Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £418 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software Engineer
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 64 61
Rank change year-on-year +22 -3 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 21 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 3.23% 1.07% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.38% 1.08% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 4
Cardiff median daily rate £418 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.29% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £360 £300 £325
90th Percentile £436 £474 £384
South Wales median daily rate £407 £370 £358
% change year-on-year +9.86% +3.50% +19.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate £36.50 - -
South Wales median hourly rate £42.50 - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 622 646 629
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 95.55% 98.33% 97.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 453 493
Cardiff median daily rate £370 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £175 £208 £185
90th Percentile £525 £488 £450
South Wales median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 25 27
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.25 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.93% -10.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £10.88 £12.45 £9.90
90th Percentile £39.00 £23.13 £20.14
South Wales median hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £14.13
% change year-on-year +26.47% +20.35% -11.72%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Cardiff

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Engineer in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Cardiff

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Cardiff

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 25 July 2017, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 16 (76.19%) C++
3 13 (61.90%) UML
4 8 (38.10%) Windows
5 7 (33.33%) OO
5 7 (33.33%) SDLC
6 6 (28.57%) Multithreaded Programming
6 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
6 6 (28.57%) Change Control
6 6 (28.57%) Multithreading
6 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 5 (23.81%) OOD
7 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (19.05%) Scrum
8 4 (19.05%) Human Factors
8 4 (19.05%) Use Case
8 4 (19.05%) Visual Studio
8 4 (19.05%) C
8 4 (19.05%) C#
8 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (14.29%) HTML5
9 3 (14.29%) HTML
9 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
9 3 (14.29%) Linux
9 3 (14.29%) Embedded C
9 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
10 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
10 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (9.52%) Informatics
10 2 (9.52%) Subversion

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) Apache
1 1 (4.76%) Apache Spark
1 1 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (4.76%) Tornado
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) RDBMS
1 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Apache Hive
2 1 (4.76%) Big Data
2 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.76%) HBase
2 1 (4.76%) Impala
2 1 (4.76%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (4.76%) Pentaho
2 1 (4.76%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Visual Studio
2 2 (9.52%) Subversion
3 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.76%) MSBuild
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (4.76%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (4.76%) Back Office
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) HTML
1 3 (14.29%) HTML5
2 2 (9.52%) OpenGL
3 1 (4.76%) .NET
3 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (4.76%) Code First Entity Framework
3 1 (4.76%) Entity Framework
3 1 (4.76%) Flask
3 1 (4.76%) JSON
3 1 (4.76%) Kafka
3 1 (4.76%) LINQ
3 1 (4.76%) Middleware
3 1 (4.76%) OAuth
3 1 (4.76%) WCF
3 1 (4.76%) WinForms
3 1 (4.76%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) Device Driver
3 1 (4.76%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Linux
3 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 13 (61.90%) UML
3 7 (33.33%) OO
3 7 (33.33%) SDLC
4 6 (28.57%) Change Control
4 6 (28.57%) Multithreaded Programming
4 6 (28.57%) Multithreading
5 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (23.81%) OOD
6 4 (19.05%) Human Factors
6 4 (19.05%) Scrum
6 4 (19.05%) Use Case
7 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
8 2 (9.52%) API Development
8 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
8 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (9.52%) Informatics
8 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
9 1 (4.76%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) C++
2 4 (19.05%) C
2 4 (19.05%) C#
3 3 (14.29%) Embedded C
3 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.52%) Assembly Language
5 1 (4.76%) Embedded C++
5 1 (4.76%) Java
5 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.76%) Python
5 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) Def Stans
1 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.76%) MISRA
1 1 (4.76%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Kibana
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Green Hills
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) Cloudera
3 1 (4.76%) Intel