The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 46 - 28
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.27% - 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% - 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Software Engineer
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
365 254 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 97.33% 93.73% 93.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 184 107
Average daily rate £350 £330 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -10.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 9
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.87 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.48% -15.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.75 £12.60 £10.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £106.90 £18.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title.

1 9 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (77.78%) Linux
2 7 (77.78%) Cyber Security
3 6 (66.67%) Hadoop
4 5 (55.56%) SQL
5 4 (44.44%) HTML
5 4 (44.44%) Java
5 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
5 4 (44.44%) Oracle
5 4 (44.44%) CSS
5 4 (44.44%) Windows
5 4 (44.44%) JBoss
5 4 (44.44%) Middleware
5 4 (44.44%) Talend Open Studio
5 4 (44.44%) Pentaho
5 4 (44.44%) Unit Testing
5 4 (44.44%) Data Integration
5 4 (44.44%) Visualisation
5 4 (44.44%) Talend
5 4 (44.44%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (44.44%) Apache Camel
6 3 (33.33%) NoSQL
7 2 (22.22%) Kibana
7 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
7 2 (22.22%) .NET
8 1 (11.11%) MVC
8 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (11.11%) HTTP
8 1 (11.11%) OO

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (44.44%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (11.11%) Apache Solr
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) Hadoop
2 4 (44.44%) Pentaho
3 3 (33.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (11.11%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (11.11%) Hudson
2 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) HTML
1 4 (44.44%) CSS
1 4 (44.44%) Middleware
1 4 (44.44%) Apache Camel
2 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Data Integration
1 4 (44.44%) Visualisation
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (77.78%) Cyber Security
3 4 (44.44%) Unit Testing
4 1 (11.11%) MVC
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Kibana
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle
1 4 (44.44%) JBoss
1 4 (44.44%) Talend