Period
to 24 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Development Engineer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 24 July 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 239 237 -
Rank change year-on-year -2 - +313
Contract jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 4 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.062% 0.044% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.046% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
City of London median daily rate £438 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - -
Central London median daily rate £438 £425 -
% change year-on-year +2.94% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 6174 6525 10909
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.77% 95.28% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4734 5240 8353
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £310 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £488 £453 £450
% change year-on-year +7.73% +0.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 80 165
City of London median hourly rate £17.77 £19.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.68% +1.30% +1.60%
10th Percentile £12.52 £11.48 £10.35
90th Percentile £30.04 £35.86 £37.03
Central London median hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £18.60
% change year-on-year -13.74% +7.51% +6.29%

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (100.00%) BDD
2 3 (75.00%) User Stories
2 3 (75.00%) API Testing
2 3 (75.00%) SDET
2 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Security Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Kanban
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (75.00%) Advertising
2 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (75.00%) Games
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) SOAP
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) IntelliJ
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) Confluence
3 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (25.00%) Docker
3 1 (25.00%) React
3 1 (25.00%) Gerrit
3 1 (25.00%) Gherkin

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Gerrit
2 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) IntelliJ
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (75.00%) Advertising
1 3 (75.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) SOAP
2 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (25.00%) React
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) BDD
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) API Testing
2 3 (75.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (75.00%) Kanban
2 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) SDET
2 3 (75.00%) Security Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) Python
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Docker