Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Development Engineer was £506 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 730 743 772
Rank change year-on-year +13 +29 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Development Engineer 106 91 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.10% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.11% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 45 38
England median daily rate £506 £370 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.82% -4.52% -3.13%
10th Percentile £291 £215 £255
90th Percentile £579 £525 £538
UK median daily rate £506 £360 £360
% change year-on-year +40.63% - -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 13
England median hourly rate £45.00 £39.35 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.36% -1.63% +8.11%
10th Percentile £21.60 £24.25 £33.55
90th Percentile £48.38 £50.25 £49.50
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £39.35 £40.00
% change year-on-year +13.09% -1.63% +8.11%

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 87,524 85,696 92,649
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.76% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,725 56,452 59,910
England median daily rate £450 £425 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.29% +3.88%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £609 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,539 2,913 3,545
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.38 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.68% +0.68% +10.61%
10th Percentile £10.79 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.51
% change year-on-year +2.78% -2.76% +12.18%

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 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 63 £525 +23.53% 44
East of England -11 18 £302 -22.13% 37
South East -17 17 £500 +33.33% 14
North of England +40 4 £388 +54.69% 15
Midlands 0 4 £255 -15.00% 20
West Midlands -1 3 £255 +15.91% 13
North West +18 2 - - 10
North East +46 1 - - 1
Yorkshire +17 1 £388 - 4
East Midlands 0 1 - - 7
Development Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 52 (49.06%) Java
2 32 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (30.19%) Jenkins
3 29 (27.36%) Cucumber
4 28 (26.42%) Python
4 28 (26.42%) Docker
4 28 (26.42%) DevOps
5 27 (25.47%) Software Engineering
6 26 (24.53%) Linux
7 24 (22.64%) Windows
7 24 (22.64%) JIRA
7 24 (22.64%) SDET
8 23 (21.70%) Test Automation
8 23 (21.70%) Web Services
9 22 (20.75%) Oracle
10 20 (18.87%) SQL
11 19 (17.92%) Scrum
11 19 (17.92%) Migration
12 18 (16.98%) C
12 18 (16.98%) BDD
12 18 (16.98%) Selenium
13 17 (16.04%) Maven
13 17 (16.04%) JavaScript
13 17 (16.04%) Active Directory
14 16 (15.09%) Microsoft
14 16 (15.09%) XML
15 15 (14.15%) C#
15 15 (14.15%) Security Cleared
15 15 (14.15%) Confluence
15 15 (14.15%) AngularJS

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 (14.15%) Confluence
2 11 (10.38%) WebSphere
2 11 (10.38%) WebSphere Portal
3 8 (7.55%) Cloud Foundry
4 7 (6.60%) Tomcat
5 6 (5.66%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.89%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.89%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.94%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.94%) Pro/ENGINEER
1 1 (0.94%) PTC Creo
1 1 (0.94%) Simulink
1 1 (0.94%) SOLIDWORKS
1 1 (0.94%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 11 (10.38%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.94%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.21%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (10.38%) GitHub
3 5 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.72%) SaaS
4 3 (2.83%) Sauce Labs
4 3 (2.83%) Slack
4 3 (2.83%) Trello
5 2 (1.89%) IaaS
6 1 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.94%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.94%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.72%) LDAP
1 5 (4.72%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.83%) Network Security
3 2 (1.89%) CTI
3 2 (1.89%) DHCP
3 2 (1.89%) DNS
4 1 (0.94%) Firewall
4 1 (0.94%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.94%) Internet
4 1 (0.94%) Intranet
4 1 (0.94%) LAN
4 1 (0.94%) MPLS
4 1 (0.94%) VLAN
4 1 (0.94%) VoIP
4 1 (0.94%) VPN
4 1 (0.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.32%) Oracle Database
2 11 (10.38%) GIS
2 11 (10.38%) Oracle Database 10g
2 11 (10.38%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (4.72%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.77%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.77%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.77%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.94%) Big Data
5 1 (0.94%) DB2
5 1 (0.94%) OLTP
5 1 (0.94%) Redis
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 32 (30.19%) Jenkins
2 29 (27.36%) Cucumber
3 24 (22.64%) JIRA
4 18 (16.98%) Selenium
5 17 (16.04%) Maven
6 12 (11.32%) Git (software)
6 12 (11.32%) Sonatype Nexus
7 11 (10.38%) JBehave
8 9 (8.49%) WebDriver
9 7 (6.60%) JUnit
9 7 (6.60%) Protractor
9 7 (6.60%) TeamCity
10 6 (5.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (5.66%) gulp
10 6 (5.66%) TestNG
11 5 (4.72%) GitLab
11 5 (4.72%) SoapUI
11 5 (4.72%) TestRail
12 4 (3.77%) Appium
12 4 (3.77%) Gerrit
General
1 9 (8.49%) Finance
2 3 (2.83%) Automotive
3 2 (1.89%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.89%) Retail
3 2 (1.89%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.94%) Banking
4 1 (0.94%) Billing
4 1 (0.94%) Front Office
4 1 (0.94%) Law
4 1 (0.94%) Legal
4 1 (0.94%) Marketing
4 1 (0.94%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.94%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (21.70%) Web Services
2 16 (15.09%) XML
3 15 (14.15%) AngularJS
4 13 (12.26%) .NET
4 13 (12.26%) Node.js
5 12 (11.32%) J2EE
5 12 (11.32%) REST
6 11 (10.38%) Gherkin
6 11 (10.38%) JSF
7 9 (8.49%) JSON
8 7 (6.60%) WireMock
9 6 (5.66%) Kafka
10 5 (4.72%) HTML
11 4 (3.77%) Dropwizard
11 4 (3.77%) OAuth
11 4 (3.77%) SAML
11 4 (3.77%) SOAP
12 3 (2.83%) Middleware
12 3 (2.83%) React
13 2 (1.89%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.43%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.66%) Algorithms
2 6 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.72%) Data Structures
4 4 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.77%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.83%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.89%) Over-the-Top Content
6 2 (1.89%) RIA
6 2 (1.89%) User Experience
6 2 (1.89%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.94%) Equities
7 1 (0.94%) Life Science
7 1 (0.94%) PKI
7 1 (0.94%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.94%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 26 (24.53%) Linux
2 24 (22.64%) Windows
3 12 (11.32%) Unix
3 12 (11.32%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.72%) Android
4 5 (4.72%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.83%) VMS
5 3 (2.83%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.94%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.94%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (26.42%) DevOps
3 27 (25.47%) Software Engineering
4 24 (22.64%) SDET
5 23 (21.70%) Test Automation
6 19 (17.92%) Migration
6 19 (17.92%) Scrum
7 18 (16.98%) BDD
8 12 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (11.32%) Dependency Injection
8 12 (11.32%) Software Architecture
9 11 (10.38%) Data Migration
9 11 (10.38%) Image Processing
9 11 (10.38%) Process Management
9 11 (10.38%) Quality Management
9 11 (10.38%) Requirements Analysis
9 11 (10.38%) Web Application Development
10 10 (9.43%) Machine Learning
11 9 (8.49%) Performance Testing
11 9 (8.49%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 52 (49.06%) Java
2 28 (26.42%) Python
3 20 (18.87%) SQL
4 18 (16.98%) C
5 17 (16.04%) JavaScript
6 15 (14.15%) C#
7 11 (10.38%) C++
7 11 (10.38%) PL/SQL
8 10 (9.43%) Ruby
9 5 (4.72%) Bash Shell
9 5 (4.72%) Perl
10 3 (2.83%) Groovy
11 2 (1.89%) PHP
11 2 (1.89%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.89%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.89%) VBScript
12 1 (0.94%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.94%) OCaml
12 1 (0.94%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (14.15%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.38%) DV Cleared
3 8 (7.55%) Degree
3 8 (7.55%) SC Cleared
4 7 (6.60%) PhD
5 1 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.94%) MCSE
5 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.66%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) ISO 26262
2 1 (0.94%) MISRA
System Software
1 28 (26.42%) Docker
2 17 (16.04%) Active Directory
3 8 (7.55%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.94%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.94%) KVM
4 1 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.94%) vSphere
4 1 (0.94%) zsh
Systems Management
1 10 (9.43%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (9.43%) Puppet
2 7 (6.60%) Kubernetes
3 5 (4.72%) Ansible
4 2 (1.89%) SCCM
4 2 (1.89%) Terraform
5 1 (0.94%) Juju
5 1 (0.94%) Nagios
5 1 (0.94%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.94%) Salt
5 1 (0.94%) vRealize
5 1 (0.94%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (20.75%) Oracle
2 16 (15.09%) Microsoft
3 11 (10.38%) Fujitsu
4 9 (8.49%) Atlassian
5 4 (3.77%) Dell
6 2 (1.89%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.89%) VMware
7 1 (0.94%) BMC
7 1 (0.94%) PagerDuty
7 1 (0.94%) Perfecto Mobile
7 1 (0.94%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.94%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.94%) Sonatype