The first table below looks at the demand for the Senior Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Somerset region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 45 21 24
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.30% 4.81% 4.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 5.08% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £365 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% +8.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-46.66% -11.76%
Job Titles Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
316 177 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 94.33% 94.65% 97.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 90 83
Average daily rate £325 £318 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -12.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £423 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 14
Average hourly rate £35.00 £12.50 £23.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.00% -47.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £10.50 £9.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £23.75 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Senior Developer
South West

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Developer in the job title across the Somerset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Developer across the Somerset region.

Senior Developer Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Senior Developer
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath - 1 £325 - 1
Street - - - - 2
Taunton - - - -
Senior Developer
South West

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region that cited Senior Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Developer in their job title.

1 8 (88.89%) XML
2 7 (77.78%) C#
2 7 (77.78%) .NET
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
3 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) MVC
3 5 (55.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
4 4 (44.44%) J2EE
4 4 (44.44%) HTML
4 4 (44.44%) Java
4 4 (44.44%) CSS
4 4 (44.44%) OOA/OOD
4 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
4 4 (44.44%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (33.33%) WCF
5 3 (33.33%) VB.NET
6 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (22.22%) TDD
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) CMS
6 2 (22.22%) LAMP
6 2 (22.22%) Hibernate
6 2 (22.22%) Scrum
6 2 (22.22%) jQuery
6 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
6 2 (22.22%) QA

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region that cited Senior Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (44.44%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (22.22%) CMS
2 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 2 (22.22%) Tomcat
2 2 (22.22%) MQSeries
2 2 (22.22%) WebLogic
2 2 (22.22%) Escenic
2 2 (22.22%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (11.11%) IIS
3 1 (11.11%) Commerce Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (22.22%) MySQL
3 2 (22.22%) Big Data
3 2 (22.22%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (22.22%) JUnit
3 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) XML
2 7 (77.78%) .NET
3 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
3 4 (44.44%) J2EE
3 4 (44.44%) HTML
3 4 (44.44%) CSS
4 3 (33.33%) WCF
5 2 (22.22%) LAMP
5 2 (22.22%) Hibernate
5 2 (22.22%) jQuery
5 2 (22.22%) Spring
5 2 (22.22%) JSF
5 2 (22.22%) Java RMI
5 2 (22.22%) XHTML
5 2 (22.22%) Struts
5 2 (22.22%) EJB
5 2 (22.22%) CSS3
5 2 (22.22%) Ajax
5 2 (22.22%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (22.22%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) MVC
2 4 (44.44%) OOA/OOD
2 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Web Development
3 2 (22.22%) UML
3 2 (22.22%) OOP
3 2 (22.22%) OOD
3 2 (22.22%) RUP
3 2 (22.22%) BDD
4 1 (11.11%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) Java
4 3 (33.33%) VB.NET
5 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 2 (22.22%) Scala
6 1 (11.11%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) JBoss
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft