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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 29 36
Rank change year-on-year +13 +7  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 25 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 7.46% 3.18% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.06% 4.02% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 0 0
Median daily rate £375 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £41.25 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.70%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.32% +5.62%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Devon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 276 174 177
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Devon 82.39% 79.09% 69.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 97 93
Median daily rate £400 £340 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% -6.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £425 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 22 8
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £19.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +105.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Devon citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 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 -1 21 £375 - 2
Exeter +1 3 £368 - 1
Software Engineering
South West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 21 (50.00%) HTML
2 20 (47.62%) QA
3 18 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 17 (40.48%) JavaScript
5 16 (38.10%) Python
5 16 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (38.10%) Translating Business Requirements
6 15 (35.71%) Java
7 14 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (30.95%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (28.57%) CSS
10 9 (21.43%) SQL
10 9 (21.43%) Git (software)
10 9 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (21.43%) Jenkins
11 8 (19.05%) Vagrant
11 8 (19.05%) Docker
11 8 (19.05%) Open Source
11 8 (19.05%) SaaS
11 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
12 7 (16.67%) OWASP
12 7 (16.67%) JSON
12 7 (16.67%) Oracle
12 7 (16.67%) Unix
12 7 (16.67%) Linux
12 7 (16.67%) SQLAlchemy
12 7 (16.67%) VirtualBox
12 7 (16.67%) REST
12 7 (16.67%) Mac OS
12 7 (16.67%) SDLC

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:

Cloud Services
1 8 (19.05%) SaaS
2 6 (14.29%) IaaS
2 6 (14.29%) PaaS
3 2 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.95%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Git (software)
1 9 (21.43%) Jenkins
2 8 (19.05%) Vagrant
3 3 (7.14%) Selenium
4 2 (4.76%) Spock
5 1 (2.38%) Subversion
General
1 1 (2.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (45.24%) Developer
2 10 (23.81%) Python Developer
3 9 (21.43%) Software Engineer
4 6 (14.29%) Software Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Lead Software Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Senior Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Senior Software Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Test Automation Specialist
6 3 (7.14%) Test Specialist
7 2 (4.76%) Development Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Engineering Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Java Development Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Office 365 Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Project Office Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Rollout Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Rollout Project Manager
7 2 (4.76%) SDLC Manager
8 1 (2.38%) HTML CSS Developer
8 1 (2.38%) SDLC Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (50.00%) HTML
2 12 (28.57%) CSS
3 7 (16.67%) JSON
3 7 (16.67%) REST
3 7 (16.67%) SQLAlchemy
4 6 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (11.90%) XML
6 4 (9.52%) Ajax
6 4 (9.52%) XHTML
7 2 (4.76%) Flask
7 2 (4.76%) RESTful
8 1 (2.38%) CSS3
8 1 (2.38%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (2.38%) HTML5
8 1 (2.38%) J2EE
8 1 (2.38%) JRuby
8 1 (2.38%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) Linux
1 7 (16.67%) Mac OS
1 7 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 16 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (38.10%) Translating Business Requirements
3 14 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (19.05%) Open Source
6 7 (16.67%) OWASP
6 7 (16.67%) Performance Optimisation
6 7 (16.67%) SDLC
7 6 (14.29%) Front End Development
7 6 (14.29%) Mentoring
7 6 (14.29%) Pair Programming
8 5 (11.90%) Business Analysis
8 5 (11.90%) Systems Analysis
9 4 (9.52%) Release Management
10 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2
10 3 (7.14%) Project Management
10 3 (7.14%) Software Delivery
11 2 (4.76%) Software Testing
11 2 (4.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (40.48%) JavaScript
2 16 (38.10%) Python
3 15 (35.71%) Java
4 9 (21.43%) SQL
5 2 (4.76%) Groovy
6 1 (2.38%) C++
6 1 (2.38%) Delphi
6 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 6 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.14%) ISEB
4 3 (7.14%) ISTQB
4 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (47.62%) QA
2 2 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.38%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (19.05%) Docker
2 7 (16.67%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft