The median contractor rate for a Software Development Engineer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies 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.

Software Development Engineer
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 587 622 619
Rank change year-on-year +35 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 15 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.039% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.041% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 10
Median daily rate £438 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £327 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £475 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £360 £330
% change year-on-year +2.08% +9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.16% +1.40%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +4.16% +1.40%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44357 51050 53273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28704 33277 33414
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1368 1510 2064
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Software Development Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Development Engineer in the UK

Software Development Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Development Engineer in the UK

Software Development Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Development Engineer over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Development Engineer in the UK

Software Development Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Development Engineer in the UK

Software Development Engineer
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Development Engineer within the UK 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
England +27 14 £438 +12.90% 16
London +4 6 £438 -2.77% 7
East of England -2 5 - - 6
Cambridge - 4 - - 4
Cambridgeshire - 4 - - 4
South East +1 2 £325 -9.72%
City of London -1 2 £438 +2.94% 4
Oxfordshire -11 1 £325 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £410 -
Yorkshire - 1 £410 -
Essex - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £410 -
Reading - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Abingdon - 1 £325 -

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Software 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 Software Development Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (53.85%) Java
2 17 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (41.03%) Test Automation
4 13 (33.33%) Python
5 11 (28.21%) BDD
6 10 (25.64%) MVC
6 10 (25.64%) Scrum
7 9 (23.08%) TDD
7 9 (23.08%) Software Engineering
7 9 (23.08%) JavaScript
7 9 (23.08%) C#
7 9 (23.08%) SDET
8 8 (20.51%) PHP
8 8 (20.51%) Linux
8 8 (20.51%) Test Scripting
9 7 (17.95%) Symfony
9 7 (17.95%) C++
10 6 (15.38%) Selenium
10 6 (15.38%) User Stories
11 5 (12.82%) Git (software)
11 5 (12.82%) Cucumber
11 5 (12.82%) SQL
11 5 (12.82%) SOAP
11 5 (12.82%) E-Commerce
11 5 (12.82%) Performance Testing
12 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (10.26%) Games
12 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (10.26%) Security Testing
12 4 (10.26%) Spring

Software 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 3 (7.69%) IIS
2 2 (5.13%) Apache
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) Internet
2 3 (7.69%) Bluetooth
2 3 (7.69%) Wireless
3 1 (2.56%) DVB
3 1 (2.56%) HTTP
3 1 (2.56%) Intranet
3 1 (2.56%) Profibus
3 1 (2.56%) RS-232
3 1 (2.56%) SNMP
3 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.13%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.13%) MySQL
3 2 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.13%) Redis
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.56%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Selenium
2 5 (12.82%) Cucumber
2 5 (12.82%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.69%) Bugzilla
3 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.13%) Eclipse
4 2 (5.13%) Maven
4 2 (5.13%) Vagrant
5 1 (2.56%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.56%) Fiddler
5 1 (2.56%) Gerrit
5 1 (2.56%) GitLab
5 1 (2.56%) Mockito
5 1 (2.56%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (2.56%) Robot Framework
5 1 (2.56%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.56%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.56%) TestNG
5 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (10.26%) Advertising
1 4 (10.26%) Games
2 2 (5.13%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.56%) Automotive
3 1 (2.56%) Avionics
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) Symfony
2 5 (12.82%) SOAP
3 4 (10.26%) .NET
3 4 (10.26%) HTML
3 4 (10.26%) Spring
4 3 (7.69%) AngularJS
4 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 3 (7.69%) Node.js
4 3 (7.69%) Unreal Engine
4 3 (7.69%) Web Services
5 2 (5.13%) Ajax
5 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (5.13%) CSS
5 2 (5.13%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (5.13%) JSON
5 2 (5.13%) Kendo UI
5 2 (5.13%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 2 (5.13%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.56%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Computer Science
1 4 (10.26%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (7.69%) Internet of Things
3 2 (5.13%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.56%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.56%) Infotainment
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) STB
4 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) Linux
2 4 (10.26%) Windows
3 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.56%) Android
4 1 (2.56%) Unix
4 1 (2.56%) VxWorks
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (41.03%) Test Automation
3 11 (28.21%) BDD
4 10 (25.64%) MVC
4 10 (25.64%) Scrum
5 9 (23.08%) SDET
5 9 (23.08%) Software Engineering
5 9 (23.08%) TDD
6 8 (20.51%) Test Scripting
7 6 (15.38%) User Stories
8 5 (12.82%) E-Commerce
8 5 (12.82%) Performance Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Configuration Management
9 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (10.26%) Functional Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Kanban
9 4 (10.26%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Security Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Software Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (53.85%) Java
2 13 (33.33%) Python
3 9 (23.08%) C#
3 9 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 8 (20.51%) PHP
5 7 (17.95%) C++
6 5 (12.82%) SQL
7 4 (10.26%) Perl
8 3 (7.69%) C
8 3 (7.69%) Tcl
9 2 (5.13%) Bash Shell
10 1 (2.56%) Ada
10 1 (2.56%) Apple Swift
10 1 (2.56%) Embedded C
10 1 (2.56%) Embedded C++
10 1 (2.56%) Jython
10 1 (2.56%) Objective-C
10 1 (2.56%) Pascal
10 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) Degree
2 2 (5.13%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (5.13%) Master's Degree
3 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) DO-178B
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Docker
1 3 (7.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.56%) Oozie
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.56%) Apple
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco
2 1 (2.56%) IBM
2 1 (2.56%) VMware
City, London
IntaPeople
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago