The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South Wales region that had Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 21 64 57
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 36 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 6.53% 1.57% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.64% 1.63% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 4
Median daily rate £395 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -6.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +9.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Software Engineer
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 South Wales 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
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
542 675 543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 98.37% 96.29% 96.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 510 406
Median daily rate £400 £358 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.88% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £250 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 32 17
Median hourly rate £12.38 £11.64 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.35% -21.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.00 £8.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £21.00 £145.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South Wales region that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newport +29 24 £390 -10.34% 1
Cardiff +21 6 £450 +28.57% 3
Vale of Glamorgan - 4 - -
Software Engineer
Wales

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 56 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 41 (73.21%) UML
3 36 (64.29%) C++
4 33 (58.93%) OO
5 24 (42.86%) SC Cleared
5 24 (42.86%) Security Cleared
6 23 (41.07%) OOA/OOD
6 23 (41.07%) Windows
7 19 (33.93%) C
7 19 (33.93%) Embedded Systems
7 19 (33.93%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (32.14%) C#
8 18 (32.14%) SQL
9 17 (30.36%) Eclipse
9 17 (30.36%) VoIP
9 17 (30.36%) SNMP
9 17 (30.36%) TCP/IP
9 17 (30.36%) Requirements Management
10 16 (28.57%) StarTeam
10 16 (28.57%) Visual Studio
10 16 (28.57%) Coverity
10 16 (28.57%) Rational DOORS
11 7 (12.50%) Embedded C
11 7 (12.50%) Embedded C++
12 5 (8.93%) JavaScript
12 5 (8.93%) Linux
12 5 (8.93%) CSS
12 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (8.93%) Open Source
12 5 (8.93%) Human Factors

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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 2 (3.57%) Apache
2 1 (1.79%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.79%) Moodle
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (30.36%) SNMP
1 17 (30.36%) TCP/IP
1 17 (30.36%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (5.36%) Hadoop
1 3 (5.36%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.57%) Big Data
3 1 (1.79%) HBase
3 1 (1.79%) MySQL
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (30.36%) Eclipse
2 16 (28.57%) Rational DOORS
2 16 (28.57%) StarTeam
2 16 (28.57%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.57%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (1.79%) GCC
4 1 (1.79%) Subversion
General
1 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.93%) CSS
2 4 (7.14%) HTML
3 3 (5.36%) .NET
3 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.36%) RESTful
4 2 (3.57%) HTML5
4 2 (3.57%) OpenGL
4 2 (3.57%) Play Framework
4 2 (3.57%) REST
4 2 (3.57%) Spring
4 2 (3.57%) Web Services
5 1 (1.79%) Django
5 1 (1.79%) Flask
5 1 (1.79%) JSON
5 1 (1.79%) Kafka
5 1 (1.79%) POCO
5 1 (1.79%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 19 (33.93%) Analytical Skills
1 19 (33.93%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (1.79%) Digital TV
2 1 (1.79%) e-Learning
2 1 (1.79%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (41.07%) Windows
2 5 (8.93%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 41 (73.21%) UML
3 33 (58.93%) OO
4 23 (41.07%) OOA/OOD
5 17 (30.36%) Requirements Management
6 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (8.93%) Human Factors
6 5 (8.93%) Open Source
7 4 (7.14%) BDD
7 4 (7.14%) TDD
8 3 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (5.36%) High Availability
8 3 (5.36%) Unit Testing
9 2 (3.57%) Configuration Management
9 2 (3.57%) Process Improvement
9 2 (3.57%) Project Management
10 1 (1.79%) Change Control
10 1 (1.79%) Penetration Testing
10 1 (1.79%) Scrum
10 1 (1.79%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (64.29%) C++
2 19 (33.93%) C
3 18 (32.14%) C#
3 18 (32.14%) SQL
4 7 (12.50%) Embedded C
4 7 (12.50%) Embedded C++
5 5 (8.93%) JavaScript
6 4 (7.14%) Java
7 3 (5.36%) Scala
8 1 (1.79%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.79%) PHP
8 1 (1.79%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 24 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) MISRA
1 2 (3.57%) MISRA C
2 1 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 16 (28.57%) Coverity
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.79%) Cloudera
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