Period
to 15 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Development Specialist was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 15 July 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Development Specialist
Central London > City of London
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 250 236 237
Rank change year-on-year -14 +1 +64
Contract jobs requiring a Development Specialist 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.028% 0.015% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.016% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
City of London median daily rate £475 £625 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +13.64% -11.11%
10th Percentile £463 £625 £525
90th Percentile £488 £625 £575
Central London median daily rate £475 £625 £550
% change year-on-year -24.00% +13.64% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,724 6,247 6,513
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 95.90% 95.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,288 4,802 5,221
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £485 £450
% change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 77 84
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.77 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.23% -6.47% -1.64%
10th Percentile £12.53 £12.52 £11.33
90th Percentile £32.70 £30.03 £32.18
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% -10.53% -

Development Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Development Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Development Specialist in the City of London

Development Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Development Specialist in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Development Specialist in the City of London

Development Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 15 July 2018, Development Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Development Specialist in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) Sybase
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Solaris
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) MQSeries
1 2 (100.00%) SNMP
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) OpenView
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Hitachi
1 2 (100.00%) Veritas
1 2 (100.00%) Tivoli
1 2 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (100.00%) TIBCO
1 2 (100.00%) Rendezvous
1 2 (100.00%) Reuters
1 2 (100.00%) Front Office
1 2 (100.00%) Back Office
1 2 (100.00%) Sybase ASE
1 2 (100.00%) Kondor
1 2 (100.00%) HP ASE
1 2 (100.00%) Patch Management
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (100.00%) Thomson Reuters DACS
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server

Development Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (100.00%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Kondor
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Sybase ASE
General
1 2 (100.00%) Back Office
1 2 (100.00%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Rendezvous
1 2 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Solaris
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) HP ASE
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) OpenView
1 2 (100.00%) Thomson Reuters DACS
1 2 (100.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Hitachi
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) Reuters
1 2 (100.00%) Sybase
1 2 (100.00%) TIBCO
1 2 (100.00%) Veritas