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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 53 45 46
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 11 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.61% 1.01% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 1.06% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 4
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£325 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £355 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £375 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -4.00%
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
661 470 468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 96.50% 95.33% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 256 235
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 34 44
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £105.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 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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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
South Wales -5 9 £325 -13.33% 5
West Wales -2 2 - -
Mid Wales - - - -
Software Engineer
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Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 12 (60.00%) C++
3 9 (45.00%) UML
4 6 (30.00%) Web Services
4 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (25.00%) Java
5 5 (25.00%) UNIX
5 5 (25.00%) MVC
5 5 (25.00%) TDD
6 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio
7 3 (15.00%) C#
7 3 (15.00%) .NET
7 3 (15.00%) Windows
7 3 (15.00%) Linux
7 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (15.00%) OO
7 3 (15.00%) Subversion
7 3 (15.00%) Ruby
7 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
7 3 (15.00%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
7 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
7 3 (15.00%) Apache Solr
7 3 (15.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 3 (15.00%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
8 2 (10.00%) BDD
8 2 (10.00%) Hadoop
8 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) 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 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (15.00%) Subversion
3 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (10.00%) CA Gen
3 2 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (5.00%) GitLab
4 1 (5.00%) Hudson
4 1 (5.00%) JUnit
General
1 1 (5.00%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) Web Services
2 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (10.00%) WCF
3 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (10.00%) SOAP
3 2 (10.00%) XML
3 2 (10.00%) Lucene
4 1 (5.00%) Spring
4 1 (5.00%) Ajax
4 1 (5.00%) Java EE
4 1 (5.00%) JSON
4 1 (5.00%) Spring MVC
4 1 (5.00%) WSDL
4 1 (5.00%) RESTful
4 1 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (5.00%) REST
4 1 (5.00%) PostGIS
4 1 (5.00%) Apache Camel
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%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (45.00%) UML
3 5 (25.00%) MVC
3 5 (25.00%) TDD
4 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (15.00%) OO
4 3 (15.00%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (10.00%) Scrum
5 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.00%) Content Management
5 2 (10.00%) BDD
6 1 (5.00%) MapReduce
6 1 (5.00%) Analytics
6 1 (5.00%) DevOps
6 1 (5.00%) PLM
6 1 (5.00%) Validation
6 1 (5.00%) OOD
6 1 (5.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) C++
2 5 (25.00%) Java
3 3 (15.00%) C#
3 3 (15.00%) Ruby
4 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.00%) Perl
4 2 (10.00%) SQL
4 2 (10.00%) Python
5 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle
1 2 (10.00%) CA
1 2 (10.00%) EPiServer
1 2 (10.00%) Sitecore
2 1 (5.00%) Perforce
2 1 (5.00%) Sybase