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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 10 36 25
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -11
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 45 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 16.01% 4.60% 5.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.83% 5.54% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 6
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£350 £298 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £275 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 8 0
Average hourly rate £42.75 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.26% +5.55%
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
239 289 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 85.05% 83.05% 73.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 214 119
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £290 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £509 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 12 2
Average hourly rate £42.75 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.14% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram 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 4 September 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 4 September 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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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 22 £310 +12.72% 6
Templecombe - 8 - -
Taunton - 7 £386 - 1
Bridgwater - 2 £350 - 1
Software Engineering
South West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 50 (67.57%) Java
2 49 (66.22%) UML
3 48 (64.86%) C++
4 40 (54.05%) SQL
4 40 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (51.35%) HTML
6 37 (50.00%) Security Cleared
7 34 (45.95%) OO
8 31 (41.89%) C#
8 31 (41.89%) Scrum
9 30 (40.54%) SC Cleared
10 29 (39.19%) CSS
10 29 (39.19%) JSP
11 28 (37.84%) Apache
11 28 (37.84%) Tomcat
12 26 (35.14%) Web Development
13 22 (29.73%) Requirements Analysis
14 21 (28.38%) Time Management
15 19 (25.68%) Web Services
16 17 (22.97%) .NET
16 17 (22.97%) Spring
17 16 (21.62%) Information Management
17 16 (21.62%) Management Information System
18 15 (20.27%) ASP.NET
18 15 (20.27%) Luciad
18 15 (20.27%) Apache Camel
19 13 (17.57%) JavaScript
20 12 (16.22%) SQL Server
20 12 (16.22%) Eclipse
20 12 (16.22%) Apache CXF

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 28 (37.84%) Apache
1 28 (37.84%) Tomcat
2 7 (9.46%) IIS
3 6 (8.11%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 12 (16.22%) Eclipse
2 9 (12.16%) Rational DOORS
3 7 (9.46%) Visual Studio
4 5 (6.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.70%) Subversion
6 1 (1.35%) Selenium
6 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.35%) ClearQuest
6 1 (1.35%) ClearCase
6 1 (1.35%) Ant
6 1 (1.35%) JUnit
6 1 (1.35%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.35%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 11 (14.86%) Aerospace
2 4 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.05%) Finance
4 1 (1.35%) Back Office
4 1 (1.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 51 (68.92%) Software Engineer
2 22 (29.73%) Developer
3 18 (24.32%) Java Software Engineer
4 11 (14.86%) Java Developer
5 9 (12.16%) .NET Developer
5 9 (12.16%) SQL Developer
6 4 (5.41%) .NET Software Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Trainee Software Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Trainee
7 3 (4.05%) Analyst
8 2 (2.70%) Java Software Developer
8 2 (2.70%) Software Developer
8 2 (2.70%) Business Analyst
8 2 (2.70%) Agile Business Analyst
9 1 (1.35%) AWS Developer
9 1 (1.35%) Software Programmer
9 1 (1.35%) Java Swing Developer
9 1 (1.35%) Java Programmer
9 1 (1.35%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (51.35%) HTML
2 29 (39.19%) CSS
2 29 (39.19%) JSP
3 19 (25.68%) Web Services
4 17 (22.97%) .NET
4 17 (22.97%) Spring
5 15 (20.27%) ASP.NET
5 15 (20.27%) Apache Camel
6 12 (16.22%) Apache CXF
7 6 (8.11%) .NET Framework
8 5 (6.76%) MFC
9 4 (5.41%) STL
10 3 (4.05%) jQuery
11 2 (2.70%) Hibernate
11 2 (2.70%) J2EE
12 1 (1.35%) Swing
12 1 (1.35%) AWT
12 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1 (1.35%) Java EE
12 1 (1.35%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.62%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.70%) iPad
3 2 (2.70%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.70%) User Experience
4 1 (1.35%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.16%) Windows
2 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (4.05%) Linux
4 2 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (66.22%) UML
2 40 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (45.95%) OO
4 31 (41.89%) Scrum
5 26 (35.14%) Web Development
6 22 (29.73%) Requirements Analysis
7 21 (28.38%) Time Management
8 16 (21.62%) Information Management
9 9 (12.16%) Unit Testing
10 8 (10.81%) Automated Testing
11 6 (8.11%) ITIL
11 6 (8.11%) Service Delivery
11 6 (8.11%) Refactoring
12 5 (6.76%) Validation
13 4 (5.41%) Programme Management
13 4 (5.41%) MVC
13 4 (5.41%) Use Case
14 3 (4.05%) Configuration Management
15 2 (2.70%) Asset Management
15 2 (2.70%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 50 (67.57%) Java
2 48 (64.86%) C++
3 40 (54.05%) SQL
4 31 (41.89%) C#
5 13 (17.57%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.05%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.05%) C
6 3 (4.05%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.05%) VB.NET
6 3 (4.05%) Ada
7 2 (2.70%) Python
8 1 (1.35%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 37 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 30 (40.54%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.70%) Degree
4 1 (1.35%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (20.27%) Luciad
2 9 (12.16%) Oracle
3 2 (2.70%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.70%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.35%) Google
Yeovil, Somerset
Connectus
Rate: £39.25 per hour
Posted: 11 hours ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Connectus
Rate: £42.75 per hour
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bath
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Excellent market rates paid weekly
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Connectus
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago