The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Taunton 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 30 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.

Software Engineering
Somerset / Taunton
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 9 -
Rank change year-on-year -2 -  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Taunton 8.82% 6.25% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.64% 8.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £400 £363 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +8.33%  

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 Taunton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Taunton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 22 25 116
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Taunton 64.71% 78.13% 86.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 101
Median daily rate £313 £438 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% -12.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £530 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Taunton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Taunton 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 Taunton

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Taunton

For the 6 months to 30 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 Taunton region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 14 (100.00%) Scrum
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (85.71%) Automated Testing
3 10 (71.43%) Continuous Delivery
4 9 (64.29%) Unit Testing
5 8 (57.14%) Kanban
5 8 (57.14%) C#
5 8 (57.14%) .NET
5 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
5 8 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (50.00%) QA
7 6 (42.86%) Java
7 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
7 6 (42.86%) Hadoop
8 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
8 5 (35.71%) .NET Framework
9 4 (28.57%) WPF
9 4 (28.57%) TDD
9 4 (28.57%) Pair Programming
9 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
9 4 (28.57%) Line Management
9 4 (28.57%) System Testing
9 4 (28.57%) NServiceBus
9 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (21.43%) SpecFlow
10 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
10 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
10 3 (21.43%) BDD

Software Engineering
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 4 (28.57%) NServiceBus
2 2 (14.29%) Apache Spark
3 1 (7.14%) IIS
3 1 (7.14%) K2 blackpearl
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 6 (42.86%) Hadoop
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (14.29%) Apache Hive
4 2 (14.29%) Big Data
4 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
4 2 (14.29%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
2 3 (21.43%) SpecFlow
2 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
3 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 1 (7.14%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Java Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 2 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Hadoop Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Java Hadoop Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) .NET
2 5 (35.71%) .NET Framework
3 4 (28.57%) WPF
4 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
4 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (14.29%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (14.29%) Apache Camel
5 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
5 2 (14.29%) PostGIS
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (7.14%) WF
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (100.00%) Scrum
2 12 (85.71%) Automated Testing
3 10 (71.43%) Continuous Delivery
4 9 (64.29%) Unit Testing
5 8 (57.14%) Kanban
6 4 (28.57%) Line Management
6 4 (28.57%) Pair Programming
6 4 (28.57%) System Testing
6 4 (28.57%) TDD
6 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
7 3 (21.43%) BDD
7 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
7 3 (21.43%) MVC
8 2 (14.29%) Event-Driven Architecture
8 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Open Source
8 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
9 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) C#
2 6 (42.86%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Oozie
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Cloudera