The table below looks at the statistics for the Development Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Development Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Development Engineer
Rank 582 556 493
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -63
Contract jobs requiring a Development Engineer 31 36 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.068% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.073% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 26
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£350 £423 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.15% +7.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £327 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £449 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £400 £275
% change year-on-year
-12.30% +45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 8
Average hourly rate £39.25 £34.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.76% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.33 £31.20 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.99 £38.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.13 £35.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+11.78% -1.40%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51627 49001 45588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.58% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32558 29967 26404
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £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 1943 1955 2128
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.59 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Development Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Development Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Development Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Development Engineer within the UK.

Development Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Development Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Development Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Development Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Development Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Development Engineer within the UK.

Development Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Development Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Development Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Development Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Development Engineer
Top 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Development Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 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
England -37 25 £350 -17.15% 35
London -21 8 £350 -17.64% 5
South East -16 7 £375 -6.25% 12
Scotland +9 6 £352 -
East of England +5 5 £197 -53.73% 7
Erskine - 5 £352 -
Renfrewshire - 5 £352 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £388 - 4
City of London -5 3 £400 -8.25%
South West -6 3 - - 5
Hertfordshire - 3 £168 - 1
Dorset +2 2 - - 1
West Midlands 0 2 - - 1
Hampshire -1 2 - - 1
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Peterborough +6 1 £450 -
Hook -1 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -3 1 £450 +5.88% 1
Devon - 1 - - 1
Abingdon - 1 £425 -
Stevenage - 1 £225 -
Weymouth - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £375 -
Exeter - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £375 -
Farnborough - 1 - -

Development Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Development Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 27 (35.53%) Linux
2 25 (32.89%) Windows
3 24 (31.58%) Java
4 22 (28.95%) UNIX
4 22 (28.95%) VMware
5 21 (27.63%) VMware Infrastructure
6 17 (22.37%) C++
7 16 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
8 14 (18.42%) Security Cleared
8 14 (18.42%) Perl
8 14 (18.42%) SAN
9 12 (15.79%) C#
9 12 (15.79%) SQL
9 12 (15.79%) Oracle
9 12 (15.79%) Network Security
9 12 (15.79%) Load Balancing
9 12 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
10 11 (14.47%) PowerShell
10 11 (14.47%) HP
11 10 (13.16%) Cisco
11 10 (13.16%) C
11 10 (13.16%) SC Cleared
12 9 (11.84%) VBScript
12 9 (11.84%) DNS
12 9 (11.84%) Python
12 9 (11.84%) ADSL
12 9 (11.84%) WAN
12 9 (11.84%) Juniper
12 9 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (10.53%) OpenView Configuration Management

