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 2015 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 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Development Specialist
Rank 571 575 559
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Development Specialist 18 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.034% 0.004% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.004% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 12
Average daily rate
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£538 £325 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.38% -40.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £325 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £631 £325 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 -
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -
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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
49336 46518 44681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.83% 92.45% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32059 28699 27154
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1841 1961
Average hourly rate £17.25 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.57 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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
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 28 August 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Development Specialist across the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Development Specialist Hourly Rate Histogram 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 2015. 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East - 7 - -
London - 5 £575 -
East of England - 4 - -
South West -11 1 £350 +7.69%
Yorkshire - 1 - -
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Development Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 8 (38.10%) Java
1 8 (38.10%) Linux
2 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (28.57%) UNIX
4 5 (23.81%) Python
4 5 (23.81%) Perl
4 5 (23.81%) C
4 5 (23.81%) SAS
4 5 (23.81%) SAN
4 5 (23.81%) Finance
4 5 (23.81%) iSCSI
4 5 (23.81%) FCoE
4 5 (23.81%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
5 4 (19.05%) CIPD
5 4 (19.05%) SCCM
5 4 (19.05%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (19.05%) Windows
6 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
6 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 3 (14.29%) Citrix
6 3 (14.29%) Symantec
6 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 3 (14.29%) AdminStudio
6 3 (14.29%) Project Management
6 3 (14.29%) Banking
6 3 (14.29%) Altiris
6 3 (14.29%) Change Management
6 3 (14.29%) Migration
6 3 (14.29%) Network Security

Development Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 5 (23.81%) SAS
2 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) Liferay
3 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.76%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) SAN
1 5 (23.81%) iSCSI
1 5 (23.81%) FCoE
1 5 (23.81%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (14.29%) Network Security
3 1 (4.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) DB2
1 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) AdminStudio
1 3 (14.29%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (4.76%) Hudson
2 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.76%) Maven
2 1 (4.76%) Ant
2 1 (4.76%) MSI
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Law
3 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.76%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Application Packaging
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (4.76%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) Social Media
2 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.76%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Linux
2 6 (28.57%) UNIX
3 4 (19.05%) Windows
4 3 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.76%) VME
5 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 3 (14.29%) Project Management
2 3 (14.29%) Change Management
2 3 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (9.52%) Multithreading
3 2 (9.52%) Low Latency
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.76%) DevOps
4 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.76%) Coaching
4 1 (4.76%) Software Delivery
4 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.76%) User Stories
4 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) Java
2 5 (23.81%) Perl
2 5 (23.81%) C
2 5 (23.81%) Python
3 2 (9.52%) SQL
4 1 (4.76%) VB
4 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.76%) COBOL
4 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) CIPD
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
2 1 (4.76%) vSphere
2 1 (4.76%) vCloud
2 1 (4.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) Puppet
2 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.76%) Control-M
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 3 (14.29%) Citrix
1 3 (14.29%) Symantec
1 3 (14.29%) Altiris
1 3 (14.29%) LANDesk
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) IBM
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.76%) ICL
3 1 (4.76%) Fujitsu
3 1 (4.76%) Wyse
3 1 (4.76%) VMware