Period
to 15 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £398 per day in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 154 130 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 29.90% 28.08% 22.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.50% 29.21% 23.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 96 81
Somerset median daily rate £398 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.63% +9.59% +4.29%
10th Percentile £288 £310 £275
90th Percentile £488 £481 £463
South West median daily rate £413 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +6.45% +10.71% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 10
Somerset median hourly rate £40.00 £52.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.81% +31.25% -6.43%
10th Percentile £37.47 £51.25 £36.33
90th Percentile £43.60 £53.75 £69.00
South West median hourly rate £41.85 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.54% +6.25% -2.72%

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 505 445 448
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.06% 96.11% 93.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 297 226
Somerset median daily rate £398 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14% -2.78%
10th Percentile £206 £156 £184
90th Percentile £530 £511 £488
South West median daily rate £420 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +12.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 20 69
Somerset median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +19.70% -15.92%
10th Percentile £16.56 £11.27 £11.85
90th Percentile £44.58 £53.75 £42.50
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £34.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year +15.11% +26.36% +8.91%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 84 £380 +4.11% 52
Taunton -1 25 £406 +1.56% 6
Yeovil +7 12 £350 +27.27% 8
Street -2 9 £433 +6.46%
Weston-super-Mare -1 2 £310 -34.74% 3
Frome - 1 - - 1
Developer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 61 (39.61%) SQL
2 50 (32.47%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (30.52%) C#
4 45 (29.22%) JavaScript
5 39 (25.32%) .NET
6 34 (22.08%) Java
7 32 (20.78%) HTML
8 30 (19.48%) SQL Server
8 30 (19.48%) AngularJS
9 29 (18.83%) CSS
10 28 (18.18%) MVC
11 25 (16.23%) Microsoft Azure
12 24 (15.58%) Scrum
12 24 (15.58%) PHP
13 23 (14.94%) Git (software)
14 22 (14.29%) Linux
15 20 (12.99%) Microsoft
16 19 (12.34%) OO
17 17 (11.04%) Spring
18 16 (10.39%) ASP.NET
18 16 (10.39%) React
19 15 (9.74%) Business Intelligence
19 15 (9.74%) Security Cleared
20 14 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
20 14 (9.09%) Test Automation
20 14 (9.09%) HTML5
20 14 (9.09%) BDD
20 14 (9.09%) E-Commerce
20 14 (9.09%) MySQL
21 13 (8.44%) Web Development

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 (5.84%) Umbraco
1 9 (5.84%) WordPress
2 4 (2.60%) CMS
2 4 (2.60%) Mule
3 3 (1.95%) Apache Pig
3 3 (1.95%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.95%) JBoss
3 3 (1.95%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.30%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.30%) Drupal
4 2 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.30%) IIS
5 1 (0.65%) Apache
5 1 (0.65%) Kentico
Applications
1 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.65%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.65%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.65%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (3.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.25%) Magento
3 1 (0.65%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 25 (16.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.60%) GitHub
3 3 (1.95%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.30%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.30%) Google Play
4 2 (1.30%) IaaS
4 2 (1.30%) PaaS
5 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.65%) Firebase
5 1 (0.65%) Office 365
5 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.90%) Firewall
2 5 (3.25%) Kerberos
2 5 (3.25%) Network Security
2 5 (3.25%) OpenLDAP
3 3 (1.95%) SMS
4 1 (0.65%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.65%) HTTP
4 1 (0.65%) Skype
4 1 (0.65%) VPN
4 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (19.48%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.09%) MySQL
3 11 (7.14%) NoSQL
4 10 (6.49%) Hadoop
5 9 (5.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (5.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (5.19%) Power BI
7 7 (4.55%) Relational Database
8 6 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (3.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (3.25%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (3.25%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (2.60%) RDBMS
