The first table below looks at the demand for the Development Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 23 July 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 London 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Development Specialist
Rank 401 393 408
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Development Specialist 1 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.004% 0.045% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.049% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 1
Average daily rate
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£600 £450 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £475 £388
% change year-on-year
-26.31% +22.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21546 22422 24477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.78% 92.46% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 14798 15261 15876
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 472 642
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.90 £42.50 £43.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Development Specialist
England

Development Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Development Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in London

Development Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Development Specialist Daily Rate Trend in London

Development Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Development Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in London

Development Specialist
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 23 July 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.

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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
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Development Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Spring
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (50.00%) DSL
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) XSLT
3 1 (25.00%) JBoss
3 1 (25.00%) Apache
3 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (25.00%) ETL
3 1 (25.00%) SAML
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (25.00%) IIS
3 1 (25.00%) JSP
3 1 (25.00%) Servlets
3 1 (25.00%) Struts
3 1 (25.00%) JAAS
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) J2EE
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (25.00%) Data Mart
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005

Development Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (50.00%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (25.00%) Data Mart
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Spring
2 2 (50.00%) XSLT
3 1 (25.00%) SAML
3 1 (25.00%) JAAS
3 1 (25.00%) J2EE
3 1 (25.00%) JSP
3 1 (25.00%) Servlets
3 1 (25.00%) Struts
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ETL
1 1 (25.00%) TDD
1 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) JBoss