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A quick search on SQL Server named instances with dynamic ports turned up this general explanation on how a client program finds the port:
For all I know, SQL Developer may not be aware of SQL Server's Listener/Browser Service. The UI seems to require that the user provide a port, so getting support for named instance probably starts with the creation of a Feature Request on the SQL Developer Exchange here:
Hope this helps,
SQL Developer Team
Edited by: Gary Graham on May 21, 2013 1:37 PM
Also, armed with the explanation, you might want to ask the DBA about that recommendation to use port 1433.