Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Development Specialist was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 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
England > London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 630 613 622
Rank change year-on-year -17 +9 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Development Specialist 5 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.011% 0.013% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.014% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 7
London median daily rate £600 £400 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -30.43% -27.67%
England median daily rate £600 £388 £600
% change year-on-year +54.84% -35.42% +41.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44677 42926 44295
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.98% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32353 30510 31225
London median daily rate £498 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.57% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 549 563 683
London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.23 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.60% +1.21% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.77
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Development Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Development Specialist in London

Development Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Development Specialist in London

Development Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Development Specialist in London

Development Specialist
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 23 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
West London - 1 - -
Development Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 London region featuring Development Specialist in the job title.

1 2 (40.00%) Legal
1 2 (40.00%) VBA
1 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (20.00%) Intranet
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) Statistics
2 1 (20.00%) French Language
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) BISAM
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Microservices
2 1 (20.00%) Cyber Attack
2 1 (20.00%) Prototyping
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Attribution
2 1 (20.00%) Customer Requirements

Development Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Intranet
General
1 2 (40.00%) Legal
2 1 (20.00%) French Language
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Cyber Attack
1 1 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (20.00%) Automated Trading
1 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (20.00%) DevOps
1 1 (20.00%) Microservices
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Attribution
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Measurement
1 1 (20.00%) Prototyping
1 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
1 1 (20.00%) Statistics
1 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (40.00%) VBA
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) BISAM
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) SAP