Period
to 23 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 6 months to 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 105 121 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 22.88% 26.83% 32.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.54% 28.07% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 89 121
Somerset median daily rate £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +14.68%
10th Percentile £304 £258 £263
90th Percentile £490 £450 £475
South West median daily rate £400 £376 £375
% change year-on-year +6.38% +0.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 16 27
Somerset median hourly rate - £42.25 £42.25
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% -6.98% +21.13%

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 446 431 567
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.17% 95.57% 98.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 244 321
Somerset median daily rate £375 £359 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.53% -8.01% +11.43%
10th Percentile £170 £185 £260
90th Percentile £525 £509 £525
South West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 75 76
Somerset median hourly rate £23.50 £41.00 £41.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.68% -0.82% +92.27%
10th Percentile £13.10 £13.00 £15.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £50.00 £57.00
South West median hourly rate £23.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -32.86% -6.67% +78.57%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 49 £375 +7.14% 40
Taunton +1 29 £390 +7.59% 8
Street -1 6 £450 +12.50% 2
Yeovil +3 1 £335 -4.29% 7
Frome - 1 £325 - 2
Developer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (34.29%) JavaScript
3 34 (32.38%) .NET
4 28 (26.67%) C#
4 28 (26.67%) HTML
4 28 (26.67%) CSS
5 26 (24.76%) AngularJS
6 24 (22.86%) SQL Server
6 24 (22.86%) MVC
7 22 (20.95%) Java
8 21 (20.00%) Scrum
9 20 (19.05%) Git (software)
10 19 (18.10%) Test Automation
10 19 (18.10%) Linux
11 18 (17.14%) Hadoop
12 17 (16.19%) ASP.NET
12 17 (16.19%) Web Development
13 16 (15.24%) Security Cleared
14 15 (14.29%) CentOS
14 15 (14.29%) HTML5
14 15 (14.29%) TypeScript
14 15 (14.29%) SQL
15 14 (13.33%) Web Services
16 13 (12.38%) TDD
16 13 (12.38%) SC Cleared
16 13 (12.38%) Microsoft Azure
17 12 (11.43%) ASP.NET MVC
18 11 (10.48%) Refactoring
18 11 (10.48%) Unit Testing
18 11 (10.48%) Python

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 8 (7.62%) Apache Pig
2 3 (2.86%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.90%) Mule
3 2 (1.90%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.90%) Umbraco
3 2 (1.90%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.95%) Apache
4 1 (0.95%) CMS
4 1 (0.95%) Drupal
4 1 (0.95%) EPiServer
4 1 (0.95%) Kentico
4 1 (0.95%) Mule ESB
4 1 (0.95%) nginx
4 1 (0.95%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.95%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.95%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Magento
2 1 (0.95%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.86%) GitHub
4 1 (0.95%) npm
4 1 (0.95%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 1 (0.95%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.57%) Firewall
1 9 (8.57%) Network Security
2 8 (7.62%) Kerberos
3 4 (3.81%) SMS
4 1 (0.95%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 18 (17.14%) Hadoop
3 10 (9.52%) Big Data
4 8 (7.62%) Apache Hive
4 8 (7.62%) HBase
5 5 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (3.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.86%) MySQL
7 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.90%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.90%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.95%) QGIS
9 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (19.05%) Git (software)
2 8 (7.62%) Jenkins
2 8 (7.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (6.67%) webpack
4 6 (5.71%) Maven
5 4 (3.81%) Bitbucket
5 4 (3.81%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (3.81%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.86%) Ant
6 3 (2.86%) Selenium
6 3 (2.86%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.90%) Cobertura
7 2 (1.90%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.90%) Firebug
7 2 (1.90%) Gradle
7 2 (1.90%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.90%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.95%) ER Studio
8 1 (0.95%) Grunt
8 1 (0.95%) Subversion
General
1 7 (6.67%) Finance
2 2 (1.90%) Back Office
2 2 (1.90%) Electronics
2 2 (1.90%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.90%) Marketing
2 2 (1.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.95%) French Language
3 1 (0.95%) Multimedia
3 1 (0.95%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (32.38%) .NET
2 28 (26.67%) CSS
2 28 (26.67%) HTML
3 26 (24.76%) AngularJS
4 17 (16.19%) ASP.NET
5 15 (14.29%) HTML5
6 14 (13.33%) Web Services
7 12 (11.43%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (9.52%) jQuery
9 9 (8.57%) .NET Core
9 9 (8.57%) .NET Framework
9 9 (8.57%) Entity Framework
10 8 (7.62%) LDAP
10 8 (7.62%) Node.js
10 8 (7.62%) React
11 7 (6.67%) Spring
11 7 (6.67%) WCF
12 6 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (5.71%) Pandas
12 6 (5.71%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.52%) Client/Server
2 8 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.81%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.86%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.86%) User Experience
5 2 (1.90%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.90%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (18.10%) Linux
2 15 (14.29%) CentOS
3 9 (8.57%) Unix
4 7 (6.67%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.90%) Windows
6 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (22.86%) MVC
3 21 (20.00%) Scrum
4 19 (18.10%) Test Automation
5 17 (16.19%) Web Development
6 13 (12.38%) TDD
7 11 (10.48%) Refactoring
7 11 (10.48%) Unit Testing
8 9 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (7.62%) Concurrent Programming
9 8 (7.62%) Data Privacy
9 8 (7.62%) Front End Development
9 8 (7.62%) Information Architecture
9 8 (7.62%) Multithreading
9 8 (7.62%) OOA/OOD
10 7 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (6.67%) Data Science
11 6 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (5.71%) Image Processing
11 6 (5.71%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 36 (34.29%) JavaScript
2 28 (26.67%) C#
3 22 (20.95%) Java
4 15 (14.29%) SQL
4 15 (14.29%) TypeScript
5 11 (10.48%) Python
6 7 (6.67%) Bash Shell
6 7 (6.67%) PowerShell
7 6 (5.71%) T-SQL
8 5 (4.76%) PHP
9 3 (2.86%) Scala
10 2 (1.90%) Java 8
10 2 (1.90%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.95%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.95%) ES6
11 1 (0.95%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (15.24%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.38%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.90%) Degree
4 1 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.90%) GDPR
1 2 (1.90%) QA
2 1 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (9.52%) Docker
2 2 (1.90%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.95%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (8.57%) Ansible
2 2 (1.90%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 8 (7.62%) Red Hat
2 5 (4.76%) hybris
2 5 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.90%) Oracle
3 2 (1.90%) SAP
4 1 (0.95%) Capita
4 1 (0.95%) Google
4 1 (0.95%) Perforce
4 1 (0.95%) Sage
4 1 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.95%) Sitecore