The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Development Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Development Engineer
Rank 560 594 590
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Development Engineer 61 51 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.093% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.098% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 26 24
Median daily rate £350 £418 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.16% +5.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £278 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £345 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.52% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 0
Median hourly rate £24.50 £43.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.67% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £44.25 -
% change year-on-year
-44.63% -

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
46860 52217 52769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.73% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 30653 33283 33387
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2021 2181
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Development Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Development Engineer in the job title.

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 9 December 2016.

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 9 December 2016.

Development Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Development Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Development Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England +18 57 £350 -19.54% 23
London +20 26 £425 -6.49% 5
South East +20 8 - - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £251 -
North East - 8 £251 -
Tyne and Wear - 8 £251 -
Buckinghamshire +22 7 - - 1
Milton Keynes +22 5 - - 1
Scotland +11 4 £315 -16.55%
West Midlands - 4 £220 - 1
Warwickshire - 4 £220 -
Warwick - 4 £220 -
Erskine +5 3 £310 -8.82%
Renfrewshire +3 3 £310 -8.82%
East of England -3 3 £500 +65.28% 8
Hertfordshire - 3 £500 - 1
Canary Wharf - 3 - -
West Yorkshire +23 2 - - 1
Leeds +19 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +18 2 - - 1
South West +9 2 £466 +86.20% 2
East Midlands -6 2 £338 +22.72% 1
Leicestershire - 2 £338 -
Leicester - 2 £338 -
Surrey +20 1 - - 1
City of London -14 1 £425 -8.99% 1
Exeter - 1 £466 -
Dunfermline - 1 £325 -
Stevenage - 1 £500 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £700 - 1

Development Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, Development Engineer 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 featuring Development Engineer in the job title.

1 57 (53.77%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (39.62%) Java
3 25 (23.58%) SQL
3 25 (23.58%) BDD
4 22 (20.75%) C#
5 21 (19.81%) Linux
5 21 (19.81%) Software Engineering
6 20 (18.87%) DevOps
7 18 (16.98%) JavaScript
7 18 (16.98%) .NET
7 18 (16.98%) Web Services
8 17 (16.04%) Windows
8 17 (16.04%) Python
8 17 (16.04%) Puppet
8 17 (16.04%) Jenkins
9 16 (15.09%) Scrum
9 16 (15.09%) Degree
9 16 (15.09%) Unit Testing
10 15 (14.15%) Security Cleared
10 15 (14.15%) JIRA
10 15 (14.15%) Computer Science
10 15 (14.15%) TDD
11 14 (13.21%) VMware
11 14 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (13.21%) Microsoft
11 14 (13.21%) OO
11 14 (13.21%) Visual Studio
11 14 (13.21%) Cucumber
12 13 (12.26%) Git (software)
12 13 (12.26%) Docker

Development Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 7 (6.60%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.72%) IIS
2 5 (4.72%) WebLogic
3 4 (3.77%) JBoss
3 4 (3.77%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.83%) Confluence
4 3 (2.83%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.83%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.89%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.94%) Apache
6 1 (0.94%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.94%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.94%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.94%) Jetty
6 1 (0.94%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.94%) MS Office
2 1 (0.94%) MS Project
2 1 (0.94%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.94%) Simulink
2 1 (0.94%) Stateflow
2 1 (0.94%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.89%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.94%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.49%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.77%) GitHub
3 3 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.83%) Office 365
4 2 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.89%) PaaS
5 1 (0.94%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.94%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.94%) Heroku
5 1 (0.94%) IaaS
5 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.94%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.66%) HTTP
1 6 (5.66%) Internet
2 4 (3.77%) MQTT
3 2 (1.89%) Firewall
3 2 (1.89%) LDAP
3 2 (1.89%) SSH
3 2 (1.89%) Wireless
4 1 (0.94%) DNS
4 1 (0.94%) DVB
4 1 (0.94%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.94%) Intranet
4 1 (0.94%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (0.94%) OpenVPN
4 1 (0.94%) SMTP
4 1 (0.94%) Software-Defined Radio
4 1 (0.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.55%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.72%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (3.77%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.77%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.83%) Big Data
5 3 (2.83%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.83%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.89%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.94%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.94%) DB2
7 1 (0.94%) GIS
7 1 (0.94%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.94%) Redis
7 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (16.04%) Jenkins
2 15 (14.15%) JIRA
3 14 (13.21%) Cucumber
3 14 (13.21%) Visual Studio
4 13 (12.26%) Git (software)
4 13 (12.26%) Selenium
5 8 (7.55%) Maven
5 8 (7.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (6.60%) WebDriver
7 6 (5.66%) Ant
7 6 (5.66%) MSI
7 6 (5.66%) SoapUI
8 5 (4.72%) JUnit
8 5 (4.72%) TeamCity
9 4 (3.77%) GitLab
9 4 (3.77%) Mockito
9 4 (3.77%) NMock
9 4 (3.77%) SpecFlow
9 4 (3.77%) Vagrant
9 4 (3.77%) WiX
General
1 8 (7.55%) Retail
2 7 (6.60%) Automotive
3 4 (3.77%) Electronics
3 4 (3.77%) Games
4 3 (2.83%) French Language
4 3 (2.83%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.89%) Banking
5 2 (1.89%) Dutch Language
5 2 (1.89%) Finance
5 2 (1.89%) German Language
5 2 (1.89%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.89%) Military
5 2 (1.89%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.94%) Advertising
6 1 (0.94%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.94%) Avionics
6 1 (0.94%) Front Office
6 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.98%) .NET
1 18 (16.98%) Web Services
2 12 (11.32%) HTML
3 11 (10.38%) ASP.NET
4 10 (9.43%) RESTful
5 9 (8.49%) .NET Framework
5 9 (8.49%) XML
6 8 (7.55%) CSS
6 8 (7.55%) SOAP
7 7 (6.60%) Node.js
8 6 (5.66%) Gherkin
8 6 (5.66%) JSON
8 6 (5.66%) Spring
9 4 (3.77%) HTML5
9 4 (3.77%) Java EE
9 4 (3.77%) Kafka
9 4 (3.77%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (2.83%) Guice
10 3 (2.83%) REST
11 2 (1.89%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.15%) Computer Science
2 8 (7.55%) Algorithms
2 8 (7.55%) User Experience
3 7 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.83%) Psychology
4 3 (2.83%) Robotics
5 2 (1.89%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.89%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.89%) Telematics
6 1 (0.94%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.94%) IVR
6 1 (0.94%) MPEG
6 1 (0.94%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.94%) Replication
6 1 (0.94%) Statistics
6 1 (0.94%) STB
6 1 (0.94%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (19.81%) Linux
2 17 (16.04%) Windows
3 9 (8.49%) Unix
4 6 (5.66%) Windows 7
4 6 (5.66%) Windows XP
5 5 (4.72%) Windows Server
5 5 (4.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.77%) Android
6 4 (3.77%) Apple iOS
6 4 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.83%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.89%) AIX
8 2 (1.89%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.89%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.94%) CentOS
9 1 (0.94%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.94%) VMS
9 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (53.77%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (23.58%) BDD
3 21 (19.81%) Software Engineering
4 20 (18.87%) DevOps
5 16 (15.09%) Scrum
5 16 (15.09%) Unit Testing
6 15 (14.15%) TDD
7 14 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (13.21%) OO
8 12 (11.32%) Pair Programming
9 11 (10.38%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (7.55%) E-Commerce
10 8 (7.55%) Open Source
10 8 (7.55%) Refactoring
10 8 (7.55%) SDLC
11 7 (6.60%) Microservices
11 7 (6.60%) Test Strategy
11 7 (6.60%) Validation
12 6 (5.66%) Configuration Management
13 5 (4.72%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (39.62%) Java
2 25 (23.58%) SQL
3 22 (20.75%) C#
4 18 (16.98%) JavaScript
5 17 (16.04%) Python
6 12 (11.32%) PowerShell
7 9 (8.49%) C
7 9 (8.49%) C++
8 6 (5.66%) Ruby
9 5 (4.72%) MATLAB
9 5 (4.72%) PHP
9 5 (4.72%) T-SQL
10 4 (3.77%) Embedded C
10 4 (3.77%) Perl
11 3 (2.83%) AspectJ
11 3 (2.83%) Groovy
11 3 (2.83%) Scala
11 3 (2.83%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.83%) VB.NET
11 3 (2.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (15.09%) Degree
2 15 (14.15%) Security Cleared
3 12 (11.32%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.83%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.89%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.89%) PhD
6 1 (0.94%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.94%) MCSE
6 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.32%) SDET
2 6 (5.66%) QA
3 3 (2.83%) SLA
4 2 (1.89%) GPG13
4 2 (1.89%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.89%) TickIT
5 1 (0.94%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.94%) ISO26262
5 1 (0.94%) MISRA
5 1 (0.94%) MISRA C
System Software
1 13 (12.26%) Docker
2 10 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.55%) Active Directory
4 6 (5.66%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (2.83%) vSphere
6 1 (0.94%) Ceph
6 1 (0.94%) Firmware
6 1 (0.94%) HDFS
6 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.94%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (16.04%) Puppet
2 9 (8.49%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (6.60%) Ansible
4 5 (4.72%) Kubernetes
5 4 (3.77%) Terraform
6 3 (2.83%) Mesos
7 2 (1.89%) ArcSight ESM
8 1 (0.94%) Grafana
8 1 (0.94%) logstash
8 1 (0.94%) Rancher
8 1 (0.94%) vRealize
8 1 (0.94%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 14 (13.21%) Microsoft
1 14 (13.21%) VMware
2 9 (8.49%) Oracle
3 5 (4.72%) IBM
4 4 (3.77%) HP
5 3 (2.83%) Google
5 3 (2.83%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.89%) ArcSight
6 2 (1.89%) Axway
6 2 (1.89%) Informatica
6 2 (1.89%) Siebel
7 1 (0.94%) Avaya
7 1 (0.94%) Cisco
7 1 (0.94%) Luciad
7 1 (0.94%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.94%) Sybase
7 1 (0.94%) Teradata