The median contractor rate for a Development Engineer was £415 per day in advertised job vacancies 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
Rank 573 591 574
Rank change year-on-year +18 -17  
Contract jobs requiring a Development Engineer 36 50 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.080% 0.094% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.099% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 24 21
Median daily rate £415 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.57% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £325 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £448 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £338 £288
% change year-on-year +21.48% +17.39%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 16
Median hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.30 £28.95 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.50 £37.50
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. 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 42399 50658 50465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.80% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27502 32772 30486
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1497 1585 2011
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.44 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
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

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

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Development Engineer in the UK

Development Engineer
Top 26 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 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
England +30 35 £420 +20.00% 20
London +29 18 £450 +13.22% 4
Yorkshire - 6 £410 -
Leeds - 6 £410 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £410 -
City of London +3 5 £425 +6.93% 1
South East +13 4 £781 +105.52% 6
West Midlands - 4 - -
Warwickshire - 3 - -
Surrey +9 2 £781 - 1
East Midlands - 2 - -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 2 £781 -
Leicestershire - 2 - -
Berkshire +20 1 £163 -62.64% 3
Scotland +19 1 £225 -23.72% 1
Croydon +9 1 - - 1
Hampshire +8 1 - - 1
Warwick - 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 1
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Feltham - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Stafford - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £225 - 1

Development Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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 featuring Development Engineer in the job title.

1 46 (51.69%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (44.94%) Java
3 22 (24.72%) C#
3 22 (24.72%) BDD
4 16 (17.98%) JavaScript
4 16 (17.98%) SQL
4 16 (17.98%) Python
4 16 (17.98%) Cucumber
4 16 (17.98%) DevOps
5 15 (16.85%) Linux
5 15 (16.85%) Software Engineering
5 15 (16.85%) Selenium
6 13 (14.61%) TDD
6 13 (14.61%) .NET
6 13 (14.61%) Scrum
7 12 (13.48%) Web Services
7 12 (13.48%) Unit Testing
7 12 (13.48%) Security Cleared
7 12 (13.48%) SDET
8 11 (12.36%) SC Cleared
8 11 (12.36%) OO
8 11 (12.36%) VMware
9 10 (11.24%) MVC
9 10 (11.24%) Microsoft
9 10 (11.24%) Windows
9 10 (11.24%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (11.24%) Jenkins
9 10 (11.24%) Puppet
10 9 (10.11%) Test Automation
10 9 (10.11%) Degree

Development Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (5.62%) WebLogic
2 4 (4.49%) IIS
3 3 (3.37%) Apache Pig
3 3 (3.37%) JBoss
3 3 (3.37%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.25%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.12%) Apache
5 1 (1.12%) Confluence
5 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.49%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.25%) MS Office
3 1 (1.12%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.12%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.24%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.49%) GitHub
3 3 (3.37%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.25%) PaaS
5 1 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.12%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.12%) IaaS
5 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.37%) Internet
2 2 (2.25%) HTTP
3 1 (1.12%) DNS
3 1 (1.12%) DVB
3 1 (1.12%) Firewall
3 1 (1.12%) Intranet
3 1 (1.12%) LDAP
3 1 (1.12%) MQTT
3 1 (1.12%) Profibus
3 1 (1.12%) RS-232
3 1 (1.12%) SMTP
3 1 (1.12%) SNMP
3 1 (1.12%) Software-Defined Radio
3 1 (1.12%) SSH
3 1 (1.12%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.12%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.62%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.49%) Big Data
3 4 (4.49%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.37%) Apache Hive
4 3 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.37%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.37%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.12%) GIS
6 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.12%) Redis
6 1 (1.12%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 16 (17.98%) Cucumber
2 15 (16.85%) Selenium
3 10 (11.24%) Jenkins
4 9 (10.11%) Visual Studio
5 7 (7.87%) JIRA
5 7 (7.87%) Maven
6 6 (6.74%) Ant
6 6 (6.74%) WebDriver
7 5 (5.62%) Git (software)
7 5 (5.62%) SoapUI
8 4 (4.49%) GitLab
8 4 (4.49%) MSI
8 4 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (3.37%) Concordion
9 3 (3.37%) JUnit
9 3 (3.37%) Mockito
9 3 (3.37%) SonarQube
10 2 (2.25%) Moq
10 2 (2.25%) NMock
10 2 (2.25%) Rational DOORS
General
1 7 (7.87%) Finance
2 6 (6.74%) Games
3 5 (5.62%) Automotive
3 5 (5.62%) Retail
4 3 (3.37%) Advertising
5 2 (2.25%) Banking
5 2 (2.25%) Dutch Language
5 2 (2.25%) Electronics
5 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.12%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.12%) Avionics
6 1 (1.12%) French Language
6 1 (1.12%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.61%) .NET
2 12 (13.48%) Web Services
3 8 (8.99%) ASP.NET
3 8 (8.99%) HTML
3 8 (8.99%) SOAP
4 6 (6.74%) .NET Framework
4 6 (6.74%) Spring
4 6 (6.74%) Symfony
5 5 (5.62%) Gherkin
5 5 (5.62%) Node.js
5 5 (5.62%) XML
6 4 (4.49%) CSS
7 3 (3.37%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.37%) Guice
7 3 (3.37%) JSON
7 3 (3.37%) RESTful
7 3 (3.37%) Unreal Engine
8 2 (2.25%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (2.25%) Kendo UI
8 2 (2.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.74%) Algorithms
2 4 (4.49%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.49%) User Experience
3 3 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.37%) Device Driver
3 3 (3.37%) Robotics
4 2 (2.25%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.25%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.12%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.12%) Infotainment
5 1 (1.12%) IVR
5 1 (1.12%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.12%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.12%) Replication
5 1 (1.12%) STB
5 1 (1.12%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.85%) Linux
2 10 (11.24%) Windows
3 6 (6.74%) Unix
4 3 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.37%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.37%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.37%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.25%) AIX
5 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.12%) Android
6 1 (1.12%) SUSE
6 1 (1.12%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (51.69%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (24.72%) BDD
3 16 (17.98%) DevOps
4 15 (16.85%) Software Engineering
5 13 (14.61%) Scrum
5 13 (14.61%) TDD
6 12 (13.48%) Unit Testing
7 11 (12.36%) OO
8 10 (11.24%) MVC
9 9 (10.11%) Test Automation
10 8 (8.99%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (8.99%) E-Commerce
10 8 (8.99%) SDLC
11 7 (7.87%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (6.74%) Continuous Delivery
12 6 (6.74%) Pair Programming
12 6 (6.74%) Performance Testing
12 6 (6.74%) User Stories
13 5 (5.62%) Refactoring
13 5 (5.62%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (44.94%) Java
2 22 (24.72%) C#
3 16 (17.98%) JavaScript
3 16 (17.98%) Python
3 16 (17.98%) SQL
4 7 (7.87%) PHP
5 6 (6.74%) C++
6 5 (5.62%) PowerShell
6 5 (5.62%) Ruby
7 4 (4.49%) MATLAB
8 3 (3.37%) AspectJ
8 3 (3.37%) C
8 3 (3.37%) Groovy
8 3 (3.37%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.25%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.25%) Perl
9 2 (2.25%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.12%) COBOL
10 1 (1.12%) Jython
10 1 (1.12%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 12 (13.48%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.36%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.11%) Degree
4 2 (2.25%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.12%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.48%) SDET
2 5 (5.62%) QA
3 3 (3.37%) ISO 9001
4 2 (2.25%) TickIT
System Software
1 8 (8.99%) Docker
2 6 (6.74%) vSphere
3 5 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.37%) HDFS
4 3 (3.37%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (2.25%) Active Directory
6 1 (1.12%) Firmware
6 1 (1.12%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (11.24%) Puppet
2 5 (5.62%) Ansible
2 5 (5.62%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.49%) Kubernetes
3 4 (4.49%) Mesos
3 4 (4.49%) vRealize
4 3 (3.37%) Terraform
5 1 (1.12%) Marathon
5 1 (1.12%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (12.36%) VMware
2 10 (11.24%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.62%) Oracle
4 3 (3.37%) Google
4 3 (3.37%) HP
4 3 (3.37%) IBM
4 3 (3.37%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.25%) Axway
5 2 (2.25%) Informatica
5 2 (2.25%) SAP
5 2 (2.25%) Siebel
6 1 (1.12%) Apple
6 1 (1.12%) Avaya
6 1 (1.12%) Cisco
6 1 (1.12%) Luciad
6 1 (1.12%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.12%) Sybase
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