The median contractor rate for a Software 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.

Software Development Engineer
London / City of London
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 154 -
Rank change year-on-year -8 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.094% 0.029% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.030% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £438 £415 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.42% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £295 £375
% change year-on-year +38.98% -21.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 - £35.00

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%  

Software Development Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Development Engineer in the City of London

Software 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 Software Development Engineer in the City of London.

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

Software Development Engineer Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, 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 across the City of London region featuring Software Development Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) SOAP
1 5 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 5 (100.00%) Advertising
1 5 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (100.00%) Games
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
1 5 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Kanban
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 5 (100.00%) BDD
1 5 (100.00%) User Stories
1 5 (100.00%) API Testing
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) React

Software 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:

Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
General
1 5 (100.00%) Advertising
1 5 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) SOAP
2 1 (20.00%) React
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) API Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 5 (100.00%) BDD
1 5 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 5 (100.00%) Kanban
1 5 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
1 5 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript