The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Devon during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 19 32
Rank change year-on-year -6 +13  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 15 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 4.48% 7.76% 3.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.64% 8.13% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 3
Median daily rate £450 £356 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.31% -16.17%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +10.35% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £40.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year -5.52% +4.48%  

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 323 209 247
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Devon 96.42% 95.43% 98.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 116 126
Median daily rate £375 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +1.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £195 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 18
Median hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% +51.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £49.70 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 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 3 months to 25 June 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 -13 9 £438 - 1
Exeter -6 6 £450 +26.31% 5
Software Developer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 24 (82.76%) HTML
1 24 (82.76%) CSS
2 22 (75.86%) JavaScript
3 14 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (48.28%) REST
4 13 (44.83%) Python
5 12 (41.38%) Java
5 12 (41.38%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (41.38%) Git (software)
6 11 (37.93%) SQL
6 11 (37.93%) Jenkins
7 10 (34.48%) Test Automation
8 9 (31.03%) JSON
8 9 (31.03%) Web Services
8 9 (31.03%) Unix
8 9 (31.03%) Linux
8 9 (31.03%) Vagrant
8 9 (31.03%) CSS3
8 9 (31.03%) OWASP
8 9 (31.03%) Mac OS
8 9 (31.03%) Open Source
8 9 (31.03%) SQLAlchemy
8 9 (31.03%) VirtualBox
8 9 (31.03%) AngularJS
8 9 (31.03%) Docker
9 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (27.59%) Front End Development
9 8 (27.59%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (24.14%) MVC
10 7 (24.14%) .NET

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 (3.45%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.90%) OpenShift
3 1 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (3.45%) AWS Lambda
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 12 (41.38%) Git (software)
2 11 (37.93%) Jenkins
3 9 (31.03%) Vagrant
4 2 (6.90%) Subversion
General
1 1 (3.45%) Advertising
1 1 (3.45%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (82.76%) CSS
1 24 (82.76%) HTML
2 14 (48.28%) REST
3 9 (31.03%) AngularJS
3 9 (31.03%) CSS3
3 9 (31.03%) JSON
3 9 (31.03%) SQLAlchemy
3 9 (31.03%) Web Services
4 7 (24.14%) .NET
4 7 (24.14%) ASP.NET
4 7 (24.14%) ASP.NET Web API
4 7 (24.14%) HTML5
4 7 (24.14%) RabbitMQ
4 7 (24.14%) WCF
5 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (17.24%) Dojo
5 5 (17.24%) WPF
6 3 (10.34%) Flask
6 3 (10.34%) RESTful
6 3 (10.34%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) Linux
1 9 (31.03%) Mac OS
1 9 (31.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (41.38%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (34.48%) Test Automation
4 9 (31.03%) Open Source
4 9 (31.03%) OWASP
5 8 (27.59%) Front End Development
6 7 (24.14%) MVC
7 6 (20.69%) Mentoring
7 6 (20.69%) Pair Programming
7 6 (20.69%) Software Engineering
7 6 (20.69%) Translating Business Requirements
8 5 (17.24%) Performance Optimisation
9 4 (13.79%) Microservices
9 4 (13.79%) OOA/OOD
9 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (6.90%) OO
10 2 (6.90%) OOD
10 2 (6.90%) Scrum
10 2 (6.90%) TDD
10 2 (6.90%) UML
Programming Languages
1 22 (75.86%) JavaScript
2 13 (44.83%) Python
3 12 (41.38%) Java
4 11 (37.93%) SQL
5 7 (24.14%) C#
6 2 (6.90%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.45%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
1 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) QA
2 2 (6.90%) WCAG
3 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (31.03%) Docker
1 9 (31.03%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 1 (3.45%) Salesforce.com