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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Development Engineer
Rank 550 521 516
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Development Engineer 51 49 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.095% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.10% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 17 8
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£400 £375 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £432 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £340 £281
% change year-on-year
+16.54% +20.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 22
Average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £28.80 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £40.80 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -15.00%

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
52738 47909 50224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.70% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 33149 28976 28331
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2128 2109 2472
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 30 October 2014.

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
Top 30 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 30 October 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
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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 -31 47 £400 +6.66% 22
London +3 15 £425 +1.19% 6
South East -35 13 £300 -15.49% 8
South West - 12 £400 - 6
Scotland +4 4 £393 - 1
Edinburgh -2 4 £393 -
Dorset - 4 - -
East of England - 4 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 - - 1
Essex - 3 - -
City of London +24 2 £468 - 6
Nottinghamshire +8 2 - -
Nottingham +6 2 - -
East Midlands +5 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Berkshire -10 1 - -
Oxfordshire -19 1 - - 2
Hampshire -23 1 - - 3
Cambridge - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - - 1
North East - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1

Development Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 32 (32.32%) Linux
2 26 (26.26%) C++
2 26 (26.26%) Java
3 25 (25.25%) Python
4 24 (24.24%) Windows
4 24 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (23.23%) UNIX
6 22 (22.22%) Perl
7 19 (19.19%) PHP
7 19 (19.19%) Finance
8 18 (18.18%) Ruby
9 16 (16.16%) JIRA
9 16 (16.16%) Puppet
9 16 (16.16%) C
10 15 (15.15%) HTML
10 15 (15.15%) JavaScript
10 15 (15.15%) Bash Shell
11 14 (14.14%) Git (software)
11 14 (14.14%) Degree
11 14 (14.14%) Scrum
11 14 (14.14%) Oracle
12 13 (13.13%) CSS
12 13 (13.13%) Test Automation
12 13 (13.13%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (12.12%) VMware
13 12 (12.12%) Automated Testing
13 12 (12.12%) SQL
14 11 (11.11%) .NET
14 11 (11.11%) C#
14 11 (11.11%) MySQL

