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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 23 45 24
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -21
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 25 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 6.61% 2.90% 2.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.87% 3.46% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Average daily rate
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£250 £338 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £291 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £488 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 0
Average hourly rate £47.00 £33.84 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
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
282 376 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 74.60% 83.93% 58.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 286 43
Average daily rate £388 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £425 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 9 6
Average hourly rate £38.25 £33.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.03% +93.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £30.00 £9.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £36.40 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 May 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
Templecombe - 9 - - 1
Yeovil -2 5 £338 +22.72% 2
Wells - 1 - -
Software Engineering
South West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 23 (65.71%) Java
2 20 (57.14%) UML
3 19 (54.29%) Security Cleared
4 17 (48.57%) Requirements Analysis
4 17 (48.57%) SC Cleared
5 15 (42.86%) C++
6 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (31.43%) Management Information System
7 11 (31.43%) Information Management
7 11 (31.43%) Spring
7 11 (31.43%) JSP
7 11 (31.43%) Web Services
7 11 (31.43%) OO
8 10 (28.57%) HTML
8 10 (28.57%) SQL
8 10 (28.57%) Scrum
8 10 (28.57%) Rational DOORS
9 9 (25.71%) .NET
10 8 (22.86%) ASP.NET
10 8 (22.86%) CSS
10 8 (22.86%) C#
11 7 (20.00%) Eclipse
12 6 (17.14%) Apache
12 6 (17.14%) Tomcat
12 6 (17.14%) Configuration Management
12 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
12 6 (17.14%) Luciad
12 6 (17.14%) Apache Camel
12 6 (17.14%) SDLC
13 5 (14.29%) Rational Rhapsody

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 6 (17.14%) Apache
1 6 (17.14%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.86%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (28.57%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (20.00%) Eclipse
3 5 (14.29%) ClearQuest
3 5 (14.29%) Rational Rhapsody
3 5 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 5 (14.29%) ClearCase
4 2 (5.71%) Subversion
5 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (11.43%) Manufacturing
2 3 (8.57%) Finance
3 2 (5.71%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.86%) Military
Job Titles
1 33 (94.29%) Software Engineer
2 10 (28.57%) Java Software Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Developer
3 5 (14.29%) .NET Software Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Trainee Software Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Trainee
4 4 (11.43%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Java Software Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Software Programmer
6 1 (2.86%) Java Swing Developer
6 1 (2.86%) .NET Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Java Programmer
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (31.43%) JSP
1 11 (31.43%) Web Services
1 11 (31.43%) Spring
2 10 (28.57%) HTML
3 9 (25.71%) .NET
4 8 (22.86%) ASP.NET
4 8 (22.86%) CSS
5 6 (17.14%) Apache Camel
6 5 (14.29%) Hibernate
6 5 (14.29%) GWT
7 4 (11.43%) jQuery
8 3 (8.57%) Apache CXF
9 1 (2.86%) WCF
9 1 (2.86%) Swing
9 1 (2.86%) AWT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (31.43%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Linux
2 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (57.14%) UML
2 17 (48.57%) Requirements Analysis
3 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (31.43%) Information Management
4 11 (31.43%) OO
5 10 (28.57%) Scrum
6 6 (17.14%) Configuration Management
6 6 (17.14%) SDLC
7 5 (14.29%) Web Development
7 5 (14.29%) Requirements Engineering
8 4 (11.43%) Time Management
8 4 (11.43%) Embedded Software Development
8 4 (11.43%) Requirements Management
9 3 (8.57%) Programme Management
10 2 (5.71%) MVC
11 1 (2.86%) OOP
11 1 (2.86%) Software Architecture
11 1 (2.86%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 23 (65.71%) Java
2 15 (42.86%) C++
3 10 (28.57%) SQL
4 8 (22.86%) C#
5 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
6 5 (14.29%) Ada
7 4 (11.43%) PL/SQL
7 4 (11.43%) T-SQL
7 4 (11.43%) VB.NET
8 2 (5.71%) Python
8 2 (5.71%) C
9 1 (2.86%) Embedded C
9 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 19 (54.29%) Security Cleared
2 17 (48.57%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Luciad
2 5 (14.29%) Google
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
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