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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
Wales / South Wales
Rank 16 53 43
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 37 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 6.97% 2.95% 2.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.23% 3.01% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 15 8
Median daily rate £425 £370 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% -10.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £330 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £399 £436
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +13.72%

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
512 565 474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 96.42% 97.92% 96.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 403 334
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 35 18
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £47.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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
Cardiff +28 17 £425 +21.42% 2
Newport 0 10 £425 +14.86% 3
Software Engineer
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 69 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 32 (46.38%) C++
2 32 (46.38%) UML
3 22 (31.88%) OO
3 22 (31.88%) C
3 22 (31.88%) Security Cleared
4 21 (30.43%) SC Cleared
5 20 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (24.64%) Linux
7 13 (18.84%) OOD
7 13 (18.84%) Multithreading
7 13 (18.84%) Git (software)
7 13 (18.84%) Change Control
7 13 (18.84%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (18.84%) SDLC
7 13 (18.84%) Multithreaded Programming
8 12 (17.39%) Requirements Management
8 12 (17.39%) VoIP
8 12 (17.39%) SNMP
8 12 (17.39%) TCP/IP
8 12 (17.39%) Java
9 11 (15.94%) Eclipse
9 11 (15.94%) Embedded Systems
10 10 (14.49%) RESTful
10 10 (14.49%) Open Source
10 10 (14.49%) Windows
11 9 (13.04%) Python
11 9 (13.04%) GCC
12 8 (11.59%) Scrum
13 7 (10.14%) TDD

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 3 (4.35%) Tornado
2 2 (2.90%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.90%) Liferay
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.39%) SNMP
1 12 (17.39%) TCP/IP
1 12 (17.39%) VoIP
2 1 (1.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.80%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (4.35%) MySQL
2 3 (4.35%) NoSQL
2 3 (4.35%) RDBMS
2 3 (4.35%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.35%) SQLite
3 2 (2.90%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.90%) Neo4j
3 2 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (18.84%) Git (software)
2 11 (15.94%) Eclipse
3 9 (13.04%) GCC
4 7 (10.14%) Visual Studio
5 4 (5.80%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (4.35%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.90%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.90%) JUnit
7 2 (2.90%) Maven
7 2 (2.90%) StarTeam
8 1 (1.45%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (1.45%) Subversion
General
1 2 (2.90%) Automotive
2 1 (1.45%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.45%) Military
2 1 (1.45%) Publishing
2 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.49%) RESTful
2 7 (10.14%) Spring
3 5 (7.25%) CSS
3 5 (7.25%) HTML
4 4 (5.80%) Flask
4 4 (5.80%) Web Services
5 3 (4.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 3 (4.35%) JSON
5 3 (4.35%) Kafka
5 3 (4.35%) Middleware
5 3 (4.35%) Spring Boot
5 3 (4.35%) ZeroMQ
6 2 (2.90%) .NET
6 2 (2.90%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (2.90%) HTML5
6 2 (2.90%) iXBRL
6 2 (2.90%) Node.js
6 2 (2.90%) OAuth
6 2 (2.90%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (2.90%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.84%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (15.94%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.90%) Life Science
4 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (24.64%) Linux
2 10 (14.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 32 (46.38%) UML
3 22 (31.88%) OO
4 20 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (18.84%) Change Control
5 13 (18.84%) Multithreaded Programming
5 13 (18.84%) Multithreading
5 13 (18.84%) OOD
5 13 (18.84%) SDLC
6 12 (17.39%) Requirements Management
7 10 (14.49%) Open Source
8 8 (11.59%) Scrum
9 7 (10.14%) BDD
9 7 (10.14%) TDD
10 6 (8.70%) Microservices
11 5 (7.25%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (7.25%) Kanban
11 5 (7.25%) OOA/OOD
12 4 (5.80%) Regression Testing
13 3 (4.35%) Human Factors
Programming Languages
1 32 (46.38%) C++
2 22 (31.88%) C
3 12 (17.39%) Java
4 9 (13.04%) Python
5 5 (7.25%) C#
5 5 (7.25%) Embedded C
5 5 (7.25%) JavaScript
5 5 (7.25%) Scala
5 5 (7.25%) SQL
6 4 (5.80%) Assembly Language
7 3 (4.35%) Go
8 2 (2.90%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.90%) Ruby
9 1 (1.45%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 22 (31.88%) Security Cleared
2 21 (30.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) MISRA
1 1 (1.45%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 6 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.35%) Oracle
2 3 (4.35%) Splunk
3 2 (2.90%) Coverity
4 1 (1.45%) Green Hills
Newport, Gwent
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
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Rate: From £40,523 to £46,924 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago