Period
to 12 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Developer
South West > Somerset
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 140 129 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 28.00% 25.54% 20.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.51% 26.54% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 94 72
Somerset median daily rate £400 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +5.63% -2.07%
10th Percentile £312 £275 £275
90th Percentile £527 £475 £463
South West median daily rate £425 £389 £365
% change year-on-year +9.32% +6.51% -1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 10
Somerset median hourly rate £41.75 £52.50 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.48% +24.26% -1.74%
10th Percentile £36.70 £51.25 £36.75
90th Percentile £43.68 £53.75 £69.00
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £41.83 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.81% +4.56% -6.43%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Somerset
Contract vacancies in Somerset with a recognized job title 491 486 447
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.20% 96.24% 95.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 306 225
Somerset median daily rate £409 £351 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.45% +8.00% -12.16%
10th Percentile £213 £148 £150
90th Percentile £563 £500 £488
South West median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 32 87
Somerset median hourly rate £40.50 £17.42 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +132.52% -47.22% -15.92%
10th Percentile £13.81 £10.72 £11.70
90th Percentile £44.78 £44.88 £43.00
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year +27.27% +3.77% -11.67%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Somerset.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Somerset

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Developer in Somerset.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Somerset

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Somerset over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Somerset

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Somerset

Developer
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 12 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath 0 86 £385 +3.36% 52
Taunton -7 14 £400 +14.29% 12
Yeovil +6 11 £350 +27.27% 5
Street 0 11 £448 +8.48%
Weston-super-Mare 0 2 £310 -34.74% 4
Wells - 1 £440 -
Bridgwater - 1 £325 - 2
Developer
South West

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Somerset region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 56 (40.00%) SQL
2 48 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (32.86%) C#
4 45 (32.14%) JavaScript
5 41 (29.29%) .NET
6 36 (25.71%) HTML
7 33 (23.57%) CSS
7 33 (23.57%) AngularJS
8 32 (22.86%) Microsoft Azure
9 31 (22.14%) SQL Server
10 29 (20.71%) Java
10 29 (20.71%) MVC
10 29 (20.71%) Git (software)
11 27 (19.29%) Scrum
12 24 (17.14%) ASP.NET
13 23 (16.43%) PHP
14 21 (15.00%) OO
15 18 (12.86%) Linux
15 18 (12.86%) React
16 16 (11.43%) Microsoft
16 16 (11.43%) Test Automation
16 16 (11.43%) HTML5
16 16 (11.43%) BDD
16 16 (11.43%) REST
17 15 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC
17 15 (10.71%) Spring
18 14 (10.00%) NoSQL
19 13 (9.29%) Node.js
19 13 (9.29%) MySQL
20 12 (8.57%) E-Commerce

