Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 6 months to 21 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.

Software Developer
South West > Somerset
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 40 67
Rank change year-on-year -4 +27 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 12 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 2.35% 1.94% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.46% 2.02% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 4
Somerset median daily rate £363 £305 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.85% -12.86% -
10th Percentile £302 £258 £325
90th Percentile £423 £370 £384
South West median daily rate £356 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +9.62% -13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Somerset median hourly rate £52.50 £38.50 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -12.50% +25.71%
10th Percentile £51.25 £36.75 £41.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.05 £46.50
South West median hourly rate £41.15 £35.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year +15.92% -7.19% +9.29%

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 488 446 689
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.69% 95.91% 97.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 229 398
Somerset median daily rate £350 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.45% +11.54%
10th Percentile £150 £173 £256
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 76 81
Somerset median hourly rate £21.50 £26.25 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.10% -33.12% +95.96%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.25 £11.17
90th Percentile £53.25 £42.75 £55.00
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -10.71% +40.00%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 21 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 - 6 £363 - 4
Taunton -3 2 £350 +14.75%
Templecombe - 1 - -
Street - 1 £413 -
Software Developer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (75.00%) Software Engineering
3 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
3 7 (58.33%) Java
3 7 (58.33%) Spring
3 7 (58.33%) Scrum
4 5 (41.67%) Acceptance Criteria
4 5 (41.67%) Gradle
4 5 (41.67%) Jenkins
4 5 (41.67%) Build Automation
4 5 (41.67%) Maven
4 5 (41.67%) jQuery
5 4 (33.33%) Groovy
5 4 (33.33%) JSON
5 4 (33.33%) RESTful
5 4 (33.33%) TeamCity
5 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 4 (33.33%) Bash Shell
5 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
5 4 (33.33%) D3.js
5 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
5 4 (33.33%) Python
5 4 (33.33%) Web Services
5 4 (33.33%) Linux
5 4 (33.33%) J2EE
5 4 (33.33%) C#
5 4 (33.33%) AngularJS
5 4 (33.33%) Ansible

Software 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 1 (8.33%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Gradle
1 5 (41.67%) Jenkins
1 5 (41.67%) Maven
2 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 4 (33.33%) TeamCity
3 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (8.33%) Appium
4 1 (8.33%) CircleCI
4 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (8.33%) JIRA
4 1 (8.33%) Selenium
4 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (8.33%) Advertising
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) Spring
2 5 (41.67%) jQuery
3 4 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 4 (33.33%) D3.js
3 4 (33.33%) J2EE
3 4 (33.33%) JSON
3 4 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
3 4 (33.33%) React
3 4 (33.33%) RESTful
3 4 (33.33%) Spring Boot
3 4 (33.33%) Web Services
4 3 (25.00%) .NET
4 3 (25.00%) Apache Camel
4 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (25.00%) JPA
5 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (16.67%) HTML
5 2 (16.67%) Node.js
5 2 (16.67%) REST
6 1 (8.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) Software Engineering
3 7 (58.33%) Scrum
3 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
4 5 (41.67%) Acceptance Criteria
4 5 (41.67%) Build Automation
5 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
5 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (33.33%) Microservices
6 3 (25.00%) MVC
6 3 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (25.00%) SDLC
6 3 (25.00%) UML
6 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Pair Programming
8 1 (8.33%) CRM
8 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
8 1 (8.33%) Quality Management
8 1 (8.33%) SDET
8 1 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (58.33%) Java
3 4 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 4 (33.33%) C#
3 4 (33.33%) Groovy
3 4 (33.33%) Kotlin
3 4 (33.33%) Python
4 2 (16.67%) C++
5 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Ansible
1 4 (33.33%) Kubernetes
1 4 (33.33%) Rancher
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Sencha
2 2 (16.67%) Luciad
3 1 (8.33%) Sitecore