The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Development Specialist
Rank 414 - 414
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Development Specialist 5 0 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.021% - 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% - 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 12
Average daily rate
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£575 - £550
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 - £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 - £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 -
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -
Development Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22283 22211 23247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.57% 92.63% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 15676 15093 15945
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 416 451
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £45.00 £42.30
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Development Specialist across the London region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Development Specialist Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 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
City of London - 2 £619 -
Development Specialist
England

Development Specialist
Top 28 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) Change Management
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
1 2 (28.57%) Multithreading
1 2 (28.57%) CIPD
1 2 (28.57%) Low Latency
2 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
2 1 (14.29%) Coaching
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 1 (14.29%) Hudson
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) Spring
2 1 (14.29%) Maven
2 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Financial Institution
2 1 (14.29%) Front Office
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Ant
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management

Development Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Ant
1 1 (14.29%) Maven
1 1 (14.29%) Hudson
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Financial Institution
2 1 (14.29%) Front Office
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Change Management
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) Multithreading
1 2 (28.57%) Low Latency
2 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
2 1 (14.29%) Coaching
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CIPD
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle