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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Development Engineer
Rank 569 554 465
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -89
Contract jobs requiring a Development Engineer 38 28 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.053% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.058% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 35
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£350 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.46% -7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £262 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £313 £269
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +16.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 10
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £31.50 £21.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.40 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £33.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-2.98% -5.63%

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Development Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 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 -13 36 £350 -5.46% 29
South East -5 15 £400 - 8
London -3 14 £350 -17.64% 7
Oxfordshire - 10 £425 - 1
East of England +11 5 £338 -20.58% 3
City of London +10 3 £450 +3.21%
Cambridgeshire +1 2 £450 +5.88% 3
Scotland -3 2 £352 - 2
Hampshire -4 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £375 -
South West +10 1 - - 8
Hertfordshire 0 1 £225 -
Stevenage -1 1 £225 -
Cambridge -1 1 - - 2
Dorset -3 1 - -
West Yorkshire -10 1 - - 1
West Midlands -10 1 - - 1
Leeds -13 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -14 1 - - 1
Renfrewshire - 1 £352 -
Surrey - 1 - - 2
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Hook - 1 - -
Abingdon - 1 £425 - 1
Aylesbury - 1 - -
Eastleigh - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Erskine - 1 £352 -
Luton - 1 - -

Development Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 26 (38.24%) Linux
2 24 (35.29%) Java
2 24 (35.29%) UNIX
3 18 (26.47%) C++
3 18 (26.47%) VMware
4 17 (25.00%) Windows
4 17 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (22.06%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (22.06%) Oracle
6 13 (19.12%) SQL
7 12 (17.65%) Perl
7 12 (17.65%) Python
8 11 (16.18%) C
8 11 (16.18%) SAN
9 10 (14.71%) Cisco
10 9 (13.24%) WAN
10 9 (13.24%) DNS
10 9 (13.24%) ADSL
10 9 (13.24%) Juniper
10 9 (13.24%) Security Cleared
10 9 (13.24%) Network Security
10 9 (13.24%) Bash Shell
10 9 (13.24%) Load Balancing
10 9 (13.24%) Microsoft Azure
11 8 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (11.76%) Finance
12 7 (10.29%) Validation
12 7 (10.29%) Configuration Management
12 7 (10.29%) IBM
12 7 (10.29%) Software Engineering

