Period
to 21 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Development Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Development Engineer
London > City of London
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 229 238 286
Rank change year-on-year +9 +48 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Development Engineer 7 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.11% 0.087% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.091% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 5
City of London median daily rate £525 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.53% +0.71% -14.40%
10th Percentile £424 £385 £345
90th Percentile £588 £470 £475
London median daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £42.50 £28.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +49.12% -28.75% +14.29%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 6268 6562 10812
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.74% 95.27% 95.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4824 5301 8265
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £310 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 82 170
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% - +1.60%
10th Percentile £12.52 £11.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £30.07 £32.23 £37.01
London median hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% -2.56% +11.43%

Development Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Development Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Development Engineer in the City of London

Development Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Development Engineer in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Development Engineer in the City of London

Development Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Development Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Development Engineer in the City of London

Development Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Development Engineer in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Development Engineer in the City of London

Development Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 July 2017, 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 across the City of London region featuring Development Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) E-Commerce
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) Selenium
3 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
3 4 (57.14%) BDD
4 3 (42.86%) Big Data
4 3 (42.86%) Docker
4 3 (42.86%) User Stories
4 3 (42.86%) API Testing
4 3 (42.86%) SDET
4 3 (42.86%) Python
4 3 (42.86%) Advertising
4 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (42.86%) Games
4 3 (42.86%) Scrum
4 3 (42.86%) SOAP
4 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Security Testing
4 3 (42.86%) TDD
4 3 (42.86%) Kanban
5 2 (28.57%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (28.57%) Ruby
5 2 (28.57%) Linux
5 2 (28.57%) Terraform
5 2 (28.57%) Ansible
5 2 (28.57%) HDFS
5 2 (28.57%) DevOps

Development Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (28.57%) Apache Pig
2 1 (14.29%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (28.57%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Big Data
2 2 (28.57%) Apache Hive
2 2 (28.57%) Hadoop
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Gerrit
2 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) IntelliJ
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (42.86%) Advertising
1 3 (42.86%) Games
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) SOAP
2 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
2 1 (14.29%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) E-Commerce
2 4 (57.14%) BDD
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) API Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Kanban
3 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) SDET
3 3 (42.86%) Security Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) User Stories
4 2 (28.57%) DevOps
5 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) Python
3 2 (28.57%) Ruby
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Docker
2 2 (28.57%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Ansible
1 2 (28.57%) Kubernetes
1 2 (28.57%) Mesos
1 2 (28.57%) Puppet
1 2 (28.57%) Terraform