The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills 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 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 49 46 50
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 25 25 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.84% 3.35% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.68% 4.35% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 5
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£350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.95% +6.66%
Software Engineering
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
680 575 399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 77.19% 77.08% 72.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 391 256
Average daily rate £356 £390 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.71% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 10 14
Average hourly rate £15.75 £23.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.68% +53.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.65 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £52.50 £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 Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Wales region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the 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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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 +2 21 £350 +16.66% 13
West Wales -3 2 £550 - 1
Mid Wales - 1 - - 1
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 35 (54.69%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (46.88%) Perl
3 29 (45.31%) UNIX
4 24 (37.50%) SQL
5 21 (32.81%) OO
6 20 (31.25%) MySQL
7 19 (29.69%) Linux
7 19 (29.69%) Java
8 17 (26.56%) TDD
9 16 (25.00%) Relational Database
10 15 (23.44%) RESTful
10 15 (23.44%) jQuery
11 14 (21.88%) Security Cleared
11 14 (21.88%) Scala
12 13 (20.31%) DevOps
13 12 (18.75%) Mojolicious
13 12 (18.75%) MongoDB
14 11 (17.19%) Hadoop
14 11 (17.19%) Elasticsearch
14 11 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (17.19%) OAuth
14 11 (17.19%) SQL Server
15 10 (15.63%) C++
16 9 (14.06%) UML
16 9 (14.06%) SC Cleared
16 9 (14.06%) Legal
17 8 (12.50%) Windows
17 8 (12.50%) XML
17 8 (12.50%) Project Management
18 7 (10.94%) Microsoft

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (17.19%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (4.69%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.13%) Confluence
4 1 (1.56%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.56%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (7.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.13%) Simulink
3 1 (1.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.56%) PaaS
2 1 (1.56%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) VoIP
1 1 (1.56%) HTTP
1 1 (1.56%) SNMP
1 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (31.25%) MySQL
2 16 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 12 (18.75%) MongoDB
4 11 (17.19%) Hadoop
4 11 (17.19%) SQL Server
5 6 (9.38%) Firebird
6 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.56%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (1.56%) OLAP
6 1 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Subversion
2 4 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.13%) JIRA
3 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.56%) JUnit
4 1 (1.56%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.56%) Maven
4 1 (1.56%) StarTeam
4 1 (1.56%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.56%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.56%) Hudson
4 1 (1.56%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.56%) Gradle
4 1 (1.56%) Artifactory
General
1 9 (14.06%) Legal
2 2 (3.13%) Finance
3 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 25 (39.06%) Software Engineer
2 23 (35.94%) Developer
3 9 (14.06%) Senior Software Engineer
3 9 (14.06%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (14.06%) AWS Developer
4 7 (10.94%) Perl Developer
4 7 (10.94%) Analyst
5 6 (9.38%) Business Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) Lead Software Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Perl Software Engineer
8 1 (1.56%) Linux Developer
8 1 (1.56%) Software Developer
8 1 (1.56%) SQL Developer
8 1 (1.56%) Developer Analyst
8 1 (1.56%) Deployment Engineer
8 1 (1.56%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 1 (1.56%) Deployment Specialist
8 1 (1.56%) Development Engineer
8 1 (1.56%) NHS Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (23.44%) jQuery
1 15 (23.44%) RESTful
2 12 (18.75%) Mojolicious
3 11 (17.19%) OAuth
4 8 (12.50%) XML
5 4 (6.25%) .NET
6 3 (4.69%) CSS
6 3 (4.69%) VXML
6 3 (4.69%) JSON
6 3 (4.69%) HTML
6 3 (4.69%) REST
7 2 (3.13%) Ajax
7 2 (3.13%) LAMP
7 2 (3.13%) SOAP
7 2 (3.13%) Web Services
7 2 (3.13%) XHTML
8 1 (1.56%) JMS
8 1 (1.56%) Flash
8 1 (1.56%) J2EE
8 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.38%) Digital Media
3 4 (6.25%) Video on Demand
3 4 (6.25%) NHS
3 4 (6.25%) Human Factors
4 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.69%) IVR
5 2 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (3.13%) User Experience
5 2 (3.13%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.56%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.56%) Social Media
6 1 (1.56%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (1.56%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.56%) Java Card
6 1 (1.56%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 29 (45.31%) UNIX
2 19 (29.69%) Linux
3 8 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (1.56%) Windows CE
4 1 (1.56%) Fedora
4 1 (1.56%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (54.69%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (32.81%) OO
3 17 (26.56%) TDD
4 13 (20.31%) DevOps
5 9 (14.06%) UML
6 8 (12.50%) Project Management
7 7 (10.94%) MapReduce
7 7 (10.94%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (10.94%) ITIL
7 7 (10.94%) Scrum
8 6 (9.38%) SDLC
8 6 (9.38%) PRINCE2
8 6 (9.38%) Business Analysis
8 6 (9.38%) Data Migration
8 6 (9.38%) Service Management
8 6 (9.38%) Migration
9 5 (7.81%) Test Scripting
9 5 (7.81%) Software Delivery
10 3 (4.69%) Open Source
10 3 (4.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 30 (46.88%) Perl
2 24 (37.50%) SQL
3 19 (29.69%) Java
4 14 (21.88%) Scala
5 10 (15.63%) C++
6 6 (9.38%) JavaScript
6 6 (9.38%) T-SQL
7 5 (7.81%) C#
7 5 (7.81%) Ruby
7 5 (7.81%) Python
8 4 (6.25%) C
9 3 (4.69%) MATLAB
10 2 (3.13%) Embedded C
10 2 (3.13%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.56%) Jython
11 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.56%) SPARQL
11 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.56%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 14 (21.88%) Security Cleared
2 9 (14.06%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.69%) Degree
4 2 (3.13%) ISEB
5 1 (1.56%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) DO-254
2 1 (1.56%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.56%) TickIT
2 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) Puppet
1 1 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.69%) Avaya
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle
4 1 (1.56%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.56%) Coverity
4 1 (1.56%) Rackspace
4 1 (1.56%) SaltStack
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