Period
to 21 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Devon during the 6 months to 21 February 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.

Software Developer
South West > Devon
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 28 48
Rank change year-on-year -5 +20 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 25 31 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 4.69% 5.90% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.85% 6.08% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 25 9
Devon median daily rate £525 £220 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +138.64% -32.31% -38.10%
10th Percentile £294 £190 £259
90th Percentile £619 £370 £475
South West median daily rate £410 £315 £375
% change year-on-year +30.16% -16.00% -2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 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 £40.00 £43.13
% change year-on-year +2.88% -7.25% +10.58%

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 515 510 507
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.62% 97.14% 96.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 313 376
Devon median daily rate £400 £370 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -1.07% +3.17%
10th Percentile £159 £173 £246
90th Percentile £563 £534 £514
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 41 23
Devon median hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.50% +11.11% +8.37%
10th Percentile £13.25 £10.50 £10.43
90th Percentile £47.95 £42.00 £44.95
South West median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% -26.67% +78.57%

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 February 2018.

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 February 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 +13 22 £525 +90.91% 5
Plymouth -9 3 - - 4
Software Developer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 14 (56.00%) Java
1 14 (56.00%) SQL
2 12 (48.00%) Web Services
3 11 (44.00%) XML
4 10 (40.00%) Linux
4 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (36.00%) SC Cleared
5 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
6 8 (32.00%) JIRA
7 7 (28.00%) Git (software)
7 7 (28.00%) Open Source
7 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
7 7 (28.00%) RDBMS
7 7 (28.00%) Relational Database
8 6 (24.00%) C#
8 6 (24.00%) .NET
9 5 (20.00%) HTML
9 5 (20.00%) CSS
9 5 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
10 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (16.00%) HTML5
10 4 (16.00%) JSON
10 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
10 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
10 4 (16.00%) CSS3
10 4 (16.00%) AngularJS
10 4 (16.00%) .NET Core
11 3 (12.00%) SDET
11 3 (12.00%) NoSQL

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 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) SMS
2 1 (4.00%) LTE
2 1 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) RDBMS
1 7 (28.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (12.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.00%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) JIRA
2 7 (28.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (4.00%) Bitbucket
4 1 (4.00%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (4.00%) Moq
4 1 (4.00%) NUnit
4 1 (4.00%) Protractor
4 1 (4.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (4.00%) Advertising
1 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (48.00%) Web Services
2 11 (44.00%) XML
3 6 (24.00%) .NET
4 5 (20.00%) CSS
4 5 (20.00%) HTML
5 4 (16.00%) .NET Core
5 4 (16.00%) AngularJS
5 4 (16.00%) CSS3
5 4 (16.00%) HTML5
5 4 (16.00%) JSON
6 2 (8.00%) Dojo
6 2 (8.00%) XML Schema
7 1 (4.00%) JSON Schema
7 1 (4.00%) LESS
7 1 (4.00%) OpenLayers
7 1 (4.00%) REST
7 1 (4.00%) RESTful
7 1 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (40.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) Windows
3 1 (4.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) Open Source
3 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Business Continuity
4 3 (12.00%) Microservices
4 3 (12.00%) SDET
5 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (8.00%) QA Automation
5 2 (8.00%) Scrum
5 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.00%) BDD
6 1 (4.00%) MVC
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Scenario Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Smoke Testing
6 1 (4.00%) SOLID
6 1 (4.00%) TDD
6 1 (4.00%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) Java
1 14 (56.00%) SQL
2 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (24.00%) C#
4 3 (12.00%) Delphi
5 2 (8.00%) C++
6 1 (4.00%) C
6 1 (4.00%) Embedded C
6 1 (4.00%) Embedded C++
6 1 (4.00%) Go
6 1 (4.00%) Objective-C
6 1 (4.00%) Python
6 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) Degree
3 2 (8.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) SLA
2 2 (8.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (4.00%) Google