Period
to 17 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Development Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 17 February 2020.

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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 189 245 250
Rank change year-on-year +56 +5 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Development Engineer 4 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.085% 0.13% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.14% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 4
City of London median daily rate £450 £520 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.46% -13.33% +41.18%
10th Percentile £415 £446 £523
90th Percentile £519 £640 £634
Central London median daily rate £450 £520 £600
% change year-on-year -13.46% -13.33% +29.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 4,372 6,359 6,664
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.20% 94.80% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,343 4,975 5,299
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £294 £303 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 68 97
City of London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.63% +16.88% -11.11%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.30 £35.00 £31.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year +12.30% +3.89% +3.03%

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 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 17 February 2020, Development Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Development Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) RESTful
3 1 (25.00%) Video on Demand
3 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (25.00%) Redis
3 1 (25.00%) Low Latency
3 1 (25.00%) SELinux
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Coaching
3 1 (25.00%) Microservices
3 1 (25.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) API Development
3 1 (25.00%) React Native
3 1 (25.00%) GraphQL
3 1 (25.00%) Java 8
3 1 (25.00%) Decision-Making
3 1 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (25.00%) NIST
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (25.00%) TestNG
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) JUnit
3 1 (25.00%) Linux

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (25.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JUnit
1 1 (25.00%) TestNG
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (25.00%) GraphQL
2 1 (25.00%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (25.00%) Data Structures
1 1 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
1 1 (25.00%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) API Development
3 1 (25.00%) Coaching
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) Decision-Making
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Low Latency
3 1 (25.00%) Microservices
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) OOP
3 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) Java 8
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) NIST
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SELinux