10 4 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (1.95%) Apache Hive
11 3 (1.95%) Big Data
11 3 (1.95%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (1.95%) MongoDB
12 2 (1.30%) Apache Accumulo
12 2 (1.30%) HBase
Development Applications
1 23 (14.94%) Git (software)
2 14 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (5.19%) Jenkins
4 7 (4.55%) Visual Studio
5 6 (3.90%) Cucumber
6 5 (3.25%) Eclipse
7 4 (2.60%) Maven
7 4 (2.60%) Selenium
8 3 (1.95%) PostCSS
8 3 (1.95%) Vagrant
8 3 (1.95%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (1.30%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.30%) Cobertura
9 2 (1.30%) Gradle
9 2 (1.30%) Mercurial
9 2 (1.30%) NeoLoad
9 2 (1.30%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (1.30%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (1.30%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (7.14%) Finance
2 10 (6.49%) Law
3 9 (5.84%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.95%) Electronics
4 3 (1.95%) Marketing
4 3 (1.95%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.30%) Back Office
6 1 (0.65%) Games
6 1 (0.65%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.65%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (25.32%) .NET
2 32 (20.78%) HTML
3 30 (19.48%) AngularJS
4 29 (18.83%) CSS
5 17 (11.04%) Spring
6 16 (10.39%) ASP.NET
6 16 (10.39%) React
7 14 (9.09%) HTML5
8 10 (6.49%) CSS3
9 9 (5.84%) REST
10 8 (5.19%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (5.19%) Laravel
10 8 (5.19%) WCF
11 7 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (4.55%) jQuery
11 7 (4.55%) RxJS
11 7 (4.55%) Spring Boot
11 7 (4.55%) Web Services
11 7 (4.55%) XML
12 6 (3.90%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.84%) User Experience
2 8 (5.19%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (1.95%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.30%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.30%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.30%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.65%) NHS
5 1 (0.65%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.65%) Replication
5 1 (0.65%) SCORM
5 1 (0.65%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.65%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.29%) Linux
2 5 (3.25%) Android
2 5 (3.25%) CentOS
2 5 (3.25%) Unix
3 4 (2.60%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (1.30%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.30%) Windows
5 1 (0.65%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (32.47%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (18.18%) MVC
3 24 (15.58%) Scrum
4 19 (12.34%) OO
5 15 (9.74%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (9.09%) BDD
6 14 (9.09%) E-Commerce
6 14 (9.09%) Test Automation
7 13 (8.44%) Web Development
8 11 (7.14%) TDD
9 10 (6.49%) OO PHP
10 9 (5.84%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (5.84%) Front End Development
11 8 (5.19%) Migration
11 8 (5.19%) Software Engineering
12 7 (4.55%) ERP
12 7 (4.55%) ETL
12 7 (4.55%) Unit Testing
13 6 (3.90%) CRM
13 6 (3.90%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 61 (39.61%) SQL
2 47 (30.52%) C#
3 45 (29.22%) JavaScript
4 34 (22.08%) Java
5 24 (15.58%) PHP
6 12 (7.79%) PowerShell
7 11 (7.14%) Java 8
7 11 (7.14%) T-SQL
8 6 (3.90%) C
8 6 (3.90%) PL/SQL
9 5 (3.25%) TypeScript
10 4 (2.60%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 4 (2.60%) Embedded C
11 3 (1.95%) C++
11 3 (1.95%) ES6
11 3 (1.95%) Go
11 3 (1.95%) Python
11 3 (1.95%) Scala
11 3 (1.95%) VB
12 2 (1.30%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (9.74%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.84%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.60%) Degree
4 1 (0.65%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.60%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.95%) QA
3 2 (1.30%) GDPR
4 1 (0.65%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (6.49%) Docker
2 8 (5.19%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (7.14%) Ansible
2 5 (3.25%) Puppet
3 4 (2.60%) Amdocs OSS
4 3 (1.95%) Oozie
4 3 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.30%) Kibana
5 2 (1.30%) logstash
6 1 (0.65%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 20 (12.99%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.49%) Oracle
3 6 (3.90%) Google
4 5 (3.25%) hybris
4 5 (3.25%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.60%) Amdocs
5 4 (2.60%) Cramer
6 3 (1.95%) SAP
6 3 (1.95%) Tableau
6 3 (1.95%) Xamarin
7 2 (1.30%) Apigee
7 2 (1.30%) Apple
7 2 (1.30%) WooCommerce
8 1 (0.65%) Adobe
8 1 (0.65%) Perforce
8 1 (0.65%) UiPath