Period
to 21 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Development Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 September 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 Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 765 757 789
Rank change year-on-year -8 +32 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Development Engineer 106 77 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.085% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.089% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 52 48
England median daily rate £500 £456 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% +13.99% -5.82%
10th Percentile £280 £301 £240
90th Percentile £655 £561 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £401
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.36% +8.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 10
England median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -5.06% +1.28%
10th Percentile £20.78 £33.25 £35.08
90th Percentile £41.38 £48.20 £44.38
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year -13.33% -5.06% +1.28%

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 88,940 86,199 94,656
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.90% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,064 56,849 62,531
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,867 2,556 2,884
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.39% -1.58% +6.92%
10th Percentile £11.12 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.05
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +5.67%

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 21 September 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Development Engineer in England over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 September 2018. 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 0 61 £550 +10.00% 17
South East -9 18 £463 +37.04% 23
North of England -13 11 £413 +3.45% 15
South West - 11 £280 - 11
North West - 6 £363 - 8
Yorkshire -11 5 £425 +6.58% 6
East of England -3 3 - - 10
Midlands -14 3 - - 10
East Midlands - 2 - - 5
West Midlands -24 1 - - 5
Development Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, Development Engineer 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 England region featuring Development Engineer in the job title.

1 64 (60.38%) Java
2 49 (46.23%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (30.19%) Test Automation
4 30 (28.30%) Scrum
4 30 (28.30%) Software Engineering
5 27 (25.47%) SDET
6 26 (24.53%) Selenium
6 26 (24.53%) Git (software)
7 24 (22.64%) Cucumber
7 24 (22.64%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (22.64%) JavaScript
7 24 (22.64%) Linux
8 23 (21.70%) Jenkins
8 23 (21.70%) DevOps
9 21 (19.81%) SQL
10 20 (18.87%) Security Cleared
10 20 (18.87%) Docker
11 19 (17.92%) JIRA
12 18 (16.98%) BDD
13 17 (16.04%) Confluence
14 16 (15.09%) Finance
14 16 (15.09%) OO
14 16 (15.09%) NoSQL
15 15 (14.15%) Amazon AWS
15 15 (14.15%) TDD
15 15 (14.15%) Maven
15 15 (14.15%) User Experience
15 15 (14.15%) React
16 14 (13.21%) Gradle
16 14 (13.21%) Open Source

