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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Development Engineer
Rank 564 528 523
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Development Engineer 31 54 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.10% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.11% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 6
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£400 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £231 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £495 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £319
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 14
Average hourly rate £37.00 £44.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.85% +14.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 - £40.00

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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -53 29 £400 +17.64% 21
South East -39 11 £300 -17.24% 5
London +11 9 £400 +6.66% 4
East of England -15 6 - - 1
Essex - 5 - -
City of London +9 4 £468 +92.00% 3
Oxfordshire - 3 £400 - 2
Hampshire -19 1 - -
South West -22 1 - - 7
Scotland - 1 £375 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - - 1
Edinburgh - 1 £375 -
Glasgow - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Abingdon - - - - 2
Aylesbury - - - -
Banbury - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bournemouth - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 3
Luton - - - -
Reading - - - -
Towcester - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Wimborne - - - -
Woking - - - -

Development Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 26 (28.26%) Java
2 24 (26.09%) C++
2 24 (26.09%) Linux
3 23 (25.00%) Python
3 23 (25.00%) Windows
4 21 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (20.65%) Perl
6 17 (18.48%) JavaScript
7 15 (16.30%) PHP
7 15 (16.30%) SQL
8 14 (15.22%) Finance
8 14 (15.22%) Degree
9 13 (14.13%) JIRA
9 13 (14.13%) Ruby
9 13 (14.13%) Git (software)
9 13 (14.13%) Test Automation
9 13 (14.13%) Puppet
9 13 (14.13%) HTML
9 13 (14.13%) UNIX
10 12 (13.04%) Scrum
10 12 (13.04%) Automated Testing
10 12 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (11.96%) CSS
11 11 (11.96%) C#
12 10 (10.87%) .NET
12 10 (10.87%) MySQL
12 10 (10.87%) Oracle
12 10 (10.87%) VMware
12 10 (10.87%) Bash Shell
13 9 (9.78%) Amazon AWS

