The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 11 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 14.29% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.33% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate £400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £360 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.08% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £39.00 £36.98
% change year-on-year
+12.17% +5.46%
Software Engineering
Somerset

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
49 64 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 87.50% 71.11% 64.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 56 39
Average daily rate £400 £600 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +81.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £725 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £19.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

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

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

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

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 (87.50%) .NET
2 20 (83.33%) C#
3 19 (79.17%) SQL
3 19 (79.17%) SQL Server
3 19 (79.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (75.00%) Automated Testing
4 18 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (75.00%) ASP.NET
5 17 (70.83%) SharePoint
5 17 (70.83%) IIS
5 17 (70.83%) Windows
5 17 (70.83%) JavaScript
5 17 (70.83%) Oracle
5 17 (70.83%) C++
5 17 (70.83%) HTML
5 17 (70.83%) Windows Server
6 16 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (66.67%) Unit Testing
7 15 (62.50%) UML
8 14 (58.33%) ITIL
8 14 (58.33%) Service Delivery
9 13 (54.17%) .NET Framework
9 13 (54.17%) Refactoring
10 11 (45.83%) Scrum
11 9 (37.50%) SC Cleared
11 9 (37.50%) Visual Studio
11 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
12 7 (29.17%) Selenium
13 6 (25.00%) SpecFlow
14 5 (20.83%) Line Management

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 17 (70.83%) IIS
1 17 (70.83%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) Apache Solr
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (79.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) Big Data
2 2 (8.33%) GIS
2 2 (8.33%) NoSQL
2 2 (8.33%) QGIS
3 1 (4.17%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 19 (79.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (37.50%) Visual Studio
3 7 (29.17%) Selenium
4 6 (25.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (8.33%) Back Office
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (75.00%) Developer
2 12 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Senior Software Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Lead Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (87.50%) .NET
2 18 (75.00%) ASP.NET
3 17 (70.83%) HTML
4 13 (54.17%) .NET Framework
5 2 (8.33%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (8.33%) Apache Camel
5 2 (8.33%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) Windows
1 17 (70.83%) Windows Server
2 16 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (8.33%) Linux
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 16 (66.67%) Unit Testing
3 15 (62.50%) UML
4 14 (58.33%) ITIL
4 14 (58.33%) Service Delivery
5 13 (54.17%) Refactoring
6 11 (45.83%) Scrum
7 5 (20.83%) Line Management
8 3 (12.50%) Open Source
8 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
9 2 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (8.33%) Event-Driven Architecture
9 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
9 2 (8.33%) Release Management
10 1 (4.17%) Automation Testing
10 1 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (4.17%) Manual Testing
10 1 (4.17%) System Integration Testing
10 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 20 (83.33%) C#
2 19 (79.17%) SQL
3 17 (70.83%) C++
3 17 (70.83%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (4.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft