The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was - 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 Engineer
South West / Somerset
Rank 24 12 31
Rank change year-on-year -12 +19  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 13 28 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 6.13% 10.57% 4.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.34% 10.69% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £319 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.90%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +6.66% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 5
Median hourly rate £41.50 £42.50 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.35% -8.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £37.20 £35.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year +1.17% +9.67%  

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 Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Somerset

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Somerset

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Somerset

Software 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 Software Engineer 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
Yeovil -1 8 - -
Bath - 2 - - 4
Software Engineer
South West

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

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

1 30 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 25 (83.33%) C++
3 20 (66.67%) UML
3 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (60.00%) Scrum
4 18 (60.00%) Java
4 18 (60.00%) C#
4 18 (60.00%) Security Cleared
5 17 (56.67%) SC Cleared
6 16 (53.33%) Time Management
7 15 (50.00%) OO
8 6 (20.00%) Eclipse
8 6 (20.00%) SQL
8 6 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
8 6 (20.00%) RIA
9 5 (16.67%) Change Control
9 5 (16.67%) User Experience
10 4 (13.33%) Embedded C++
10 4 (13.33%) CSS
10 4 (13.33%) JSP
10 4 (13.33%) HTML
10 4 (13.33%) Apache
11 3 (10.00%) Web Development
11 3 (10.00%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (10.00%) Requirements Management
11 3 (10.00%) Lua
11 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
11 3 (10.00%) Tomcat
11 3 (10.00%) Linux
11 3 (10.00%) Ada

Software Engineer 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 4 (13.33%) Apache
2 3 (10.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.33%) PerformancePoint
2 1 (3.33%) PowerPivot
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Eclipse
1 6 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.67%) JIRA
4 1 (3.33%) Ant
4 1 (3.33%) Apache Buildr
4 1 (3.33%) jMock
4 1 (3.33%) JUnit
4 1 (3.33%) Maven
4 1 (3.33%) Mercurial
4 1 (3.33%) Selenium
4 1 (3.33%) Subversion
4 1 (3.33%) WATIR
4 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.33%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 3 (10.00%) Aerospace
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
1 3 (10.00%) Manufacturing
1 3 (10.00%) Military
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) CSS
1 4 (13.33%) HTML
1 4 (13.33%) JSP
2 2 (6.67%) Spring
2 2 (6.67%) Web Services
2 2 (6.67%) XML
3 1 (3.33%) .NET
3 1 (3.33%) Ajax
3 1 (3.33%) Apache Camel
3 1 (3.33%) EJB
3 1 (3.33%) GWT
3 1 (3.33%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.33%) JSF
3 1 (3.33%) RESTful
3 1 (3.33%) SOAP
3 1 (3.33%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) RIA
2 5 (16.67%) User Experience
3 1 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Embedded Linux
1 3 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) OpenWrt
2 1 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (66.67%) UML
3 18 (60.00%) Scrum
4 16 (53.33%) Time Management
5 15 (50.00%) OO
6 5 (16.67%) Change Control
7 3 (10.00%) Programme Management
7 3 (10.00%) Requirements Management
7 3 (10.00%) Web Development
8 2 (6.67%) SDLC
8 2 (6.67%) Secure Coding
9 1 (3.33%) API Development
9 1 (3.33%) ATDD
9 1 (3.33%) Dependency Management
9 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
9 1 (3.33%) Mobile Development
9 1 (3.33%) Requirements Analysis
9 1 (3.33%) TDD
9 1 (3.33%) XML Parsing
Programming Languages
1 25 (83.33%) C++
2 18 (60.00%) C#
2 18 (60.00%) Java
3 6 (20.00%) SQL
4 4 (13.33%) Embedded C++
5 3 (10.00%) Ada
5 3 (10.00%) Lua
6 1 (3.33%) C
6 1 (3.33%) Delphi
6 1 (3.33%) Embedded C
6 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (56.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) BusyBox
Vendors
1 1 (3.33%) ATG
1 1 (3.33%) BEA
1 1 (3.33%) Google
1 1 (3.33%) Luciad
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle