Period
to 24 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Development Engineer was £383 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 238 233 236
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3 +48
Contract jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 4 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.058% 0.060% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.063% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
City of London median daily rate £383 £456 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.16% +7.35% -8.99%
10th Percentile £363 £431 £390
90th Percentile £499 £530 £460
Central London median daily rate £383 £456 £425
% change year-on-year -16.16% +7.35% -8.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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 6,577 6,384 6,415
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.99% 95.23% 95.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,201 4,961 5,131
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £498 £463
% change year-on-year +0.50% +7.57% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 86 71
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.05 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.60% +3.14% -2.78%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.52 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.38 £50.14
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.40 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.66% +5.11% -2.78%

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 24 September 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 24 September 2018, Software 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 Software Development Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (75.00%) SDET
2 3 (75.00%) Java 8
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Maven
3 2 (50.00%) Jetty
3 2 (50.00%) Java EE
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) JBehave
3 2 (50.00%) Open Source
3 2 (50.00%) Gherkin
3 2 (50.00%) Gradle
3 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (25.00%) Redis
4 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (25.00%) Low Latency
4 1 (25.00%) DevOps
4 1 (25.00%) Data Structures
4 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (25.00%) API Development
4 1 (25.00%) Greenfield Project

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 2 (50.00%) Jetty
1 2 (50.00%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (25.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
1 3 (75.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) Gradle
2 2 (50.00%) JBehave
2 2 (50.00%) Maven
3 1 (25.00%) JUnit
3 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (25.00%) TestNG
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (50.00%) Java EE
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Data Structures
1 1 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) SDET
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Open Source
4 1 (25.00%) API Development
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) DevOps
4 1 (25.00%) Low Latency
4 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (25.00%) OO
4 1 (25.00%) OOP
4 1 (25.00%) Software Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) Java 8
2 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA