Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies in Devon during the 6 months to 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 140 188 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 30.24% 33.69% 38.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 33.25% 35.34% 39.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 88 125
Devon median daily rate £390 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £312 £209
90th Percentile £530 £533 £498
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £365
% change year-on-year +9.68% +6.16% -1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 9
Devon median hourly rate £20.00 £39.50 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.37% -10.23% +1.15%
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -6.43%

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 421 532 466
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.93% 95.34% 97.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 294 287
Devon median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £191 £159 £163
90th Percentile £535 £550 £500
South West median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 40 40
Devon median hourly rate £13.25 £35.00 £17.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.14% +95.80% -43.25%
10th Percentile £9.40 £15.12 £10.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £47.55 £48.36
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £27.75 £26.50
% change year-on-year +26.13% +4.72% -11.67%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 93 £415 -7.78% 66
Plymouth -7 13 £300 -25.00% 27
Barnstaple - 5 - -
Honiton - 3 - -
Developer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 71 (50.71%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (44.29%) JavaScript
3 57 (40.71%) HTML
4 56 (40.00%) Java
5 55 (39.29%) CSS
6 47 (33.57%) SQL
7 46 (32.86%) Python
7 46 (32.86%) Amazon AWS
8 44 (31.43%) TDD
9 35 (25.00%) BDD
9 35 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 31 (22.14%) C#
11 30 (21.43%) .NET
12 25 (17.86%) Integration Testing
12 25 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (17.86%) AngularJS
12 25 (17.86%) Mentoring
13 23 (16.43%) Scrum
14 21 (15.00%) Google Cloud Platform
14 21 (15.00%) HTML5
15 20 (14.29%) SQL Server
16 19 (13.57%) PHP
16 19 (13.57%) Test Automation
17 18 (12.86%) Security Cleared
17 18 (12.86%) T-SQL
17 18 (12.86%) Degree
18 17 (12.14%) ASP.NET
19 16 (11.43%) Web Services
19 16 (11.43%) PL/SQL
19 16 (11.43%) MVC

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 7 (5.00%) CMS
2 2 (1.43%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.43%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 46 (32.86%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (15.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (6.43%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (4.29%) Serverless
6 5 (3.57%) SaaS
7 4 (2.86%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (2.86%) NuGet
8 3 (2.14%) npm
9 2 (1.43%) G Suite
10 1 (0.71%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.71%) Office 365
10 1 (0.71%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.71%) DNS
1 1 (0.71%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 9 (6.43%) RDBMS
4 8 (5.71%) MySQL
5 7 (5.00%) Power BI
6 5 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.86%) Redis
8 3 (2.14%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.71%) Big Data
10 1 (0.71%) GIS
10 1 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.71%) QlikView
10 1 (0.71%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (11.43%) Git (software)
2 9 (6.43%) Jenkins
2 9 (6.43%) NUnit
3 8 (5.71%) JUnit
3 8 (5.71%) Maven
4 6 (4.29%) SpecFlow
5 4 (2.86%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (2.86%) Selenium
5 4 (2.86%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.14%) Bitbucket
6 3 (2.14%) JMeter
6 3 (2.14%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.43%) gulp
7 2 (1.43%) JIRA
7 2 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.71%) Bower
8 1 (0.71%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.71%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.71%) webpack
General
1 9 (6.43%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.00%) Finance
3 5 (3.57%) Banking
3 5 (3.57%) Marketing
3 5 (3.57%) Retail
4 1 (0.71%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (40.71%) HTML
2 55 (39.29%) CSS
3 30 (21.43%) .NET
4 25 (17.86%) AngularJS
5 21 (15.00%) HTML5
6 17 (12.14%) ASP.NET
7 16 (11.43%) Web Services
8 15 (10.71%) CSS3
8 15 (10.71%) Sass
9 11 (7.86%) FreeMarker
10 9 (6.43%) XML
11 8 (5.71%) .NET Framework
11 8 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (5.71%) RESTful
11 8 (5.71%) Spring
11 8 (5.71%) Spring Boot
12 7 (5.00%) Node.js
13 6 (4.29%) ASP.NET Web API
13 6 (4.29%) Entity Framework
13 6 (4.29%) React
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.43%) Digital Media
2 6 (4.29%) Mobile App
2 6 (4.29%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (4.29%) User Experience
3 5 (3.57%) Cloud Native
4 3 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.14%) e-Learning
4 3 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.14%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.43%) Blog
5 2 (1.43%) Graphic Design
5 2 (1.43%) Infotainment
5 2 (1.43%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.14%) Linux
2 5 (3.57%) Unix
2 5 (3.57%) Windows
3 2 (1.43%) Android
4 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (50.71%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (31.43%) TDD
3 35 (25.00%) BDD
4 25 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (17.86%) Integration Testing
4 25 (17.86%) Mentoring
5 23 (16.43%) Scrum
6 19 (13.57%) Test Automation
7 16 (11.43%) MVC
8 14 (10.00%) Coaching
9 13 (9.29%) Front End Development
9 13 (9.29%) Microservices
9 13 (9.29%) Unit Testing
9 13 (9.29%) Web Development
10 10 (7.14%) Computer Science
10 10 (7.14%) OO
10 10 (7.14%) Open Source
11 9 (6.43%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (5.71%) ETL
12 8 (5.71%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 62 (44.29%) JavaScript
2 56 (40.00%) Java
3 47 (33.57%) SQL
4 46 (32.86%) Python
5 31 (22.14%) C#
6 19 (13.57%) PHP
7 18 (12.86%) T-SQL
8 16 (11.43%) PL/SQL
9 6 (4.29%) TypeScript
10 5 (3.57%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.86%) PowerShell
12 3 (2.14%) Bash Shell
12 3 (2.14%) C
13 2 (1.43%) ES6
13 2 (1.43%) R
13 2 (1.43%) VB
13 2 (1.43%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.71%) AWK
Qualifications
1 18 (12.86%) Degree
1 18 (12.86%) Security Cleared
2 15 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 14 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (8.57%) AWS Certification
5 7 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.14%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.43%) ISO 9001
1 2 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.71%) Ansible
1 1 (0.71%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 10 (7.14%) Oracle
2 7 (5.00%) Google
2 7 (5.00%) Talend
3 5 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.14%) Splunk
5 2 (1.43%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.43%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.71%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.71%) SAP
6 1 (0.71%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.71%) Tableau