The median contractor rate for a Software Development Engineer was £415 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 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
UK / England
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 562 604 598
Rank change year-on-year +42 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 21 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.048% 0.041% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.043% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 12
Median daily rate £415 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.77% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £350 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £533 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £295 £375
% change year-on-year +38.98% -21.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 - £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 - £30.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 - £36.20
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 England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 41157 48919 48039
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.60% 95.22% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26881 32292 29584
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1340 1390 1931
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.10 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

Software Development Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Development Engineer in England

Software Development Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Development Engineer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Development Engineer in England

Software Development Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Development Engineer in England over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Development Engineer in England

Software Development Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Development Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Development Engineer in England

Software Development Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Development Engineer in England over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Development Engineer in England

Software Development Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Development Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +20 6 £438 -7.89% 3
Yorkshire - 6 £410 - 2
South East +20 3 £325 -7.14% 2
West Midlands - 3 - -
East of England - 3 - - 4
Software Development Engineer
UK

Software Development Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 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 England region featuring Software Development Engineer in the job title.

1 24 (52.17%) Java
2 23 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (36.96%) BDD
4 15 (32.61%) Python
5 14 (30.43%) C#
5 14 (30.43%) Test Automation
6 13 (28.26%) JavaScript
7 12 (26.09%) Selenium
7 12 (26.09%) Cucumber
8 11 (23.91%) TDD
9 10 (21.74%) Web Services
9 10 (21.74%) MVC
10 9 (19.57%) SOAP
10 9 (19.57%) Scrum
10 9 (19.57%) Software Engineering
11 8 (17.39%) PHP
11 8 (17.39%) E-Commerce
11 8 (17.39%) Test Scripting
11 8 (17.39%) Jenkins
11 8 (17.39%) User Stories
12 7 (15.22%) SDET
12 7 (15.22%) Symfony
12 7 (15.22%) Maven
13 6 (13.04%) Performance Testing
13 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
13 6 (13.04%) .NET
13 6 (13.04%) C++
13 6 (13.04%) Ant
13 6 (13.04%) Linux
13 6 (13.04%) API Testing

Software Development Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 3 (6.52%) IIS
1 3 (6.52%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.17%) Apache
2 1 (2.17%) Confluence
2 1 (2.17%) JBoss
2 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) GitHub
2 3 (6.52%) Sauce Labs
3 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.17%) IaaS
4 1 (2.17%) PaaS
4 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) Internet
2 3 (6.52%) Bluetooth
2 3 (6.52%) Wireless
3 2 (4.35%) HTTP
4 1 (2.17%) DVB
4 1 (2.17%) Intranet
4 1 (2.17%) Profibus
4 1 (2.17%) RS-232
4 1 (2.17%) SNMP
4 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.17%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.17%) Redis
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (26.09%) Cucumber
1 12 (26.09%) Selenium
2 8 (17.39%) Jenkins
3 7 (15.22%) Maven
4 6 (13.04%) Ant
5 5 (10.87%) JIRA
5 5 (10.87%) SoapUI
5 5 (10.87%) WebDriver
6 4 (8.70%) Git (software)
6 4 (8.70%) GitLab
7 3 (6.52%) Bugzilla
7 3 (6.52%) Concordion
7 3 (6.52%) SonarQube
7 3 (6.52%) Visual Studio
8 2 (4.35%) JUnit
8 2 (4.35%) Mockito
8 2 (4.35%) SpecFlow
8 2 (4.35%) TestNG
9 1 (2.17%) Gerrit
9 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (10.87%) Advertising
1 5 (10.87%) Games
2 3 (6.52%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Automotive
3 1 (2.17%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Dutch Language
3 1 (2.17%) French Language
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.74%) Web Services
2 9 (19.57%) SOAP
3 7 (15.22%) Symfony
4 6 (13.04%) .NET
5 5 (10.87%) ASP.NET
5 5 (10.87%) HTML
6 3 (6.52%) .NET Framework
6 3 (6.52%) Guice
6 3 (6.52%) JSON
6 3 (6.52%) Node.js
6 3 (6.52%) Unreal Engine
7 2 (4.35%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (4.35%) AngularJS
7 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (4.35%) jQuery
7 2 (4.35%) Kendo UI
7 2 (4.35%) RESTful
7 2 (4.35%) Spring
7 2 (4.35%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 2 (4.35%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.52%) Internet of Things
3 2 (4.35%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.17%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.17%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.17%) Infotainment
4 1 (2.17%) Online Banking
4 1 (2.17%) STB
4 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Linux
2 5 (10.87%) Windows
3 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.17%) VxWorks
3 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (36.96%) BDD
3 14 (30.43%) Test Automation
4 11 (23.91%) TDD
5 10 (21.74%) MVC
6 9 (19.57%) Scrum
6 9 (19.57%) Software Engineering
7 8 (17.39%) E-Commerce
7 8 (17.39%) Test Scripting
7 8 (17.39%) User Stories
8 6 (13.04%) API Testing
8 6 (13.04%) Performance Testing
9 5 (10.87%) Automated Testing
9 5 (10.87%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (10.87%) Kanban
9 5 (10.87%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (10.87%) Security Testing
9 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (8.70%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (52.17%) Java
2 15 (32.61%) Python
3 14 (30.43%) C#
4 13 (28.26%) JavaScript
5 8 (17.39%) PHP
6 6 (13.04%) C++
7 5 (10.87%) Perl
7 5 (10.87%) SQL
8 3 (6.52%) AspectJ
8 3 (6.52%) C
8 3 (6.52%) Groovy
8 3 (6.52%) Tcl
9 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
10 1 (2.17%) Apple Swift
10 1 (2.17%) Clojure
10 1 (2.17%) F#
10 1 (2.17%) Go
10 1 (2.17%) Ruby
10 1 (2.17%) Rust
10 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared
1 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.22%) SDET
2 3 (6.52%) QA
3 2 (4.35%) ISO 9001
3 2 (4.35%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) Docker
1 3 (6.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Ansible
1 1 (2.17%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.52%) Google
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle
4 1 (2.17%) Apple
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco
4 1 (2.17%) IBM
4 1 (2.17%) VMware
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