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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 47 46 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 9 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.12% 0.32% -
As % of the Job Titles category 2.17% 0.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate £350 £438 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.63 £38.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+14.05% +2.00%
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
414 308 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 97.64% 99.04% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 236 159
Average daily rate £338 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 13
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% -5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £14.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £22.50 £164.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 11 February 2016, 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 10 (90.91%) Software Engineering
2 6 (54.55%) Unix
2 6 (54.55%) Linux
3 5 (45.45%) Java
3 5 (45.45%) Perl
3 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) OO
3 5 (45.45%) Cucumber
4 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
4 4 (36.36%) DevOps
4 4 (36.36%) MySQL
4 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (36.36%) TDD
4 4 (36.36%) MVC
4 4 (36.36%) RESTful
4 4 (36.36%) Hadoop
5 3 (27.27%) Apache Solr
5 3 (27.27%) Web Services
5 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
5 3 (27.27%) Degree
5 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
5 3 (27.27%) Ruby
5 3 (27.27%) Subversion
5 3 (27.27%) SOA
5 3 (27.27%) Internet
5 3 (27.27%) BDD
5 3 (27.27%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (27.27%) MapReduce
5 3 (27.27%) Analytics
5 3 (27.27%) Performance Analysis

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 3 (27.27%) Apache Solr
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Internet
2 2 (18.18%) HTTP
3 1 (9.09%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) Hadoop
1 4 (36.36%) MySQL
1 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
2 2 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
3 1 (9.09%) DB2
3 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
3 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Cucumber
2 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 3 (27.27%) Subversion
3 2 (18.18%) Selenium
4 1 (9.09%) Hudson
4 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (9.09%) Back Office
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) RESTful
2 3 (27.27%) Web Services
3 2 (18.18%) .NET
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
3 2 (18.18%) PostGIS
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (9.09%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (9.09%) Entity Framework
4 1 (9.09%) Middleware
4 1 (9.09%) Mojolicious
4 1 (9.09%) STL
4 1 (9.09%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
1 3 (27.27%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (9.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Linux
1 6 (54.55%) Unix
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Software Engineering
2 5 (45.45%) OO
3 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) DevOps
3 4 (36.36%) MVC
3 4 (36.36%) TDD
4 3 (27.27%) Analytics
4 3 (27.27%) BDD
4 3 (27.27%) MapReduce
4 3 (27.27%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (27.27%) SOA
5 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Video Analytics
6 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
6 1 (9.09%) MVVM
6 1 (9.09%) OOP
6 1 (9.09%) Requirements Engineering
6 1 (9.09%) SDLC
6 1 (9.09%) UML
6 1 (9.09%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Java
1 5 (45.45%) Perl
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) Ruby
3 2 (18.18%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) C++
4 1 (9.09%) Scala
4 1 (9.09%) VC++
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Sybase