Period
to 21 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Devon during the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 34 28 30
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 17 23 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 3.70% 4.63% 5.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.04% 4.80% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 21
Devon median daily rate £500 £525 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +138.64% -32.31%
10th Percentile £415 £289 £188
90th Percentile £609 £619 £338
South West median daily rate £450 £388 £325
% change year-on-year +16.13% +19.23% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Devon median hourly rate £20.00 £39.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.72% +97.47% -
South West median hourly rate £43.25 £41.15 £39.25
% change year-on-year +5.10% +4.84% -9.25%

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 421 479 451
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.52% 96.38% 97.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 275 275
Devon median daily rate £375 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +17.65% -8.85%
10th Percentile £165 £146 £170
90th Percentile £600 £563 £494
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 34 41
Devon median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +89.87% -5.95%
10th Percentile £9.58 £12.91 £10.50
90th Percentile £41.50 £47.85 £48.00
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% -9.09% -15.38%

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 -10 16 £500 -4.76% 12
Plymouth -1 1 - - 6
Software Developer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 (82.35%) Java
2 13 (76.47%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
5 8 (47.06%) Python
6 7 (41.18%) HTML
6 7 (41.18%) CSS
6 7 (41.18%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (35.29%) Mentoring
7 6 (35.29%) BDD
7 6 (35.29%) AngularJS
7 6 (35.29%) TDD
7 6 (35.29%) Integration Testing
8 4 (23.53%) Dojo
8 4 (23.53%) Open Source
9 3 (17.65%) HTML5
9 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
9 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
9 3 (17.65%) CSS3
9 3 (17.65%) Coaching
9 3 (17.65%) AWS Certification
9 3 (17.65%) Degree
10 2 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (11.76%) C#
10 2 (11.76%) PHP
10 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
10 2 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (11.76%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (5.88%) Collaborative Working

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 13 (76.47%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (41.18%) Google Cloud Platform
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.88%) NuGet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
1 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
1 1 (5.88%) NUnit
1 1 (5.88%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
1 1 (5.88%) TeamCity
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) CSS
1 7 (41.18%) HTML
2 6 (35.29%) AngularJS
3 4 (23.53%) Dojo
4 3 (17.65%) CSS3
4 3 (17.65%) HTML5
5 1 (5.88%) .NET
5 1 (5.88%) Angular 2
5 1 (5.88%) Laravel
5 1 (5.88%) NHibernate
5 1 (5.88%) SOAP
5 1 (5.88%) Spring
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) BDD
2 6 (35.29%) Integration Testing
2 6 (35.29%) Mentoring
2 6 (35.29%) TDD
3 4 (23.53%) Open Source
4 3 (17.65%) Coaching
5 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
6 1 (5.88%) API Development
6 1 (5.88%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.88%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) Java
2 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
3 8 (47.06%) Python
4 2 (11.76%) C#
4 2 (11.76%) PHP
5 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) AWS Certification
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
1 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (11.76%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft