The median contractor rate for a Development Specialist was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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 Specialist
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 580 649 623
Rank change year-on-year +69 -26  
Contract jobs requiring a Development Specialist 7 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.006% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.006% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 7
Median daily rate £550 £381 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.26% -10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £316 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £446 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate - £381 £334
% change year-on-year - +14.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
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 £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1495 2037
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 £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Development Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Development Specialist in the UK

Development Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Development Specialist in the UK

Development Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Development Specialist in the UK

Development Specialist
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Development Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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 +52 7 £550 +44.26% 4
London - 6 £550 - 1
Reading - 1 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 - - 2
South East - 1 - - 3

Development Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, Development Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 4 (26.67%) Project Management
1 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (13.33%) Microservices
3 2 (13.33%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Prototyping
3 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) Customer Insight
3 2 (13.33%) DevOps
3 2 (13.33%) Programme Delivery
3 2 (13.33%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) Automated Trading
4 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (6.67%) Ansible
4 1 (6.67%) Business Transformation
4 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared

Development Specialist 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 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (6.67%) InfoPath
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (6.67%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Data Mart
1 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.67%) JUnit
General
1 1 (6.67%) Automotive
1 1 (6.67%) Back Office
1 1 (6.67%) Electronics
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Front Office
1 1 (6.67%) Legal
1 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Murex Flex
1 1 (6.67%) Murex MxML
1 1 (6.67%) REST
1 1 (6.67%) Spring
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (6.67%) Derivative
3 1 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (6.67%) Life Science
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (26.67%) Project Management
2 2 (13.33%) Customer Insight
2 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
2 2 (13.33%) DevOps
2 2 (13.33%) Microservices
2 2 (13.33%) Programme Delivery
2 2 (13.33%) Prototyping
2 2 (13.33%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (13.33%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Automated Trading
3 1 (6.67%) Business Transformation
3 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (6.67%) Open Source
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Attribution
3 1 (6.67%) Project Governance
3 1 (6.67%) Rapid Prototyping
3 1 (6.67%) Security Architecture
3 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (13.33%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.67%) C
3 1 (6.67%) C++
3 1 (6.67%) MATLAB
3 1 (6.67%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) CISM
2 1 (6.67%) CISSP
2 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Ansible
1 1 (6.67%) Control-M
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) BISAM
2 1 (6.67%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) Murex
2 1 (6.67%) Sybase