The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Development Engineer
Rank 554 480 491
Rank change year-on-year
-74 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Development Engineer 33 64 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 14
Average daily rate £413 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.43% +0.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £254 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £443 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £275 £338
% change year-on-year
+16.45% -18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 30
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +4.16%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -109 31 £413 +6.45% 42
London -27 12 £425 +6.25% 9
West Midlands -10 6 £290 - 2
South East -24 6 £413 +7.84% 7
East of England -34 4 £430 +63.80% 7
Hampshire +4 3 £413 +30.95% 1
City of London -13 3 £550 +35.38% 1
Cambridgeshire -19 3 £430 +63.80% 7
Reading -5 2 - - 4
East Midlands -7 2 £300 - 1
Berkshire -14 2 - - 4
Cambridge -9 1 £415 +58.09% 7
Leeds -19 1 £208 -17.00% 1
West Yorkshire -20 1 £208 -17.00% 2
Yorkshire -21 1 £208 -17.00% 3
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Flintshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 5
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - - 1
Durham - - - - 1
Slough - - - -
Stafford - - - -
Sunbury-on-Thames - - - -
Swindon - - - - 3
Warrington - - - - 2
Worthing - - - -

Development Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 33 (38.82%) C#
2 27 (31.76%) C++
2 27 (31.76%) OO
3 25 (29.41%) Java
3 25 (29.41%) Windows
4 24 (28.24%) .NET
5 23 (27.06%) Linux
6 21 (24.71%) Microsoft Azure
7 20 (23.53%) Test Automation
8 19 (22.35%) Telecoms
9 18 (21.18%) SQL
10 16 (18.82%) Degree
11 15 (17.65%) OOD
12 14 (16.47%) JavaScript
12 14 (16.47%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (16.47%) Computer Science
13 13 (15.29%) Internet
13 13 (15.29%) Python
14 12 (14.12%) UNIX
14 12 (14.12%) Web Services
14 12 (14.12%) C
14 12 (14.12%) REST
15 11 (12.94%) JSON
15 11 (12.94%) Perl
15 11 (12.94%) Scrum
16 10 (11.76%) HTML
16 10 (11.76%) IPTV
16 10 (11.76%) Unit Testing
16 10 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
17 9 (10.59%) Selenium

Development Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.35%) Documentum
1 2 (2.35%) Tomcat
1 2 (2.35%) Apache
1 2 (2.35%) WebLogic
1 2 (2.35%) IIS
1 2 (2.35%) Node.js
2 1 (1.18%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.18%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 9 (10.59%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.53%) MS Office
3 1 (1.18%) MS Project
3 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 21 (24.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.29%) Internet
2 9 (10.59%) HTTP
3 4 (4.71%) SMPP
4 3 (3.53%) 4G
4 3 (3.53%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.35%) SAN
5 2 (2.35%) Firewall
5 2 (2.35%) GSM
5 2 (2.35%) VoIP
5 2 (2.35%) NGN
5 2 (2.35%) Network Security
5 2 (2.35%) Unified Communications
5 2 (2.35%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.18%) LTE
6 1 (1.18%) LDAP
6 1 (1.18%) WAN
6 1 (1.18%) LAN
6 1 (1.18%) DNS
6 1 (1.18%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.53%) MySQL
2 2 (2.35%) Data Mining
2 2 (2.35%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.18%) QlikView
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (10.59%) Selenium
1 9 (10.59%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.53%) Trac
2 3 (3.53%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.53%) Subversion
2 3 (3.53%) JIRA
2 3 (3.53%) JUnit
2 3 (3.53%) Bugzilla
3 2 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.35%) MSTest
4 1 (1.18%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.18%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.18%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.18%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.18%) NUnit
General
1 19 (22.35%) Telecoms
2 7 (8.24%) Electronics
3 5 (5.88%) Games
3 5 (5.88%) Finance
4 2 (2.35%) Marketing
4 2 (2.35%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.35%) Banking
5 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.18%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (28.24%) .NET
2 12 (14.12%) Web Services
2 12 (14.12%) REST
3 11 (12.94%) JSON
4 10 (11.76%) HTML
4 10 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (9.41%) CSS
6 6 (7.06%) ASP.NET
6 6 (7.06%) Silverlight
7 4 (4.71%) XMPP
7 4 (4.71%) WPF
7 4 (4.71%) HTML5
8 3 (3.53%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (3.53%) WCF
8 3 (3.53%) Ajax
8 3 (3.53%) Middleware
9 2 (2.35%) jQuery
9 2 (2.35%) Drools
9 2 (2.35%) Backbone.js
9 2 (2.35%) WinRT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.47%) Computer Science
2 10 (11.76%) IPTV
3 5 (5.88%) DTV
4 4 (4.71%) Social Media
5 3 (3.53%) STB
5 3 (3.53%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.35%) Clustering
6 2 (2.35%) HACMP
6 2 (2.35%) Firmware
6 2 (2.35%) Physics
6 2 (2.35%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.18%) Open Source
7 1 (1.18%) Xbox
7 1 (1.18%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.18%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 25 (29.41%) Windows
2 23 (27.06%) Linux
3 12 (14.12%) UNIX
4 9 (10.59%) Solaris
5 6 (7.06%) AIX
6 4 (4.71%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.35%) NetWare
7 2 (2.35%) HPUX
7 2 (2.35%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (2.35%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.18%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.76%) OO
2 20 (23.53%) Test Automation
3 15 (17.65%) OOD
4 14 (16.47%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (12.94%) Scrum
6 10 (11.76%) Unit Testing
7 8 (9.41%) UML
7 8 (9.41%) Web Development
8 7 (8.24%) Software Engineering
9 6 (7.06%) MVC
9 6 (7.06%) TDD
9 6 (7.06%) Multithreading
9 6 (7.06%) Test Strategy
10 5 (5.88%) Validation
11 4 (4.71%) Configuration Management
11 4 (4.71%) Project Management
11 4 (4.71%) Software Testing
12 3 (3.53%) Embedded Software Development
12 3 (3.53%) Web Application Development
12 3 (3.53%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (38.82%) C#
2 27 (31.76%) C++
3 25 (29.41%) Java
4 18 (21.18%) SQL
5 14 (16.47%) JavaScript
6 13 (15.29%) Python
7 12 (14.12%) C
8 11 (12.94%) Perl
9 5 (5.88%) PowerShell
9 5 (5.88%) Erlang
9 5 (5.88%) Korn
10 4 (4.71%) Ruby
11 3 (3.53%) Bash Shell
11 3 (3.53%) Shell Script
12 2 (2.35%) XAML
12 2 (2.35%) MATLAB
12 2 (2.35%) PHP
13 1 (1.18%) T-SQL
13 1 (1.18%) VB.NET
13 1 (1.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (18.82%) Degree
2 3 (3.53%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.18%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.35%) vSphere
2 1 (1.18%) XenServer
2 1 (1.18%) Xen
2 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.53%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (3.53%) Puppet
1 3 (3.53%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.18%) Cobbler
2 1 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (9.41%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.88%) HP
2 5 (5.88%) IBM
2 5 (5.88%) VMware
3 4 (4.71%) Oracle
4 3 (3.53%) Sun
4 3 (3.53%) Intel
5 2 (2.35%) Hitachi
5 2 (2.35%) Veritas
5 2 (2.35%) Compaq
5 2 (2.35%) EMC
5 2 (2.35%) JBoss
6 1 (1.18%) EnterpriseDB
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