The median contractor rate for a Development Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Development Engineer
England / London
Rank 388 421 400
Rank change year-on-year +33 -21  
Contract jobs requiring a Development Engineer 18 19 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.092% 0.086% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.090% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 15
Median daily rate £450 £397 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.22% -0.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £350 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £338 £288
% change year-on-year +21.48% +17.39%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £46.25 £28.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.28% -18.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +35.59%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18466 21022 19969
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.85% 95.00% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13132 15064 13780
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 284 366
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -11.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.55 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Development Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Development Engineer in London

Development Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Development Engineer in London

Development Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Development Engineer in London over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Development Engineer in London

Development Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Development Engineer in London

Development Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Development Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
City of London +3 5 £425 +6.93%
Croydon +8 1 - - 1
Feltham - 1 - -
Development Engineer
England

Development Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 London region featuring Development Engineer in the job title.

1 23 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (52.50%) Java
3 15 (37.50%) BDD
4 13 (32.50%) Selenium
5 12 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 12 (30.00%) Cucumber
6 11 (27.50%) DevOps
7 8 (20.00%) Docker
7 8 (20.00%) SDET
7 8 (20.00%) E-Commerce
8 7 (17.50%) SQL
8 7 (17.50%) SOAP
8 7 (17.50%) Web Services
8 7 (17.50%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (17.50%) TDD
9 6 (15.00%) HTML
9 6 (15.00%) C#
9 6 (15.00%) Jenkins
10 5 (12.50%) User Stories
10 5 (12.50%) WebDriver
10 5 (12.50%) Puppet
10 5 (12.50%) Linux
10 5 (12.50%) OO
10 5 (12.50%) Python
10 5 (12.50%) Scrum
10 5 (12.50%) Finance
11 4 (10.00%) VMware
11 4 (10.00%) Ant
11 4 (10.00%) Test Automation
11 4 (10.00%) Performance Testing

Development Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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 3 (7.50%) Apache Pig
1 3 (7.50%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.00%) IIS
3 1 (2.50%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.50%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (10.00%) GitHub
3 3 (7.50%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.50%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.50%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) DVB
1 1 (2.50%) HTTP
1 1 (2.50%) MQTT
1 1 (2.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) Apache Hive
1 3 (7.50%) Big Data
1 3 (7.50%) Hadoop
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.50%) Redis
3 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (32.50%) Selenium
2 12 (30.00%) Cucumber
3 6 (15.00%) Jenkins
4 5 (12.50%) WebDriver
5 4 (10.00%) Ant
5 4 (10.00%) GitLab
5 4 (10.00%) Maven
5 4 (10.00%) SoapUI
6 3 (7.50%) Concordion
6 3 (7.50%) JIRA
6 3 (7.50%) SonarQube
7 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.50%) Bitbucket
8 1 (2.50%) Gerrit
8 1 (2.50%) Mockito
8 1 (2.50%) Moq
8 1 (2.50%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
8 1 (2.50%) TestNG
8 1 (2.50%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (12.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Retail
3 3 (7.50%) Advertising
3 3 (7.50%) Games
4 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.50%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) SOAP
1 7 (17.50%) Web Services
2 6 (15.00%) HTML
3 4 (10.00%) JSON
3 4 (10.00%) Node.js
4 3 (7.50%) .NET
4 3 (7.50%) CSS
4 3 (7.50%) Gherkin
4 3 (7.50%) Guice
4 3 (7.50%) RESTful
5 2 (5.00%) AngularJS
5 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (5.00%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (5.00%) Kendo UI
6 1 (2.50%) Core Data
6 1 (2.50%) HTML5
6 1 (2.50%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (2.50%) React
6 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (2.50%) STB
2 1 (2.50%) User Experience
2 1 (2.50%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (37.50%) BDD
3 11 (27.50%) DevOps
4 8 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 7 (17.50%) TDD
6 5 (12.50%) OO
6 5 (12.50%) Scrum
6 5 (12.50%) User Stories
7 4 (10.00%) API Testing
7 4 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (10.00%) Pair Programming
7 4 (10.00%) Performance Testing
7 4 (10.00%) Test Automation
7 4 (10.00%) Unit Testing
8 3 (7.50%) Automated Testing
8 3 (7.50%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (7.50%) Refactoring
8 3 (7.50%) Security Testing
8 3 (7.50%) Software Engineering
8 3 (7.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 21 (52.50%) Java
2 12 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (17.50%) SQL
4 6 (15.00%) C#
5 5 (12.50%) Python
6 4 (10.00%) Ruby
7 3 (7.50%) AspectJ
7 3 (7.50%) Groovy
8 2 (5.00%) Bash Shell
8 2 (5.00%) MATLAB
9 1 (2.50%) Apple Swift
9 1 (2.50%) COBOL
9 1 (2.50%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.50%) Perl
9 1 (2.50%) PHP
9 1 (2.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.00%) SDET
2 1 (2.50%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 8 (20.00%) Docker
2 3 (7.50%) HDFS
3 2 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) Puppet
2 4 (10.00%) Ansible
2 4 (10.00%) Kubernetes
2 4 (10.00%) Mesos
3 3 (7.50%) Terraform
4 2 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (5.00%) vRealize
5 1 (2.50%) Marathon
5 1 (2.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) VMware
2 3 (7.50%) Google
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.50%) Apple
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco
3 1 (2.50%) IBM