The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 16 32 48
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +16
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 78 30 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 14.53% 6.16% 2.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 17.73% 7.54% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 24 12
Average daily rate £375 £365 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -5.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £415 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +2.56%
Software Engineering
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 South Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
440 398 445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 81.94% 81.72% 78.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 291 272
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 13 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £18.90 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.18% -11.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.45 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £34.50 £25.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Software Engineering
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +7 62 £370 +1.36% 3
Newport +18 9 £370 -5.12%
Gwent - 2 £400 -
Software Engineering
Wales

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 99 (73.88%) OO
2 81 (60.45%) Unix
2 81 (60.45%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (58.21%) Perl
4 74 (55.22%) TDD
5 67 (50.00%) jQuery
6 65 (48.51%) Java
7 64 (47.76%) Cucumber
8 61 (45.52%) Selenium
9 55 (41.04%) JavaScript
10 50 (37.31%) CSS
11 47 (35.07%) SQL
11 47 (35.07%) Legal
12 37 (27.61%) RESTful
13 35 (26.12%) MongoDB
14 34 (25.37%) Web Development
15 33 (24.63%) Mojolicious
16 32 (23.88%) NoSQL
17 26 (19.40%) HTML
17 26 (19.40%) Scala
18 25 (18.66%) Redis
18 25 (18.66%) Kafka
18 25 (18.66%) Go
19 23 (17.16%) Linux
20 22 (16.42%) .NET
21 18 (13.43%) C#
21 18 (13.43%) OAuth2
21 18 (13.43%) Elasticsearch
21 18 (13.43%) Translating Business Requirements
21 18 (13.43%) Security Cleared

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 18 (13.43%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (2.99%) Apache
3 3 (2.24%) Apache Solr
3 3 (2.24%) Node.js
4 2 (1.49%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (4.48%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.48%) Internet
2 4 (2.99%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.24%) HTTP
3 3 (2.24%) SNMP
3 3 (2.24%) VoIP
4 1 (0.75%) LDAP
4 1 (0.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (26.12%) MongoDB
2 32 (23.88%) NoSQL
3 25 (18.66%) Redis
4 10 (7.46%) Relational Database
4 10 (7.46%) SQL Server
5 8 (5.97%) Hadoop
5 8 (5.97%) MySQL
6 2 (1.49%) DB2
6 2 (1.49%) Neo4j
6 2 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 64 (47.76%) Cucumber
2 61 (45.52%) Selenium
3 5 (3.73%) Subversion
4 4 (2.99%) Concordion
4 4 (2.99%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.99%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.24%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.24%) Hudson
5 3 (2.24%) Jasmine
5 3 (2.24%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.24%) QUnit
5 3 (2.24%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (2.24%) Sinon.JS
5 3 (2.24%) StarTeam
6 2 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 47 (35.07%) Legal
2 6 (4.48%) Finance
3 3 (2.24%) Multimedia
3 3 (2.24%) Publishing
4 1 (0.75%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.75%) Back Office
4 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 84 (62.69%) Developer
2 27 (20.15%) Web Developer
3 24 (17.91%) Perl Developer
4 22 (16.42%) Software Engineer
5 19 (14.18%) Analyst
6 17 (12.69%) Business Analyst
7 13 (9.70%) Website Developer
8 12 (8.96%) JavaScript Developer
9 11 (8.21%) Senior Software Engineer
10 10 (7.46%) Java Developer
10 10 (7.46%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (6.72%) Senior Business Analyst
12 5 (3.73%) DevOps Engineer
12 5 (3.73%) Unix Developer
13 3 (2.24%) .NET Developer
13 3 (2.24%) C# Developer
13 3 (2.24%) C# Software Developer
13 3 (2.24%) C++ Software Engineer
13 3 (2.24%) Senior Developer
13 3 (2.24%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (50.00%) jQuery
2 50 (37.31%) CSS
3 37 (27.61%) RESTful
4 33 (24.63%) Mojolicious
5 26 (19.40%) HTML
6 25 (18.66%) Kafka
7 22 (16.42%) .NET
8 18 (13.43%) OAuth2
9 17 (12.69%) Web Services
10 13 (9.70%) Ajax
10 13 (9.70%) XML
11 11 (8.21%) ASP.NET
12 8 (5.97%) XHTML
13 5 (3.73%) .NET Framework
13 5 (3.73%) REST
14 4 (2.99%) Middleware
15 3 (2.24%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 3 (2.24%) Hibernate
15 3 (2.24%) STL
15 3 (2.24%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.97%) NHS
2 5 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.73%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (2.99%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.99%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.99%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.99%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.24%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.49%) Informatics
6 1 (0.75%) Health Informatics
6 1 (0.75%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.75%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 81 (60.45%) Unix
2 23 (17.16%) Linux
3 17 (12.69%) Windows
4 2 (1.49%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.75%) Android
5 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (73.88%) OO
2 81 (60.45%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (55.22%) TDD
4 34 (25.37%) Web Development
5 18 (13.43%) Translating Business Requirements
6 14 (10.45%) Business Analysis
6 14 (10.45%) Configuration Management
7 13 (9.70%) Unit Testing
8 12 (8.96%) UML
9 11 (8.21%) Analytics
9 11 (8.21%) Cross-Platform Development
9 11 (8.21%) Requirements Engineering
10 9 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (5.97%) DevOps
11 8 (5.97%) MVC
11 8 (5.97%) Scrum
12 7 (5.22%) MapReduce
13 6 (4.48%) Use Case
13 6 (4.48%) Video Analytics
14 5 (3.73%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 78 (58.21%) Perl
2 65 (48.51%) Java
3 55 (41.04%) JavaScript
4 47 (35.07%) SQL
5 26 (19.40%) Scala
6 25 (18.66%) Go
7 18 (13.43%) C#
8 10 (7.46%) C++
9 7 (5.22%) Ruby
10 4 (2.99%) ANSI SQL
11 3 (2.24%) C
11 3 (2.24%) PHP
11 3 (2.24%) Python
12 2 (1.49%) VC++
12 2 (1.49%) XPath
13 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (13.43%) Security Cleared
2 17 (12.69%) Degree
3 11 (8.21%) ISEB
4 5 (3.73%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.24%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.21%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.75%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.75%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (0.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (8.21%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.24%) Coverity
3 2 (1.49%) Oracle
3 2 (1.49%) Sybase