Period
to 26 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 6 months to 26 September 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.

Software Engineer
South West > Somerset
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 37 25
Rank change year-on-year +10 -12 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 29 17 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 5.70% 3.66% 5.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.82% 3.85% 5.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 8
Somerset median daily rate £450 £369 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.03% -0.34% -1.33%
10th Percentile £290 £303 £337
90th Percentile £516 £420 £388
South West median daily rate £313 £375 £370
% change year-on-year -16.67% +1.35% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 11
Somerset median hourly rate £43.00 £52.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.10% +31.25% -6.43%
10th Percentile £40.00 £51.25 £36.75
90th Percentile £44.95 £53.75 £42.45
South West median hourly rate £43.25 £45.00 £42.45
% change year-on-year -3.89% +6.01% +1.07%

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 498 442 434
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.84% 95.26% 93.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 289 217
Somerset median daily rate £398 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £208 £160 £181
90th Percentile £530 £514 £488
South West median daily rate £413 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +8.55% +1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 26 65
Somerset median hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +43.94% -10.81%
10th Percentile £16.29 £11.71 £11.55
90th Percentile £45.43 £53.75 £42.45
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% +27.27% +22.22%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Somerset over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineer in Somerset

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 26 September 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 - 15 - - 1
Bath +4 8 £313 -18.03% 2
Taunton +5 6 £481 +59.09% 9
Software Engineer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, Software 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 29 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 16 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (55.17%) C++
2 16 (55.17%) Java
3 13 (44.83%) C#
3 13 (44.83%) OO
4 12 (41.38%) Scrum
5 10 (34.48%) UML
5 10 (34.48%) Security Cleared
6 9 (31.03%) Time Management
7 8 (27.59%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
9 5 (17.24%) C
9 5 (17.24%) Embedded C
9 5 (17.24%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (13.79%) SDLC
10 4 (13.79%) User Experience
10 4 (13.79%) .NET
10 4 (13.79%) Unit Testing
10 4 (13.79%) REST
10 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
10 4 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
10 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
11 3 (10.34%) Eclipse
11 3 (10.34%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (10.34%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (6.90%) Tactical Data Link
12 2 (6.90%) Network Virtualisation
12 2 (6.90%) Deployment Automation

Software 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 (3.45%) Apache
1 1 (3.45%) Apache Pig
1 1 (3.45%) Apache Spark
1 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Big Data
1 2 (6.90%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.45%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (10.34%) Eclipse
2 3 (10.34%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (6.90%) Cucumber
3 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (3.45%) Eclipse RCP
4 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.45%) NetBeans
4 1 (3.45%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (6.90%) Aerospace
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
1 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.45%) Law
2 1 (3.45%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) .NET
1 4 (13.79%) REST
2 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET Core
2 2 (6.90%) RESTful
2 2 (6.90%) Spring
2 2 (6.90%) WPF
3 1 (3.45%) Angular 2
3 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.45%) CSS
3 1 (3.45%) HTML
3 1 (3.45%) JSP
3 1 (3.45%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) User Experience
2 3 (10.34%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Android
2 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.45%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Unix
2 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 16 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (44.83%) OO
4 12 (41.38%) Scrum
5 10 (34.48%) UML
6 9 (31.03%) Time Management
7 8 (27.59%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (17.24%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (13.79%) SDLC
9 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
9 4 (13.79%) Unit Testing
10 2 (6.90%) BDD
10 2 (6.90%) Deployment Automation
10 2 (6.90%) Network Virtualisation
10 2 (6.90%) OOD
10 2 (6.90%) Programme Management
10 2 (6.90%) System Testing
10 2 (6.90%) TDD
11 1 (3.45%) Pair Programming
11 1 (3.45%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (55.17%) C++
1 16 (55.17%) Java
2 13 (44.83%) C#
3 5 (17.24%) C
3 5 (17.24%) Embedded C
4 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.90%) Ada
5 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.45%) Embedded C++
6 1 (3.45%) Java 8
6 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) Security Cleared
2 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) Degree
4 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) MISRA
1 2 (6.90%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Ansible
1 1 (3.45%) Oozie
Vendors
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft