Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 24 14
Rank change year-on-year +6 -10 +2
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 43 33 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 8.60% 6.38% 8.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.95% 8.15% 10.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 22 25
Somerset median daily rate £394 £394 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -2.00%
10th Percentile £310 £314 £266
90th Percentile £507 £438 £453
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £405
% change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 10
Somerset median hourly rate £42.50 £48.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.92% +20.63% -6.43%
10th Percentile £39.70 £39.63 £38.55
90th Percentile £45.60 £53.75 £47.13
South West median hourly rate £42.75 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +0.59% +2.41% -2.35%

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 432 405 350
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 86.40% 78.34% 75.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 270 189
Somerset median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% -2.78%
10th Percentile £230 £160 £194
90th Percentile £538 £510 £500
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 24 52
Somerset median hourly rate £41.83 £42.25 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.01% +16.55% -13.69%
10th Percentile £38.50 £13.00 £13.02
90th Percentile £45.18 £53.75 £42.95
South West median hourly rate £41.68 £35.00 £29.60
% change year-on-year +19.08% +18.24% -22.11%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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
Bath +11 22 £388 +4.38% 13
Yeovil +6 12 - - 1
Taunton -5 7 £488 +21.88% 14
Software Engineering
South West

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 23 (53.49%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (39.53%) C++
3 16 (37.21%) Java
4 15 (34.88%) C#
5 14 (32.56%) Security Cleared
6 13 (30.23%) OO
7 10 (23.26%) Scrum
8 9 (20.93%) Linux
9 8 (18.60%) JavaScript
9 8 (18.60%) Degree
9 8 (18.60%) SC Cleared
10 7 (16.28%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (16.28%) C
10 7 (16.28%) UML
11 6 (13.95%) .NET
11 6 (13.95%) SQL
11 6 (13.95%) Git (software)
11 6 (13.95%) Time Management
11 6 (13.95%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (13.95%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (13.95%) Docker
12 5 (11.63%) SDLC
12 5 (11.63%) AngularJS
12 5 (11.63%) Test Automation
12 5 (11.63%) NoSQL
12 5 (11.63%) REST
12 5 (11.63%) HTML
12 5 (11.63%) CSS
13 4 (9.30%) PHP
13 4 (9.30%) Eclipse

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 (6.98%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.65%) Apache Pig
2 2 (4.65%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.33%) Apache
3 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) InfoPath
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.65%) GitHub
3 1 (2.33%) BrowserStack
3 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) Bluetooth
1 3 (6.98%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (4.65%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.98%) Big Data
2 3 (6.98%) Hadoop
2 3 (6.98%) MySQL
3 2 (4.65%) Apache Hive
3 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.33%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Git (software)
2 4 (9.30%) Eclipse
2 4 (9.30%) Jenkins
2 4 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.98%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (4.65%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.65%) PostCSS
4 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (2.33%) Eclipse RCP
5 1 (2.33%) JIRA
5 1 (2.33%) NetBeans
5 1 (2.33%) PhpStorm
5 1 (2.33%) Selenium
5 1 (2.33%) Subversion
5 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.33%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (6.98%) Finance
1 3 (6.98%) Law
1 3 (6.98%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.65%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.33%) Games
3 1 (2.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 29 (67.44%) Software Engineer
2 9 (20.93%) Developer
3 8 (18.60%) Embedded Engineer
3 8 (18.60%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 7 (16.28%) C++ Software Engineer
5 6 (13.95%) Java Engineer
5 6 (13.95%) Java Software Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Applications Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Embedded Linux Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Interoperability Testing (IOT) Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) PHP Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Full Stack Developer
8 2 (4.65%) PHP LAMP Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) .NET
2 5 (11.63%) AngularJS
2 5 (11.63%) CSS
2 5 (11.63%) HTML
2 5 (11.63%) REST
3 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.98%) HTML5
3 3 (6.98%) React
3 3 (6.98%) RESTful
4 2 (4.65%) Angular 2
4 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET Core
4 2 (4.65%) CSS3
4 2 (4.65%) Handlebars
4 2 (4.65%) jQuery
4 2 (4.65%) LAMP
4 2 (4.65%) RxJS
4 2 (4.65%) Spring
4 2 (4.65%) Twig
4 2 (4.65%) WPF
5 1 (2.33%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (9.30%) User Experience
3 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.98%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.33%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.93%) Linux
2 4 (9.30%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (2.33%) Android
3 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.33%) Unix
3 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (53.49%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (30.23%) OO
3 10 (23.26%) Scrum
4 7 (16.28%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (16.28%) UML
5 6 (13.95%) Continuous Delivery
5 6 (13.95%) Time Management
6 5 (11.63%) SDLC
6 5 (11.63%) Test Automation
7 4 (9.30%) Unit Testing
7 4 (9.30%) Web Development
8 3 (6.98%) BDD
8 3 (6.98%) OO PHP
8 3 (6.98%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (6.98%) Security Management
8 3 (6.98%) TDD
9 2 (4.65%) Deployment Automation
9 2 (4.65%) DevOps
9 2 (4.65%) Functional Programming
9 2 (4.65%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 17 (39.53%) C++
2 16 (37.21%) Java
3 15 (34.88%) C#
4 8 (18.60%) JavaScript
5 7 (16.28%) C
6 6 (13.95%) SQL
7 4 (9.30%) Embedded C
7 4 (9.30%) Embedded C++
7 4 (9.30%) PHP
7 4 (9.30%) PowerShell
8 3 (6.98%) Go
8 3 (6.98%) Python
8 3 (6.98%) VBA
9 2 (4.65%) Ada
9 2 (4.65%) ES6
9 2 (4.65%) R
10 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
10 1 (2.33%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 14 (32.56%) Security Cleared
2 8 (18.60%) Degree
2 8 (18.60%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (6.98%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) MISRA
2 1 (2.33%) MISRA C
System Software
1 6 (13.95%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Ansible
1 2 (4.65%) Oozie
1 2 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.65%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.33%) Civica