The median contractor rate for a Development Engineer was £225 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Development Engineer
UK / Scotland
Rank 106 125 129
Rank change year-on-year +19 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Development Engineer 1 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.058% 0.19% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.20% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £225 £295 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.72% -50.83%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £338 £288
% change year-on-year +21.48% +17.39%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
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 Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1642 2454 2759
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.53% 94.79% 96.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1002 1354 1516
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 39 76
Median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +30.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Development Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Development Engineer in Scotland

Development Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Development Engineer in Scotland

Development Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Development Engineer in Scotland

Development Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 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
Edinburgh - 1 £225 - 1
Development Engineer
UK

Development Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 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 Scotland region featuring Development Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) XSD
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) OO
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Spring
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Prototyping
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) MSI
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Management
3 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server

Development Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (33.33%) MSI
2 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) Spring
2 2 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) XSD
3 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
3 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Android
3 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) BDD
1 2 (33.33%) Change Management
1 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 2 (33.33%) OO
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Management
1 2 (33.33%) Prototyping
1 2 (33.33%) Scrum
1 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Feasibility Study
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) VMware