Period
to 20 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Devon with a requirement for SDLC skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SDLC over the 6 months to 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the 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.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
South West > Devon
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 27 33
Rank change year-on-year -16 +6 +10
Contract jobs citing SDLC 13 30 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 2.81% 5.23% 3.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.27% 5.94% 4.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 19 10
Devon median daily rate £585 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% +24.14% +3.57%
10th Percentile £539 £282 £157
90th Percentile £623 £633 £480
South West median daily rate £425 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 4
Devon median hourly rate - £35.00 £21.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +62.70% -49.38%
South West median hourly rate £42.75 £36.25 £31.50
% change year-on-year +17.93% +15.08% -28.00%

SDLC is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Devon with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Devon
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 397 505 373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 85.75% 87.98% 80.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 300 229
Devon median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £185
90th Percentile £525 £550 £495
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 29 41
Devon median hourly rate £15.50 £35.00 £23.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.71% +47.21% -33.03%
10th Percentile £9.15 £24.34 £11.00
90th Percentile £38.88 £46.50 £51.60
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £29.60
% change year-on-year +18.66% +18.24% -22.87%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

Job postings citing SDLC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Devon.

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in Devon

SDLC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SDLC in Devon

SDLC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SDLC in Devon

SDLC
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 SDLC within the Devon region over the 6 months to 20 November 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 0 5 £600 -4.00% 2
Plymouth -7 2 £570 +26.67% 5
SDLC
South West

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SDLC also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for SDLC.

1 8 (61.54%) Process Management
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) SaaS
3 4 (30.77%) Finance
3 4 (30.77%) PRINCE2
3 4 (30.77%) Project Management
3 4 (30.77%) Service Management
3 4 (30.77%) ServiceNow
3 4 (30.77%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (30.77%) Office 365
3 4 (30.77%) IT Strategy
3 4 (30.77%) Decision-Making
4 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) RESTful
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
5 2 (15.38%) Google
5 2 (15.38%) UML
5 2 (15.38%) Python
5 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) C#
5 2 (15.38%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
5 2 (15.38%) AWS Certification
5 2 (15.38%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (15.38%) G Suite
6 1 (7.69%) DBS Check
6 1 (7.69%) SMS

SDLC
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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Office 365
1 4 (30.77%) SaaS
2 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (15.38%) G Suite
2 2 (15.38%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) SMS
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Architect
1 4 (30.77%) Developer
1 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Architect
1 4 (30.77%) Project Manager
1 4 (30.77%) Service Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Applications Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Applications Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Cloud Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Java Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Lead Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Portfolio Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Python Developer
2 2 (15.38%) SaaS Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Java Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Python Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Systems Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) RESTful
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Process Management
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Decision-Making
3 4 (30.77%) IT Strategy
3 4 (30.77%) PRINCE2
3 4 (30.77%) Project Management
3 4 (30.77%) Service Management
4 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
4 2 (15.38%) Migration
4 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
4 2 (15.38%) UML
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C#
1 2 (15.38%) Java
1 2 (15.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) AWS Certification
4 1 (7.69%) DBS Check
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) ServiceNow
2 2 (15.38%) Google