The table below looks at the statistics for the Development Support Engineer 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 Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Development Support Engineer
Rank 595 592 543
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -49
Contract jobs requiring a Development Support Engineer 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.002% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.002% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £39.25 - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 - £22.00

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
50851 50122 43739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31571 31079 25153
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 £250 £230 £240
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 1990 2044 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

Development Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Development Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Development Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Development Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Development Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Development Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Development Support Engineer
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Development Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 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 -16 2 £450 +80.00%
London +18 1 £450 +80.00%
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £450 -
East of England - 1 - -

Development Support Engineer
Top 25 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Development Support Engineer 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 Support Engineer in their job title.

1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) XenApp
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) ClearCase
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) Symantec

Development Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Development Support Engineer 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 Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) ClearCase
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) XenApp
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) Symantec