The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Somerset region that had Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 30 44 44
Rank change year-on-year
+14 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 4 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.69% 3.40% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 3.44% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Median daily rate £310 £418 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.74% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 £44.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.34
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +10.07%
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
228 378 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 96.61% 98.95% 96.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 233 218
Median daily rate £311 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £268 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 27 33
Median hourly rate £38.25 £26.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.33% +32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.70 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £44.00 £36.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Somerset region that featured Software Developer in the job title.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

Software Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in Somerset

Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Yeovil -3 2 - -
Taunton +11 1 £310 -27.69% 2
Software Developer
South West

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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 Somerset region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 8 (80.00%) C#
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) .NET
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (50.00%) Scrum
4 4 (40.00%) MVC
4 4 (40.00%) C++
4 4 (40.00%) Java
4 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (40.00%) WPF
4 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (30.00%) Kanban
5 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (30.00%) Pair Programming
6 2 (20.00%) Aerospace
6 2 (20.00%) UML
6 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
6 2 (20.00%) TDD
6 2 (20.00%) QA
6 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (20.00%) NServiceBus
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (20.00%) Line Management
6 2 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (10.00%) SDLC

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) NServiceBus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (20.00%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (40.00%) WPF
3 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (10.00%) Apache Camel
4 1 (10.00%) GWT
4 1 (10.00%) Spring
4 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
2 5 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 4 (40.00%) MVC
3 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (30.00%) Kanban
4 3 (30.00%) Pair Programming
5 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (20.00%) Line Management
5 2 (20.00%) TDD
5 2 (20.00%) UML
6 1 (10.00%) OO
6 1 (10.00%) Quality Management
6 1 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) SDLC
6 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Time Management
6 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) C++
2 4 (40.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) Ada
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Google
1 1 (10.00%) Luciad