Period
to 25 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 6 months to 25 May 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.

Java Engineer
South West > Somerset
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 36 39
Rank change year-on-year -7 +3 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 9 21 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.91% 4.86% 3.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 5.06% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 0
Somerset median daily rate £425 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
South West median daily rate £440 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +17.33% -6.25% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 15
Somerset median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.61% -5.14% -6.91%
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £42.38
% change year-on-year +3.61% -2.06% -9.84%

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 461 415 516
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.67% 96.06% 96.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 249 268
Somerset median daily rate £380 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.11% -2.67% -
10th Percentile £201 £205 £250
90th Percentile £530 £525 £538
South West median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 60 80
Somerset median hourly rate £39.00 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.02% +3.75% +28.00%
10th Percentile £15.50 £15.98 £15.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £50.25 £57.00
South West median hourly rate £26.99 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -28.97% +1.33% +85.78%

Java Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

Job postings that featured Java Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Somerset.

Job vacancy trend for Java Engineer in Somerset

Java Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java Engineer in Somerset.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Engineer in Somerset

Java Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Engineer in Somerset over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Engineer in Somerset

Java Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Engineer in Somerset.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Engineer in Somerset

Java Engineer
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 Java Engineer within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 25 May 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
Yeovil +12 4 - -
Taunton 0 4 £460 - 2
Java Engineer
South West

Java Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, Java Engineer 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 Java Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
3 5 (55.56%) C#
3 5 (55.56%) Scrum
4 4 (44.44%) OO
4 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
4 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 4 (44.44%) BDD
5 3 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (33.33%) Hadoop
5 3 (33.33%) Time Management
5 3 (33.33%) C++
5 3 (33.33%) UML
6 2 (22.22%) ISEB
6 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
6 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
6 2 (22.22%) Open Source
6 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
6 2 (22.22%) Java 8
6 2 (22.22%) Continuous Deployment
6 2 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (22.22%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (22.22%) User Stories
7 1 (11.11%) Vagrant
7 1 (11.11%) Oozie
7 1 (11.11%) Ansible

Java Engineer 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 1 (11.11%) Apache Pig
1 1 (11.11%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Hadoop
2 2 (22.22%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (11.11%) Apache Hive
3 1 (11.11%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Eclipse
1 1 (11.11%) NetBeans
1 1 (11.11%) Vagrant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Scrum
2 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
3 4 (44.44%) BDD
3 4 (44.44%) OO
3 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 3 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (33.33%) Time Management
4 3 (33.33%) UML
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Deployment
5 2 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (22.22%) Open Source
5 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 2 (22.22%) User Stories
6 1 (11.11%) DevOps
6 1 (11.11%) OOD
6 1 (11.11%) TDD
6 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (55.56%) C#
3 3 (33.33%) C++
4 2 (22.22%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) ISEB
3 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Ansible
1 1 (11.11%) Oozie
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft