Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 127 94 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 25.10% 20.66% 31.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.24% 21.56% 32.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 76 168
Somerset median daily rate £375 £371 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +6.07% +7.69%
10th Percentile £275 £269 £263
90th Percentile £486 £459 £425
South West median daily rate £390 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +11.43% -3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 15
Somerset median hourly rate £52.50 £40.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.25% -6.98% +22.86%
10th Percentile £51.25 £36.75 £34.60
90th Percentile £53.75 £139.00 £51.25
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £33.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year +27.82% -21.76% +6.25%

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 484 436 692
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.65% 95.82% 97.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 223 399
Somerset median daily rate £350 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.45% +11.54%
10th Percentile £150 £167 £256
90th Percentile £500 £488 £488
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 75 81
Somerset median hourly rate £21.50 £26.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.31% -33.76% +95.96%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.25 £11.17
90th Percentile £53.25 £42.50 £55.00
South West median hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +22.00% -9.09% +37.50%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 +2 69 £363 +3.57% 26
Taunton +3 25 £390 +4.00% 4
Street +2 7 £413 +8.55%
Clevedon - 3 £300 - 2
Frome - 3 £325 -
Yeovil +2 1 £275 -
Portishead - 1 - -
Templecombe - 1 - -
Weston-super-Mare - 1 £475 -
Developer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Somerset region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 51 (40.16%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (37.01%) JavaScript
3 40 (31.50%) Java
4 37 (29.13%) HTML
4 37 (29.13%) .NET
5 36 (28.35%) C#
5 36 (28.35%) CSS
6 29 (22.83%) AngularJS
7 27 (21.26%) MVC
7 27 (21.26%) SQL Server
8 24 (18.90%) SQL
9 21 (16.54%) ASP.NET
9 21 (16.54%) Python
9 21 (16.54%) Scrum
9 21 (16.54%) Spring
10 20 (15.75%) jQuery
10 20 (15.75%) Git (software)
11 19 (14.96%) Web Development
12 18 (14.17%) Test Automation
12 18 (14.17%) Software Engineering
13 17 (13.39%) Linux
14 15 (11.81%) React
15 14 (11.02%) TDD
15 14 (11.02%) RESTful
15 14 (11.02%) ASP.NET MVC
15 14 (11.02%) Security Cleared
16 13 (10.24%) Unit Testing
16 13 (10.24%) Jenkins
17 12 (9.45%) Continuous Integration
17 12 (9.45%) HTML5

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 5 (3.94%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (3.15%) Apache Spark
2 4 (3.15%) WordPress
3 3 (2.36%) Apache
3 3 (2.36%) Mule
3 3 (2.36%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.57%) Apache Pig
4 2 (1.57%) CMS
4 2 (1.57%) nginx
4 2 (1.57%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.57%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.57%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.79%) Drupal
5 1 (0.79%) IIS
5 1 (0.79%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.79%) Tornado
Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.79%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.79%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Magento
2 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.79%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.87%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.15%) GitHub
4 3 (2.36%) npm
5 2 (1.57%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.57%) Serverless
6 1 (0.79%) Algolia
6 1 (0.79%) SaaS
6 1 (0.79%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.94%) SMS
2 1 (0.79%) 3G
2 1 (0.79%) 4G
2 1 (0.79%) GSM
2 1 (0.79%) OpenFlow
2 1 (0.79%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (21.26%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (5.51%) Hadoop
4 6 (4.72%) MySQL
4 6 (4.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (3.94%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.94%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.15%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.15%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (3.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (2.36%) Big Data
