Period
to 14 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Devon during the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 114 218 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 24.26% 34.60% 33.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.56% 36.39% 35.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 124 86
Devon median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -8.45%
10th Percentile £263 £303 £191
90th Percentile £480 £513 £438
South West median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 10
Devon median hourly rate - £37.50 £45.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -18.03% +135.16%
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £43.75 £42.38
% change year-on-year -8.57% +3.24% +14.53%

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 446 599 385
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.89% 95.08% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 373 232
Devon median daily rate £373 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.49% +11.43% +3.70%
10th Percentile £200 £251 £185
90th Percentile £513 £500 £475
South West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 38 37
Devon median hourly rate £15.00 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.50% +23.08% +66.67%
10th Percentile £9.81 £11.58 £10.35
90th Percentile £43.75 £45.00 £51.50
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% +44.44%

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018. 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 -1 66 £327 -23.06% 31
Plymouth -2 15 £375 -6.25% 17
Honiton - 5 - -
Barnstaple 0 3 - -
Developer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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 64 (56.14%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (49.12%) JavaScript
3 44 (38.60%) SQL
4 42 (36.84%) TDD
5 37 (32.46%) .NET
5 37 (32.46%) Java
6 36 (31.58%) C#
7 32 (28.07%) HTML
7 32 (28.07%) CSS
8 31 (27.19%) BDD
9 29 (25.44%) Test Automation
10 27 (23.68%) T-SQL
11 24 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (21.05%) SQL Server
12 23 (20.18%) Amazon AWS
13 22 (19.30%) Python
14 21 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
15 20 (17.54%) NUnit
16 19 (16.67%) Scrum
16 19 (16.67%) Oracle
16 19 (16.67%) PHP
17 18 (15.79%) MVC
18 16 (14.04%) ASP.NET
18 16 (14.04%) Google Cloud Platform
19 15 (13.16%) RESTful
19 15 (13.16%) ETL
19 15 (13.16%) Degree
20 14 (12.28%) Web Services
20 14 (12.28%) Front End Development
21 13 (11.40%) OO

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 5 (4.39%) OpenStack
1 5 (4.39%) Tomcat
1 5 (4.39%) WebLogic
1 5 (4.39%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.88%) Drupal
2 1 (0.88%) nginx
2 1 (0.88%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Magento
1 1 (0.88%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 23 (20.18%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (14.04%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (6.14%) SaaS
5 3 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.75%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.75%) G Suite
6 2 (1.75%) GitHub
6 2 (1.75%) NuGet
6 2 (1.75%) Serverless
6 2 (1.75%) Trello
7 1 (0.88%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.75%) SMS
2 1 (0.88%) DNS
2 1 (0.88%) Firewall
2 1 (0.88%) Internet
2 1 (0.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.65%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (9.65%) Relational Database
3 10 (8.77%) MySQL
4 6 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (5.26%) NoSQL
4 6 (5.26%) RDBMS
5 5 (4.39%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (3.51%) Big Data
7 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.88%) GIS
8 1 (0.88%) Redis
Development Applications
1 20 (17.54%) NUnit
2 8 (7.02%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.39%) MSTest
4 4 (3.51%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.51%) JUnit
4 4 (3.51%) Maven
5 3 (2.63%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.63%) IntelliJ
5 3 (2.63%) JIRA
5 3 (2.63%) Selenium
5 3 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.75%) JMeter
6 2 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.75%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.75%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.88%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.88%) TestNG
7 1 (0.88%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (8.77%) Finance
2 9 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.26%) Banking
4 5 (4.39%) Retail
5 3 (2.63%) Marketing
6 2 (1.75%) Law
7 1 (0.88%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (32.46%) .NET
2 32 (28.07%) CSS
2 32 (28.07%) HTML
3 16 (14.04%) ASP.NET
4 15 (13.16%) RESTful
5 14 (12.28%) Web Services
6 10 (8.77%) React
7 9 (7.89%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (7.89%) CSS3
7 9 (7.89%) HTML5
7 9 (7.89%) jQuery
7 9 (7.89%) Spring
8 8 (7.02%) AngularJS
8 8 (7.02%) XML
9 7 (6.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 6 (5.26%) XHTML
11 5 (4.39%) JSON
12 4 (3.51%) Ajax
12 4 (3.51%) D3.js
12 4 (3.51%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.02%) Computer Science
1 8 (7.02%) Digital Media
2 5 (4.39%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (3.51%) Linked Data
4 3 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.63%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.75%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.75%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.75%) User Experience
6 1 (0.88%) Infotainment
6 1 (0.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.77%) Unix
2 6 (5.26%) Linux
2 6 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (56.14%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (36.84%) TDD
3 31 (27.19%) BDD
4 29 (25.44%) Test Automation
5 24 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (16.67%) Scrum
7 18 (15.79%) MVC
8 15 (13.16%) ETL
9 14 (12.28%) Front End Development
10 13 (11.40%) OO
11 12 (10.53%) Mentoring
11 12 (10.53%) Microservices
11 12 (10.53%) Unit Testing
12 11 (9.65%) Integration Testing
13 10 (8.77%) Coaching
13 10 (8.77%) Web Development
14 9 (7.89%) Continuous Delivery
14 9 (7.89%) SDLC
15 8 (7.02%) Data Modelling
15 8 (7.02%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 56 (49.12%) JavaScript
2 44 (38.60%) SQL
3 37 (32.46%) Java
4 36 (31.58%) C#
5 27 (23.68%) T-SQL
6 22 (19.30%) Python
7 19 (16.67%) PHP
8 10 (8.77%) PL/SQL
9 7 (6.14%) Java 8
10 6 (5.26%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.63%) C++
11 3 (2.63%) Go
11 3 (2.63%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.75%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.75%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.88%) AWK
13 1 (0.88%) C
13 1 (0.88%) Delphi
13 1 (0.88%) Pascal
13 1 (0.88%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (13.16%) Degree
2 11 (9.65%) AWS Certification
2 11 (9.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (7.89%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.51%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.63%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.75%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.40%) GCP
2 6 (5.26%) QA
3 1 (0.88%) GDPR
3 1 (0.88%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (1.75%) Docker
2 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (5.26%) Ansible
2 5 (4.39%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (4.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (16.67%) Oracle
2 12 (10.53%) Talend
3 8 (7.02%) Google
4 3 (2.63%) Zend
5 1 (0.88%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.88%) SAP
5 1 (0.88%) SolarWinds
5 1 (0.88%) Xamarin