Period
to 10 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Development Engineer was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 770 751 758
Rank change year-on-year -19 +7 +45
Contract jobs requiring a Development Engineer 106 95 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.10% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 63 48
England median daily rate £488 £488 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.81% -10.92%
10th Percentile £280 £300 £215
90th Percentile £675 £575 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £373
% change year-on-year +2.56% +30.87% -6.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 10
England median hourly rate £37.50 £45.75 £39.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.03% +16.26% -0.69%
10th Percentile £13.65 £18.20 £24.25
90th Percentile £42.75 £48.47 £50.25
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £44.00 £39.35
% change year-on-year -14.77% +11.82% -0.69%

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 91,071 89,511 90,479
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.90% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 61,069 59,879 59,572
England median daily rate £458 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.67% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,762 2,600 2,996
England median hourly rate £18.28 £18.70 £18.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.23% +1.89% +1.96%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.80 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +18 66 £575 +9.52% 11
South East -20 19 £450 +12.50% 36
South West - 12 £280 - 15
Midlands -8 4 £415 +62.75% 5
West Midlands -16 4 £415 +62.75% 3
East of England -15 3 £550 +46.18% 13
North of England -16 3 £425 +9.68% 7
Yorkshire -10 2 £425 +9.68% 4
North West -13 1 £325 - 2
Development Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 68 (64.15%) Java
2 57 (53.77%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (37.74%) DevOps
4 31 (29.25%) Scrum
4 31 (29.25%) Git (software)
5 28 (26.42%) Jenkins
6 27 (25.47%) Cucumber
6 27 (25.47%) Test Automation
6 27 (25.47%) Selenium
6 27 (25.47%) Software Engineering
7 26 (24.53%) BDD
8 24 (22.64%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (21.70%) Amazon AWS
9 23 (21.70%) JavaScript
9 23 (21.70%) Docker
10 22 (20.75%) SDET
10 22 (20.75%) SQL
10 22 (20.75%) OO
11 20 (18.87%) Python
11 20 (18.87%) React
12 18 (16.98%) TDD
12 18 (16.98%) JIRA
13 17 (16.04%) Gradle
13 17 (16.04%) Linux
14 16 (15.09%) Finance
14 16 (15.09%) Confluence
15 15 (14.15%) QA
15 15 (14.15%) Security Cleared
15 15 (14.15%) User Experience
16 14 (13.21%) Kubernetes

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 16 (15.09%) Confluence
2 4 (3.77%) GemFire
2 4 (3.77%) OpenStack
3 3 (2.83%) Apache
4 2 (1.89%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.89%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.89%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 23 (21.70%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (10.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (8.49%) GitHub
4 4 (3.77%) Slack
5 3 (2.83%) PaaS
6 2 (1.89%) npm
7 1 (0.94%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.94%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.94%) IaaS
7 1 (0.94%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.94%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.94%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.83%) Firewall
2 2 (1.89%) Bluetooth
2 2 (1.89%) DNS
2 2 (1.89%) IPsec
2 2 (1.89%) NAS
2 2 (1.89%) SAN
2 2 (1.89%) SNMP
2 2 (1.89%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.94%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.94%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (0.94%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (0.94%) Internet
3 1 (0.94%) LTE
3 1 (0.94%) VXLAN
3 1 (0.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.21%) NoSQL
2 6 (5.66%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.77%) Blockchain
3 4 (3.77%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.77%) MySQL
3 4 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.83%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.89%) Big Data
5 2 (1.89%) DB2
5 2 (1.89%) Redis
6 1 (0.94%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (0.94%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.94%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.94%) Flink
6 1 (0.94%) HBase
6 1 (0.94%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 31 (29.25%) Git (software)
