The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 56 46 46
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 14 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.03% 0.98% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 1.05% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £350 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -0.68%
Software Engineer
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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
671 477 494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 97.25% 93.71% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 243 260
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 39 42
Average hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £28.00 £21.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Wales region over the 3 months to 29 December 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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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
South Wales +1 12 £325 -7.14% 6
Mid Wales - - - - 2
North Wales - - - -
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region that cited Software Engineer in their job title 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 with Software Engineer in their job title.

1 20 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (55.00%) C++
3 8 (40.00%) UML
4 7 (35.00%) Web Services
5 6 (30.00%) Java
5 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (25.00%) UNIX
6 5 (25.00%) TDD
6 5 (25.00%) MVC
7 3 (15.00%) Linux
7 3 (15.00%) OO
7 3 (15.00%) C#
7 3 (15.00%) SQL
7 3 (15.00%) .NET
7 3 (15.00%) Oracle
7 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
7 3 (15.00%) Ruby
7 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
7 3 (15.00%) Apache Solr
7 3 (15.00%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
7 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
8 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
8 2 (10.00%) BDD
8 2 (10.00%) Hadoop
8 2 (10.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 2 (10.00%) Degree
8 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region that cited Software Engineer in their job title 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 with Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) Apache Solr
2 2 (10.00%) Umbraco
2 2 (10.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) DVB
2 1 (5.00%) AMQP
2 1 (5.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.00%) MySQL
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.00%) Big Data
3 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.00%) CA Gen
2 2 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (10.00%) Subversion
2 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.00%) Hudson
3 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.00%) GitLab
3 1 (5.00%) JUnit
General
1 1 (5.00%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) Web Services
2 3 (15.00%) .NET
3 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (10.00%) Lucene
3 2 (10.00%) Spring
3 2 (10.00%) XML
3 2 (10.00%) WCF
3 2 (10.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (10.00%) SOAP
3 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (5.00%) REST
4 1 (5.00%) PostGIS
4 1 (5.00%) Apache Camel
4 1 (5.00%) RESTful
4 1 (5.00%) WSDL
4 1 (5.00%) JSF
4 1 (5.00%) Ajax
4 1 (5.00%) Java EE
4 1 (5.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (15.00%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (5.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) UNIX
2 3 (15.00%) Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (40.00%) UML
3 5 (25.00%) MVC
3 5 (25.00%) TDD
4 3 (15.00%) OO
5 2 (10.00%) Scrum
5 2 (10.00%) Content Management
5 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (10.00%) BDD
5 2 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.00%) MapReduce
6 1 (5.00%) Web Application Development
6 1 (5.00%) Analytics
6 1 (5.00%) DevOps
6 1 (5.00%) Requirements Engineering
6 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.00%) PLM
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) C++
2 6 (30.00%) Java
3 3 (15.00%) C#
3 3 (15.00%) SQL
3 3 (15.00%) Ruby
4 2 (10.00%) Python
4 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.00%) Perl
5 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) CA
2 2 (10.00%) EPiServer
2 2 (10.00%) Sitecore
3 1 (5.00%) Perforce
3 1 (5.00%) Sybase