Period
to 20 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Development Engineer was £545 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 20 August 2019.

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
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 236 253 237
Rank change year-on-year +17 -16 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Development Engineer 4 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.062% 0.086% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.090% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 6
City of London median daily rate £545 £390 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.74% -14.52% +7.35%
10th Percentile £523 £363 £422
90th Percentile £559 £487 £554
Central London median daily rate £540 £390 £475
% change year-on-year +38.46% -17.89% +11.76%
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 6,034 6,659 6,317
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.22% 94.93% 95.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,693 5,225 4,854
City of London median daily rate £515 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £498
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.50% +8.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 130 75
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +3.31% -4.74%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £58.95 £28.55 £30.45
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £18.69
% change year-on-year +12.30% +0.04% -0.17%

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 20 August 2019, 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 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) SDET
2 3 (75.00%) Microservices
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) JUnit
3 2 (50.00%) Python
3 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (25.00%) Open Source
4 1 (25.00%) Confluence
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) Dashboard Development
4 1 (25.00%) Gatling
4 1 (25.00%) Service Design
4 1 (25.00%) WireMock
4 1 (25.00%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (25.00%) Sikuli
4 1 (25.00%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (25.00%) Java 8
4 1 (25.00%) Critical Thinking
4 1 (25.00%) Sprint Planning
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (25.00%) Gherkin

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 1 (25.00%) Confluence
1 1 (25.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Cosmos DB
1 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (25.00%) Gatling
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) JMeter
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Sikuli
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
1 1 (25.00%) RESTful
1 1 (25.00%) Spring
1 1 (25.00%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) SDET
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Microservices
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (25.00%) Data Management
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) RAD
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Service Design
3 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Java 8
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) VBA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle