Period
to 18 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Devon during the 6 months to 18 April 2019.

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.

Developer
South West > Devon
6 months to
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 140 152 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 26.77% 27.29% 30.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.11% 28.20% 31.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 95 104
Devon median daily rate £475 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +8.11% -1.33%
10th Percentile £313 £284 £227
90th Percentile £613 £550 £490
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £376
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.38% +0.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Devon median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% - -
South West median hourly rate £48.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +12.50% -6.98%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Devon. 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
Devon
Contract vacancies in Devon with a recognized job title 498 539 499
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.22% 96.77% 96.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 304 301
Devon median daily rate £409 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £246 £209 £209
90th Percentile £613 £563 £538
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 39 39
Devon median hourly rate £28.70 £36.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.37% -2.67% +30.43%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.09 £11.26
90th Percentile £115.50 £48.15 £42.00
South West median hourly rate £36.30 £22.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year +59.56% -35.00% -6.67%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Devon

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Devon

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Devon over the 6 months to 18 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Devon

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Devon

Developer
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Devon region over the 6 months to 18 April 2019. 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
Exeter 0 108 £480 +12.94% 72
Plymouth -5 14 £325 -13.33% 25
Exmouth - 1 £500 -
Developer
South West

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 18 April 2019, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Devon region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 73 (52.14%) JavaScript
2 71 (50.71%) Java
3 68 (48.57%) HTML
4 66 (47.14%) CSS
5 62 (44.29%) Agile Software Development
6 56 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
7 44 (31.43%) Python
8 29 (20.71%) Mentoring
9 26 (18.57%) TDD
10 23 (16.43%) Security Cleared
10 23 (16.43%) PHP
10 23 (16.43%) Open Source
10 23 (16.43%) AngularJS
11 20 (14.29%) Front End Development
11 20 (14.29%) SC Cleared
12 19 (13.57%) Test Automation
12 19 (13.57%) Microsoft Azure
13 18 (12.86%) Relational Database
13 18 (12.86%) Git (software)
14 17 (12.14%) Integration Testing
14 17 (12.14%) HTML5
14 17 (12.14%) BDD
14 17 (12.14%) CSS3
15 16 (11.43%) Docker
15 16 (11.43%) RDBMS
15 16 (11.43%) C#
16 15 (10.71%) JIRA
16 15 (10.71%) Degree
16 15 (10.71%) Node.js
17 14 (10.00%) Confluence

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Devon 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 (10.00%) Confluence
2 8 (5.71%) CMS
3 4 (2.86%) WildFly
4 3 (2.14%) Apache
4 3 (2.14%) WordPress
5 2 (1.43%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.71%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.71%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (2.86%) InVision
1 4 (2.86%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 56 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (13.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (6.43%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.43%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (1.43%) GitHub
6 1 (0.71%) PaaS
6 1 (0.71%) SaaS
6 1 (0.71%) Serverless
6 1 (0.71%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.71%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.86%) Relational Database
2 16 (11.43%) RDBMS
3 14 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (8.57%) SQL Server
5 8 (5.71%) Power BI
6 7 (5.00%) MySQL
7 5 (3.57%) Redis
8 4 (2.86%) MongoDB
9 3 (2.14%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (2.14%) NoSQL
9 3 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (1.43%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.71%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 18 (12.86%) Git (software)
2 15 (10.71%) JIRA
3 8 (5.71%) Maven
4 7 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 7 (5.00%) JUnit
5 6 (4.29%) SonarQube
6 5 (3.57%) gulp
6 5 (3.57%) webpack
7 4 (2.86%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 4 (2.86%) Checkstyle
7 4 (2.86%) GitLab
7 4 (2.86%) Jasmine
7 4 (2.86%) Karma Test Runner
7 4 (2.86%) Liquibase
7 4 (2.86%) Mockito
7 4 (2.86%) Vagrant
8 3 (2.14%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.14%) PEAR
9 2 (1.43%) Gradle
9 2 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (6.43%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.14%) Marketing
2 3 (2.14%) Retail
3 2 (1.43%) Automotive
3 2 (1.43%) Banking
3 2 (1.43%) Finance
4 1 (0.71%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (48.57%) HTML
2 66 (47.14%) CSS
3 23 (16.43%) AngularJS
4 17 (12.14%) CSS3
4 17 (12.14%) HTML5
5 15 (10.71%) Node.js
6 14 (10.00%) Sass
7 13 (9.29%) RESTful
7 13 (9.29%) Web Services
8 12 (8.57%) FreeMarker
9 10 (7.14%) .NET
9 10 (7.14%) Dojo
10 8 (5.71%) Leaflet
10 8 (5.71%) REST
10 8 (5.71%) Spring
11 6 (4.29%) Hibernate
11 6 (4.29%) Java EE
12 5 (3.57%) LESS
13 4 (2.86%) Drools
13 4 (2.86%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.00%) User Experience
2 13 (9.29%) NHS
3 9 (6.43%) Digital Media
4 8 (5.71%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (2.86%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.43%) Blog
6 2 (1.43%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.43%) Graphic Design
6 2 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.71%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.86%) Linux
2 8 (5.71%) HPUX
3 5 (3.57%) Unix
4 4 (2.86%) VMS
5 2 (1.43%) Android
6 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (44.29%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (20.71%) Mentoring
3 26 (18.57%) TDD
4 23 (16.43%) Open Source
5 20 (14.29%) Front End Development
6 19 (13.57%) Test Automation
7 17 (12.14%) BDD
7 17 (12.14%) Integration Testing
8 14 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (9.29%) Dependency Injection
9 13 (9.29%) Microservices
10 12 (8.57%) Computer Science
11 11 (7.86%) OO
12 10 (7.14%) Unit Testing
13 9 (6.43%) Build Automation
13 9 (6.43%) Business Intelligence
14 7 (5.00%) Scrum
15 6 (4.29%) Coaching
15 6 (4.29%) Visualisation
16 5 (3.57%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 73 (52.14%) JavaScript
2 71 (50.71%) Java
3 44 (31.43%) Python
4 23 (16.43%) PHP
5 16 (11.43%) C#
6 14 (10.00%) SQL
7 7 (5.00%) Bash Shell
8 6 (4.29%) Java 8
9 5 (3.57%) TypeScript
10 4 (2.86%) ES6
10 4 (2.86%) Groovy
10 4 (2.86%) JPQL
10 4 (2.86%) Ruby
11 3 (2.14%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.43%) Delphi
12 2 (1.43%) VB
13 1 (0.71%) C
13 1 (0.71%) C++
13 1 (0.71%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.71%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (16.43%) Security Cleared
2 20 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 15 (10.71%) Degree
4 11 (7.86%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (5.71%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.14%) AWS Certification
7 2 (1.43%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.71%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (11.43%) Docker
2 1 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (2.14%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.71%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (7.86%) Zend
2 6 (4.29%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.86%) Adobe
3 4 (2.86%) Cypress Semiconductor
3 4 (2.86%) HP
3 4 (2.86%) Xamarin
4 1 (0.71%) InterSystems
4 1 (0.71%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.71%) Splunk