The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 35 34 23
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -11
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 10 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 3.23% 3.23% 5.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.42% 4.76% 7.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 0
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£505 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £36.40 £31.90 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.10% -3.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Software Engineering
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
226 168 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 72.90% 67.74% 68.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 123 66
Average daily rate £375 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £698 £413 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 5
Average hourly rate £37.20 £31.90 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.61% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £19.30 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £32.38 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Somerset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. 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 0 3 - - 2
Bath -2 1 - - 19
Bridgwater - - - - 1
Frome - - - - 1
Taunton - - - - 2
Software Engineering
South West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 20 (83.33%) Java
2 11 (45.83%) C++
2 11 (45.83%) UML
2 11 (45.83%) Security Cleared
3 10 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 10 (41.67%) Web Services
3 10 (41.67%) Scrum
3 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (37.50%) JSP
4 9 (37.50%) Requirements Analysis
4 9 (37.50%) Rational DOORS
5 8 (33.33%) Spring
5 8 (33.33%) SQL
6 7 (29.17%) J2EE
7 6 (25.00%) Google
7 6 (25.00%) Information Management
7 6 (25.00%) Management Information System
7 6 (25.00%) ClearQuest
7 6 (25.00%) OO
7 6 (25.00%) ClearCase
7 6 (25.00%) Rational Rhapsody
7 6 (25.00%) GWT
7 6 (25.00%) Requirements Engineering
8 5 (20.83%) Oracle
8 5 (20.83%) .NET
8 5 (20.83%) Finance
8 5 (20.83%) Hibernate
9 4 (16.67%) Programme Management
9 4 (16.67%) Manufacturing
9 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.67%) Apache
1 4 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.17%) CMS
Business Applications
1 4 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) SAN
1 1 (4.17%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.17%) CouchDB
2 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.17%) HBase
2 1 (4.17%) Big Data
2 1 (4.17%) Voldemort
2 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.17%) MySQL
2 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (37.50%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (25.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 6 (25.00%) ClearCase
2 6 (25.00%) ClearQuest
3 3 (12.50%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Electronics
2 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 4 (16.67%) Marketing
3 3 (12.50%) Aerospace
4 1 (4.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 19 (79.17%) Software Engineer
2 8 (33.33%) Developer
3 7 (29.17%) Java Developer
4 6 (25.00%) Java Software Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
5 2 (8.33%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Java Software Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Ada Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) .NET Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) Web Services
2 9 (37.50%) JSP
3 8 (33.33%) Spring
4 7 (29.17%) J2EE
5 6 (25.00%) GWT
6 5 (20.83%) .NET
6 5 (20.83%) Hibernate
7 4 (16.67%) HTML
7 4 (16.67%) CSS
8 3 (12.50%) Spring MVC
8 3 (12.50%) Spring Batch
8 3 (12.50%) Spring Integration
9 1 (4.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (16.67%) DTV
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) UNIX
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) UML
2 10 (41.67%) Scrum
2 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (37.50%) Requirements Analysis
4 6 (25.00%) Information Management
4 6 (25.00%) Requirements Engineering
4 6 (25.00%) OO
5 4 (16.67%) ETL
5 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 4 (16.67%) Programme Management
5 4 (16.67%) Web Development
5 4 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (12.50%) Time Management
6 3 (12.50%) MVC
7 2 (8.33%) OOP
7 2 (8.33%) Change Control
8 1 (4.17%) Embedded Software Development
8 1 (4.17%) High Availability
8 1 (4.17%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (83.33%) Java
2 11 (45.83%) C++
3 8 (33.33%) SQL
4 4 (16.67%) VB.NET
4 4 (16.67%) PL/SQL
4 4 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (4.17%) C
5 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.17%) Perl
5 1 (4.17%) PHP
5 1 (4.17%) Python
5 1 (4.17%) Ada
5 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) Security Cleared
2 10 (41.67%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Puppet
1 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Google
2 5 (20.83%) Oracle
3 4 (16.67%) SAP
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