Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Development Engineer was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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 Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 759 763 800
Rank change year-on-year +4 +37 -69
Contract jobs requiring a Development Engineer 87 101 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.092% 0.10% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.11% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 45 31
England median daily rate £488 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.88% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £340 £215 £238
90th Percentile £575 £588 £538
UK median daily rate £488 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +30.00% - -5.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 24
England median hourly rate £47.50 £37.60 £39.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.33% -4.57% -1.50%
10th Percentile £42.85 £24.25 £30.00
90th Percentile £48.57 £49.38 £49.25
UK median hourly rate £45.75 £37.60 £39.40
% change year-on-year +21.68% -4.57% -1.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89579 93247 99778
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.76% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 59679 61380 64531
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2656 3007 3839
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Development Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Development Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Development Engineer in England

Development Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Development Engineer in England

Development Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Development Engineer in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Development Engineer in England

Development Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Development Engineer in England

Development Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Development Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +13 58 £525 +21.39% 1
South East -3 17 £400 +6.67% 2
East of England -24 6 £450 +16.13% 4
North of England +52 3 £388 +54.69% 4
Midlands +21 3 £255 +15.91% 3
West Midlands +18 3 £255 +15.91% 3
North West +23 2 - - 3
Yorkshire +29 1 £388 -37.50% 1
Development Engineer
UK

Development Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Development Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Development Engineer in the job title.

1 47 (54.02%) Java
2 29 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (32.18%) DevOps
4 27 (31.03%) Jenkins
5 26 (29.89%) Cucumber
5 26 (29.89%) Linux
6 24 (27.59%) Python
7 23 (26.44%) JIRA
7 23 (26.44%) Test Automation
7 23 (26.44%) SDET
8 19 (21.84%) Docker
9 18 (20.69%) Windows
9 18 (20.69%) SQL
10 17 (19.54%) Web Services
10 17 (19.54%) Software Engineering
10 17 (19.54%) Scrum
10 17 (19.54%) Selenium
11 16 (18.39%) Oracle
12 15 (17.24%) Maven
12 15 (17.24%) BDD
12 15 (17.24%) AngularJS
13 14 (16.09%) Confluence
13 14 (16.09%) Amazon AWS
13 14 (16.09%) C#
14 13 (14.94%) JavaScript
14 13 (14.94%) Active Directory
14 13 (14.94%) Migration
14 13 (14.94%) Git (software)
15 12 (13.79%) Node.js
15 12 (13.79%) REST

