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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 29 46 37
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -9
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 33 19 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 6.36% 3.00% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.66% 3.82% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 14 1
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£365 £388 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.80% -13.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.78% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +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
431 498 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 83.04% 78.55% 70.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 317 146
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £525 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 9
Average hourly rate £15.50 £25.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.00% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.30 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £26.00 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +23 22 £365 -2.66% 2
Newport -2 9 £415 +18.57% 2
Bridgend - 1 £400 -
Software Engineering
Wales

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 22 (41.51%) Perl
1 22 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (39.62%) UNIX
3 20 (37.74%) OO
4 15 (28.30%) UML
4 15 (28.30%) C++
5 14 (26.42%) Java
5 14 (26.42%) SQL
5 14 (26.42%) RESTful
6 13 (24.53%) TDD
7 12 (22.64%) Scala
7 12 (22.64%) Security Cleared
7 12 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (20.75%) Mojolicious
8 11 (20.75%) MongoDB
8 11 (20.75%) jQuery
8 11 (20.75%) XML
9 10 (18.87%) OAuth
9 10 (18.87%) SC Cleared
9 10 (18.87%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (16.98%) Windows
10 9 (16.98%) MySQL
11 8 (15.09%) Linux
11 8 (15.09%) Legal
11 8 (15.09%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (15.09%) Relational Database
12 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
12 7 (13.21%) Visual Studio
13 6 (11.32%) C#
13 6 (11.32%) Root Cause Analysis

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 10 (18.87%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.89%) Zope
2 1 (1.89%) Apache
2 1 (1.89%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.75%) MongoDB
2 9 (16.98%) MySQL
3 8 (15.09%) Relational Database
4 5 (9.43%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.89%) Big Data
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.89%) Firebird
6 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (13.21%) Visual Studio
2 6 (11.32%) Subversion
3 3 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.77%) Selenium
5 1 (1.89%) Maven
5 1 (1.89%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.89%) Hudson
5 1 (1.89%) Gradle
5 1 (1.89%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.89%) MSBuild
General
1 8 (15.09%) Legal
2 1 (1.89%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.89%) Military
Job Titles
1 20 (37.74%) Developer
2 19 (35.85%) Software Engineer
3 9 (16.98%) AWS Developer
4 6 (11.32%) Perl Developer
4 6 (11.32%) Senior Software Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) Analyst
6 1 (1.89%) Agile Coach
6 1 (1.89%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 1 (1.89%) Linux Developer
6 1 (1.89%) Deployment Specialist
6 1 (1.89%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (1.89%) QA Analyst
6 1 (1.89%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (1.89%) Test Leader
6 1 (1.89%) Development Engineer
6 1 (1.89%) Research Engineer
6 1 (1.89%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (1.89%) UNIX Developer
6 1 (1.89%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (26.42%) RESTful
2 11 (20.75%) Mojolicious
2 11 (20.75%) jQuery
2 11 (20.75%) XML
3 10 (18.87%) OAuth
4 4 (7.55%) .NET
4 4 (7.55%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 3 (5.66%) CSS
5 3 (5.66%) HTML
6 2 (3.77%) SOAP
6 2 (3.77%) Web Services
6 2 (3.77%) XHTML
6 2 (3.77%) LAMP
6 2 (3.77%) Ajax
7 1 (1.89%) Catalyst
7 1 (1.89%) Django
7 1 (1.89%) Velocity
7 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.89%) Mason
7 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.55%) Human Factors
3 3 (5.66%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (5.66%) Digital Media
3 3 (5.66%) Smart Meter
4 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.89%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.89%) Physics
5 1 (1.89%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (1.89%) Social Media
5 1 (1.89%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 21 (39.62%) UNIX
2 9 (16.98%) Windows
3 8 (15.09%) Linux
4 1 (1.89%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (37.74%) OO
3 15 (28.30%) UML
4 13 (24.53%) TDD
5 8 (15.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (11.32%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (11.32%) DevOps
7 5 (9.43%) Configuration Management
8 4 (7.55%) Scrum
8 4 (7.55%) Analytics
8 4 (7.55%) Test Scripting
8 4 (7.55%) Software Delivery
9 3 (5.66%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (5.66%) Video Analytics
10 2 (3.77%) ITIL
10 2 (3.77%) Migration
10 2 (3.77%) Test Automation
10 2 (3.77%) Data Migration
10 2 (3.77%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (3.77%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (41.51%) Perl
2 15 (28.30%) C++
3 14 (26.42%) Java
3 14 (26.42%) SQL
4 12 (22.64%) Scala
5 6 (11.32%) C#
6 5 (9.43%) Ruby
6 5 (9.43%) Python
7 3 (5.66%) C
7 3 (5.66%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.77%) PHP
9 1 (1.89%) Groovy
9 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.89%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.89%) Jython
9 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.89%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 12 (22.64%) Security Cleared
2 10 (18.87%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.66%) Degree
4 1 (1.89%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.89%) Zend
2 1 (1.89%) Sybase
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