The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Development Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Development Specialist
Rank 647 637 622
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Development Specialist 8 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.030% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.031% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 12
Median daily rate £375 £538 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.23% +26.47%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £475 £425
% change year-on-year
- +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £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
50794 54325 53927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.95% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 33203 34727 32867
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1696 2062 2153
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Development Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Development Specialist in the job title.

Development Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Development Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Development Specialist within the UK.

Development Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Development Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Development Specialist within the UK.

Development Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Development Specialist
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Development Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 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 +2 6 £375 -25.00% 4
East of England +8 3 - -
London -7 3 £375 -30.23% 1
Hertfordshire - 3 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 3 - -
Cardiff - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

Development Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, Development Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 3 (27.27%) CSS
1 3 (27.27%) XML
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
1 3 (27.27%) Project Management
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
1 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (27.27%) Asset Management
1 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
1 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Content Development
2 2 (18.18%) Workflow
2 2 (18.18%) SDLC
2 2 (18.18%) Translating Business Requirements
2 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
2 2 (18.18%) Coaching
2 2 (18.18%) Information Architecture
2 2 (18.18%) Spring
2 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
2 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (18.18%) Taxonomies
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) JMS
2 2 (18.18%) OOD
2 2 (18.18%) RDBMS
2 2 (18.18%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) Perl
2 2 (18.18%) SQL

Development Specialist 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:

Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
2 2 (18.18%) DB2
2 2 (18.18%) RDBMS
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) JUnit
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) CSS
1 3 (27.27%) XML
2 2 (18.18%) J2SE
2 2 (18.18%) JMS
2 2 (18.18%) Spring
3 1 (9.09%) Ajax
3 1 (9.09%) HTML
3 1 (9.09%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 2 (18.18%) Taxonomies
3 1 (9.09%) Algorithms
3 1 (9.09%) Informatics
3 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (9.09%) Neural Network
3 1 (9.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
1 2 (18.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (27.27%) Asset Management
1 3 (27.27%) Project Management
1 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (18.18%) Coaching
2 2 (18.18%) Content Development
2 2 (18.18%) Information Architecture
2 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
2 2 (18.18%) OO
2 2 (18.18%) OOD
2 2 (18.18%) SDLC
2 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
2 2 (18.18%) Translating Business Requirements
2 2 (18.18%) Workflow
3 1 (9.09%) Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Change Control
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
3 1 (9.09%) Machine Learning
3 1 (9.09%) Monte Carlo Method
3 1 (9.09%) Random Forest
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
1 2 (18.18%) Perl
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) CIPD
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Sybase