Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Devon during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 198 177 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 34.38% 38.15% 28.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 36.20% 38.99% 29.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 118 123
Devon median daily rate £425 £320 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.81% -14.21% -0.53%
10th Percentile £308 £194 £264
90th Percentile £526 £496 £527
South West median daily rate £390 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +11.43% -3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 1
Devon median hourly rate £39.00 £32.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -25.29% +93.33%
10th Percentile £35.00 £18.64 £41.75
90th Percentile £48.40 £48.00 £45.25
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £33.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year +27.82% -21.76% +6.25%

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 547 454 557
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.97% 97.84% 96.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 275 352
Devon median daily rate £394 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.74% -2.86% -3.98%
10th Percentile £185 £171 £219
90th Percentile £538 £485 £515
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 43 27
Devon median hourly rate £35.00 £19.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.22% -3.66% +26.15%
10th Percentile £13.99 £10.50 £14.13
90th Percentile £45.50 £50.88 £42.00
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -10.71% +40.00%

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 21 November 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Devon

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Devon over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 November 2017. 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 0 107 £450 +42.86% 13
Plymouth +1 60 £400 +60.00% 1
Developer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Devon region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 87 (43.94%) Java
2 81 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (30.81%) JavaScript
4 57 (28.79%) HTML
5 51 (25.76%) CSS
6 48 (24.24%) Python
7 44 (22.22%) Web Services
8 38 (19.19%) Test Automation
9 37 (18.69%) Security Cleared
10 35 (17.68%) Spring
11 33 (16.67%) Git (software)
12 32 (16.16%) Amazon AWS
13 31 (15.66%) Jenkins
13 31 (15.66%) DevOps
13 31 (15.66%) Linux
14 30 (15.15%) SQL
15 27 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
16 26 (13.13%) SC Cleared
17 25 (12.63%) XML
18 24 (12.12%) Degree
19 21 (10.61%) .NET
19 21 (10.61%) Business Intelligence
19 21 (10.61%) AWS Lambda
19 21 (10.61%) Serverless
20 20 (10.10%) BPSS Clearance
20 20 (10.10%) Struts
20 20 (10.10%) Open Source
20 20 (10.10%) Coaching
21 19 (9.60%) REST
21 19 (9.60%) SharePoint

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 19 (9.60%) SharePoint
2 18 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
2 18 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
3 13 (6.57%) JBoss
3 13 (6.57%) Tomcat
3 13 (6.57%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.53%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (2.02%) Apache
5 4 (2.02%) Apache Solr
5 4 (2.02%) Apache Spark
5 4 (2.02%) GlassFish
5 4 (2.02%) JCAPS
6 3 (1.52%) Apache Pig
6 3 (1.52%) CMS
7 1 (0.51%) Drupal
7 1 (0.51%) Jetty
7 1 (0.51%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.51%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 32 (16.16%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (10.61%) AWS Lambda
2 21 (10.61%) Serverless
3 17 (8.59%) Amazon EC2
3 17 (8.59%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (3.54%) OpenShift
5 4 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.51%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.06%) SMS
2 6 (3.03%) HTTP
3 1 (0.51%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.51%) LTE
3 1 (0.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.59%) Amazon RDS
2 16 (8.08%) SQL Server
3 15 (7.58%) MongoDB
4 13 (6.57%) DB2
4 13 (6.57%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.03%) Neo4j
5 6 (3.03%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.53%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.02%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.02%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.52%) HBase
8 3 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.52%) Power BI
8 3 (1.52%) Redis
9 2 (1.01%) Big Data
10 1 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.51%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 33 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 31 (15.66%) Jenkins
3 17 (8.59%) Subversion
4 14 (7.07%) Maven
5 12 (6.06%) JUnit
6 4 (2.02%) Vagrant
7 3 (1.52%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.01%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.01%) NUnit
8 2 (1.01%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.51%) FxCop
9 1 (0.51%) Gradle
9 1 (0.51%) Grunt
9 1 (0.51%) JIRA
9 1 (0.51%) JProfiler
9 1 (0.51%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.51%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.51%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.51%) VisualVM
General
1 3 (1.52%) Retail
2 1 (0.51%) Advertising
2 1 (0.51%) Banking
2 1 (0.51%) Electronics
2 1 (0.51%) Finance
2 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.51%) Publishing
2 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (28.79%) HTML
2 51 (25.76%) CSS
3 44 (22.22%) Web Services
4 35 (17.68%) Spring
5 25 (12.63%) XML
6 21 (10.61%) .NET
7 20 (10.10%) Struts
8 19 (9.60%) REST
9 17 (8.59%) Elastic Stack
9 17 (8.59%) Hibernate
10 15 (7.58%) Spring Boot
11 13 (6.57%) AngularJS
11 13 (6.57%) EJB
11 13 (6.57%) Java EE
12 12 (6.06%) CSS3
12 12 (6.06%) HTML5
12 12 (6.06%) JAX-RS
12 12 (6.06%) RabbitMQ
13 11 (5.56%) SOAP
14 10 (5.05%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.58%) Management Information System
2 12 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.04%) Cloud Native
3 8 (4.04%) Driving Licence
4 6 (3.03%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.02%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.51%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.51%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.51%) iPad
7 1 (0.51%) Life Science
7 1 (0.51%) Linked Data
7 1 (0.51%) RIA
7 1 (0.51%) Social Media
7 1 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (15.66%) Linux
2 13 (6.57%) CentOS
2 13 (6.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (5.56%) Unix
4 5 (2.53%) Mac OS X
5 4 (2.02%) Mac OS
6 3 (1.52%) Windows
7 2 (1.01%) Android
7 2 (1.01%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.51%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (19.19%) Test Automation
3 31 (15.66%) DevOps
4 27 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (10.61%) Business Intelligence
6 20 (10.10%) Coaching
6 20 (10.10%) Open Source
7 18 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
7 18 (9.09%) Document Management
8 17 (8.59%) Content Management
8 17 (8.59%) Continuous Deployment
8 17 (8.59%) Enterprise Content Management
8 17 (8.59%) Workflow
9 14 (7.07%) Front End Development
9 14 (7.07%) Microservices
10 13 (6.57%) MVC
11 12 (6.06%) Software Engineering
11 12 (6.06%) Web Development
12 11 (5.56%) TDD
13 10 (5.05%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 87 (43.94%) Java
2 61 (30.81%) JavaScript
3 48 (24.24%) Python
4 30 (15.15%) SQL
5 16 (8.08%) C#
6 11 (5.56%) Ruby
7 7 (3.54%) Bash Shell
8 6 (3.03%) C
8 6 (3.03%) Delphi
8 6 (3.03%) PHP
9 5 (2.53%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.02%) C++
11 1 (0.51%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.51%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (18.69%) Security Cleared
2 26 (13.13%) SC Cleared
3 24 (12.12%) Degree
4 20 (10.10%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (3.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.05%) QA
2 9 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.51%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (5.05%) Docker
2 4 (2.02%) VirtualBox
3 3 (1.52%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 9 (4.55%) Kibana
1 9 (4.55%) logstash
2 7 (3.54%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.52%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 17 (8.59%) Nintex
2 13 (6.57%) IBM
3 7 (3.54%) Google
3 7 (3.54%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.03%) Oracle
5 4 (2.02%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.51%) Talend
6 1 (0.51%) WSO2
6 1 (0.51%) Zend