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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Development Engineer
Rank 603 551 534
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Development Engineer 30 59 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 31
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£349 £338 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.40% +3.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £240 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £448 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £295 £298
% change year-on-year
+11.86% -0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 4
Average hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +4.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.45 £31.60 £29.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.24 £40.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £40.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-4.37% +4.57%

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
54235 51432 48394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.81% 92.07% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34663 31190 28805
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 1992 1996 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 2015.

Development Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Development Engineer
Top 28 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 4 September 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 -36 25 £355 +5.18% 28
South East -32 9 £350 +45.83% 12
London -8 7 £575 +49.35% 3
Scotland -7 5 £330 -
Renfrewshire - 5 £330 -
Erskine - 5 £330 -
Hampshire 0 4 £349 -0.28% 2
South West -14 4 - - 6
City of London +9 3 - -
Dorset -1 3 - - 1
Oxfordshire -17 3 £350 - 3
East of England +7 2 £167 - 4
West Midlands - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 £167 - 1
Weymouth - 2 - -
Devon +9 1 - - 1
East Sussex 0 1 £360 +50.00%
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Exeter - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 £513 -
Eastleigh - 1 £349 -
Winchester - 1 - - 1
Farnborough - 1 - -
Preston - 1 £513 -
Gaydon - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £513 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -

Development Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 24 (36.92%) Linux
2 23 (35.38%) Windows
3 21 (32.31%) Java
4 20 (30.77%) UNIX
5 18 (27.69%) VMware
5 18 (27.69%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (24.62%) Security Cleared
7 14 (21.54%) C#
7 14 (21.54%) C++
8 13 (20.00%) Perl
8 13 (20.00%) PowerShell
9 12 (18.46%) SC Cleared
9 12 (18.46%) Amazon AWS
9 12 (18.46%) SQL
10 11 (16.92%) VBScript
10 11 (16.92%) SAN
11 10 (15.38%) C
11 10 (15.38%) Network Security
11 10 (15.38%) Degree
12 9 (13.85%) Load Balancing
12 9 (13.85%) WPF
12 9 (13.85%) Unit Testing
12 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Azure
12 9 (13.85%) Oracle
12 9 (13.85%) XML
12 9 (13.85%) HP
12 9 (13.85%) Cisco
12 9 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (12.31%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (12.31%) REXX

