The median contractor rate for a Development Engineer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 30 April 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 153 193
Rank change year-on-year -7 +40  
Contract jobs requiring a Development Engineer 5 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.16% 0.057% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.060% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
Median daily rate £438 £433 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.15% -3.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £353 £375
% change year-on-year +16.31% -6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +23.07%  

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 3051 3319 5261
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.31% 95.05% 95.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2311 2686 3994
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £313 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.13% +5.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 43 81
Median hourly rate £19.16 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.22% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £43.57 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Development Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Development Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 April 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 30 April 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 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) Java
2 7 (77.78%) E-Commerce
3 5 (55.56%) Advertising
3 5 (55.56%) SOAP
3 5 (55.56%) TDD
3 5 (55.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (55.56%) Games
3 5 (55.56%) Scrum
3 5 (55.56%) Selenium
3 5 (55.56%) Performance Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Security Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Automated Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Kanban
3 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 5 (55.56%) Cucumber
3 5 (55.56%) BDD
3 5 (55.56%) User Stories
3 5 (55.56%) API Testing
4 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
5 3 (33.33%) Docker
5 3 (33.33%) DevOps
5 3 (33.33%) Mesos
5 3 (33.33%) Big Data
5 3 (33.33%) Python
5 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (22.22%) Hadoop
6 2 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (22.22%) Apache Pig
6 2 (22.22%) Ansible

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 (22.22%) Apache Pig
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (11.11%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Big Data
2 2 (22.22%) Apache Hive
2 2 (22.22%) Hadoop
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Cucumber
1 5 (55.56%) Selenium
General
1 5 (55.56%) Advertising
1 5 (55.56%) Games
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) JSON
2 1 (11.11%) Node.js
2 1 (11.11%) React
2 1 (11.11%) RESTful
2 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) E-Commerce
3 5 (55.56%) API Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Automated Testing
3 5 (55.56%) BDD
3 5 (55.56%) Kanban
3 5 (55.56%) Performance Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Scrum
3 5 (55.56%) Security Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (55.56%) TDD
3 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 5 (55.56%) User Stories
4 3 (33.33%) DevOps
5 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (11.11%) Microservices
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) Open Source
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) Python
4 2 (22.22%) Ruby
5 1 (11.11%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Docker
2 2 (22.22%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Mesos
2 2 (22.22%) Ansible
2 2 (22.22%) Kubernetes
2 2 (22.22%) Puppet
2 2 (22.22%) Terraform
3 1 (11.11%) Marathon