Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 14 18
Rank change year-on-year -12 +4 +30
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 29 42 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 5.77% 8.97% 14.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.53% 12.17% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 25 41
Somerset median daily rate £371 £368 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.02% -2.00% +10.29%
10th Percentile £312 £266 £313
90th Percentile £442 £453 £400
South West median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 45
Somerset median hourly rate £48.25 £41.50 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.27% -2.92% +22.14%
10th Percentile £39.63 £39.00 £33.79
90th Percentile £53.75 £46.00 £55.00
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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 385 345 580
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 76.54% 73.72% 84.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 189 339
Somerset median daily rate £375 £353 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% -2.76% +9.85%
10th Percentile £159 £194 £263
90th Percentile £510 £500 £478
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 54 66
Somerset median hourly rate £40.25 £38.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.92% -9.52% +20.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.48 £16.13
90th Percentile £53.75 £43.53 £55.00
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +47.17%

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 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -8 10 £371 -1.00% 4
Taunton -3 8 £350 -
Yeovil -3 5 £475 -
Templecombe - 2 - -
Street -1 1 £413 -25.00%
Software Engineering
South West

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Somerset region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 24 (82.76%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (68.97%) Java
3 14 (48.28%) Scrum
4 13 (44.83%) JavaScript
5 11 (37.93%) Test Automation
5 11 (37.93%) Spring
6 10 (34.48%) C#
6 10 (34.48%) SC Cleared
6 10 (34.48%) Security Cleared
7 9 (31.03%) UML
7 9 (31.03%) Microservices
8 8 (27.59%) Linux
8 8 (27.59%) C++
8 8 (27.59%) Git (software)
8 8 (27.59%) AngularJS
9 7 (24.14%) Gradle
9 7 (24.14%) RESTful
9 7 (24.14%) Web Services
9 7 (24.14%) JSON
10 6 (20.69%) Maven
10 6 (20.69%) Python
10 6 (20.69%) Groovy
10 6 (20.69%) Bash Shell
10 6 (20.69%) jQuery
10 6 (20.69%) D3.js
10 6 (20.69%) Build Automation
10 6 (20.69%) Ansible
10 6 (20.69%) Docker
10 6 (20.69%) KnockoutJS
10 6 (20.69%) Cloud Native

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 4 (13.79%) Apache
2 2 (6.90%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.45%) nginx
3 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.45%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Git (software)
2 7 (24.14%) Gradle
3 6 (20.69%) Maven
4 5 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (17.24%) TeamCity
5 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
6 2 (6.90%) Grunt
6 2 (6.90%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (3.45%) Artifactory
7 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
7 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
7 1 (3.45%) JIRA
7 1 (3.45%) Selenium
7 1 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.45%) Automotive
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.45%) Military
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (62.07%) Software Engineer
2 17 (58.62%) Developer
3 13 (44.83%) Java Engineer
3 13 (44.83%) Java Software Engineer
4 9 (31.03%) Java Developer
4 9 (31.03%) Software Developer
5 8 (27.59%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 8 (27.59%) Java Software Developer
6 4 (13.79%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (10.34%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (6.90%) .NET Developer
8 2 (6.90%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (6.90%) C# Developer
8 2 (6.90%) C# Software Engineer
8 2 (6.90%) JavaScript Engineer
8 2 (6.90%) SQL Developer
8 2 (6.90%) Web Developer
9 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 1 (3.45%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 1 (3.45%) Java J2EE Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (37.93%) Spring
2 8 (27.59%) AngularJS
3 7 (24.14%) JSON
3 7 (24.14%) RESTful
3 7 (24.14%) Web Services
4 6 (20.69%) D3.js
4 6 (20.69%) jQuery
4 6 (20.69%) KnockoutJS
4 6 (20.69%) React
4 6 (20.69%) Spring Boot
5 5 (17.24%) .NET
5 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET
5 5 (17.24%) J2EE
6 4 (13.79%) Apache Camel
6 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (13.79%) JPA
7 3 (10.34%) Node.js
8 1 (3.45%) Gherkin
8 1 (3.45%) REST
8 1 (3.45%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Cloud Native
2 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.90%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (6.90%) User Experience
3 1 (3.45%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.45%) Life Science
3 1 (3.45%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) CentOS
2 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (82.76%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (48.28%) Scrum
3 11 (37.93%) Test Automation
4 9 (31.03%) Microservices
4 9 (31.03%) UML
5 6 (20.69%) Build Automation
6 5 (17.24%) Acceptance Criteria
6 5 (17.24%) Configuration Management
6 5 (17.24%) MVC
6 5 (17.24%) Pair Programming
7 4 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (13.79%) OO
7 4 (13.79%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (13.79%) SDLC
7 4 (13.79%) TDD
7 4 (13.79%) Time Management
7 4 (13.79%) Unit Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Web Development
9 2 (6.90%) DevOps
9 2 (6.90%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 20 (68.97%) Java
2 13 (44.83%) JavaScript
3 10 (34.48%) C#
4 8 (27.59%) C++
5 6 (20.69%) Bash Shell
5 6 (20.69%) Groovy
5 6 (20.69%) Python
6 5 (17.24%) Kotlin
7 4 (13.79%) SQL
8 2 (6.90%) Ada
8 2 (6.90%) TypeScript
9 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) SC Cleared
1 10 (34.48%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 6 (20.69%) Docker
2 1 (3.45%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) Ansible
1 6 (20.69%) Kubernetes
2 5 (17.24%) Rancher
3 1 (3.45%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (3.45%) Kibana
3 1 (3.45%) logstash
3 1 (3.45%) Mesos
3 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Sencha
2 3 (10.34%) Luciad
3 1 (3.45%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.45%) VMware