The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Bath during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
Somerset / Bath
Rank 16 - 16
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bath 2.30% - 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.35% - 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +6.66% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +1.17% +10.38%  

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 85 70 69
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bath 97.70% 98.59% 95.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 52 46
Median daily rate £350 £355 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.40% +10.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 7
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.94% -2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.78 £17.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £17.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in Bath.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Bath

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Bath

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (80.00%) Embedded C++
2 4 (80.00%) C++
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (60.00%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (60.00%) Lua
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) OpenWrt
4 1 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (20.00%) BusyBox
4 1 (20.00%) Embedded C
4 1 (20.00%) C
4 1 (20.00%) Cryptography

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Embedded Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Cryptography
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C++
1 4 (80.00%) Embedded C++
2 3 (60.00%) Lua
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) BusyBox