Development Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 9 (9.78%) Apache
2 7 (7.61%) WebLogic
3 6 (6.52%) WebSphere
4 4 (4.35%) Tomcat
4 4 (4.35%) CMS
5 2 (2.17%) JBoss
5 2 (2.17%) WordPress
6 1 (1.09%) nginx
6 1 (1.09%) Node.js
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.09%) IIS
6 1 (1.09%) uWSGI
6 1 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.09%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Photoshop
1 2 (2.17%) GIMP
2 1 (1.09%) Doxygen
2 1 (1.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (6.52%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.17%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.78%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.61%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.09%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.09%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.09%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.70%) LTE
2 7 (7.61%) WCDMA
3 4 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.26%) Unified Communications
5 2 (2.17%) IPv4
5 2 (2.17%) IPv6
5 2 (2.17%) DNS
5 2 (2.17%) 2G
5 2 (2.17%) Internet
5 2 (2.17%) VoIP
5 2 (2.17%) 3G
6 1 (1.09%) Junos
6 1 (1.09%) Network Security
6 1 (1.09%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.09%) DSL
6 1 (1.09%) DVB
6 1 (1.09%) MPLS
6 1 (1.09%) OSPF
6 1 (1.09%) BGP
6 1 (1.09%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.87%) MySQL
2 7 (7.61%) Big Data
3 6 (6.52%) Oracle Exadata
4 4 (4.35%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (4.35%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.26%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.17%) Apache Hive
6 2 (2.17%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.17%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.17%) HBase
6 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.09%) Redis
7 1 (1.09%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (14.13%) JIRA
1 13 (14.13%) Git (software)
2 9 (9.78%) Jenkins
3 8 (8.70%) Eclipse
4 7 (7.61%) Cucumber
4 7 (7.61%) Selenium
5 6 (6.52%) Maven
6 4 (4.35%) Visual Studio
6 4 (4.35%) Subversion
6 4 (4.35%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.26%) JUnit
7 3 (3.26%) Gradle
8 2 (2.17%) PhantomJS
8 2 (2.17%) Ant
8 2 (2.17%) NetBeans
8 2 (2.17%) Mockito
8 2 (2.17%) Hudson
8 2 (2.17%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.09%) RSpec
General
1 14 (15.22%) Finance
2 7 (7.61%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.52%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.26%) Avionics
4 3 (3.26%) Electronics
5 2 (2.17%) Banking
5 2 (2.17%) Marketing
5 2 (2.17%) French Language
6 1 (1.09%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.09%) Retail
6 1 (1.09%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.09%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.09%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.13%) HTML
2 11 (11.96%) CSS
3 10 (10.87%) .NET
4 7 (7.61%) Web Services
5 6 (6.52%) LAMP
5 6 (6.52%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (5.43%) HTML5
6 5 (5.43%) jQuery
6 5 (5.43%) Spring
6 5 (5.43%) ASP.NET
7 4 (4.35%) XML
7 4 (4.35%) CSS3
7 4 (4.35%) RESTful
8 3 (3.26%) JSON
8 3 (3.26%) Ajax
9 2 (2.17%) Guava
9 2 (2.17%) Cascading
9 2 (2.17%) Apache Commons
9 2 (2.17%) JSP
9 2 (2.17%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.61%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.52%) Mobile App
3 6 (6.52%) Clustering
3 6 (6.52%) Hedge funds
4 5 (5.43%) Open Source
5 4 (4.35%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.17%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (2.17%) STB
6 2 (2.17%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.09%) Wiki
7 1 (1.09%) IPTV
7 1 (1.09%) DTV
7 1 (1.09%) User Experience
7 1 (1.09%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 24 (26.09%) Linux
2 23 (25.00%) Windows
3 13 (14.13%) UNIX
4 4 (4.35%) Android
5 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.17%) Windows CE
6 2 (2.17%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.17%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.17%) CentOS
7 1 (1.09%) OpenWrt
7 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.09%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (14.13%) Test Automation
3 12 (13.04%) Scrum
3 12 (13.04%) Automated Testing
3 12 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (9.78%) MVC
4 9 (9.78%) OO
4 9 (9.78%) DevOps
5 8 (8.70%) Configuration Management
6 7 (7.61%) Software Engineering
6 7 (7.61%) SOA
7 6 (6.52%) Validation
7 6 (6.52%) Migration
8 5 (5.43%) OOD
9 4 (4.35%) UML
9 4 (4.35%) ETL
9 4 (4.35%) Requirements Management
9 4 (4.35%) Multithreading
10 3 (3.26%) BDD
10 3 (3.26%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 26 (28.26%) Java
2 24 (26.09%) C++
3 23 (25.00%) Python
4 19 (20.65%) Perl
5 17 (18.48%) JavaScript
6 15 (16.30%) PHP
6 15 (16.30%) SQL
7 13 (14.13%) Ruby
8 11 (11.96%) C#
9 10 (10.87%) Bash Shell
10 9 (9.78%) C
11 4 (4.35%) Shell Script
11 4 (4.35%) PHP5
12 3 (3.26%) Scala
13 2 (2.17%) sed
13 2 (2.17%) AWK
14 1 (1.09%) MATLAB
14 1 (1.09%) Embedded C
14 1 (1.09%) Embedded C++
14 1 (1.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (15.22%) Degree
2 9 (9.78%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.26%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.09%) DO-160
1 1 (1.09%) QA
1 1 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.52%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (2.17%) vCloud
4 1 (1.09%) Shibboleth
4 1 (1.09%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (14.13%) Puppet
2 6 (6.52%) SELinux
3 5 (5.43%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.17%) Oozie
4 2 (2.17%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.09%) logstash
5 1 (1.09%) Salt
5 1 (1.09%) Kibana
5 1 (1.09%) Ansible
5 1 (1.09%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 10 (10.87%) Oracle
1 10 (10.87%) VMware
2 7 (7.61%) EMC
3 6 (6.52%) IBM
3 6 (6.52%) Remedy
4 5 (5.43%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.26%) Cisco
5 3 (3.26%) Juniper
6 2 (2.17%) AppDynamics
6 2 (2.17%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.17%) Adobe
6 2 (2.17%) Perforce
6 2 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.17%) Zend
6 2 (2.17%) DevExpress
7 1 (1.09%) RightScale
7 1 (1.09%) Google
7 1 (1.09%) HP
7 1 (1.09%) New Relic
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