Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £450 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.

Software Developer
South West > Devon
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 27 53
Rank change year-on-year -10 +26 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 16 27 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 2.78% 5.82% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.93% 5.95% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 4
Devon median daily rate £450 £288 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +56.52% -9.45% -39.52%
10th Percentile £353 £177 £259
90th Percentile £546 £389 £408
South West median daily rate £356 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +9.62% -13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Devon median hourly rate £39.00 £19.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +97.47% - -
South West median hourly rate £41.15 £35.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year +15.92% -7.19% +9.29%

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%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 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 +6 10 £459 +59.57% 3
Plymouth -20 6 £425 +93.18%
Software Developer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 8 (50.00%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) Open Source
3 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 6 (37.50%) HTML
3 6 (37.50%) CSS
3 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (31.25%) Python
4 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (25.00%) HTML5
5 4 (25.00%) CSS3
5 4 (25.00%) Linux
6 3 (18.75%) Spring
6 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
6 3 (18.75%) Delphi
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 3 (18.75%) Unix
6 3 (18.75%) Windows
6 3 (18.75%) AngularJS
6 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
6 3 (18.75%) VirtualBox
6 3 (18.75%) REST
6 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
6 3 (18.75%) Coaching
6 3 (18.75%) Vagrant
6 3 (18.75%) OWASP
6 3 (18.75%) JSON

Software 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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (6.25%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (6.25%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (6.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) SMS
2 1 (6.25%) LTE
2 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
2 3 (18.75%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) CSS
1 6 (37.50%) HTML
2 4 (25.00%) CSS3
2 4 (25.00%) HTML5
3 3 (18.75%) AngularJS
3 3 (18.75%) JSON
3 3 (18.75%) REST
3 3 (18.75%) Spring
4 2 (12.50%) Dojo
4 2 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (12.50%) SQLAlchemy
5 1 (6.25%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Mac OS
2 3 (18.75%) Unix
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Open Source
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) Coaching
3 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (18.75%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
3 3 (18.75%) OWASP
3 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
4 2 (12.50%) Front End Development
4 2 (12.50%) Pair Programming
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Optimisation
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (6.25%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 5 (31.25%) Python
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 3 (18.75%) Delphi
5 1 (6.25%) C
5 1 (6.25%) C++
5 1 (6.25%) Embedded C
5 1 (6.25%) Embedded C++
5 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) VirtualBox
2 2 (12.50%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft