Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Development Engineer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 247 228 234
Rank change year-on-year -19 +6 +55
Contract jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 5 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.070% 0.064% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.067% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 7
City of London median daily rate £600 £425 £467
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.18% -8.99% +7.11%
10th Percentile £463 £393 £420
90th Percentile £633 £458 £498
Central London median daily rate £600 £425 £467
% change year-on-year +41.18% -8.99% +7.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
City of London median hourly rate - £32.50 -
Central London median hourly rate - £32.50 -

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 6,685 5,951 6,861
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.23% 95.55% 95.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,311 4,722 5,412
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +5.14%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £644
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 67 100
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.89 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.95% -10.55% +19.37%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.84 £10.98
90th Percentile £30.80 £55.00 £41.30
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.13 £19.50
% change year-on-year +5.69% -12.18% +18.18%

Software Development Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Development Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (40.00%) Node.js
2 2 (40.00%) Apache Cordova
2 2 (40.00%) User Experience
2 2 (40.00%) Ionic Framework
2 2 (40.00%) React
2 2 (40.00%) SDET
2 2 (40.00%) TIBCO
2 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (40.00%) PHP
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) VBA
3 1 (20.00%) J2EE
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (20.00%) Front Office
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Equities
3 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (20.00%) JBehave
3 1 (20.00%) SaaS

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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Appium
1 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (20.00%) JBehave
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) TestRail
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (40.00%) Apache Cordova
2 2 (40.00%) Ionic Framework
2 2 (40.00%) Node.js
2 2 (40.00%) React
3 1 (20.00%) J2EE
3 1 (20.00%) JSON
3 1 (20.00%) REST
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) User Experience
2 1 (20.00%) Equities
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (40.00%) SDET
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) PHP
1 2 (40.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
2 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (20.00%) VBA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) TIBCO
2 1 (20.00%) Perfecto Mobile