Period
to 19 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Devon with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 19 July 2019 with a comparison to the 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 Engineering
South West > Devon
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 47 25
Rank change year-on-year +6 -22 +2
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 24 8 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 3.67% 1.62% 6.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.17% 1.88% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 27
Devon median daily rate £450 £535 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.89% +42.29% -24.80%
10th Percentile £350 £481 £319
90th Percentile £500 £597 £475
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 0
Devon median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +3.53%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Devon with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Devon
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 576 426 555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 88.07% 86.23% 85.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 220 361
Devon median daily rate £425 £383 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.38% +10.88%
10th Percentile £310 £280 £269
90th Percentile £600 £538 £525
South West median daily rate £450 £413 £390
% change year-on-year +9.09% +5.77% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 27 20
Devon median hourly rate £42.50 £17.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +142.86% -50.00% -12.50%
10th Percentile £11.07 £9.82 £11.62
90th Percentile £97.50 £43.75 £45.13
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £39.75
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.63% +1.92%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Devon.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Devon

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Devon

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Devon over the 6 months to 19 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Devon

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Devon

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Devon region over the 6 months to 19 July 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 +5 14 £450 -10.00% 10
Plymouth -10 2 £500 -12.28% 2
Exmouth - 1 £500 - 2
Software Engineering
South West

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 14 (58.33%) Telecoms
2 12 (50.00%) SQL
3 8 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 8 (33.33%) PHP
3 8 (33.33%) C
3 8 (33.33%) C++
3 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (33.33%) Linux
3 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (33.33%) Finance
3 8 (33.33%) Retail
3 8 (33.33%) Artificial Intelligence
3 8 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 8 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 8 (33.33%) Taxonomies
3 8 (33.33%) Predictive Modelling
3 8 (33.33%) Tableau
3 8 (33.33%) Machine Learning
3 8 (33.33%) Data Analytics
3 8 (33.33%) Analytics
3 8 (33.33%) Data Munging
3 8 (33.33%) Line Management
3 8 (33.33%) WebEx
3 8 (33.33%) Data Science
4 7 (29.17%) Embedded C
5 6 (25.00%) 3G
5 6 (25.00%) LTE
5 6 (25.00%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (25.00%) 4G

Software Engineering
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:

Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) WebEx
2 6 (25.00%) 3G
2 6 (25.00%) 4G
2 6 (25.00%) 5G
2 6 (25.00%) LTE
3 1 (4.17%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (58.33%) Telecoms
2 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 8 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 8 (33.33%) Retail
3 5 (20.83%) Law
4 1 (4.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Embedded Engineer
1 11 (45.83%) Software Engineer
2 10 (41.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 8 (33.33%) Analyst
3 8 (33.33%) Data Analyst
3 8 (33.33%) Graduate
3 8 (33.33%) Graduate Analyst
3 8 (33.33%) Graduate Data Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Embedded C Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Azure Developer
6 1 (4.17%) C Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) .NET Core
2 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.17%) Entity Framework
2 1 (4.17%) JSON
2 1 (4.17%) Node.js
2 1 (4.17%) RESTful
2 1 (4.17%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Taxonomies
2 1 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Linux
2 6 (25.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Analytics
1 8 (33.33%) Artificial Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 8 (33.33%) Data Analytics
1 8 (33.33%) Data Munging
1 8 (33.33%) Data Science
1 8 (33.33%) Line Management
1 8 (33.33%) Machine Learning
1 8 (33.33%) Mathematics
1 8 (33.33%) Predictive Modelling
2 2 (8.33%) Multithreading
3 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.17%) BDD
3 1 (4.17%) Integration Testing
3 1 (4.17%) MVC
3 1 (4.17%) Open Source
3 1 (4.17%) SDLC
3 1 (4.17%) TDD
3 1 (4.17%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) SQL
2 8 (33.33%) C
2 8 (33.33%) C++
2 8 (33.33%) PHP
3 7 (29.17%) Embedded C
4 5 (20.83%) C#
5 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 2 (8.33%) Delphi
6 2 (8.33%) Java
7 1 (4.17%) Embedded C++
7 1 (4.17%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Tableau
2 2 (8.33%) Xamarin
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft