Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £145 per day in advertised job vacancies in Devon during the 6 months to 22 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 Engineer
South West > Devon
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 48 54
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6 -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 5 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 0.87% 1.08% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 1.10% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Devon median daily rate £145 - -
South West median daily rate £369 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -1.67% - -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Devon median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - -
10th Percentile £41.25 £32.75 £34.65
90th Percentile £43.75 £41.38 £41.35
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.11%

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 547 455 551
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.97% 97.85% 95.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 276 348
Devon median daily rate £388 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.97% -2.86% -3.98%
10th Percentile £185 £166 £218
90th Percentile £538 £484 £514
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 £30.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% +50.00%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Devon

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Devon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Engineer in Devon.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Devon

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Devon over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineer in Devon

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Devon.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Devon

Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the Devon region over the 6 months to 22 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 +5 3 £145 -
Software Engineer
South West

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 16 Co-occurring IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) C
2 3 (60.00%) Embedded C
2 3 (60.00%) Electronics
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) C++
3 2 (40.00%) MFC
3 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Driving Licence
3 2 (40.00%) VxWorks
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Validation
4 1 (20.00%) Firmware

Software Engineer 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (60.00%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) VxWorks
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C
1 3 (60.00%) Embedded C
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Firmware