Period
to 13 December 2019

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 6 months to 13 December 2019 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
6 months to
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 34 20 25
Rank change year-on-year -14 +5 -11
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 26 39 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 5.26% 7.80% 5.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.40% 8.97% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 17
Somerset median daily rate £608 £388 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +56.77% +5.44% +2.44%
10th Percentile £411 £310 £312
90th Percentile £695 £438 £420
South West median daily rate £475 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +8.57% +9.38% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 6
Somerset median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% -1.15% +4.82%
10th Percentile £21.43 £39.40 £38.88
90th Percentile £49.88 £45.95 £53.75
South West median hourly rate £47.50 £44.13 £42.25
% change year-on-year +7.65% +4.44% +0.60%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Somerset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 406 435 405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 82.19% 87.00% 80.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 305 271
Somerset median daily rate £428 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.71% +10.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £159
90th Percentile £626 £572 £500
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 22 20
Somerset median hourly rate £35.00 £41.83 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.32% +77.98% -38.56%
10th Percentile £13.10 £38.50 £12.80
90th Percentile £46.00 £45.18 £49.25
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £41.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year +2.44% +24.24% -

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Somerset.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Somerset over the 6 months to 13 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Somerset

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Somerset over the 6 months to 13 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 13 December 2019. 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 -4 13 £519 +33.87% 13
Taunton +3 6 £615 - 7
Yeovil -14 2 - - 5
Clevedon - 2 - -
Street - 1 - -
Software Engineering
South West

For the 6 months to 13 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (38.46%) C
3 8 (30.77%) Java
4 7 (26.92%) Embedded C
4 7 (26.92%) Azure
4 7 (26.92%) Microservices
5 6 (23.08%) DevOps
5 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
6 5 (19.23%) React
6 5 (19.23%) Node.js
6 5 (19.23%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
7 4 (15.38%) OpenID
7 4 (15.38%) RESTful
7 4 (15.38%) REST
7 4 (15.38%) Kubernetes
7 4 (15.38%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (15.38%) TypeScript
7 4 (15.38%) Finance
7 4 (15.38%) Google
7 4 (15.38%) .NET
7 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
7 4 (15.38%) Linux
7 4 (15.38%) ERP
7 4 (15.38%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (15.38%) Kotlin
7 4 (15.38%) MISRA
8 3 (11.54%) MISRA C
8 3 (11.54%) Terraform
8 3 (11.54%) Grafana

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 3 (11.54%) ColdFusion
1 3 (11.54%) nginx
2 2 (7.69%) Confluence
3 1 (3.85%) ArcGIS
3 1 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) Azure
2 3 (11.54%) GCP
3 2 (7.69%) AWS
3 2 (7.69%) Slack
4 1 (3.85%) Google Analytics
4 1 (3.85%) IaaS
4 1 (3.85%) PaaS
4 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Tactical Data Link
1 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) MySQL
2 3 (11.54%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (7.69%) Data Lake
3 2 (7.69%) DB2
3 2 (7.69%) MS Access
4 1 (3.85%) Big Data
4 1 (3.85%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (3.85%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.85%) Mixpanel
4 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Bitbucket
1 2 (7.69%) JIRA
1 2 (7.69%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.85%) Gradle
2 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Marketing
3 2 (7.69%) Aerospace
3 2 (7.69%) Electronics
3 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.69%) Public Sector
4 1 (3.85%) Law
4 1 (3.85%) Retail
4 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Embedded Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Salesforce Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Salesforce Solution Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Agile Developer
5 2 (7.69%) AWS Developer
5 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce Architect
5 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
5 2 (7.69%) ERP Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Java Developer
5 2 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (3.85%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Process Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Leader
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) Node.js
1 5 (19.23%) React
2 4 (15.38%) .NET
2 4 (15.38%) OpenID
2 4 (15.38%) RabbitMQ
2 4 (15.38%) REST
2 4 (15.38%) RESTful
3 3 (11.54%) AngularJS
3 3 (11.54%) GraphQL
3 3 (11.54%) JSON
3 3 (11.54%) OAuth
3 3 (11.54%) OAuth2
3 3 (11.54%) XML
3 3 (11.54%) XSD
4 2 (7.69%) ADO
4 2 (7.69%) DAO
4 2 (7.69%) ODBC
5 1 (3.85%) CSS
5 1 (3.85%) Spring
5 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (7.69%) AS400
3 1 (3.85%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.85%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) FreeRTOS
2 1 (3.85%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (26.92%) Microservices
3 6 (23.08%) DevOps
4 5 (19.23%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (15.38%) ERP
6 3 (11.54%) B2C
6 3 (11.54%) CRM
6 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce
6 3 (11.54%) GitOps
6 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure as Code
6 3 (11.54%) Scrum
7 2 (7.69%) Continuous Deployment
7 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (7.69%) Data Extraction
7 2 (7.69%) Kanban
7 2 (7.69%) SDLC
7 2 (7.69%) TDD
7 2 (7.69%) Technical Leadership
7 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
7 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) C
2 8 (30.77%) Java
3 7 (26.92%) Embedded C
4 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 4 (15.38%) Kotlin
4 4 (15.38%) TypeScript
5 3 (11.54%) Bash Shell
5 3 (11.54%) C++
6 2 (7.69%) C#
6 2 (7.69%) SQL
6 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
6 2 (7.69%) VBA
7 1 (3.85%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) MISRA
2 3 (11.54%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Kubernetes
2 3 (11.54%) Grafana
2 3 (11.54%) Prometheus
2 3 (11.54%) Terraform
3 1 (3.85%) Kibana
3 1 (3.85%) Rancher
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Google
2 3 (11.54%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (11.54%) SAP
3 2 (7.69%) MAPICS
4 1 (3.85%) Demandware
4 1 (3.85%) ESRI