The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 34 31 34
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 13 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 3.74% 2.12% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.99% 2.24% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
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£290 £263 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.47% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -6.66%
Software Engineer
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
326 223 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 93.68% 94.49% 96.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 138 92
Average daily rate £350 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £423 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 15
Average hourly rate £35.00 £14.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £10.58 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.59 £22.93 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 1 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 8 £275 - 1
Street - 3 £290 -
Taunton - - - -
Bath - - - - 8
Bridgwater - - - -
Glastonbury - - - - 1
Shepton Mallet - - - -
Somerton - - - -
Software Engineer
South West

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region that cited Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 18 (94.74%) Software Engineering
2 16 (84.21%) Java
3 13 (68.42%) UML
3 13 (68.42%) OO
4 12 (63.16%) Rational DOORS
5 11 (57.89%) Change Control
6 10 (52.63%) OOP
6 10 (52.63%) Configuration Management
6 10 (52.63%) C++
6 10 (52.63%) Requirements Analysis
7 7 (36.84%) SQL
7 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
8 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
9 5 (26.32%) Aerospace
10 3 (15.79%) Time Management
10 3 (15.79%) Digital Marketing
10 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing
10 3 (15.79%) Scrum
10 3 (15.79%) Military
10 3 (15.79%) Programme Management
10 3 (15.79%) Electronics
10 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
10 3 (15.79%) Finance
10 3 (15.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 3 (15.79%) Marketing
10 3 (15.79%) Web Development
10 3 (15.79%) Apache
10 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
10 3 (15.79%) DTV
10 3 (15.79%) Eclipse

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region that cited Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.79%) Apache
1 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.26%) ArcGIS
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (63.16%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (15.79%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.26%) MSTest
3 1 (5.26%) Moq
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (26.32%) Aerospace
2 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing
2 3 (15.79%) Military
2 3 (15.79%) Marketing
2 3 (15.79%) Electronics
2 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
3 2 (10.53%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) HTML
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
1 3 (15.79%) J2EE
1 3 (15.79%) CSS
1 3 (15.79%) JSP
1 3 (15.79%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) Spring
2 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.26%) Spring MVC
2 1 (5.26%) WCF
2 1 (5.26%) Silverlight
2 1 (5.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (5.26%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 1 (5.26%) Spring Batch
2 1 (5.26%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) DTV
2 1 (5.26%) RIA
2 1 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) Software Engineering
2 13 (68.42%) UML
2 13 (68.42%) OO
3 11 (57.89%) Change Control
4 10 (52.63%) OOP
4 10 (52.63%) Configuration Management
4 10 (52.63%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (15.79%) Web Development
5 3 (15.79%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (15.79%) Time Management
5 3 (15.79%) Scrum
5 3 (15.79%) Programme Management
6 2 (10.53%) ETL
6 2 (10.53%) Requirements Management
7 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.26%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 16 (84.21%) Java
2 10 (52.63%) C++
3 7 (36.84%) SQL
4 3 (15.79%) C#
5 2 (10.53%) VB.NET
5 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.26%) Ada
6 1 (5.26%) MATLAB
6 1 (5.26%) C
6 1 (5.26%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) SAP
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) ESRI