Period
to 22 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 6 months to 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 121 125 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 26.83% 27.84% 25.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.50% 28.87% 26.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 92 82
Somerset median daily rate £388 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.97% +4.11% +5.80%
10th Percentile £288 £267 £264
90th Percentile £480 £475 £449
South West median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -1.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 21
Somerset median hourly rate £40.00 £52.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.81% +35.48% +9.15%
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year -5.88% +0.59% +19.01%

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 440 433 481
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.56% 96.44% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 275 251
Somerset median daily rate £383 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +7.14% -6.04%
10th Percentile £186 £163 £213
90th Percentile £494 £525 £510
South West median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 37 71
Somerset median hourly rate £39.50 £47.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.84% +22.58% +5.44%
10th Percentile £14.85 £25.95 £12.86
90th Percentile £43.75 £53.75 £46.25
South West median hourly rate £34.25 £37.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year -8.67% +10.29% +58.14%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 66 £375 +3.45% 32
Taunton -6 26 £414 +6.77% 21
Street -3 6 £350 -12.50% 1
Yeovil +5 2 £335 -25.56% 10
Frome - 1 - - 1
Developer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 42 (34.71%) C#
2 41 (33.88%) .NET
2 41 (33.88%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (28.10%) JavaScript
4 31 (25.62%) SQL
5 29 (23.97%) HTML
5 29 (23.97%) SQL Server
6 28 (23.14%) CSS
7 27 (22.31%) MVC
8 26 (21.49%) AngularJS
9 25 (20.66%) Microsoft Azure
10 21 (17.36%) Java
11 20 (16.53%) Scrum
12 19 (15.70%) Test Automation
13 18 (14.88%) ASP.NET
14 16 (13.22%) Team Foundation Server
14 16 (13.22%) Security Cleared
14 16 (13.22%) PowerShell
14 16 (13.22%) HTML5
15 15 (12.40%) Web Development
16 14 (11.57%) Linux
17 12 (9.92%) ASP.NET MVC
17 12 (9.92%) BDD
18 11 (9.09%) PHP
18 11 (9.09%) E-Commerce
18 11 (9.09%) Spring
18 11 (9.09%) Front End Development
19 10 (8.26%) React
19 10 (8.26%) Continuous Delivery
19 10 (8.26%) Business Intelligence

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 4 (3.31%) WordPress
2 3 (2.48%) Apache Pig
2 3 (2.48%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.48%) Umbraco
3 2 (1.65%) Kentico
3 2 (1.65%) Mule
4 1 (0.83%) Apache
4 1 (0.83%) CMS
4 1 (0.83%) Drupal
4 1 (0.83%) EPiServer
4 1 (0.83%) nginx
4 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.83%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.83%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.83%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.83%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.83%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (4.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.65%) Magento
3 1 (0.83%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 25 (20.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.31%) GitHub
3 2 (1.65%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (1.65%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.83%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 1 (0.83%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.31%) SMS
2 1 (0.83%) Firewall
2 1 (0.83%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (23.97%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.96%) Hadoop
3 5 (4.13%) MySQL
3 5 (4.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.31%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.31%) Power BI
5 3 (2.48%) Apache Hive
5 3 (2.48%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (2.48%) Big Data
5 3 (2.48%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.65%) Apache Accumulo
6 2 (1.65%) HBase
6 2 (1.65%) MS Access
7 1 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (13.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (8.26%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.96%) Cucumber
4 5 (4.13%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.31%) Visual Studio
5 4 (3.31%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (2.48%) Selenium
6 3 (2.48%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.65%) Ant
7 2 (1.65%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.65%) Cobertura
7 2 (1.65%) Gradle
7 2 (1.65%) Maven
7 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (1.65%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.83%) Grunt
8 1 (0.83%) PostCSS
8 1 (0.83%) Subversion
General
1 9 (7.44%) Finance
2 4 (3.31%) Law
3 3 (2.48%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.65%) Back Office
4 2 (1.65%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.83%) Electronics
5 1 (0.83%) French Language
5 1 (0.83%) Games
5 1 (0.83%) Marketing
5 1 (0.83%) Publishing
5 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (33.88%) .NET
2 29 (23.97%) HTML
3 28 (23.14%) CSS
4 26 (21.49%) AngularJS
5 18 (14.88%) ASP.NET
6 16 (13.22%) HTML5
7 12 (9.92%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (9.09%) Spring
9 10 (8.26%) React
10 9 (7.44%) .NET Core
11 8 (6.61%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (6.61%) CSS3
11 8 (6.61%) Entity Framework
12 7 (5.79%) .NET Framework
12 7 (5.79%) jQuery
13 6 (4.96%) Angular 2
13 6 (4.96%) REST
14 5 (4.13%) WCF
14 5 (4.13%) Web Services
15 4 (3.31%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.44%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (6.61%) User Experience
3 5 (4.13%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.65%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.65%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.65%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.83%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.83%) SCORM
5 1 (0.83%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.57%) Linux
2 4 (3.31%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (1.65%) CentOS
3 2 (1.65%) Ubuntu
3 2 (1.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (33.88%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (22.31%) MVC
3 20 (16.53%) Scrum
4 19 (15.70%) Test Automation
5 15 (12.40%) Web Development
6 12 (9.92%) BDD
7 11 (9.09%) E-Commerce
7 11 (9.09%) Front End Development
8 10 (8.26%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (8.26%) Continuous Delivery
9 9 (7.44%) OO
9 9 (7.44%) TDD
10 7 (5.79%) Deployment Automation
11 6 (4.96%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (4.96%) Migration
12 5 (4.13%) CRM
12 5 (4.13%) ETL
12 5 (4.13%) OOP
12 5 (4.13%) Pair Programming
12 5 (4.13%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (34.71%) C#
2 34 (28.10%) JavaScript
3 31 (25.62%) SQL
4 21 (17.36%) Java
5 16 (13.22%) PowerShell
6 11 (9.09%) PHP
7 10 (8.26%) T-SQL
8 8 (6.61%) TypeScript
9 7 (5.79%) Java 8
10 4 (3.31%) C
10 4 (3.31%) Embedded C
11 2 (1.65%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.65%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.65%) Python
11 2 (1.65%) VBA
12 1 (0.83%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.83%) C++
12 1 (0.83%) Go
12 1 (0.83%) R
12 1 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (13.22%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.61%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.65%) Degree
4 1 (0.83%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.48%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.65%) GDPR
2 2 (1.65%) QA
3 1 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (5.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (4.96%) Ansible
2 3 (2.48%) Oozie
3 2 (1.65%) Amdocs OSS
3 2 (1.65%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 2 (1.65%) Puppet
4 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (7.44%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.79%) hybris
3 3 (2.48%) Oracle
3 3 (2.48%) Tableau
4 2 (1.65%) Amdocs
4 2 (1.65%) Cramer
4 2 (1.65%) Google
5 1 (0.83%) Adobe
5 1 (0.83%) Perforce
5 1 (0.83%) Sage
5 1 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.83%) SAP
5 1 (0.83%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.83%) UiPath