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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Development Engineer
Rank 537 536 495
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Development Engineer 41 39 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.074% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.081% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 21 16
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£375 £380 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +36.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £300 £263
% change year-on-year
+62.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 11
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £37.10 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.70 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £37.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-12.66% +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
50025 48432 42510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.39% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 30372 29064 24408
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1969 2003 2177
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 March 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 -18 37 £375 -1.31% 25
London +9 17 £375 -11.76% 9
South East -16 14 £375 +6.00% 8
Oxfordshire - 7 - - 3
City of London +19 4 £422 -2.42% 1
East of England +10 3 - - 4
Hampshire -11 3 - -
Surrey -5 2 - - 3
South West -6 2 - - 3
Hertfordshire +10 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +2 1 - - 3
Dorset +1 1 - -
Berkshire -6 1 £375 -
Leeds -7 1 - -
Yorkshire -10 1 - -
West Yorkshire -12 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Norfolk - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
Somerset - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - -

Development Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 25 (36.23%) Java
2 22 (31.88%) Linux
3 18 (26.09%) C++
4 17 (24.64%) UNIX
5 16 (23.19%) Windows
6 14 (20.29%) Python
6 14 (20.29%) VMware
7 12 (17.39%) SQL
7 12 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (14.49%) Degree
8 10 (14.49%) Oracle
8 10 (14.49%) C
8 10 (14.49%) JavaScript
9 9 (13.04%) Perl
9 9 (13.04%) JIRA
10 8 (11.59%) Ruby
10 8 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (11.59%) jQuery
10 8 (11.59%) Bash Shell
10 8 (11.59%) Cisco
10 8 (11.59%) SAN
11 7 (10.14%) Juniper
11 7 (10.14%) Finance
11 7 (10.14%) ADSL
11 7 (10.14%) WAN
11 7 (10.14%) DNS
11 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Azure
11 7 (10.14%) Network Security
11 7 (10.14%) Software Engineering
11 7 (10.14%) Load Balancing

Development Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (5.80%) WebLogic
1 4 (5.80%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.35%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.90%) Apache
4 1 (1.45%) Node.js
4 1 (1.45%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.45%) ColdFusion
4 1 (1.45%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) MS Office
1 2 (2.90%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.90%) Photoshop
1 2 (2.90%) GIMP
2 1 (1.45%) MS Project
2 1 (1.45%) Doxygen
2 1 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.25%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.80%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.59%) SAN
2 7 (10.14%) Network Security
2 7 (10.14%) DNS
2 7 (10.14%) ADSL
2 7 (10.14%) WAN
3 2 (2.90%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.90%) DVB
4 1 (1.45%) Firewall
4 1 (1.45%) Wireless
4 1 (1.45%) VLAN
4 1 (1.45%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.45%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.45%) Intranet
4 1 (1.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.80%) Oracle Exadata
2 2 (2.90%) Big Data
2 2 (2.90%) MySQL
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.45%) Spotfire
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.45%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.45%) DB2
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (13.04%) JIRA
2 6 (8.70%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.25%) Selenium
3 5 (7.25%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.35%) Subversion
4 3 (4.35%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.90%) Trac
5 2 (2.90%) Maven
5 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.90%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.90%) Bugzilla
5 2 (2.90%) NetBeans
6 1 (1.45%) NUnit
6 1 (1.45%) Ant
6 1 (1.45%) JUnit
6 1 (1.45%) MSI
6 1 (1.45%) LabVIEW
6 1 (1.45%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (1.45%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.45%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (10.14%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Financial Institution
3 3 (4.35%) Electronics
3 3 (4.35%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.45%) Games
5 1 (1.45%) Military
5 1 (1.45%) Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Retail
5 1 (1.45%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.45%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.45%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.59%) jQuery
2 6 (8.70%) Web Services
3 5 (7.25%) HTML
4 4 (5.80%) CSS
4 4 (5.80%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (4.35%) STL
5 3 (4.35%) Swing
5 3 (4.35%) RESTful
6 2 (2.90%) MooTools
6 2 (2.90%) Ajax
6 2 (2.90%) Dojo
6 2 (2.90%) OpenGL ES
6 2 (2.90%) Middleware
6 2 (2.90%) JSP
6 2 (2.90%) Servlets
6 2 (2.90%) SOAP
6 2 (2.90%) .NET
7 1 (1.45%) Classic ASP
7 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.45%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.25%) Clustering
1 5 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.80%) Hedge funds
2 4 (5.80%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.35%) DTV
3 3 (4.35%) STB
4 2 (2.90%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.45%) HACMP
5 1 (1.45%) Biometrics
5 1 (1.45%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.45%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.45%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.45%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (1.45%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.45%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.45%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.45%) Open Source
5 1 (1.45%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (31.88%) Linux
2 17 (24.64%) UNIX
3 16 (23.19%) Windows
4 4 (5.80%) Android
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.45%) AIX
5 1 (1.45%) HPUX
5 1 (1.45%) Solaris
5 1 (1.45%) NetWare
5 1 (1.45%) Windows CE
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (10.14%) Software Engineering
2 7 (10.14%) Load Balancing
3 6 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (8.70%) Configuration Management
3 6 (8.70%) Automated Testing
4 5 (7.25%) Validation
4 5 (7.25%) OO
5 4 (5.80%) SOA
5 4 (5.80%) High Availability
6 3 (4.35%) Integration Testing
6 3 (4.35%) Test Scripting
6 3 (4.35%) DevOps
6 3 (4.35%) Android Development
6 3 (4.35%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (4.35%) UML
6 3 (4.35%) Scrum
6 3 (4.35%) Project Management
6 3 (4.35%) Test Automation
7 2 (2.90%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 25 (36.23%) Java
2 18 (26.09%) C++
3 14 (20.29%) Python
4 12 (17.39%) SQL
5 10 (14.49%) C
5 10 (14.49%) JavaScript
6 9 (13.04%) Perl
7 8 (11.59%) Ruby
7 8 (11.59%) Bash Shell
8 4 (5.80%) Shell Script
9 3 (4.35%) Scala
10 2 (2.90%) GLSL
10 2 (2.90%) PHP
10 2 (2.90%) C#
11 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.45%) VBA
11 1 (1.45%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.45%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.45%) Korn
11 1 (1.45%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 10 (14.49%) Degree
2 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) DO-160
2 1 (1.45%) EFQM
System Software
1 12 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.80%) OCFS2
2 4 (5.80%) GlusterFS
2 4 (5.80%) GFS2
2 4 (5.80%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.45%) Docker
3 1 (1.45%) GPFS
3 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.45%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) Puppet
2 4 (5.80%) SELinux
3 2 (2.90%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.45%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.45%) SCCM
4 1 (1.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (20.29%) VMware
2 10 (14.49%) Oracle
3 8 (11.59%) Cisco
4 7 (10.14%) Juniper
5 6 (8.70%) IBM
5 6 (8.70%) EMC
6 5 (7.25%) Remedy
7 4 (5.80%) HP
7 4 (5.80%) Microsoft
8 2 (2.90%) Adobe
9 1 (1.45%) Compaq
9 1 (1.45%) Citrix
9 1 (1.45%) McAfee
9 1 (1.45%) Perforce
9 1 (1.45%) RedDot
9 1 (1.45%) Hitachi
9 1 (1.45%) Veritas
9 1 (1.45%) ArcSight
9 1 (1.45%) Lumension
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