Period
to 22 August 2018

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 22 August 2018 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
22 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 23 14
Rank change year-on-year +6 -9 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 35 34 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 7.48% 7.23% 9.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.93% 8.97% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 15
Somerset median daily rate £425 £394 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.94% +5.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £312 £312 £313
90th Percentile £514 £443 £429
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £410
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 24
Somerset median hourly rate £42.50 £52.50 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.05% +24.26% -1.17%
10th Percentile £38.80 £40.15 £32.50
90th Percentile £43.00 £53.75 £45.50
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year -5.56% +6.51% -0.59%

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 392 379 373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 83.76% 80.64% 78.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 260 197
Somerset median daily rate £400 £386 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.56% +5.82% +4.29%
10th Percentile £261 £230 £194
90th Percentile £538 £526 £504
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 22 61
Somerset median hourly rate £41.25 £50.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +31.58% -3.18%
10th Percentile £28.07 £17.23 £17.62
90th Percentile £43.75 £53.75 £43.00
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.80% +5.33% +4.17%

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 22 August 2018.

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
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 22 August 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 +11 13 - - 5
Bath +4 12 £350 -4.76% 11
Taunton +2 8 £481 +17.02% 13
Portishead - 2 £425 -
Software Engineering
South West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2018, 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 17 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (45.71%) C++
3 14 (40.00%) OO
4 12 (34.29%) C#
4 12 (34.29%) Java
4 12 (34.29%) Scrum
4 12 (34.29%) Security Cleared
5 10 (28.57%) SC Cleared
6 8 (22.86%) UML
7 7 (20.00%) Time Management
8 6 (17.14%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (17.14%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (14.29%) Linux
9 5 (14.29%) Eclipse
9 5 (14.29%) Embedded C
9 5 (14.29%) C
9 5 (14.29%) .NET
9 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
10 4 (11.43%) Git (software)
10 4 (11.43%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (11.43%) Test Automation
10 4 (11.43%) REST
10 4 (11.43%) AngularJS
10 4 (11.43%) HTML
10 4 (11.43%) JavaScript
10 4 (11.43%) Ada
10 4 (11.43%) Manufacturing
10 4 (11.43%) Web Development
10 4 (11.43%) Greenfield Project

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 2 (5.71%) Apache Pig
1 2 (5.71%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.86%) Apache
2 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Doxygen
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.71%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) Big Data
1 3 (8.57%) Hadoop
2 2 (5.71%) Apache Hive
2 2 (5.71%) MySQL
2 2 (5.71%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Eclipse
2 4 (11.43%) Git (software)
2 4 (11.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.71%) PostCSS
4 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (2.86%) Eclipse RCP
5 1 (2.86%) NetBeans
5 1 (2.86%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (2.86%) Subversion
5 1 (2.86%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (11.43%) Manufacturing
2 3 (8.57%) Finance
3 2 (5.71%) Aerospace
3 2 (5.71%) Law
4 1 (2.86%) Games
4 1 (2.86%) Military
Job Titles
1 29 (82.86%) Software Engineer
2 8 (22.86%) Java Engineer
2 8 (22.86%) Java Software Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) C++ Software Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Developer
4 5 (14.29%) Embedded Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Azure Software Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) C# Software Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Full Stack Web Developer
6 2 (5.71%) LAMP Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Optical Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) PHP Developer
6 2 (5.71%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 2 (5.71%) PHP Web Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Backend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) .NET
2 4 (11.43%) AngularJS
2 4 (11.43%) HTML
2 4 (11.43%) REST
3 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET
3 3 (8.57%) CSS
3 3 (8.57%) HTML5
3 3 (8.57%) React
4 2 (5.71%) Angular 2
4 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET Core
4 2 (5.71%) CSS3
4 2 (5.71%) Handlebars
4 2 (5.71%) LAMP
4 2 (5.71%) Pthreads
4 2 (5.71%) RESTful
4 2 (5.71%) RxJS
4 2 (5.71%) Spring
4 2 (5.71%) STL
4 2 (5.71%) Twig
4 2 (5.71%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (5.71%) CPLD
2 2 (5.71%) CUDA
2 2 (5.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (5.71%) User Experience
3 1 (2.86%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.86%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (2.86%) Android
2 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.86%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (2.86%) Unix
2 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (40.00%) OO
3 12 (34.29%) Scrum
4 8 (22.86%) UML
5 7 (20.00%) Time Management
6 6 (17.14%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (17.14%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (11.43%) Test Automation
7 4 (11.43%) Web Development
8 3 (8.57%) BDD
8 3 (8.57%) OO PHP
8 3 (8.57%) Programme Management
9 2 (5.71%) Deployment Automation
9 2 (5.71%) Functional Programming
9 2 (5.71%) Network Virtualisation
9 2 (5.71%) OOD
9 2 (5.71%) OOP
9 2 (5.71%) SDLC
9 2 (5.71%) Signal Processing
9 2 (5.71%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (45.71%) C++
2 12 (34.29%) C#
2 12 (34.29%) Java
3 5 (14.29%) C
3 5 (14.29%) Embedded C
3 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 4 (11.43%) Ada
4 4 (11.43%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.57%) PHP
6 2 (5.71%) ES6
6 2 (5.71%) Python
6 2 (5.71%) R
7 1 (2.86%) Embedded C++
7 1 (2.86%) Java 8
7 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (34.29%) Security Cleared
2 10 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) MISRA
1 2 (5.71%) MISRA C
2 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Docker
1 2 (5.71%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Ansible
1 2 (5.71%) Oozie
1 2 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (5.71%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft