Period
to 20 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Development Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 736 741 770
Rank change year-on-year +5 +29 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Development Engineer 111 66 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.079% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.083% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 41 49
England median daily rate £525 £415 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.51% +9.21% +1.33%
10th Percentile £300 £285 £312
90th Percentile £581 £588 £578
UK median daily rate £525 £410 £378
% change year-on-year +28.05% +8.61% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 7
England median hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.67% +4.17% +5.88%
10th Percentile £27.15 £29.50 £28.70
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.75 £42.50
UK median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year -4.67% -1.32% +8.57%

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 86,403 79,722 93,450
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.96% 95.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,073 51,904 61,454
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,787 2,613 2,834
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.07% -6.46% +14.24%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.91
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 20 June 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 -22 54 £550 +24.65% 12
South East -10 19 £545 +70.31% 22
East of England +20 15 £305 - 14
North of England -24 11 £413 +0.61% 11
South West - 9 £280 - 10
Yorkshire -16 6 £425 +3.66% 3
North West -11 5 £400 - 6
East Midlands -3 3 - - 1
Midlands -9 3 - - 14
Development Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 58 (52.25%) Java
2 34 (30.63%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (27.93%) Software Engineering
4 29 (26.13%) SQL
5 28 (25.23%) Test Automation
6 26 (23.42%) C
6 26 (23.42%) Linux
7 24 (21.62%) Oracle
7 24 (21.62%) Migration
7 24 (21.62%) DevOps
8 22 (19.82%) Cucumber
9 21 (18.92%) Selenium
9 21 (18.92%) Security Cleared
9 21 (18.92%) SDET
10 20 (18.02%) Scrum
10 20 (18.02%) Web Services
11 19 (17.12%) Windows
11 19 (17.12%) JavaScript
11 19 (17.12%) Python
12 18 (16.22%) Microsoft
12 18 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (15.32%) Degree
13 17 (15.32%) Software Architecture
13 17 (15.32%) Docker
13 17 (15.32%) Jenkins
14 16 (14.41%) Amazon AWS
14 16 (14.41%) Active Directory
14 16 (14.41%) XML
15 15 (13.51%) DV Cleared
15 15 (13.51%) WebSphere

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 15 (13.51%) WebSphere
2 14 (12.61%) WebSphere Portal
3 11 (9.91%) Apache Spark
4 9 (8.11%) Cloud Foundry
5 6 (5.41%) Confluence
5 6 (5.41%) Tomcat
6 5 (4.50%) Jetty
7 2 (1.80%) IIS
8 1 (0.90%) Apache
8 1 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.90%) Mule
8 1 (0.90%) nginx
8 1 (0.90%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 14 (12.61%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.90%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.41%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (7.21%) GitHub
2 8 (7.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.70%) PaaS
4 2 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.80%) IaaS
5 1 (0.90%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.90%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.90%) npm
5 1 (0.90%) SaaS
5 1 (0.90%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.70%) DHCP
1 3 (2.70%) Firewall
2 2 (1.80%) DNS
2 2 (1.80%) LAN
2 2 (1.80%) MPLS
2 2 (1.80%) Network Security
2 2 (1.80%) VLAN
2 2 (1.80%) VPN
2 2 (1.80%) WAN
2 2 (1.80%) Wireless
3 1 (0.90%) ATM
3 1 (0.90%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.90%) Internet
3 1 (0.90%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.61%) GIS
1 14 (12.61%) Oracle Database
1 14 (12.61%) Oracle Database 10g
1 14 (12.61%) Oracle Database 11g
2 12 (10.81%) Big Data
3 7 (6.31%) NoSQL
3 7 (6.31%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.60%) Redis
5 3 (2.70%) Data Lake
5 3 (2.70%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.70%) HBase
6 2 (1.80%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.80%) Blockchain
6 2 (1.80%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (1.80%) HDInsight
6 2 (1.80%) Lumira
6 2 (1.80%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.80%) Power BI
6 2 (1.80%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 22 (19.82%) Cucumber
2 21 (18.92%) Selenium
3 17 (15.32%) Jenkins
4 13 (11.71%) WebDriver
5 12 (10.81%) Maven
6 11 (9.91%) JBehave
7 10 (9.01%) Gradle
7 10 (9.01%) JIRA
8 9 (8.11%) gulp
8 9 (8.11%) Protractor
9 8 (7.21%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (4.50%) Git (software)
10 5 (4.50%) JUnit
