Period
to 27 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 6 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 30 17
Rank change year-on-year -3 -13 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 21 26 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 4.46% 5.99% 8.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.57% 6.24% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 2
Somerset median daily rate £425 £350 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +9.80% +41.67%
10th Percentile £352 £350 £307
90th Percentile £500 £350 £336
South West median daily rate £375 £410 £338
% change year-on-year -8.54% +21.48% -2.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 28
Somerset median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £42.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.61% -2.01% -8.92%
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -4.44% +5.88% +4.94%

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 460 417 506
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.66% 96.08% 96.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 249 256
Somerset median daily rate £380 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.11% -2.67% +1.21%
10th Percentile £201 £205 £250
90th Percentile £531 £525 £538
South West median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 60 81
Somerset median hourly rate £39.00 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.02% +3.75% +28.00%
10th Percentile £15.50 £15.98 £15.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £50.25 £57.00
South West median hourly rate £27.00 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -28.95% +1.33% +85.78%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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
Taunton - 10 £420 - 5
Yeovil +11 6 - - 2
Bath +1 3 £338 - 11
Portishead - 2 £425 -
Software Engineer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 21 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 14 (66.67%) C#
3 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (61.90%) Security Cleared
4 11 (52.38%) .NET
5 10 (47.62%) Scrum
5 10 (47.62%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (42.86%) PowerShell
7 8 (38.10%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
7 8 (38.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (33.33%) Test Automation
8 7 (33.33%) C++
9 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
9 5 (23.81%) Deployment Automation
10 4 (19.05%) Network Virtualisation
10 4 (19.05%) Java
10 4 (19.05%) OO
11 3 (14.29%) BDD
11 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (14.29%) System Testing
11 3 (14.29%) Time Management
11 3 (14.29%) UML
11 3 (14.29%) Eclipse
11 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
11 3 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
12 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Core
12 2 (9.52%) STL
12 2 (9.52%) Windows
12 2 (9.52%) SMS

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:

Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Doxygen
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) SMS
2 1 (4.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (14.29%) Eclipse
2 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (4.76%) NetBeans
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (52.38%) .NET
2 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
3 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Core
3 2 (9.52%) Pthreads
3 2 (9.52%) REST
3 2 (9.52%) RESTful
3 2 (9.52%) STL
3 2 (9.52%) WPF
4 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) CPLD
1 2 (9.52%) CUDA
1 2 (9.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (47.62%) Scrum
4 8 (38.10%) Continuous Delivery
5 7 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 5 (23.81%) Deployment Automation
7 4 (19.05%) Network Virtualisation
7 4 (19.05%) OO
8 3 (14.29%) BDD
8 3 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (14.29%) System Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Time Management
8 3 (14.29%) UML
9 2 (9.52%) Signal Processing
9 2 (9.52%) Web Development
10 1 (4.76%) MVC
10 1 (4.76%) OOD
10 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
10 1 (4.76%) Task Automation
10 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) C#
2 9 (42.86%) PowerShell
3 7 (33.33%) C++
4 4 (19.05%) Java
5 2 (9.52%) Ada
5 2 (9.52%) C
5 2 (9.52%) Embedded C
5 2 (9.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (61.90%) Security Cleared
2 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) MISRA
1 1 (4.76%) MISRA C
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft