Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Development Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 November 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.

Development Engineer
England > London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 578 581 605
Rank change year-on-year +3 +24 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Development Engineer 57 38 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.084% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.089% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 20 15
London median daily rate £525 £445 £482
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.98% -7.68% +20.50%
10th Percentile £400 £328 £330
90th Percentile £575 £589 £545
England median daily rate £488 £383 £400
% change year-on-year +27.45% -4.38% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
London median hourly rate £47.67 £32.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.66% -18.75% +17.65%
England median hourly rate £47.50 £37.60 £39.40
% change year-on-year +26.33% -4.57% -1.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44677 42926 44295
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.98% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32353 30510 31225
London median daily rate £498 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.57% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 549 563 683
London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.23 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.60% +1.21% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.77
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Development Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 November 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
South London -23 10 £525 -
West London +2 6 £550 +17.65%
Central London +2 4 £525 +16.67% 1
North London -13 1 £290 -7.20%
Development Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 37 (64.91%) Java
2 19 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (31.58%) DevOps
4 17 (29.82%) SDET
4 17 (29.82%) SQL
4 17 (29.82%) Python
5 16 (28.07%) Web Services
5 16 (28.07%) JIRA
5 16 (28.07%) Docker
6 15 (26.32%) Jenkins
6 15 (26.32%) Software Engineering
6 15 (26.32%) Test Automation
7 14 (24.56%) Linux
7 14 (24.56%) Cucumber
8 13 (22.81%) Amazon AWS
9 12 (21.05%) REST
9 12 (21.05%) Unix
9 12 (21.05%) Active Directory
10 11 (19.30%) Windows
10 11 (19.30%) Maven
10 11 (19.30%) Dependency Injection
11 10 (17.54%) BDD
12 9 (15.79%) Test Management
12 9 (15.79%) Performance Testing
12 9 (15.79%) Finance
13 8 (14.04%) XML
13 8 (14.04%) OO
13 8 (14.04%) Oracle
13 8 (14.04%) Git (software)
13 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared

Development Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 8 (14.04%) Confluence
2 6 (10.53%) WebSphere
2 6 (10.53%) WebSphere Portal
3 4 (7.02%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.75%) Apache
4 1 (1.75%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (1.75%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.75%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.75%) Luigi
4 1 (1.75%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 13 (22.81%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (10.53%) SaaS
3 3 (5.26%) GitHub
3 3 (5.26%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (1.75%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (1.75%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (1.75%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.75%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.75%) BrowserStack
4 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.75%) Heroku
4 1 (1.75%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.75%) PaaS
4 1 (1.75%) Serverless
4 1 (1.75%) Slack
4 1 (1.75%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) LDAP
2 1 (1.75%) Firewall
2 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) Oracle Database
2 6 (10.53%) GIS
2 6 (10.53%) Oracle Database 10g
2 6 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (8.77%) NoSQL
3 5 (8.77%) RDBMS
3 5 (8.77%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.51%) Apache Hive
4 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.51%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.51%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.51%) Redis
5 1 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.75%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (1.75%) Big Data
5 1 (1.75%) DB2
5 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (28.07%) JIRA
2 15 (26.32%) Jenkins
3 14 (24.56%) Cucumber
4 11 (19.30%) Maven
5 8 (14.04%) Git (software)
6 7 (12.28%) JBehave
7 6 (10.53%) TestRail
8 5 (8.77%) Selenium
9 4 (7.02%) GitLab
9 4 (7.02%) JUnit
10 3 (5.26%) Appium
10 3 (5.26%) Gerrit
10 3 (5.26%) IntelliJ
10 3 (5.26%) WebDriver
10 3 (5.26%) Zephyr
11 2 (3.51%) Gatling
11 2 (3.51%) JMeter
11 2 (3.51%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (3.51%) TeamCity
11 2 (3.51%) TestNG
General
1 9 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) Front Office
2 1 (1.75%) Marketing
2 1 (1.75%) Retail
2 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (28.07%) Web Services
2 12 (21.05%) REST
3 8 (14.04%) AngularJS
3 8 (14.04%) Gherkin
3 8 (14.04%) XML
4 7 (12.28%) .NET
4 7 (12.28%) J2EE
4 7 (12.28%) JSON
4 7 (12.28%) Node.js
5 6 (10.53%) JSF
6 5 (8.77%) OAuth
6 5 (8.77%) SAML
7 3 (5.26%) Dropwizard
7 3 (5.26%) SOAP
7 3 (5.26%) Spring
8 2 (3.51%) WPF
9 1 (1.75%) GWT
9 1 (1.75%) Hibernate
9 1 (1.75%) MFC
9 1 (1.75%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Algorithms
1 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.02%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.02%) Data Structures
3 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.75%) Equities
4 1 (1.75%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (1.75%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.75%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 14 (24.56%) Linux
2 12 (21.05%) Unix
3 11 (19.30%) Windows
4 6 (10.53%) Windows Server
5 4 (7.02%) Android
5 4 (7.02%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.75%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (31.58%) DevOps
3 17 (29.82%) SDET
4 15 (26.32%) Software Engineering
4 15 (26.32%) Test Automation
5 11 (19.30%) Dependency Injection
6 10 (17.54%) BDD
7 9 (15.79%) Performance Testing
7 9 (15.79%) Test Management
8 8 (14.04%) Acceptance Criteria
8 8 (14.04%) Information Security
8 8 (14.04%) OO
9 7 (12.28%) Scrum
10 6 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (10.53%) Data Migration
10 6 (10.53%) Migration
10 6 (10.53%) Process Management
10 6 (10.53%) Quality Management
10 6 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
10 6 (10.53%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 37 (64.91%) Java
2 17 (29.82%) Python
2 17 (29.82%) SQL
3 7 (12.28%) Ruby
4 6 (10.53%) C
4 6 (10.53%) C#
4 6 (10.53%) PL/SQL
5 4 (7.02%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.26%) C++
7 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.51%) VBA
8 1 (1.75%) Groovy
8 1 (1.75%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.75%) Perl
8 1 (1.75%) Scala
8 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.53%) DV Cleared
2 6 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.26%) Degree
4 2 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.75%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) QA
System Software
1 16 (28.07%) Docker
2 12 (21.05%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.75%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) Ansible
1 2 (3.51%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.75%) Juju
2 1 (1.75%) Mesos
2 1 (1.75%) Oozie
2 1 (1.75%) Puppet
2 1 (1.75%) SCCM
2 1 (1.75%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (14.04%) Oracle
2 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.53%) Fujitsu
4 5 (8.77%) Dell
5 4 (7.02%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.75%) SAP
6 1 (1.75%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.75%) Sonatype