The median contractor rate for a Development Engineer was £395 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 June 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
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 581 586 604
Rank change year-on-year +5 +18  
Contract jobs requiring a Development Engineer 33 63 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.070% 0.12% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.12% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 35 18
Median daily rate £395 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.05% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £311 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £588 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £351
% change year-on-year -3.22% +10.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 11
Median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.31% -2.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £35.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £42.50 £42.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -1.31% -2.56%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44648 50928 53153
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.82% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98440 117183 122955
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4470 5127 7601
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £45.00 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Development Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Development Engineer in the UK

Development Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Development Engineer in the UK

Development Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Development Engineer over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Development Engineer in the UK

Development Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Development Engineer in the UK

Development Engineer
Top 8 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 29 June 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
England +3 29 £410 +2.37% 24
London -1 17 £438 +2.94% 6
UK excluding London +41 15 £375 -3.22% 20
South East +5 6 £320 -17.68% 4
East of England -3 5 - - 9
Scotland +30 2 £375 -3.84% 2
North of England +56 1 £410 -7.34% 4
Northern Ireland - 1 £403 -

Development Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 featuring Development Engineer in the job title.

1 29 (41.43%) Java
2 27 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (30.00%) Python
4 19 (27.14%) Test Automation
5 16 (22.86%) Linux
6 14 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 13 (18.57%) C#
8 12 (17.14%) JavaScript
8 12 (17.14%) BDD
9 11 (15.71%) Amazon AWS
9 11 (15.71%) SQL
9 11 (15.71%) DevOps
9 11 (15.71%) SDET
10 10 (14.29%) Scrum
10 10 (14.29%) MVC
10 10 (14.29%) TDD
11 9 (12.86%) .NET
11 9 (12.86%) Docker
12 8 (11.43%) C++
12 8 (11.43%) PHP
12 8 (11.43%) E-Commerce
12 8 (11.43%) Performance Testing
12 8 (11.43%) Test Scripting
12 8 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (11.43%) Git (software)
13 7 (10.00%) Node.js
13 7 (10.00%) Selenium
13 7 (10.00%) Symfony
13 7 (10.00%) Ruby
13 7 (10.00%) Windows

Development Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 5 (7.14%) IIS
2 3 (4.29%) Apache Pig
3 2 (2.86%) Apache
4 1 (1.43%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (1.43%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.43%) Luigi
4 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Revit
1 1 (1.43%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.71%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.29%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.86%) PaaS
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.43%) GitHub
4 1 (1.43%) Heroku
4 1 (1.43%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.71%) Internet
2 3 (4.29%) Bluetooth
2 3 (4.29%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.29%) Wireless
3 2 (2.86%) Firewall
3 2 (2.86%) HTTP
4 1 (1.43%) DVB
4 1 (1.43%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.43%) FlexRay
4 1 (1.43%) Intranet
4 1 (1.43%) LDAP
4 1 (1.43%) Profibus
4 1 (1.43%) RS-232
4 1 (1.43%) SNMP
4 1 (1.43%) SSL
4 1 (1.43%) Value-Added Service
4 1 (1.43%) VLAN
4 1 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.71%) Apache Hive
2 4 (5.71%) Big Data
2 4 (5.71%) Hadoop
3 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.86%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.86%) MySQL
4 2 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.86%) Redis
4 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.43%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.43%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.43%) SAP HANA
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (11.43%) Git (software)
2 7 (10.00%) Selenium
3 6 (8.57%) Cucumber
4 4 (5.71%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (4.29%) Bugzilla
6 2 (2.86%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.86%) JIRA
6 2 (2.86%) Maven
6 2 (2.86%) Subversion
6 2 (2.86%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.43%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.43%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.43%) GitLab
7 1 (1.43%) Robot Framework
7 1 (1.43%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (1.43%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.43%) TestNG
7 1 (1.43%) TestRail
General
1 7 (10.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Advertising
2 4 (5.71%) Games
3 3 (4.29%) Automotive
3 3 (4.29%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.86%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.43%) Avionics
5 1 (1.43%) Electronics
5 1 (1.43%) Japanese Language
5 1 (1.43%) Marketing
5 1 (1.43%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.86%) .NET
2 7 (10.00%) Node.js
2 7 (10.00%) Symfony
3 5 (7.14%) AngularJS
3 5 (7.14%) HTML
3 5 (7.14%) SOAP
3 5 (7.14%) Web Services
4 4 (5.71%) JSON
4 4 (5.71%) Spring
5 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.29%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (4.29%) Unreal Engine
5 3 (4.29%) XML
6 2 (2.86%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.86%) Ajax
6 2 (2.86%) CSS
6 2 (2.86%) Kendo UI
6 2 (2.86%) React
6 2 (2.86%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 2 (2.86%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.71%) Computer Science
1 4 (5.71%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (4.29%) Internet of Things
2 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.86%) Device Driver
3 2 (2.86%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.43%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.43%) CCTV
4 1 (1.43%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.43%) Derivative
4 1 (1.43%) Equities
4 1 (1.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.43%) Infotainment
4 1 (1.43%) Market Risk
4 1 (1.43%) STB
4 1 (1.43%) User Experience
4 1 (1.43%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 16 (22.86%) Linux
2 7 (10.00%) Windows
3 2 (2.86%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.43%) Android
4 1 (1.43%) CoreOS
4 1 (1.43%) SUSE
4 1 (1.43%) Unix
4 1 (1.43%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (27.14%) Test Automation
3 14 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 12 (17.14%) BDD
5 11 (15.71%) DevOps
5 11 (15.71%) SDET
6 10 (14.29%) MVC
6 10 (14.29%) Scrum
6 10 (14.29%) TDD
7 8 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (11.43%) E-Commerce
7 8 (11.43%) Performance Testing
7 8 (11.43%) Test Scripting
8 6 (8.57%) User Stories
9 5 (7.14%) Configuration Management
9 5 (7.14%) Functional Testing
9 5 (7.14%) Kanban
9 5 (7.14%) Open Source
10 4 (5.71%) Security Testing
10 4 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (41.43%) Java
2 21 (30.00%) Python
3 13 (18.57%) C#
4 12 (17.14%) JavaScript
5 11 (15.71%) SQL
6 8 (11.43%) C++
6 8 (11.43%) PHP
7 7 (10.00%) Ruby
8 4 (5.71%) Perl
9 3 (4.29%) C
9 3 (4.29%) MATLAB
9 3 (4.29%) Tcl
10 2 (2.86%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.86%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.86%) XAML
11 1 (1.43%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.43%) Jython
11 1 (1.43%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.43%) Pascal
11 1 (1.43%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (8.57%) Degree
2 4 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.86%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.43%) IEC 61508
2 1 (1.43%) ISO 26262
2 1 (1.43%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.43%) MISRA
System Software
1 9 (12.86%) Docker
2 3 (4.29%) Firmware
2 3 (4.29%) HDFS
3 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (8.57%) Kubernetes
2 5 (7.14%) Puppet
3 4 (5.71%) Ansible
3 4 (5.71%) Mesos
4 3 (4.29%) Terraform
5 2 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.43%) Marathon
6 1 (1.43%) Oozie
6 1 (1.43%) rkt
6 1 (1.43%) Salt
6 1 (1.43%) vRealize
6 1 (1.43%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 6 (8.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle
2 2 (2.86%) SAP
2 2 (2.86%) VMware
3 1 (1.43%) Apple
3 1 (1.43%) Cisco
3 1 (1.43%) IBM
3 1 (1.43%) Pega
3 1 (1.43%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.43%) Sybase
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