Development Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 10 (10.10%) WebLogic
2 9 (9.09%) WebSphere
3 8 (8.08%) Apache
4 4 (4.04%) CMS
5 2 (2.02%) WordPress
6 1 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.01%) uWSGI
6 1 (1.01%) Node.js
6 1 (1.01%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.01%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.01%) IIS
6 1 (1.01%) JBoss
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (1.01%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.01%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.02%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (10.10%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.01%) Route 53
4 1 (1.01%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.01%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.08%) LTE
2 7 (7.07%) WCDMA
3 5 (5.05%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.04%) BGP
4 4 (4.04%) MPLS
4 4 (4.04%) OSPF
5 3 (3.03%) Internet
5 3 (3.03%) Unified Communications
6 2 (2.02%) Network Security
6 2 (2.02%) SSH
6 2 (2.02%) 2G
6 2 (2.02%) SAN
6 2 (2.02%) 3G
6 2 (2.02%) Telnet
6 2 (2.02%) VoIP
6 2 (2.02%) IPv4
6 2 (2.02%) IPv6
6 2 (2.02%) DNS
6 2 (2.02%) FTP
6 2 (2.02%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.11%) MySQL
2 9 (9.09%) Oracle Exadata
3 6 (6.06%) Big Data
4 4 (4.04%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.03%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.02%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.02%) Apache Hive
6 2 (2.02%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.02%) HBase
6 2 (2.02%) Redis
6 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.01%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 16 (16.16%) JIRA
2 14 (14.14%) Git (software)
3 8 (8.08%) Selenium
3 8 (8.08%) Jenkins
4 7 (7.07%) Cucumber
5 6 (6.06%) Maven
5 6 (6.06%) Eclipse
6 5 (5.05%) Subversion
7 4 (4.04%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (3.03%) Gradle
8 3 (3.03%) Visual Studio
8 3 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (3.03%) GDB
9 2 (2.02%) Mockito
9 2 (2.02%) Hudson
9 2 (2.02%) Ant
9 2 (2.02%) JUnit
9 2 (2.02%) Capybara
9 2 (2.02%) PhantomJS
10 1 (1.01%) Trac
General
1 19 (19.19%) Finance
2 9 (9.09%) Financial Institution
2 9 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.04%) Electronics
4 3 (3.03%) Marketing
4 3 (3.03%) Avionics
5 2 (2.02%) French Language
5 2 (2.02%) Banking
6 1 (1.01%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.01%) Automotive
6 1 (1.01%) Publishing
6 1 (1.01%) Games
6 1 (1.01%) Retail
6 1 (1.01%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.15%) HTML
2 13 (13.13%) CSS
3 11 (11.11%) .NET
4 9 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
5 7 (7.07%) LAMP
5 7 (7.07%) RESTful
6 6 (6.06%) Web Services
7 5 (5.05%) XML
7 5 (5.05%) ASP.NET
7 5 (5.05%) Spring
7 5 (5.05%) JSON
7 5 (5.05%) HTML5
8 4 (4.04%) CSS3
9 3 (3.03%) Laravel
9 3 (3.03%) OpenGL
9 3 (3.03%) jQuery
9 3 (3.03%) Symfony
9 3 (3.03%) CodeIgniter
9 3 (3.03%) Ajax
10 2 (2.02%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.13%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 9 (9.09%) Clustering
2 9 (9.09%) Hedge funds
3 6 (6.06%) Open Source
3 6 (6.06%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.04%) 3D Graphics
4 4 (4.04%) Algorithms
5 3 (3.03%) STB
5 3 (3.03%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.02%) IPTV
7 1 (1.01%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (1.01%) User Experience
7 1 (1.01%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.01%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.01%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.01%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.01%) DTV
7 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 32 (32.32%) Linux
2 24 (24.24%) Windows
3 23 (23.23%) UNIX
4 9 (9.09%) SELinux
5 6 (6.06%) Android
6 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.03%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.02%) CentOS
7 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.02%) Windows CE
7 2 (2.02%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.01%) Solaris
8 1 (1.01%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.01%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (14.14%) Scrum
3 13 (13.13%) Test Automation
4 12 (12.12%) Automated Testing
5 11 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 10 (10.10%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (10.10%) MVC
6 10 (10.10%) SOA
6 10 (10.10%) DevOps
7 8 (8.08%) Software Engineering
7 8 (8.08%) Migration
8 7 (7.07%) OO
9 6 (6.06%) Validation
10 5 (5.05%) Embedded Software Development
10 5 (5.05%) ETL
10 5 (5.05%) Kanban
11 4 (4.04%) Multithreading
11 4 (4.04%) Unit Testing
11 4 (4.04%) Project Planning
11 4 (4.04%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (26.26%) C++
1 26 (26.26%) Java
2 25 (25.25%) Python
3 22 (22.22%) Perl
4 19 (19.19%) PHP
5 18 (18.18%) Ruby
6 16 (16.16%) C
7 15 (15.15%) JavaScript
7 15 (15.15%) Bash Shell
8 12 (12.12%) SQL
9 11 (11.11%) C#
10 6 (6.06%) Shell Script
11 5 (5.05%) Embedded C
12 4 (4.04%) PHP5
13 3 (3.03%) Korn
14 2 (2.02%) Scala
14 2 (2.02%) AWK
14 2 (2.02%) Embedded C++
14 2 (2.02%) sed
15 1 (1.01%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (14.14%) Degree
2 8 (8.08%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.03%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.02%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) QA
2 1 (1.01%) SLA
2 1 (1.01%) DO-160
System Software
1 10 (10.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (2.02%) vCloud
4 1 (1.01%) Docker
4 1 (1.01%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.01%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 16 (16.16%) Puppet
2 5 (5.05%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.02%) ZABBIX
3 2 (2.02%) Oozie
4 1 (1.01%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.01%) logstash
4 1 (1.01%) Salt
4 1 (1.01%) Kibana
4 1 (1.01%) Ansible
4 1 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (14.14%) Oracle
2 12 (12.12%) VMware
3 9 (9.09%) IBM
3 9 (9.09%) Remedy
4 6 (6.06%) Cisco
5 5 (5.05%) EMC
6 4 (4.04%) Juniper
6 4 (4.04%) Microsoft
7 3 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (3.03%) Zend
8 2 (2.02%) DevExpress
8 2 (2.02%) Motorola
8 2 (2.02%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.01%) New Relic
9 1 (1.01%) HP
9 1 (1.01%) Perforce
9 1 (1.01%) Google
9 1 (1.01%) RightScale
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