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (6.43%) WordPress
2 7 (5.00%) Umbraco
3 6 (4.29%) Mule
4 4 (2.86%) CMS
5 3 (2.14%) IIS
5 3 (2.14%) JBoss
5 3 (2.14%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.43%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.71%) Apache
7 1 (0.71%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.71%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.71%) Drupal
7 1 (0.71%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.43%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.71%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (0.71%) Adobe Captivate
2 1 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.71%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.71%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.14%) Magento
3 1 (0.71%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 32 (22.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.29%) GitHub
3 5 (3.57%) Serverless
4 2 (1.43%) Apigee
4 2 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.43%) Google Play
4 2 (1.43%) IaaS
4 2 (1.43%) PaaS
5 1 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.71%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.71%) Firebase
5 1 (0.71%) Office 365
5 1 (0.71%) SaaS
5 1 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.29%) Firewall
2 5 (3.57%) Kerberos
2 5 (3.57%) Network Security
2 5 (3.57%) OpenLDAP
3 2 (1.43%) SMS
4 1 (0.71%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.71%) HTTP
4 1 (0.71%) VPN
4 1 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (22.14%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 13 (9.29%) MySQL
4 7 (5.00%) Relational Database
4 7 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (4.29%) Hadoop
5 6 (4.29%) Power BI
5 6 (4.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (3.57%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (3.57%) Data Lake
6 5 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.57%) MongoDB
7 4 (2.86%) RDBMS
7 4 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.14%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.43%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 29 (20.71%) Git (software)
2 12 (8.57%) Visual Studio Team System
3 9 (6.43%) Jenkins
4 7 (5.00%) Eclipse
4 7 (5.00%) Selenium
4 7 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (5.00%) Visual Studio
5 6 (4.29%) Cucumber
5 6 (4.29%) Maven
6 4 (2.86%) Ant
6 4 (2.86%) Bitbucket
6 4 (2.86%) Cobertura
6 4 (2.86%) Gradle
6 4 (2.86%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.14%) PostCSS
8 2 (1.43%) Eclipse RCP
8 2 (1.43%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.43%) NeoLoad
8 2 (1.43%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (1.43%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (7.14%) Law
1 10 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 8 (5.71%) Finance
3 6 (4.29%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.86%) Back Office
4 4 (2.86%) Electronics
4 4 (2.86%) Marketing
5 2 (1.43%) Retail
6 1 (0.71%) Games
6 1 (0.71%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (29.29%) .NET
2 36 (25.71%) HTML
3 33 (23.57%) AngularJS
3 33 (23.57%) CSS
4 24 (17.14%) ASP.NET
5 18 (12.86%) React
6 16 (11.43%) HTML5
6 16 (11.43%) REST
7 15 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC
7 15 (10.71%) Spring
8 13 (9.29%) Node.js
9 8 (5.71%) .NET Core
9 8 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (5.71%) Laravel
9 8 (5.71%) Vue.js
9 8 (5.71%) WCF
10 7 (5.00%) CSS3
10 7 (5.00%) RxJS
10 7 (5.00%) SOAP
10 7 (5.00%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.71%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.14%) Digital Media
2 3 (2.14%) User Experience
3 2 (1.43%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.71%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.71%) Fintech
4 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.71%) NHS
4 1 (0.71%) Private Cloud
4 1 (0.71%) Replication
4 1 (0.71%) SCORM
4 1 (0.71%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.71%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.86%) Linux
2 7 (5.00%) Android
3 5 (3.57%) CentOS
3 5 (3.57%) Unix
4 4 (2.86%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.86%) Windows
5 1 (0.71%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (20.71%) MVC
3 27 (19.29%) Scrum
4 21 (15.00%) OO
5 16 (11.43%) BDD
5 16 (11.43%) Test Automation
6 12 (8.57%) DevOps
6 12 (8.57%) E-Commerce
6 12 (8.57%) Web Development
7 11 (7.86%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (7.86%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (7.86%) Software Engineering
7 11 (7.86%) TDD
8 10 (7.14%) OO PHP
9 8 (5.71%) Microservices
10 7 (5.00%) API Development
10 7 (5.00%) ERP
10 7 (5.00%) Unit Testing
11 6 (4.29%) B2C
11 6 (4.29%) Data Extraction
Programming Languages
1 56 (40.00%) SQL
2 46 (32.86%) C#
3 45 (32.14%) JavaScript
4 29 (20.71%) Java
5 23 (16.43%) PHP
6 8 (5.71%) Java 8
6 8 (5.71%) T-SQL
7 6 (4.29%) PL/SQL
8 5 (3.57%) Go
8 5 (3.57%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.57%) TypeScript
9 4 (2.86%) C++
9 4 (2.86%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 3 (2.14%) ES6
10 3 (2.14%) Python
10 3 (2.14%) Scala
10 3 (2.14%) VB
11 2 (1.43%) C
11 2 (1.43%) Delphi
11 2 (1.43%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.29%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.57%) Degree
4 3 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.57%) QA
2 4 (2.86%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.71%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.43%) Docker
3 1 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (5.00%) Ansible
2 6 (4.29%) Puppet
3 4 (2.86%) Amdocs OSS
4 3 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.43%) Kibana
5 2 (1.43%) logstash
6 1 (0.71%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.71%) Oozie
6 1 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 16 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.43%) Oracle
3 5 (3.57%) Red Hat
3 5 (3.57%) Splunk
4 4 (2.86%) Amdocs
4 4 (2.86%) Cramer
4 4 (2.86%) Google
4 4 (2.86%) hybris
4 4 (2.86%) SAP
5 3 (2.14%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.43%) Apple
6 2 (1.43%) WooCommerce
7 1 (0.71%) Adobe
7 1 (0.71%) Talend