The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering over the 3 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 22 38 -
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 15 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 5.79% 2.51% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.11% 3.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 0
Average daily rate
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£365 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Software Engineering
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
211 283 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 81.47% 79.05% 66.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 201 74
Average daily rate £350 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 5
Average hourly rate £16.00 £27.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.81% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £27.50 £10.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.34 £27.50 £18.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 16 (80.00%) Perl
2 15 (75.00%) UNIX
3 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (50.00%) OO
5 9 (45.00%) MySQL
6 8 (40.00%) Linux
6 8 (40.00%) RESTful
6 8 (40.00%) Relational Database
7 7 (35.00%) SQL
7 7 (35.00%) TDD
8 6 (30.00%) Java
8 6 (30.00%) DevOps
9 5 (25.00%) Mojolicious
9 5 (25.00%) MongoDB
9 5 (25.00%) Scala
9 5 (25.00%) Hadoop
9 5 (25.00%) OAuth
9 5 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (25.00%) jQuery
10 4 (20.00%) Ruby
10 4 (20.00%) Legal
10 4 (20.00%) XML
10 4 (20.00%) Python
10 4 (20.00%) Analytics
11 3 (15.00%) Digital Media
11 3 (15.00%) Video Analytics
12 2 (10.00%) MapReduce
12 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (10.00%) Degree
12 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) Apache
2 1 (5.00%) Zope
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (45.00%) MySQL
2 8 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 5 (25.00%) Hadoop
3 5 (25.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Selenium
2 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (20.00%) Legal
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Developer
2 6 (30.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) AWS Developer
4 4 (20.00%) Perl Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Software Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.00%) QA Tester
6 1 (5.00%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) QA Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) UNIX Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) RESTful
2 5 (25.00%) Mojolicious
2 5 (25.00%) OAuth
2 5 (25.00%) jQuery
3 4 (20.00%) XML
4 2 (10.00%) SOAP
4 2 (10.00%) Web Services
4 2 (10.00%) LAMP
5 1 (5.00%) Ajax
5 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (5.00%) Django
5 1 (5.00%) Mason
5 1 (5.00%) XHTML
5 1 (5.00%) WSDL
5 1 (5.00%) CPAN
5 1 (5.00%) HTML
5 1 (5.00%) .NET
5 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.00%) CSS
5 1 (5.00%) Catalyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Digital Media
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (75.00%) UNIX
2 8 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) OO
3 7 (35.00%) TDD
4 6 (30.00%) DevOps
5 4 (20.00%) Analytics
6 3 (15.00%) Video Analytics
7 2 (10.00%) MapReduce
7 2 (10.00%) Scrum
8 1 (5.00%) Test Planning
8 1 (5.00%) Automation Testing
8 1 (5.00%) CRM
8 1 (5.00%) OOD
8 1 (5.00%) SOA
8 1 (5.00%) MVC
8 1 (5.00%) Validation
8 1 (5.00%) Migration
8 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
8 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (80.00%) Perl
2 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 6 (30.00%) Java
4 5 (25.00%) Scala
5 4 (20.00%) Python
5 4 (20.00%) Ruby
6 2 (10.00%) C#
6 2 (10.00%) PHP
7 1 (5.00%) C
7 1 (5.00%) C++
7 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (5.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Sybase
1 1 (5.00%) Zend