The median contractor rate for a Development Engineer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 406 402 411
Rank change year-on-year -4 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a Development Engineer 16 25 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.077% 0.12% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.12% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 8
Median daily rate £438 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +21.42%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £395 £351
% change year-on-year -11.44% +12.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £37.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -1.31% -2.56%  

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 19622 20610 22172
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.89% 95.28% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14013 14955 15445
Median daily rate £500 £463 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +3.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 227 383
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -4.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

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 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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 -1 3 £438 - 4
Development Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 17 (50.00%) Java
2 16 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (26.47%) SQL
3 9 (26.47%) DevOps
4 8 (23.53%) Docker
4 8 (23.53%) Test Automation
4 8 (23.53%) BDD
4 8 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 8 (23.53%) Linux
4 8 (23.53%) E-Commerce
5 7 (20.59%) TDD
5 7 (20.59%) Finance
5 7 (20.59%) Scrum
5 7 (20.59%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (20.59%) SDET
6 6 (17.65%) Python
6 6 (17.65%) Ruby
6 6 (17.65%) Selenium
7 5 (14.71%) Performance Testing
7 5 (14.71%) SOAP
7 5 (14.71%) Kubernetes
7 5 (14.71%) Puppet
7 5 (14.71%) Node.js
7 5 (14.71%) Cucumber
7 5 (14.71%) User Stories
8 4 (11.76%) Mesos
8 4 (11.76%) AngularJS
8 4 (11.76%) Big Data
8 4 (11.76%) Open Source
8 4 (11.76%) Apache Hive

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 3 (8.82%) Apache Pig
2 2 (5.88%) IIS
3 1 (2.94%) Apache
3 1 (2.94%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (2.94%) Luigi
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Revit
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.59%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.82%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.94%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (2.94%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (2.94%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.94%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (2.94%) GitHub
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.94%) DVB
2 1 (2.94%) Firewall
2 1 (2.94%) HTTP
2 1 (2.94%) SSL
2 1 (2.94%) Value-Added Service
2 1 (2.94%) VLAN
2 1 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) Apache Hive
1 4 (11.76%) Big Data
1 4 (11.76%) Hadoop
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.88%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.88%) Redis
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.94%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.94%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.94%) MySQL
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Selenium
2 5 (14.71%) Cucumber
3 4 (11.76%) Git (software)
4 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.88%) Maven
5 2 (5.88%) Vagrant
6 1 (2.94%) Ant
6 1 (2.94%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.94%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.94%) Gerrit
6 1 (2.94%) GitLab
6 1 (2.94%) JIRA
6 1 (2.94%) JUnit
6 1 (2.94%) Mockito
6 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.94%) Subversion
6 1 (2.94%) TestNG
6 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (20.59%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Advertising
2 4 (11.76%) Games
3 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.94%) Japanese Language
4 1 (2.94%) Marketing
4 1 (2.94%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) Node.js
1 5 (14.71%) SOAP
2 4 (11.76%) AngularJS
3 3 (8.82%) .NET
3 3 (8.82%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (8.82%) HTML
3 3 (8.82%) Spring
3 3 (8.82%) Web Services
4 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (5.88%) Kendo UI
4 2 (5.88%) React
5 1 (2.94%) Apache Commons
5 1 (2.94%) Cascading
5 1 (2.94%) Core Data
5 1 (2.94%) Ember.js
5 1 (2.94%) Guava
5 1 (2.94%) REST
5 1 (2.94%) RESTful
5 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.94%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) CCTV
2 1 (2.94%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.94%) Derivative
2 1 (2.94%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.94%) Equities
2 1 (2.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.94%) Market Risk
2 1 (2.94%) STB
2 1 (2.94%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.94%) CoreOS
2 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (26.47%) DevOps
3 8 (23.53%) BDD
3 8 (23.53%) E-Commerce
3 8 (23.53%) Test Automation
4 7 (20.59%) Scrum
4 7 (20.59%) SDET
4 7 (20.59%) TDD
5 5 (14.71%) Performance Testing
5 5 (14.71%) User Stories
6 4 (11.76%) API Testing
6 4 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (11.76%) Kanban
6 4 (11.76%) Open Source
6 4 (11.76%) Security Testing
6 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (8.82%) Microservices
7 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
7 3 (8.82%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (50.00%) Java
2 9 (26.47%) SQL
3 8 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 6 (17.65%) Python
4 6 (17.65%) Ruby
5 4 (11.76%) C#
6 2 (5.88%) MATLAB
7 1 (2.94%) Apple Swift
7 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.94%) C++
7 1 (2.94%) COBOL
7 1 (2.94%) Go
7 1 (2.94%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.94%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Degree
1 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.94%) Master's Degree
2 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 8 (23.53%) Docker
2 3 (8.82%) HDFS
3 1 (2.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) Kubernetes
1 5 (14.71%) Puppet
2 4 (11.76%) Ansible
2 4 (11.76%) Mesos
3 3 (8.82%) Terraform
4 2 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.94%) Marathon
5 1 (2.94%) Oozie
5 1 (2.94%) rkt
5 1 (2.94%) Salt
5 1 (2.94%) vRealize
5 1 (2.94%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.88%) VMware
3 1 (2.94%) Apple
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco
3 1 (2.94%) IBM
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