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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 34 26 34
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +8
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 15 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 4.34% 5.17% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.26% 7.36% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 1
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£290 £325 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% -40.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% -6.57%
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
285 163 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 82.37% 70.26% 69.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 116 66
Average daily rate £375 £325 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -15.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £263 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £419 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.30 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.34% -22.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 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 9 £275 - 1
Street - 5 £305 -
Taunton - - - -
Templecombe - - - -
Wells - - - -
Bath - - - - 9
Bridgwater - - - - 1
Frome - - - -
Glastonbury - - - - 1
Shepton Mallet - - - -
Somerton - - - -
Software Engineering
South West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 21 (75.00%) Java
2 15 (53.57%) OO
3 12 (42.86%) UML
4 11 (39.29%) SQL
4 11 (39.29%) Requirements Analysis
4 11 (39.29%) Rational DOORS
5 10 (35.71%) Change Control
5 10 (35.71%) OOP
5 10 (35.71%) Configuration Management
6 9 (32.14%) C++
6 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
7 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
7 8 (28.57%) .NET
8 7 (25.00%) C#
9 6 (21.43%) HTML
9 6 (21.43%) SAP
9 6 (21.43%) CSS
9 6 (21.43%) Aerospace
9 6 (21.43%) Web Development
10 5 (17.86%) Time Management
10 5 (17.86%) Scrum
10 5 (17.86%) Eclipse
10 5 (17.86%) JSP
10 5 (17.86%) Web Services
10 5 (17.86%) Apache
10 5 (17.86%) Tomcat
10 5 (17.86%) J2EE
11 4 (14.29%) Oracle
11 4 (14.29%) VB.NET
11 4 (14.29%) PL/SQL

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 5 (17.86%) Apache
1 5 (17.86%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) ArcGIS
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (7.14%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (39.29%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (17.86%) Eclipse
3 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.57%) PowerBuilder
4 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.57%) MSTest
4 1 (3.57%) Moq
General
1 6 (21.43%) Aerospace
2 4 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 3 (10.71%) Electronics
3 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
3 3 (10.71%) Finance
3 3 (10.71%) Marketing
4 2 (7.14%) Military
5 1 (3.57%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 18 (64.29%) Software Engineer
2 12 (42.86%) Developer
3 6 (21.43%) Java Software Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Java Developer
4 5 (17.86%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (14.29%) Software Developer
5 4 (14.29%) Architect
6 3 (10.71%) Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) C++ Developer
6 3 (10.71%) Analyst Developer
6 3 (10.71%) Systems Developer
7 2 (7.14%) C++ Software Developer
8 1 (3.57%) .NET Web Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.57%) Software Programmer
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Architect
8 1 (3.57%) PowerBuilder Developer
8 1 (3.57%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) .NET
2 6 (21.43%) CSS
2 6 (21.43%) HTML
3 5 (17.86%) Web Services
3 5 (17.86%) JSP
3 5 (17.86%) J2EE
4 2 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (7.14%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.57%) Spring MVC
5 1 (3.57%) WCF
5 1 (3.57%) Silverlight
5 1 (3.57%) jQuery
5 1 (3.57%) Ext JS
5 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (3.57%) HTML5
5 1 (3.57%) REST
5 1 (3.57%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (3.57%) Spring Batch
5 1 (3.57%) Spring Integration
5 1 (3.57%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) DTV
1 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.57%) RIA
2 1 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) OO
2 12 (42.86%) UML
3 11 (39.29%) Requirements Analysis
4 10 (35.71%) OOP
4 10 (35.71%) Configuration Management
4 10 (35.71%) Change Control
5 6 (21.43%) Web Development
6 5 (17.86%) Scrum
6 5 (17.86%) Time Management
7 4 (14.29%) Risk Management
7 4 (14.29%) ETL
8 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (10.71%) Programme Management
8 3 (10.71%) TOGAF
8 3 (10.71%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (7.14%) ERP
9 2 (7.14%) MVC
9 2 (7.14%) Requirements Management
10 1 (3.57%) Data Privacy
10 1 (3.57%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 21 (75.00%) Java
2 11 (39.29%) SQL
3 9 (32.14%) C++
4 7 (25.00%) C#
5 4 (14.29%) VB.NET
5 4 (14.29%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.57%) ABAP
6 1 (3.57%) Ada
6 1 (3.57%) MATLAB
6 1 (3.57%) C
6 1 (3.57%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
2 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) SAP
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Remedy
3 1 (3.57%) ESRI
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