Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £381 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bath during the 6 months to 19 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.

Software Engineer
Somerset > Bath
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 22 33
Rank change year-on-year -5 +11 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 8 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bath 3.74% 3.66% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.96% 3.91% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 0
Bath median daily rate £381 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.67% - -
Somerset median daily rate £369 £370 £375
% change year-on-year -0.34% -1.33% -22.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Bath median hourly rate £44.00 - -
Somerset median hourly rate £48.25 £40.75 £42.38
% change year-on-year +18.40% -3.83% +21.07%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bath. 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
Bath
Contract vacancies in Bath with a recognized job title 202 179 170
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.39% 93.72% 97.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 101 98
Bath median daily rate £363 £348 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.32% -0.71% +16.67%
10th Percentile £163 £180 £204
90th Percentile £500 £463 £450
Somerset median daily rate £350 £350 £363
% change year-on-year - -3.45% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 9
Bath median hourly rate £35.00 £17.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +105.88% +36.00% -28.06%
10th Percentile £15.30 £14.20 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.50 £43.50 £23.10
Somerset median hourly rate £21.50 £26.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year -17.31% -33.76% +96.25%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bath

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bath.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Bath

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bath

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Bath

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bath

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Bath.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Bath

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bath

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Software Engineer 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 Bath region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (87.50%) Java
3 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (75.00%) Microservices
4 5 (62.50%) Kubernetes
4 5 (62.50%) Gradle
4 5 (62.50%) Ansible
4 5 (62.50%) Docker
4 5 (62.50%) Spring
4 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
4 5 (62.50%) Web Services
4 5 (62.50%) Linux
4 5 (62.50%) Groovy
4 5 (62.50%) TeamCity
4 5 (62.50%) Git (software)
4 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
4 5 (62.50%) RESTful
4 5 (62.50%) JSON
5 4 (50.00%) jQuery
5 4 (50.00%) Bash Shell
5 4 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
5 4 (50.00%) D3.js
5 4 (50.00%) Build Automation
5 4 (50.00%) AngularJS
5 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
5 4 (50.00%) Python
5 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (50.00%) J2EE
5 4 (50.00%) Scrum

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bath 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 1 (12.50%) Apache
1 1 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 1 (12.50%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Git (software)
1 5 (62.50%) Gradle
1 5 (62.50%) TeamCity
2 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (50.00%) Maven
3 1 (12.50%) Artifactory
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (12.50%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
1 1 (12.50%) Automotive
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) JSON
1 5 (62.50%) RESTful
1 5 (62.50%) Spring
1 5 (62.50%) Web Services
2 4 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 4 (50.00%) D3.js
2 4 (50.00%) J2EE
2 4 (50.00%) jQuery
2 4 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
2 4 (50.00%) React
2 4 (50.00%) Spring Boot
3 2 (25.00%) Node.js
4 1 (12.50%) Java EE
4 1 (12.50%) JSON-LD
4 1 (12.50%) OAuth2
4 1 (12.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Cloud Native
2 1 (12.50%) Life Science
2 1 (12.50%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Microservices
3 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
4 4 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 4 (50.00%) Build Automation
4 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (50.00%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) DevOps
6 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
6 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 1 (12.50%) High Availability
6 1 (12.50%) IDEF
6 1 (12.50%) Open Source
6 1 (12.50%) Open Source Development
6 1 (12.50%) Pair Programming
6 1 (12.50%) TDD
6 1 (12.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) Groovy
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 4 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 4 (50.00%) Kotlin
3 4 (50.00%) Python
4 1 (12.50%) Ada
4 1 (12.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Docker
2 1 (12.50%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) Ansible
1 5 (62.50%) Kubernetes
2 4 (50.00%) Rancher
3 1 (12.50%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (12.50%) Mesos
3 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Atlassian
1 1 (12.50%) VMware