The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Engineering
South West / Somerset
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 12 17
Rank change year-on-year -16 +5  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 12 23 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 5.71% 9.35% 9.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.27% 12.23% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 10
Median daily rate £424 £375 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.00% +13.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £308 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £408 £353
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 20
Median hourly rate £52.50 £40.50 £51.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.62% -20.58%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.75 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.91% +5.62%  

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 165 188 272
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 78.57% 76.42% 77.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 96 158
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £275 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 29
Median hourly rate £50.00 £38.75 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% +1.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £21.83 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.45 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Somerset

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Somerset

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Somerset

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 23 June 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 £424 - 2
Bath -1 1 £415 +10.66% 5
Yeovil -10 1 £475 -
Templecombe - 1 - -
Software Engineering
South West

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Somerset region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 34 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (75.00%) Java
3 27 (67.50%) Scrum
4 21 (52.50%) C++
5 20 (50.00%) UML
5 20 (50.00%) Security Cleared
6 19 (47.50%) SC Cleared
7 15 (37.50%) C#
8 13 (32.50%) Time Management
8 13 (32.50%) OO
9 11 (27.50%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (22.50%) Test Automation
10 9 (22.50%) Hadoop
11 8 (20.00%) TDD
11 8 (20.00%) Eclipse
11 8 (20.00%) User Experience
12 7 (17.50%) Apache Camel
12 7 (17.50%) Linux
12 7 (17.50%) Rational DOORS
13 6 (15.00%) Open Source
13 6 (15.00%) Git (software)
13 6 (15.00%) Apache Hive
13 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 6 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
13 6 (15.00%) JPA
13 6 (15.00%) Spring
13 6 (15.00%) Unit Testing
13 6 (15.00%) Oozie
13 6 (15.00%) Big Data
13 6 (15.00%) Cloudera

Software Engineering
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 6 (15.00%) Apache Spark
2 4 (10.00%) Apache
2 4 (10.00%) Apache Pig
3 2 (5.00%) NServiceBus
3 2 (5.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.50%) CMS
4 1 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (22.50%) Hadoop
2 6 (15.00%) Apache Hive
2 6 (15.00%) Big Data
3 4 (10.00%) Apache Accumulo
3 4 (10.00%) HBase
4 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
5 2 (5.00%) NoSQL
5 2 (5.00%) QGIS
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Eclipse
2 7 (17.50%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (15.00%) Git (software)
4 5 (12.50%) JIRA
5 4 (10.00%) Vagrant
6 2 (5.00%) Selenium
6 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (5.00%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.50%) Ant
7 1 (2.50%) Apache Buildr
7 1 (2.50%) jMock
7 1 (2.50%) JUnit
7 1 (2.50%) Maven
7 1 (2.50%) Mercurial
7 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (2.50%) Subversion
7 1 (2.50%) WATIR
7 1 (2.50%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 5 (12.50%) Aerospace
2 3 (7.50%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.00%) Military
4 1 (2.50%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 19 (47.50%) Developer
3 16 (40.00%) Java Developer
4 15 (37.50%) Java Engineer
5 13 (32.50%) Java Software Engineer
6 7 (17.50%) Software Developer
7 6 (15.00%) C++ Software Engineer
7 6 (15.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 6 (15.00%) Java Software Developer
8 4 (10.00%) C# Developer
8 4 (10.00%) C++ Developer
8 4 (10.00%) C++/Java Developer
8 4 (10.00%) Hadoop Developer
8 4 (10.00%) Java Hadoop Developer
9 3 (7.50%) Applications Developer
9 3 (7.50%) C# Application Developer
9 3 (7.50%) C# Software Engineer
9 3 (7.50%) C++ Applications Developer
9 3 (7.50%) C++/C# Developer
9 3 (7.50%) Java Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) Apache Camel
2 6 (15.00%) JPA
2 6 (15.00%) Spring
3 4 (10.00%) CSS
4 3 (7.50%) HTML
4 3 (7.50%) JSP
5 2 (5.00%) .NET
5 2 (5.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (5.00%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (5.00%) Hibernate
5 2 (5.00%) PostGIS
5 2 (5.00%) RESTful
5 2 (5.00%) Web Services
5 2 (5.00%) WPF
5 2 (5.00%) XML
6 1 (2.50%) Ajax
6 1 (2.50%) Backbone.js
6 1 (2.50%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) User Experience
2 3 (7.50%) RIA
3 2 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) Linux
2 1 (2.50%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (2.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (67.50%) Scrum
3 20 (50.00%) UML
4 13 (32.50%) OO
4 13 (32.50%) Time Management
5 11 (27.50%) Continuous Delivery
6 9 (22.50%) Test Automation
7 8 (20.00%) TDD
8 6 (15.00%) Open Source
8 6 (15.00%) Unit Testing
9 5 (12.50%) Analytics
9 5 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
9 5 (12.50%) SDLC
10 4 (10.00%) Data Analytics
10 4 (10.00%) Machine Learning
10 4 (10.00%) Web Development
11 3 (7.50%) Microservices
11 3 (7.50%) MVC
11 3 (7.50%) Pair Programming
11 3 (7.50%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (75.00%) Java
2 21 (52.50%) C++
3 15 (37.50%) C#
4 5 (12.50%) Ada
5 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (10.00%) SQL
6 1 (2.50%) C
6 1 (2.50%) Delphi
6 1 (2.50%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.50%) Embedded C++
6 1 (2.50%) Lua
6 1 (2.50%) Python
6 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (47.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) QA
System Software
1 5 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) Oozie
2 4 (10.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Cloudera
2 5 (12.50%) Luciad
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle
3 2 (5.00%) Sencha
4 1 (2.50%) ATG
4 1 (2.50%) BEA
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft