The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Devon during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
South West / Devon
Rank 23 24 26
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 14 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 5.41% 5.21% 2.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.67% 5.32% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 0
Median daily rate £275 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.88% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year - +25.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Devon. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Devon
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 247 188 249
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Devon 95.37% 97.92% 98.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 133 114
Median daily rate £375 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 6 11
Median hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.80 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £43.50 £36.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Devon that featured Software Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Devon

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Devon

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Devon over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Developer in Devon

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Devon

Software 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 Software Developer within the Devon region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Plymouth +1 9 £220 -41.33% 3
Exeter -6 5 £275 -38.88% 3
Software Developer
South West

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 18 (90.00%) HTML
1 18 (90.00%) CSS
2 16 (80.00%) JavaScript
3 13 (65.00%) C#
3 13 (65.00%) .NET
3 13 (65.00%) MVC
3 13 (65.00%) ASP.NET
4 12 (60.00%) Web Services
4 12 (60.00%) WCF
4 12 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (40.00%) REST
5 8 (40.00%) WPF
5 8 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (35.00%) Java
7 6 (30.00%) SQL
7 6 (30.00%) AngularJS
8 5 (25.00%) CSS3
8 5 (25.00%) XHTML
9 4 (20.00%) VB.NET
9 4 (20.00%) SOAP
9 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (20.00%) jQuery
9 4 (20.00%) HTML5
9 4 (20.00%) Microservices
10 3 (15.00%) Flask
10 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (15.00%) RESTful
10 3 (15.00%) Python
11 2 (10.00%) OOD
11 2 (10.00%) PostgreSQL

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (5.00%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (5.00%) Advertising
1 1 (5.00%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (90.00%) CSS
1 18 (90.00%) HTML
2 13 (65.00%) .NET
2 13 (65.00%) ASP.NET
3 12 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 12 (60.00%) WCF
3 12 (60.00%) Web Services
4 8 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (40.00%) REST
4 8 (40.00%) WPF
5 6 (30.00%) AngularJS
6 5 (25.00%) CSS3
6 5 (25.00%) XHTML
7 4 (20.00%) HTML5
7 4 (20.00%) jQuery
7 4 (20.00%) SOAP
8 3 (15.00%) Flask
8 3 (15.00%) RESTful
9 2 (10.00%) Dojo
9 2 (10.00%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) MVC
2 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (20.00%) Microservices
3 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 2 (10.00%) OO
4 2 (10.00%) OOA/OOD
4 2 (10.00%) OOD
4 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (10.00%) TDD
5 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (5.00%) CRM
5 1 (5.00%) EAI
5 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.00%) Front End Development
5 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.00%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 13 (65.00%) C#
3 7 (35.00%) Java
4 6 (30.00%) SQL
5 4 (20.00%) VB.NET
6 3 (15.00%) Python
7 1 (5.00%) Apex Code
7 1 (5.00%) C++
7 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
1 2 (10.00%) WCAG
2 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (5.00%) Xamarin