The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £418 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 25 April 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 55 -
Rank change year-on-year +30 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 15 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 4.70% 0.82% -
As % of the Job Titles category 4.92% 0.83% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 0
Median daily rate £418 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.28% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +8.33% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.36% +5.62%  

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 305 362 249
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 95.61% 98.64% 96.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 251 192
Median daily rate £370 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 10
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -14.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £20.00 £17.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 April 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 32 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 19 (59.38%) C++
3 16 (50.00%) UML
4 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (28.13%) OO
6 9 (28.13%) C
7 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 7 (21.88%) Windows
8 7 (21.88%) Linux
9 6 (18.75%) OOD
9 6 (18.75%) Java
9 6 (18.75%) Scrum
9 6 (18.75%) Multithreading
9 6 (18.75%) SDLC
9 6 (18.75%) Multithreaded Programming
9 6 (18.75%) Change Control
10 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
10 5 (15.63%) Embedded C
11 4 (12.50%) Spring
11 4 (12.50%) JSON
11 4 (12.50%) Use Case
11 4 (12.50%) Human Factors
11 4 (12.50%) Kafka
12 3 (9.38%) ZeroMQ
12 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
12 3 (9.38%) Tornado
12 3 (9.38%) Flask
12 3 (9.38%) Microservices
12 3 (9.38%) GCC

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 3 (9.38%) Tornado
2 1 (3.13%) Apache
2 1 (3.13%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) SNMP
1 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
1 3 (9.38%) VoIP
2 1 (3.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) MongoDB
1 3 (9.38%) MySQL
1 3 (9.38%) RDBMS
1 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
1 3 (9.38%) SQLite
2 1 (3.13%) Apache Hive
2 1 (3.13%) Big Data
2 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.13%) HBase
2 1 (3.13%) Impala
2 1 (3.13%) Neo4j
2 1 (3.13%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Eclipse
1 3 (9.38%) GCC
1 3 (9.38%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.13%) Automotive
1 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) JSON
1 4 (12.50%) Kafka
1 4 (12.50%) Spring
2 3 (9.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 3 (9.38%) Flask
2 3 (9.38%) HTML
2 3 (9.38%) HTML5
2 3 (9.38%) Middleware
2 3 (9.38%) RESTful
2 3 (9.38%) Spring Boot
2 3 (9.38%) ZeroMQ
3 2 (6.25%) iXBRL
3 2 (6.25%) OAuth
4 1 (3.13%) Dropwizard
4 1 (3.13%) Hibernate
4 1 (3.13%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.25%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Linux
1 7 (21.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 16 (50.00%) UML
3 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (28.13%) OO
5 6 (18.75%) Change Control
5 6 (18.75%) Multithreaded Programming
5 6 (18.75%) Multithreading
5 6 (18.75%) OOD
5 6 (18.75%) Scrum
5 6 (18.75%) SDLC
6 4 (12.50%) Human Factors
6 4 (12.50%) Use Case
7 3 (9.38%) Microservices
7 3 (9.38%) Requirements Management
8 2 (6.25%) Analytics
8 2 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (6.25%) Cross-Platform Development
8 2 (6.25%) Informatics
8 2 (6.25%) OOA/OOD
9 1 (3.13%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 19 (59.38%) C++
2 9 (28.13%) C
3 6 (18.75%) Java
4 5 (15.63%) Embedded C
5 3 (9.38%) Assembly Language
5 3 (9.38%) C#
5 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
5 3 (9.38%) Python
6 2 (6.25%) Embedded C++
6 2 (6.25%) Go
Qualifications
1 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Kibana
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) Cloudera