Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Exeter during the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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
Devon > Exeter
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 37 39
Rank change year-on-year +18 +2 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 19 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Exeter 6.29% 1.82% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.62% 1.86% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 1
Exeter median daily rate £525 £275 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +90.91% +4.76% -50.00%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £244
90th Percentile £625 £294 £281
Devon median daily rate £525 £220 £325
% change year-on-year +138.64% -32.31% -38.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Exeter median hourly rate £39.00 - -
Devon median hourly rate £39.00 £19.75 -
% change year-on-year +97.47% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Exeter. 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
Exeter
Contract vacancies in Exeter with a recognized job title 287 269 228
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.03% 97.82% 96.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 184 160
Exeter median daily rate £400 £350 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.17% +8.91%
10th Percentile £138 £178 £218
90th Percentile £550 £492 £525
Devon median daily rate £400 £345 £373
% change year-on-year +15.94% -7.51% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 8
Exeter median hourly rate £38.25 £23.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.30% +35.29% +36.00%
10th Percentile £15.03 £14.90 £9.13
90th Percentile £50.50 £142.70 £40.78
Devon median hourly rate £37.50 £17.88 £21.75
% change year-on-year +109.79% -17.82% +39.98%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Exeter

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Exeter

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Exeter

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Exeter

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Exeter

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Exeter over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Developer in Exeter

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Exeter

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Exeter

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 Exeter region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 13 (68.42%) Java
2 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (52.63%) Web Services
4 8 (42.11%) XML
4 8 (42.11%) SQL
4 8 (42.11%) SC Cleared
4 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
5 7 (36.84%) Linux
6 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
6 6 (31.58%) RDBMS
6 6 (31.58%) JIRA
6 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
6 6 (31.58%) Open Source
6 6 (31.58%) Relational Database
7 5 (26.32%) C#
7 5 (26.32%) .NET
8 4 (21.05%) HTML
8 4 (21.05%) CSS3
8 4 (21.05%) HTML5
8 4 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (21.05%) Integration Testing
8 4 (21.05%) CSS
8 4 (21.05%) .NET Core
9 3 (15.79%) AngularJS
9 3 (15.79%) JSON
9 3 (15.79%) NoSQL
9 3 (15.79%) SMS
10 2 (10.53%) XML Schema
10 2 (10.53%) Scrum
10 2 (10.53%) Mentoring

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Exeter 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 4 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) SMS
2 1 (5.26%) LTE
2 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) RDBMS
1 6 (31.58%) Relational Database
2 3 (15.79%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
1 6 (31.58%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) NUnit
General
1 1 (5.26%) Advertising
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (52.63%) Web Services
2 8 (42.11%) XML
3 5 (26.32%) .NET
4 4 (21.05%) .NET Core
4 4 (21.05%) CSS
4 4 (21.05%) CSS3
4 4 (21.05%) HTML
4 4 (21.05%) HTML5
5 3 (15.79%) AngularJS
5 3 (15.79%) JSON
6 2 (10.53%) Dojo
6 2 (10.53%) Spring
6 2 (10.53%) XML Schema
7 1 (5.26%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (5.26%) JSON Schema
7 1 (5.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) Open Source
3 4 (21.05%) Integration Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Coaching
4 2 (10.53%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
4 2 (10.53%) Microservices
4 2 (10.53%) Scrum
4 2 (10.53%) SDET
5 1 (5.26%) BDD
5 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.26%) MVC
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.26%) QA Automation
5 1 (5.26%) SOLID
5 1 (5.26%) TDD
5 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) Java
2 8 (42.11%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
4 5 (26.32%) C#
5 1 (5.26%) C
5 1 (5.26%) C++
5 1 (5.26%) Embedded C
5 1 (5.26%) Embedded C++
5 1 (5.26%) Python
5 1 (5.26%) Ruby
5 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) SC Cleared
1 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (10.53%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (10.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft