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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 24 37 41
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 14 21 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 5.13% 4.65% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.98% 5.59% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 5
Median daily rate £333 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.48% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £281 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £350 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
234 376 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 85.71% 83.19% 77.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 311 228
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.09% +121.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.25 £8.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £21.00 £10.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cardiff region citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 2016.

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 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 19 (63.33%) OO
2 14 (46.67%) Java
3 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (40.00%) TDD
4 12 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 10 (33.33%) CSS
5 10 (33.33%) Selenium
6 9 (30.00%) Web Development
6 9 (30.00%) jQuery
6 9 (30.00%) Perl
7 8 (26.67%) Unix
7 8 (26.67%) Cucumber
8 7 (23.33%) Business Analysis
8 7 (23.33%) Legal
8 7 (23.33%) Translating Business Requirements
9 6 (20.00%) Open Source
10 5 (16.67%) Linux
10 5 (16.67%) NHS
11 4 (13.33%) ISEB
11 4 (13.33%) Apache
11 4 (13.33%) SQL
11 4 (13.33%) Project Management
11 4 (13.33%) Big Data
11 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
11 4 (13.33%) Use Case
12 3 (10.00%) JSON
12 3 (10.00%) Cloudera
12 3 (10.00%) Kafka
12 3 (10.00%) HBase
12 3 (10.00%) Jenkins

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (13.33%) Apache
2 3 (10.00%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.33%) Moodle
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) Big Data
2 3 (10.00%) HBase
3 1 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.33%) MySQL
3 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) Selenium
2 8 (26.67%) Cucumber
3 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (23.33%) Legal
2 3 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.33%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (53.33%) Developer
2 8 (26.67%) Software Engineer
3 7 (23.33%) Analyst
3 7 (23.33%) Business Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Senior Business Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Perl Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Web Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Big Data Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Embedded Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Business IT Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Lead Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Programmer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) CSS
2 9 (30.00%) jQuery
3 3 (10.00%) HTML
3 3 (10.00%) JSON
3 3 (10.00%) Kafka
4 1 (3.33%) .NET
4 1 (3.33%) Ajax
4 1 (3.33%) Django
4 1 (3.33%) Flask
4 1 (3.33%) Middleware
4 1 (3.33%) REST
4 1 (3.33%) RESTful
4 1 (3.33%) SOAP
4 1 (3.33%) SVG
4 1 (3.33%) Web Services
4 1 (3.33%) XHTML
4 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) NHS
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.67%) Digital TV
3 2 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.33%) e-Learning
4 1 (3.33%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Unix
2 5 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) OO
2 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (40.00%) TDD
4 9 (30.00%) Web Development
5 7 (23.33%) Business Analysis
5 7 (23.33%) Translating Business Requirements
6 6 (20.00%) Open Source
7 4 (13.33%) Project Management
7 4 (13.33%) Use Case
8 3 (10.00%) ETL
9 2 (6.67%) BDD
9 2 (6.67%) Defect Management
9 2 (6.67%) Performance Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Scrum
9 2 (6.67%) Test Automation
9 2 (6.67%) Test Planning
9 2 (6.67%) UML
10 1 (3.33%) Microservices
10 1 (3.33%) OOP
10 1 (3.33%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 14 (46.67%) Java
2 12 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 9 (30.00%) Perl
4 4 (13.33%) SQL
5 3 (10.00%) Python
6 2 (6.67%) C
6 2 (6.67%) Embedded C
6 2 (6.67%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.33%) Assembly Language
7 1 (3.33%) C++
7 1 (3.33%) Embedded C++
7 1 (3.33%) PHP
7 1 (3.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) ISEB
1 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Cloudera
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
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