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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 50 37 35
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -2
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 13 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.27% 2.23% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.92% 3.27% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 3
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£350 £333 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £258 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £350 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £60.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
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
445 306 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 77.80% 68.15% 70.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 201 163
Average daily rate £350 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £231 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 9
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.58 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% +3.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £11.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £25.30 £47.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 31 October 2014.

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 31 October 2014. 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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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 -10 9 £325 - 3
Newport -11 4 £375 +7.14% 3
Monmouthshire - - - -
Torfaen - - - - 4
Vale of Glamorgan - - - -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - - - -
Bridgend - - - -
Software Engineering
Wales

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 16 (47.06%) Java
2 13 (38.24%) Linux
3 12 (35.29%) SQL
3 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (29.41%) TDD
5 9 (26.47%) Hadoop
6 8 (23.53%) Web Services
6 8 (23.53%) Cyber Security
7 7 (20.59%) JavaScript
7 7 (20.59%) Perl
7 7 (20.59%) HTML
7 7 (20.59%) Scrum
8 6 (17.65%) Oracle
8 6 (17.65%) CSS
8 6 (17.65%) Windows
8 6 (17.65%) RESTful
8 6 (17.65%) Ruby
8 6 (17.65%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (14.71%) Apache Camel
9 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (14.71%) Data Integration
9 5 (14.71%) Scala
9 5 (14.71%) Talend Open Studio
9 5 (14.71%) Pentaho
9 5 (14.71%) MongoDB
9 5 (14.71%) Talend
9 5 (14.71%) OO
9 5 (14.71%) JBoss
9 5 (14.71%) Middleware
9 5 (14.71%) C#

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 6 (17.65%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (14.71%) JBoss
3 3 (8.82%) Apache Solr
4 2 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (5.88%) Tomcat
4 2 (5.88%) WebSphere
4 2 (5.88%) Umbraco
4 2 (5.88%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (2.94%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) HTTP
1 1 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (26.47%) Hadoop
2 5 (14.71%) MongoDB
2 5 (14.71%) Pentaho
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
3 3 (8.82%) NoSQL
4 2 (5.88%) Big Data
4 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.88%) MySQL
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (8.82%) Eclipse
3 2 (5.88%) JMeter
3 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.94%) Selenium
4 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.94%) Hudson
4 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (52.94%) Software Engineer
2 10 (29.41%) Developer
3 6 (17.65%) Senior Software Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Perl Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Java Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Lead Software Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) .NET Software Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Agile Coach
5 2 (5.88%) Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Test Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Technical Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Software Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Programmer
6 1 (2.94%) Lead Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Perl Programmer
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) Web Services
2 7 (20.59%) HTML
3 6 (17.65%) RESTful
3 6 (17.65%) CSS
4 5 (14.71%) Apache Camel
4 5 (14.71%) .NET
4 5 (14.71%) Middleware
5 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET
5 4 (11.76%) XML
5 4 (11.76%) jQuery
5 4 (11.76%) Mojolicious
6 3 (8.82%) Ajax
6 3 (8.82%) Hibernate
6 3 (8.82%) Spring
7 2 (5.88%) JSF
7 2 (5.88%) Lucene
7 2 (5.88%) Java EE
7 2 (5.88%) JPA
7 2 (5.88%) WCF
7 2 (5.88%) Spring Web Flow
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Data Integration
1 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.76%) Visualisation
3 3 (8.82%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.94%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.94%) Open Source
5 1 (2.94%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.94%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 13 (38.24%) Linux
2 6 (17.65%) Windows
3 4 (11.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (29.41%) TDD
3 8 (23.53%) Cyber Security
4 7 (20.59%) Scrum
5 5 (14.71%) OO
6 4 (11.76%) MVC
6 4 (11.76%) Load Testing
6 4 (11.76%) Unit Testing
6 4 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (11.76%) UML
6 4 (11.76%) User Stories
7 3 (8.82%) V-Model
7 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
7 3 (8.82%) Waterfall
7 3 (8.82%) Migration
7 3 (8.82%) Automated Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Web Development
7 3 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (5.88%) Performance Testing
8 2 (5.88%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (47.06%) Java
2 12 (35.29%) SQL
3 7 (20.59%) JavaScript
3 7 (20.59%) Perl
4 6 (17.65%) Ruby
5 5 (14.71%) Scala
5 5 (14.71%) C#
5 5 (14.71%) C++
6 3 (8.82%) Python
7 1 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Kibana
2 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Oracle
2 5 (14.71%) Talend
3 2 (5.88%) IBM
3 2 (5.88%) EPiServer
3 2 (5.88%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft