The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 43 36 29
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 5 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.47% 0.90% 2.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 0.95% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
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£320 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.13 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -0.32%
Software Developer
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
317 210 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 93.24% 94.17% 96.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 125 91
Average daily rate £350 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 15
Average hourly rate £35.00 £12.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.00% -20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £10.57 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £23.75 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

Software 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 Software Developer within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 20 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
Yeovil - 2 - -
Bath +3 1 £300 - 3
Frome - - - -
Street - - - -
Taunton - - - - 2
Wells - - - -
Software Developer
South West

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 5 (55.56%) C#
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
2 4 (44.44%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) UML
3 3 (33.33%) OOP
3 3 (33.33%) OO
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) C++
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 3 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (33.33%) Change Control
4 2 (22.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (22.22%) WCF
4 2 (22.22%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
4 2 (22.22%) DTV
4 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
4 2 (22.22%) Marketing
4 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
4 2 (22.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (22.22%) SAP
4 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) ArcGIS
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 1 (11.11%) MySQL
3 1 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 1 (11.11%) MSTest
3 1 (11.11%) Moq
General
1 2 (22.22%) Marketing
1 2 (22.22%) Electronics
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (22.22%) WCF
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
2 2 (22.22%) Web Services
3 1 (11.11%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 1 (11.11%) Silverlight
3 1 (11.11%) Django
3 1 (11.11%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) DTV
2 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
2 1 (11.11%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
1 4 (44.44%) UML
2 3 (33.33%) OOP
2 3 (33.33%) OO
2 3 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 3 (33.33%) Change Control
3 2 (22.22%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
3 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Code Coverage
4 1 (11.11%) MVC
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) C++
4 1 (11.11%) Python
4 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) SAP
2 1 (11.11%) ESRI