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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Development Specialist
Rank 614 607 571
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Development Specialist 19 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.005% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.006% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 11
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£538 £350 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.57% -36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £350 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £619 £350 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average 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
54235 51432 48394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.81% 92.07% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34663 31190 28805
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 1996 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Development Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Development Specialist Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Development Specialist
Top 17 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 4 September 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 +12 17 £538 -
South East - 6 - -
London - 5 £575 -
Winchester - 5 - -
Hampshire - 5 - -
Essex - 4 - -
East of England - 4 - -
City of London - 2 £619 -
South West -5 1 £350 -
Scotland -12 1 £250 -28.57%
Edinburgh - 1 £250 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £350 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -

Development Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 12 (44.44%) Java
2 8 (29.63%) SQL
2 8 (29.63%) Oracle
2 8 (29.63%) Linux
2 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.93%) UNIX
4 6 (22.22%) PL/SQL
5 5 (18.52%) SAN
5 5 (18.52%) Python
5 5 (18.52%) SAS
5 5 (18.52%) Windows
5 5 (18.52%) Perl
5 5 (18.52%) C
5 5 (18.52%) iSCSI
5 5 (18.52%) FCoE
5 5 (18.52%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (14.81%) Data Centre
6 4 (14.81%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (14.81%) CIPD
6 4 (14.81%) SCCM
7 3 (11.11%) Network Security
7 3 (11.11%) Application Packaging
7 3 (11.11%) LANDesk
7 3 (11.11%) Banking
7 3 (11.11%) Altiris
7 3 (11.11%) Spring
7 3 (11.11%) Symantec
7 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
7 3 (11.11%) Migration

Development Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 5 (18.52%) SAS
2 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.70%) Liferay
3 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.70%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) SAN
1 5 (18.52%) iSCSI
1 5 (18.52%) FCoE
1 5 (18.52%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (11.11%) Network Security
3 1 (3.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) RDBMS
2 2 (7.41%) QlikView
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.70%) SQLPlus
3 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.70%) DB2
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Toad
1 3 (11.11%) AdminStudio
1 3 (11.11%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (7.41%) Ant
3 1 (3.70%) Hudson
3 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.70%) Maven
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (3.70%) MSI
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.70%) Front Office
4 1 (3.70%) Law
4 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Spring
1 3 (11.11%) Application Packaging
2 2 (7.41%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.70%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.11%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.70%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.70%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Social Media
3 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Linux
2 7 (25.93%) UNIX
3 5 (18.52%) Windows
4 3 (11.11%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.70%) VME
5 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 3 (11.11%) Data Modelling
2 3 (11.11%) Migration
3 2 (7.41%) Project Management
3 2 (7.41%) Change Management
3 2 (7.41%) Low Latency
3 2 (7.41%) Multithreading
4 1 (3.70%) User Stories
4 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.70%) DevOps
4 1 (3.70%) Software Delivery
4 1 (3.70%) MVC
4 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.70%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) Java
2 8 (29.63%) SQL
3 6 (22.22%) PL/SQL
4 5 (18.52%) Python
4 5 (18.52%) Perl
4 5 (18.52%) C
5 2 (7.41%) VB
6 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.70%) C#
6 1 (3.70%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) CIPD
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
2 1 (3.70%) vSphere
2 1 (3.70%) vCloud
2 1 (3.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.70%) Control-M
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Oracle
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) Citrix
2 3 (11.11%) Symantec
2 3 (11.11%) Altiris
2 3 (11.11%) LANDesk
3 1 (3.70%) ICL
3 1 (3.70%) Fujitsu
3 1 (3.70%) Wyse
3 1 (3.70%) VMware
3 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.70%) IBM