Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 39 12
Rank change year-on-year +14 -27 +6
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 32 16 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 6.93% 3.42% 12.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.08% 4.28% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 29
Somerset median daily rate £388 £401 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.43% +9.93% -6.41%
10th Percentile £310 £359 £271
90th Percentile £438 £499 £440
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +12.50% -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 23
Somerset median hourly rate £43.50 £43.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.16% +3.61% -5.14%
10th Percentile £42.00 £38.50 £38.20
90th Percentile £46.65 £50.25 £47.50
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £41.75
% change year-on-year +7.14% +0.60% -1.76%

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 396 374 388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 85.71% 79.91% 81.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 244 202
Somerset median daily rate £424 £384 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.42% +9.64% -5.41%
10th Percentile £275 £160 £213
90th Percentile £574 £525 £500
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 76
Somerset median hourly rate £41.83 £23.25 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.89% -41.14% -7.60%
10th Percentile £37.99 £12.40 £14.35
90th Percentile £45.60 £44.13 £43.00
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +29.03% -13.89% -7.10%

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 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 19 January 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 +14 21 £394 +1.61% 16
Yeovil -4 8 - - 3
Software Engineering
South West

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (46.88%) C++
3 14 (43.75%) C#
4 12 (37.50%) Java
5 11 (34.38%) SQL
6 9 (28.13%) Linux
6 9 (28.13%) Degree
6 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
7 8 (25.00%) OO
7 8 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 8 (25.00%) CSS
8 7 (21.88%) C
8 7 (21.88%) Docker
9 6 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (18.75%) .NET
9 6 (18.75%) UML
9 6 (18.75%) Embedded C++
9 6 (18.75%) NoSQL
10 5 (15.63%) Time Management
10 5 (15.63%) jQuery
10 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET
10 5 (15.63%) Scrum
10 5 (15.63%) MVC
10 5 (15.63%) Python
10 5 (15.63%) HTML
10 5 (15.63%) SDLC
10 5 (15.63%) Go
11 4 (12.50%) User Experience
11 4 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (12.50%) PHP

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 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) Apache
2 1 (3.13%) IIS
2 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) InfoPath
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon S3
1 1 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (3.13%) BrowserStack
1 1 (3.13%) GitHub
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.13%) SaaS
1 1 (3.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) Bluetooth
1 4 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (6.25%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) NoSQL
2 3 (9.38%) MySQL
3 2 (6.25%) MariaDB
4 1 (3.13%) Big Data
4 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Eclipse
1 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.38%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.25%) JIRA
3 2 (6.25%) PhpStorm
4 1 (3.13%) Eclipse RCP
4 1 (3.13%) PostCSS
4 1 (3.13%) Selenium
4 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Law
2 3 (9.38%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.25%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.13%) Electronics
4 1 (3.13%) Marketing
4 1 (3.13%) Military
4 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (56.25%) Software Engineer
2 10 (31.25%) Developer
3 6 (18.75%) C++ Software Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) Embedded Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Embedded C++ Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) C# Software Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Embedded Linux Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) .NET Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Applications Consultant
6 3 (9.38%) Consultant
6 3 (9.38%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Interoperability Testing (IOT) Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Java Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Java Software Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) PHP Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Python Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Python Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) CSS
2 6 (18.75%) .NET
3 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET
3 5 (15.63%) HTML
3 5 (15.63%) jQuery
4 3 (9.38%) AngularJS
4 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (6.25%) .NET Core
5 2 (6.25%) .NET Framework
5 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (6.25%) Entity Framework
5 2 (6.25%) HTML5
5 2 (6.25%) JSON
5 2 (6.25%) React
5 2 (6.25%) REST
5 2 (6.25%) RESTful
5 2 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (3.13%) LINQ
6 1 (3.13%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Device Driver
1 4 (12.50%) User Experience
2 3 (9.38%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (28.13%) Linux
2 4 (12.50%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (3.13%) FreeRTOS
3 1 (3.13%) Unix
3 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.00%) OO
3 6 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (18.75%) UML
4 5 (15.63%) MVC
4 5 (15.63%) Scrum
4 5 (15.63%) SDLC
4 5 (15.63%) Time Management
5 4 (12.50%) Computer Science
5 4 (12.50%) Security Management
5 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Microservices
6 3 (9.38%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.25%) OO PHP
7 2 (6.25%) Software Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Strategic Planning
7 2 (6.25%) TDD
7 2 (6.25%) Threat Modelling
7 2 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) C++
2 14 (43.75%) C#
3 12 (37.50%) Java
4 11 (34.38%) SQL
5 8 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 7 (21.88%) C
7 6 (18.75%) Embedded C++
8 5 (15.63%) Go
8 5 (15.63%) Python
9 4 (12.50%) PHP
10 3 (9.38%) VBA
11 2 (6.25%) Embedded C
12 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
12 1 (3.13%) ES6
12 1 (3.13%) R
12 1 (3.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) Degree
1 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (9.38%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 7 (21.88%) Docker
2 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) Civica
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.13%) SAP