Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 25 (51.02%) Windows
2 24 (48.98%) Java
3 19 (38.78%) SQL
4 18 (36.73%) C#
5 17 (34.69%) C
5 17 (34.69%) Linux
5 17 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (34.69%) Software Engineering
6 15 (30.61%) C++
7 14 (28.57%) XML
8 12 (24.49%) Web Services
8 12 (24.49%) PowerShell
8 12 (24.49%) Windows Server
9 11 (22.45%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
10 10 (20.41%) SQL Server
10 10 (20.41%) Scrum
11 9 (18.37%) Security Cleared
11 9 (18.37%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (18.37%) Degree
12 8 (16.33%) WPF
12 8 (16.33%) Unit Testing
12 8 (16.33%) Open Source
12 8 (16.33%) REST
12 8 (16.33%) WinForms
12 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (16.33%) Configuration Management
12 8 (16.33%) MSI
12 8 (16.33%) VBScript
12 8 (16.33%) JavaScript

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 4 (8.16%) ArcGIS
1 4 (8.16%) Node.js
1 4 (8.16%) SharePoint
1 4 (8.16%) WebSphere
1 4 (8.16%) WebSphere Portal
2 3 (6.12%) IIS
2 3 (6.12%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (6.12%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.04%) Apache
3 1 (2.04%) Apache Pig
3 1 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MS Office
1 4 (8.16%) Photoshop
2 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.04%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) SaaS
2 1 (2.04%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) HTTP
2 3 (6.12%) DVB
2 3 (6.12%) Internet
3 2 (4.08%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.04%) H.323
4 1 (2.04%) IPsec
4 1 (2.04%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.41%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.16%) GIS
2 4 (8.16%) Hadoop
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (6.12%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (6.12%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.08%) Apache Hive
4 2 (4.08%) Big Data
4 2 (4.08%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.08%) Redis
4 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.04%) HBase
5 1 (2.04%) Power BI
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (16.33%) MSI
2 7 (14.29%) Eclipse
2 7 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 5 (10.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (10.20%) Jenkins
3 5 (10.20%) Mockito
4 4 (8.16%) ClearCase
4 4 (8.16%) JUnit
4 4 (8.16%) Maven
4 4 (8.16%) Visual Studio
5 3 (6.12%) Cucumber
5 3 (6.12%) Gradle
5 3 (6.12%) Selenium
5 3 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (6.12%) TestNG
6 1 (2.04%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.04%) Jasmine
6 1 (2.04%) JIRA
6 1 (2.04%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (2.04%) Rational DOORS
General
1 4 (8.16%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.12%) Finance
3 2 (4.08%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Electronics
3 2 (4.08%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Marketing
3 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.04%) Advertising
4 1 (2.04%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.04%) Games
4 1 (2.04%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (28.57%) XML
2 12 (24.49%) Web Services
3 8 (16.33%) .NET
3 8 (16.33%) REST
3 8 (16.33%) WinForms
3 8 (16.33%) WPF
3 8 (16.33%) XSD
4 7 (14.29%) HTML
4 7 (14.29%) HTML5
5 5 (10.20%) J2EE
5 5 (10.20%) JSF
5 5 (10.20%) SOAP
6 4 (8.16%) Dojo
6 4 (8.16%) GWT
6 4 (8.16%) Hibernate
6 4 (8.16%) Kafka
6 4 (8.16%) Spring
7 3 (6.12%) CSS
7 3 (6.12%) CSS3
7 3 (6.12%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (10.20%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.16%) Algorithms
4 3 (6.12%) Clustering
4 3 (6.12%) Data Structures
4 3 (6.12%) DTV
4 3 (6.12%) HACMP
4 3 (6.12%) MPEG
4 3 (6.12%) STB
5 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.04%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.04%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (2.04%) Streaming Video
5 1 (2.04%) User Experience
5 1 (2.04%) Video Editing
5 1 (2.04%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 25 (51.02%) Windows
2 17 (34.69%) Linux
3 12 (24.49%) Windows Server
4 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (14.29%) Unix
6 3 (6.12%) AIX
6 3 (6.12%) HPUX
6 3 (6.12%) NetWare
6 3 (6.12%) Solaris
7 1 (2.04%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (34.69%) Software Engineering
2 10 (20.41%) Scrum
3 9 (18.37%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (16.33%) Configuration Management
4 8 (16.33%) OO
4 8 (16.33%) Open Source
4 8 (16.33%) Unit Testing
5 7 (14.29%) Migration
5 7 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 7 (14.29%) Web Application Development
6 6 (12.24%) BDD
6 6 (12.24%) TDD
7 5 (10.20%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (10.20%) User Stories
8 4 (8.16%) Data Migration
8 4 (8.16%) Image Processing
8 4 (8.16%) Performance Management
8 4 (8.16%) SOA
8 4 (8.16%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (48.98%) Java
2 19 (38.78%) SQL
3 18 (36.73%) C#
4 17 (34.69%) C
5 15 (30.61%) C++
6 12 (24.49%) PowerShell
7 8 (16.33%) JavaScript
7 8 (16.33%) VBScript
8 5 (10.20%) Bash Shell
8 5 (10.20%) Perl
8 5 (10.20%) PL/SQL
9 4 (8.16%) Python
9 4 (8.16%) Shell Script
10 3 (6.12%) Korn
10 3 (6.12%) Scala
10 3 (6.12%) T-SQL
11 2 (4.08%) COBOL
11 2 (4.08%) PL/1
11 2 (4.08%) Tcl
11 2 (4.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (18.37%) Degree
1 9 (18.37%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.16%) DV Cleared
3 4 (8.16%) ISTQB
3 4 (8.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) QA
2 3 (6.12%) SDET
3 1 (2.04%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.04%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 7 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.16%) Apache Flume
3 3 (6.12%) GPFS
3 3 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.08%) Oozie
2 2 (4.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.04%) Ansible
3 1 (2.04%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.04%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.29%) Oracle
3 6 (12.24%) VMware
4 5 (10.20%) Google
4 5 (10.20%) HP
5 4 (8.16%) ESRI
5 4 (8.16%) Fujitsu
5 4 (8.16%) Lumension
5 4 (8.16%) Sophos
6 3 (6.12%) Veritas
7 2 (4.08%) Compaq
7 2 (4.08%) EMC
7 2 (4.08%) Hitachi
7 2 (4.08%) IBM
8 1 (2.04%) Borland
8 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
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