Period
to 24 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £445 per day in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 6 months to 24 April 2019.

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
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 95 108 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 25.47% 23.23% 27.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.10% 23.89% 28.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 80 91
Somerset median daily rate £445 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.25% +10.34% -3.33%
10th Percentile £312 £305 £258
90th Percentile £572 £489 £450
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 16
Somerset median hourly rate £43.25 £40.00 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.13% -5.33% -
10th Percentile £41.50 £40.00 £37.63
90th Percentile £46.00 £40.00 £53.75
South West median hourly rate £47.50 £43.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year +10.47% +6.17% -5.81%

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 364 452 429
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.59% 97.20% 95.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 261 245
Somerset median daily rate £425 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +4.17% -7.69%
10th Percentile £250 £170 £185
90th Percentile £575 £525 £508
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 39 73
Somerset median hourly rate £42.00 £23.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.72% -42.68% -0.82%
10th Percentile £14.50 £13.10 £13.04
90th Percentile £46.00 £43.75 £50.00
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £24.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +56.25% -34.25% -2.67%

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 24 April 2019.

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 24 April 2019. 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 61 £400 +4.92% 43
Street -2 10 £572 +27.11%
Yeovil +4 6 - -
Wells - 1 £440 -
Glastonbury - 1 £413 -
Developer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2019, 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 43 (45.26%) JavaScript
2 41 (43.16%) HTML
2 41 (43.16%) CSS
3 38 (40.00%) C#
4 30 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (28.42%) Microsoft Azure
6 23 (24.21%) Java
7 22 (23.16%) .NET
7 22 (23.16%) AngularJS
8 19 (20.00%) SQL
9 17 (17.89%) Web Services
9 17 (17.89%) MVC
10 16 (16.84%) SQL Server
11 15 (15.79%) jQuery
11 15 (15.79%) Node.js
12 14 (14.74%) RESTful
12 14 (14.74%) Spring
12 14 (14.74%) ASP.NET
12 14 (14.74%) Scrum
12 14 (14.74%) Microsoft
13 13 (13.68%) REST
14 12 (12.63%) Azure Active Directory
14 12 (12.63%) DevOps
14 12 (12.63%) Vue.js
14 12 (12.63%) Git (software)
14 12 (12.63%) Active Directory
14 12 (12.63%) OO
14 12 (12.63%) CRM
14 12 (12.63%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (11.58%) Dynamics CRM

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 3 (3.16%) CMS
2 2 (2.11%) Drupal
2 2 (2.11%) Mule
2 2 (2.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.11%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.05%) IIS
3 1 (1.05%) Kentico
3 1 (1.05%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 11 (11.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.11%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.05%) Fredhopper
3 1 (1.05%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.05%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 27 (28.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (12.63%) Azure Active Directory
3 10 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (6.32%) Serverless
5 3 (3.16%) GitHub
6 2 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.11%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.11%) Google Analytics
6 2 (2.11%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (2.11%) SaaS
6 2 (2.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (1.05%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (1.05%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (1.05%) MailChimp
7 1 (1.05%) PaaS
7 1 (1.05%) Quay.io
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.05%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.84%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.37%) NoSQL
3 6 (6.32%) Data Lake
4 5 (5.26%) MySQL
5 3 (3.16%) BigQuery
5 3 (3.16%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.16%) QlikView
5 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.11%) Power BI
6 2 (2.11%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.05%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (1.05%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.05%) Big Data
7 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.05%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (12.63%) Git (software)
2 11 (11.58%) Visual Studio Team System
3 8 (8.42%) Jenkins
4 7 (7.37%) Eclipse
5 6 (6.32%) Eclipse RCP
6 4 (4.21%) Maven
7 3 (3.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (3.16%) Jasmine
7 3 (3.16%) Mocha
7 3 (3.16%) Selenium
8 2 (2.11%) Ant
8 2 (2.11%) Bitbucket
8 2 (2.11%) Cobertura
8 2 (2.11%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.11%) Gradle
8 2 (2.11%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.05%) JIRA
9 1 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (8.42%) Back Office
2 7 (7.37%) Finance
3 4 (4.21%) Retail
4 2 (2.11%) Law
4 2 (2.11%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.05%) Electronics
5 1 (1.05%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (43.16%) CSS
1 41 (43.16%) HTML
2 22 (23.16%) .NET
2 22 (23.16%) AngularJS
3 17 (17.89%) Web Services
4 15 (15.79%) jQuery
4 15 (15.79%) Node.js
5 14 (14.74%) ASP.NET
5 14 (14.74%) RESTful
5 14 (14.74%) Spring
6 13 (13.68%) REST
7 12 (12.63%) Vue.js
8 11 (11.58%) React
9 10 (10.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 9 (9.47%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (8.42%) .NET Core
12 6 (6.32%) Express
12 6 (6.32%) HTML5
13 5 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 5 (5.26%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.16%) Fintech
3 2 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.05%) Clustering
4 1 (1.05%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.05%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.05%) NHS
4 1 (1.05%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.37%) Linux
1 7 (7.37%) Windows
2 2 (2.11%) Android
2 2 (2.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (17.89%) MVC
3 14 (14.74%) Scrum
4 12 (12.63%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (12.63%) CRM
4 12 (12.63%) DevOps
4 12 (12.63%) OO
5 11 (11.58%) E-Commerce
6 10 (10.53%) B2C
7 9 (9.47%) Test Automation
8 8 (8.42%) BDD
8 8 (8.42%) Mentoring
8 8 (8.42%) SDLC
8 8 (8.42%) UML
8 8 (8.42%) User Stories
9 7 (7.37%) Coaching
9 7 (7.37%) Software Engineering
9 7 (7.37%) TDD
10 6 (6.32%) Unit Testing
10 6 (6.32%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 43 (45.26%) JavaScript
2 38 (40.00%) C#
3 23 (24.21%) Java
4 19 (20.00%) SQL
5 8 (8.42%) PHP
6 7 (7.37%) C++
7 5 (5.26%) Java 8
8 4 (4.21%) PL/SQL
8 4 (4.21%) Python
8 4 (4.21%) TypeScript
9 3 (3.16%) Go
10 1 (1.05%) C
10 1 (1.05%) Delphi
10 1 (1.05%) Rust
10 1 (1.05%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (8.42%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.32%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.16%) Degree
4 1 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.05%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (12.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 14 (14.74%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.53%) hybris
3 5 (5.26%) Splunk
4 3 (3.16%) Oracle
5 2 (2.11%) Google
6 1 (1.05%) Adobe
6 1 (1.05%) SAP