Development Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Development Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.95%) WebLogic
1 3 (3.95%) SharePoint
1 3 (3.95%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (1.32%) Node.js
2 1 (1.32%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.32%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 7 (9.21%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.32%) Simulink
2 1 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.32%) MS Project
2 1 (1.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 16 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.95%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.42%) SAN
2 12 (15.79%) Network Security
3 9 (11.84%) DNS
3 9 (11.84%) ADSL
3 9 (11.84%) WAN
4 4 (5.26%) Firewall
5 3 (3.95%) Wireless
5 3 (3.95%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.63%) Intranet
6 2 (2.63%) DVB
7 1 (1.32%) LTE
7 1 (1.32%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.32%) Internet
7 1 (1.32%) HSDPA
7 1 (1.32%) IGMP
7 1 (1.32%) RTSP
7 1 (1.32%) VLAN
7 1 (1.32%) HSUPA
7 1 (1.32%) WCDMA
7 1 (1.32%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.95%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.32%) MySQL
5 1 (1.32%) Spotfire
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.32%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.32%) DB2
5 1 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.32%) Big Data
5 1 (1.32%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.32%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (10.53%) MSI
2 4 (5.26%) JIRA
2 4 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.63%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.63%) Gradle
3 2 (2.63%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.63%) Subversion
3 2 (2.63%) Maven
3 2 (2.63%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.32%) Selenium
4 1 (1.32%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.32%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.32%) NUnit
4 1 (1.32%) Trac
4 1 (1.32%) Calabash
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.32%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.32%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (7.89%) Finance
2 4 (5.26%) Electronics
2 4 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.95%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.95%) Automotive
3 3 (3.95%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.63%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.63%) Military
5 1 (1.32%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.32%) Games
5 1 (1.32%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.53%) XML
1 8 (10.53%) WPF
2 7 (9.21%) XSD
2 7 (9.21%) WinForms
3 6 (7.89%) STL
3 6 (7.89%) Swing
3 6 (7.89%) jQuery
4 4 (5.26%) .NET
5 3 (3.95%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (3.95%) Web Services
5 3 (3.95%) Ajax
5 3 (3.95%) OpenGL ES
6 2 (2.63%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (2.63%) HTML
6 2 (2.63%) Software Packaging
6 2 (2.63%) Spring
6 2 (2.63%) Classic ASP
6 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.63%) CSS
7 1 (1.32%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.21%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (7.89%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.26%) Clustering
5 3 (3.95%) STB
5 3 (3.95%) DTV
5 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.95%) 3D Graphics
5 3 (3.95%) Hedge funds
5 3 (3.95%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.32%) Streaming Video
7 1 (1.32%) Grid Computing
7 1 (1.32%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.32%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.32%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.32%) Social Media
7 1 (1.32%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.32%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 27 (35.53%) Linux
2 25 (32.89%) Windows
3 22 (28.95%) UNIX
4 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (6.58%) Android
6 3 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.32%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (1.32%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.32%) NetWare
8 1 (1.32%) Windows CE
8 1 (1.32%) AIX
8 1 (1.32%) HPUX
8 1 (1.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.79%) Load Balancing
2 7 (9.21%) Unit Testing
2 7 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (9.21%) Software Engineering
2 7 (9.21%) Change Management
2 7 (9.21%) Validation
2 7 (9.21%) Performance Management
3 5 (6.58%) Multithreading
3 5 (6.58%) Configuration Management
4 4 (5.26%) Performance Testing
4 4 (5.26%) Android Development
5 3 (3.95%) Patch Management
5 3 (3.95%) High Availability
5 3 (3.95%) OO
5 3 (3.95%) SOA
6 2 (2.63%) ETL
6 2 (2.63%) UML
6 2 (2.63%) Project Management
6 2 (2.63%) MVC
6 2 (2.63%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (31.58%) Java
2 17 (22.37%) C++
3 14 (18.42%) Perl
4 12 (15.79%) SQL
4 12 (15.79%) C#
5 11 (14.47%) PowerShell
6 10 (13.16%) C
7 9 (11.84%) VBScript
7 9 (11.84%) Python
8 7 (9.21%) Bash Shell
8 7 (9.21%) REXX
8 7 (9.21%) Tcl
8 7 (9.21%) JavaScript
9 5 (6.58%) Ruby
10 4 (5.26%) PHP
10 4 (5.26%) Shell Script
11 3 (3.95%) MATLAB
11 3 (3.95%) T-SQL
11 3 (3.95%) Embedded C
11 3 (3.95%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 14 (18.42%) Security Cleared
2 10 (13.16%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.89%) Degree
4 2 (2.63%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.32%) HNC
5 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) JTAG
2 1 (1.32%) EFQM
System Software
1 21 (27.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.95%) OCFS2
2 3 (3.95%) GlusterFS
2 3 (3.95%) GFS2
2 3 (3.95%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (2.63%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.32%) Firmware
4 1 (1.32%) Docker
4 1 (1.32%) GPFS
4 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.32%) XenApp
4 1 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (10.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 7 (9.21%) WMI
3 4 (5.26%) Puppet
4 3 (3.95%) Cacti
4 3 (3.95%) SCCM
4 3 (3.95%) Nagios
4 3 (3.95%) SELinux
4 3 (3.95%) Icinga
5 1 (1.32%) ArcSight ESM
5 1 (1.32%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.32%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.32%) SCOM
5 1 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (28.95%) VMware
2 12 (15.79%) Oracle
3 11 (14.47%) HP
4 10 (13.16%) Cisco
5 9 (11.84%) Juniper
6 7 (9.21%) Microsoft
7 5 (6.58%) IBM
8 4 (5.26%) Remedy
8 4 (5.26%) SolarWinds
9 3 (3.95%) Red Hat
9 3 (3.95%) CommVault
9 3 (3.95%) Dell
10 2 (2.63%) Citrix
11 1 (1.32%) EMC
11 1 (1.32%) Compaq
11 1 (1.32%) Hitachi
11 1 (1.32%) Veritas
11 1 (1.32%) McAfee
11 1 (1.32%) Infragistics
11 1 (1.32%) RedDot
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