10 5 (4.50%) TestNG
11 4 (3.60%) SpecFlow
11 4 (3.60%) TeamCity
12 3 (2.70%) SoapUI
13 2 (1.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (1.80%) LabVIEW
13 2 (1.80%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (5.41%) Finance
2 4 (3.60%) Automotive
3 3 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.80%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.80%) Banking
4 2 (1.80%) Billing
4 2 (1.80%) Games
4 2 (1.80%) Music Industry
5 1 (0.90%) Advertising
5 1 (0.90%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.90%) Marketing
5 1 (0.90%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.90%) Retail
5 1 (0.90%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (18.02%) Web Services
2 16 (14.41%) XML
3 14 (12.61%) J2EE
3 14 (12.61%) JSF
4 13 (11.71%) Node.js
5 11 (9.91%) .NET
5 11 (9.91%) Gherkin
6 10 (9.01%) AngularJS
6 10 (9.01%) Kafka
7 9 (8.11%) WireMock
8 8 (7.21%) Java EE
9 7 (6.31%) JSON
10 5 (4.50%) React
10 5 (4.50%) RESTful
11 4 (3.60%) HTML
12 3 (2.70%) REST
13 2 (1.80%) ASP.NET
13 2 (1.80%) COM
13 2 (1.80%) Qt
14 1 (0.90%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.81%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.31%) Algorithms
3 5 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.50%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.70%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.70%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.80%) 3D Printing
5 2 (1.80%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.80%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.80%) User Experience
5 2 (1.80%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.80%) Wiki
6 1 (0.90%) Cyberattack
6 1 (0.90%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.90%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.90%) Fintech
6 1 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.90%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.90%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 26 (23.42%) Linux
2 19 (17.12%) Windows
3 14 (12.61%) Windows Server
4 8 (7.21%) Unix
5 3 (2.70%) VMS
6 1 (0.90%) Android
6 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.90%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.90%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.90%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.90%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (30.63%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (27.93%) Software Engineering
3 28 (25.23%) Test Automation
4 24 (21.62%) DevOps
4 24 (21.62%) Migration
5 21 (18.92%) SDET
6 20 (18.02%) Scrum
7 18 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (15.32%) Software Architecture
9 15 (13.51%) Data Migration
10 14 (12.61%) Image Processing
10 14 (12.61%) Process Management
10 14 (12.61%) Quality Management
10 14 (12.61%) Requirements Analysis
10 14 (12.61%) Web Application Development
11 13 (11.71%) Open Source
11 13 (11.71%) TDD
12 12 (10.81%) BDD
13 7 (6.31%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (6.31%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 58 (52.25%) Java
2 29 (26.13%) SQL
3 26 (23.42%) C
4 19 (17.12%) JavaScript
4 19 (17.12%) Python
5 14 (12.61%) PL/SQL
6 13 (11.71%) C++
7 11 (9.91%) C#
7 11 (9.91%) Java 8
7 11 (9.91%) Shell Script
8 5 (4.50%) Scala
9 4 (3.60%) Ruby
10 3 (2.70%) Embedded C
11 2 (1.80%) Ada
11 2 (1.80%) ES6
11 2 (1.80%) Groovy
11 2 (1.80%) Kotlin
11 2 (1.80%) MATLAB
11 2 (1.80%) Perl
12 1 (0.90%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (18.92%) Security Cleared
2 17 (15.32%) Degree
3 15 (13.51%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.60%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (3.60%) PhD
4 4 (3.60%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.80%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.80%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.90%) OCP
6 1 (0.90%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.50%) QA
2 2 (1.80%) MISRA
3 1 (0.90%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.90%) ECSS
3 1 (0.90%) GPG13
System Software
1 17 (15.32%) Docker
2 16 (14.41%) Active Directory
3 8 (7.21%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.80%) Firmware
5 1 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (12.61%) Puppet
2 10 (9.01%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (4.50%) Kubernetes
4 4 (3.60%) Ansible
4 4 (3.60%) Terraform
5 2 (1.80%) Nagios
5 2 (1.80%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.90%) ArcSight ESM
6 1 (0.90%) Marathon
6 1 (0.90%) Mesos
Vendors
1 24 (21.62%) Oracle
2 18 (16.22%) Microsoft
3 14 (12.61%) Fujitsu
4 2 (1.80%) Alteryx
4 2 (1.80%) ArcSight
4 2 (1.80%) HP
4 2 (1.80%) SAP
5 1 (0.90%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.90%) Google
5 1 (0.90%) Informatica
5 1 (0.90%) MathWorks
5 1 (0.90%) MuleSoft
5 1 (0.90%) Talend