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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 53 39 44
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +5
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 16 20 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.41% 3.55% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 4.76% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 5
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£350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
- +12.67%
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
528 420 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 79.64% 74.60% 71.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 305 228
Average daily rate £356 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 13
Average hourly rate £15.75 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.70 £10.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £43.00 £21.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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
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 31 August 2015. 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
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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 -12 15 £350 +16.66% 6
Newport -5 1 £400 +6.66%
Software Engineering
Wales

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 30 (63.83%) Perl
2 29 (61.70%) UNIX
3 26 (55.32%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (44.68%) OO
5 17 (36.17%) MySQL
6 15 (31.91%) SQL
6 15 (31.91%) Java
6 15 (31.91%) Linux
6 15 (31.91%) RESTful
6 15 (31.91%) Relational Database
7 14 (29.79%) TDD
8 13 (27.66%) Scala
9 12 (25.53%) MongoDB
9 12 (25.53%) Mojolicious
9 12 (25.53%) jQuery
10 11 (23.40%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (23.40%) Hadoop
10 11 (23.40%) OAuth
11 10 (21.28%) DevOps
12 9 (19.15%) Legal
13 8 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (14.89%) MapReduce
14 7 (14.89%) UML
15 6 (12.77%) C++
15 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared
15 6 (12.77%) Digital Media
16 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
16 5 (10.64%) XML
16 5 (10.64%) Scrum
17 4 (8.51%) Microsoft

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 11 (23.40%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.13%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) VoIP
1 1 (2.13%) HTTP
1 1 (2.13%) SNMP
1 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (36.17%) MySQL
2 15 (31.91%) Relational Database
3 12 (25.53%) MongoDB
4 11 (23.40%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.13%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.26%) Subversion
2 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.13%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.13%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.13%) Hudson
3 1 (2.13%) MSBuild
3 1 (2.13%) Gradle
3 1 (2.13%) Artifactory
3 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.13%) Maven
3 1 (2.13%) StarTeam
3 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.13%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.13%) JUnit
General
1 9 (19.15%) Legal
2 2 (4.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (46.81%) Developer
2 16 (34.04%) Software Engineer
3 9 (19.15%) Senior Software Engineer
3 9 (19.15%) AWS Developer
4 8 (17.02%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (14.89%) Perl Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Perl Software Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Linux Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Deployment Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Deployment Specialist
7 1 (2.13%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.13%) UNIX Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Agile Coach
7 1 (2.13%) Java Software Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (31.91%) RESTful
2 12 (25.53%) jQuery
2 12 (25.53%) Mojolicious
3 11 (23.40%) OAuth
4 5 (10.64%) XML
5 3 (6.38%) CSS
5 3 (6.38%) HTML
5 3 (6.38%) .NET
5 3 (6.38%) Web Services
5 3 (6.38%) REST
6 2 (4.26%) SOAP
6 2 (4.26%) XHTML
6 2 (4.26%) LAMP
6 2 (4.26%) Spring
6 2 (4.26%) Ajax
7 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.13%) Velocity
7 1 (2.13%) Hibernate
7 1 (2.13%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (2.13%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.77%) Digital Media
3 4 (8.51%) Video on Demand
4 3 (6.38%) Human Factors
5 1 (2.13%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 29 (61.70%) UNIX
2 15 (31.91%) Linux
3 4 (8.51%) Windows
4 1 (2.13%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (55.32%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (44.68%) OO
3 14 (29.79%) TDD
4 10 (21.28%) DevOps
5 7 (14.89%) MapReduce
5 7 (14.89%) UML
6 5 (10.64%) Scrum
7 3 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (4.26%) BDD
8 2 (4.26%) Video Analytics
8 2 (4.26%) Analytics
8 2 (4.26%) OOA/OOD
8 2 (4.26%) Test Scripting
8 2 (4.26%) CRM
8 2 (4.26%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (4.26%) Software Delivery
9 1 (2.13%) System Integration Testing
9 1 (2.13%) SOA
9 1 (2.13%) RDF
9 1 (2.13%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (63.83%) Perl
2 15 (31.91%) SQL
2 15 (31.91%) Java
3 13 (27.66%) Scala
4 6 (12.77%) C++
5 4 (8.51%) Ruby
5 4 (8.51%) C#
5 4 (8.51%) Python
6 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.26%) C
8 1 (2.13%) Jython
8 1 (2.13%) ActionScript
8 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.13%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle
3 1 (2.13%) Coverity