The table below looks at the statistics for the Development Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Development Specialist
Rank 583 587 546
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Development Specialist 10 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.021% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.023% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £335 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £645 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
51645 52060 44962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.35% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31339 31560 25761
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2073 2241
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

Development Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Development Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Development Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Scotland +7 8 £413 -
London +3 2 £362 -43.21% 1
Stirling -9 2 £425 -
England -12 2 £362 +3.42% 2
City of London +21 1 - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
Staines - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
East of England - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Brentwood - - - -
Chester - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Development Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Development Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 11 (64.71%) HTML
1 11 (64.71%) JavaScript
1 11 (64.71%) XML
1 11 (64.71%) HTTP
1 11 (64.71%) Front Office
1 11 (64.71%) HTML5
1 11 (64.71%) REST
1 11 (64.71%) AngularJS
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle
3 3 (17.65%) Java
3 3 (17.65%) UNIX
4 2 (11.76%) Windows
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
4 2 (11.76%) VB
4 2 (11.76%) .NET
4 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
4 2 (11.76%) Banking
4 2 (11.76%) Finance
4 2 (11.76%) Spring
4 2 (11.76%) C#
5 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
5 1 (5.88%) Derivative
5 1 (5.88%) CIPD
5 1 (5.88%) Spotfire
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
5 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.88%) Workflow
5 1 (5.88%) VB6

Development Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Development Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Workflow
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.88%) Spotfire
General
1 11 (64.71%) Front Office
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) HTML
1 11 (64.71%) XML
1 11 (64.71%) HTML5
1 11 (64.71%) REST
1 11 (64.71%) AngularJS
2 2 (11.76%) Spring
2 2 (11.76%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) JMS
3 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) UNIX
2 2 (11.76%) Windows
3 1 (5.88%) Solaris
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.88%) Project Management
1 1 (5.88%) Change Management
1 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
1 1 (5.88%) Workflow
1 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
1 1 (5.88%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) JavaScript
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
3 3 (17.65%) Java
4 2 (11.76%) C#
4 2 (11.76%) VB
5 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.88%) VB6
5 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) CIPD
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle
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