The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Development Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Development Specialist
Rank 620 608 580
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Development Specialist 3 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.006% 0.021% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.022% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 5
Median daily rate £375 £563 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +32.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £321 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £631 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £321 £399
% change year-on-year
+18.67% -19.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.00 -
Development Specialist
UK

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
47291 48931 46133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.80% 94.82% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 31081 31593 28481
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1412 1847 1900
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.61 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.34% +0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Development Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Development Specialist in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Development Specialist across the England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

Development Specialist Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Development Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
North West +8 1 £300 -
London -7 1 £375 -36.17%
West Midlands -28 1 £463 -
Development Specialist
UK

Development Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, Development Specialist 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 England region featuring Development Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (26.67%) Analytics
2 4 (26.67%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (26.67%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) MS Project
2 4 (26.67%) MS Office
2 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (26.67%) MS Access
2 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (26.67%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (26.67%) MS Visio
2 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (20.00%) Finance
3 3 (20.00%) Validation
3 3 (20.00%) Project Management
3 3 (20.00%) Data Mining
3 3 (20.00%) ETL
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (20.00%) Data Validation
3 3 (20.00%) QA
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (13.33%) Source Code Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Virtual Team
4 2 (13.33%) Threat Modelling

Development Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
1 4 (26.67%) MS Office
1 4 (26.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (26.67%) MS Project
1 4 (26.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Azure SQL Database
1 4 (26.67%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (26.67%) MS Access
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) Data Mining
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Marketing
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
1 2 (13.33%) IBM Integration Bus
1 2 (13.33%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) Ajax
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) XHTML
2 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) DataPower
2 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (13.33%) Virtual Team
3 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
3 1 (6.67%) Neural Network
3 1 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Android
1 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Analytics
1 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (20.00%) Data Validation
2 3 (20.00%) ETL
2 3 (20.00%) Project Management
2 3 (20.00%) Validation
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) Business Development
3 2 (13.33%) Coaching
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Improvement
3 2 (13.33%) SDLC
3 2 (13.33%) Security Architecture
3 2 (13.33%) Source Code Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (13.33%) Threat Modelling
4 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.67%) Investment Management
4 1 (6.67%) Machine Learning
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Monte Carlo Method
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Java
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.67%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CIPD
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Apigee
2 2 (13.33%) Intel
2 2 (13.33%) webMethods