The table below looks at the statistics for the Development Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Development Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Development Specialist
Rank 576 550 563
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Development Specialist 2 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.025% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.027% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 1
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£325 £550 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.90% +15.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46480 44650 49322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.32% 92.83% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 28690 27138 28354
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1959 2460
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.53 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £40.00 £41.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Development Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Development Specialist in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Development Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in England

Development Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Development Specialist across the England region.

Development Specialist Daily Rate Trend in England

Development Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Development Specialist across the England region.

Development Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in England

Development Specialist
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Development Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
London - - - -
South East - - - -
East of England - - - -
Development Specialist
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Development Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Development Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Development Specialist in their job title.

1 4 (36.36%) Java
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) VBScript
2 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (27.27%) Spring
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (18.18%) E-Learning
3 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) DSL
3 2 (18.18%) Service Management
3 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
3 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 2 (18.18%) Servlets
3 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
3 2 (18.18%) Adobe
3 2 (18.18%) OpenView
3 2 (18.18%) HP
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) XSLT
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) JBoss
4 1 (9.09%) Apache
4 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
4 1 (9.09%) IIS
4 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
4 1 (9.09%) CSS

Development Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Development Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Development Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
2 1 (9.09%) IIS
2 1 (9.09%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Spring
2 2 (18.18%) Servlets
2 2 (18.18%) XSLT
3 1 (9.09%) SAML
3 1 (9.09%) JAAS
3 1 (9.09%) Struts
3 1 (9.09%) HTML
3 1 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (9.09%) J2EE
3 1 (9.09%) CSS
3 1 (9.09%) JSP
3 1 (9.09%) HTML5
3 1 (9.09%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
1 2 (18.18%) E-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Service Management
2 1 (9.09%) Scrum
2 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Release Management
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) VBScript
3 1 (9.09%) VB
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
1 2 (18.18%) Adobe
1 2 (18.18%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) JBoss