Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Development Engineer was £481 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 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 Engineer
UK
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 774 779 829
Rank change year-on-year +5 +50 -81
Contract jobs requiring a Development Engineer 99 107 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.097% 0.10% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.11% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 51 39
UK median daily rate £481 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.76% -3.33% -4.15%
10th Percentile £300 £215 £258
90th Percentile £564 £588 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £338 £335
% change year-on-year +14.81% +0.75% -4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 24
UK median hourly rate £45.75 £37.60 £39.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.68% -4.57% -1.50%
10th Percentile £30.63 £24.25 £30.00
90th Percentile £48.47 £49.38 £49.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £39.20 £39.00
% change year-on-year +12.24% +0.51% -2.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97016 99195 108573
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64030 64673 69073
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2877 3313 4123
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.86% -0.28% +9.39%
10th Percentile £10.94 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

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 6 months to 25 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Development Engineer over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Development Engineer in the UK

Development Engineer
Top 11 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 6 months to 25 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
England -3 89 £481 +28.33% 27
London +4 58 £525 +19.32% 6
UK excluding London +19 35 £388 +14.81% 23
South East -9 17 £400 +6.67% 6
East of England -8 8 £450 +16.13% 6
Scotland 0 4 - - 2
North of England +37 3 £388 +54.69% 5
West Midlands +23 3 £255 +15.91%
Midlands +19 3 £255 -8.52% 2
North West +26 2 - - 3
Yorkshire +22 1 £388 -37.50% 2

Development Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 45 (45.45%) Java
2 34 (34.34%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (30.30%) Jenkins
4 28 (28.28%) DevOps
5 27 (27.27%) Test Automation
5 27 (27.27%) Linux
6 26 (26.26%) Python
6 26 (26.26%) Cucumber
7 24 (24.24%) JIRA
8 23 (23.23%) Software Engineering
8 23 (23.23%) SDET
9 21 (21.21%) Docker
9 21 (21.21%) Scrum
10 20 (20.20%) SQL
11 19 (19.19%) Windows
12 18 (18.18%) C#
12 18 (18.18%) Web Services
13 17 (17.17%) Oracle
13 17 (17.17%) Selenium
14 16 (16.16%) Degree
14 16 (16.16%) Maven
14 16 (16.16%) Amazon AWS
14 16 (16.16%) AngularJS
15 15 (15.15%) REST
15 15 (15.15%) BDD
15 15 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (15.15%) JavaScript
15 15 (15.15%) .NET
15 15 (15.15%) Microsoft
15 15 (15.15%) Active Directory