2 28 (26.42%) Jenkins
3 27 (25.47%) Cucumber
3 27 (25.47%) Selenium
4 18 (16.98%) JIRA
5 17 (16.04%) Gradle
6 14 (13.21%) Maven
7 7 (6.60%) Jasmine
8 6 (5.66%) IntelliJ
8 6 (5.66%) Protractor
8 6 (5.66%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (5.66%) WebDriver
9 5 (4.72%) gulp
9 5 (4.72%) Karma Test Runner
10 4 (3.77%) Eclipse
11 3 (2.83%) JUnit
11 3 (2.83%) Subversion
12 2 (1.89%) Ant
12 2 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (1.89%) NetBeans
General
1 16 (15.09%) Finance
2 6 (5.66%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.77%) Banking
4 2 (1.89%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.89%) Front Office
4 2 (1.89%) Games
4 2 (1.89%) Marketing
4 2 (1.89%) Retail
5 1 (0.94%) Electronics
5 1 (0.94%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.94%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (18.87%) React
2 12 (11.32%) RESTful
3 10 (9.43%) Spring
3 10 (9.43%) Web Services
4 8 (7.55%) HTML
5 7 (6.60%) CSS
5 7 (6.60%) Kafka
5 7 (6.60%) REST
6 6 (5.66%) JSON
7 5 (4.72%) AngularJS
7 5 (4.72%) HTML5
7 5 (4.72%) Qt
7 5 (4.72%) Spring Boot
7 5 (4.72%) XML
8 4 (3.77%) Gherkin
8 4 (3.77%) Node.js
9 3 (2.83%) .NET
10 2 (1.89%) React Native
10 2 (1.89%) Spring Cloud
10 2 (1.89%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.15%) User Experience
2 11 (10.38%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (9.43%) Wiki
4 9 (8.49%) Algorithms
5 8 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (5.66%) Virtual Team
7 5 (4.72%) Data Structures
8 4 (3.77%) 3D Printing
8 4 (3.77%) Mobile App
8 4 (3.77%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.94%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.94%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.94%) Fintech
10 1 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.94%) Industry 4.0
10 1 (0.94%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.94%) RIA
10 1 (0.94%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.04%) Linux
2 10 (9.43%) Unix
3 6 (5.66%) Windows
4 4 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.89%) AIX
5 2 (1.89%) CentOS
5 2 (1.89%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.94%) Android
6 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (53.77%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (37.74%) DevOps
3 31 (29.25%) Scrum
4 27 (25.47%) Software Engineering
4 27 (25.47%) Test Automation
5 26 (24.53%) BDD
6 24 (22.64%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (20.75%) OO
7 22 (20.75%) SDET
8 18 (16.98%) TDD
9 13 (12.26%) Mentoring
10 12 (11.32%) Microservices
10 12 (11.32%) SDLC
11 11 (10.38%) Software Delivery
12 10 (9.43%) ATDD
12 10 (9.43%) Computer Science
12 10 (9.43%) Mathematics
12 10 (9.43%) OOD
12 10 (9.43%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (9.43%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 68 (64.15%) Java
2 23 (21.70%) JavaScript
3 22 (20.75%) SQL
4 20 (18.87%) Python
5 11 (10.38%) C++
6 9 (8.49%) C#
7 7 (6.60%) Bash Shell
8 5 (4.72%) C
8 5 (4.72%) Ruby
9 4 (3.77%) ES6
9 4 (3.77%) Go
9 4 (3.77%) Groovy
9 4 (3.77%) Java 8
9 4 (3.77%) Perl
9 4 (3.77%) R
9 4 (3.77%) Scala
10 3 (2.83%) Fortran
10 3 (2.83%) MATLAB
10 3 (2.83%) PHP
10 3 (2.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (14.15%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.49%) Degree
3 5 (4.72%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.83%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.94%) CCNP
5 1 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (14.15%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) PSD2
System Software
1 23 (21.70%) Docker
2 2 (1.89%) HDFS
3 1 (0.94%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (13.21%) Kubernetes
2 12 (11.32%) Ansible
3 8 (7.55%) Terraform
4 7 (6.60%) Puppet
5 5 (4.72%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.89%) Marathon
6 2 (1.89%) Mesos
7 1 (0.94%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.94%) Grafana
7 1 (0.94%) Graphite
7 1 (0.94%) Oozie
7 1 (0.94%) Salt
7 1 (0.94%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 6 (5.66%) HP
2 3 (2.83%) Rackspace
2 3 (2.83%) Red Hat
2 3 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (1.89%) Cisco
3 2 (1.89%) F5
3 2 (1.89%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.89%) Oracle
4 1 (0.94%) AppDynamics
4 1 (0.94%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.94%) CA
4 1 (0.94%) Dell
4 1 (0.94%) Keysight
4 1 (0.94%) New Relic
4 1 (0.94%) Perfecto Mobile
4 1 (0.94%) SAP
4 1 (0.94%) VMware