The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Wales region that had Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 17 64 52
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 41 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 6.57% 1.22% 2.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.66% 1.27% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 7 12
Median daily rate £390 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £350 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £385 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Software Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
616 869 676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 98.72% 96.34% 97.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 597 472
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £460 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 45 27
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.94 £29.50 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Wales region that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Wales region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Wales region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +44 36 £390 +11.42% 4
Mid Wales +5 1 £338 -
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 56 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 38 (67.86%) UML
3 35 (62.50%) OO
4 34 (60.71%) C++
5 32 (57.14%) Windows
6 26 (46.43%) C#
7 24 (42.86%) SC Cleared
7 24 (42.86%) Security Cleared
8 23 (41.07%) SQL
8 23 (41.07%) OOA/OOD
9 19 (33.93%) C
10 18 (32.14%) TCP/IP
11 17 (30.36%) Eclipse
11 17 (30.36%) VoIP
11 17 (30.36%) SNMP
11 17 (30.36%) Visual Studio
11 17 (30.36%) Requirements Management
12 16 (28.57%) Coverity
12 16 (28.57%) Rational DOORS
12 16 (28.57%) StarTeam
12 16 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (23.21%) Embedded Systems
14 11 (19.64%) JavaScript
15 10 (17.86%) .NET
16 9 (16.07%) Web Services
17 8 (14.29%) Linux
18 7 (12.50%) Embedded C++
19 6 (10.71%) Configuration Management
19 6 (10.71%) Embedded C
19 6 (10.71%) CSS

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (8.93%) SharePoint
1 5 (8.93%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.57%) Apache
3 1 (1.79%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.79%) Moodle
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) Office 365
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (32.14%) TCP/IP
2 17 (30.36%) SNMP
2 17 (30.36%) VoIP
3 5 (8.93%) Skype
4 3 (5.36%) LDAP
5 1 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) Big Data
2 1 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.79%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.79%) HBase
2 1 (1.79%) MySQL
2 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (30.36%) Eclipse
1 17 (30.36%) Visual Studio
2 16 (28.57%) Rational DOORS
2 16 (28.57%) StarTeam
3 2 (3.57%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (3.57%) Subversion
4 1 (1.79%) GCC
4 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.79%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.86%) .NET
2 9 (16.07%) Web Services
3 6 (10.71%) CSS
4 5 (8.93%) ASP.NET
4 5 (8.93%) HTML
5 3 (5.36%) XML
6 2 (3.57%) OpenGL
7 1 (1.79%) HTML5
7 1 (1.79%) JSON
7 1 (1.79%) Kafka
7 1 (1.79%) Play Framework
7 1 (1.79%) POCO
7 1 (1.79%) REST
7 1 (1.79%) RESTful
7 1 (1.79%) Spring
7 1 (1.79%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 16 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (23.21%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.79%) Digital TV
3 1 (1.79%) e-Learning
3 1 (1.79%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 32 (57.14%) Windows
2 8 (14.29%) Linux
3 5 (8.93%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 38 (67.86%) UML
3 35 (62.50%) OO
4 23 (41.07%) OOA/OOD
5 17 (30.36%) Requirements Management
6 6 (10.71%) Configuration Management
7 5 (8.93%) Human Factors
7 5 (8.93%) Unit Testing
8 4 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (7.14%) Cross-Platform Development
8 4 (7.14%) Requirements Engineering
9 3 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (3.57%) Open Source
10 2 (3.57%) Process Improvement
10 2 (3.57%) Project Management
11 1 (1.79%) BDD
11 1 (1.79%) Change Control
11 1 (1.79%) High Availability
11 1 (1.79%) Penetration Testing
11 1 (1.79%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 34 (60.71%) C++
2 26 (46.43%) C#
3 23 (41.07%) SQL
4 19 (33.93%) C
5 11 (19.64%) JavaScript
6 7 (12.50%) Embedded C++
7 6 (10.71%) Embedded C
8 5 (8.93%) T-SQL
9 4 (7.14%) PHP
10 3 (5.36%) Java
10 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 24 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 24 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) MISRA
1 2 (3.57%) MISRA C
2 1 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.79%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.79%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (5.36%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (28.57%) Coverity
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.79%) Cloudera