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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Development Engineer
Rank 604 616 580
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Development Engineer 57 33 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.058% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.061% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 13 18
Median daily rate £425 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £180 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £445 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.92% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 3
Median hourly rate £39.50 £39.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.28% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £30.00 £35.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £41.24 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £39.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year
+1.28% -5.45%

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
51031 54127 51833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.79% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33206 34317 31392
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1549 2019 2086
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +23 52 £425 +21.42% 14
London +14 19 £450 - 1
South East +16 17 £381 -1.61% 3
Hampshire +5 9 £401 - 2
Hook +6 5 £575 -
Scotland +2 5 £343 -2.57%
East of England +16 4 - - 5
South West -8 4 - - 1
Dorset -3 3 - -
Berkshire - 3 £383 -
Surrey - 3 £375 -
Staines - 3 £375 -
Reading - 3 £383 -
City of London +46 2 £425 +21.42%
Cambridgeshire +18 2 - - 3
West Midlands -23 2 - - 2
North East - 2 £170 -
North West - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £170 -
Cambridge - 2 - - 3
Warrington - 2 - -
Eastleigh - 2 £326 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £170 -
Cheshire - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 £343 -
Glasgow - 2 - -
Hertfordshire +13 1 - - 1
Bedfordshire +3 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Middlesex - 1 £335 -

Development Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 48 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (37.61%) SQL
3 35 (29.91%) Windows
4 33 (28.21%) Java
5 29 (24.79%) Degree
6 28 (23.93%) C
6 28 (23.93%) Linux
7 25 (21.37%) C#
8 24 (20.51%) Software Engineering
9 23 (19.66%) Scrum
10 22 (18.80%) C++
10 22 (18.80%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (17.95%) Python
12 16 (13.68%) Git (software)
12 16 (13.68%) Oracle
12 16 (13.68%) Microsoft
12 16 (13.68%) TDD
12 16 (13.68%) QA
13 15 (12.82%) .NET
13 15 (12.82%) Unix
13 15 (12.82%) Jenkins
14 14 (11.97%) Computer Science
15 13 (11.11%) XML
15 13 (11.11%) PowerShell
16 12 (10.26%) Open Source
16 12 (10.26%) REST
16 12 (10.26%) Perl
17 11 (9.40%) Web Services
17 11 (9.40%) MS Excel
17 11 (9.40%) Digital TV

