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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 40 42 39
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 21 20 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.46% 3.31% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.38% 4.26% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 4
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£350 £300 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -22.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.95% +6.66%
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
479 470 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 78.91% 77.81% 72.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 332 197
Average daily rate £350 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £510 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 14
Average hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.35 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £38.50 £18.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 July 2015.

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 July 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 0 17 £350 +16.66% 9
Newport +5 4 £450 +2.85% 3
Software Engineering
Wales

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (58.82%) Perl
2 29 (56.86%) UNIX
3 26 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (41.18%) OO
5 17 (33.33%) MySQL
6 15 (29.41%) Java
6 15 (29.41%) SQL
6 15 (29.41%) Linux
6 15 (29.41%) RESTful
6 15 (29.41%) Relational Database
7 14 (27.45%) TDD
8 13 (25.49%) Scala
9 12 (23.53%) MongoDB
9 12 (23.53%) Mojolicious
9 12 (23.53%) jQuery
10 11 (21.57%) OAuth
10 11 (21.57%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (21.57%) Hadoop
11 10 (19.61%) DevOps
12 9 (17.65%) Legal
12 9 (17.65%) UML
12 9 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (15.69%) C++
13 8 (15.69%) Security Cleared
14 7 (13.73%) MapReduce
14 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
15 6 (11.76%) Digital Media
15 6 (11.76%) SC Cleared
16 5 (9.80%) C#
16 5 (9.80%) Windows

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (21.57%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.96%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Office
1 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) VoIP
1 1 (1.96%) HTTP
1 1 (1.96%) SNMP
1 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (33.33%) MySQL
2 15 (29.41%) Relational Database
3 12 (23.53%) MongoDB
4 11 (21.57%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.96%) Firebird
6 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.96%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.88%) Subversion
2 3 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.96%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.96%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.96%) Hudson
3 1 (1.96%) MSBuild
3 1 (1.96%) Gradle
3 1 (1.96%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.96%) Maven
3 1 (1.96%) StarTeam
3 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.96%) JUnit
General
1 9 (17.65%) Legal
2 2 (3.92%) Finance
3 1 (1.96%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 22 (43.14%) Developer
2 19 (37.25%) Software Engineer
3 9 (17.65%) AWS Developer
3 9 (17.65%) Senior Software Engineer
4 8 (15.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (13.73%) Perl Developer
6 2 (3.92%) Perl Software Engineer
7 1 (1.96%) Linux Developer
7 1 (1.96%) Deployment Engineer
7 1 (1.96%) Deployment Specialist
7 1 (1.96%) Development Engineer
7 1 (1.96%) Research Engineer
7 1 (1.96%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (1.96%) UNIX Developer
7 1 (1.96%) Agile Coach
7 1 (1.96%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 1 (1.96%) Software Developer
7 1 (1.96%) Business Analyst
7 1 (1.96%) Analyst
7 1 (1.96%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (29.41%) RESTful
2 12 (23.53%) jQuery
2 12 (23.53%) Mojolicious
3 11 (21.57%) OAuth
4 5 (9.80%) XML
5 4 (7.84%) .NET
6 3 (5.88%) CSS
6 3 (5.88%) HTML
7 2 (3.92%) Web Services
7 2 (3.92%) LAMP
7 2 (3.92%) XHTML
7 2 (3.92%) Ajax
7 2 (3.92%) REST
8 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.96%) Velocity
8 1 (1.96%) JMS
8 1 (1.96%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.96%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (1.96%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.76%) Digital Media
3 4 (7.84%) Video on Demand
3 4 (7.84%) Human Factors
4 2 (3.92%) Smart Meter
4 2 (3.92%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.96%) Social Media
5 1 (1.96%) Biometrics
5 1 (1.96%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (1.96%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 29 (56.86%) UNIX
2 15 (29.41%) Linux
3 5 (9.80%) Windows
4 1 (1.96%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (41.18%) OO
3 14 (27.45%) TDD
4 10 (19.61%) DevOps
5 9 (17.65%) UML
6 7 (13.73%) MapReduce
7 4 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (7.84%) Scrum
8 3 (5.88%) Software Delivery
9 2 (3.92%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (3.92%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (3.92%) Test Scripting
9 2 (3.92%) BDD
9 2 (3.92%) Video Analytics
9 2 (3.92%) Analytics
9 2 (3.92%) OOA/OOD
9 2 (3.92%) ITIL
10 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2
10 1 (1.96%) Business Analysis
10 1 (1.96%) Strategic Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (58.82%) Perl
2 15 (29.41%) SQL
2 15 (29.41%) Java
3 13 (25.49%) Scala
4 8 (15.69%) C++
5 5 (9.80%) C#
6 4 (7.84%) Python
6 4 (7.84%) Ruby
7 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.92%) C
9 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.96%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.96%) SPARQL
9 1 (1.96%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.96%) Jython
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle
3 1 (1.96%) Coverity
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