Development Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 14 (16.09%) Confluence
2 8 (9.20%) Cloud Foundry
3 7 (8.05%) Tomcat
4 6 (6.90%) WebSphere
4 6 (6.90%) WebSphere Portal
5 5 (5.75%) Apache Spark
6 2 (2.30%) Apache
6 2 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.30%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.30%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.15%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (1.15%) Apache Pig
7 1 (1.15%) Luigi
Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.15%) Pro/ENGINEER
1 1 (1.15%) PTC Creo
1 1 (1.15%) Simulink
1 1 (1.15%) SOLIDWORKS
1 1 (1.15%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 6 (6.90%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.09%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (11.49%) GitHub
3 6 (6.90%) SaaS
4 3 (3.45%) Sauce Labs
4 3 (3.45%) Slack
4 3 (3.45%) Trello
5 1 (1.15%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (1.15%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (1.15%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.15%) BrowserStack
5 1 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.15%) Heroku
5 1 (1.15%) IaaS
5 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.15%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.15%) PaaS
5 1 (1.15%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.75%) LDAP
1 5 (5.75%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.30%) CTI
2 2 (2.30%) Network Security
3 1 (1.15%) DHCP
3 1 (1.15%) DNS
3 1 (1.15%) Firewall
3 1 (1.15%) Internet
3 1 (1.15%) Intranet
3 1 (1.15%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.05%) Oracle Database
2 6 (6.90%) GIS
2 6 (6.90%) Oracle Database 10g
2 6 (6.90%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (5.75%) NoSQL
3 5 (5.75%) RDBMS
3 5 (5.75%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.60%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.30%) Apache Hive
5 2 (2.30%) Big Data
5 2 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.30%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.30%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.30%) MySQL
5 2 (2.30%) Redis
6 1 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.15%) DB2
6 1 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 27 (31.03%) Jenkins
2 26 (29.89%) Cucumber
3 23 (26.44%) JIRA
4 17 (19.54%) Selenium
5 15 (17.24%) Maven
6 13 (14.94%) Git (software)
7 11 (12.64%) JBehave
7 11 (12.64%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (9.20%) WebDriver
9 6 (6.90%) JUnit
9 6 (6.90%) TeamCity
9 6 (6.90%) TestRail
10 5 (5.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (5.75%) gulp
10 5 (5.75%) Protractor
11 4 (4.60%) Gerrit
11 4 (4.60%) GitLab
11 4 (4.60%) IntelliJ
11 4 (4.60%) SoapUI
11 4 (4.60%) TestNG
General
1 10 (11.49%) Finance
2 3 (3.45%) Automotive
2 3 (3.45%) Retail
2 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.30%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.30%) Marketing
4 1 (1.15%) Front Office
4 1 (1.15%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (19.54%) Web Services
2 15 (17.24%) AngularJS
3 12 (13.79%) Node.js
3 12 (13.79%) REST
4 11 (12.64%) .NET
4 11 (12.64%) XML
5 10 (11.49%) Gherkin
6 8 (9.20%) JSON
7 7 (8.05%) J2EE
8 6 (6.90%) JSF
9 5 (5.75%) Kafka
9 5 (5.75%) OAuth
9 5 (5.75%) SAML
9 5 (5.75%) WireMock
10 3 (3.45%) Dropwizard
10 3 (3.45%) SOAP
10 3 (3.45%) Spring
11 2 (2.30%) Ajax
11 2 (2.30%) WCF
11 2 (2.30%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.75%) Algorithms
1 5 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (5.75%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.60%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.45%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.30%) RIA
5 1 (1.15%) Equities
5 1 (1.15%) Life Science
5 1 (1.15%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (1.15%) PKI
5 1 (1.15%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.15%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.15%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 26 (29.89%) Linux
2 18 (20.69%) Windows
3 12 (13.79%) Unix
4 7 (8.05%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.60%) Android
5 4 (4.60%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.45%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (32.18%) DevOps
3 23 (26.44%) SDET
3 23 (26.44%) Test Automation
4 17 (19.54%) Scrum
4 17 (19.54%) Software Engineering
5 15 (17.24%) BDD
6 13 (14.94%) Migration
7 11 (12.64%) Dependency Injection
8 10 (11.49%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (10.34%) Performance Testing
9 9 (10.34%) Test Management
10 8 (9.20%) Acceptance Criteria
10 8 (9.20%) Information Security
10 8 (9.20%) OO
10 8 (9.20%) TDD
11 7 (8.05%) E-Commerce
11 7 (8.05%) SDLC
11 7 (8.05%) Software Architecture
12 6 (6.90%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (54.02%) Java
2 24 (27.59%) Python
3 18 (20.69%) SQL
4 14 (16.09%) C#
5 13 (14.94%) JavaScript
6 10 (11.49%) Ruby
7 8 (9.20%) C
8 7 (8.05%) C++
9 6 (6.90%) Bash Shell
9 6 (6.90%) PL/SQL
10 5 (5.75%) Perl
11 3 (3.45%) Groovy
11 3 (3.45%) PowerShell
12 2 (2.30%) MATLAB
12 2 (2.30%) VBA
12 2 (2.30%) VBScript
13 1 (1.15%) Embedded C
13 1 (1.15%) Embedded C++
13 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
13 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (11.49%) Degree
1 10 (11.49%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.20%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.90%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.30%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.15%) MCSE
6 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.60%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) ISO 26262
2 1 (1.15%) MISRA
System Software
1 19 (21.84%) Docker
2 13 (14.94%) Active Directory
3 7 (8.05%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.15%) HDFS
4 1 (1.15%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.15%) zsh
Systems Management
1 9 (10.34%) Puppet
2 8 (9.20%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.60%) Ansible
4 3 (3.45%) SCCM
5 2 (2.30%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.15%) Juju
6 1 (1.15%) Mesos
6 1 (1.15%) Oozie
6 1 (1.15%) PowerCLI
6 1 (1.15%) Salt
6 1 (1.15%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (18.39%) Oracle
2 12 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.20%) Atlassian
4 6 (6.90%) Fujitsu
5 5 (5.75%) Dell
6 1 (1.15%) BMC
6 1 (1.15%) Pega
6 1 (1.15%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.15%) SAP
6 1 (1.15%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.15%) Sonatype
6 1 (1.15%) VMware