Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 37 54
Rank change year-on-year +1 +17 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 17 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 2.95% 3.66% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.42% 4.72% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 0
Devon median daily rate £375 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% - -
South West median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 5
Devon median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% -
10th Percentile £41.25 £34.25 £35.05
90th Percentile £43.75 £44.50 £43.95
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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 497 360 456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 86.28% 77.59% 78.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 221 316
Devon median daily rate £400 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% -4.00%
10th Percentile £230 £185 £259
90th Percentile £550 £500 £518
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 41 16
Devon median hourly rate £35.00 £23.78 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.21% -33.50% +66.28%
10th Percentile £23.64 £11.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £46.63 £51.60 £42.88
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +47.17%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 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
Plymouth -9 10 £400 -20.00% 1
Exeter +6 5 £145 - 1
Software Engineering
South West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Devon region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 9 (52.94%) QA
1 9 (52.94%) Translating Business Requirements
2 8 (47.06%) Test Automation
2 8 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (47.06%) Python
3 4 (23.53%) HTML
3 4 (23.53%) CSS
3 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 3 (17.65%) C
4 3 (17.65%) C++
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) Electronics
4 3 (17.65%) Embedded C
4 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) OWASP
5 2 (11.76%) Mac OS
5 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
5 2 (11.76%) JSON
5 2 (11.76%) VirtualBox
5 2 (11.76%) Open Source
5 2 (11.76%) Driving Licence
5 2 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
5 2 (11.76%) REST
5 2 (11.76%) Embedded Software Development
5 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
5 2 (11.76%) Vagrant
5 2 (11.76%) VxWorks
5 2 (11.76%) Pair Programming
5 2 (11.76%) Ajax

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
1 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
1 2 (11.76%) Vagrant
1 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.88%) Grunt
2 1 (5.88%) gulp
2 1 (5.88%) webpack
General
1 3 (17.65%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Developer
2 8 (47.06%) Python Developer
3 5 (29.41%) Software Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Delphi Developer
5 1 (5.88%) HTML CSS Developer
5 1 (5.88%) HTML Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) CSS
1 4 (23.53%) HTML
2 2 (11.76%) Ajax
2 2 (11.76%) JSON
2 2 (11.76%) MFC
2 2 (11.76%) REST
2 2 (11.76%) XHTML
2 2 (11.76%) XML
3 1 (5.88%) Backbone.js
3 1 (5.88%) CSS3
3 1 (5.88%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (5.88%) Ember.js
3 1 (5.88%) HTML5
3 1 (5.88%) jQuery
3 1 (5.88%) JRuby
3 1 (5.88%) Node.js
3 1 (5.88%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (5.88%) React
3 1 (5.88%) Sass
3 1 (5.88%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
1 2 (11.76%) Mac OS
1 2 (11.76%) Unix
1 2 (11.76%) VxWorks
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Translating Business Requirements
2 8 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (47.06%) Test Automation
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.76%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (11.76%) Front End Development
4 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
4 2 (11.76%) Open Source
4 2 (11.76%) OWASP
4 2 (11.76%) Pair Programming
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Optimisation
5 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) RUP
5 1 (5.88%) Scrum
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Validation
5 1 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) Python
2 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
3 3 (17.65%) C
3 3 (17.65%) C++
3 3 (17.65%) Embedded C
4 2 (11.76%) C#
4 2 (11.76%) SQL
5 1 (5.88%) Delphi
5 1 (5.88%) Java
5 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (52.94%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) VirtualBox
2 1 (5.88%) Docker
2 1 (5.88%) Firmware