Period
to 25 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Devon during the 6 months to 25 September 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.

Senior Developer
South West > Devon
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 35 38
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 18 25 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 3.85% 4.24% 3.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.11% 4.46% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 9
Devon median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -17.10%
10th Percentile £353 £370 £272
90th Percentile £575 £530 £475
South West median daily rate £475 £425 £436
% change year-on-year +11.76% -2.58% +5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Devon median hourly rate - £42.50 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.61% -
South West median hourly rate - £42.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year - -3.41% -20.00%

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 438 561 440
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.59% 95.08% 96.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 339 255
Devon median daily rate £361 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.67% +11.11% -3.57%
10th Percentile £189 £225 £185
90th Percentile £511 £495 £463
South West median daily rate £413 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +8.48% +1.40% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 32 48
Devon median hourly rate £13.50 £35.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.43% +21.74% +47.61%
10th Percentile £9.81 £11.30 £10.50
90th Percentile £40.50 £46.13 £51.50
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% +27.27% +22.22%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

Job postings that featured Senior Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Devon.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in Devon

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in Devon

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in Devon over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Developer in Devon

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Developer in Devon

Senior 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 Senior Developer within the Devon region over the 6 months to 25 September 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 -4 7 £425 -22.73% 5
Plymouth +1 1 £275 -35.29% 2
Senior Developer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, Senior 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 14 (77.78%) Java
1 14 (77.78%) Python
1 14 (77.78%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (50.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (38.89%) BDD
5 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (38.89%) TDD
5 7 (38.89%) Mentoring
6 6 (33.33%) SQL
6 6 (33.33%) Integration Testing
7 5 (27.78%) PL/SQL
7 5 (27.78%) Scrum
7 5 (27.78%) Coaching
7 5 (27.78%) Microservices
7 5 (27.78%) AWS Certification
7 5 (27.78%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
8 4 (22.22%) Web Services
8 4 (22.22%) Degree
9 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
9 3 (16.67%) Google
9 3 (16.67%) Open Source
9 3 (16.67%) JUnit
9 3 (16.67%) CSS
9 3 (16.67%) PHP
9 3 (16.67%) HTML
9 3 (16.67%) UML
9 3 (16.67%) OOA/OOD

Senior 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 1 (5.56%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 14 (77.78%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (50.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (27.78%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (11.11%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (11.11%) G Suite
5 2 (11.11%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 3 (16.67%) JUnit
1 3 (16.67%) Maven
2 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (5.56%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Web Services
2 3 (16.67%) CSS
2 3 (16.67%) HTML
2 3 (16.67%) Spring
2 3 (16.67%) Spring Boot
3 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.56%) CSS3
4 1 (5.56%) Django
4 1 (5.56%) HTML5
4 1 (5.56%) jQuery
4 1 (5.56%) Laravel
4 1 (5.56%) Pixi.js
4 1 (5.56%) React
4 1 (5.56%) Redux
4 1 (5.56%) Sass
4 1 (5.56%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Cloud Native
2 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) BDD
2 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (38.89%) Mentoring
2 7 (38.89%) TDD
3 6 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Coaching
4 5 (27.78%) Microservices
4 5 (27.78%) Scrum
5 3 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (16.67%) OO
5 3 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
5 3 (16.67%) Open Source
5 3 (16.67%) UML
6 2 (11.11%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
6 2 (11.11%) SDLC
7 1 (5.56%) API Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Data Science
7 1 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) Java
1 14 (77.78%) Python
2 6 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (27.78%) PL/SQL
4 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 3 (16.67%) PHP
6 2 (11.11%) C#
7 1 (5.56%) C++
7 1 (5.56%) Go
7 1 (5.56%) Objective-C
7 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) AWS Certification
2 4 (22.22%) Degree
3 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Google
2 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds