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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
South West / Somerset
Rank 13 6 35
Rank change year-on-year -7 +29  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 27 43 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 12.98% 16.23% 4.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.67% 20.09% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 1
Median daily rate £388 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% +18.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 30 5
Median hourly rate £41.50 £42.84 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.11% -7.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.35 £35.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +8.97%  

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 162 214 270
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 77.88% 80.75% 76.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 109 182
Median daily rate £365 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% -3.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £698
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 44 16
Median hourly rate £40.75 £42.25 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.55% +10.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £36.00 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Yeovil 0 13 - - 1
Taunton 0 6 £280 -22.75% 1
Bath +3 5 £444 +36.53% 10
Software Engineering
South West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 45 (77.59%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (68.97%) Scrum
3 34 (58.62%) C#
4 31 (53.45%) C++
4 31 (53.45%) Java
5 30 (51.72%) Security Cleared
6 27 (46.55%) SC Cleared
7 26 (44.83%) UML
8 22 (37.93%) OO
8 22 (37.93%) Time Management
9 14 (24.14%) Automated Testing
10 11 (18.97%) Unit Testing
10 11 (18.97%) .NET
10 11 (18.97%) SQL Server
10 11 (18.97%) Git (software)
10 11 (18.97%) User Experience
11 10 (17.24%) Continuous Delivery
11 10 (17.24%) Rational DOORS
11 10 (17.24%) Eclipse
12 9 (15.52%) SQL
12 9 (15.52%) Kanban
13 8 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (13.79%) QA
14 7 (12.07%) .NET Framework
14 7 (12.07%) TDD
14 7 (12.07%) Aerospace
15 6 (10.34%) MVC
15 6 (10.34%) Ada
15 6 (10.34%) JIRA
15 6 (10.34%) WPF

Software Engineering
Top Related 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 (6.90%) Apache
1 4 (6.90%) NServiceBus
2 3 (5.17%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.45%) Apache Spark
3 2 (3.45%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.72%) ATG Dynamo
4 1 (1.72%) CMS
4 1 (1.72%) IIS
4 1 (1.72%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.72%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.72%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.97%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.34%) Hadoop
3 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.45%) Apache Hive
4 2 (3.45%) Big Data
4 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.45%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.45%) QGIS
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.72%) MySQL
5 1 (1.72%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.72%) PowerPivot
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (18.97%) Git (software)
2 10 (17.24%) Eclipse
2 10 (17.24%) Rational DOORS
3 8 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (10.34%) JIRA
5 3 (5.17%) Cucumber
5 3 (5.17%) SpecFlow
5 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.45%) Selenium
6 2 (3.45%) Subversion
7 1 (1.72%) Ant
7 1 (1.72%) Apache Buildr
7 1 (1.72%) jMock
7 1 (1.72%) JUnit
7 1 (1.72%) Maven
7 1 (1.72%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.72%) NUnit
7 1 (1.72%) WATIR
7 1 (1.72%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.72%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 7 (12.07%) Aerospace
2 5 (8.62%) Finance
3 3 (5.17%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.17%) Military
4 2 (3.45%) Banking
5 1 (1.72%) International Banking
5 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (51.72%) Software Engineer
2 17 (29.31%) Developer
2 17 (29.31%) Java Engineer
3 14 (24.14%) Java Software Engineer
4 10 (17.24%) C++ Software Engineer
5 8 (13.79%) Java Developer
6 5 (8.62%) C# Developer
6 5 (8.62%) C# Software Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Embedded Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Software Developer
7 4 (6.90%) .NET Developer
7 4 (6.90%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) C# Application Developer
8 3 (5.17%) C++ Applications Developer
8 3 (5.17%) C++ Developer
8 3 (5.17%) C++/C# Developer
8 3 (5.17%) C++/Java Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Java Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.97%) .NET
2 7 (12.07%) .NET Framework
3 6 (10.34%) WPF
4 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET
4 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (8.62%) CSS
4 5 (8.62%) HTML
5 4 (6.90%) JSP
6 3 (5.17%) Apache Camel
6 3 (5.17%) Web Services
7 2 (3.45%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (3.45%) Gherkin
7 2 (3.45%) PostGIS
7 2 (3.45%) Spring
7 2 (3.45%) XML
8 1 (1.72%) GWT
8 1 (1.72%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.72%) jQuery
8 1 (1.72%) JSF
8 1 (1.72%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.97%) User Experience
2 6 (10.34%) RIA
3 2 (3.45%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.72%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.72%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.62%) Linux
2 3 (5.17%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (1.72%) OpenWrt
3 1 (1.72%) Unix
3 1 (1.72%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (77.59%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (68.97%) Scrum
3 26 (44.83%) UML
4 22 (37.93%) OO
4 22 (37.93%) Time Management
5 14 (24.14%) Automated Testing
6 11 (18.97%) Unit Testing
7 10 (17.24%) Continuous Delivery
8 9 (15.52%) Kanban
9 7 (12.07%) TDD
10 6 (10.34%) MVC
11 5 (8.62%) Change Control
11 5 (8.62%) Line Management
11 5 (8.62%) Pair Programming
11 5 (8.62%) Test Automation
11 5 (8.62%) Web Development
12 4 (6.90%) BDD
12 4 (6.90%) System Testing
13 3 (5.17%) Integration Testing
13 3 (5.17%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (58.62%) C#
2 31 (53.45%) C++
2 31 (53.45%) Java
3 9 (15.52%) SQL
4 6 (10.34%) Ada
5 4 (6.90%) Embedded C++
6 3 (5.17%) Lua
7 1 (1.72%) C
7 1 (1.72%) Delphi
7 1 (1.72%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.72%) Python
7 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (51.72%) Security Cleared
2 27 (46.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) Degree
3 1 (1.72%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.79%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) BusyBox
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) Oozie
Vendors
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.45%) ATG
2 2 (3.45%) Cloudera
3 1 (1.72%) BEA
3 1 (1.72%) Google
3 1 (1.72%) Luciad
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle