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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 46 40 39
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 29 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.74% 1.76% 3.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.75% 2.64% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 8
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£325 £260 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -16.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £256 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £324 £341
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
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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
610 341 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 78.61% 66.73% 68.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 180 191
Average daily rate £350 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 23 20
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.16 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.23% -25.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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
West Wales -4 17 £413 -
South Wales -12 11 £325 +25.00% 12
Mid Wales - - - - 3
North Wales - - - - 3
Software Engineering
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Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 25 (47.17%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (43.40%) Java
3 22 (41.51%) Linux
4 19 (35.85%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (33.96%) Web Services
5 18 (33.96%) MongoDB
5 18 (33.96%) Jenkins
6 17 (32.08%) TDD
7 16 (30.19%) PostgreSQL
8 15 (28.30%) SOA
8 15 (28.30%) SQL
9 13 (24.53%) Scrum
10 11 (20.75%) Spring
10 11 (20.75%) MVC
10 11 (20.75%) Configuration Management
11 10 (18.87%) Windows
11 10 (18.87%) IaaS
11 10 (18.87%) PaaS
12 9 (16.98%) SaaS
12 9 (16.98%) Puppet
12 9 (16.98%) Hadoop
12 9 (16.98%) Ansible
12 9 (16.98%) UNIX
12 9 (16.98%) JavaScript
12 9 (16.98%) Oracle
12 9 (16.98%) Clustering
13 8 (15.09%) JSON
13 8 (15.09%) HTML
13 8 (15.09%) Cyber Security
13 8 (15.09%) Apache Camel

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 6 (11.32%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (9.43%) JBoss
3 3 (5.66%) Apache Solr
4 2 (3.77%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (3.77%) Umbraco
4 2 (3.77%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.77%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (3.77%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.77%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.89%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.87%) IaaS
1 10 (18.87%) PaaS
2 9 (16.98%) SaaS
3 7 (13.21%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) AMQP
2 4 (7.55%) HTTP
3 1 (1.89%) Internet
3 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.89%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (33.96%) MongoDB
2 16 (30.19%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (16.98%) Hadoop
4 8 (15.09%) Relational Database
5 5 (9.43%) RDBMS
5 5 (9.43%) Pentaho
6 3 (5.66%) NoSQL
6 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
7 2 (3.77%) MySQL
7 2 (3.77%) Big Data
8 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (33.96%) Jenkins
2 5 (9.43%) Talend Open Studio
3 4 (7.55%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.66%) Eclipse
4 3 (5.66%) Visual Studio
4 3 (5.66%) Selenium
5 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.77%) Maven
5 2 (3.77%) JMeter
5 2 (3.77%) CA Gen
6 1 (1.89%) NeoLoad
6 1 (1.89%) Hudson
6 1 (1.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.89%) JUnit
6 1 (1.89%) Subversion
General
1 1 (1.89%) Legal
1 1 (1.89%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 25 (47.17%) Software Engineer
2 20 (37.74%) Developer
3 6 (11.32%) Java Developer
3 6 (11.32%) Senior Software Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Programmer
4 5 (9.43%) Lead Software Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Developer Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Agile Coach
6 3 (5.66%) Analyst Programmer
7 2 (3.77%) Web Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) .NET Software Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Perl Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Lead Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Architect
7 2 (3.77%) DevOps Engineer
8 1 (1.89%) CA Gen Developer
8 1 (1.89%) Test Leader
8 1 (1.89%) Development Engineer
8 1 (1.89%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (33.96%) Web Services
2 11 (20.75%) Spring
3 8 (15.09%) JSON
3 8 (15.09%) HTML
3 8 (15.09%) Apache Camel
3 8 (15.09%) REST
4 7 (13.21%) RabbitMQ
4 7 (13.21%) SOAP
4 7 (13.21%) CSS
5 6 (11.32%) Spring MVC
5 6 (11.32%) .NET
6 5 (9.43%) Middleware
6 5 (9.43%) ASP.NET
6 5 (9.43%) XML
7 4 (7.55%) jQuery
7 4 (7.55%) RESTful
8 3 (5.66%) Hibernate
8 3 (5.66%) JSF
8 3 (5.66%) Ajax
9 2 (3.77%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Clustering
2 7 (13.21%) Open Source
3 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (9.43%) Data Integration
4 4 (7.55%) Visualisation
5 3 (5.66%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.89%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.89%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.89%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 22 (41.51%) Linux
2 10 (18.87%) Windows
3 9 (16.98%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (47.17%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (35.85%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (32.08%) TDD
4 15 (28.30%) SOA
5 13 (24.53%) Scrum
6 11 (20.75%) MVC
6 11 (20.75%) Configuration Management
7 8 (15.09%) Cyber Security
8 7 (13.21%) DevOps
9 5 (9.43%) UML
9 5 (9.43%) OO
9 5 (9.43%) Unit Testing
10 4 (7.55%) User Stories
11 3 (5.66%) Test Automation
11 3 (5.66%) Product Management
12 2 (3.77%) Load Testing
12 2 (3.77%) Content Management
12 2 (3.77%) Web Development
12 2 (3.77%) Refactoring
12 2 (3.77%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (43.40%) Java
2 15 (28.30%) SQL
3 9 (16.98%) JavaScript
4 7 (13.21%) C++
5 6 (11.32%) Ruby
5 6 (11.32%) C#
6 5 (9.43%) Perl
7 3 (5.66%) Scala
7 3 (5.66%) Python
8 1 (1.89%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (16.98%) Puppet
1 9 (16.98%) Ansible
2 2 (3.77%) Kibana
3 1 (1.89%) logstash
3 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (1.89%) Nessus
3 1 (1.89%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 9 (16.98%) Oracle
2 5 (9.43%) Talend
3 2 (3.77%) Sitecore
3 2 (3.77%) EPiServer
3 2 (3.77%) CA
3 2 (3.77%) IBM
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.89%) HP
4 1 (1.89%) Perforce
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
South Wales
CPS Group
Posted: 8 days ago