Development Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 4 (6.15%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.62%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.54%) SAS
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.54%) Node.js
4 1 (1.54%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.54%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (9.23%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.08%) Simulink
3 1 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 12 (18.46%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.08%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.92%) SAN
2 10 (15.38%) Network Security
3 7 (10.77%) DNS
3 7 (10.77%) WAN
4 6 (9.23%) ADSL
5 4 (6.15%) Firewall
6 3 (4.62%) DVB
7 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.08%) Intranet
7 2 (3.08%) Internet
7 2 (3.08%) Wireless
7 2 (3.08%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.54%) HTTP
8 1 (1.54%) WCDMA
8 1 (1.54%) DHCP
8 1 (1.54%) Bluetooth
8 1 (1.54%) GSM
8 1 (1.54%) LAN
8 1 (1.54%) 3GPP
8 1 (1.54%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.08%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.08%) Data Mining
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.54%) DB2
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.54%) MySQL
4 1 (1.54%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (12.31%) MSI
2 5 (7.69%) JIRA
3 4 (6.15%) Maven
3 4 (6.15%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.62%) ClearCase
4 3 (4.62%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.08%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.08%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (3.08%) Selenium
5 2 (3.08%) Gradle
5 2 (3.08%) Artifactory
5 2 (3.08%) Subversion
5 2 (3.08%) Ant
6 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.54%) NUnit
6 1 (1.54%) StarTeam
6 1 (1.54%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.54%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.54%) Calabash
General
1 6 (9.23%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.15%) Finance
2 4 (6.15%) Automotive
3 3 (4.62%) Electronics
4 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.08%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.54%) Front Office
5 1 (1.54%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.54%) Military
5 1 (1.54%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.54%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.85%) XML
1 9 (13.85%) WPF
2 8 (12.31%) WinForms
2 8 (12.31%) XSD
3 6 (9.23%) Swing
3 6 (9.23%) .NET
3 6 (9.23%) STL
4 4 (6.15%) CSS
4 4 (6.15%) HTML
5 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.62%) Ajax
5 3 (4.62%) OpenGL ES
6 2 (3.08%) Software Packaging
6 2 (3.08%) jQuery
6 2 (3.08%) Spring
6 2 (3.08%) RESTful
6 2 (3.08%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.08%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (3.08%) Classic ASP
6 2 (3.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (12.31%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (9.23%) Data Centre
4 5 (7.69%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.62%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (4.62%) 3D Graphics
5 3 (4.62%) STB
5 3 (4.62%) Public Cloud
6 2 (3.08%) Streaming Video
6 2 (3.08%) DTV
6 2 (3.08%) Hedge funds
6 2 (3.08%) Wiki
6 2 (3.08%) Clustering
7 1 (1.54%) Equities
7 1 (1.54%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.54%) MPEG
7 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.54%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.54%) Grid Computing
7 1 (1.54%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 24 (36.92%) Linux
2 23 (35.38%) Windows
3 20 (30.77%) UNIX
4 8 (12.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (6.15%) Android
6 3 (4.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.54%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.85%) Load Balancing
1 9 (13.85%) Unit Testing
2 8 (12.31%) Change Management
2 8 (12.31%) Validation
2 8 (12.31%) Performance Management
3 7 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (10.77%) Software Engineering
4 5 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 4 (6.15%) OO
5 4 (6.15%) Performance Testing
6 3 (4.62%) Multithreading
6 3 (4.62%) BDD
6 3 (4.62%) Android Development
6 3 (4.62%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (4.62%) Office Automation
6 3 (4.62%) UML
6 3 (4.62%) Project Management
6 3 (4.62%) Scrum
7 2 (3.08%) Integration Testing
7 2 (3.08%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (32.31%) Java
2 14 (21.54%) C#
2 14 (21.54%) C++
3 13 (20.00%) Perl
3 13 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 12 (18.46%) SQL
5 11 (16.92%) VBScript
6 10 (15.38%) C
7 8 (12.31%) Python
7 8 (12.31%) REXX
7 8 (12.31%) Tcl
8 6 (9.23%) PHP
9 5 (7.69%) JavaScript
10 4 (6.15%) VB
11 3 (4.62%) Embedded C
11 3 (4.62%) MATLAB
11 3 (4.62%) Ruby
11 3 (4.62%) T-SQL
11 3 (4.62%) Bash Shell
11 3 (4.62%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 16 (24.62%) Security Cleared
2 12 (18.46%) SC Cleared
3 10 (15.38%) Degree
4 3 (4.62%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.08%) HNC
6 1 (1.54%) HND
6 1 (1.54%) CCNP
6 1 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.54%) MCTS
6 1 (1.54%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.54%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.54%) QA
1 1 (1.54%) JTAG
1 1 (1.54%) DO-160
System Software
1 18 (27.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (3.08%) OCFS2
2 2 (3.08%) Docker
2 2 (3.08%) GlusterFS
2 2 (3.08%) GFS2
3 1 (1.54%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.54%) XenApp
3 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (12.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 8 (12.31%) WMI
2 3 (4.62%) Nagios
2 3 (4.62%) Cacti
2 3 (4.62%) Puppet
2 3 (4.62%) Icinga
3 2 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.08%) SELinux
3 2 (3.08%) SCCM
4 1 (1.54%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.54%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 18 (27.69%) VMware
2 9 (13.85%) Oracle
2 9 (13.85%) Cisco
2 9 (13.85%) HP
3 7 (10.77%) Juniper
4 6 (9.23%) Microsoft
5 5 (7.69%) IBM
6 4 (6.15%) SolarWinds
7 3 (4.62%) Dell
7 3 (4.62%) CommVault
7 3 (4.62%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.08%) Remedy
9 1 (1.54%) Infragistics
9 1 (1.54%) DataSynapse
9 1 (1.54%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.54%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.54%) Symantec
9 1 (1.54%) Citrix
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