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 14 (14.14%) Confluence
2 8 (8.08%) Cloud Foundry
3 7 (7.07%) Tomcat
4 6 (6.06%) WebSphere
4 6 (6.06%) WebSphere Portal
5 5 (5.05%) Apache Spark
6 2 (2.02%) Apache
6 2 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.02%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.02%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.01%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (1.01%) Luigi
Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Simulink
1 3 (3.03%) Stateflow
2 2 (2.02%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.01%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (1.01%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 6 (6.06%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 16 (16.16%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (10.10%) GitHub
3 6 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.06%) SaaS
4 5 (5.05%) IaaS
4 5 (5.05%) PaaS
5 3 (3.03%) Sauce Labs
5 3 (3.03%) Slack
5 3 (3.03%) Trello
6 2 (2.02%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.02%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.01%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (1.01%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (1.01%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.01%) BrowserStack
7 1 (1.01%) Heroku
7 1 (1.01%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.06%) LDAP
2 5 (5.05%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.04%) CTI
4 2 (2.02%) Ethernet
4 2 (2.02%) FlexRay
4 2 (2.02%) Network Security
5 1 (1.01%) DHCP
5 1 (1.01%) DNS
5 1 (1.01%) Firewall
5 1 (1.01%) Internet
5 1 (1.01%) Intranet
5 1 (1.01%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.07%) Oracle Database
2 6 (6.06%) GIS
2 6 (6.06%) Oracle Database 10g
2 6 (6.06%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (6.06%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.05%) NoSQL
3 5 (5.05%) RDBMS
3 5 (5.05%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.04%) Redis
5 2 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.02%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.01%) DB2
6 1 (1.01%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.01%) MySQL
6 1 (1.01%) OLTP
6 1 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 30 (30.30%) Jenkins
2 26 (26.26%) Cucumber
3 24 (24.24%) JIRA
4 17 (17.17%) Selenium
5 16 (16.16%) Maven
6 14 (14.14%) Git (software)
7 11 (11.11%) JBehave
7 11 (11.11%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (8.08%) WebDriver
9 6 (6.06%) JUnit
9 6 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (6.06%) TeamCity
9 6 (6.06%) TestRail
10 5 (5.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (5.05%) GitLab
10 5 (5.05%) gulp
10 5 (5.05%) Protractor
10 5 (5.05%) Visual Studio
11 4 (4.04%) IntelliJ
11 4 (4.04%) TestNG
General
1 11 (11.11%) Finance
2 5 (5.05%) Automotive
3 3 (3.03%) Retail
3 3 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.02%) German Language
4 2 (2.02%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.01%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.01%) Avionics
5 1 (1.01%) Front Office
5 1 (1.01%) Legal
5 1 (1.01%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.18%) Web Services
2 16 (16.16%) AngularJS
3 15 (15.15%) .NET
3 15 (15.15%) REST
4 14 (14.14%) Node.js
4 14 (14.14%) XML
5 11 (11.11%) JSON
6 10 (10.10%) Gherkin
7 7 (7.07%) J2EE
8 6 (6.06%) JSF
9 5 (5.05%) Kafka
9 5 (5.05%) OAuth
9 5 (5.05%) SAML
9 5 (5.05%) SOAP
9 5 (5.05%) WireMock
10 4 (4.04%) .NET Core
10 4 (4.04%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (4.04%) CSS
10 4 (4.04%) Entity Framework
10 4 (4.04%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 7 (7.07%) Algorithms
3 5 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.05%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.04%) Data Structures
4 4 (4.04%) N-Tier
5 3 (3.03%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.02%) Blog
6 2 (2.02%) RIA
6 2 (2.02%) User Experience
7 1 (1.01%) Equities
7 1 (1.01%) Life Science
7 1 (1.01%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (1.01%) PKI
7 1 (1.01%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.01%) Video on Demand
7 1 (1.01%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 27 (27.27%) Linux
2 19 (19.19%) Windows
3 14 (14.14%) Unix
4 7 (7.07%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.04%) Android
5 4 (4.04%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.03%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (34.34%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (28.28%) DevOps
3 27 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 23 (23.23%) SDET
4 23 (23.23%) Software Engineering
5 21 (21.21%) Scrum
6 15 (15.15%) BDD
6 15 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (13.13%) Migration
8 12 (12.12%) TDD
9 11 (11.11%) Dependency Injection
10 9 (9.09%) Multithreading
10 9 (9.09%) Performance Testing
10 9 (9.09%) SDLC
10 9 (9.09%) Test Management
11 8 (8.08%) Acceptance Criteria
11 8 (8.08%) Information Security
11 8 (8.08%) MVC
11 8 (8.08%) OO
11 8 (8.08%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 45 (45.45%) Java
2 26 (26.26%) Python
3 20 (20.20%) SQL
4 18 (18.18%) C#
5 15 (15.15%) JavaScript
6 10 (10.10%) C
7 9 (9.09%) Ruby
8 8 (8.08%) C++
9 6 (6.06%) Bash Shell
9 6 (6.06%) Perl
9 6 (6.06%) PL/SQL
10 4 (4.04%) MATLAB
11 3 (3.03%) Groovy
11 3 (3.03%) PowerShell
12 2 (2.02%) Assembly Language
12 2 (2.02%) R
12 2 (2.02%) Shell Script
12 2 (2.02%) VBA
12 2 (2.02%) VBScript
12 2 (2.02%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (16.16%) Degree
2 10 (10.10%) Security Cleared
3 8 (8.08%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.06%) DV Cleared
5 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (4.04%) MCSD
7 3 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (2.02%) Master's Degree
8 2 (2.02%) PhD
9 1 (1.01%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.08%) QA
2 3 (3.03%) ISO 26262
2 3 (3.03%) MISRA
3 1 (1.01%) DO-178B
System Software
1 21 (21.21%) Docker
2 15 (15.15%) Active Directory
3 7 (7.07%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.01%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.01%) KVM
4 1 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.01%) zsh
Systems Management
1 9 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (9.09%) Puppet
2 4 (4.04%) Ansible
2 4 (4.04%) Kubernetes
3 3 (3.03%) SCCM
4 1 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.01%) Juju
4 1 (1.01%) Oozie
4 1 (1.01%) PowerCLI
4 1 (1.01%) Salt
4 1 (1.01%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (17.17%) Oracle
2 15 (15.15%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.08%) Atlassian
4 6 (6.06%) Fujitsu
5 5 (5.05%) Dell
6 2 (2.02%) Avaya
6 2 (2.02%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.01%) BMC
7 1 (1.01%) PagerDuty
7 1 (1.01%) Pega
7 1 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.01%) SAP
7 1 (1.01%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.01%) Sonatype
7 1 (1.01%) VMware