Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £371 per day in advertised job vacancies in Taunton during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Developer
Somerset > Taunton
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 5 4
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 22 27 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Taunton 19.13% 25.71% 37.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.47% 26.21% 38.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 23 67
Taunton median daily rate £371 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.07% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £279 £285 £291
90th Percentile £466 £483 £400
Somerset median daily rate £373 £368 £350
% change year-on-year +1.36% +5.00% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Taunton median hourly rate - - -
Somerset median hourly rate £52.50 £40.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +31.25% -6.98% +22.86%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Taunton. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Taunton
Contract vacancies in Taunton with a recognized job title 113 103 178
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.26% 98.10% 97.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 64 147
Taunton median daily rate £325 £345 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.80% -6.38% +5.29%
10th Percentile £105 £154 £297
90th Percentile £404 £471 £443
Somerset median daily rate £350 £350 £363
% change year-on-year - -3.45% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 4
Taunton median hourly rate £21.00 £12.25 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.43% -22.22% +5.00%
10th Percentile £10.97 £10.00 £13.15
90th Percentile £24.30 £14.13 £21.80
Somerset median hourly rate £21.50 £26.25 £39.25
% change year-on-year -18.10% -33.12% +95.96%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Taunton

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Taunton.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Taunton

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Developer in Taunton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Taunton

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Taunton over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Taunton

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer in Taunton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Taunton

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Taunton region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (50.00%) Scrum
3 9 (40.91%) .NET
4 8 (36.36%) C#
4 8 (36.36%) MVC
5 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
5 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
6 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET
6 6 (27.27%) Linux
6 6 (27.27%) Python
6 6 (27.27%) Software Engineering
6 6 (27.27%) Web Development
6 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
7 5 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
7 5 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
8 4 (18.18%) SQL
8 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
8 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (18.18%) Information Architecture
8 4 (18.18%) AngularJS
9 3 (13.64%) Grunt
9 3 (13.64%) TypeScript
9 3 (13.64%) HTML5
9 3 (13.64%) SciPy
9 3 (13.64%) NumPy
9 3 (13.64%) BDD
9 3 (13.64%) Bash Shell

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Taunton 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 2 (9.09%) Apache
1 2 (9.09%) Apache Spark
1 2 (9.09%) nginx
2 1 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.55%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.55%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (4.55%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (4.55%) MariaDB
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 3 (13.64%) Grunt
4 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.55%) Firebug
General
1 1 (4.55%) Electronics
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.55%) Marketing
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) .NET
2 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET
3 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (18.18%) AngularJS
5 3 (13.64%) CSS
5 3 (13.64%) HTML
5 3 (13.64%) HTML5
5 3 (13.64%) NumPy
5 3 (13.64%) Pandas
5 3 (13.64%) SciPy
5 3 (13.64%) WCF
5 3 (13.64%) WPF
6 2 (9.09%) CSS3
6 2 (9.09%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (9.09%) jQuery
6 2 (9.09%) Keras
7 1 (4.55%) JRuby
7 1 (4.55%) React
7 1 (4.55%) RESTful
7 1 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Client/Server
2 2 (9.09%) Algorithms
2 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Linux
2 3 (13.64%) CentOS
2 3 (13.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (50.00%) Scrum
3 8 (36.36%) MVC
4 6 (27.27%) Software Engineering
4 6 (27.27%) Web Development
5 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
5 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Information Architecture
7 3 (13.64%) BDD
7 3 (13.64%) Image Processing
7 3 (13.64%) Refactoring
8 2 (9.09%) Machine Learning
8 2 (9.09%) Pair Programming
8 2 (9.09%) TDD
9 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (4.55%) Information Security
9 1 (4.55%) Line Management
9 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
9 1 (4.55%) Quality Management
9 1 (4.55%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) C#
2 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
3 6 (27.27%) Python
4 4 (18.18%) SQL
5 3 (13.64%) Bash Shell
5 3 (13.64%) Java
5 3 (13.64%) TypeScript
6 2 (9.09%) Scala
7 1 (4.55%) PHP
7 1 (4.55%) Ruby
7 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (9.09%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Kibana
1 1 (4.55%) logstash
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Capita
1 1 (4.55%) SAP