Period
to 8 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £380 per day in advertised job vacancies in Devon during the 6 months to 8 December 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
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 48 43 45
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 11 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 2.07% 1.98% 2.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.21% 2.17% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 4
Devon median daily rate £380 £500 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +6.95% +70.00%
10th Percentile £273 £431 £309
90th Percentile £527 £563 £619
South West median daily rate £450 £450 £350
% change year-on-year - +28.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Devon median hourly rate - £20.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -48.72% +97.47%
South West median hourly rate £46.00 £42.75 £41.15
% change year-on-year +7.60% +3.89% +6.88%

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 497 414 528
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.60% 90.99% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 211 293
Devon median daily rate £415 £375 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.67% -0.66% +7.86%
10th Percentile £276 £185 £158
90th Percentile £575 £530 £548
South West median daily rate £433 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +1.76% +9.68% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 23 39
Devon median hourly rate £42.50 £13.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +226.92% -62.86% +95.80%
10th Percentile £11.54 £9.35 £14.74
90th Percentile £50.50 £40.00 £47.60
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.63 £27.50
% change year-on-year +12.28% +29.55% +4.76%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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
Plymouth +9 9 £380 - 2
Exeter -11 2 £405 -19.00% 11
Software Developer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (90.91%) JavaScript
2 9 (81.82%) CSS
2 9 (81.82%) Scrum
3 6 (54.55%) Java
4 5 (45.45%) Mainframe
4 5 (45.45%) DB2
4 5 (45.45%) XML
4 5 (45.45%) HTML
4 5 (45.45%) SQL
4 5 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
4 5 (45.45%) RESTful
4 5 (45.45%) Jenkins
4 5 (45.45%) AWS Certification
4 5 (45.45%) GitLab
4 5 (45.45%) Public Sector
5 4 (36.36%) Redux
5 4 (36.36%) ES6
5 4 (36.36%) Vue.js
5 4 (36.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (36.36%) React
5 4 (36.36%) Laravel
5 4 (36.36%) Sass
5 4 (36.36%) nginx
5 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
5 4 (36.36%) PHP
5 4 (36.36%) Linux
5 4 (36.36%) Ubuntu
5 4 (36.36%) Web Development

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 4 (36.36%) nginx
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) AWS
1 1 (9.09%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (9.09%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) DB2
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) GitLab
1 5 (45.45%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (45.45%) Public Sector
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) CSS
2 5 (45.45%) HTML
2 5 (45.45%) RESTful
2 5 (45.45%) XML
3 4 (36.36%) JSON
3 4 (36.36%) Laravel
3 4 (36.36%) React
3 4 (36.36%) Redux
3 4 (36.36%) Sass
3 4 (36.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (36.36%) Vue.js
4 1 (9.09%) .NET
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Mainframe
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
1 4 (36.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) Scrum
3 5 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
4 4 (36.36%) Web Development
5 1 (9.09%) Community of Practice
5 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) JavaScript
2 6 (54.55%) Java
3 5 (45.45%) SQL
4 4 (36.36%) ES6
4 4 (36.36%) PHP
5 1 (9.09%) C#
5 1 (9.09%) Python
5 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) AWS Certification
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) BT
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft