The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Development Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Development Specialist
England / London
Rank 392 417 411
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Development Specialist 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.021% 0.009% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.010% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £625 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £363 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 - -

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
18340 20393 20020
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.80% 95.07% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 13137 14442 14116
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 308 329
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.29% -11.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Development Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

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 22 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Development Specialist within the London region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 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
City of London -2 1 £625 +13.63%
Development Specialist
England

Development Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 London region featuring Development Specialist in the job title.

1 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) HTML
2 3 (42.86%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) Concurrent Programming
3 2 (28.57%) Microservices
3 2 (28.57%) MVC
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (28.57%) JUnit
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Banking
3 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Spring
3 2 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (28.57%) Selenium
3 2 (28.57%) jQuery
3 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (28.57%) HTML5
3 2 (28.57%) Mockito
3 2 (28.57%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (28.57%) Big Data

Development Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 1 (14.29%) Apache Solr
1 1 (14.29%) Apache Spark
1 1 (14.29%) Confluence
1 1 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (28.57%) Big Data
2 1 (14.29%) Hadoop
2 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (28.57%) JUnit
1 2 (28.57%) Mockito
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Gradle
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Maven
2 1 (14.29%) SonarQube
2 1 (14.29%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (14.29%) Subversion
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
2 2 (28.57%) HTML5
2 2 (28.57%) jQuery
2 2 (28.57%) Spring
3 1 (14.29%) Ajax
3 1 (14.29%) Apache Camel
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) JMS
3 1 (14.29%) RESTful
3 1 (14.29%) Spring Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Spring MVC
3 1 (14.29%) WebSockets
3 1 (14.29%) XHTML
3 1 (14.29%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (14.29%) Equities
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Continuous Delivery
1 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Concurrent Programming
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (28.57%) Customer Insight
2 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Microservices
2 2 (28.57%) MVC
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
2 2 (28.57%) TDD
2 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Web Application Development
3 1 (14.29%) BDD
3 1 (14.29%) Business Transformation
3 1 (14.29%) Kanban
3 1 (14.29%) OO PHP
3 1 (14.29%) Open Source
3 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) Clojure
3 1 (14.29%) Groovy
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
3 1 (14.29%) Scala
3 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Docker
2 1 (14.29%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) MuleSoft
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) Sybase
1 1 (14.29%) Zend