7 3 (2.36%) Power BI
7 3 (2.36%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.57%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.57%) HBase
8 2 (1.57%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (15.75%) Git (software)
2 13 (10.24%) Jenkins
3 12 (9.45%) Maven
4 11 (8.66%) Gradle
5 7 (5.51%) Selenium
5 7 (5.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (5.51%) TeamCity
6 6 (4.72%) Bitbucket
7 5 (3.94%) Ant
7 5 (3.94%) Cucumber
7 5 (3.94%) NUnit
8 4 (3.15%) Grunt
9 3 (2.36%) Cobertura
10 2 (1.57%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.57%) FxCop
10 2 (1.57%) gulp
10 2 (1.57%) JIRA
10 2 (1.57%) ReSharper
10 2 (1.57%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.79%) Protractor
General
1 7 (5.51%) Marketing
2 5 (3.94%) Finance
3 4 (3.15%) Back Office
4 3 (2.36%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.57%) Advertising
5 2 (1.57%) Electronics
5 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.79%) Banking
6 1 (0.79%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (29.13%) .NET
1 37 (29.13%) HTML
2 36 (28.35%) CSS
3 29 (22.83%) AngularJS
4 21 (16.54%) ASP.NET
4 21 (16.54%) Spring
5 20 (15.75%) jQuery
6 15 (11.81%) React
7 14 (11.02%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (11.02%) RESTful
8 12 (9.45%) HTML5
8 12 (9.45%) Web Services
9 11 (8.66%) Node.js
10 9 (7.09%) J2EE
10 9 (7.09%) JSON
10 9 (7.09%) REST
11 8 (6.30%) D3.js
12 7 (5.51%) CSS3
12 7 (5.51%) Spring Boot
13 6 (4.72%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.87%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (4.72%) Cloud Native
3 4 (3.15%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.36%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.36%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.57%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.57%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.79%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.79%) Social Media
6 1 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.39%) Linux
2 4 (3.15%) CentOS
2 4 (3.15%) Ubuntu
3 1 (0.79%) Mac OS
3 1 (0.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (40.16%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (21.26%) MVC
3 21 (16.54%) Scrum
4 19 (14.96%) Web Development
5 18 (14.17%) Software Engineering
5 18 (14.17%) Test Automation
6 14 (11.02%) TDD
7 13 (10.24%) Unit Testing
8 12 (9.45%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (8.66%) Microservices
10 9 (7.09%) E-Commerce
11 7 (5.51%) Build Automation
11 7 (5.51%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (5.51%) DevOps
12 6 (4.72%) ETL
12 6 (4.72%) Front End Development
12 6 (4.72%) Machine Learning
12 6 (4.72%) OO
12 6 (4.72%) Refactoring
13 5 (3.94%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 47 (37.01%) JavaScript
2 40 (31.50%) Java
3 36 (28.35%) C#
4 24 (18.90%) SQL
5 21 (16.54%) Python
6 9 (7.09%) Bash Shell
7 7 (5.51%) Groovy
7 7 (5.51%) PHP
8 6 (4.72%) TypeScript
9 5 (3.94%) Kotlin
9 5 (3.94%) Scala
10 3 (2.36%) C++
10 3 (2.36%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.57%) C
11 2 (1.57%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.79%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.79%) ES6
12 1 (0.79%) Ruby
12 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (11.02%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.66%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.15%) Degree
4 2 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.72%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.79%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (7.09%) Docker
2 1 (0.79%) KVM
2 1 (0.79%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (5.51%) Ansible
2 6 (4.72%) Rancher
3 5 (3.94%) Kubernetes
4 3 (2.36%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.79%) Kibana
5 1 (0.79%) logstash
5 1 (0.79%) Oozie
5 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.79%) Puppet
5 1 (0.79%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 9 (7.09%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.72%) hybris
3 4 (3.15%) Sencha
4 3 (2.36%) Oracle
4 3 (2.36%) SAP
4 3 (2.36%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.57%) Cloudera
5 2 (1.57%) Luciad
6 1 (0.79%) Adobe
6 1 (0.79%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.79%) Capita
6 1 (0.79%) Google
6 1 (0.79%) Murex
6 1 (0.79%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.79%) Tableau
6 1 (0.79%) VMware
6 1 (0.79%) Zend