Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 12 8
Rank change year-on-year -11 -4 +27
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 29 52 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 6.14% 11.98% 12.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.80% 14.57% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 19 9
Somerset median daily rate £425 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +10.71% +40.00%
10th Percentile £358 £280 £311
90th Percentile £508 £448 £413
South West median daily rate £400 £424 £398
% change year-on-year -5.60% +6.60% -0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 23 45
Somerset median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £42.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.61% -2.24% -8.71%
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +6.25%

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 372 357 434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 78.81% 82.26% 82.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 220 222
Somerset median daily rate £400 £375 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -0.66% +1.34%
10th Percentile £228 £225 £263
90th Percentile £538 £526 £538
South West median daily rate £405 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 55 72
Somerset median hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £42.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.61% -1.25% +13.58%
10th Percentile £17.45 £20.36 £21.57
90th Percentile £50.75 £51.50 £57.00
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £39.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -21.52% -1.25% +15.94%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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
Taunton +1 16 £445 +11.25% 8
Yeovil +4 6 - - 4
Bath -2 3 £338 -12.90% 13
Portishead - 2 £425 -
Software Engineering
South West

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 21 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (68.97%) Security Cleared
3 15 (51.72%) SC Cleared
4 14 (48.28%) C#
5 13 (44.83%) Continuous Delivery
6 12 (41.38%) Scrum
7 11 (37.93%) .NET
8 10 (34.48%) Java
8 10 (34.48%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (31.03%) Test Automation
9 9 (31.03%) PowerShell
10 8 (27.59%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (24.14%) C++
11 7 (24.14%) Linux
12 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET
12 5 (17.24%) Hadoop
12 5 (17.24%) Apache Hive
12 5 (17.24%) Big Data
12 5 (17.24%) Apache Pig
12 5 (17.24%) Ansible
12 5 (17.24%) Docker
12 5 (17.24%) DevOps
12 5 (17.24%) Oozie
12 5 (17.24%) Apache Spark
12 5 (17.24%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (17.24%) Deployment Automation
13 4 (13.79%) Java 8
13 4 (13.79%) Network Virtualisation
13 4 (13.79%) Vagrant
13 4 (13.79%) OO

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 5 (17.24%) Apache Pig
1 5 (17.24%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Doxygen
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (34.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) SMS
2 1 (3.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) Apache Hive
1 5 (17.24%) Big Data
1 5 (17.24%) Hadoop
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (13.79%) Vagrant
3 3 (10.34%) Eclipse
3 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.45%) NetBeans
4 1 (3.45%) Selenium
4 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
1 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (72.41%) Software Engineer
2 7 (24.14%) Senior Software Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Java Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Azure Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Azure Software Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Java Software Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) C# Software Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Optical Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Embedded Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Hadoop Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 1 (3.45%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) PowerShell Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (37.93%) .NET
2 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET Core
3 2 (6.90%) Pthreads
3 2 (6.90%) REST
3 2 (6.90%) RESTful
3 2 (6.90%) STL
3 2 (6.90%) WPF
4 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.45%) NumPy
4 1 (3.45%) Pandas
4 1 (3.45%) SciPy
4 1 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (6.90%) CPLD
2 2 (6.90%) CUDA
2 2 (6.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Windows
3 1 (3.45%) CentOS
3 1 (3.45%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (44.83%) Continuous Delivery
3 12 (41.38%) Scrum
4 9 (31.03%) Test Automation
5 5 (17.24%) Deployment Automation
5 5 (17.24%) DevOps
6 4 (13.79%) Network Virtualisation
6 4 (13.79%) OO
7 3 (10.34%) BDD
7 3 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (10.34%) System Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Time Management
7 3 (10.34%) UML
7 3 (10.34%) Web Development
8 2 (6.90%) Analytics
8 2 (6.90%) Data Analytics
8 2 (6.90%) Machine Learning
8 2 (6.90%) Open Source
8 2 (6.90%) Signal Processing
8 2 (6.90%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) C#
2 10 (34.48%) Java
3 9 (31.03%) PowerShell
4 7 (24.14%) C++
5 4 (13.79%) Java 8
6 3 (10.34%) C
6 3 (10.34%) Python
7 2 (6.90%) Ada
7 2 (6.90%) Embedded C
7 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
8 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
8 1 (3.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 20 (68.97%) Security Cleared
2 15 (51.72%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) MISRA
1 1 (3.45%) MISRA C
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Docker
2 2 (6.90%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) Ansible
1 5 (17.24%) Oozie
2 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft