The median contractor rate for a Development Engineer was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Development Engineer
UK / England
Rank 548 572 559
Rank change year-on-year +24 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a Development Engineer 35 45 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.084% 0.092% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.097% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 20
Median daily rate £420 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £326 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £449 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £338 £200
% change year-on-year +21.48% +68.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 15
Median hourly rate £41.00 £30.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.66% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.30 £28.80 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.00 £36.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +35.59%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39640 46520 45346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25778 30491 27853
Median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1455 1828
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Development Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Development Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +27 18 £450 +13.22% 5
Yorkshire +17 6 £410 +90.69%
South East +15 4 £781 +105.52% 5
West Midlands - 4 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
North West - 1 - - 1
Development Engineer
UK

Development Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 45 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (45.24%) Java
3 20 (23.81%) BDD
4 19 (22.62%) C#
5 17 (20.24%) JavaScript
6 15 (17.86%) SQL
6 15 (17.86%) Python
6 15 (17.86%) Cucumber
6 15 (17.86%) DevOps
7 14 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 14 (16.67%) Selenium
8 13 (15.48%) Linux
9 12 (14.29%) Web Services
9 12 (14.29%) TDD
9 12 (14.29%) SDET
10 11 (13.10%) Scrum
11 10 (11.90%) MVC
11 10 (11.90%) .NET
11 10 (11.90%) Microsoft
11 10 (11.90%) Amazon AWS
11 10 (11.90%) Unit Testing
12 9 (10.71%) Puppet
12 9 (10.71%) HTML
12 9 (10.71%) OO
12 9 (10.71%) VMware
12 9 (10.71%) Jenkins
13 8 (9.52%) Docker
13 8 (9.52%) ASP.NET
13 8 (9.52%) SOAP
13 8 (9.52%) E-Commerce

Development Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (5.95%) WebLogic
2 4 (4.76%) IIS
3 3 (3.57%) Apache Pig
3 3 (3.57%) JBoss
3 3 (3.57%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.19%) Apache
5 1 (1.19%) Confluence
5 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.19%) MS Office
2 1 (1.19%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.19%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.90%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.76%) GitHub
3 3 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.38%) PaaS
5 1 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.19%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.19%) IaaS
5 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.57%) Internet
2 2 (2.38%) HTTP
3 1 (1.19%) DNS
3 1 (1.19%) DVB
3 1 (1.19%) Firewall
3 1 (1.19%) Intranet
3 1 (1.19%) LDAP
3 1 (1.19%) MQTT
3 1 (1.19%) Profibus
3 1 (1.19%) RS-232
3 1 (1.19%) SMTP
3 1 (1.19%) SNMP
3 1 (1.19%) Software-Defined Radio
3 1 (1.19%) SSH
3 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.19%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.76%) Big Data
2 4 (4.76%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.57%) Apache Hive
3 3 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.38%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.19%) GIS
5 1 (1.19%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.19%) Redis
5 1 (1.19%) SAP HANA
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 15 (17.86%) Cucumber
2 14 (16.67%) Selenium
3 9 (10.71%) Jenkins
4 7 (8.33%) JIRA
4 7 (8.33%) Maven
5 6 (7.14%) Ant
5 6 (7.14%) Visual Studio
5 6 (7.14%) WebDriver
6 5 (5.95%) SoapUI
7 4 (4.76%) Git (software)
7 4 (4.76%) GitLab
8 3 (3.57%) Concordion
8 3 (3.57%) JUnit
8 3 (3.57%) Mockito
8 3 (3.57%) SonarQube
9 2 (2.38%) Eclipse
9 2 (2.38%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (2.38%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (2.38%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.38%) WiX
General
1 7 (8.33%) Finance
2 6 (7.14%) Games
3 5 (5.95%) Automotive
3 5 (5.95%) Retail
4 3 (3.57%) Advertising
5 2 (2.38%) Banking
5 2 (2.38%) Dutch Language
5 2 (2.38%) Electronics
5 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.19%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.19%) Avionics
6 1 (1.19%) French Language
6 1 (1.19%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.29%) Web Services
2 10 (11.90%) .NET
3 9 (10.71%) HTML
4 8 (9.52%) ASP.NET
4 8 (9.52%) SOAP
5 6 (7.14%) .NET Framework
5 6 (7.14%) Symfony
6 5 (5.95%) CSS
6 5 (5.95%) Node.js
7 4 (4.76%) Gherkin
7 4 (4.76%) JSON
7 4 (4.76%) Spring
8 3 (3.57%) Guice
8 3 (3.57%) RESTful
8 3 (3.57%) Unreal Engine
8 3 (3.57%) XML
9 2 (2.38%) AngularJS
9 2 (2.38%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (2.38%) Kendo UI
9 2 (2.38%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.14%) Algorithms
2 5 (5.95%) User Experience
3 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.57%) Device Driver
3 3 (3.57%) Robotics
4 2 (2.38%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (2.38%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.19%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.19%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.19%) Infotainment
5 1 (1.19%) IVR
5 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.19%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.19%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.19%) Replication
5 1 (1.19%) STB
5 1 (1.19%) VHDL
5 1 (1.19%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.48%) Linux
2 7 (8.33%) Windows
3 5 (5.95%) Unix
4 3 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.57%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.57%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.38%) AIX
6 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.19%) SUSE
6 1 (1.19%) VxWorks
6 1 (1.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (23.81%) BDD
3 15 (17.86%) DevOps
4 14 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 12 (14.29%) TDD
6 11 (13.10%) Scrum
7 10 (11.90%) MVC
7 10 (11.90%) Unit Testing
8 9 (10.71%) OO
9 8 (9.52%) E-Commerce
9 8 (9.52%) Test Automation
10 7 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (8.33%) SDLC
11 6 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (7.14%) Pair Programming
11 6 (7.14%) Performance Testing
11 6 (7.14%) User Stories
12 5 (5.95%) Refactoring
12 5 (5.95%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 38 (45.24%) Java
2 19 (22.62%) C#
3 17 (20.24%) JavaScript
4 15 (17.86%) Python
4 15 (17.86%) SQL
5 7 (8.33%) PHP
6 6 (7.14%) C++
7 5 (5.95%) Ruby
8 4 (4.76%) MATLAB
9 3 (3.57%) AspectJ
9 3 (3.57%) C
9 3 (3.57%) Groovy
9 3 (3.57%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.38%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.38%) Perl
10 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.38%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.19%) Jython
11 1 (1.19%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.19%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 8 (9.52%) Degree
1 8 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.19%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.29%) SDET
2 4 (4.76%) QA
3 3 (3.57%) ISO 9001
4 2 (2.38%) TickIT
System Software
1 8 (9.52%) Docker
2 4 (4.76%) vSphere
3 3 (3.57%) HDFS
3 3 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.57%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (2.38%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.19%) Firmware
5 1 (1.19%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (10.71%) Puppet
2 5 (5.95%) Ansible
2 5 (5.95%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.76%) Kubernetes
3 4 (4.76%) Mesos
3 4 (4.76%) vRealize
4 3 (3.57%) Terraform
5 1 (1.19%) Marathon
5 1 (1.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.71%) VMware
3 5 (5.95%) Oracle
4 3 (3.57%) Google
4 3 (3.57%) HP
4 3 (3.57%) IBM
4 3 (3.57%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.38%) Axway
5 2 (2.38%) Informatica
5 2 (2.38%) SAP
5 2 (2.38%) Siebel
6 1 (1.19%) Apple
6 1 (1.19%) Avaya
6 1 (1.19%) Cisco
6 1 (1.19%) Luciad
6 1 (1.19%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.19%) Sybase
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