Period
to 22 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £360 per day in advertised job vacancies in Devon during the 6 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 134 198 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 28.94% 35.36% 41.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.24% 37.36% 42.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 104 122
Devon median daily rate £360 £425 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.29% +34.92% -18.71%
10th Percentile £263 £325 £194
90th Percentile £510 £516 £475
South West median daily rate £413 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +6.45% +10.71% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 16
Devon median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% -9.09% +126.16%
South West median hourly rate £42.17 £42.50 £39.38
% change year-on-year -0.77% +7.94% -4.52%

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 429 530 463
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.66% 94.64% 97.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 306 280
Devon median daily rate £369 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.67% +11.11% -3.57%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £184
90th Percentile £522 £500 £475
South West median daily rate £420 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +12.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 35 46
Devon median hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.14% +21.74% +47.44%
10th Percentile £9.81 £11.44 £10.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £47.00 £51.55
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +21.21% +20.00% -

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 83 £360 -17.71% 55
Plymouth -6 14 £275 -31.25% 26
Honiton - 5 - -
Barnstaple - 5 - - 1
Developer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 72 (53.73%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (44.78%) JavaScript
3 55 (41.04%) SQL
4 47 (35.07%) HTML
4 47 (35.07%) CSS
5 43 (32.09%) TDD
6 40 (29.85%) .NET
7 39 (29.10%) C#
8 36 (26.87%) Java
9 34 (25.37%) Python
9 34 (25.37%) BDD
10 30 (22.39%) Amazon AWS
11 29 (21.64%) Microsoft Azure
12 27 (20.15%) T-SQL
13 26 (19.40%) Scrum
14 25 (18.66%) SQL Server
15 24 (17.91%) ASP.NET
16 20 (14.93%) MVC
16 20 (14.93%) PHP
16 20 (14.93%) Test Automation
16 20 (14.93%) Continuous Integration
17 19 (14.18%) AngularJS
17 19 (14.18%) Google Cloud Platform
17 19 (14.18%) Front End Development
18 18 (13.43%) Integration Testing
19 17 (12.69%) PL/SQL
20 16 (11.94%) Degree
20 16 (11.94%) Mentoring
21 15 (11.19%) HTML5
22 14 (10.45%) Git (software)

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 2 (1.49%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.75%) Drupal
2 1 (0.75%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 30 (22.39%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (21.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (14.18%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (6.72%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (4.48%) Serverless
6 5 (3.73%) SaaS
7 4 (2.99%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (2.99%) NuGet
8 3 (2.24%) npm
9 2 (1.49%) G Suite
10 1 (0.75%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.75%) Office 365
10 1 (0.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.49%) SMS
2 1 (0.75%) DNS
2 1 (0.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (18.66%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.97%) MySQL
3 6 (4.48%) RDBMS
3 6 (4.48%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.73%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.73%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.99%) Big Data
6 3 (2.24%) Power BI
6 3 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.75%) GIS
8 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.75%) QlikView
8 1 (0.75%) Redis
8 1 (0.75%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (10.45%) Git (software)
2 12 (8.96%) NUnit
3 8 (5.97%) Jenkins
4 7 (5.22%) JUnit
4 7 (5.22%) Maven
5 6 (4.48%) SpecFlow
6 4 (2.99%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (2.99%) Selenium
6 4 (2.99%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.24%) Bitbucket
7 3 (2.24%) Eclipse
7 3 (2.24%) IntelliJ
7 3 (2.24%) JMeter
7 3 (2.24%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.49%) JIRA
8 2 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.75%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.75%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (7.46%) Telecoms
2 9 (6.72%) Finance
3 6 (4.48%) Banking
4 5 (3.73%) Marketing
4 5 (3.73%) Retail
5 1 (0.75%) Law
5 1 (0.75%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (35.07%) CSS
1 47 (35.07%) HTML
2 40 (29.85%) .NET
3 24 (17.91%) ASP.NET
4 19 (14.18%) AngularJS
5 15 (11.19%) HTML5
6 14 (10.45%) Web Services
7 12 (8.96%) RESTful
7 12 (8.96%) Sass
8 11 (8.21%) ASP.NET Web API
8 11 (8.21%) CSS3
9 10 (7.46%) React
9 10 (7.46%) XML
10 8 (5.97%) .NET Framework
10 8 (5.97%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (5.97%) jQuery
11 7 (5.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 7 (5.22%) Spring
11 7 (5.22%) Spring Boot
12 6 (4.48%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.46%) Digital Media
2 8 (5.97%) Computer Science
2 8 (5.97%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (3.73%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (3.73%) User Experience
4 4 (2.99%) Cloud Native
5 3 (2.24%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.24%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.49%) Infotainment
6 2 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.49%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.75%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.48%) Unix
1 6 (4.48%) Windows
2 4 (2.99%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (53.73%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (32.09%) TDD
3 34 (25.37%) BDD
4 26 (19.40%) Scrum
5 20 (14.93%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (14.93%) MVC
5 20 (14.93%) Test Automation
6 19 (14.18%) Front End Development
7 18 (13.43%) Integration Testing
8 16 (11.94%) Mentoring
9 13 (9.70%) Unit Testing
9 13 (9.70%) Web Development
10 12 (8.96%) Coaching
10 12 (8.96%) ETL
10 12 (8.96%) OO
11 11 (8.21%) Microservices
12 8 (5.97%) ETL Development
12 8 (5.97%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (5.22%) OOA/OOD
13 7 (5.22%) UML
Programming Languages
1 60 (44.78%) JavaScript
2 55 (41.04%) SQL
3 39 (29.10%) C#
4 36 (26.87%) Java
5 34 (25.37%) Python
6 27 (20.15%) T-SQL
7 20 (14.93%) PHP
8 17 (12.69%) PL/SQL
9 6 (4.48%) Shell Script
9 6 (4.48%) TypeScript
10 4 (2.99%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.24%) C
12 2 (1.49%) ES6
12 2 (1.49%) R
12 2 (1.49%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.75%) AWK
13 1 (0.75%) Delphi
13 1 (0.75%) Java 8
13 1 (0.75%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 16 (11.94%) Degree
2 13 (9.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (8.96%) AWS Certification
3 12 (8.96%) Security Cleared
4 9 (6.72%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.48%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.49%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.75%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.75%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (8.21%) Oracle
2 8 (5.97%) Talend
3 7 (5.22%) Google
4 3 (2.24%) Splunk
5 2 (1.49%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.49%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.75%) SAP
6 1 (0.75%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.75%) Tableau
6 1 (0.75%) Xamarin