Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Development Specialist was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 November 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.

Development Specialist
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 841 851 841
Rank change year-on-year +10 -10 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Development Specialist 10 15 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.011% 0.015% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.016% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 15
England median daily rate £600 £388 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +54.84% -35.42% +41.18%
UK median daily rate £600 £400 £600
% change year-on-year +50.00% -33.33% +41.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
England median hourly rate - £24.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -38.75% -
UK median hourly rate - £24.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -38.75% -

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 89936 92818 97863
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59957 61108 63299
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2672 2997 3790
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%

Development Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Development Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Development Specialist in England

Development Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Development Specialist in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Development Specialist in England

Development Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Development Specialist in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Development Specialist in England

Development Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Development Specialist in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Development Specialist in England

Development Specialist
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 Specialist within the England region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -31 6 £600 +50.00% 1
South East - 3 £600 - 2
South West - 1 £585 -
Development Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Development Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (40.00%) DevOps
2 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) Legal
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) VBA
3 2 (20.00%) Microservices
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 2 (20.00%) Matrix Organization
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (20.00%) Financial Modelling
3 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (10.00%) BISAM
4 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (10.00%) SCCM
4 1 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (10.00%) French Language
4 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Measurement
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Attribution
4 1 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (10.00%) Automated Trading
4 1 (10.00%) Master's Degree
4 1 (10.00%) Prototyping
4 1 (10.00%) Cyber Attack

Development Specialist 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:

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Intranet
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) French Language
2 1 (10.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Cyber Attack
1 1 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) DevOps
2 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (20.00%) Financial Modelling
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 2 (20.00%) Matrix Organization
3 2 (20.00%) Microservices
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (10.00%) Automated Trading
4 1 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (10.00%) Human Resource Management
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Attribution
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Measurement
4 1 (10.00%) Prototyping
4 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Statistics
4 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) VBA
3 1 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CIPD
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) Master's Degree
1 1 (10.00%) MBA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) BISAM
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) SAP
1 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow