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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 46 39 36
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 20 4 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.70% 0.92% 3.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.68% 1.43% 5.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 8
Average daily rate £400 £500 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £500 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
543 280 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 73.28% 64.67% 68.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 166 163
Average daily rate £388 £365 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.16% +1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 18
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% +8.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £23.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
Software Engineering
UK

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -9 14 £388 - 6
West Wales - 3 £475 -
North Wales - - - -
Mid Wales - - - -
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 13 (52.00%) OO
2 11 (44.00%) SQL
3 10 (40.00%) jQuery
3 10 (40.00%) Scala
4 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (36.00%) Java
5 8 (32.00%) Perl
5 8 (32.00%) UNIX
5 8 (32.00%) TDD
5 8 (32.00%) MongoDB
5 8 (32.00%) OAuth
5 8 (32.00%) RESTful
5 8 (32.00%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (32.00%) Mojolicious
6 6 (24.00%) Legal
7 5 (20.00%) PHP
7 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 4 (16.00%) C++
8 4 (16.00%) UML
8 4 (16.00%) Ethernet
8 4 (16.00%) Zend
8 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (12.00%) MVC
9 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
9 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
9 3 (12.00%) HTML
9 3 (12.00%) C#
9 3 (12.00%) .NET
9 3 (12.00%) MySQL

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 8 (32.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.00%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (4.00%) VLAN
2 1 (4.00%) xDSL
2 1 (4.00%) GPON
2 1 (4.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (12.00%) MySQL
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.00%) Selenium
General
1 6 (24.00%) Legal
2 1 (4.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Developer
2 13 (52.00%) Software Engineer
3 8 (32.00%) Perl Developer
4 4 (16.00%) PHP Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Developer Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Programmer
5 3 (12.00%) Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) jQuery
2 8 (32.00%) OAuth
2 8 (32.00%) RESTful
2 8 (32.00%) Mojolicious
3 3 (12.00%) HTML
3 3 (12.00%) .NET
3 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (12.00%) CSS
4 2 (8.00%) Symfony
4 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (8.00%) Laravel
5 1 (4.00%) Ajax
5 1 (4.00%) HTML5
5 1 (4.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (4.00%) CSS3
5 1 (4.00%) LAMP
5 1 (4.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) UNIX
2 1 (4.00%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) OO
2 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (32.00%) TDD
4 4 (16.00%) UML
4 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (12.00%) MVC
6 2 (8.00%) Kanban
6 2 (8.00%) Change Control
7 1 (4.00%) Software Testing
7 1 (4.00%) Waterfall
7 1 (4.00%) Test Scripting
7 1 (4.00%) System Testing
7 1 (4.00%) V-Model
7 1 (4.00%) Validation
7 1 (4.00%) Scrum
7 1 (4.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) SQL
2 10 (40.00%) Scala
3 9 (36.00%) Java
4 8 (32.00%) Perl
5 5 (20.00%) PHP
5 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 4 (16.00%) C++
7 3 (12.00%) C#
8 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) ISEB
2 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) MCTS
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.00%) HND
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Zend
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
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