The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Development Specialist
Rank 581 496 570
Rank change year-on-year
-85 +74
Contract jobs requiring a Development Specialist 9 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.016% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.018% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Average daily rate £350 £150 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+133.33% -62.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £150 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £390 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47408 39975 51632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29341 23493 29070
Average daily rate £396 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1940 2055 2466
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Development Specialist
UK

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 18 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Development Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East -12 3 £338 +125.00%
London -25 3 £600 +33.33%
North West - 3 £350 -
Yorkshire - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Development Specialist
UK

Development Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (18.75%) LAN
3 3 (18.75%) WAN
3 3 (18.75%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (18.75%) VBScript
3 3 (18.75%) Java
3 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
3 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 2 (12.50%) VSAM
4 2 (12.50%) E-Learning
4 2 (12.50%) System Testing
4 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) Spring
4 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (12.50%) COBOL
4 2 (12.50%) Servlets
4 2 (12.50%) Service Management
4 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
4 2 (12.50%) Adobe
4 2 (12.50%) OpenView
4 2 (12.50%) HP
4 2 (12.50%) CICS
5 1 (6.25%) SAML
5 1 (6.25%) DSL
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management

Development Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (12.50%) Tomcat
1 2 (12.50%) CICS
2 1 (6.25%) Apache
2 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) LAN
1 3 (18.75%) WAN
2 1 (6.25%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (18.75%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.25%) Data Mart
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Spring
1 2 (12.50%) Servlets
2 1 (6.25%) SAML
2 1 (6.25%) JAAS
2 1 (6.25%) Struts
2 1 (6.25%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) XSLT
2 1 (6.25%) JSP
2 1 (6.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 2 (12.50%) VSAM
1 2 (12.50%) E-Learning
2 1 (6.25%) iSeries
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) System Testing
1 2 (12.50%) Service Management
2 1 (6.25%) Project Management
2 1 (6.25%) ETL
2 1 (6.25%) Change Management
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL
2 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
2 1 (6.25%) TDD
2 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) VBScript
2 3 (18.75%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) COBOL
4 1 (6.25%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) RPG
4 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
1 1 (6.25%) P3O
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Adobe
1 2 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) JBoss
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle