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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 48 37 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 8 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.80% 2.11% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.83% 2.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
437 368 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 98.20% 97.10% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 283 192
Average daily rate £343 £348 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.43% +5.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 11
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +26.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £106.90 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 2015, 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 8 (88.89%) MySQL
3 7 (77.78%) Linux
3 7 (77.78%) Relational Database
4 6 (66.67%) Perl
4 6 (66.67%) UNIX
5 4 (44.44%) Hadoop
6 3 (33.33%) DevOps
6 3 (33.33%) MapReduce
7 2 (22.22%) REST
7 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (22.22%) Web Services
8 1 (11.11%) XML
8 1 (11.11%) SQL
8 1 (11.11%) Oracle
8 1 (11.11%) JUnit
8 1 (11.11%) SOAP
8 1 (11.11%) UML
8 1 (11.11%) CRM
8 1 (11.11%) JMS
8 1 (11.11%) SOA
8 1 (11.11%) HTTP
8 1 (11.11%) RDF
8 1 (11.11%) Scrum
8 1 (11.11%) TDD
8 1 (11.11%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (11.11%) Subversion
8 1 (11.11%) Spring
8 1 (11.11%) Java

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (11.11%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) MySQL
2 7 (77.78%) Relational Database
3 4 (44.44%) Hadoop
4 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JUnit
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) Mercurial
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
1 2 (22.22%) REST
2 1 (11.11%) JAX-RS
2 1 (11.11%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) JMS
2 1 (11.11%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (11.11%) Spring
2 1 (11.11%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Video on Demand
1 1 (11.11%) Digital Media
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Linux
2 6 (66.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (33.33%) MapReduce
2 3 (33.33%) DevOps
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) BDD
4 1 (11.11%) UML
4 1 (11.11%) CRM
4 1 (11.11%) SOA
4 1 (11.11%) RDF
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Perl
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) SPARQL
2 1 (11.11%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle