The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Wales region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 43 50 49
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 26 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.50% 1.07% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.82% 1.51% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 2
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£300 £325 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +52.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £280 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £243
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £55.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +182.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
539 397 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 72.64% 70.89% 67.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 255 242
Average daily rate £388 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 6
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.85 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £19.35 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Software Engineering
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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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 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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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 +1 21 £300 -22.58% 7
West Wales - 3 - - 1
North Wales +5 1 £300 +20.00% 1
Mid Wales - - - - 3
Software Engineering
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Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 23 (48.94%) Java
2 18 (38.30%) SQL
3 17 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (29.79%) TDD
4 14 (29.79%) jQuery
4 14 (29.79%) OO
4 14 (29.79%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (27.66%) Scala
6 12 (25.53%) JavaScript
7 11 (23.40%) Perl
7 11 (23.40%) Linux
7 11 (23.40%) MongoDB
7 11 (23.40%) RESTful
7 11 (23.40%) Mojolicious
8 9 (19.15%) OAuth
8 9 (19.15%) UNIX
8 9 (19.15%) CSS
8 9 (19.15%) HTML
9 8 (17.02%) Cyber Security
10 7 (14.89%) Oracle
10 7 (14.89%) Scrum
10 7 (14.89%) Legal
10 7 (14.89%) Hadoop
11 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared
11 6 (12.77%) Web Services
11 6 (12.77%) Windows
12 5 (10.64%) JBoss
12 5 (10.64%) .NET
12 5 (10.64%) PHP
12 5 (10.64%) Middleware

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 14 (29.79%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (4.26%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.26%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.13%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.13%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) GSM
1 1 (2.13%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.13%) SNMP
1 1 (2.13%) xDSL
1 1 (2.13%) GPON
1 1 (2.13%) VLAN
1 1 (2.13%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.40%) MongoDB
2 7 (14.89%) Hadoop
3 5 (10.64%) Pentaho
4 4 (8.51%) NoSQL
5 3 (6.38%) MySQL
5 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
6 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (2.13%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.26%) JMeter
3 2 (4.26%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.13%) Selenium
4 1 (2.13%) CA Gen
General
1 7 (14.89%) Legal
2 1 (2.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 25 (53.19%) Developer
2 22 (46.81%) Software Engineer
3 11 (23.40%) Perl Developer
4 6 (12.77%) Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Programmer
5 5 (10.64%) Java Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Developer Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Lead Software Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) PHP Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Agile Coach
8 2 (4.26%) Test Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Analyst Programmer
9 1 (2.13%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) J2EE Developer
9 1 (2.13%) Senior Test Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) Java Software Engineer
9 1 (2.13%) Team Leader
9 1 (2.13%) Java Analyst Programmer
9 1 (2.13%) Java Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (29.79%) jQuery
2 11 (23.40%) RESTful
2 11 (23.40%) Mojolicious
3 9 (19.15%) OAuth
3 9 (19.15%) CSS
3 9 (19.15%) HTML
4 6 (12.77%) Web Services
5 5 (10.64%) .NET
5 5 (10.64%) Middleware
5 5 (10.64%) Apache Camel
6 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET
7 3 (6.38%) Ajax
7 3 (6.38%) Spring
7 3 (6.38%) JSF
8 2 (4.26%) .NET Framework
8 2 (4.26%) Symfony
8 2 (4.26%) Spring Web Flow
8 2 (4.26%) JPA
8 2 (4.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (4.26%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Data Integration
2 4 (8.51%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.13%) Open Source
3 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.40%) Linux
2 9 (19.15%) UNIX
3 6 (12.77%) Windows
4 1 (2.13%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.79%) TDD
2 14 (29.79%) OO
3 8 (17.02%) Cyber Security
4 7 (14.89%) Scrum
5 5 (10.64%) Unit Testing
5 5 (10.64%) User Stories
6 4 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (8.51%) Load Testing
6 4 (8.51%) MVC
7 3 (6.38%) V-Model
7 3 (6.38%) Product Management
7 3 (6.38%) Web Development
7 3 (6.38%) Waterfall
8 2 (4.26%) Web Application Development
8 2 (4.26%) Automated Testing
8 2 (4.26%) Refactoring
8 2 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (4.26%) Performance Testing
8 2 (4.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 23 (48.94%) Java
2 18 (38.30%) SQL
3 13 (27.66%) Scala
4 12 (25.53%) JavaScript
5 11 (23.40%) Perl
6 5 (10.64%) PHP
7 4 (8.51%) C#
8 3 (6.38%) C++
9 2 (4.26%) Ruby
9 2 (4.26%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.51%) Degree
4 2 (4.26%) ISEB
5 1 (2.13%) HND
5 1 (2.13%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) Kibana
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) Oracle
2 5 (10.64%) JBoss
2 5 (10.64%) Talend
3 4 (8.51%) Zend
4 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.26%) IBM
6 1 (2.13%) CA