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 6 (5.13%) Tomcat
2 5 (4.27%) IIS
3 4 (3.42%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.56%) Apache
5 2 (1.71%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.71%) Confluence
5 2 (1.71%) JBoss
6 1 (0.85%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.85%) CMS
6 1 (0.85%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (9.40%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.56%) MS Project
3 1 (0.85%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.85%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.71%) OpenShift
3 2 (1.71%) SaaS
4 1 (0.85%) AdWords
4 1 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.85%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.85%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.85%) GitHub
4 1 (0.85%) Heroku
4 1 (0.85%) Office 365
4 1 (0.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.55%) HTTP
2 6 (5.13%) DVB
3 4 (3.42%) DNS
3 4 (3.42%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.71%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.71%) Firewall
4 2 (1.71%) HbbTV
4 2 (1.71%) Multicast
4 2 (1.71%) SSL
4 2 (1.71%) WAAS
4 2 (1.71%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.85%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.85%) Internet
5 1 (0.85%) IPsec
5 1 (0.85%) LDAP
5 1 (0.85%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (0.85%) OpenVPN
5 1 (0.85%) SSH
5 1 (0.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.40%) NoSQL
2 10 (8.55%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.98%) Hadoop
3 7 (5.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (5.13%) Big Data
4 6 (5.13%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (5.13%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.42%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (3.42%) Power BI
5 4 (3.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.56%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.56%) Redis
7 2 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.71%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.71%) DB2
7 2 (1.71%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (13.68%) Git (software)
2 15 (12.82%) Jenkins
3 8 (6.84%) JIRA
4 7 (5.98%) Maven
4 7 (5.98%) Visual Studio
5 6 (5.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (5.13%) JUnit
5 6 (5.13%) MSI
6 4 (3.42%) Selenium
6 4 (3.42%) TestNG
7 3 (2.56%) Bitbucket
7 3 (2.56%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.56%) Fiddler
7 3 (2.56%) Gradle
7 3 (2.56%) Hudson
7 3 (2.56%) Mockito
7 3 (2.56%) Subversion
8 2 (1.71%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (1.71%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.71%) SpecFlow
General
1 8 (6.84%) Aerospace
2 7 (5.98%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.27%) Automotive
3 5 (4.27%) Finance
3 5 (4.27%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.42%) Electronics
5 3 (2.56%) Banking
6 2 (1.71%) Advertising
6 2 (1.71%) Games
6 2 (1.71%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.71%) Marketing
6 2 (1.71%) Retail
7 1 (0.85%) Avionics
7 1 (0.85%) French Language
7 1 (0.85%) German Language
7 1 (0.85%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.85%) Military
7 1 (0.85%) Publishing
7 1 (0.85%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.82%) .NET
2 13 (11.11%) XML
3 12 (10.26%) REST
4 11 (9.40%) Web Services
5 8 (6.84%) HTML
5 8 (6.84%) HTML5
5 8 (6.84%) Node.js
6 7 (5.98%) SOAP
7 6 (5.13%) Regular Expression
7 6 (5.13%) WPF
8 5 (4.27%) Hibernate
8 5 (4.27%) RESTful
8 5 (4.27%) Spring
9 4 (3.42%) .NET Framework
9 4 (3.42%) ADO.NET
9 4 (3.42%) Ajax
9 4 (3.42%) ASP.NET
9 4 (3.42%) Kafka
9 4 (3.42%) WinForms
9 4 (3.42%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.97%) Computer Science
2 11 (9.40%) Digital TV
3 10 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (7.69%) STB
5 8 (6.84%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (6.84%) Mobile App
5 8 (6.84%) User Experience
6 6 (5.13%) Algorithms
6 6 (5.13%) MPEG
7 5 (4.27%) ASTM
8 3 (2.56%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.71%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.71%) Clustering
9 2 (1.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (1.71%) HACMP
9 2 (1.71%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (1.71%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.71%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.85%) DataPower
10 1 (0.85%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 35 (29.91%) Windows
2 28 (23.93%) Linux
3 15 (12.82%) Unix
4 9 (7.69%) Windows 10
5 8 (6.84%) Android
5 8 (6.84%) Apple iOS
6 7 (5.98%) Windows 8
6 7 (5.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (5.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (5.13%) Windows Server
7 6 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (5.13%) Windows Vista
8 4 (3.42%) CentOS
8 4 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.71%) AIX
9 2 (1.71%) HPUX
9 2 (1.71%) NetWare
9 2 (1.71%) Solaris
9 2 (1.71%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (20.51%) Software Engineering
3 23 (19.66%) Scrum
4 22 (18.80%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (13.68%) TDD
6 12 (10.26%) Open Source
7 11 (9.40%) BDD
7 11 (9.40%) DevOps
8 10 (8.55%) OO
9 9 (7.69%) Configuration Management
9 9 (7.69%) Information Security
9 9 (7.69%) User Stories
10 8 (6.84%) Exploratory Testing
10 8 (6.84%) Mobile Application Development
10 8 (6.84%) SDLC
11 7 (5.98%) Automated Testing
11 7 (5.98%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (5.98%) Functional Testing
11 7 (5.98%) ITIL
11 7 (5.98%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 44 (37.61%) SQL
2 33 (28.21%) Java
3 28 (23.93%) C
4 25 (21.37%) C#
5 22 (18.80%) C++
6 21 (17.95%) Python
7 13 (11.11%) PowerShell
8 12 (10.26%) Perl
9 10 (8.55%) JavaScript
10 7 (5.98%) Ruby
10 7 (5.98%) T-SQL
11 6 (5.13%) Bash Shell
11 6 (5.13%) VBScript
12 5 (4.27%) PHP
12 5 (4.27%) Scala
12 5 (4.27%) Shell Script
13 3 (2.56%) VB.NET
14 2 (1.71%) Embedded C
14 2 (1.71%) MATLAB
14 2 (1.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (24.79%) Degree
2 11 (9.40%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.98%) DV Cleared
4 5 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (4.27%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.42%) MCITP
5 4 (3.42%) MCTS
6 2 (1.71%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.85%) CCNA
7 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.85%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.68%) QA
2 6 (5.13%) DO-160
2 6 (5.13%) GPG13
3 3 (2.56%) SDET
4 2 (1.71%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (8.55%) Active Directory
1 10 (8.55%) Docker
2 3 (2.56%) Apache Flume
3 2 (1.71%) etcd
3 2 (1.71%) GPFS
3 2 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.71%) vSphere
4 1 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (5.98%) Puppet
2 6 (5.13%) ArcSight ESM
3 5 (4.27%) Ansible
3 5 (4.27%) Kubernetes
4 4 (3.42%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.56%) Terraform
6 2 (1.71%) Consul
6 2 (1.71%) Grafana
6 2 (1.71%) SCCM
7 1 (0.85%) Control-M
7 1 (0.85%) Graphite
7 1 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.85%) logstash
7 1 (0.85%) Mesos
7 1 (0.85%) Nagios
7 1 (0.85%) Rancher
7 1 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.85%) WSUS
7 1 (0.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 16 (13.68%) Microsoft
1 16 (13.68%) Oracle
2 6 (5.13%) ArcSight
2 6 (5.13%) VMware
3 4 (3.42%) HP
4 2 (1.71%) IBM
4 2 (1.71%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.71%) Remedy
4 2 (1.71%) Sybase
4 2 (1.71%) Veritas
5 1 (0.85%) AppSense
5 1 (0.85%) Borland
5 1 (0.85%) Cisco
5 1 (0.85%) Compaq
5 1 (0.85%) EMC
5 1 (0.85%) Hitachi
5 1 (0.85%) SaltStack
5 1 (0.85%) SunGard
5 1 (0.85%) Teradata
5 1 (0.85%) Wyse