Period
to 27 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Development Engineer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 27 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
UK > England
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 772 822 829
Rank change year-on-year +50 +7 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 36 42 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.041% 0.041% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.044% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 20 14
England median daily rate £438 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.31% +14.36% -
10th Percentile £381 £322 £326
90th Percentile £500 £530 £501
UK median daily rate £438 £394 £350
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 9
England median hourly rate £37.50 £37.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.66% +7.86% -17.65%
10th Percentile £33.25 £35.50 £24.96
90th Percentile £46.25 £47.38 £39.91
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £37.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -0.66% +7.86% -17.65%

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 83303 96531 97420
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.12% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 54418 63584 61482
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £258 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2635 2831 3798
England median hourly rate £18.35 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.42% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.85 £10.50 £10.41
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.50 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

Software Development Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 27 July 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 6 months to 27 July 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 6 months to 27 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +8 17 £448 +5.29% 42
North of England +61 6 £410 - 1
Yorkshire - 6 £410 -
South East +12 5 £450 +25.00%
East of England -5 5 - - 11
West Midlands +34 3 - -
Midlands +18 3 - -
Software Development Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 England region featuring Software Development Engineer in the job title.

1 22 (61.11%) Java
2 17 (47.22%) Python
3 15 (41.67%) Test Automation
4 13 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (25.00%) BDD
5 9 (25.00%) SDET
6 8 (22.22%) Cucumber
6 8 (22.22%) Scrum
6 8 (22.22%) Linux
6 8 (22.22%) JavaScript
7 7 (19.44%) PHP
7 7 (19.44%) MVC
7 7 (19.44%) Selenium
8 6 (16.67%) Symfony
8 6 (16.67%) Performance Testing
8 6 (16.67%) SQL
8 6 (16.67%) Docker
9 5 (13.89%) Jenkins
9 5 (13.89%) User Stories
9 5 (13.89%) Git (software)
9 5 (13.89%) Node.js
9 5 (13.89%) Perl
9 5 (13.89%) C#
9 5 (13.89%) Windows
9 5 (13.89%) JIRA
9 5 (13.89%) TDD
10 4 (11.11%) JSON
10 4 (11.11%) Test Scripting
10 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
10 4 (11.11%) Web Services

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 2 (5.56%) Apache
1 2 (5.56%) Confluence
2 1 (2.78%) IIS
2 1 (2.78%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) Internet
2 3 (8.33%) Bluetooth
2 3 (8.33%) Wireless
3 1 (2.78%) DVB
3 1 (2.78%) HTTP
3 1 (2.78%) Intranet
3 1 (2.78%) Profibus
3 1 (2.78%) SNMP
3 1 (2.78%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.56%) MySQL
2 2 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.56%) Redis
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.78%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Cucumber
2 7 (19.44%) Selenium
3 5 (13.89%) Git (software)
3 5 (13.89%) Jenkins
3 5 (13.89%) JIRA
4 3 (8.33%) Bugzilla
4 3 (8.33%) Gerrit
4 3 (8.33%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.56%) Eclipse
5 2 (5.56%) IntelliJ
5 2 (5.56%) JBehave
5 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.56%) TestRail
5 2 (5.56%) Vagrant
6 1 (2.78%) GitLab
6 1 (2.78%) Jasmine
6 1 (2.78%) Mockito
6 1 (2.78%) Robot Framework
6 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (8.33%) Advertising
1 3 (8.33%) Games
2 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Automotive
3 1 (2.78%) Marketing
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) Symfony
2 5 (13.89%) Node.js
3 4 (11.11%) AngularJS
3 4 (11.11%) Gherkin
3 4 (11.11%) JSON
3 4 (11.11%) REST
3 4 (11.11%) Web Services
4 3 (8.33%) .NET
4 3 (8.33%) SOAP
4 3 (8.33%) Spring
5 2 (5.56%) Ajax
5 2 (5.56%) CSS
5 2 (5.56%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (5.56%) HTML
5 2 (5.56%) XML
6 1 (2.78%) Apache Commons
6 1 (2.78%) Cascading
6 1 (2.78%) Guava
6 1 (2.78%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (2.78%) React
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.33%) Internet of Things
3 1 (2.78%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.78%) Infotainment
3 1 (2.78%) STB
3 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.22%) Linux
2 5 (13.89%) Windows
3 1 (2.78%) Unix
3 1 (2.78%) VxWorks
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (41.67%) Test Automation
2 13 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (25.00%) BDD
3 9 (25.00%) SDET
4 8 (22.22%) Scrum
5 7 (19.44%) MVC
6 6 (16.67%) Performance Testing
7 5 (13.89%) TDD
7 5 (13.89%) User Stories
8 4 (11.11%) Configuration Management
8 4 (11.11%) DevOps
8 4 (11.11%) E-Commerce
8 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
8 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (11.11%) Test Scripting
9 3 (8.33%) API Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Kanban
9 3 (8.33%) Open Source
9 3 (8.33%) Security Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 22 (61.11%) Java
2 17 (47.22%) Python
3 8 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 7 (19.44%) PHP
5 6 (16.67%) SQL
6 5 (13.89%) C#
6 5 (13.89%) Perl
7 4 (11.11%) C++
8 3 (8.33%) C
8 3 (8.33%) Tcl
9 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
9 2 (5.56%) Ruby
10 1 (2.78%) Embedded C
10 1 (2.78%) Embedded C++
10 1 (2.78%) Jython
10 1 (2.78%) Pascal
10 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
10 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
10 1 (2.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Degree
1 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (5.56%) Master's Degree
System Software
1 6 (16.67%) Docker
2 3 (8.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.78%) Juju
1 1 (2.78%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.78%) Oozie
1 1 (2.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco
2 1 (2.78%) IBM
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle
2 1 (2.78%) SAP
2 1 (2.78%) VMware
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