Period
to 12 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Devon during the 6 months to 12 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.

Senior Developer
South West > Devon
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 33 42
Rank change year-on-year +7 +9 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 31 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 6.72% 3.57% 2.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.40% 3.75% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 7
Devon median daily rate £475 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.38% -7.50% -13.51%
10th Percentile £370 £336 £244
90th Percentile £570 £555 £453
South West median daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +10.77%
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 £46.00
% change year-on-year - -7.61% -

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 419 534 473
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.89% 95.36% 97.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 298 289
Devon median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £190 £160 £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 41
Devon median hourly rate £13.25 £35.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.14% +77.22% -37.30%
10th Percentile £9.40 £15.12 £10.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £47.55 £48.00
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year +27.27% +3.77% -11.67%

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 12 December 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 12 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 +9 18 £488 +2.63% 10
Plymouth +3 1 £275 -25.68% 2
Senior Developer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 26 (83.87%) Java
2 22 (70.97%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (58.06%) Python
5 14 (45.16%) Mentoring
6 13 (41.94%) Google Cloud Platform
6 13 (41.94%) Microsoft Azure
7 12 (38.71%) TDD
7 12 (38.71%) CSS
7 12 (38.71%) JavaScript
7 12 (38.71%) HTML
7 12 (38.71%) BDD
8 11 (35.48%) Integration Testing
9 10 (32.26%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
10 9 (29.03%) CSS3
10 9 (29.03%) HTML5
11 7 (22.58%) Coaching
11 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
11 7 (22.58%) Degree
12 6 (19.35%) FreeMarker
12 6 (19.35%) SQL
12 6 (19.35%) Microservices
13 5 (16.13%) AWS Certification
13 5 (16.13%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (16.13%) Leaflet
13 5 (16.13%) Performance Analysis
13 5 (16.13%) Continuous Deployment
13 5 (16.13%) PL/SQL
13 5 (16.13%) Web Services

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 4 (12.90%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 22 (70.97%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (41.94%) Google Cloud Platform
2 13 (41.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (16.13%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (6.45%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (6.45%) G Suite
4 2 (6.45%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Jenkins
1 4 (12.90%) JUnit
1 4 (12.90%) Maven
2 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.23%) Vagrant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (38.71%) CSS
1 12 (38.71%) HTML
2 9 (29.03%) CSS3
2 9 (29.03%) HTML5
3 6 (19.35%) FreeMarker
4 5 (16.13%) Leaflet
4 5 (16.13%) Web Services
5 4 (12.90%) Spring
5 4 (12.90%) Spring Boot
6 3 (9.68%) AngularJS
7 2 (6.45%) Dojo
7 2 (6.45%) J2EE
7 2 (6.45%) Java EE
7 2 (6.45%) Sass
8 1 (3.23%) CodeIgniter
8 1 (3.23%) GWT
8 1 (3.23%) jQuery
8 1 (3.23%) Struts2
8 1 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (3.23%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Cloud Native
2 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (45.16%) Mentoring
3 12 (38.71%) BDD
3 12 (38.71%) TDD
4 11 (35.48%) Integration Testing
5 10 (32.26%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (22.58%) Coaching
7 6 (19.35%) Microservices
8 5 (16.13%) Continuous Deployment
8 5 (16.13%) Performance Analysis
8 5 (16.13%) Scrum
9 4 (12.90%) Collaborative Working
9 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
9 4 (12.90%) OOA/OOD
9 4 (12.90%) Open Source
9 4 (12.90%) UML
10 3 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (9.68%) OO
11 2 (6.45%) SDLC
11 2 (6.45%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
Programming Languages
1 26 (83.87%) Java
2 18 (58.06%) Python
3 12 (38.71%) JavaScript
4 6 (19.35%) SQL
5 5 (16.13%) PL/SQL
6 3 (9.68%) PHP
7 2 (6.45%) C#
8 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
2 7 (22.58%) Degree
2 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
3 5 (16.13%) AWS Certification
4 4 (12.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Ansible
1 1 (3.23%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Google
2 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds