The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £313 per day in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
South West / Somerset
Rank 31 24 43
Rank change year-on-year -7 +19  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 6 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 2.83% 4.91% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.93% 4.96% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Median daily rate £313 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £325 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £460 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 £42.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.77% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year - +25.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 205 262 331
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 96.70% 98.87% 96.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 138 206
Median daily rate £350 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.63% +17.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 52 23
Median hourly rate £39.50 £42.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +141.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.78 £17.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £57.00 £45.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset that featured Software Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Somerset

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Somerset

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Somerset over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Developer in Somerset

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Somerset

Software 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 Software Developer within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton -4 3 £313 -30.55% 1
Bath -1 1 £400 +23.07% 6
Yeovil -1 1 - -
Software Developer
South West

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) Scrum
2 7 (77.78%) C#
3 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
4 5 (55.56%) C++
4 5 (55.56%) Java
4 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
5 4 (44.44%) .NET
5 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
5 4 (44.44%) UML
5 4 (44.44%) MVC
5 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (33.33%) User Experience
6 3 (33.33%) OO
6 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 3 (33.33%) WPF
6 3 (33.33%) Time Management
7 2 (22.22%) Web Development
7 2 (22.22%) BDD
8 1 (11.11%) Software Architecture
8 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (11.11%) Requirements Engineering
8 1 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (11.11%) NServiceBus
8 1 (11.11%) Apache Camel
8 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
8 1 (11.11%) SDLC

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (11.11%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
1 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
1 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (33.33%) WPF
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 1 (11.11%) Apache Camel
3 1 (11.11%) GWT
3 1 (11.11%) Spring
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) Scrum
3 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
4 4 (44.44%) MVC
4 4 (44.44%) UML
5 3 (33.33%) OO
5 3 (33.33%) Time Management
6 2 (22.22%) BDD
6 2 (22.22%) Web Development
7 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (11.11%) Kanban
7 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (11.11%) Requirements Engineering
7 1 (11.11%) SDLC
7 1 (11.11%) Software Architecture
7 1 (11.11%) TDD
7 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) C++
2 5 (55.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Google
1 1 (11.11%) Luciad