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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 36 33 27
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 10 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.63% 2.41% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.45% 3.43% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 2
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £257 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £346 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
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
290 204 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 76.32% 70.34% 71.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 141 110
Average daily rate £350 £340 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £239 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 4
Average hourly rate £9.50 £17.67 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.22% +7.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.70 £16.04 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £19.17 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 October 2014, 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 12 (46.15%) Java
1 12 (46.15%) Linux
2 11 (42.31%) SQL
3 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (34.62%) Hadoop
5 8 (30.77%) Cyber Security
5 8 (30.77%) TDD
6 7 (26.92%) Perl
6 7 (26.92%) Web Services
6 7 (26.92%) HTML
7 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
7 6 (23.08%) Oracle
7 6 (23.08%) CSS
7 6 (23.08%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (19.23%) Apache Camel
8 5 (19.23%) Talend
8 5 (19.23%) Scala
8 5 (19.23%) MongoDB
8 5 (19.23%) Data Integration
8 5 (19.23%) Talend Open Studio
8 5 (19.23%) Pentaho
8 5 (19.23%) RESTful
8 5 (19.23%) OO
8 5 (19.23%) JBoss
8 5 (19.23%) Windows
8 5 (19.23%) Middleware
8 5 (19.23%) Scrum
9 4 (15.38%) UNIX
9 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET
9 4 (15.38%) .NET

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 6 (23.08%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (19.23%) JBoss
3 3 (11.54%) Apache Solr
4 2 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (7.69%) Tomcat
4 2 (7.69%) WebSphere
4 2 (7.69%) Umbraco
4 2 (7.69%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (34.62%) Hadoop
2 5 (19.23%) MongoDB
2 5 (19.23%) Pentaho
3 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
3 3 (11.54%) NoSQL
4 2 (7.69%) Big Data
4 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 2 (7.69%) MySQL
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (7.69%) Eclipse
3 2 (7.69%) JMeter
4 1 (3.85%) Selenium
4 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.85%) Hudson
4 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 9 (34.62%) Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Senior Software Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Perl Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Lead Software Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Java Developer
6 2 (7.69%) .NET Software Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Programmer
7 1 (3.85%) Lead Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Perl Programmer
7 1 (3.85%) Oracle Team Leader
7 1 (3.85%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) HTML
1 7 (26.92%) Web Services
2 6 (23.08%) CSS
3 5 (19.23%) Apache Camel
3 5 (19.23%) Middleware
3 5 (19.23%) RESTful
4 4 (15.38%) .NET
4 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET
4 4 (15.38%) Mojolicious
4 4 (15.38%) jQuery
5 3 (11.54%) XML
5 3 (11.54%) Spring
5 3 (11.54%) Hibernate
6 2 (7.69%) Lucene
6 2 (7.69%) WCF
6 2 (7.69%) Spring Web Flow
6 2 (7.69%) JSF
6 2 (7.69%) Ajax
6 2 (7.69%) JPA
6 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Data Integration
2 4 (15.38%) Visualisation
3 3 (11.54%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (3.85%) Digital Media
4 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Open Source
4 1 (3.85%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) Linux
2 5 (19.23%) Windows
3 4 (15.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (30.77%) TDD
2 8 (30.77%) Cyber Security
3 5 (19.23%) Scrum
3 5 (19.23%) OO
4 4 (15.38%) Load Testing
4 4 (15.38%) Unit Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Automated Testing
5 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (11.54%) MVC
5 3 (11.54%) Migration
5 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
5 3 (11.54%) V-Model
6 2 (7.69%) Analytics
6 2 (7.69%) User Stories
6 2 (7.69%) DevOps
6 2 (7.69%) Data Migration
6 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (7.69%) Manual Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) Java
2 11 (42.31%) SQL
3 7 (26.92%) Perl
4 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 5 (19.23%) Scala
6 4 (15.38%) Ruby
7 3 (11.54%) Python
8 2 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Kibana
2 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle
2 5 (19.23%) Talend
3 2 (7.69%) IBM
3 2 (7.69%) EPiServer
3 2 (7.69%) Sitecore
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft