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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Development Specialist
UK
Rank 585 616 607
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Development Specialist 9 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.025% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.026% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 0
Median daily rate £625 £388 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £363 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £24.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 - -

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
42966 49399 48939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28025 31812 30247
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 1656 1895
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Development Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Development Specialist Daily Rate Histogram 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 14 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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +45 8 £625 +85.18% 3
London +25 4 £625 +13.63%
South East +25 2 - - 2
City of London -2 1 £625 +13.63%
Farnborough - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
West Wales - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Swansea - 1 - -

Development Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 7 (33.33%) Project Management
1 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
3 4 (19.05%) Java
3 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (19.05%) Automotive
3 4 (19.05%) Degree
3 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
4 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 3 (14.29%) Ansible
4 3 (14.29%) User Experience
4 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (14.29%) Robotics
4 3 (14.29%) Psychology
4 3 (14.29%) Human Factors
4 3 (14.29%) Games
4 3 (14.29%) Scrum
4 3 (14.29%) HTML
5 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
5 2 (9.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
5 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
5 2 (9.52%) JUnit
5 2 (9.52%) MVC
5 2 (9.52%) TDD
5 2 (9.52%) Banking
5 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) Spring

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) Apache Solr
1 1 (4.76%) Apache Spark
1 1 (4.76%) Confluence
1 1 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.76%) InfoPath
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) Simulink
2 1 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) DHCP
1 1 (4.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (9.52%) Big Data
1 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
1 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
1 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
1 2 (9.52%) JUnit
1 2 (9.52%) Mockito
1 2 (9.52%) Selenium
2 1 (4.76%) Gradle
2 1 (4.76%) JIRA
2 1 (4.76%) Maven
2 1 (4.76%) SonarQube
2 1 (4.76%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 4 (19.05%) Automotive
2 3 (14.29%) Games
3 2 (9.52%) Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Electronics
4 1 (4.76%) Finance
4 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) HTML
2 2 (9.52%) AngularJS
2 2 (9.52%) HTML5
2 2 (9.52%) jQuery
2 2 (9.52%) Spring
3 1 (4.76%) Ajax
3 1 (4.76%) Apache Camel
3 1 (4.76%) CSS
3 1 (4.76%) JMS
3 1 (4.76%) REST
3 1 (4.76%) RESTful
3 1 (4.76%) Spring Integration
3 1 (4.76%) Spring MVC
3 1 (4.76%) Web Services
3 1 (4.76%) WebSockets
3 1 (4.76%) XHTML
3 1 (4.76%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
2 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) Robotics
2 3 (14.29%) User Experience
3 2 (9.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (9.52%) Life Science
4 1 (4.76%) Equities
4 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (33.33%) Project Management
2 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (14.29%) Human Factors
3 3 (14.29%) Psychology
3 3 (14.29%) Scrum
4 2 (9.52%) Concurrent Programming
4 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
4 2 (9.52%) Customer Insight
4 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) Microservices
4 2 (9.52%) MVC
4 2 (9.52%) Open Source
4 2 (9.52%) TDD
4 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Web Application Development
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL
5 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
2 4 (19.05%) Java
3 1 (4.76%) Clojure
3 1 (4.76%) Groovy
3 1 (4.76%) MATLAB
3 1 (4.76%) PHP
3 1 (4.76%) Python
3 1 (4.76%) Ruby
3 1 (4.76%) Scala
3 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Docker
2 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Ansible
2 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) MuleSoft
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Sybase
2 1 (4.76%) Zend