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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Development Specialist
Rank 608 592 571
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Development Specialist 11 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.018% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.019% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 2
Average daily rate £375 £390 £495
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £390 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £639
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £390 £315
% change year-on-year
-7.05% +23.80%
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
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
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 5 February 2016.

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 7 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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England - 5 £325 - 6
Leeds - 4 £325 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £325 -
Yorkshire - 4 £325 -
Scotland -14 3 £375 -3.84% 2
Stirling +7 2 £363 -7.05% 1
London - 1 £550 - 2

Development Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 7 (29.17%) Java
2 7 (29.17%) SQL
2 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (20.83%) .NET
3 5 (20.83%) Windows
3 5 (20.83%) SharePoint
3 5 (20.83%) Project Management
4 4 (16.67%) Banking
4 4 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (16.67%) MS Visio
4 4 (16.67%) Data Mining
4 4 (16.67%) ETL
4 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 4 (16.67%) MS Access
4 4 (16.67%) Unix
4 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (16.67%) VB
4 4 (16.67%) MS Project
4 4 (16.67%) MS Office
4 4 (16.67%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (16.67%) Analytics
4 4 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (12.50%) Data Validation
5 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (12.50%) QA

Development Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (20.83%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (4.17%) Apache Pig
3 1 (4.17%) Apache Spark
3 1 (4.17%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 4 (16.67%) MS Office
1 4 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (16.67%) MS Project
1 4 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) DNS
1 1 (4.17%) FCoE
1 1 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (4.17%) iSCSI
1 1 (4.17%) Network Security
1 1 (4.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (16.67%) Data Mining
2 4 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (16.67%) MS Access
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.17%) Apache Hive
5 1 (4.17%) Big Data
5 1 (4.17%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Subversion
2 1 (4.17%) AdminStudio
2 1 (4.17%) MSI
2 1 (4.17%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Banking
3 3 (12.50%) Front Office
4 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) Ajax
2 2 (8.33%) AngularJS
2 2 (8.33%) Hibernate
2 2 (8.33%) HTML
2 2 (8.33%) HTML5
2 2 (8.33%) Java SE
2 2 (8.33%) JSP
2 2 (8.33%) REST
2 2 (8.33%) Spring
2 2 (8.33%) Spring Integration
2 2 (8.33%) Spring MVC
2 2 (8.33%) XML
2 2 (8.33%) XSLT
3 1 (4.17%) Dojo
3 1 (4.17%) J2EE
3 1 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.17%) e-Learning
4 1 (4.17%) iSeries
4 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.17%) NHS
4 1 (4.17%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) Unix
3 2 (8.33%) Linux
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Project Management
2 4 (16.67%) Analytics
2 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (16.67%) ETL
3 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.50%) Data Validation
3 3 (12.50%) Validation
4 2 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (8.33%) MVC
4 2 (8.33%) Software Delivery
4 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.17%) Coaching
5 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.17%) Data Munging
5 1 (4.17%) Functional Testing
5 1 (4.17%) MapReduce
5 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.17%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Statistical Modelling
5 1 (4.17%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) Java
1 7 (29.17%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) VB
3 3 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (4.17%) C
4 1 (4.17%) Perl
4 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.17%) Python
4 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.17%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) CIPD
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Apache Flume
2 1 (4.17%) vSphere
2 1 (4.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (8.33%) Cognos
4 1 (4.17%) Altiris
4 1 (4.17%) Citrix
4 1 (4.17%) Hortonworks
4 1 (4.17%) LANDesk
4 1 (4.17%) Platfora
4 1 (4.17%) Symantec
4 1 (4.17%) Wyse
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