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 17 (16.04%) Confluence
2 6 (5.66%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.72%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (4.72%) Jetty
3 5 (4.72%) WebSphere
3 5 (4.72%) WebSphere Portal
4 4 (3.77%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.89%) GemFire
6 1 (0.94%) Apache
6 1 (0.94%) IIS
6 1 (0.94%) nginx
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (4.72%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.94%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 15 (14.15%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (9.43%) GitHub
3 4 (3.77%) Slack
4 3 (2.83%) npm
5 2 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.94%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.94%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.94%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.77%) Firewall
2 3 (2.83%) Wireless
3 2 (1.89%) Bluetooth
3 2 (1.89%) DNS
3 2 (1.89%) IPsec
3 2 (1.89%) NAS
3 2 (1.89%) SAN
3 2 (1.89%) SNMP
3 2 (1.89%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.94%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.94%) ATM
4 1 (0.94%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.94%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.94%) Internet
4 1 (0.94%) LTE
4 1 (0.94%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.09%) NoSQL
2 6 (5.66%) Big Data
3 5 (4.72%) GIS
3 5 (4.72%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.72%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (4.72%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (3.77%) Blockchain
4 4 (3.77%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.83%) Redis
5 3 (2.83%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.89%) DB2
6 2 (1.89%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.94%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 26 (24.53%) Git (software)
1 26 (24.53%) Selenium
2 24 (22.64%) Cucumber
3 23 (21.70%) Jenkins
4 19 (17.92%) JIRA
5 15 (14.15%) Maven
6 14 (13.21%) Gradle
7 12 (11.32%) WebDriver
8 8 (7.55%) JBehave
9 6 (5.66%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (4.72%) gulp
11 4 (3.77%) IntelliJ
11 4 (3.77%) Protractor
12 3 (2.83%) JUnit
12 3 (2.83%) TestNG
13 2 (1.89%) Artifactory
13 2 (1.89%) Bower
13 2 (1.89%) Jasmine
13 2 (1.89%) LabVIEW
13 2 (1.89%) SpecFlow
General
1 16 (15.09%) Finance
2 7 (6.60%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.83%) Automotive
3 3 (2.83%) Banking
3 3 (2.83%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.89%) Retail
5 1 (0.94%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.94%) Electronics
5 1 (0.94%) Marketing
5 1 (0.94%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.15%) React
2 13 (12.26%) Web Services
3 9 (8.49%) Gherkin
3 9 (8.49%) Kafka
4 8 (7.55%) Java EE
4 8 (7.55%) Node.js
5 6 (5.66%) AngularJS
5 6 (5.66%) XML
6 5 (4.72%) J2EE
6 5 (4.72%) JSF
6 5 (4.72%) Spring
7 4 (3.77%) .NET
7 4 (3.77%) Qt
7 4 (3.77%) RESTful
7 4 (3.77%) Spring Boot
7 4 (3.77%) WireMock
8 3 (2.83%) JSON
8 3 (2.83%) REST
9 2 (1.89%) CSS
9 2 (1.89%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.15%) User Experience
2 12 (11.32%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (9.43%) Wiki
4 8 (7.55%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.72%) Algorithms
6 4 (3.77%) 3D Printing
6 4 (3.77%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.89%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.89%) Fintech
8 2 (1.89%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.89%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.94%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.94%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.94%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.94%) Industry 4.0
9 1 (0.94%) RIA
9 1 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.94%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 24 (22.64%) Linux
2 12 (11.32%) Windows
3 9 (8.49%) Unix
4 5 (4.72%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.89%) AIX
6 2 (1.89%) CentOS
6 2 (1.89%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.94%) Android
7 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (46.23%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (30.19%) Test Automation
3 30 (28.30%) Scrum
3 30 (28.30%) Software Engineering
4 27 (25.47%) SDET
5 24 (22.64%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (21.70%) DevOps
7 18 (16.98%) BDD
8 16 (15.09%) OO
9 15 (14.15%) TDD
10 14 (13.21%) Open Source
11 13 (12.26%) SDLC
12 11 (10.38%) Software Delivery
13 10 (9.43%) Configuration Management
13 10 (9.43%) OOD
14 9 (8.49%) Migration
14 9 (8.49%) Validation
15 8 (7.55%) Continuous Delivery
15 8 (7.55%) Software Architecture
16 7 (6.60%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 64 (60.38%) Java
2 24 (22.64%) JavaScript
3 21 (19.81%) SQL
4 13 (12.26%) Python
5 12 (11.32%) C
5 12 (11.32%) Java 8
6 11 (10.38%) C#
7 10 (9.43%) C++
7 10 (9.43%) Shell Script
8 5 (4.72%) ES6
8 5 (4.72%) PL/SQL
9 4 (3.77%) Bash Shell
9 4 (3.77%) Groovy
9 4 (3.77%) Scala
10 3 (2.83%) Embedded C
10 3 (2.83%) Go
10 3 (2.83%) Ruby
11 2 (1.89%) ES7
11 2 (1.89%) Perl
11 2 (1.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (18.87%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.43%) Degree
3 5 (4.72%) DV Cleared
3 5 (4.72%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.83%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.89%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.94%) CCNP
6 1 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.94%) OCP
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.49%) QA
2 2 (1.89%) MISRA
3 1 (0.94%) ECSS
3 1 (0.94%) PSD2
System Software
1 20 (18.87%) Docker
2 7 (6.60%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.77%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.89%) Firmware
5 1 (0.94%) HDFS
5 1 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (8.49%) Ansible
1 9 (8.49%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (8.49%) Puppet
2 8 (7.55%) Kubernetes
3 6 (5.66%) Terraform
4 2 (1.89%) Marathon
4 2 (1.89%) Mesos
5 1 (0.94%) Grafana
5 1 (0.94%) Graphite
5 1 (0.94%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 12 (11.32%) Oracle
2 7 (6.60%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.66%) HP
4 5 (4.72%) Fujitsu
5 3 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.89%) F5
7 1 (0.94%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.94%) Cisco
7 1 (0.94%) Dell
7 1 (0.94%) Keysight
7 1 (0.94%) MathWorks
7 1 (0.94%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.94%) SAP
7 1 (0.94%) VMware