Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £405 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 34 76
Rank change year-on-year -16 +42 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 11 22 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.71% 3.89% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.78% 4.04% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 10
Cardiff median daily rate £405 £429 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.54% +22.50% +7.69%
10th Percentile £362 £388 £310
90th Percentile £426 £569 £425
South Wales median daily rate £415 £425 £370
% change year-on-year -2.35% +14.86% +13.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - £40.00 -
South Wales median hourly rate - £40.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cardiff
Contract vacancies in Cardiff with a recognized job title 619 544 838
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.42% 96.11% 96.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 410 672
Cardiff median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £162 £162 £213
90th Percentile £488 £525 £475
South Wales median daily rate £383 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -4.38% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 38 24
Cardiff median hourly rate £14.00 £13.35 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.87% -11.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £11.10 £10.75 £10.29
90th Percentile £20.28 £35.98 £24.75
South Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year -1.64% -4.69% +12.28%

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 19 January 2018, 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 11 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (72.73%) C++
2 8 (72.73%) OO
2 8 (72.73%) UML
3 6 (54.55%) OOD
3 6 (54.55%) Multithreading
3 6 (54.55%) Change Control
3 6 (54.55%) Multithreaded Programming
4 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (36.36%) Java
6 3 (27.27%) .NET
6 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
6 3 (27.27%) C#
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 3 (27.27%) SDLC
7 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
7 2 (18.18%) Fintech
7 2 (18.18%) Software Architecture
7 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (18.18%) REST
7 2 (18.18%) Static Code Analysis
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
7 2 (18.18%) Subversion
7 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Finance
7 2 (18.18%) Migration

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (9.09%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
2 2 (18.18%) Subversion
3 1 (9.09%) Ant
3 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (9.09%) Gradle
3 1 (9.09%) JUnit
3 1 (9.09%) Maven
3 1 (9.09%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (9.09%) TestNG
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) REST
2 2 (18.18%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (9.09%) CSS
3 1 (9.09%) HTML
3 1 (9.09%) J2EE
3 1 (9.09%) JDBC
3 1 (9.09%) NHibernate
3 1 (9.09%) OpenGL
3 1 (9.09%) OpenLayers
3 1 (9.09%) RxJS
3 1 (9.09%) Servlets
3 1 (9.09%) SOAP
3 1 (9.09%) Spring
3 1 (9.09%) WCF
3 1 (9.09%) XML
3 1 (9.09%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (72.73%) OO
2 8 (72.73%) UML
3 6 (54.55%) Change Control
3 6 (54.55%) Multithreaded Programming
3 6 (54.55%) Multithreading
3 6 (54.55%) OOD
4 3 (27.27%) SDLC
5 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
5 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Software Architecture
5 2 (18.18%) Static Code Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
6 1 (9.09%) OOP
6 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) C++
2 4 (36.36%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) C#
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
5 1 (9.09%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) MISRA
1 1 (9.09%) MISRA C
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Green Hills