Development Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 5 (7.35%) WebLogic
1 5 (7.35%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.47%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (1.47%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.47%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.47%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.94%) MS Office
3 1 (1.47%) Simulink
3 1 (1.47%) MS Project
3 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.47%) Doxygen
3 1 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 15 (22.06%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (13.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.35%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.18%) SAN
2 9 (13.24%) WAN
2 9 (13.24%) DNS
2 9 (13.24%) ADSL
2 9 (13.24%) Network Security
3 3 (4.41%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.94%) DVB
4 2 (2.94%) Wireless
5 1 (1.47%) Firewall
5 1 (1.47%) HSDPA
5 1 (1.47%) Intranet
5 1 (1.47%) Internet
5 1 (1.47%) Bluetooth
5 1 (1.47%) GSM
5 1 (1.47%) 3GPP
5 1 (1.47%) WLAN
5 1 (1.47%) WCDMA
5 1 (1.47%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.47%) HTTP
5 1 (1.47%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) Oracle Exadata
2 4 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.94%) MySQL
4 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.47%) DB2
5 1 (1.47%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.47%) Spotfire
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.47%) Big Data
5 1 (1.47%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.47%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (8.82%) JIRA
2 3 (4.41%) MSI
2 3 (4.41%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.94%) Subversion
3 2 (2.94%) Maven
3 2 (2.94%) ClearCase
3 2 (2.94%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.47%) Trac
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.47%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.47%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.47%) NUnit
4 1 (1.47%) Selenium
4 1 (1.47%) Gradle
4 1 (1.47%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.47%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.47%) Mercurial
General
1 8 (11.76%) Finance
2 5 (7.35%) Financial Institution
3 4 (5.88%) Electronics
3 4 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.94%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.94%) Automotive
4 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.47%) Front Office
5 1 (1.47%) Military
5 1 (1.47%) Games
5 1 (1.47%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.82%) jQuery
1 6 (8.82%) Swing
1 6 (8.82%) STL
2 5 (7.35%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (4.41%) .NET
3 3 (4.41%) XML
3 3 (4.41%) WPF
3 3 (4.41%) OpenGL ES
4 2 (2.94%) Spring
4 2 (2.94%) Ajax
4 2 (2.94%) XSD
4 2 (2.94%) Web Services
4 2 (2.94%) CSS
4 2 (2.94%) HTML
4 2 (2.94%) WinForms
5 1 (1.47%) Middleware
5 1 (1.47%) OpenGL
5 1 (1.47%) Classic ASP
5 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.82%) Clustering
1 6 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.35%) Hedge funds
3 3 (4.41%) 3D Graphics
3 3 (4.41%) DTV
3 3 (4.41%) STB
4 2 (2.94%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.47%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.47%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.47%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.47%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.47%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.47%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.47%) Biometrics
5 1 (1.47%) HACMP
5 1 (1.47%) MPEG
5 1 (1.47%) Derivative
5 1 (1.47%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 26 (38.24%) Linux
2 24 (35.29%) UNIX
3 17 (25.00%) Windows
4 5 (7.35%) Android
5 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.47%) Windows CE
6 1 (1.47%) AIX
6 1 (1.47%) HPUX
6 1 (1.47%) Solaris
6 1 (1.47%) NetWare
6 1 (1.47%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.47%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.24%) Load Balancing
2 8 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (10.29%) Validation
3 7 (10.29%) Configuration Management
3 7 (10.29%) Software Engineering
4 5 (7.35%) SOA
4 5 (7.35%) High Availability
4 5 (7.35%) Multithreading
5 4 (5.88%) Android Development
6 3 (4.41%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (4.41%) OO
6 3 (4.41%) Integration Testing
6 3 (4.41%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (2.94%) Performance Management
7 2 (2.94%) Test Scripting
7 2 (2.94%) System Testing
7 2 (2.94%) Unit Testing
7 2 (2.94%) Scrum
7 2 (2.94%) Software Testing
7 2 (2.94%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 24 (35.29%) Java
2 18 (26.47%) C++
3 13 (19.12%) SQL
4 12 (17.65%) Perl
4 12 (17.65%) Python
5 11 (16.18%) C
6 9 (13.24%) Bash Shell
7 6 (8.82%) Ruby
7 6 (8.82%) JavaScript
8 5 (7.35%) C#
9 4 (5.88%) Shell Script
10 3 (4.41%) MATLAB
10 3 (4.41%) VBScript
10 3 (4.41%) GLSL
10 3 (4.41%) PowerShell
11 2 (2.94%) Scala
11 2 (2.94%) Embedded C
11 2 (2.94%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.94%) PHP
11 2 (2.94%) REXX
Qualifications
1 9 (13.24%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.82%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.35%) Degree
4 2 (2.94%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.47%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) EFQM
2 1 (1.47%) JTAG
System Software
1 17 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.35%) GlusterFS
2 5 (7.35%) GFS2
2 5 (7.35%) OCFS2
2 5 (7.35%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (2.94%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.47%) GPFS
4 1 (1.47%) Docker
4 1 (1.47%) Firmware
4 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.47%) XenApp
4 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (8.82%) Puppet
2 5 (7.35%) SELinux
3 3 (4.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (2.94%) WMI
5 1 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.47%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.47%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.47%) SCCM
5 1 (1.47%) SCOM
5 1 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (26.47%) VMware
2 15 (22.06%) Oracle
3 10 (14.71%) Cisco
4 9 (13.24%) Juniper
5 7 (10.29%) IBM
6 6 (8.82%) HP
6 6 (8.82%) Remedy
7 5 (7.35%) Microsoft
8 2 (2.94%) EMC
8 2 (2.94%) Citrix
9 1 (1.47%) Infragistics
9 1 (1.47%) RedDot
9 1 (1.47%) McAfee
9 1 (1.47%) Symantec
9 1 (1.47%) Hitachi
9 1 (1.47%) Veritas
9 1 (1.47%) Compaq
9 1 (1.47%) DataSynapse
9 1 (1.47%) ArcSight
9 1 (1.47%) Lumension
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