The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £415 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bath during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 21 -
Rank change year-on-year +1 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bath 1.23% 3.54% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 3.96% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £415 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.66% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £378 £350
% change year-on-year +3.97% +7.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.35 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.35% +5.87%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bath. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Bath
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80 101 71
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bath 98.77% 89.38% 98.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 60 49
Median daily rate £325 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £160 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 5
Median hourly rate £31.50 £32.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.07% +91.17%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bath

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bath that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 18 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bath

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Java EE
2 1 (33.33%) Lua
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Microservices
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++

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 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded C
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) Lua
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared