The median contractor rate for a Senior Development Engineer was £468 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Development Engineer
England / London
Rank 400 417 408
Rank change year-on-year +17 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Development Engineer 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.010% 0.009% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.010% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £468 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.84% -23.52%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 18217 20900 19829
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.84% 95.03% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12944 14975 13682
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 282 362
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -12.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Senior Development Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Development Engineer in London

Senior Development Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Development Engineer in London

Senior 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 Senior Development Engineer in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Development Engineer in London

Senior Development Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Senior 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 Senior Development Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) Docker
2 2 (40.00%) Node.js
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) J2EE
3 1 (20.00%) Photoshop
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) XHTML
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Apple
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Spring
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
3 1 (20.00%) jQuery
3 1 (20.00%) Scala
3 1 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (20.00%) Redis
3 1 (20.00%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) Vagrant
3 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (20.00%) BDD

Senior 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon EMR
1 1 (20.00%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (20.00%) AWS Lambda
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (20.00%) Redis
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (20.00%) Vagrant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Node.js
2 1 (20.00%) Core Data
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) J2EE
2 1 (20.00%) jQuery
2 1 (20.00%) Spring
2 1 (20.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Anomaly Detection
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) User Stories
2 1 (20.00%) Web Development
2 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) Apple Swift
2 1 (20.00%) Objective-C
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) PHP
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Scala
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Apple