The median contractor rate for a Development Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 27 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.

Development Engineer
England / South West
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 131 147
Contract jobs requiring a Development Engineer 0 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.31% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.32% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Median daily rate - £338 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £338 £288
% change year-on-year +21.48% +17.39%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +33.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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
South West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2451 2799 3015
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.22% 96.45% 95.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1560 1806 1883
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 186 149
Median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.28% +34.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.48 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £44.50
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 the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Development Engineer in the South West

Development Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Development Engineer in the South West

Development Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Development Engineer in the South West

Development Engineer Skill Set
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 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 South West region featuring Development Engineer in the job title.

1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C++
1 1 (50.00%) Firmware
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics
1 1 (50.00%) Device Driver
1 1 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) SaaS
1 1 (50.00%) PaaS
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) IaaS
1 1 (50.00%) Software-Defined Radio
1 1 (50.00%) SDLC
1 1 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (50.00%) Device Driver Development

Development Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) IaaS
1 1 (50.00%) PaaS
1 1 (50.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
General
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Device Driver
1 1 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Device Driver Development
1 1 (50.00%) SDLC
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C++
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle