Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Development Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 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.

Senior Development Engineer
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 870 869 879
Rank change year-on-year -1 +10 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Development Engineer 7 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.011% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.012% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 7
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £482
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -6.64% +16.85%
10th Percentile £455 £395 £420
90th Percentile £495 £501 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
UK median hourly rate - - £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £39.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97749 99240 107788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64477 64699 68564
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2920 3284 4118
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Senior Development Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Development Engineer in the UK

Senior Development Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Development Engineer in the UK

Senior Development Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Development Engineer in the UK

Senior Development Engineer
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Development Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 21 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
UK excluding London +19 6 £500 - 6
Scotland - 4 - -
England +7 3 £475 +5.56% 6
East of England -6 1 £500 - 4
London -25 1 £450 -
Midlands - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

Senior Development Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 featuring Senior Development Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
3 5 (71.43%) Scrum
3 5 (71.43%) Degree
3 5 (71.43%) TDD
3 5 (71.43%) C#
4 4 (57.14%) .NET
4 4 (57.14%) MCSD
4 4 (57.14%) N-Tier
4 4 (57.14%) OOD
4 4 (57.14%) OOP
4 4 (57.14%) OOA/OOD
4 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
4 4 (57.14%) .NET Framework
4 4 (57.14%) MVC
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (57.14%) Multithreading
4 4 (57.14%) QA
4 4 (57.14%) Use Case
4 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
4 4 (57.14%) Entity Framework
4 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (57.14%) PaaS
4 4 (57.14%) IaaS
4 4 (57.14%) SignalR
4 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (57.14%) .NET Core
5 3 (42.86%) Jenkins

Senior Development Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (14.29%) Confluence
2 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Simulink
1 1 (14.29%) Stateflow
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) IaaS
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (57.14%) PaaS
2 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (28.57%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Redis
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (14.29%) DB2
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
3 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 2 (28.57%) JBehave
3 2 (28.57%) Selenium
3 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
3 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
3 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (14.29%) Bitbucket
4 1 (14.29%) Checkstyle
4 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 1 (14.29%) JIRA
4 1 (14.29%) JUnit
4 1 (14.29%) Maven
4 1 (14.29%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
4 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
1 4 (57.14%) .NET Core
1 4 (57.14%) .NET Framework
1 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET Web API
1 4 (57.14%) Entity Framework
1 4 (57.14%) SignalR
2 3 (42.86%) RESTful
3 2 (28.57%) ADO.NET
3 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (28.57%) JSON
3 2 (28.57%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (28.57%) LESS
3 2 (28.57%) OAuth2
3 2 (28.57%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (28.57%) React
3 2 (28.57%) REST
3 2 (28.57%) Sass
3 2 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (28.57%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) N-Tier
2 2 (28.57%) Algorithms
2 2 (28.57%) Blog
2 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (28.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
3 5 (71.43%) Scrum
3 5 (71.43%) TDD
4 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (57.14%) Multithreading
4 4 (57.14%) MVC
4 4 (57.14%) OOA/OOD
4 4 (57.14%) OOD
4 4 (57.14%) OOP
4 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
4 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
4 4 (57.14%) Use Case
5 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
5 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
6 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
6 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
6 2 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (28.57%) SDET
6 2 (28.57%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) ES6
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) TypeScript
3 2 (28.57%) XPath
4 1 (14.29%) C
4 1 (14.29%) MATLAB
4 1 (14.29%) Perl
4 1 (14.29%) Python
4 1 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Degree
2 4 (57.14%) MCSD
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) ISO 26262
2 1 (14.29%) MISRA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Avaya
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Atlassian
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Sonatype