Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £403 per day in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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.

Senior Developer
South West > Somerset
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 46 65
Rank change year-on-year 0 +19 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 8 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.58% 0.66% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 0.68% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 7
Somerset median daily rate £403 £430 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.40% +4.24% +8.55%
10th Percentile £346 £407 £344
90th Percentile £449 £469 £550
South West median daily rate £425 £450 £403
% change year-on-year -5.56% +11.80% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Somerset median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £46.00 -
% change year-on-year -7.61% - -

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 483 438 694
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.64% 95.63% 97.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 225 397
Somerset median daily rate £350 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.45% +11.54%
10th Percentile £150 £169 £255
90th Percentile £500 £488 £488
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 75 82
Somerset median hourly rate £21.50 £26.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.31% -33.76% +96.25%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.25 £11.18
90th Percentile £53.25 £42.50 £55.00
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +37.50%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in Somerset

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in Somerset

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in Somerset over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Developer in Somerset

Senior 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 Senior Developer within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 -5 2 £370 - 3
Taunton - 2 £360 -
Senior Developer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Senior Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Somerset region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) TDD
3 4 (50.00%) Spring
3 4 (50.00%) Maven
3 4 (50.00%) B2C
3 4 (50.00%) Back Office
3 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 4 (50.00%) Ant
3 4 (50.00%) Web Development
3 4 (50.00%) QA
3 4 (50.00%) Selenium
3 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (50.00%) hybris
3 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (50.00%) GitHub
3 4 (50.00%) Bitbucket
3 4 (50.00%) Gradle
3 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (50.00%) User Stories
3 4 (50.00%) DevOps
4 3 (37.50%) API Development
4 3 (37.50%) AngularJS
4 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (37.50%) REST
4 3 (37.50%) TeamCity
4 3 (37.50%) Cobertura

Senior 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 (37.50%) Mule
2 2 (25.00%) Apache
2 2 (25.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) GitHub
2 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Ant
1 4 (50.00%) Bitbucket
1 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (50.00%) Gradle
1 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (50.00%) Maven
1 4 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) Cobertura
2 3 (37.50%) TeamCity
3 2 (25.00%) Grunt
General
1 4 (50.00%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) Spring
2 3 (37.50%) AngularJS
2 3 (37.50%) CSS
2 3 (37.50%) HTML
2 3 (37.50%) REST
2 3 (37.50%) SOAP
3 1 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) MEAN Stack
3 1 (12.50%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) TDD
3 4 (50.00%) B2C
3 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (50.00%) DevOps
3 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (50.00%) User Stories
3 4 (50.00%) Web Development
4 3 (37.50%) API Development
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Deployment
4 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Front End Development
5 2 (25.00%) Information Architecture
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
6 1 (12.50%) Coaching
6 1 (12.50%) Data Security
6 1 (12.50%) Information Security
6 1 (12.50%) MVC
6 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) hybris